walter biscardi's Blog https://blogs.creativecow.net/WalterBiscardi Professional Video Editor, Producer, Creative Director, Director since 1990. Credits include multiple Emmys, Tellys, Aurora and CableAce Awards. Creative Director for Georgia-Pacific and GP Studios, Atlanta. Former Owner / Operator of Biscardi Creative Media. The show you knew us best for was "Good Eats" on the Food Network. I developed the HD Post workflow and we also created all the animations for the series. Favorite pastime is cooking with pizza on the grill one of my specialties. Each Christmas Eve we serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seafood meal with approx. 30 items on the menu. If I wasn't in video production I would either own a restaurant or a movie theater.   en-us Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Experimenting with Vertical Video and IGTV https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14828/experimenting-with-vertical-video-and-igtv https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14828/experimenting-with-vertical-video-and-igtv I began experimenting pretty much immediately after IGTV was launched and it's turning out to be quite a lot of fun, and challenging. As I mentioned in my first post, one of the biggest challenges is the lack of horizontal space for graphics and to showcase elements in the scene. First off I was ha Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:05:55 GMT Atlanta Studios Open House - August 23rd https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14691/atlanta-studios-open-house-august-23rd https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14691/atlanta-studios-open-house-august-23rd Come check out my new gig and new digs on August 23rd, 2017. GP STUDIOS is a creative agency with one of Atlanta’s largest production studios located in the heart of downtown, right on Peachtree Street. We feature two studios of 2600 sq. ft. (with hard cyc) and 820 sq. ft., both with drive in, sec Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:56:55 GMT Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14460/could-2016-be-the-year-that-changed-everything https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14460/could-2016-be-the-year-that-changed-everything In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But here in 2016, the bulk of the reactions I found online and through direct communications were all ab Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:13:20 GMT Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14137/day-three-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14137/day-three-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 It’s Day Three of my “real world” editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the “little things” that are making editing in Resolve a pleasure. I know there are a lot of questions still out there whet Tue, 10 May 2016 13:56:10 GMT Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14136/day-two-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14136/day-two-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to bed around 11pm when I heard my phone chime that I had a text. A Producer on the west coast needed Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:02:52 GMT Day One: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14134/day-one-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14134/day-one-editing-on-davinci-resolve-125 At the recently completed NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design took the wraps off DaVinci Resolve 12.5. It really could be a Resolve 13 but they probably wanted to avoid that unlucky number. I’ve been predicting for over a year now that NAB 2016 would be the year this tool became a full fledge Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:15:41 GMT Where to find Walter Biscardi at NAB Show 2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14105/where-to-find-walter-biscardi-at-nab-show-2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14105/where-to-find-walter-biscardi-at-nab-show-2016 NAB Show 2016 is upon us and my schedule is coming together. I’ll be primarily appearing in the Studio Network Solutions booth SL11113 giving the presentation Adobe Premiere Pro Project Management and Project Sharing Best Practices. (full details below) I’ll also be at some of the evening event Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:31:10 GMT Two Editors, One Adobe Premiere Pro Project File https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13742/two-editors-one-adobe-premiere-pro-project-file https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13742/two-editors-one-adobe-premiere-pro-project-file So I ignited a bit of a firestorm on social media a few days ago with a simple tweet. With Adobe Premiere, you cannot have two editors open the exact same project at the exact same time to work together. Premiere Pro has no way to merge the information between the two editors so whomever saves the p Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:34:26 GMT Repairs made to WalterBiscardi.com Library https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13738/repairs-made-to-walterbiscardicom-library https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13738/repairs-made-to-walterbiscardicom-library For the past few weeks I’ve been informed by Members that videos in the Library are appearing with the locked “Private” icon from Vimeo. It’s taken me a few weeks to really dig in and investigate and it turns out this all stems from my cancellation of Vimeo Pro. It threw the entire privacy s Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:37:42 GMT NAB Show 2015: Tips from an NAB Convention Veteran To Make the Best Use of Your Time. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13732/nab-show-2015-tips-from-an-nab-convention-veteran-to-make-the-best-use-of-your-time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13732/nab-show-2015-tips-from-an-nab-convention-veteran-to-make-the-best-use-of-your-time The snow is finally starting to melt, well except in Boston, so that means it’s time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention.   