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London Heathrow
By: Bill Megalos on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10:08 am

I’m sitting in Heathrow, where I’ve started or passed through on so many trips. It’s April 30th and I’m possibly halfway through my trip to Baghdad, though I’ve only taken the first of three flights. Next is Istanbul and after another five hour layover, on to Baghdad. In Istanbul, I’ll meet Mohamed Al-Daradji, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1865534/?ref_=tt_ov_dr my Iraqi partner, one of the pre-eminent Iraqi film directors of his generation and the founder of the Iraqi Independent Film Center (IIFC) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iraqi-Independent-Film-Center/18114251191669 3?fref=ts Mohamed has been training young Iraqis for several years and I am not the first filmmaker he has brought to Baghdad to...

Education

Being a Mentor
By: Mike Cohen on Nov 1, 2010 at 6:31:03 pm

I was a mentor to classmates just a few years behind me in college. I happened to be the one guy on campus with 24 hour access to the tv studio so in addition to lots of free meals at the dining hall, I spent a lot of time teaching people how to use the Chyron or the Still Store in the wee hours of the morning. I'm sure others used their late night time on campus in other ways not involving the Grass Valley Corporation, but it worked for me! More recently, throughout my career actually, I have taken...

teaching

New Media = Old media
By: Mike Cohen on Oct 5, 2010 at 9:29:16 pm

Tim and Ron should like this one. Cine-Med was founded as a film company specializing in surgical education. We still specialize in surgery, as well as medical education in general. Of course we moved to U-Matic, then MII and BetaSP, DVCPRO, DV and now HDV and various forms of MP4. The client, I always say, may specify a format they need, but it is the content they want. Taking our expertise in education combined with our love of images, both photographic and graphical, and our relationships with physicians developed while creating other forms of media, we embarked upon a publishing...

publishing

A world without internet (how would we learn?)
By: Fernando Mol on May 16, 2010 at 8:55:03 pm

That would be an interesting world. At least, one were I'll not be able to spell-check my English using Google every time I post something in the COW. I do not have an amazing memory, I use Google all the time to search for answers. Of course, I do remember enough to do my search, but coding and fixing bugs is not my full time job, so there's my web encyclopedia. And that's what I was thinking the other day. I was remembering when the Internet started that some people tried to use it as they do in the Sci-Fi...

Search Engines

The ABCs of Student Broadcasting
By: David Braswell on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:18:38 pm

A couple of nights ago at precisely 7:30 PM, while you were reaching for that second slice of meatloaf (tskk, tskk), our county school system reached a milestone. The Board of Education's chairman gaveled the opening of February's meeting. I sat on my couch and watched on our Community Access station. It was our county's first publicly televised meeting. And it was the culmination of over a year of consulting and tech work we provided to the school system. For this mostly corporate editor/shooter it's still thrilling to see my work travel the digital airwaves. While the technical part of...

high school academies

The Essential Need for an Honest Critique
By: Tony Ross on Dec 11, 2008 at 2:55:10 am

I believe that we all are the sum of both the positive and negative experiences, and people, in our past and present lives. As an instructor, I know that both my good teachers and bad teachers helped to shape my teaching styles and methods. In some cases, one of my teachers would do or say something, and I would think, wow, I gotta use that when I teach! Other teachers, I would make a note to do the exact opposite. It is with this in mind that I would like to publicly share what I feel was the defining moment...

education

This is how we learn...
By: Trent Whittington on Dec 4, 2008 at 2:20:22 am

Hello fellow COW, This is my first ever blog on Creative Cow but have been reading Mike Cohen's and Walter Biscardi's blog ever since I came across the site over a year ago. I first came across the site looking for solutions to sony vegas 6 (i think it was) and was stumbled by the amount of knowledge in the field and have stayed ever since. For those of you that don't know me, I'm a student at the John Martin Cass Academy in Sydney, Australia. I have been interested in television and film ever since I was about 12...

education

Festival Laurels for your award-winning movie
By: Noah Kadner on Jun 27, 2008 at 2:08:39 pm

