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 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Ep 330: Fall of the House of Nerd + Incredibles 2 Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14826/ep-330-fall-of-the-house-of-nerd-incredibles-2-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14826/ep-330-fall-of-the-house-of-nerd-incredibles-2-review On episode 330 of The Harold and Maudecast "Fall of the House of Nerd", hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe discuss the MeToo revelations about nerd mogul, Chris Hardwick and it's potential impact on Comic Con. It's been 14 years since the Oscar winning animated film, INCREDIBLES became an instant succ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:07:02 GMT E3 2018 Preview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14825/e3-2018-preview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14825/e3-2018-preview The Harold & Maudecast are going to E3! On Episode 329 hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe preview the ultimate gaming convention taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 12-14. We go through the list of top games and news to watch for from Ubisoft's omission of Splinter Cell at their pre Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:00:23 GMT Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14824/telltales-the-walking-dead-the-final-season https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14824/telltales-the-walking-dead-the-final-season Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be available for download starting August 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One across all regions. The Final Season will also come to Nintendo Switch later this year.  Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:33:39 GMT A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Huay-Bing Law https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14823/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-huaybing-law https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14823/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-huaybing-law “Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been waiting Wed, 06 Jun 2018 22:15:02 GMT A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Feng-I Fiona Roan https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14822/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-fengi-fiona-roan https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14822/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-fengi-fiona-roan “Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been waiting Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:26:14 GMT A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Maritte Go https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14821/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-maritte-go https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14821/a-conversation-with-hbos-asian-american-visionaries-director-maritte-go “Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been waiting Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:19:31 GMT Solo & Cargo - Movie Reviews + Checking in on Westeros https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14819/solo-cargo-movie-reviews-checking-in-on-westeros https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14819/solo-cargo-movie-reviews-checking-in-on-westeros On Episode 328 of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake review the movies SOLO and CARGO and checking in on Westeros, predictions for who will survive Game of Thrones. Han Solo is finally getting his own origin story! Question is, did he really need one? SOLO, A STAR WARS STORY, was r Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:17:54 GMT Age of Distraction 3: Is Social Change Driving the Story https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14818/age-of-distraction-3-is-social-change-driving-the-story https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14818/age-of-distraction-3-is-social-change-driving-the-story On this episode of The Conversations Podcast, The HMC continues its series, Writing in the Age of Distraction with Part 3: Is Social Change Driving the Story. Host Sarah Mason sits down with screenwriters Warren Lewis (BLACK RAIN) and Stephen Godchaux (Roseanne, Dead Like Me) to discuss writing in a Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:15:16 GMT Princess Deadpool https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14817/princess-deadpool https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14817/princess-deadpool On Episode 327 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Princess Deadpool". Host Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review DEADPOOL 2. Ryan Reynolds returns in the title role for DEADPOOL 2, opening May 18. This time the R rated wisecracker finds himself in the unlikely role of mentor and protector after meeting an angr Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:14:03 GMT To Infinity and Beyond - Avengers: Infinity War https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14816/to-infinity-and-beyond-avengers-infinity-war https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14816/to-infinity-and-beyond-avengers-infinity-war On Episode 326 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Infinity and Beyond", Sarah and Jake review the movie with the biggest box office opening in history, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and talk Marvel's master plan, how they got all these super heroes to play together like a well finessed boy(girl) band. HBO's West Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:13:00 GMT Walk Quiet and Carry a Big Box Office Stick - A Quiet Place https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14815/walk-quiet-and-carry-a-big-box-office-stick-a-quiet-place https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14815/walk-quiet-and-carry-a-big-box-office-stick-a-quiet-place On this week's episode 325 of The Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe, Now in Theaters reviews, READY PLAYER ONE and A QUIET PLACE, at long last our streaming review of THE LAST JEDI and The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale. Ready Player One - A Quiet Place - The Walking Dead Season Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:11:54 GMT Saturation Wars: How Much Star Wars is Too Much? