Creative COW Blogs 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 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMT PHP Script Sneaking on the Future of Creative Technology at Adobe MAX Every year at MAX, we get to look into a crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s technology, especially as it relates to Adobe, may hold for us as technologists and creatives. MAX Sneaks are technology demonstrations and experiments that generally make waves beyond the walls of Adobe MAX itself. Like Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:42:11 GMT Day 1 at Adobe MAX: Things People Said This is my first MAX, and I naively looked at the map and my schedule and said "ah, this will be easy. It's like a fraction of the size NAB is, so I won't die!" MAX starts early, ends late, and now 11,000 steps later I feel I did not emotionally prepare. But don't let me whining fool you: it was the Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:54:50 GMT Yes, Adobe CC Video Apps Updated at MAX [I'm at Adobe MAX this week. You can also follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates and/or breakfast-related observations.] It might only be Halloween, but Christmas has come early for Premiere, After Effects, and other Adobe Creative Cloud video apps users. At IBC, Adobe announced its next ro Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:00:52 GMT Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else) If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein. I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star maker with the Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:15:39 GMT Game of Thrones Ep 70 "Beyond the Wall" Review On this episode of We Talk Thrones from The HMC, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe breakdown Game of Thrones, Episode 706 "Beyond the Wall". Jon and the gang's attempts to capture a white walker are looking pretty grim when they are surrounded by an army of the dead. So many things defy time, geographic, t Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:11:55 GMT Game of Thrones Ep 704 "Eastwatch" Review This week on The Harold & Maudecast's weekly Game of Thrones recap 'We Talk Thrones' hosts Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones, Episode 705 'Eastwatch'. Now that I've got your attention! Said Daenerys. The realities of war have set in for Jaime who heads back to Kings Landing to report to Cersei. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:10:46 GMT Annabelle Creation & Castlevania Reviews This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review the film ANNABELLE: CREATION and Netflix's Original Castlevania, Season 1, based on the Nintendo game. For our full write up of these reviews and more podcast episodes visit Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:09:26 GMT Eating My Way Around the USA...Part II: Attack of the Sushi I have never eaten sushi from a gas station, and I never will. Pre-packaged egg salad sandwiches in a triangle shaped container are ok, however. I occasionally will get sushi from a grocery store, as long as the person preparing the sushi is visible and/or the date packaged is the current date. I ha Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:27:33 GMT Exporting LUTs for VFX in DaVinci Resolve 14 In this DaVinci Resolve 14 tutorial; Nathan Walters walks you through the workflow of exporting LUTs for visual effects, explaining why a visual effects artist would want a LUT and how to create one for them. This video covers an entire workflow from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe After Effects, although Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:52:32 GMT Game of Thrones Ep 704 "The Spoils of War" Review On this week's episode of We Talk Thrones from The Harold & Maudecast, we breakdown ep 704 "The Spoils of War". Game of Thrones episode 704 "The Spoils of War" assured fans that the price for all those tears, pain and frustration for the last 7 years, was totally worth it. This was one of the greate Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:42:34 GMT Wind River - Movie Review Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review WIND RIVER, a new film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO, HELL OR HIGH WATER) starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Veteran tracker Cory Lambert (Renner) on the hunt for a trio of lions causing trouble in the Wind River reservation discovers the Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:41:35 GMT Game of Thrones Ep 703 "The Queen's Justice" Review This week on We Talk Thrones from The Harold & Maudecast network, Sarah and Jake discuss and review Game of Thrones episode 703 "The Queen's Justice". The creators of Game of Thrones waste no time in this episode giving fans the (incestuous) first date we've been waiting for when Jon Snow and Daener Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:39:09 GMT Game of Thrones Ep 702 "Stormborn" Review This week on We Talk Thrones, from The Harold & Maudecast Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones Ep 702 "Stormborn". The creators of Game of Thrones promised Season 7 would come in like a direwolf, and hopefully go out like a dragon. In episode 702 we find that Arya's direwolf Nymeria is alive & well Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:37:36 GMT Comic-Con Diaries 2017 Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe of The Harold & Maudecast return from San Diego International Comic-Con 2017 to recap all the fun, news, announcements and craziness of the most popular Con in the world. Highlights include Virtual Reality (VR) Con, Justice League, Aquaman, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marve Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:36:35 GMT Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:25:34 GMT RED Digital Cinema RAVEN Camera Kit Available Exclusively Through RED Digital Cinema announced today that its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available exclusively through and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores. Priced at $14,995, it includes everything you need to start shooting and editing, including lens, card reader, batteries, case, and mo Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:35:00 GMT Blackmagic Design Introduces Fusion 9 with VR Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collabora Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:46:45 GMT An Oral History of My Illegal Internships Whether by necessity or the evolution of a specific kind of culture, internships have emerged as a dominant “foot-in-the-door” for the post production industry. Among those internships, the unpaid variety tend to dominate in a way that is not seen in many other fields such as business and medici Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:02:55 GMT Eating my way Around the USA Hello fellow Creative COWs! In thinking about how to start contributing to the COW after a long absence, I am going back to what I seemed to talk about the most - work-related travel. When I first started my career in surgical video, I spent the years crisscrossing the continental US doing 24-hour t Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:27:17 GMT Atlanta Studios Open House - August 23rd Come check out my new gig and new digs on August 23rd, 2017. GP STUDIOS is a creative agency with one of Atlanta’s largest production studios located in the heart of downtown, right on Peachtree Street. We feature two studios of 2600 sq. ft. (with hard cyc) and 820 sq. ft., both with drive in, sec Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:56:55 GMT