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A Storyteller's Journey

A Storyteller's Journey

Where do you go when your first film is nominated for an Academy Award®, your next job is for Steven Spielberg, and just a few years later you earn your first DGA Award nomination while working for David Lynch? For Lesli Linka Glatter, the answer is -- you go anywhere you want to! Just after she won her first DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, we spoke to Lesli about directing for both episodic TV and film, visual storytelling, and a journey that began at AFI's Directing Workshop for Women.

Feature, People / Interview
Lesli Linka Glatter
Indie Film & Documentary
Running the Sahara

Running the Sahara

Running 4300 miles across the world's largest desert sounds impossible. But once Academy Award-winning director James Moll heard that three guys were going to try, he knew he had to hear - and tell - their story. In this Creative COW Magazine expanded interview, James talks about the incredible journey of both the runners and the filmmakers, while also offering insights into filmmaking, storytelling, and the frame.

Feature
James Moll
Cinematography
Focus on Controlling Depth of Field with Depth of Field Converters

Focus on Controlling Depth of Field with Depth of Field Converters

Cinematographer and Creative Cow leader Todd Terry has shot countless television commercials and industrials using both 35mm film and depth-of-field converted video. In this Creative Cow Magazine Extra, from The Visual Effects Issue, learn how depth of field converters allow you to attach 35mm lenses even to video cameras with fixed lenses, how they work, and which one might be right for you.

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Todd Terry
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21st Century Cinema: An indie look at Digital Cinema21st Century Cinema: An indie look at Digital Cinema

You may have heard that digital cinema is coming, and that it will be big. Both are true, and Creative Cow leader Russell Lasson is one of the people making it happen. Here is a look at how digital cinema works, and how one indie company is building their business around it. Also, a closer look at professional-strength Windows on Mac workflows.

Feature
Russell Lasson
Lighting Design Pros
Lighting with ShadowsLighting with Shadows

In this extended version of his article in the Creative Cow Visual Effects Issue, lighting expert and instructor Rick Wise draws on his decades of experience to illustrate how shadows can be the most important part of how a scene is lit. Learn how to control the direction and quality of your lighting design to add texture, dimension, and force to your images.

Feature
Rick Wise
Art of the Edit
The Importance of Invisible EffectsThe Importance of Invisible Effects

Steve is a Senior Compositor and 2D Technical Director with over 20 years of production experience. His credits include over 60 films including as Traffic, Blade: Trinity,Ray, Batman & Robin, U-571, Air Force One, TV shows including Deadwood, and over 70 commercial spots. In this Creative Cow Magazine Extra from the Visual Effects issue, Steve talks about invisible effects in projects he has worked on, with ideas you can use for your own projects.

Feature
Steve Wright
Adobe After Effects
Behind the Scenes from Behind Oasis

Behind the Scenes from Behind Oasis

When one of the world's biggest rock and roll bands, Oasis, celebrated a career's worth of achievement, the film playing behind Rock-n-Roll Star was created by Creative COW author Nel Johnson and the team at Studio Skylab. Learn the After Effects techniques that helped them complete the project under a ridiculous deadline, while wowing Oasis and a worldwide audience. As Nel puts it, "We locked ourselves away, cranked up the music, and went nuts." In this Creative COW Magazine Extra, we take a closer look at the story, starting with the creation of the film's unique look.

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Nel Johnson
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CreativeCOW 3.0, Live and More than just CosmeticCreativeCOW 3.0, Live and More than just Cosmetic

We've been quite busy over the Summer months here in California, redesigning the COW's website. There are many new areas and features that make the COW even more useful. For starters, the COW's interface is simplified. It's intuitive, with a new look that users say they really like. But it's more than just a facelift, there are a lot of new features...

Feature
Kathlyn Lindeboom
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Bessie's wondering what you're thinkingBessie's wondering what you're thinking

A funny thing happened on the way to the world of print publishing...

Feature
Kathlyn Lindeboom
Creative COW Magazine feedback
Extending the Concept of Online CommunitiesExtending the Concept of Online Communities

In this Creative COW Magazine article, Kathlyn Lindeboom discusses some of the new additions to Creative COW in 2007 and how they will help enhance your user experience.

Editorial
Kathlyn Lindeboom
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Nel Johnson (1)
Russell Lasson (1)
Kathlyn Lindeboom (3)
James Moll (1)
Todd Terry (1)
Rick Wise (1)
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