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14808/saturation-wars-how-much-star-wars-is-too-much https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14808/saturation-wars-how-much-star-wars-is-too-much When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. Back in the 80s it took 3 years for the next SW movie to come out. After Star Wars IV the world waited eagerly for the next one. Empire is now considered th Tue, 29 May 2018 20:35:01 GMT After Effects tutorial: Converting a 2D effect to 3D (using a bit of Maths) to make a Black Hole https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14807/after-effects-tutorial-converting-a-2d-effect-to-3d-using-a-bit-of-maths-to-make-a-black-hole https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14807/after-effects-tutorial-converting-a-2d-effect-to-3d-using-a-bit-of-maths-to-make-a-black-hole Long title, but it about covers it. In this tutorial, I'm demonstrating how to get the look of an Interstellar Movie-type Black Hole using the Bulge effect, 3D layers, adjustment layers and how to use expressions to compensate for the fact you can't use Bulge in 3D space. I've included the project f Sat, 26 May 2018 16:00:59 GMT Adobe Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon Yesterday I left the internet alone for about an entire hour to watch some quality Netflix streaming, and when I returned I had no idea what anyone was talking about or why they were on the verge of wrestling each other to the ground over a couple people named Yanny and Laurel. Then I listened and d Thu, 17 May 2018 02:11:02 GMT Creating a Kickass Scriptwriting Portfolio https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14804/creating-a-kickass-scriptwriting-portfolio https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14804/creating-a-kickass-scriptwriting-portfolio Filmmaking is one of the biggest and most intensive collaboration processes out there. From a production assistant all the way to the director, you need more than a few good people in order to bring a film to life in a convincing way. This includes someone who is capable of stringing together a work Mon, 14 May 2018 08:23:35 GMT Attend Sight, Sound, and Story in NYC for Free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free If you're a full time post production worker in the US that makes less than the median income where you live, you might have some trouble making the next leap in your career. It's hard to say yes to opportunities that would enrich your work life and help you build connections to climb the ladder whe Mon, 07 May 2018 04:08:03 GMT Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities - Role Models, Tomb Raider & Downsizing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14799/hidden-gems-missed-opportunities-role-models-tomb-raider-downsizing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14799/hidden-gems-missed-opportunities-role-models-tomb-raider-downsizing On this Episode 324 of The Harold & Maudecast, 'Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities', celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the film, ROLE MODELS and reviews of TOMB RAIDER and DOWNSIZING. ROLE MODELS is a story about energy drink reps Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) trash the co Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:15:45 GMT Stitched Together by Netflix - The Frankenstein Chronices https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14798/stitched-together-by-netflix-the-frankenstein-chronices https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14798/stitched-together-by-netflix-the-frankenstein-chronices On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Netflix 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'. Just in time for the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Frankenstein, Netflix picks up 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' starring Sean Bean, the most bingeworthy new drama series Wed, 11 Apr 2018 03:13:06 GMT Flat Network Title Animation in after effect | Easy https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14792/flat-network-title-animation-in-after-effect-easy https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14792/flat-network-title-animation-in-after-effect-easy Motion Graphics | Learn how easy it is to create an Abstract Connecting Dot & Lines Flat Network Typography Title Animation in after effect without using any third party plugins .. * Tips & Tricks to create an animated Connected dots and lines background i hope you will learn something new through Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:21:10 GMT ifun Pocket Cinema— The Smart Handy Projector To Meet All Your Daily Needs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14791/ifun-pocket-cinema-the-smart-handy-projector-to-meet-all-your-daily-needs https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14791/ifun-pocket-cinema-the-smart-handy-projector-to-meet-all-your-daily-needs What if you are on the go and require someone to give business presentation? Or wondering what should be done to make your weekend awesome? Or too lazy to visit cinema theatre but want to enjoy your favorite movie on big screen at your house? If you ever encountered with these questions, then you ne Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:20:44 GMT