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TV & Movie Appreciation
A Distinctive LOOK For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

A Distinctive LOOK For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

In his third time working with Wes Anderson, LOOK Effects VFX Supervisor Gabriel Sanchez helped implement the director's singular vision on The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
TV & Movie Appreciation
The Toaster and Tim's Vermeer

The Toaster and Tim's Vermeer

The inventor of the NewTek Video Toaster was certain that he figured out the secret behind the uncanny realism of one of the world's greatest painters, and certain he could use the same methods to duplicate it. Really? Yes, really. Join us for a conversation with NewTek founder Tim Jenison on the unexpected intersection of art, technology, obsession and the Video Toaster in the wonderfully provocative documentary called Tim's Vermeer.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Social Media
How Are You Doing? Really...

How Are You Doing? Really...

In an industry where mental health is hard to come by, Kylee Wall reminds us how important it is to ask ourselves, and our peers, "How are you doing?". When's the last time you answered truthfully?

Editorial, Feature
Kylee Wall
Cinematography
Technology 2014 | Production, Post & Beyond: Part TWO

Technology 2014 | Production, Post & Beyond: Part TWO

What were the big technology trends in media and entertainment over the past year? What's going to be significant in the coming year? Those are questions that many of us are asking, so we went to some of our savviest Creative COW contributors to ask their opinions of where we've been and where we're going. Here in Part 2, our conrtibutors offer in-depth insights. (See Part 1 for a broader industry overview.)

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Technology 2014 | Production, Post & Beyond: Part ONE

Technology 2014 | Production, Post & Beyond: Part ONE

What were the big technology trends in media and entertainment over the past year? What's going to be significant in the coming year? Those are questions that many of us are asking, so we went to some of our savviest Creative COW contributors to ask their opinions of where we've been and where we're going. Here in Part 1, we offer an overview of their perspectives. (See Part 2 for their additional insights.)

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Everyone has goals, makes New Year's resolutions, tries to find the path to enrichment, enlightenment, healthier thoughts, minds and bodies. How about not only becoming a better editor, but also becoming a better human being with some great advice from social media maven, Kylee Wall.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Wall
TV & Movie Appreciation
John Dykstra, ASC: VFX Then and Now

John Dykstra, ASC: VFX Then and Now

Creative COW recently had the great pleasure of speaking to visual effects pioneer John Dykstra, whose work first came to prominence on the original Star Wars. Dykstra received his first Academy Award for his work on Star Wars, and, the same year, won an Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for the Dykstraflex motion-control camera that made so many of Star Wars' effects possible. Join us as he shares behind the scenes on Star Wars, speaks about his transition from an artist to a VFX supervisor, and gives us his thoughts on the state of VFX today.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
John Dykstra, ASC
TV & Movie Appreciation
Creating the 3D in Gravity

Creating the 3D in Gravity

Gravity, the highly-acclaimed, intensely emotional space thriller, has been hailed as some of the - if not the VERY - best 3D footage ever seen on the big screen. This has led to some surprise when learning that Gravity was NOT shot in 3D. However, it wasn't entirely converted in post either. It featured an innovative and unique workflow that incorporated 3D conversion during production as well as a complex integration with 3D VFX. In a conversation with Prime Focus World, we find out how they did it.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Story Stuff Is Story Stuff

Story Stuff Is Story Stuff

Insights for becoming a better writer easily make the transition to the editing world. Kylee Wall gleans from the masters - Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard, Palahniuk - and highlights simple ways to finesse your storytelling abilities.

Editorial, Feature
Kylee Wall
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: C.O.G. & Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Behind the Lens: C.O.G. & Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Based on an autobiographical comedy by acclaimed author and NPR contributor David Sedaris, "C.O.G." focuses on a summer of misadventures and growing up one young man named David [as in David Sedaris] encounters on an apple farm in Oregon. This look behind the lens of "C.O.G." with filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez reveals a captivating story on both sides of the camera.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
TV & Movie Appreciation
Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

It wasn't the effects and it wasn't the cast that made 1933's King Kong the enduring classic that it is (though Fay Wray got a clear shot at immortality). It was the story. The story of a big lug with a soft spot a mile wide. Here's why young filmmakers should sit at Kong's feet.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Stephen Menick
NEWS: People in the News
Remembering Ray Dolby: A Life of Invention

Remembering Ray Dolby: A Life of Invention

Ray Dolby gave his talents and his name to the most significant advances in audio recording, for both the professional film/TV/music industries and consumer products. On the occasion of his death, at age 80, Creative COW tells the story of his life, his engineering achievements and the impact he has had on the creative people in our industry.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Broadcasting
IBC 2013 Wrap Up

IBC 2013 Wrap Up

Broadcast Engineer Ryan Salazar wraps up his perspective on IBC 2013, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Ryan Salazar
Adobe After Effects
Fans OCCUPY Conan With Self-Produced Parodies

