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Interactive Tutorial - edit your own 4K Horror scene
By: Peter John Ross on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:08:18 pm

Interactive Tutorial - edit your own 4K Horror scene Framelines presents a brand new INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL, aimed at beginners and those wanting to try their hand at editing. Anyone can edit this Horror scene from our FREE RAW 4K Raw Footage as shot by Greg Sabo featuring Zabolights Starring Brooke Curtis, Actress Jocelyn 'Jae' Tanis, and Mike Maletic. To get the complete instructions, check out this link http://framelines.tv/modules/news/article.php?storyid=167 FRAMELINES is a regional PBS series about independent filmmakers. http://www.framelines.tv...


Drone Rules Suck (and Here’s Why You Want Them…)
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:00:53 pm

Everything in life has rules and most everyone complains about them from time to time. Traffic is bad today, why can t I just drive on the sidewalk? I just need a quick snack, no one will notice that I swiped a bag of peanuts from the store.. . Drones are no different. Each morning I get up to read my news streams and sure enough, there s some guy who broke the rules and/or some person complaining about the recommendations or rules for UAV/drones. One can t blame some of the complainers; the people that are breaking the rules...

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Gif-Tips™ – The Future of Online Training!
By: Charlie Austin on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:27:02 pm

In response to a twitter message the other day, my reply included a little GIF illustration. A few people liked it, so I made some more. :-) Enjoy, and feel free to share if they re of any use. GeekCo. GIF-TIPS™ Gif-Tips™ – The Future of Online Training! Republished by Charlie Austin...

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IRRESPONSIBLE DRONE-RSHIP
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:27:59 am

The media are all about small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) these days, perhaps better known as drones. Drones add significant value to our lives and will become more important as we move forward into the future. However, with all technologies come great responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is how we operate our personal UAV/drones. Last Continue reading IRRESPONSIBLE DRONE-RSHIP IRRESPONSIBLE DRONE-RSHIP Republished by Douglas Spotted Eagle...

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#MCS EP04: Collaborative workflow in Resolve 12
By: Mathieu Marano on Feb 22, 2016 at 8:27:05 am

In Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design has gone pretty far to integrate a real interactive and collaborative workflow. It is now possible to share a timeline between an editor and a coloriste so that they can work together in two separate rooms to finish and grade a show quickly than ever. In the 4th episode of My Canadian Studio, Mathieu Marano and Louis Fortin show you how to enable this collaborative workflow. #MCS EP04 : COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOW WITH DAVINCI RESOLVE 12 from Mon Studio Au Canada on Vimeo ....

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Compute Lip Sync from Scene Audio in Adobe Character Animator
By: Michael Hurwicz on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:33:06 am

In my previous tutorial, "A Video to Animation Workflow for Character Animator," I took a video clip and, through ManyCam, created animation and lip sync in Character Animator. In this tutorial, I take just video through ManyCam for creating animation, and get the audio from the video clip using Adobe Media Encoder, import that audio into Character Animator, and use the "compute lip sync from scene audio" feature to create lip sync. https://youtu.be/Ebd0J4oBWWQ...

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Show, Don't Tell
By: Peter John Ross on Feb 17, 2016 at 2:37:00 pm

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#MCS: AE PIXEL SORTER
By: Mathieu Marano on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:50:59 pm

Pixel sorting is a way of displaying pixels in rows and columns depending on their luminance value. Our Guest, Gabriel Grenier wrote a plugin called PIXEL SORTER to do pixel sorting in After Effects. Mathieu Marano goes through the different way of using this plugin with him in this 4th episode of My Canadian Studio. website: pixelsorter.info #MSC EP03: AE PIXEL SORTER from Mon Studio Au Canada on Vimeo ....

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Pancakes, Shmancakes! – Premiere vs FCP X
By: Charlie Austin on Feb 15, 2016 at 1:17:50 pm

Pancakes! Huh? For some time now, aficionados of Premiere Pro have touted its ability to do Pancake editing. Huh? Well, in Premiere, you can stack (get it? stack like pancakes) multiple timelines to quickly access string outs or sequences of selects etc., and add them to a cut. This is also often cited by FCP X [ ] Pancakes, Shmancakes! – Premiere vs FCP X Republished by Charlie Austin...

