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Comic-Con Diairies 2018
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:07:41 pm

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 onto Hollywood fair-weather fans. In Episode 332 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake discuss the impact Marvel's absence had on the Con and its future and detail their experiences at this year's Comic-Con from Preview Night to ConanCon to fan favorite spotlights like Jim...

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Age of Distraction 4: Almost Invisible - Aging in Hollywood
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:06:35 pm

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 of Trump and MeToo on storytelling. ...

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Ep 331: SDCC 2018 Preview & Spotlight on Actor Barry Keoghan: American Animals Review
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:05:00 pm

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. ...

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An Emerging Editor's First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap
By: Kylee Peña on Jul 14, 2018 at 3:54:53 pm

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 Post Collective's Professional Development Accessibility Program identifies lower income emerging talent in post production and provides them an opportunity to attend important industry events where they can build their education and professional network to take the next step in their careers. It's important for emerging talent to be present...


Experimenting with Vertical Video and IGTV
By: walter biscardi on Jul 5, 2018 at 2:05:55 pm

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. ...

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Ep 330: Fall of the House of Nerd + Incredibles 2 Review
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 21, 2018 at 11:07:02 pm

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. ...

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E3 2018 Preview
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 12, 2018 at 4:00:23 pm

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 press conference, Sony's The Last of Us Part II and what will Nintendo's booth be like this year!? ...

E3 2018 Preview

Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 11, 2018 at 7:33:39 pm

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.  ...

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Solo & Cargo - Movie Reviews + Checking in on Westeros
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:17:54 pm

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. ...

Solo review

Age of Distraction 3: Is Social Change Driving the Story
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:15:16 pm

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 politically charged era -- how and why social movements like #MeToo #BlackLivesMatter and #Parkland are driving storylines from Roseanne to Big Little Lies to Get Out. Should story creators be in the bridge building business or simply entertainment us, and does the success of Black Panther suggest audiences want both?...

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Princess Deadpool
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:14:03 pm

On Episode 327 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Princess Deadpool". Host Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review DEADPOOL 2. ...

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To Infinity and Beyond - Avengers: Infinity War
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:13:00 pm

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. ...

infinity war review

Walk Quiet and Carry a Big Box Office Stick - A Quiet Place
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 4, 2018 at 10:11:54 pm

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. ...

a quiet place review

After Effects tutorial: Converting a 2D effect to 3D (using a bit of Maths) to make a Black Hole
By: Graham Quince on May 26, 2018 at 4:00:59 pm

Long title, but it about covers it. In this tutorial, I'm demonstrating how to get the look of an Interstellar Movie-type Black Hole using the Bulge effect, 3D layers, adjustment layers and how to use expressions to compensate for the fact you can't use Bulge in 3D space. ...

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Adobe Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon
By: Kylee Peña on May 17, 2018 at 2:11:02 am

Yesterday I left the internet alone for about an entire hour to watch some quality Netflix streaming, and when I returned I had no idea what anyone was talking about or why they were on the verge of wrestling each other to the ground over a couple people named Yanny and Laurel. ...

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Attend Sight, Sound, and Story in NYC for Free
By: Kylee Peña on May 7, 2018 at 4:08:03 am

If you're a full time post production worker in the US that makes less than the median income where you live, you might have some trouble making the next leap in your career. It's hard to say yes to opportunities that would enrich your work life and help you build connections to climb the ladder when your finances limit your choices. That's why Blue Collar Post Collective created the Professional Development Accessibility Program (PDAP). ...

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Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities - Role Models, Tomb Raider & Downsizing
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 11, 2018 at 3:15:45 am

On this Episode 324 of The Harold & Maudecast, 'Hidden Gems & Missed Opportunities', celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the film, ROLE MODELS and reviews of TOMB RAIDER and DOWNSIZING. ...

tomb raider review

Stitched Together by Netflix - The Frankenstein Chronices
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 11, 2018 at 3:13:06 am

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast, hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Netflix 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'. ...

the frankenstein chronicles

Flat Network Title Animation in after effect | Easy
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:21:10 pm

Motion Graphics | Learn how easy it is to create an Abstract Connecting Dot & Lines Flat Network Typography Title Animation in after effect without using any third party plugins .. ...

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ifun Pocket Cinema— The Smart Handy Projector To Meet All Your Daily Needs
By: Sherry Marlin on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:20:44 am

What if you are on the go and require someone to give business presentation? Or wondering what should be done to make your weekend awesome? Or too lazy to visit cinema theatre but want to enjoy your favorite movie on big screen at your house? If you ever encountered with these questions, then you need ifun pocket cinema which is handy smart device powered by Android 7.1. We all understand the power of Android devices and perhaps that is the reason that more than 80% of world is using Android and ifun pocket cinema perfectly uses the power of latest...

