Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5 https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/living_the_dream_editing_sharknado/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/living_the_dream_editing_sharknado.php Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to Hollywood, and has served as the lead editor on the 2nd, 3rd, and now, the latest in the pop-culture phenomenon Sharknado franchise, Shark Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:05:41 GMT Motion Graphics Templates in Adobe Stock! Everybody Sing! https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/motion_graphics_templates_in_adobe_stock/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/motion_graphics_templates_in_adobe_stock.php The recent addition of Motion Graphics templates to Adobe Stock in the Creative Cloud offers immediate access to over 1000 templates for title screens, lower thirds, and transitions, with more to follow, created by some of the world’s leading motion graphics artists and mograph pioneers Digital Ju Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:34:31 GMT Adobe After Effects: Glitch Effects Without Using Plug-ins! https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_glitch_effects_no_plugins/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_glitch_effects_no_plugins.php Join VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger for a fun, high-energy look at how to create all sorts of digital noise, glitch, and other disturbing video effects with any version of Adobe After Effects, without using any plug-ins! Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:38:40 GMT Blackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom Tool https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_tool/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_custom_tool.php Meet The Custom Tool, the most powerful and versatile tool in Blackmagic Fusion's entire toolbox ??" which ironically appears to do nothing when you first apply it. That’s because it’s a tool designed for building your own tools from scratch. That may sound daunting, but under the guiding hand o Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:02:40 GMT Blackmagic Fusion 9 Advanced Keying: Fixing Problem Edges https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_keying_problem_edges/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_keying_problem_edges.php In this advanced keying tutorial for Blackmagic Fusion, longtime VFX artist Simon Ubsdell addresses a common problem: edges too brightly lit, along with light wrap that makes compositing a challenge. Learn how to build custom keyers using Fusion's node-based compositing that solve the problem more q Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:26:42 GMT A Newbie Looks at EditFest LA https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/newbie_looks_at_editfest_bcpc/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/newbie_looks_at_editfest_bcpc.php Thanks to the Blue Collar Post Collective's Professional Development Accessibility Program, Indiana shortform editor Hillary Lewis was able to attend the American Cinema Editor's EditFest LA. Rather than the lion's den she feared, Hillary found unexpected support among people who were more like her Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:45:39 GMT Cinematic Look Using Lumetri Color in Adobe Premiere Pro https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/cinematic_look_adobe_premiere_pro_lumetri/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/cinematic_look_adobe_premiere_pro_lumetri.php Want to give your video that elusive cinematic look? Visual effects guru Tobias Gleissenberger will show you the secrets of the Lumetri Scopes and Lumetri Color panels in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects that make it super easy to properly correct & grade your footage. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:43:47 GMT Robert McLachlan: Cinematographer for Game of Thrones https://library.creativecow.net/consoli_ben/game_of_thrones_cinematography_robert_mclachlan/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/consoli_ben/game_of_thrones_cinematography_robert_mclachlan.php Robert McLachlan is the cinematographer of Game of Thrones, Westworld and Ray Donovan, and he joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to share behind the scenes stories from some of his most iconic scenes including The Red Wedding and The Loot Train Battle. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:59:38 GMT Adobe After Effects Energy Ball https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_energy_ball_vfx/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_energy_ball_vfx.php In his latest high-energy Adobe After Effects tutorial, VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio combines a variety of effects to create the pulsating energy ball, composited with motion tracking, optical flares, and more. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:46:31 GMT What Picasso Can Teach Us About Filmmaking https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/what_picasso_can_teach_filmmakers/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/what_picasso_can_teach_filmmakers.php Feature film editor Sven Pape takes a unique, entertaining look at Pablo Picasso's approach to art, and offers specific examples from a variety of movies, as well as Picasso's own advice. As Sven puts it, success requires action. Make a film. Fail. Then fail harder. Of course, Picasso and Sven have Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:51:41 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker.php Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell draws on over 25 years of experience to dig deep into the compelling features found in the new Planar Tracker found in Blackmagic Fusion. Along the way, Simon offers a wide range of tips and tricks, as well as new perspectives Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:01:52 GMT 3 Mistakes All Beginning Editors Make, And How To Avoid Them https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/3_mistakes_all_beginning_editors_make/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/3_mistakes_all_beginning_editors_make.php In the latest edition of his enduring series "This Guy Edits", Sven Pape covers the three mistakes that all beginning editors make -- mistakes he knows well, having made them all in his own editing career. Fortunately, he's learned the fixes by now too, and shares the easy workarounds in a high-ener Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:40 GMT Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/video_production_the_next_generation/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/video_production_the_next_generation.php Through accessible tools and ease of engagement, young people like Sabrina Cruz have been able to grow up on YouTube and find one another. Underneath the amusing titles and colorful thumbnails, her videos have drawn over 10 million views with thoughtful messages woven together with high production v Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:54:45 GMT RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution https://library.creativecow.net/bunish_christine/RED_IPP2_Image_Processing_Revolution/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bunish_christine/RED_IPP2_Image_Processing_Revolution.php Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflect Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:41:47 GMT An Open Letter to Incoming Women Freshmen in Media Programs, by Kylee Peña https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/an_open_letter_to_incoming_women_freshmen_in_media_programs_by_kylee_pea/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/an_open_letter_to_incoming_women_freshmen_in_media_programs_by_kylee_pea.php Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:47:08 GMT Authenticity: The First Step to Stock Video Success https://library.creativecow.net/crocker_robb/stock_video_success_authenticity/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/crocker_robb/stock_video_success_authenticity.php His stock footage has sold to the tune of $7 million dollars over the past 10 years, earning on average over $30,000/mo. Here, Robb Crocker shares the specific steps he took, and that you can take too, to build a successful stock video business: free from clients, deadlines, and creative limits. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:02:05 GMT My Illegal Internships: An Oral History, by Kylee Peña https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/my_illegal_internships_an_oral_history_by_kylee_pea/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/my_illegal_internships_an_oral_history_by_kylee_pea.php Sure, unpaid internships aren’t exclusive to post production; however, for some reason we’ve collectively decided that the single biggest way to prove one’s merit is by working in some capacity for free. It’s almost as if everyone believes that because they suffered the difficulty of doing o Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:13:24 GMT Adobe Premiere Pro: Edit Faster with Overlay Editing https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/adobe_premiere_pro_overlay_editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/adobe_premiere_pro_overlay_editing.php Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell shows you how to edit faster and more easily using the very useful but not often known-about Overlay edit function in Premiere Pro. This Quick Tip tutorial also offers tips on grouping. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:05:43 GMT Hearing The Handmaid's Tale: Jane Tattersall's Sound Career https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/jane_tattersall_handmaids_tale_audio/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/jane_tattersall_handmaids_tale_audio.php With Emmy, BAFTA, Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel, Canadian Screen, and Directors Guild of Canada Awards among many more, Jane Tattersall shares insights into a career in sound editing entering its fourth decade with two young women just beginning their own careers in the field. Their conve Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:47:27 GMT Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/always_be_editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/always_be_editing.php Do you edit like a sculptor, or like a bricklayer? It seems a simple enough question, but as longtime editor, post house owner, and VFX software developer Simon Ubsdell shows, the implications for how this affects the way you edit can be profound. His advice, regardless of where you land on the spec Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:39:38 GMT DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone? https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/dji_mavic_pro_4K_drone_review/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/dji_mavic_pro_4K_drone_review.php VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:54:56 GMT Stabilize 360 Video with Mocha VR https://library.creativecow.net/imagineer_systems/360_video_stabilize_mocha-VR/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/imagineer_systems/360_video_stabilize_mocha-VR.php In this intermediate tutorial, Mocha Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through smoothing the horizon