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 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMT PHP Script Alone for the Holidays: An Editor's Tale of Loss and Healing I still remember the last few countdowns, 3..2..1…to 2016. It had so much hope. It always does. After a bumpy 2015, I was looking forward to this year being filled with a lot more happy and a lot less trouble. It’s the same wish I think we all have every year, but I thought for sure this would Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:52:05 GMT MOANA - Movie Review This week on The HMC's Now Playing Reviews, MOANA, the latest animated film from Disney Pixar studios, is set in Ancient Polynesia where a young girl, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) embarks on a great quest to return a stone, The Heart of the Ocean, to its rightful owner restoring life to the island where Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:15:44 GMT The Harold & Maudecast Ep 283 "Westworld Ho" This week on The Harold & Maudecast we check in with Westworld, HBO's drama/western/sci-fi/action/thriller based on the Michael Crichton book and movie starring Yul Brynner. We review episode 7, Season 1, which has a big reveal, but will the show keep us hooked the likes of Stranger Things, hmmm. Ta Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:09:36 GMT Doctor Strange - Movie Review The Harold & Maudecast review's DOCTOR STRANGE, Marvel's latest super hero to hit the big screen. Now Playing. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant and egotistical neurosurgeon loses everything when a car wreck strips him of the use of his hands. After traditional medicine fails h Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:02:37 GMT Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything? In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But here in 2016, the bulk of the reactions I found online and through direct communications were all ab Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:13:20 GMT Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! Oh, hold on… Final Cut Pro X 10.3 was released today too right? It’s been a long time coming and for good reason… it’s a major update, arguably the biggest yet. Since everyone on the internet will be wri Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:43:26 GMT Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:45:46 GMT The Legend of the Hanging Judge The Harold & Maudecast traveled to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual Haunted Happenings festivities. In this episode, "The Legend of the Hanging Judge". In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials, wrought havoc on this small New England Community. In this production, based on the historic transcripts, we rel Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:11:54 GMT Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Tour One of our favorite attractions, anywhere in the world is Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Salem's ONLY Monster Museum, this museum and its truly unique collection is an incredible tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. Actors, Directors and Special Effects artists and fans like US! We met wit Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:09:54 GMT OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL - Movie Review 8.5/10 This week on The Harold & Maudecast's countdown to Halloween Movie Reviews, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed fortune teller (Elizabeth Reaser) tries to make ends meet for herself and daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) by boosting their séance scam with a new Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:06:08 GMT Abroadcast Salem Haunted Happenings This October the Harold & Maudecast hit the road to find the scariest Halloween festivities in the Country. We spent a week in legendary Salem, Massachusetts where for the month of October, it's Halloween everyday! Here's our recap of all the fun and spooky antics which include our tour of Count Or Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:30:27 GMT Interview - Jullie Arrison Bishop, House of 7 Gables Julie Arrison Bishop, Special Projects Manager for the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, gives us some intriguing background on the history of the house and the incredibly cool things this organization continues to do today. For more information about The House of the Seven Gables visit Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:08:13 GMT Ouija: Origin of Evil - Movie Review 8.5/10 This week on The Harold & Maudecast's countdown to Halloween Movie Reviews, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed fortune teller (Elizabeth Reaser) tries to make ends meet for herself and daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) by boosting their séance scam with a new Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:16:36 GMT Telltale Batman Ep2 Children of Arkham - Game Review Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 2- Children of Arkham In the second episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, Bruce digs deeper into the now tainted legacy of his parents and decides to reinvestigate the circumstances of their murder. Was it a mugging gone wrong or an assassination? Will Harvey De Wed, 05 Oct 2016 03:52:22 GMT EP 282 Haunted October Happenings! The Harold & Maudecast kicks off their Halloween Haunt review season with Haunted Hayride LA - Secret Society. We take a ride in the hay and find out if it lives up to all the buzz it's been getting. Also in this episode a review of HBO's Westworld and Now Streaming Movie reviews, COOTIES, an indie Wed, 05 Oct 2016 03:21:43 GMT HBO's Westworld - Review Ep 1 HBO's Westworld premiered Sunday, October 2 take over the Game of Thrones Sunday night spot. Did it live up to the hype? Listen to our review! Visit for more reviews! The series is based on the 1973 cult classic of the same name starring Yul Brynner and written by Michael Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:06:12 GMT Poldark S2 Ep3 Review On this week's episode of Across the Pond Reviews on the HMC Network, Poldark Season 2 Episode 3! Episode 3 is all about planting those seeds for the season -- Running themes; Warleggan is fully committed to Ross' destruction, there's a love triangle brewing between Ross/Elizabeth/Demelza, not a thr Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:35:51 GMT Salem Haunted Happening Promo The Harold & Maudecast on The HMC Network is hitting the road to cover Salem Haunted Happenings! Follow our social feeds at for all the spooky fun. For more information about Salem Haunted Happenings visit Salem Haunted Happening Promo Republished by Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:24:26 GMT Poldark Season 2 Ep 1 - Review On this episode of Across the Pond Reviews, hosted by Sarah Mason (The Harold & Maudecast), Poldark, Season 2, Episode 1! He's back, and he's still hot and yes, shirtless in this episode. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) barely have time to mourn over the loss of thei Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:47:41 GMT EP 281 - Scouts Guide to Halloween On this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast we are taking this party on the road to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual festivities of Salem Haunted Happenings. We're crashing the party and checking out some of their signature attractions and events. We get into it and preview all the spooky co Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:16:02 GMT