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Nice Novelty Introduces Unique Pocket Cinema For Unmatched Movie Watching Experience
By: Sherry Marlin on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:32:06 am

Watching movies is a major source of entertainment for most of the people. Companies who are involved in this sector directly or indirectly are trying to introduce various experiences for the movie lovers. For movie aficionados, it’s time to lift up the movie watching experience as Nice Novelty introduces the latest version of projector with its new http://www.nicenovelty.com ">unique pocket cinema ! ...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 24, 2018 at 6:21:56 pm

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games. Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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What Do the YouTube Changes Mean?
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 22, 2018 at 5:39:44 pm

YouTube recently kicked a ton of people and companies out of its partner program. This program was useful if you wanted to monetize your videos, add external links, or taking advantage of other interactivity... Officially, the changes were made to fight "bad actors." People who were abusing the YouTube system and monetizing content they didn't own (a well as other problems. This blog post explains a lot of it. I got this email today for one of my pages (not one I use often). As of today, your channel, rhedpixeltv will no longer have access to monetization tools associated with...

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 22, 2018 at 5:43:33 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games. Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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FREE WEBINAR - Is NAB Post|Production World for you?
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 19, 2018 at 4:39:00 pm

Is the NAB Post|Production World for you? Join Program Manager, Rich Harrington, on Feb. 20th to find out. Get #PPW program insights + some great #Photoshop and #AfterEffects tips. Register here: http://bit.ly/2o53Bj3...

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Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers"
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 19, 2018 at 12:30:27 am

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

Sundance

Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 18, 2018 at 7:17:00 pm

Let's explore the process of bringing images in from a Lightroom library into ACDSee . The process is pretty straightforward. Since we've already consolidated our library to a target drive ACDSee makes it easy to bring those files in. Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee from Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC by Richard Harrington...

AdobePhotography

Importing your Lightroom images into On1 Photo RAW
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 17, 2018 at 7:10:00 pm

Importing your Lightroom images into On1 Photo RAW from Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC by Richard Harrington If you need to migrate your library from Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW, there are some pretty easy ways to do this. Let's explore the different options you have when importing from Lightroom....

AdobePhotography

Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 17, 2018 at 6:07:11 pm

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games . Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Epic Trek: Mapping Harry Potter UK
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 16, 2018 at 10:52:03 pm

Sarah and Jake of The Harold & Maudecast travel to the UK to map filming locations for Harry Potter! They begin in London and travel to Oxford, Gloucester through the English countryside, up to Edinburgh and throughout the Scottish Highlands. ...

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Return of the Western - EP 317
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 16, 2018 at 10:50:44 pm

Episode 317 of The Harold & Maudecast: Return of the Western. Sarah and Jake examine the resurgence of Westerns, the efforts to revive the genre over the years and whether it's time has truly comeback. ...

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Combining Multiple Photoshop Layers with Statistics
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 16, 2018 at 6:58:00 pm

People often enjoy star trail photography, and that works great, but rather than having to do everything in camera, where you take a multiple hour long exposure and you might get it right, I'm going to show you how simple this is to do by just shooting a time lapse sequence. What you can do is easily capture several images over time and then blend them together. Here's how. Combining layers with statistics from Learning Photoshop Automation by Richard Harrington...

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Live Webcasting with Facebook Live
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 15, 2018 at 6:40:00 pm

While there are many webinar platforms out there, I want to take a moment just to give you a quick overview of Facebook Live. I'm going to show you how to use it right within Facebook,and then talk about some of the other options that you have. When you're ready to go live on Facebook it's as simple as clicking Live Video. An overview of Facebook Live from Running a Professional Webinar by Richard Harrington...

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Using an Environment Layer for Reflections in After Effects
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 14, 2018 at 6:34:00 pm

-An object in 3D Space needs something in order to create color. Now either the object itself needs to have color, but more likely with a 3D environment, you need to remember that color is often what's reflected, so we need to create something in the environment so the 3D object can pick up on colors. To do this, we're going to import some footage and set it to be the environment that the object exists in. Using an environment layer for reflections from Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos by Richard Harrington...

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Managing Multiple Open Adobe Premiere Pro Projects
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 13, 2018 at 6:25:00 pm

If you came to Adobe Premier Pro from Final Cut Pro seven or earlier, there was a feature thatyou may have gotten used that you missed. That was the ability to have multiple projects open at the same time. A lot of folks like to do this so that they can easily browse multiple projects and just move things between bins as needed to quickly access content. Now this type of workflow is supported in Premier Pro as of the 2018 edition. However, it's a little bit complex and I want to walk you through the benefits as well as...

