Kylee Peña's Blog https://blogs.creativecow.net/Kylee-Wall Focusing on post-production, from editing and motion graphics to personal experiences and the psychology of being an editor. en-us Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Women are tired and I'm watching them leave post production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production July 2018 edit: It's been about a year since I originally wrote this, and it's sparked endless conversations about paper cuts and microaggressions in the post production industry, and even a session with the Diversity Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editors Guild last fall. This isn't a pro Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:17:34 GMT An Emerging Editor's First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap Note: This blog was written by Brandon Marchionda, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to New York City and Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Sight, Sound, and Story" educational event which highlights the life and work of top editors working in the industry today. Blue Collar P Sat, 14 Jul 2018 15:54:53 GMT Adobe Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon 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. Then I listened and d Thu, 17 May 2018 02:11:02 GMT Attend Sight, Sound, and Story in NYC for Free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free 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 whe Mon, 07 May 2018 04:08:03 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14787/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-5 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14787/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-5 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 hi Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:21:56 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14786/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-the-edit-infrastructure-of-the-olympics-part-4 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14786/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-the-edit-infrastructure-of-the-olympics-part-4 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 hi Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:43:33 GMT Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14785/being-an-assistant-editor-on-a-sundance-documentary-julie-hwang-on-the-game-changers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14785/being-an-assistant-editor-on-a-sundance-documentary-julie-hwang-on-the-game-changers 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 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:30:27 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14784/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-3 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14784/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-3 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 hi Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:07:11 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14780/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-preparing-to-edit-the-olympics-part-2 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14780/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-preparing-to-edit-the-olympics-part-2 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 hi Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:01:41 GMT Create Visual Art with Adobe, Be in a BØRNS Music Video https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14777/create-visual-art-with-adobe-be-in-a-brns-music-video https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14777/create-visual-art-with-adobe-be-in-a-brns-music-video 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 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:50:28 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14776/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-1 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14776/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-1 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 co Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:51:43 GMT Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture' https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14772/being-a-camera-operator-on-a-documentary-at-sundance-dp-barbie-leung-on-half-the-picture https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14772/being-a-camera-operator-on-a-documentary-at-sundance-dp-barbie-leung-on-half-the-picture 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 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:38:09 GMT Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14771/sundance-impressions-three-movies-on-sunday https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14771/sundance-impressions-three-movies-on-sunday 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. On Sunday I took full advantage of the festival, Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:17:36 GMT Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14770/sundance-impressions-snow-and-the-sentence https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14770/sundance-impressions-snow-and-the-sentence 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 w Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:08:26 GMT Bringing Cinema to a Computer Screen: Cutting "Search" for Sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14769/bringing-cinema-to-a-computer-screen-cutting-search-for-sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14769/bringing-cinema-to-a-computer-screen-cutting-search-for-sundance 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 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:59:18 GMT Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14768/sundance-impressions-main-street-friends-and-lizzie https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14768/sundance-impressions-main-street-friends-and-lizzie 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 pl Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:49:44 GMT Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14767/being-a-post-pa-on-a-sundance-indie-feature https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14767/being-a-post-pa-on-a-sundance-indie-feature 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 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:48:10 GMT Follow Me at Sundance Film Festival this Week https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14766/follow-me-at-sundance-film-festival-this-week https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14766/follow-me-at-sundance-film-festival-this-week 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 experimenta Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:27:47 GMT The Myths of Setting Goals in Post Production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14763/the-myths-of-setting-goals-in-post-production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14763/the-myths-of-setting-goals-in-post-production 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 resolution Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:35:27 GMT What’s the Deal with that Content-Aware Fill for Video Thing Adobe Showed Us? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14752/whats-the-deal-with-that-contentaware-fill-for-video-thing-adobe-showed-us https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14752/whats-the-deal-with-that-contentaware-fill-for-video-thing-adobe-showed-us 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 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:01:12 GMT