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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Don't Breathe - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14378/dont-breathe-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14378/dont-breathe-movie-review On Now Playing Movie Reviews, Sarah and Jake from the Harold & Maudecast review DON'T BREATHE, an independent horror/thriller starring Stephen Lange (AVATAR) and Jane Levy (SUBURGATORY), Directed by Fede Alvarez (EVIL DEAD 2013). Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break in Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:16:30 GMT Hell or High Water Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14377/hell-or-high-water-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14377/hell-or-high-water-movie-review In this week's Now Playing we review the film, HELL OR HIGH WATER. Facing the foreclosure of the family ranch, divorced father of 2 Tobey (Chris Pine) enlists the help of his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster), to rob banks in order to pay back the money. Hot on their trail is Marshall Hamilton (Jef Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:15:17 GMT Interview with Alex Essoe star of THE NEIGHBOR https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14376/interview-with-alex-essoe-star-of-the-neighbor https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14376/interview-with-alex-essoe-star-of-the-neighbor This week on The Harold & Maudcast co-hosts catch up with Actress, Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES) on her new film, THE NEIGHBOR. Alex gives us a lesson in how to kick ass like a boss, first squibs, and what comedian Bill Engvall was like as a villain. THE NEIGHBOR - Crime/Thriller, Directed by Marcus Duns Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:14:18 GMT The Walkabout Director: A Technique for Live Surgery https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14374/the-walkabout-director-a-technique-for-live-surgery https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14374/the-walkabout-director-a-technique-for-live-surgery One Technique for Better Live Surgical Video Broadcasts Most Creative Cow readers have probably toured television studios if not worked in one at some time or another. You know that the SCR (studio control room) is typically walled off from the stage and audience in a sound tight room, sometimes ov Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:55:18 GMT Why Representation Matters: Thoughts on the Creative Arts Emmys https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14372/why-representation-matters-thoughts-on-the-creative-arts-emmys https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14372/why-representation-matters-thoughts-on-the-creative-arts-emmys The first time I had tea with Meaghan, it was a bright summer day in New York. She told me I would have to work harder than almost anyone I knew if I wanted to succeed. It was my first trip to the city after a lifetime of aspirations. We sat in Moby’s vegan cafe on the lower east side and she told Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:28:25 GMT Kubo and the Two Strings - Movie Review 6/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14368/kubo-and-the-two-strings-movie-review-610 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14368/kubo-and-the-two-strings-movie-review-610 This week on Now Playing Reviews, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, a new stop-motion animated featured from Oscar nominated Director of THE BOXTROLLS, Travis Knight whose other credits include PARANORMAN and CORALINE. Kubo (Art Parkinson - Rickon from Game of Thrones) enlists the help of a talking monkey ( Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:20:18 GMT Telltale Batman Ep 1 Realm of Shadows - Review 9/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14367/telltale-batman-ep-1-realm-of-shadows-review-910 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14367/telltale-batman-ep-1-realm-of-shadows-review-910 On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews the first episode of the highly anticipated Batman: The Telltale Series "Realm of Shadows". This is the first crossover for Telltale into a DC franchise and we see how it stacks up to prior Telltale titles. Will the Dark Knight Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:18:42 GMT Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14355/addressing-professional-fears-and-growing-up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14355/addressing-professional-fears-and-growing-up Last week, a young woman on Twitter told me she had read an old blog post I wrote and immediately related to it and needed more information. The post, titled “Professional Fears”, was published on February 5, 2010. As a recent graduate, she told me she was being held up with exactly what I wrote Sun, 07 Aug 2016 01:05:19 GMT Jason Bourne - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14353/jason-bourne-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14353/jason-bourne-movie-review In this 5th installment of the popular Bourne franchise, Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne the CIA operative gone wronged, gone rogue. Still out there in the world all alone, with a few familiar faces, Julia Styles reprising her role as Nicky Parsons and a few new ones, Alicia Vikander an Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:58:24 GMT MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler - Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14352/man-vs-snake-the-long-and-twisted-tale-of-nibbler-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14352/man-vs-snake-the-long-and-twisted-tale-of-nibbler-review We review the Now Streaming film, MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's quest for the highest video game score ever. MAN vs. SNAKE is the Directorial debut by