Creative COW Blogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Face Refinement First Impressions - DaVinci Resolve 14 with Nathan Walters https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14636/face-refinement-first-impressions-davinci-resolve-14-with-nathan-walters https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14636/face-refinement-first-impressions-davinci-resolve-14-with-nathan-walters This video kicks off a new weekly DaVinci Resolve tutorial series that goes beyond typical "look building" tutorials that dominate the web and instead explores the functionality of DaVinci Resolve, best workflow practices and explores tools in DaVinci Resolve that are often overlooked. In this first Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:36:32 GMT ARRI Camera Showreel 2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14635/arri-camera-showreel-2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14635/arri-camera-showreel-2017 ARRI ALEXA SXT, AMIRA, ALEXA Mini, and ALEXA 65 get to strut their stuff in this collection of some of the highlights of some of the world's highest-profile cinematography. In addition to footage from recent releases such as The Fate of the Furious, Moonlight, Rogue One, Ghost in the Shell, Lion, T Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:21:59 GMT AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD Support https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14634/aja_ki_pro_ultra_plus_4channel_hd_recording_with_4k apple proresavid dnxhd suppo https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14634/aja_ki_pro_ultra_plus_4channel_hd_recording_with_4k apple proresavid dnxhd suppo AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:07:07 GMT Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14633/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_14 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14633/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_14 Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update. New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi user collaboration Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:44:53 GMT DJI Introduces Ronin 2, A More Powerful, Versatile and Intelligent Stabilizer For Film And Video Pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14631/dji_introduces_ronin_2_a_more_powerful_versatile_and_intelligent stabilizer for https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14631/dji_introduces_ronin_2_a_more_powerful_versatile_and_intelligent stabilizer for DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today introduced Ronin 2, the three-axis camera stabilizer redesigned to give filmmakers the freedom to capture any scene they can imagine. Based on DJI’s transformative gimbal technology, Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger c Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:52 GMT HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14632/hp_announces_dreamcolor_cinema_4k_31_and_24_displays_secure mobile workstations https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14632/hp_announces_dreamcolor_cinema_4k_31_and_24_displays_secure mobile workstations Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced true Cinema 4K displays, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow: the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays. Also announced: the H Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:09:23 GMT Panasonic at NAB Show 2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14630/panasonic_at_nab_show_2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14630/panasonic_at_nab_show_2017 Panasonic’s booth at NAB is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughou Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:55:31 GMT New Video Features from Adobe Stock https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14629/new-video-features-from-adobe-stock https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14629/new-video-features-from-adobe-stock We are undergoing a video revolution. Over 1 billion hours of videos are being consumed per day on YouTube alone, and by 2020, nearly 80% of all Internet traffic is projected to come from video consumption. Stock video plays an important role in fulfilling this demand, gracing televisions, movie th Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:19:37 GMT ARRI ALEXA Goes Wireless! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14628/arri_alexa_goes_wireless https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14628/arri_alexa_goes_wireless In a move that will increase efficiency on set, ARRI has integrated a high-quality and low-latency HD video transmitter and a WiFi radio into the new ALEXA SXT W model ("W" for Wireless). Based on the popular ALEXA SXT Plus, the SXT W will replace the ALEXA SXT Plus and ALEXA SXT Studio models. As Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:38:55 GMT Videoguys NAB 2017 Preview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14626/videoguys-nab-2017-preview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14626/videoguys-nab-2017-preview Jim Bask from Videoguys offers a sneak peek at some new products and technologies that you'll want to take a closer look at this week, whether you're able to attend the NAB Show in person, or whether you'll be playing along from home. That includes the NewTek TriCaster TC1, the G-Technology G-RACK 1 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:54:20 GMT The Leftovers Season 3 Premiere "The Book of Kevin" - Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14623/the-leftovers-season-3-premiere-the-book-of-kevin-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14623/the-leftovers-season-3-premiere-the-book-of-kevin-review The Leftovers, HBO's Peabody Award winning drama returns April 16 for its third and final season with "The Book of Kevin." Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe of The Harold & Maudecast review and recap the episode. It's been three years since the events in Miracle (Jardin) Texas. We find Kevin Garvey (Justin Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:12:46 GMT Walter Hill's The Assignment - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14622/walter-hills-the-assignment-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14622/walter-hills-the-assignment-movie-review Now Playing Movie Reviews podcast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe from The HMC. Review by Sarah Mason. Legendary filmmaker Walter Hill first heard the story for his latest revenge thriller THE ASSIGNMENT in 1978. But it would take almost 40 years and many projects in between (THE WARRIORS, ALIE Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:11:25 GMT Lifestyle Series Preview - What's Eatin, What's Drinkin https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14621/lifestyle-series-preview-whats-eatin-whats-drinkin https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14621/lifestyle-series-preview-whats-eatin-whats-drinkin Dan Fagan brings a new show to The HMC, 'What's Drinkin', What's Eatin', a lifestyle series featuring the stories and people behind some of the greatest bars and restaurants in America. The series will kick off with Southern California eateries and pubs. Fagan brings with him a love for the social c Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:09:34 GMT It's Either Magic or it Isn't - Interview with Screenwriter Warren Lewis https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14620/its-either-magic-or-it-isnt-interview-with-screenwriter-warren-lewis https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14620/its-either-magic-or-it-isnt-interview-with-screenwriter-warren-lewis Kicking off a new series on The HMC, "Conversations With" an interview with screenwriter, Warren Lewis. Host Sarah Mason sits down with the busy writer/professor to talk about how he navigated Hollywood and his take on the future of the movie business. Warren Lewis’s credits as screenwriter includ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:08:37 GMT Ghost in the Shell - Movie Review 6/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14619/ghost-in-the-shell-movie-review-610 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14619/ghost-in-the-shell-movie-review-610 Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Ghost in the Shell for Now Playing Reviews on The HMC. Based on the Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, first of her kind cyber enhanced human. It's the near future and there's a powerful new enemy killing people by hacking into the Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:07:04 GMT The Walking Dead: Telltale Series - New Frontiers 3 - Game Review 8/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14618/the-walking-dead-telltale-series-new-frontiers-3-game-review-810 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14618/the-walking-dead-telltale-series-new-frontiers-3-game-review-810 Jake Essoe, host of The HMC's Game Review series, 'Confessions of a Basement Dweller' is back with a review of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, New Frontiers Episode 3 'Above the Law'. After the shocking events of 'Ties That Bind: Part Two', Javier struggles to find a role in his newly reunite Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:06:11 GMT Zombies for Every Occassion - Train to Busan & The Girl with All the Gifts Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14617/zombies-for-every-occassion-train-to-busan-the-girl-with-all-the-gifts-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14617/zombies-for-every-occassion-train-to-busan-the-girl-with-all-the-gifts-reviews This week the Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe, celebrates its 290th episode with two new Now Streaming movie reviews, "The Girl with All the Gifts" and "Train to Busan" both zombie films, cause we love zombies. ​ The Girl with All the Gifts, released September 2016, Directe Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:05:19 GMT The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14616/the-walking-dead-season-7-finale-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14616/the-walking-dead-season-7-finale-review This week on We Talk Dead, hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe of The HMC, review and recap of The Walking, Season 7 finale episode 16, 'The First Day of the Rest of Your Life'. Dwight pleads for his life as a vengeful Daryl can barely be contained egged on by Tara still mourning over the loss of D Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:03:45 GMT After Effects Tutorial: Text Behind The Beer Effect https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14615/after-effects-tutorial-text-behind-the-beer-effect https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14615/after-effects-tutorial-text-behind-the-beer-effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSJ1463FhQI Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:48:56 GMT Epiphan Pearl Guide: An 8 Part Series on Pearl and Pearl-2 Live Video Systems https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14614/epiphan-pearl-guide-an-8-part-series-on-pearl-and-pearl2-live-video-systems https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14614/epiphan-pearl-guide-an-8-part-series-on-pearl-and-pearl2-live-video-systems Epiphan Pearl Guide: An 8 Part Series on Pearl / Pearl-2 Live Video Systems Pearl and Pearl-2 are dynamic all-in-one live video systems that let you sit back and relax with auto-setup or let you customize every aspect of your production. As a result, there are as many different potential Pearl confi Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:32:05 GMT