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 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net REEL RADIO NETWORK interview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13725/reel-radio-network-interview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13725/reel-radio-network-interview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:18:59 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 14:41:00 GMT Come to my Gender Equality Panel at NAB 2015! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13719/come-to-my-gender-equality-panel-at-nab-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13719/come-to-my-gender-equality-panel-at-nab-2015 I just realized I haven't formally invited the entire internet to a panel I'm helping to put together at this year's NAB Show. After reading my Sexism in Post article, Adobe reached out to see how they could help the visibility of women in the industry. Long story short, I've been working on this fo Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:45:36 GMT FILMMAKER NUNO SA PESSOA https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13716/filmmaker-nuno-sa-pessoa https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13716/filmmaker-nuno-sa-pessoa Nuno Sá Pessoa, film director at Skookum Films, is a true global visual storyteller. Educated in Denmark, based in Portugal, and working extensively in Brazil and the United States, Sá Pessoa knows firsthand what it means to collaborate internationally.“Cinema, as any other art,” says Sá Pess Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:52:08 GMT Happy 2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13710/happy-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13710/happy-2015 Wow, I am way behind on updating this blog. It has been a little busy since, oh, this time last year. Here's a recent shot of me hard at work: And a 4k frame grab from the same shoot. Not shooting with a RED or anything, but just focusing on getting the best quality out of any situation. More to co Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:41:39 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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:51:22 GMT FCPX On Air #11 - How to make multiple VimeoPro custom domain names EASILY https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13707/fcpx-on-air-11-how-to-make-multiple-vimeopro-custom-domain-names-easily https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13707/fcpx-on-air-11-how-to-make-multiple-vimeopro-custom-domain-names-easily Hey herd, If you use your custom domain name with Vimeo Portfolios, then you know it's kind of a pain because you have to create a unique a or cname record for each individual custom domain name you want for your portfolios, ultimately making the entire process problematic. Well, here's a quick tip Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:33:05 GMT Why the Academy Awards Matter for Gender Equality in Hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13693/why-the-academy-awards-matter-for-gender-equality-in-hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13693/why-the-academy-awards-matter-for-gender-equality-in-hollywood "I hadn't even heard of that movie until the nominations." "Oh, it's Oscar nominated? I'll have to see it." "I need to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars are on!" How many times do you hear these things during awards season? All the time? And then also through the rest of the year? Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:13:52 GMT Editing for Social Impact: How I Saved the San Gabriel Mountains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13687/editing-for-social-impact-how-i-saved-the-san-gabriel-mountains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13687/editing-for-social-impact-how-i-saved-the-san-gabriel-mountains (Okay, maybe the headline is a LITTLE strong, but I HELPED.) In the world of corporate video, the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world didn’t come around often for me. I know that’s not true for many people in the “corporate video” world, which is a general term I could use to Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:36:12 GMT Photographer Trinette Reed https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13681/photographer-trinette-reed https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13681/photographer-trinette-reed “The unknown is where the good stuff happens,” says photographer Trinette Reed. “Not knowing what you are doing is an integral part of being a good artist.”Visual storytellers Trinette Reed and her partner Chris Gramly are commercial photographers who frequently contribute to the online Stor Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:25:55 GMT Resolve DPX files online Media Composer v8.2 & roundtrip Avid video mixdown MXF https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13672/resolve-dpx-files-online-media-composer-v82-roundtrip-avid-video-mixdown-mxf https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13672/resolve-dpx-files-online-media-composer-v82-roundtrip-avid-video-mixdown-mxf Media Composer v8.2 has DPX linking fun using an AMA-plug-in. Another uncompressed dream come true. People have been asking my advice on what to do when an Avid video mixdown is going to be used as a source for the DaVinci Resolve Application. I thought I would share my thoughts to help people with Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:33:01 GMT Black Friday Sales Announced at Videoguys.com https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13669/black-friday-sales-announced-at-videoguyscom https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13669/black-friday-sales-announced-at-videoguyscom Free Shipping and 5% Off all orders plus a free gift with purchase on orders over $500 now through Cyber Monday http://www.videoguys.com/VideoguysSpecials/This-Weeks-Special.aspx Glen Cove, NY – Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more t Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:40:30 GMT Cecilia Queiroz on Film Festivals in Brazil https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13667/cecilia-queiroz-on-film-festivals-in-brazil https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13667/cecilia-queiroz-on-film-festivals-in-brazil “Most movies we present show a Brazil that few people know.”Film festival curator and manager Cecilia Queiroz has exhibited more than 500 Brazilian films in global markets. Her responsibilities include organizing workshops, networking and pitching with professionals in the film industry at the f Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:23:47 GMT Editing a Web Series: Arson Dogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13666/editing-a-web-series-arson-dogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13666/editing-a-web-series-arson-dogs If a thing happens and nobody blogs about it, did it really happen? Of course the answer is no, which is why I'm writing a post about a project I finished editing in September. But there is some freshness to it: it's actually airing nationally(ish) this week. You could have seen it online this whole Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:28:34 GMT Brazilian Filmmaker Roberto Studart https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13662/brazilian-filmmaker-roberto-studart https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13662/brazilian-filmmaker-roberto-studart “For the action shots I would tie myself to a car with mountain climbing equipment, where I was, literally, one inch from the ground at 60 mph.” Brazilian filmmaker Roberto Studart shot Curvas e Ladeiras, a skateboard adventure about four girls in breathtaking downhill action in the mountain tow Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:55:19 GMT Movie Clichés - TIME TRAVEL https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13661/movie-clichs-time-travel https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13661/movie-clichs-time-travel Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:37:06 GMT Top Secret Post Production Career Tip: Follow Up! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13660/top-secret-post-production-career-tip-follow-up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13660/top-secret-post-production-career-tip-follow-up Here's a hot tip I've been chewing on for a while, especially for younger editors: If someone offers to speak with you about your career -- a coffee meeting, an email, an informational interview, anything -- follow up with them. If someone hands you their business card and says "stay in touch", do i Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:12:33 GMT PRODUCER PONY GAYLE ON “OUTRAGEOUS” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13659/producer-pony-gayle-on-outrageous https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13659/producer-pony-gayle-on-outrageous The reality show “OUTrageous” is the brainchild of veteran producer/writer/filmmaker Pony Gayle. Gayle is developing the show as an interactive web series.What kind of story is she hoping to tell with the project? “A real life story,” says Gayle. “This is a passion project for me. I feel Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:37:11 GMT What Makes the New G-Technology RAIDs w Removable Drives Better? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13658/what-makes-the-new-gtechnology-raids-w-removable-drives-better https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13658/what-makes-the-new-gtechnology-raids-w-removable-drives-better The G-RAID® with removable drives includes HGST Ultrastar™ Enterprise-class Hard Drives Enterprise-class HDDs are rated for 24/7 operation in mission critical environments, while desktop grade drives are intended for low impact workloads. Enterprise-class HDDs have Rotational Vibration Safeguard Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:09:18 GMT “Leave out the Parts People Skip” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13656/leave-out-the-parts-people-skip https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13656/leave-out-the-parts-people-skip Recently YA author Maggie Stiefvater (@mstiefvater) tweeted: Every time you skim a novel, a kitten dies in a paragraph you skipped over. Do you want kittens to die? No. No one does. READ ALL THE WORDS.READ MORE... “Leave out the Parts People Skip” Republished by Bob Gillen Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:13:08 GMT