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 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Society of Camera Operators Produces Sneaky Pete Round Table https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14837/society-of-camera-operators-produces-sneaky-pete-round-table https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14837/society-of-camera-operators-produces-sneaky-pete-round-table Recently Society of Camera Operators produced a roundtable discussion moderated by filmmaker and writer Charles Haine, featuring DP Will Rexer and the camera crew behind Amazon's Sneaky Pete. This 10-minute video dives into the nuances and "how-to" on the production set, as well as what technology s Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:52:44 GMT Women are tired and I'm watching them leave post production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production July 2018 edit: It's been about a year since I originally wrote this, and it's sparked endless conversations about paper cuts and microaggressions in the post production industry, and even a session with the Diversity Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editors Guild last fall. This isn't a pro Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:17:34 GMT Comic-Con Diairies 2018 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14832/comiccon-diairies-2018 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14832/comiccon-diairies-2018 Did the absence of Marvel, HBO and Star Wars effect the mood and numbers at San Diego International Comic-Con (SDCC) 2018? SDCC hit its peak in 2015 at 170,000 attendees, a number that has been slowly declining, much to the happiness of diehard fans who have seen the focus shift away from them and o Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:07:41 GMT Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible - Aging in Hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14831/age-of-distraction-4-almost-invisible-aging-in-hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14831/age-of-distraction-4-almost-invisible-aging-in-hollywood On this episode of The Conversations Podcast from The HMC Network, Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible. Host Sarah Mason talks to screenwriters Stephen Godchaux and Warren Lewis about aging in Hollywood, how Millennials and the culture of being woke are shaping content, also the continuing impact Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:06:35 GMT Ep 331: SDCC 2018 Preview & American Animals Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14830/ep-331-sdcc-2018-preview-american-animals-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14830/ep-331-sdcc-2018-preview-american-animals-review On Episode 331 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah and Jake countdown to San Diego Comic Con 2018! A preview of all the confirmed panels and the now annual ConanCon, Conan O Brien live at Spreckels Theater. Also in this episode spotlight on actor Barry Keoghan, the 25 year old Irish actor who has Fri, 27 Jul 2018 21:05:00 GMT An Emerging Editor's First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap Note: This blog was written by Brandon Marchionda, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to New York City and Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Sight, Sound, and Story" educational event which highlights the life and work of top editors working in the industry today. Blue Collar P Sat, 14 Jul 2018 15:54:53 GMT Experimenting with Vertical Video and IGTV https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14828/experimenting-with-vertical-video-and-igtv https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14828/experimenting-with-vertical-video-and-igtv I began experimenting pretty much immediately after IGTV was launched and it's turning out to be quite a lot of fun, and challenging. As I mentioned in my first post, one of the biggest challenges is the lack of horizontal space for graphics and to showcase elements in the scene. First off I was ha Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:05:55 GMT Boosting disk mass without steroids https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14827/boosting-disk-mass-without-steroids https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14827/boosting-disk-mass-without-steroids Our lab has reviewed new JBOD from WD. What is good about big JBODs? The brand new Western Digital Ultrastar Data102 (102-disks with 12TB HDDs) provides a lot of storage capacity. When developing the JBOD, WD built on previous experience with the 60-disk Ultrastar storage platform. Among such giants Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:17:56 GMT 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