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, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Apple & NVIDIA At It Again https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14864/apple_nvidia_at_it_again https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14864/apple_nvidia_at_it_again Is Apple and NVIDIA not playing nicely again affecting you and the applications you use? Does it affect how you feel about Apple? Weigh in for another round of Apple Talk! Read more. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:07:22 GMT Interview with VES Award winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14863/interview-with-ves-award-winning-vfx-artist-pav-grochola-spiderman-into-the-spiderverse https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14863/interview-with-ves-award-winning-vfx-artist-pav-grochola-spiderman-into-the-spiderverse Sarah Mason sits down for part 2 of her interview with Pav Grochola, VFX Artist and FX Supervisor for the Oscar nominated animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Pav recently won a VES award for his groundbreaking VFX work on the film. He talks about his process, the amazing VFX and anim Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:17:03 GMT Editor Phyllis Housen on Shaping Sundance Jury Prize Winning Drama 'Clemency' https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14861/editor-phyllis-housen-on-shaping-sundance-jury-prize-winning-drama-clemency https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14861/editor-phyllis-housen-on-shaping-sundance-jury-prize-winning-drama-clemency Death row drama Clemency debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (winning the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize) and explores themes of the prison industrial complex through the eyes of warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) as the emotional weight of state executions begins to take its toll on her Sat, 02 Feb 2019 20:24:17 GMT Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14860/light-from-light-editor-courtney-ware-on-returning-to-sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14860/light-from-light-editor-courtney-ware-on-returning-to-sundance Editor/Director Courtney Ware got her start in the industry as a PA, quickly working her way up to producer before her 21st birthday. After her directorial debut on Sunny in the Dark, she realized a pivot away from producing and into storytelling was in her future, and she got started on being an ed Sun, 27 Jan 2019 03:48:32 GMT Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14859/cutting-honey-boy-mnica-salazar-on-editing-the-sundance-hit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14859/cutting-honey-boy-mnica-salazar-on-editing-the-sundance-hit One of the most anticipated films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (according to Indiewire and MTV, among others), Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical story penned by actor Shia LaBeouf that spans a decade in the life of a child actor. It’s also the first feature film cut by editor Mónica Sal Thu, 24 Jan 2019 23:19:31 GMT Attend NAB Show for Free with BCPC - No, For Real https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14848/attend-nab-show-for-free-with-bcpc-no-for-real https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14848/attend-nab-show-for-free-with-bcpc-no-for-real If you've followed me a while on the internets, you know that NAB Show (my first, in 2012, for which I wrote quite a recap) was a turning point in my career. I was able to get out of my bubble (Indiana), meet the people I knew only online or by reputation from books, and start to build a name for my Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:24:06 GMT Jamie Lee vs Michael: Halloween 40 Years Later https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14855/jamie-lee-vs-michael-halloween-40-years-later https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14855/jamie-lee-vs-michael-halloween-40-years-later On Episode 337 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's reboot of HALLOWEEN starring Jamie Lee Curtis reviving the role that made her famous 40 years ago. Also in this episode the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House, based on the Shirley Jackson Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:45:55 GMT Aquaman & Bird Box https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14854/aquaman-bird-box https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14854/aquaman-bird-box On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review AQUAMAN in theaters and BIRD BOX, now streaming on Netflix. It's been a long time coming since we got our first glimpse of Jason Momoa as AQUAMAN to seeing James Wan's (THE CONJURING) vision play out on the big screen. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:53:47 GMT The Ballad of Buster Scruggs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14853/the-ballad-of-buster-scruggs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14853/the-ballad-of-buster-scruggs In Episode 340 of The Harold & Maudecast Sarah and Jake review the Netflix original film, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. The Coen Brothers take on the Old West with an anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era. Each short film is packed with brilliant dialogue, p Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:52:47 GMT Outlaw King Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14852/outlaw-king-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14852/outlaw-king-review On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original movie, OUTLAW KING, starring Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, based on