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#MCS: Stabilized rig by SHAPE
By: Mathieu Marano on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:24:43 am

Shape WLB is a Canadian company that build amazingly strong and useable camera rigs. Their latest product is a mix between a classic camera support and a stabilized brushless gimbal. The ISEE+ RIG is a 2-axis stabilized rig aimed at extreme sports events. It can mount a mirrorless camera like a GH4 or an A7s and give you smooth shots for when you have to run after that snowboarder. Eric St-Martin welcomed Nico Marchand, product consultants and Laurence Villeneuve, Shape development team to talk about the operation and fabrication of that piece of hardware. #MCS EP02: ISEE RIG by SHAPE...

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EP 259 Hello Deadpool
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Feb 13, 2016 at 9:28:33 am

After much anticipation, Deadpool has arrived! On this week's Ep 259 we review the new film starring Ryan Reynolds, does it live up to our hype? Yes! 8.5/10 on the Justice & Doom Meter. Also our Ireland Abroadcast preview starting on Valentine's Day with a visit to Daly's Pub in Ennistymon to interview Willie Daly, the Matchmaker of Ireland. Follow our social feeds for more info and our live interviews on Periscope! EP 259 Hello Deadpool Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


FCP X Update Reaction – Have Some Cheese With Your Whine…
By: Charlie Austin on Feb 5, 2016 at 2:17:19 pm

On Feb 4, Apple released updates to FCP X, other Pro Apps, and Pro Video Formats. Lots of info on the internets about it It s a bug-fix update with a nice new default effect feature. Right click an effect to set it. It will show up as a command with KB Shortcut in the Edit [ ] FCP X Update Reaction – Have Some Cheese With Your Whine… Republished by Charlie Austin...

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A Video to Animation Workflow for Adobe Character Animator
By: Michael Hurwicz on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:52:48 pm

I've been playing with the preview version of Adobe Character Animator for a month or so. Animator is designed to create animation from your live movements in front of a webcam and lip sync from your live voice into a microphone. But it can be hard to get everything just right when you have to do it live. I found out on the Adobe forum ( https://forums.adobe.com/message/8400368#8400368 ) that you can also create animation and lip sync in Character Animator from a video clip. Then you can either make a video of the animation directly, for example using Adobe Media...

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EP 258 What She Did in the Shadows
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Jan 28, 2016 at 5:44:39 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review the film What We Do in the Shadows and talk sequel, We're Wolves. This week at Sundance Nate Parker's film Birth of a Nation, about Nat Turner and the slave uprising, made history getting the biggest deal in Sundance history when Fox Searchlight bought the rights for $17.5m. We talk other big Sundance deals and how they've paid off. Plus preview of our Pub Crawl through Ireland and...Did she or didn't she? Amy Schumer under fire for allegedly stealing jokes. Tune in for our conclusions. EP 258 What She Did in...


L-Cuts/Split Edits
By: Peter John Ross on Jan 25, 2016 at 9:19:08 pm

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The Sisterhood of the X-Files Fandom
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 24, 2016 at 12:29:49 pm

I could safely fit three episodes of The X-Files on one VHS tape in Long Play mode. And I did. In the late 90s and early aughts, I collected and categorized episodes in much the same way one would arrange a mixtape. Some episodes go together chronologically, others go together thematically, but maybe a few belong together instead? In the endless stream of new episodes and nightly reruns that existed when the show was running full force, I built a collection of bootleg tapes and created customized labels for them from low resolution stills I found online. In the prehistoric...

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After Effects Beginner( A little intro)
By: Ourousa Jeewoot on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:38:22 pm

Hi everyone! I could finally explain to my family that accounting/economics is not really my thing and i want to study Motion/graphic design. Although I know almost nothing, it's something that i would study with all my heart and honesty. I am joining university soon for a BA(Hons.) Graphic Design and can't be more excited about it. I hope i can make good friends here who can advise me :) Also, I did a really short basic animation video and it would be great if you guys could check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15RPk_Hpywc. It's really nothing but it's at least something...

