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Adobe Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon
By: Kylee Peña on May 17, 2018 at 2:11:02 am

Yesterday I left the internet alone for about an entire hour to watch some quality Netflix streaming, and when I returned I had no idea what anyone was talking about or why they were on the verge of wrestling each other to the ground over a couple people named Yanny and Laurel. ...

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Creating a Kickass Scriptwriting Portfolio
By: Zack Halliwell on May 14, 2018 at 8:23:35 am

Filmmaking is one of the biggest and most intensive collaboration processes out there. From a production assistant all the way to the director, you need more than a few good people in order to bring a film to life in a convincing way. This includes someone who is capable of stringing together a workable and decent script. ...

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Attend Sight, Sound, and Story in NYC for Free
By: Kylee Peña on May 7, 2018 at 4:08:03 am

If you're a full time post production worker in the US that makes less than the median income where you live, you might have some trouble making the next leap in your career. It's hard to say yes to opportunities that would enrich your work life and help you build connections to climb the ladder when your finances limit your choices. That's why Blue Collar Post Collective created the Professional Development Accessibility Program (PDAP). ...

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Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities - Role Models, Tomb Raider & Downsizing
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 11, 2018 at 3:15:45 am

On this Episode 324 of The Harold & Maudecast, 'Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities', celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the film, ROLE MODELS and reviews of TOMB RAIDER and DOWNSIZING. ...

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Stitched Together by Netflix - The Frankenstein Chronices
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 11, 2018 at 3:13:06 am

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Netflix 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'. ...

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Flat Network Title Animation in after effect | Easy
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:21:10 pm

Motion Graphics | Learn how easy it is to create an Abstract Connecting Dot & Lines Flat Network Typography Title Animation in after effect without using any third party plugins .. ...

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ifun Pocket Cinema— The Smart Handy Projector To Meet All Your Daily Needs
By: Sherry Marlin on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:20:44 am

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Nice Novelty Introduces Unique Pocket Cinema For Unmatched Movie Watching Experience
By: Sherry Marlin on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:32:06 am

Watching movies is a major source of entertainment for most of the people. Companies who are involved in this sector directly or indirectly are trying to introduce various experiences for the movie lovers. For movie aficionados, it’s time to lift up the movie watching experience as Nice Novelty introduces the latest version of projector with its new http://www.nicenovelty.com ">unique pocket cinema ! ...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 24, 2018 at 6:21:56 pm

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games. Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 22, 2018 at 5:43:33 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games. Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers"
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 19, 2018 at 12:30:27 am

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 17, 2018 at 6:07:11 pm

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games . Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Epic Trek: Mapping Harry Potter UK
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 16, 2018 at 10:52:03 pm

Sarah and Jake of The Harold & Maudecast travel to the UK to map filming locations for Harry Potter! They begin in London and travel to Oxford, Gloucester through the English countryside, up to Edinburgh and throughout the Scottish Highlands. ...

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Return of the Western - EP 317
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 16, 2018 at 10:50:44 pm

Episode 317 of The Harold & Maudecast: Return of the Western. Sarah and Jake examine the resurgence of Westerns, the efforts to revive the genre over the years and whether it's time has truly comeback. ...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 4, 2018 at 8:01:41 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games . Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Create Visual Art with Adobe, Be in a BØRNS Music Video
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 30, 2018 at 6:50:28 am

The name BØRNS may or may not be familiar to you at first glance — after all, you’re probably here for video stuff, generally speaking — but I can almost certainly guarantee you’ve heard his music — especially Electric Love , which hit over 20 million views on YouTube when it was released and subsequently certified platinum. BØRNS, now in Los Angeles, is from roughly the same area of Michigan as my extended family. Despite his humble midwestern roots, he’s nothing like (most) of my relatives: described as glam rock, indie pop, and everything from eccentric to exotic to enigmatic....

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 29, 2018 at 5:51:43 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had happened seconds ago, I couldn’t fathom what went into the teams who created this media. ...