Editors Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir (Battlestar Gallactica: Razor). Tim M Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:56:19 GMT Stranger Things - Season 1 Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14351/stranger-things-season-1-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14351/stranger-things-season-1-review Now Streaming the Netflix original series, Stranger Things. This is our review of Season 1 -- and it KILLS, literally and superlatively. The series created by The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines), stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Matthew Modine. It is set in sm Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:54:45 GMT The World Inside Hall H - San Diego Comic Con 2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14350/the-world-inside-hall-h-san-diego-comic-con-2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14350/the-world-inside-hall-h-san-diego-comic-con-2016 There's a reason San Diego Comic Con is King of the Cons, it delivers, all the goods -- from the Show Floor, to the Cosplayers, to the events, rides & VR experiences all over San Diego to the legendary Hall H, it's the most magical fan experience in the world. In this recap episode, we talk Hall H p Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:53:10 GMT Dynamic Music Partners Interview - Batman: The Killing Joke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14349/dynamic-music-partners-interview-batman-the-killing-joke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14349/dynamic-music-partners-interview-batman-the-killing-joke Emmy Award winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. They have Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:48:49 GMT Swiss Army Man - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14345/swiss-army-man-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14345/swiss-army-man-movie-review Famed music video directors DANIELS (Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert) make their feature film directorial debut with SWISS ARMY MAN. The film stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe who gives a brilliantly gutsy performance in what might be the weirdest film in the last several years. Dano plays a hopeless Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:10:22 GMT The Invitation - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14344/the-invitation-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14344/the-invitation-movie-review This week on Now Streaming, we review the 2016 film THE INVITATION starring Logan Marshall-Green (PROMETHEUS), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Tammy Blanchard (MONEYBALL). The horror/thriller is directed by Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT) and wr Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:05:25 GMT Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker Kit: Worth the Savings? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14336/rodelink-wireless-filmmaker-kit-worth-the-savings https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14336/rodelink-wireless-filmmaker-kit-worth-the-savings Yesterday I had a customer concerned about interference he is experiencing with his RodeLink wireless system. I have used the RodeLink a few times in the past, without issue, so I have to confess––I was a bit skeptical about his complaint. He claimed to be experiencing a buzzy interference noise Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:05:41 GMT Movie Reviews - Hunt for the Wilderpeople https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14326/movie-reviews-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14326/movie-reviews-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE written and directed by New Zealand actor/writer/filmmaker Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), is one of the best films of the Summer. Waititi adapted the screenplay from the novel by Barry Crump. It follows the story of Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a bad egg, who Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:32:28 GMT Dead Along the Way https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14328/dead-along-the-way https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14328/dead-along-the-way “I was on my knees in every sense and I had some industry people telling me that I was biting off more than I could chew.” Filmmaker Maurice O’Carroll talks about bringing his first feature-length film, Dead Along the Way, to the film festival circuit. “The biggest challenge was to stand bac Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:04:35 GMT The Girls Are Back in Town! Game of Thrones Finale Recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14324/the-girls-are-back-in-town-game-of-thrones-finale-recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14324/the-girls-are-back-in-town-game-of-thrones-finale-recap If you've seen it, you're probably still screaming, crying, in shock, clapping for justice, or all of the above. Just when we thought we couldn't be dealt anymore justice than the Battle of the Bastards, entre The Winds of Winter! Game of Thrones rewards their loyal fans (like us) with an epic and u Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:40:13 GMT We Talk Thrones - S6X09 "The Battle of the Bastards" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14320/we-talk-thrones-s6x09-the-battle-of-the-bastards https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14320/we-talk-thrones-s6x09-the-battle-of-the-bastards The Battle of the Bastards HOLY SHHHHHT! This week on We Talk Thrones, Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9 "The Battle of the Bastards". Rarely do we get to say this but prepare ye for ULTIMATE JUSTICE! If you haven't seen the episode yet, our podcast is stock full of SPOILERS so be forewarned. Thi Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:01:39 GMT