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The Easy Way to Solve Gender Imbalance in Film and Television
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 21, 2016 at 12:14:05 pm

Each year, San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film releases a “Celluloid Ceiling” report which shows female employment on the top 250 films of the previous year. This year’s numbers (released last week) are more of the same, with female employment hovering around the same percent for the last twenty years or so. There’s something new in this year’s research we should all be looking at: how employment on shows varies when women are in charge. Unlike previous years where data came from the top 250 films, this is based on the top...

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EP 257: The Big Short Change
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:20:18 am

This week on the Harold & Maudecast - Forget something Academy? Biggest Oscar snubs, a review the film THE BIG SHORT starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. We review two very cool products thanks to the good folks at ToyZoo, Jenga Giant and Vinyl Idolz. Also our tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman. EP 257: The Big Short Change Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


The Big Short Movie Review
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:27:50 am

We review the Oscar nominated film THE BIG SHORT, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, Directed and Co-Written by Adam McKay based on the book by Michael Lewis. The film spotlights the wall street sideliners who saw the pending housing bubble and economic collapse, and bet against it. 9/10 on the Justice & Doom Meter The Big Short Movie Review Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


Management 101
By: Mike Cohen on Jan 11, 2016 at 8:35:32 pm

Working in production, I started out duping VHS tapes and going on shoots to setup gear and learn my craft. Years later, I found myself informally in charge of video production, while we had a sizeable multimedia department not really reporting to anyone - they were mostly hired for a couple of big projects, reported to the project manager, and then just sort of moved from project to project. The time had come to have an actual production manager - me. Well I did not have any formal management training, and it was really trial by fire. Knowing what I...

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Why *I* Don’t Catch my Drone
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:19:37 pm

Recently I was asked When do you choose to catch your drone vs landing your drone? Catching a drone in midflight seems to be a badge of honor amongst some drone pilots and the reasoning behind it is baffling. It’s “so easy to do” there are even videos that teach drone operators how to catch Continue reading Why *I* Don t Catch my Drone Why *I* Don’t Catch my Drone Republished by Douglas Spotted Eagle...

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EP 256 Dances with Bear
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:38:50 pm

...or should we say, Dances with Oscar. Happy New Year everyone! We are kicking 2016 off with a review of THE REVENANT starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Directed by Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (BIRDMAN) who brings along his Oscar Winning Cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki (BIRDMAN), for what may be the most stunning, and ambitious cinematic experience ever.  Also a preview of our John Carpenter series, THEY LIVE, Netflix upcoming expansion of original series & more.  EP 256 Dances with Bear Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


Saving?! We Don’t Need No Stinking Saving!
By: Charlie Austin on Jan 4, 2016 at 3:17:30 pm

Oh, hey Happy New Year and all that! :-) Just wanted to say a quick word about maybe the least talked about advantage of FCP X that being the fact that there is no need to save your work. Ever. This was brought to mind by this tweet: To which I responded: In all seriousness [ ] Saving?! We Don’t Need No Stinking Saving! Republished by Charlie Austin...

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UNDERSTANDING TURBULENCE
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Dec 31, 2015 at 12:59:10 pm

  (also known as lee waves, rotors, and cross-winds) As sUAV/drones become more and more popular, it seems that more and more of them are striking the sides of buildings without the operator understanding why. “It was flying fine and all of a sudden it zipped up and into the side of the building.” Continue reading UNDERSTANDING TURBULENCE UNDERSTANDING TURBULENCE Republished by Douglas Spotted Eagle...