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Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture'
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 8:38:09 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 6:17:36 pm

Yeah, it’s Tuesday. I lost a day to travel, as I returned to Los Angeles yesterday in a sold out flight filled with exhausted looking film fans and the occasional indie actor. Our scarves and new boots have seen winter, and we’re through with it. ...

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Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence”
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:08:26 am

The threat (or promise, depending on your outlook) of snow delivered today in full force. So much so that I was taken off guard and missed an early screening due to basically being buried in a snow drift. I was born and raised in the midwest, and I started driving at age 16 with a very light front wheel drive vehicle in the dead of winter in a rural area. But it turns out once you live in LA for like, a minute, your natural instincts begin to disappear and you struggle to remain upright. ...

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Bringing Cinema to a Computer Screen: Cutting "Search" for Sundance
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:59:18 am

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:49:44 am

Boarding my flight from LA, I knew I was in for an interesting trip when half the people around me were already wearing snow boots and hats. It was a chilly morning by Southern California standards, but my sweaty self was regretting even wearing a long sleeved shirt. (I really enjoy visiting cold places because I can walk outside and be comfortable. But I obviously don’t like living in them.) ...

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Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:48:10 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

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Follow Me at Sundance Film Festival this Week
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:27:47 pm

Tomorrow morning, I'm jetting off from sunny Burbank to snowy (frigid, icy, frozen) Park City, Utah to cover the 2018 Sundance Film Festival here on the COW. I've got furry snow boots, long underwear, and a handful of tickets that cover everything from the fest's most anticipated to most experimental offerings. And I've got my own angle. ...

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The Myths of Setting Goals in Post Production
By: Kylee Peña on Dec 19, 2017 at 10:35:27 pm

If you work in post production, you’ve probably described yourself a number of ways. Curious. Goal-oriented. Driven. Ambitious. And as 2018 approaches, the urge to revisit your goals as a professional naturally rises. There’s not much to back up the usefulness of the idea of New Years resolutions, but we do them anyway. Humans love patterns and milestones because we’re weird and adorable, and my experience in post has led me to believe that my peers are even more gung-ho about that stuff. We make lists and charts and binders and we live for it. ...


Netflix's GODLESS is some of the best television in quite some time
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Dec 11, 2017 at 8:49:43 pm

If you get Netflix and you have yet to tune in to GODLESS, you've been missing some of the best television that Kathlyn and I have seen in a long long time. I do not want to give away any of the story but I will tell you that GODLESS finds how the women of La Belle, New Mexico fight back when nearly all the men in the town are killed in a mining disaster. It is a powerful series and it is one you will want to add to your list if you get Netflix. We gave it four...

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Ep 315: Punish This Netflix - The Punisher & 1922 Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:46:11 pm

Episode 315 of The Harold & Maudecast "Punish This Netflix", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original Series, The Punisher, Season 1 and the Netflix original movie, 1922. ...

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Interview: Award Winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:43:23 pm

On this episode of Conversations With on The HMC, host Sarah Mason interviews award winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola who is the Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. ...

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Justice League - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:38:03 pm

This Episode of The HMC's Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, JUSTICE LEAGUE. ...

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What’s the Deal with that Content-Aware Fill for Video Thing Adobe Showed Us?
By: Kylee Peña on Nov 22, 2017 at 2:01:12 am

Last month at Adobe MAX in Las Vegas, we saw Project Cloak for the first time. The research project and experiment is still in development, and it may or may not ever be in a Creative Cloud product, but it sure was captivating: draw a box, do some Adobe Sensei magic, and poof: that ugly lamp post is just gone. Logo on a t-shirt? GONE! Weirdo in the backgrond of your shot? Yep: EXTREMELY GONE. ...


EP314: Strange Dead Things - Walking Dead 804, Strangers Things 2 & Three Billboards
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:43:54 pm

This week on The HMC's flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI, Stranger Things Season 2 & another episode of We Talk Dead, Ep 804. ...

