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Cinematography
The Ultimate POV Shootout

The Ultimate POV Shootout

Douglas Spotted Eagle has a broad experience base with POV cameras designed for action shots. Rather than choosing one catch-all, must-buy cam, he will provide information about which action-camera is best suited for specific criteria which can be then used to help you make informed purchasing decisions.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Art of the Edit
Distributing Creativity: The Growth of Cloud-based Workflows

Distributing Creativity: The Growth of Cloud-based Workflows

The cloud can mean a lot of things, and in some cases, it can mean nearly nothing. This can make it hard to even know what we're talking about. The "real" parts are getting more real all the time, though, for everything from collaboration to computation. Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Wall has been looking into the ways that the cloud in its many meanings is already transforming TV & film production today, and she has some ideas about where things might be going from here.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Wall
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On

Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On
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Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One

Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One
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The way you interact with your client can help create a better environment for collaboration.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client

Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client
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Don't turn your back on your client! Instead, create an ideal environment for collaboration.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Cinematography
BlackVue SC500 from Pittasoft

BlackVue SC500 from Pittasoft

Filmmaker Douglas Spotted Eagle takes a look at the new BlackVue Sport SC500 HD action POV camera.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Douglas Spotted Eagle
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
Sony Vegas
Pixelan DIssolveMaster Review: Organic, Powerful, Affordable

Pixelan DIssolveMaster Review: Organic, Powerful, Affordable

Organic, powerful, affordable, easy to use -- what else are you looking for from a plug-in package? Creative COW's Douglas Spotted Eagle found even more than he expected from Pixelan DissolveMaster, plug-ins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere, and Sony Vegas. Douglas invites you to see just how elegant, organic and flexible such a simple tool can be, even with 4K footage.

Review, Editorial
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-EIGHT: Sony Image Stabilization

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-EIGHT: Sony Image Stabilization
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the native stabilization effect within Sony Vegas Pro which has to be used as a media effect rather than an event effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SEVEN: Stylizing Events with BCC

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SEVEN: Stylizing Events with BCC
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis gives a quick overview of some of the BCC Art Looks, Color & Tone and Stylize tools from the BCC Complete suite of plugins by BorisFX for Sony Vegas Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SIX: Motion Blur

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-SIX: Motion Blur
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply motion blur inside of Sony Vegas Pro, how to change its settings and how to change the type of motion blur used for best 'real world' results.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FIVE: Zaxwerks ProAnimator
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces Zaxwerks ProAnimator and gives an overview of the simplicity and speed of the application as well as showing how to render out the final animation as an image sequence and then how to bring that (or any) image sequence into Sony Vegas Pro for final compositing.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
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
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter
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In this example of the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Shatter effect in HitFilm to extrude non-shattering 3D text as well as how to apply different textures to the front and the side of the extruded text. While working much faster than the previous introduction to HitFilm tutorial, this tutorial still show the whole Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow in detail for those wanting to learn more about HitFilm and Sony Vegas Pro integration.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-THREE: Extruding Text in HitFilm

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-THREE: Extruding Text in HitFilm
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In this detailed introduction tutorial to the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to send an event to HitFilm from Sony Vegas Pro, create text, add a texture to the text and extrude and control it in 3D. Finally, Andrew shows how to animate that text and send the whole thing back to Sony Vegas Pro quickly and easily.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-TWO: BCC Extruded Text

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-TWO: BCC Extruded Text
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BorisFX produces plugins for Sony Vegas Pro, and in this tutorial Andrew Devis demonstrates the 'Extruded Text' options in the BCC 3D Objects Plugin. This powerful and simple to use plugin will produce high quality true 3D text inside of Vegas Pro which can be fully animated and have additional high impact effects applied such as advanced shattering and pulsating etc. as well as offering animatable 3D camera movements and lights.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE:  3D Extrusion Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE: 3D Extrusion Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about some of the options available to create 3D extruded text (and objects) within Sony Vegas. While not an exhaustive list, it covers options from free programs to top end 3D applications. Following tutorials go into more detail on some of these options.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY: Credit Rolls

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY: Credit Rolls
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to use the credit roll generator inside of Vegas Pro and how you can create .txt files in your text editor and import/export that file into/out of the Credit Roll to save a lot of time and frustration. Andrew also shows how to create and export/import title styles as .xlm files that can be saved and reimported for use in future titles thus ensuring continuity of style for titles in different editions of any series you may be working on.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-NINE: ProType Titler

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-NINE: ProType Titler
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The ProType Titler is probably the most advanced native title creation tool inside of Sony Vegas Pro and allows you a degree of control which is far greater than with the standard Titles & Text option. However, the interface and the layout of the ProType Titler is somewhat different than the standard tools and will take a little bit of getting use to although for the power and advanced results it is well worth the effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-EIGHT: Titles & Text

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-EIGHT: Titles & Text
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use the standard Titles & Text option in Sony Vegas Pro and how it can be used to create multiple different titles with one title event as well as how the various settings can be used to customize the look of the text and the animation of the text in your scene. This is the most used title tool in Sony Vegas Pro and worth getting to grips with.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SEVEN: Noise Textures

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-SEVEN: Noise Textures
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Noise textures allow you to create things like water and fire within Sony Vegas Pro and then composite those animated textures with other elements to add interest and depth to your projects. While they do take a little bit of learning, once learned, this skill is both powerful and valuable.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FIVE: Compositing Modes
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains about the track based Compositing Modes inside of Sony Vegas and shows how to use them and how they can be used creatively and get new looks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-FOUR: What is Compositing?
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In this short tutorial, Andrew starts with a tip for quickly navigating to your project files in Vegas Pro and then talks briefly about what compositing is at its basic level.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Sony Vegas basics
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-THREE: Helpful Tools

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY-THREE: Helpful Tools
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis picks up on other helpful tools that can be a little hidden to the average user. Each tip can save you time and help you with the management and work-flow of your project and include quick selection options, searchable comments on assets, hiding headers, loop options and preview speed options.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
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