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Cinematographer Robert Richardson Talks Hateful Eight & Ultra Panavision
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Dec 23, 2015 at 11:58:56 am

Oscar winning Cinematographer Robert Richardson sits down with James Mathers, Founder, Digital Cinema Society (DCS) to discuss THE HATEFUL EIGHT following the American Cinematheque premiere of the film, December 13, 2015, The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood. Listen to our THE HATEFUL EIGHT review podcast - https://soundcloud.com/haroldmaudecast/ep-254-the-hateful-eight Cinematographer Robert Richardson Talks Hateful Eight & Ultra Panavision Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


DECODING MILLENNIALS
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Dec 22, 2015 at 5:26:48 pm

Millennials this,  millennials that, “we’re strategizing how we’ll reach millennials this year; they’re vital to our growth. “We’re holding millennial focus groups to better understand ‘these people’ for the future success of our company…” They are just so hard to reach because they re fickle, lazy, ignorant, flip-flopping, narcissistic, undependable people. Blah blah blah. Google “Millennials Continue reading DECODING MILLENNIALS DECODING MILLENNIALS Republished by Douglas Spotted Eagle...

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EP 255: The Force Awakens Krampus
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:53:06 pm

They did it, they redid Star Wars, and this week we review it. It's the Harold & Maudecast 2015 Holiday podcast! Bonus! As an extra stocking stuffer included is our review of Krampus. Happy Holidays everyone! And shout out to Anthony Bvlgari. We end this year with the release of his original Christmas song, Winter Break, at the end of this week's episode. You can listen to the full track here https://youtu.be/cqxNPu02iNE #epic EP 255: The Force Awakens Krampus Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


Krampus Movie Review
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:31:25 pm

It's Christmastime! And that means a scary clawed beast that thuds down your chimney and causes havoc, destruction and brings death to your neighborhood, right? In Krampus it does. If you're looking for a fun mix of Christmas movie meets horror, Krampus is for you. 8.5/10 on the Justice & Doom Meter. Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman & Conchita Ferrell. Release date: December 4, 2015, Directed by Michael Dougherty. Krampus Movie Review Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


How to prepare the film for presentation at film festivals and movie awards?
By: Sergey Kostygin on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:04:18 am

SUBMISSION RULES AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR SELECTION SCREENING FORMATS • Almost all well-known big film festivals now accept films only in a special digital format DCP (Digital Cinema Package). • Most of the film festivals and movie awards accept content that is fully DCI/SMPTE compliant; however, content does not need to be encrypted. • A film festival strongly recommends commissioning a professional service provider to create the DCP. Do not send untested DCP's that have not been approved by a DCP mastering facility or had a successful screening on a D-Cinema system. For your qualification screenings, you will need to...

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For Fuc*s Sake…
By: Charlie Austin on Dec 14, 2015 at 3:25:30 pm

A couple days ago, Apple posted a job opening for an Assistant Editor to work in the Beats marketing dept. The skill set required included Premiere, Avid, ProTools, and Resolve. No mention of FCP X or Logic. Now, as this is for a position at Beats (Apple owned but a separate division) it s likely they have [ ] For Fuc*s Sake… Republished by Charlie Austin...

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Maggie Movie Review
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Dec 12, 2015 at 10:11:39 am

From Podcast Ep 228 (May 2015) we review the movie MAGGIE starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. 6/10 omn the Justice & Doom Movie Meter. Set in some town American in the midst of recent zombie outbreak, small-town farmer (Schwarzenegger) does everything he can to protect and safe his daughter (Breslin) after she is infected. Maggie Movie Review Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...


Nothing to do with FCP X…
By: Charlie Austin on Dec 12, 2015 at 8:58:41 am

Well, I did use X to key in Confused Travolta, so I guess that counts. In lieu of actual content, please enjoy this dual meme gif. Merry Christmas! :-) Props to whoever made the original Star Wars gif, which can be found here. And the green screen thing is here. Make your own, have fun! Nothing to do with FCP X… Republished by Charlie Austin...

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EP 250: Walker Stalker Con Atlanta 2015
By: Sarahelizabeth Mason on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:04:40 pm

We went to Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta and it was incredible! Listen for our complete rundown of the festivities from The Walking Dead Experience, to Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero, and David Morrissey crashing Andrew Lincoln's panel. We visited Senoia and saw the Woodbury and Alexandria locations as well as Carl's pudding house, the Claimed house, the Clear set, met tons of amazing Senoians. We partied into the night with hundreds of fellow fans, watched a sad flock of Falcons in the rain, ate awesome BBQ & got completely spooked at Netherworld. Thanks Walker Stalker Con and Hotlanta! EP 250:...