Ok so first you have to win some festival awards or at least be an official selection. Then you have to be on Windows. That said here's a very cool application that will make the creation of festival laurels for your movie's poster, DVD box, etc very simple. EZLeaves is a FREE application that allows to quickly and easily generate custom festival laurel leave images. Features include: Choose from four different laurel leave styles Use any system-defined font Export to JPG or BMP Define up to 10 lines of custom text Full control over the height and font settings of...

movies

Adult Education
By: Mike Cohen on Apr 21, 2008 at 2:14:36 pm

Over the past two weeks I attended several medical conventions as an exhibitor. First was a meeting for laparoscopic surgeons. Last week was a combined meeting of surgical program directors and coordinators, held in Toronto. The unique aspect of the exhibits at this meeting were the uses of multimedia technology aimed at surgical education. First, of course, the Cine-Med display featured our latest books and our online video libraries, and a demo of our forthcoming Multimedia Atlas of Surgery. At this meeting, the most popular items were the books. Particularly a book about improving communication techniques for surgeons. The ACGME...

education

College Broadcasting
By: Mike Cohen on Mar 29, 2008 at 6:24:25 am

Once in a while, we get a post on the Business and Marketing forum here on the COW asking advice for education. For example, should I go to college, film school, Full Sail, or just buy some gear when I graduate high school and start working. Each of these options has its merits and pitfalls, and everyone s experience is unique. And there have been successes and disappointments all around. Here is a snippet of my experience. In the Spring of my Sophomore year at the University of Hartford, a graduate student named Chuck called a meeting for interested students....

education

A Funny Tale of Plagiarism
By: Tony Ross on Feb 26, 2008 at 6:26:38 pm

I think time has passed enough that I can share a story from my teaching experience. A funny story (now) of when circumstances stopped being a coincidence, and, even from the outside looking in, seemed to have the hand of God involved. OK, so here goes. A few years back I was teaching at ACA . One of my former students asked if I would teach him in what was called an Independent Study, a one-on-one course of a unique curriculum not offered in a normal class. The assignment was simple, take the entire semester (14 weeks) and create 1...

education

Wow, Camera department mess ups- Why I love film
By: Aaron zander on Feb 23, 2008 at 5:07:37 am

ok, so as I stated previously, I am working with the RED a lot recently and though I m exhausted after a 20 hour day I just had to talk about how pissed I am. See here is why I love film. when you shoot your mag, you tape it off in say red tape or ape that says exposed etc. and some loader sees that and says hey this was shot not to mention you pick up a 5lbs (is that the right weight?) mag and you know your holding a TON of money in your hands of painstakingly...

p2

My broken heart
By: Aaron zander on Feb 20, 2008 at 4:42:44 am

This is something i wrote in another forum about Phenomenon apple s new compositor. it s sad. i trouble shoot fcp daily...actually..a lot more than that. they do such a sh*t job of making apps. really they do. I have NO faith in any major app they release with the spotty work they have done since i got into their proapps fcp 4.5 was THE most stable fcp ever, 5.0 went down the hole, 5.1 showed a resemblance of coming back to ok, and to say that i ve been happy with fcs2 and all that has happened around that...

mac os

My first entry and already I have a call to action.
By: Jeremy Garchow on Feb 3, 2008 at 7:05:57 am

In this day and age many pundits criticize the public for not sacrificing certain aspects of their lives for the preservation of life as we understand it. Pundits also criticize the government for not asking people to help constrict the world s voracious appetite for all things that keep us comfy and cozy. Oil, water, food, medicine, natural resources, energy and all of the natural driving forces of these times for some of which we have a finite supply. Since I am now joining the punditry by writing here and pretending I know something about something, I d like to...

politics

[he-loh]: an introductory term
By: Aaron zander on Jan 9, 2008 at 5:38:22 pm

Ok, so I supose I should start one of these with an introduction to my self, and though I will be talking about me whenever i'm talking here and my experiences, we all had to start some where, and the start is where we are at. So lets begin shall we? First off, if you have issues with bad grammar and possibly bad spelling, than I recommend you leave asap, as I am good at neither. Secondly, I want to thank you for reading the following, and any subsequent entries. If it wasn't for the COW, and the readers at...

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