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Sharpening Video
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 12, 2018 at 6:17:00 pm

All cameras tend to have some softening that happens after the fact. It's not that the lens was out of focus or that you did anything wrong. It's that the compression that's applied to the digital files can lead to a slight loss in detail. Fortunately, there's sharpening. Now, there are many different tools available for sharpening but one of my favorites is a recent addition to the Adobe Lumetri Effect, which is available in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. If we take a look at the clip here, you'll see that this is a shot that's a little...

AdobeMotion Graphics

Want a Free Pass to WPPI?
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2018 at 5:45:00 pm

Skylum software, has free passes to WPPI in Las Vegas. In fact, I will be speaking at their booth. Get a Free Pass This is 3-day expo for Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. We hope to see you will at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 26 - 28, 2018. Expo Hours Monday, Feb. 26, 10am-4pm Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10am-4pm Wednesday, Feb. 28 10am-3pm For free Expo Passes and discounts on Photo Walks, Plus Classes and Master Classes, click here !...

Photography

Developing Aerial Photos with Luminar
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:03:00 pm

While I do most of my shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there are times I turn to an aerial camera, such as a drone, or an action camera. These types of cameras have some real advantages, including the ability to get a unique position, or a very interesting angle. Whether it's from above or point of view, you can really capture some shots that are hard to get otherwise. But, these types of cameras do have their challenges. The shots tend to be heavily compressed, and a lot of details and color are usually lost. Fortunately, Luminar makes...

Photography

Editing Black & White Images with Luminar 2018
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:40:00 pm

I'm super excited by what can be done with Luminar from Skylum Software. Here are two videos on black and white photography I recently recorded. Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 1 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington Creating dramatic black and white photos, part 2 from Luminar: Advanced Projects by Richard Harrington...

Photography

How to Simplify Your After Effects Timeline
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:38:42 am

Using shy layers to simplify the timeline from After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline by Richard Harrington Using shy layers to simplify the timeline As your timeline starts to fill up, you might want to get rid of some layers.Not permanently, but rather hide them from view. Let's say, for example, we know that these blood cells don't need to be animated, and this locked layer, as well. So, I can minimize these. What I'm doing is clicking on this small icon,which is based on the historical Kilroy icon. It's a little guy peeping over a wall. This means that...

AdobeMotion Graphics

Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2)
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 4, 2018 at 8:01:41 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic Games . Mike’s “unit” is in the “Control C/Graphics Ingest” unit — that is, the department that cuts promos, sponsorship enhancements, and a few athletic features (or in other words, packages and profiles). ...

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Create Visual Art with Adobe, Be in a BØRNS Music Video
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 30, 2018 at 6:50:28 am

The name BØRNS may or may not be familiar to you at first glance — after all, you’re probably here for video stuff, generally speaking — but I can almost certainly guarantee you’ve heard his music — especially Electric Love , which hit over 20 million views on YouTube when it was released and subsequently certified platinum. BØRNS, now in Los Angeles, is from roughly the same area of Michigan as my extended family. Despite his humble midwestern roots, he’s nothing like (most) of my relatives: described as glam rock, indie pop, and everything from eccentric to exotic to enigmatic....

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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 29, 2018 at 5:51:43 am

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had happened seconds ago, I couldn’t fathom what went into the teams who created this media. ...

Winter Olympics

Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture'
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 8:38:09 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

Sundance film festival

Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 23, 2018 at 6:17:36 pm

Yeah, it’s Tuesday. I lost a day to travel, as I returned to Los Angeles yesterday in a sold out flight filled with exhausted looking film fans and the occasional indie actor. Our scarves and new boots have seen winter, and we’re through with it. ...

Sundance film festival

Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence”
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:08:26 am

The threat (or promise, depending on your outlook) of snow delivered today in full force. So much so that I was taken off guard and missed an early screening due to basically being buried in a snow drift. I was born and raised in the midwest, and I started driving at age 16 with a very light front wheel drive vehicle in the dead of winter in a rural area. But it turns out once you live in LA for like, a minute, your natural instincts begin to disappear and you struggle to remain upright. ...

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Bringing Cinema to a Computer Screen: Cutting "Search" for Sundance
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:59:18 am

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

Sundance

Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 20, 2018 at 7:49:44 am

Boarding my flight from LA, I knew I was in for an interesting trip when half the people around me were already wearing snow boots and hats. It was a chilly morning by Southern California standards, but my sweaty self was regretting even wearing a long sleeved shirt. (I really enjoy visiting cold places because I can walk outside and be comfortable. But I obviously don’t like living in them.) ...

Sundance film festival

Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:48:10 pm

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew of anywhere from tens to hundreds of craftspeople worked to bring filmmakers' visions to life. They're the post production engineers, the editors, the camera operators, or the composers whose names are in the credits but not the numerous story pitches to Sundance press outlets like the COW....

Sundance

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