the life of Scotland's Robert the Bruce. For more podcast episodes and reviews and articles visit www.thehmcnetwork.com Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:51:37 GMT The Sisters Brothers & Venom Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14851/the-sisters-brothers-venom-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14851/the-sisters-brothers-venom-reviews On Episode 336 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review VENOM, THE SISTERS BROTHERS and We Talk Dead is back with a review of The Walking Dead, Season 9 Premiere, "A New Beginning". VENOM stars Tom Hardy in the live action film adaptation of the Marvel character. Eddie Brock Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:50:38 GMT Into the Dark Hulu & Blumhouse Series Ep 1 "The Body" Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14850/into-the-dark-hulu-blumhouse-series-ep-1-the-body-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14850/into-the-dark-hulu-blumhouse-series-ep-1-the-body-review On Episode 335 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Episode 1 of Blumhouse's new series for Hulu, Into the Dark, "The Body". In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:49:14 GMT The Predator https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14849/the-predator https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14849/the-predator On Episode 334 of The Harold & Maudecast, The Predator Review and Why We Still Love the Franchise. Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the latest installment in the Predator franchise which opened to disappointing box office returns and not so favorable critics reviews. Diehard Predator fans, li Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:47:36 GMT Finding a Place in LA's Post Industry: Emerging Editor Kelsey Myers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14846/finding-a-place-in-las-post-industry-emerging-editor-kelsey-myers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14846/finding-a-place-in-las-post-industry-emerging-editor-kelsey-myers Note: This blog was written by Kelsey Myers, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to ACE EditFest LA, an annual celebration of the craft of editing hosted at Disney by the American Cinema Editors. Blue Collar Post Collective's Professional Development Accessibility Program Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:28:48 GMT Adobe Stock Motion Graphics Contributor Spotlight: Digital Juice https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14842/adobe-stock-motion-graphics-contributor-spotlight-digital-juice https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14842/adobe-stock-motion-graphics-contributor-spotlight-digital-juice Digital Juice has been a leading video resource for independent filmmakers and major television networks alike for over a decade. In collaboration with leading motion graphics designers, they have built an extensive collection of templates across multiple genres and styles. Their collection of prof Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:38:21 GMT Ep 333: Year End 2018 Movie Previews + You Were Never Really Here & Disenchantment Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14841/ep-333-year-end-2018-movie-previews-you-were-never-really-here-disenchantment-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14841/ep-333-year-end-2018-movie-previews-you-were-never-really-here-disenchantment-reviews On Episode 333 of The Harold & Maudecast, 2018 Fall and Holiday Movie Preview and review of Amazon Studios, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE and Netflix Disenchantment. Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, an Amazon Studios release, written and directed by Lynne Ramsay (WE N Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:56:12 GMT Society of Camera Operators Produces Sneaky Pete Round Table https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14837/society-of-camera-operators-produces-sneaky-pete-round-table https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14837/society-of-camera-operators-produces-sneaky-pete-round-table Recently, the Society of Camera Operators produced a roundtable discussion moderated by filmmaker and writer Charles Haine, featuring DP Will Rexer and the camera crew behind Amazon's Sneaky Pete. This 10-minute video dives into the nuances and "how-to" on the production set, as well as what technol Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:52:44 GMT 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 Comic-Con Diairies 2018 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14832/comiccon-diairies-2018 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14832/comiccon-diairies-2018 Did the absence of Marvel, HBO and Star Wars effect the mood and numbers at San Diego International Comic-Con (SDCC) 2018? SDCC hit its peak in 2015 at 170,000 attendees, a number that has been slowly declining, much to the happiness of diehard fans who have seen the focus shift away from them and o Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:07:41 GMT Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible - Aging in Hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14831/age-of-distraction-4-almost-invisible-aging-in-hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14831/age-of-distraction-4-almost-invisible-aging-in-hollywood On this episode of The Conversations Podcast from The HMC Network, Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible. Host Sarah Mason talks to screenwriters Stephen Godchaux and Warren Lewis about aging in Hollywood, how Millennials and the culture of being woke are shaping content, also the continuing impact Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:06:35 GMT