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 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net 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 Netflix's GODLESS is some of the best television in quite some time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14762/netflixs-godless-is-some-of-the-best-television-in-quite-some-time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14762/netflixs-godless-is-some-of-the-best-television-in-quite-some-time If you get Netflix and you have yet to tune in to GODLESS, you've been missing some of the best television that Kathlyn and I have seen in a long long time. I do not want to give away any of the story but I will tell you that GODLESS finds how the women of La Belle, New Mexico fight back when nearly Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:49:43 GMT Ep 315: Punish This Netflix - The Punisher & 1922 Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14761/ep-315-punish-this-netflix-the-punisher-1922-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14761/ep-315-punish-this-netflix-the-punisher-1922-reviews Episode 315 of The Harold & Maudecast "Punish This Netflix", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original Series, The Punisher, Season 1 and the Netflix original movie, 1922. Marvel's The Punisher hit Netflix on November 17th. This live action serial installment of the popular comic Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:46:11 GMT Interview: Award Winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14760/interview-award-winning-vfx-artist-pav-grochola https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14760/interview-award-winning-vfx-artist-pav-grochola On this episode of Conversations With on The HMC, host Sarah Mason interviews award winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola who is the Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks upcoming animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Pav Grochola is the Lead VFX Artist for Sony Pictures Imageworks. His Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:43:23 GMT Justice League - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14758/justice-league-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14758/justice-league-movie-review This Episode of The HMC's Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, JUSTICE LEAGUE. Yes! It's finally here, many many years in the making. We were super excited watching Jason Momoa run through the 6000 person crowd in Hall H to introduce the cast of Justice League. So was the movie worth all the hype? We break Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:38:03 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 EP314: Strange Dead Things - Walking Dead 804, Strangers Things 2 & Three Billboards https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14751/ep314-strange-dead-things-walking-dead-804-strangers-things-2-three-billboards https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14751/ep314-strange-dead-things-walking-dead-804-strangers-things-2-three-billboards This week on The HMC's flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI, Stranger Things Season 2 & another episode of We Talk Dead, Ep 804. We Talk Dead - 5:06 Three Billboards Review - 31:05 Stranger Things 2 - 45:40 Bonus stuf Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:43:54 GMT Thor: Ragnarok & Murder on the Orient Express Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14750/thor-ragnarok-murder-on-the-orient-express-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14750/thor-ragnarok-murder-on-the-orient-express-reviews On Episode 313 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe review Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express. Also, the Marvel blueprint for success, Infinity War preview and Disney gotten too big for its britches? The LA Times banned from advanced screenings of all Disney Films, 1 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:42:50 GMT Becoming AFI: A Conversation with Jean Firstenberg https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14749/becoming-afi-a-conversation-with-jean-firstenberg https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14749/becoming-afi-a-conversation-with-jean-firstenberg On this episode of The HMC's interview series podcast, "Conversations With", host Sarah Mason sits down with Jean Picker Firstenberg to discuss her new book, Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute. “This book puts you directly behind the scenes for a story that began with a drea Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:41:51 GMT Ep 312: Dead Weight - Walking Dead Eps 801 & 802, Brawl in Cell Block 99 Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14746/ep-312-dead-weight-walking-dead-eps-801-802-brawl-in-cell-block-99-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14746/ep-312-dead-weight-walking-dead-eps-801-802-brawl-in-cell-block-99-movie-review This episode of The Harold & Maudecast, 312 "Dead Weight". Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview It's Alive: Classic Horror & Sci-Fi from the Kirk Hammet Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. We Talk Dead is back for Season 8 of The Walking Dead. We review the premiere Ep 801 "Merc Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:38:17 GMT Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14744/blade-runner-2049-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14744/blade-runner-2049-movie-review On Ep 311 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review BLADE RUNNER 2049 and give their recommendations for some creepy October horror films Now Streaming. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:35:29 GMT 310: Sequels - Kingsman: The Golden Circle & Goon: Last of the Enforcers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14743/310-sequels-kingsman-the-golden-circle-goon-last-of-the-enforcers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14743/310-sequels-kingsman-the-golden-circle-goon-last-of-the-enforcers On episode 310 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Sequels", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Goon: Last of the Enforcers. ​ All too often sequels don't quite live up to their originals, with some notable exceptions (Godfather 2, Superman 2....) we examine the art of Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:34:33 GMT Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14742/universal-halloween-horror-nights-2017 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14742/universal-halloween-horror-nights-2017 This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Episode 309 "The Scary Truth About Horror Nights" hosts Sarah and Jake visit Universal Studios Hollywoods annual Halloween Horror Nights and review the RIP (VIP) Experience. We get into every detail from arrival and parking to which mazes are the best and scaries Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:33:24 GMT Creature Feature - The Mummy & Wind Chill Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14741/creature-feature-the-mummy-wind-chill-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14741/creature-feature-the-mummy-wind-chill-reviews On Episode 308 of The Harold & Maudecast Weekly, "Creature Feature", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe explore the Dark Universe. We discuss Universal's lineup for its Dark Universe, monster movie reboots which kicked off with Tom Cruise's THE MUMMY and will include, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE INVISI Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:32:22 GMT IT - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14740/it-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14740/it-movie-review On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Justice and Doom Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review IT. A new screen adaption of Stephen King's novel "It" has become the unlikely savior of the Summer box office shattering records with a $123m opening weekend. The novel which wa Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:30:32 GMT Now Streaming Reviews: Bushwick & Marvel The Defenders https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14739/now-streaming-reviews-bushwick-marvel-the-defenders https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14739/now-streaming-reviews-bushwick-marvel-the-defenders This episode of The Harold & Maudecast's Now Streaming, Marvel The Defenders and BUSHWICK reviews. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) team up to stop mysterious and powerful bad guy org, The Hand, from destroying New York in Ma Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:29:38 GMT Now Streaming Reviews: Shot Caller & Death Note https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14738/now-streaming-reviews-shot-caller-death-note https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14738/now-streaming-reviews-shot-caller-death-note On this episode of Now Streaming reviews from The HMC, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review SHOT CALLER and Netflix's DEATH NOTE. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game ofThrones) stars as white collar working suburban family man whose negligence leads to vehicular manslaughter. Released from prison, he mus Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:28:37 GMT We Talk Thrones - S7 Finale "The Dragon & the Wolf" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14737/we-talk-thrones-s7-finale-the-dragon-the-wolf https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14737/we-talk-thrones-s7-finale-the-dragon-the-wolf On this episode of We Talk Thrones, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Season 7 finale of HBO's Game of Thrones. And now the waiting begins! So laments all of us. Game of Thrones delivered one of the most epic finales ever leaving fans with much to ponder over the next, year, year and a half, mor Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:27:13 GMT