I’ve gone so many times it’s more like a family reunion than a trade show anymore.  Here’s my 2015 edition of “Tips from an NAB Vetera Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:39:31 GMT Biscardi Creative Media Announces Plans to Move. Current Production Facility for Sale / Lease https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13722/biscardi-creative-media-announces-plans-to-move-current-production-facility-for-sale-lease https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13722/biscardi-creative-media-announces-plans-to-move-current-production-facility-for-sale-lease Biscardi Creative Media Announces Plans to Move. Considering Town Square / City Center Locations. Current Facility for Sale / Lease A new chapter is about to begin for Biscardi Creative Media. The current facility is up for sale or long term lease as we look to move the company in preparation for th Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:41:00 GMT Learn to "Dance" in 2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13709/learn-to-dance-in-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13709/learn-to-dance-in-2015 When we rang in the New Year I suggested a Resolution for everyone in a very simple tweet: “For 2015, resolve to take a risk, something you’ve thought about but never thought you’d do. It’s fun.” Lee Ann Womack said it well in “I Hope You Dance.” “I hope you never fear those mountain Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:51:22 GMT Sound Decisions: A Properly Designed Mixing Room Makes All The Difference https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13553/sound-decisions-a-properly-designed-mixing-room-makes-all-the-difference At Biscardi Creative Media, we understand the importance of great audio. To that end, we had our Rialto mixing theater designed specifically for quality sound design. The Rialto features a ProTools HD Native 5.1 system, SPL 5.1/stereo monitor controller, Genelec audio monitors and subwoofer, an 8 fo Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:05:21 GMT Help us get Ice Cream Nation started! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13544/help-us-get-ice-cream-nation-started https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13544/help-us-get-ice-cream-nation-started Hi all! We have an Indiegogo campaign running for one of our newest shows, Ice Cream Nation hosted by Keith Schroeder, the culinary genius behind High Road Craft Ice Cream here in Atlanta, GA. Concept is simple. We send Keith around the country to find interesting and unique ice creams and desserts Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:44:58 GMT Archiving Data https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13264/archiving-data https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13264/archiving-data In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. We've been using a very simple method going on four years now and in response to a question I actually got today, here's how it works. W Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:33:07 GMT The Production Process Part 3: Post-Production & Deliver https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13263/the-production-process-part-3-postproduction-deliver https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13263/the-production-process-part-3-postproduction-deliver In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. Particularly for corporate clients the production process can be both confusing and overwhelming. We walk you through the four steps of video production so you can be better prepared for your Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:19:04 GMT The Production Process Part 2: Production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13261/the-production-process-part-2-production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13261/the-production-process-part-2-production In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. Particularly for corporate clients the production process can be both confusing and overwhelming. In this series we walk you through the four steps of video production so you can be better pre Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:19:55 GMT Phishing Email scam underway using your Apple account as bait https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13223/phishing-email-scam-underway-using-your-apple-account-as-bait https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13223/phishing-email-scam-underway-using-your-apple-account-as-bait If you have an Apple Account (iTunes, iPad, iPhone) there is a Phishing email scam going on. Here's an email I received, note that the return email address is fake. Looks real though, pass this along and if you receive the email do not reply to it or click the link. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:49:50 GMT The Production Process Part 1: Pre-Production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13211/the-production-process-part-1-preproduction https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13211/the-production-process-part-1-preproduction Sister company Biscardi Creative Media launched its first Google Hangout today which is a lot of fun. Essentially a live podcast that is instantly converted over to a YouTube video when completed with the ability to edit the video on YouTube when its completed. The main focus on the BCM Hangouts wil Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:35:58 GMT First Look: FSI CM250 OLED Reference Monitor https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13198/first-look-fsi-cm250-oled-reference-monitor https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13198/first-look-fsi-cm250-oled-reference-monitor “First Look” at the new FSI CM250 OLED Reference monitor from Flanders Scientific. I sat down with FSI's Bram Desmet to check out this new monitor and instead of blogging about it, we broke out the camera and decided to show you down below what this incredible monitor is all about. In a nutshell Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:34:56 GMT