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 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net 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 #MCS EP11: Canon C300 Mark II https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14319/mcs-ep11-canon-c300-mark-ii https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14319/mcs-ep11-canon-c300-mark-ii For the 11th episode we brought in a Canon C300 mkII. Alexis Landriault of MainFilm showed us all the new features and specs. Following the classic C300, this new version has can record 4K images. It also has one of the best autofocus in the market. If you like the C300, you'll love the mkII's impro Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:42:55 GMT Weekly Episode - 271 "A Girl is Zelda" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14318/weekly-episode-271-a-girl-is-zelda https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14318/weekly-episode-271-a-girl-is-zelda So much going on this week's podcast! We Talk Thrones, Season 6, Ep 8 "No One', Our Summer horror movie reviews, THE CONJURING 2 & HUSH as well as our trip to the E3 Video Game Expo! It was like going to the chocolate factory, we literally stepped into a world of pure imagination in the Nintendo boo Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:53:30 GMT We Talk Thrones - S6X08 "No One" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14317/we-talk-thrones-s6x08-no-one https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14317/we-talk-thrones-s6x08-no-one This week on We Talk Thrones, Season 6 Episode 8 "No One". We find out that Arya's blind girl training really paid off, Jamie & Brienne are still a thing, The Hound is out for revenge, gets it, meets some old friends, Cersei's hopes for trial by combat are squashed by her son & Daenerys is back in t Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:50:02 GMT Movie Reviews - The Conjuring 2 & Hush https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14316/movie-reviews-the-conjuring-2-hush https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14316/movie-reviews-the-conjuring-2-hush Who doesn't love Horror movies in the Summer!? This week we review two horror/thriller films one Now Playing and the other Now Streaming. HUSH from Writer/Director Mike Flanagan starring Kate Siegel who co-wrote the script and John Gallagher, Jr. It's a thriller with horror elements about a writer l Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:48:19 GMT E3 2016 Highlights https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14315/e3-2016-highlights https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14315/e3-2016-highlights Much to see this year at the annual E3 Video Game Expo which took place from June 12-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The biggest buzz on the showfloor, no surprise...VR! Virtual Reality is here yawl. We recap all the cool games and announcement for this year's E3 including the return of Hid Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:46:14 GMT We Talk Thrones - (S6X07) The Broken Man https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14310/we-talk-thrones-s6x07-the-broken-man https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14310/we-talk-thrones-s6x07-the-broken-man On this episode of our weekly podcast, "We Talk Thrones", we recap Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 7 "The Broken Man". The Hound is back! And Ian McShane finally appeared, but not for long. We find a new political contender in Lady Lyana of Bear Island and her possible running mate, Ser Davos. Ar Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:12:48 GMT Vittorio Storaro Master of Light and Shadow Goes Digital with Woody Allen https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14309/vittorio-storaro-master-of-light-and-shadow-goes-digital-with-woody-allen https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14309/vittorio-storaro-master-of-light-and-shadow-goes-digital-with-woody-allen Three time Oscar Winning Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW, THE LAST EMPEROR, REDS) sits in the green room of the Paramount Theater about to speak before the first US screening of Woody Allen's new film, Café Society. Storaro not only brought his genius to the film as Cinematographer Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:34:25 GMT A Beautiful Planet, with Canon & Cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14302/a-beautiful-planet-with-canon-cinematographer-james-neihouse-asc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14302/a-beautiful-planet-with-canon-cinematographer-james-neihouse-asc We hit Cine Gear Expo and got extremely lucky thanks to our friends at Canon USA! We got to chat with James Neihouse, ASC, to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A BEAUTIFUL PLANET. The film, a collaboration between Canon and NASA, was shot from space (oh yeah), entirely on Canon EOS C500 an Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:29:59 GMT Ep 270 Harold & Maude's Day Off - Movie Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14299/ep-270-harold-maudes-day-off-movie-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14299/ep-270-harold-maudes-day-off-movie-reviews This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review a whole bunch of movies -- THE LOBSTER, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and THE FOREST. For individual reviews please visit, https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks 30 year's ago one of the great Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:15:12 GMT Now Streaming Reviews - The Forest & Pride&Prejudice&Zombies https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14300/now-streaming-reviews-the-forest-prideprejudicezombies https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14300/now-streaming-reviews-the-forest-prideprejudicezombies On this episode of Justice & Doom Movie Reviews, we review two NOW STREAMING on Amazon films, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and THE FOREST. Both horror genre, P&P&Z stars Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey), as Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet, but this Lizzie kicks zombie aaaasss. 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