Creative COW Blog https://blogs.creativecow.net/creative-cow The Creative COW Blog. en-us Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Hyper RPG Powers its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14925/hyper_rpg_powers_its_youtube_and_twitch_live_streaming_workflows_with_blackmagic https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14925/hyper_rpg_powers_its_youtube_and_twitch_live_streaming_workflows_with_blackmagic Hyper RPG goes live five days a week during the afternoons, and its YouTube and Twitch channels attract more than 44 million unique viewers during these live streams, incorporating Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, ATEM Television Studio HD and more Read more Mon, 08 Jul 2019 07:11:08 GMT Apple Ending Support for Dozens of Codecs -- Including Yours? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14917/apple_ending_support_for_dozens_of_codecs_including_yours https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14917/apple_ending_support_for_dozens_of_codecs_including_yours There's no such thing as an eternal codec, but recent news coming out of the Infinite Loop has archivists, animators, documentarians, and digital cinema creators reeling. Among the dozens of codecs that Apple will no longer support includes the venerable Animation codec, and JPEG2000, the heart of Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:04:28 GMT Ready for some fresh Mac & Cheese? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14916/ready_for_some_fresh_mac_cheese https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14916/ready_for_some_fresh_mac_cheese Ready for some fresh Mac & Cheese? Apple announces the return of the Cheese Grater form factor for Mac Pro, coming this fall. Folks are talking about it all over the COW, comparing notes, sharing rumors, and generally stirring the pot until the cheese is nice and smooth and piping hot. If you're lo Sun, 02 Jun 2019 09:44:23 GMT Captain America: The First Avenger (Revisited) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14906/captain_america_the_first_avenger_revisited https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14906/captain_america_the_first_avenger_revisited This 2011 article by Debra Kaufman was the first time we'd ever seen a single story that looked at the work of all of the effects houses that worked on a motion picture, laying out precisely what they did. Visual effects have grown up considerably in the years since then, but Debra's story still ho Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:00:59 GMT Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14896/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14896/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look! Read more. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:32:14 GMT Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14894/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_16 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14894/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_16 Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:51:34 GMT Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14895/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14895/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019 Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope ov Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:29:25 GMT Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation at NAB 2019 Meets Heavy Demands of Today's Video Professionals https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14892/adobe_creative_cloud_innovation_at_nab_2019_meets_heavy_demands_of_todays_video_ https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14892/adobe_creative_cloud_innovation_at_nab_2019_meets_heavy_demands_of_todays_video_ Ahead of the 2019 NAB Show, Adobe today announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production. Read more. Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14893/the_introverts_guide_to_the_nab_show_by_kylee_pea https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14893/the_introverts_guide_to_the_nab_show_by_kylee_pea Going from talking physical preparedness and emotional wellness in years past, this guide from Kylee Peña dives a little deeper into balancing what seems to be a hot label to give yourself these days: being an introvert. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:51:21 GMT NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14889/nab_show_guide_to_thriving_instead_of_just_surviving https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14889/nab_show_guide_to_thriving_instead_of_just_surviving Our annual visit to a classic overview from Kylee Peña about what it really takes to not just survive this overwhelming, massive experience -- but actually thrive! Read more. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:57:58 GMT New ALEXA Mini LF Expands ARRI’s Large-Format Camera System https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14888/new_alexa_mini_lf_expands_arris_largeformat_camera_system https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14888/new_alexa_mini_lf_expands_arris_largeformat_camera_system ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best over Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:55:08 GMT Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14887/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14887/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds "The Seven Worlds" is the latest advertising epic short directed by Ridley Scott, a marvelous odyssey spanning surreal scenes inspired by the seven tasting notes of Hennessy premium X.O. cognacac. Realizing Scott's unparalleled vision required a masterful team and state-of-the-art technology to ass Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:47:11 GMT Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14890/autodesk_unleashes_3ds_max_2020 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14890/autodesk_unleashes_3ds_max_2020 Today Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. The new release revamps the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility. Read more. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:08:23 GMT Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14891/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_marvel_studios_captain_marvel https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14891/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_marvel_studios_captain_marvel Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying a mania for detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ latest film Captain Marvel. The studio executed a host of challenging visuals for the blockbuster production including a fully 3D subterranean air Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:17:40 GMT Childish Gambino’s Pharos by Design Studio 2n Sets a New Standard for Realtime Immersive Experienc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14880/childish_gambinos_pharos_by_design_studio_2n_sets_a_new_standard_for_realtime_im https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14880/childish_gambinos_pharos_by_design_studio_2n_sets_a_new_standard_for_realtime_im 2n, a pioneer in both interactive software design and live tour visuals, has redefined large-scale immersive experiences with Pharos, the winner of this year’s Visual Effects Society award for best visual effects in a special venue project. Read more. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:30:23 GMT Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14870/early_years_of_freddie_mercury_and_queen_lensed_with_vintage_cooke_speed_panchro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14870/early_years_of_freddie_mercury_and_queen_lensed_with_vintage_cooke_speed_panchro Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel, ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Read more. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:29:34 GMT How Cinesite and Allegorithmic Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Ro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14867/how_cinesite_and_allegorithmic_substance_recreated_a_legendary_medieval_city_for https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14867/how_cinesite_and_allegorithmic_substance_recreated_a_legendary_medieval_city_for The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, it needed to build it from scratch wi Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:18:30 GMT Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14866/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_foxs_alita_battle_angel https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14866/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_foxs_alita_battle_angel Rising Sun Pictures’ ability to deliver amazing visuals is on full display in the 20th Century Fox’s new cyberpunk adventure film Alita: Battle Angel. Working in tandem with Weta Digital, the lead visual effects studio, RSP created breathtaking shots for two key sequences in the film, including Mon, 25 Feb 2019 16:11:37 GMT Apple & NVIDIA At It Again https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14864/apple_nvidia_at_it_again https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14864/apple_nvidia_at_it_again Is Apple and NVIDIA not playing nicely again affecting you and the applications you use? Does it affect how you feel about Apple? Weigh in for another round of Apple Talk! Read more. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:07:22 GMT Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14697/framestore_puts_hulk_into_action https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14697/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