Connection Point Fun-SFX Spotting
By: Charlie Austin on Nov 3, 2015 at 10:21:40 pm

Here s another of my infrequent, semi coherent tip videos. :-) For FCP X pros, probably nothing exciting here, it s just a little demo about using connection points to quickly and accurately spot SFX when doing sound design. People complain about audio in FCP X all the time, but it s actually my favorite NLE in which to [ ] Connection Point Fun-SFX Spotting Republished by Charlie Austin...

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G-Tech 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3 Hard Drive
By: David Blake on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:02:52 am

Hi, I'm just wondering how suitable people find the G-Tech 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3 Hard Drive for using to access/store media on for editing purposes on either Avid and/or Premiere Pro CC? I usually need to access native files such as 1080p HD and on occasion 2k and 4K footage. Thanks in advance. David...


AMA "Link to Media..." and then transcode, create sequence with transcode, and then relink back to the original AMA "Link to Media..." master clip
By: Scott Freeman on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:50:46 pm

Step 01: Go to the "File Menu" and choose the "Link To Media..." command. Select a source file on the storage device. A master clip is created in the Avid Bin. Step 02: In the Avid Bin, click on the column heading titled "Name". The metadata in the "Name" column becomes selected for the master clip. Step 03: While the "Name" column is selected, go to the "Edit Menu" and choose the "Duplicate" command. The "Select" window appears. Step 04: In the "Select" window, from the displayed list, click on the "LINK" heading to select it. Click the "OK" button...

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Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production
By: Chris Tomberlin on Aug 13, 2015 at 8:29:32 am

Outpost Pictures introduces Postgenie( https://outpostpictures.tv/postgenie/ ), a new web-based post-production tool that provides editors with customized shot cleanup and color grading right on the web -- no office visit necessary. Decreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have made it easy for anyone to access the tools to shoot and edit a commercial, corporate communications piece, short film, or feature. What's often missing in that equation is the experience to finish a piece in a high quality manner, or even to meet broadcast, web or exhibition standards. Postgenie aims to solve that problem by providing an easy...

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Introduction
By: Tom Chang on Jun 26, 2015 at 4:40:58 pm

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I will added frequent blogs for Bon Monitors / Postium PRM Rack Monitors / VLite LED Lighting. if you havent done so, please visit www.uteleven.com to see complete line up of products that i am currently distributing....


2015 Chronicles: Under the Dome
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 7:30:47 pm

April began with a convention in Nashville, though not really. The conference was actually at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, known by most as the Biodome. If you have never been to a Gaylord, it is an interesting experience. Certainly an amazing structure. I know that they mean well, but these places are simply too big to be practical. But c'est la vie - you go where the business is. This river reminds me of the Chocolate River from Willy Wonka's factory - I expected to see Augustus Gloop float by at any moment. Here we had our exhibit booth and...


2015 Chronicles: Grand Central Surgery
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 7:14:59 pm

The very next week after LA, I had a two day conference in NY at the Grand Hyatt, attached to Grand Central Terminal. I love this area of Midtown NY with the juxtaposition of old and new architecture, some of the most iconic NY landmarks and easy access by train. Well, I didn't take the train. My wife came along so between our luggage and some gear I had to take, driving was the only option. Getting to NY is easy, but getting through NY is a challenge given the overly aggressive drivers, especially taxis who honk incessantly. I was...

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2015 Chronicles: Winter Wonderland
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 7:03:28 pm

Somewhere in the Feb-Mar timeframe I had a surgical video shoot in Joliet, IL. Actually on the outskirts, but close enough. I flew into Midway on the 6am direct Southwest flight, rented a car and had a meeting with one client for a few hours, and then proceeded down to the hospital for setup. I worked with a technician to figure out the recording function for internal laparoscopic video. Once upon a time it was straightforward to record an analog signal to DVCAM. However in the HD setting, every medical video device has its own flavor of HD, not to...