Fans OCCUPY Conan With Self-Produced Parodies

Lead editor Dan Dome and editors Robert Ashe, Jr., Chris Heller and David Grecu all put together OCCUPY Conan, a fan-sourced episode of the popular late night show. It's harder than it sounds, and that's why the Conan Editing Team is now up for an Emmy for Outstanding Multicam Editing for a Comedy Series.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Women In Post Join Forces

Women In Post Join Forces

Women in Post is a new HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance) committee formed by and for a decidedly minority group in the world of film/TV high technology. After three meetings -- two of them successful round table discussions, featuring accomplished women in the industry -- the group is expanding its plans to offer networking, mentoring and camaraderie and more.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Workflow: Industry Pros Face the Challenges

Workflow: Industry Pros Face the Challenges

With the rise of 4K, the film/TV industry faces a new set of challenges in acquisition, post production, distribution, media management and storage. Many executives remember all too well how the often-painful adoption of HD created upheavals in the production and post chain, and now, only a few years later, the ante is being upped to 4K.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
CatDV
CatDV Enhances Production of JPL/NASA Exploration Programs

CatDV Enhances Production of JPL/NASA Exploration Programs

When Explorer 1, built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), launched into orbit in 1958 successfully marking the United States' first entry into space, America's excitement for space exploration was ignited. For over 50 years, JPL has continued to explore the solar system, other stars and galaxies with robotic spacecraft, amassing huge data files along the way. JPL's television production facility is tasked with archiving and preserving the historical content of over 50 years of media files from the early days of rocketry and interstellar space exploration. JPL clearly needed a powerful asset management system, and found a powerful tool in CatDV.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Featuring CatDV from Square Box Systems, Ltd
TV & Movie Appreciation
VFX Titans Remember Ray Harryhausen

VFX Titans Remember Ray Harryhausen

"When we grieve Ray Harryhausen's passing, we are at least in part grieving perhaps the last living link to the earliest days of movie visual effects," says Creative COW's Debra Kaufman. She spoke to many of today's VFX giants who were inspired by Ray, including Phil Tippett, Richard Edlund, Jeffrey A. Okun and ILM Animation Director Hal Hickel, who says, "Ray Harryhausen's impact on an entire generation (several actually) of filmmakers cannot be overstated, each of them trying again and again to reproduce the wonder they first felt as a child watching Jason fight those skeletons."

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Sony Vegas
HitFilm 2 Ultimate - Coming to a MAC Near You

HitFilm 2 Ultimate - Coming to a MAC Near You

HitFilm have just launched a KickStarter to bring their 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software to Mac. Andrew Devis looks at the software package for Creative COW.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Andrew Devis
Apple FCPX Techniques
FCPX For Broadcast News

FCPX For Broadcast News

Michael Garber has spent hundreds of hours learning the ins and outs of editing broadcast news features with Final Cut Pro X. He describes a workflow that takes advantage of the best that FCPX's new approaches have to offer, while being honest about its limitations. Every editor already working with FCPX, or still just considering it, will benefit from Michael's experience.

Editorial, Tutorial, Feature
Michael Garber
Film History & Appreciation
Iron Man 3, Marvel & The Future of the Superhero

Iron Man 3, Marvel & The Future of the Superhero

Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, began her career in the early days of the digital visual effects industry. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Victoria about the Iron Man movies, post production's evolution, remote dailies and coloring on set, 4K & HFR, and keeping the modern superhero movie fresh.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
MAYA
Iron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New Armor

Iron Man 3: The Trixters Behind Tony Stark's Shiny New Armor

Seventy artists from Trixter worked an entire year to create a formidable 208 VFX shots for Marvel's Iron Man 3. Each new episode in the Iron Man saga details a slick new technology created by the ingenious Tony Stark, and the new installment does not disappoint! Combining the hard surface geometry of the Iron Man suit auto-assembly with the flexibility of the human body was one of the challenges that Trixter brought from previs to believable screen reality.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Alessandro Cioffi
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: Ryan Salazar Wraps Up His Favorites

NAB 2013: Ryan Salazar Wraps Up His Favorites

This year's NAB proved to be an overwhelming success. Ryan Salazar had a great time meeting new friends and greeting old friends, finding the Show's best-kept-secret, and getting up on the best of the best at NAB Show.

Editorial, Feature
Ryan Salazar
Adobe SpeedGrade
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Wrap Up

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Wrap Up

Finally at home from an eventful NAB, Dennis Kutchera sorts through his show notes to deliver to COW readers thoughts on 4K and HD, hints on Adobe's upgrades on Premiere Pro and Adobe SpeedGrade, and the advantages of FilmLight's Baselight.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: Day Four With Ryan Salazar

NAB 2013: Day Four With Ryan Salazar

Only Ryan's own words suffice, "WOW! Has this been a SPECTACULAR Show or what?!?! It was intense... I interviewed Vince Pace of the Cameron | Pace Group and Marc Hamaker of Autodesk, among many others during the Show! I feasted my eyes upon so many wonderful innovations that I can't wait for them to be released throughout the coming year! I had my own TV Crew, courtesy of NAB LIVE! 2013, and I came face-to-face with a shark! It was all I had hoped for and definitely MORE!"

Editorial, Feature
Ryan Salazar
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