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Thor: Ragnarok & Murder on the Orient Express Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:42:50 pm

On Episode 313 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe review Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express. ...

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Becoming AFI: A Conversation with Jean Firstenberg
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:41:51 pm

On this episode of The HMC's interview series podcast, "Conversations With", host Sarah Mason sits down with Jean Picker Firstenberg to discuss her new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute. ...

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Ep 312: Dead Weight - Walking Dead Eps 801 & 802, Brawl in Cell Block 99 Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:38:17 pm

This episode of The Harold & Maudecast, 312 "Dead Weight". Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview It's Alive: Classic Horror & Sci-Fi from the Kirk Hammet Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. ...

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Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:35:29 pm

On Ep 311 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review BLADE RUNNER 2049 and give their recommendations for some creepy October horror films Now Streaming. ...

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310: Sequels - Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Goon: Last of the Enforcers
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:34:33 pm

On episode 310 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Sequels", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. ...

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Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2017
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:33:24 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Episode 309 "The Scary Truth About Horror Nights" hosts Sarah and Jake visit Universal Studios Hollywoods annual Halloween Horror Nights and review the RIP (VIP) Experience. ...

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Creature Feature - The Mummy & Wind Chill Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:32:22 pm

On Episode 308 of The Harold & Maudecast Weekly, "Creature Feature", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe explore the Dark Universe. We discuss Universal's lineup for its Dark Universe, monster movie reboots which kicked off with Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY and will include, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISIBLE MAN, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, DRACULA UNTOLD 2 and more of Universal's classic monster features. ...

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IT - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:30:32 pm

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Justice and Doom Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review IT. ...

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Now Streaming Reviews: Bushwick & Marvel The Defenders
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:29:38 pm

This episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Now Streaming, Marvel The Defenders and BUSHWICK reviews. ...

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Now Streaming Reviews: Shot Caller & Death Note
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:28:37 pm

On this episode of Now Streaming reviews from The HMC, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review SHOT CALLER and Netflix's DEATH NOTE. ...

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We Talk Thrones - S7 Finale "The Dragon & the Wolf"
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:27:13 pm

On this episode of We Talk Thrones, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Season 7 finale of HBO's Game of Thrones. ...

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Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within Ep 1 - Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:29:25 am

On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, host Jake Essoe reviews Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within, Episode One "The Enigma" ...

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Sneaking on the Future of Creative Technology at Adobe MAX
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 20, 2017 at 5:42:11 am

Every year at MAX, we get to look into a crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s technology, especially as it relates to Adobe, may hold for us as technologists and creatives. MAX Sneaks are technology demonstrations and experiments that generally make waves beyond the walls of Adobe MAX itself. Like last year, when a form of “Photoshop for audio” called VoCo (which allows you to feed 20 minutes of audio into the software in order to be able to output any NEW dialog from that) was demonstrated — and ended up making interesting waves as a concept in the surge...

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Day 1 at Adobe MAX: Things People Said
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 19, 2017 at 3:54:50 pm

This is my first MAX, and I naively looked at the map and my schedule and said "ah, this will be easy. It's like a fraction of the size NAB is, so I won't die!" ...

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Yes, Adobe CC Video Apps Updated at MAX
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 18, 2017 at 2:00:52 pm

[I'm at Adobe MAX this week. You can also follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates and/or breakfast-related observations.] ...

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Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:15:39 pm

If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein . I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star maker with the ability to squash any career he chose, a blatant chauvinist, and an indecent human being whose participation in the entertainment industry seemed immoveable. ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 70 "Beyond the Wall" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 24, 2017 at 6:11:55 pm

On this episode of We Talk Thrones from The HMC, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe breakdown Game of Thrones, Episode 706 "Beyond the Wall". ...

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Game of Thrones Ep 704 "Eastwatch" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 24, 2017 at 6:10:46 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast's weekly Game of Thrones recap 'We Talk Thrones' hosts Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones, Episode 705 'Eastwatch'. ...

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