2015 Chronicles: LA Story
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:52:58 pm

If you read my post about Los Angeles last year you can refer back to that - same basic deal. This time we used the in-house AV group, and they did mostly fine. Setup was done by about 8pm, leaving time for some sushi before bed. The whole week, each night, Hollywood Blvd was shut down for filming a TV pilot called The Lucifer Chronicles, or some such thing. It was interesting to watch and char with some of the crew between takes. I met up with my buddy Lando for a late night Falafel dinner on Sunset Blvd, and...

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2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:36:44 pm

If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparing for this trip, including making sure everyone on the trip had booked travel and that we all had hotel rooms. Sounds simple enough but a 4 day trip with 7 people has a lot of details to keep track of. Not to mention meeting our driver at the airport and being totally unable to communicate. I should have paid attention in high school...


2015 Chronicles: The Big Apple
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:26:51 pm

I kicked off 2015 with a 2 day trip to NYC to conduct some interviews. I expected a spacious hotel suite, I got a Residence Inn just off Times Square. While some Residence Inns have a lot of space, this one, not so much. I was by myself so I carefully moved furniture around, including moving the tv wall unit into the bedroom and placing the coffee table on the bed, to free up enough space for a three camera interview shoot and lighting. Worked out ok but it was a tight squeeze. It happened to be my cousin's birthday,...

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2014 Adventures Part 15: The Windy City is Particularly Windy in the WInter
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:20:35 pm

I skipped Part 14, because if you've ready two blog articles about trips to Denver, you've read them all. Use your imagination - it was cold and snowy and productive. Redeye home. That was November. The week after Thanksgiving 2014 it was off to our final conference and trip of the year in Chicago (again). For this one at the Chicago Hilton, we did in fact use the in-house AV team, due to the high cost of labor requirements of the property. It worked out ok, you just need to be very specific about what you need. So the meeting...


2014 Adventures Part 13: Movin on Up
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:11:03 pm

To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky-high-high. Anyone born after 1990 might not know what this means. Anyway, the very next week I had a shoot back in Chicago. Problem was, it was the week of some big packaging conference with 100,000+ attendees. Chicago has about 108,000 rooms, so we were numbers 108,001 and 108,002. I could have gotten a room at the Palmer House or another swanky place for upwards of $500/night. So I turned to a website I had visited but never used, AirBnB. Kind of like Uber for apartments. Even on this site I had a tough...


2014 Adventures Part 12: The San Francisco Treat
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 5:41:31 pm

Rice-a-Roni got it wrong...San Francisco IS the treat. Getting there I took my first 777 - that's a big plane. Here for the annual surgical congress for which we prepare the videos and provide other technical and project management support, San Fran is great in early Fall. Not too hot, not too cool. I stay at the Hotel Nikko just off of Union Square. You go another block or two away from Union Square and it becomes a bit seedy. I had some decent sushi and some really good Italian food all within a block or two of the hotel,...

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2014 Adventures Part 11: Political Capitol
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 5:24:32 pm

After a nice break from seeing an airport, October brought me to the next round. First stop Washington DC for the Diabetic Limb Salvage meeting. These events are a great opportunity to check out the latest gear and interact with top notch local crews. For example, this doohickie is the thing to have for managing lots of live audio inputs: Same venue, same crew, plus live surgery via satellite, dinner with my brother , a walk past the White House (post fence jumper incident) and a few other decent meals. Next stop, Part 12. Mike Cohen...


2014 Adventures Part 10...Actually 7.5...or 8 3/4...?
By: Mike Cohen on Jun 11, 2015 at 5:20:08 pm

I missed one, but rather than going back to re-number we'll just add it here. It is in fact mid-2015 at the time of writing! This terminal of DIA, by the way, sort of looks like 1980's EPCOT. So mid-July I had another trip to Denver for some more OR training video work. This one also had a requirement for some special effects, though we decided not to hire the effects crew and do it ourselves, since realism was not as crucial. I found several websites where you can buy things like bullet woulds, laceration appliances and makeup, gum arabic...

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