in a Samsung Gear 360 shot using the Reorient Module in Mocha VR. Jittery 360 video footage can be made more watchable by stabilizing with Mocha’s planar tracking tools. The tutorial is don Tue, 06 Jun 2017 03:21:52 GMT Indie Film Sound Editing: A This Guy Edits Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/indie_film_sound_editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/indie_film_sound_editing.php ACE Award-nominated picture editor Sven Pape ("This Guy Edits") speaks with Sundance Award-winning sound editor Ugo Derouard on The 5 Five Steps of Audio Post Production: Sound Editing, Spotting, Dialog Editing, Sound Design, and Sound Mixing, paying special attention to the specific needs of, and t Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:17:48 GMT The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered! https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/panasonic_eva1_cinema_camera_questions_answered/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/panasonic_eva1_cinema_camera_questions_answered.php Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:46:22 GMT Grading The LEGO Batman Movie: Animal Logic and FilmLight https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/LEGO_Batman_FilmLight_Animal-Logic/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/LEGO_Batman_FilmLight_Animal-Logic.php Following successful collaborations on The Matrix, Legends of the Guardians, and Happy Feet, Sydney's Animal Logic worked with Warner Bros on The LEGO Movie from pitch to proof of concept to post. Animal Logic has gone even further on the latest LEGO animated feature, The LEGO Batman Movie, where th Mon, 22 May 2017 21:21:04 GMT TV Workflow Supervisor Kylee Peña: The Benefits of Pressure https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/Kylee_Pena_Workflow_Supervisor_Adobe_Make-It/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/Kylee_Pena_Workflow_Supervisor_Adobe_Make-It.php TV workflow supervisor Kylee Peña (Jane the Virgin, Colony) visits Adobe's "Make It" talk show to chat with host Jason Levine about the evolution of motion picture workflows, from the days of film and tape to our modern digital world of crazy-high shooting ratios and constantly evolving technology. Mon, 22 May 2017 20:26:08 GMT An Editor's Epic Journey, by Katie Toomey https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/an_editors_epic_journey_by_katie_toomey/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/an_editors_epic_journey_by_katie_toomey.php What do you do when your company folds and there's no local work? Whatever you have to. For Katie Toomey, that meant emptying her savings and heading 2000 miles west to Los Angeles, with no job in hand. The only options were make it or break it. The journey itself was difficult, but the hardest part Sun, 21 May 2017 17:23:36 GMT Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era https://library.creativecow.net/solorio_marco/blackmagic_davinci_resolve_fairlight/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/solorio_marco/blackmagic_davinci_resolve_fairlight.php Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW) that is now part of Blackmagic Design’s powerful DaVinci Resolve post-production system. Is this finally the solution to break away from the Pro Tools stronghold? Wed, 17 May 2017 07:11:54 GMT Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/NAB_Show_2017/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/NAB_Show_2017.php Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups have gone to unparalleled lengths to bring you hidden gems from every corner of the floor. Bob is taking a slightly different approach this time, Thu, 11 May 2017 13:36:46 GMT Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with RED https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol2-bts-RED/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol2-bts-RED.php Anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was already heated up when director James Gunn announced that it was to be the first feature film captured with the RED WEAPON camera using an 8K RED DRAGON VV sensor. In this marvelous behind the scenes featurette courtesy RED Digital Cinema, James di Sat, 06 May 2017 00:40:33 GMT Adobe After Effects April 2017 New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe-after-effects-spring-2017/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe-after-effects-spring-2017.php The April 2017 release of Adobe After Effects (version 14.2) is packed with new features, and Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio is here to show you the latest and greatest. Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the Thu, 04 May 2017 04:35:08 GMT The Science of Editing: Look Closer -- The Mind of a Film https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/science_of_editing_part2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/science_of_editing_part2.php When you ask an editor what they DO in the edit suite, the answer is often something like, "Well, it's intuitive." To become better editors, though, we need to be more specific. Editor, author, and professor Dr. Karen Pearlman breaks down the process into five specific steps that editors must take i Thu, 04 May 2017 00:23:50 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_design_fusion_expressions-and-macros-made-easy/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_design_fusion_expressions-and-macros-made-easy.php In this two-part guide to some of Blackmagic Design Fusion's most powerful compositing and effects features, visual effects veteran Simon Ubsdell offers an easy-to-follow introduction to using basic expressions and creating macros in Fusion -- with some very useful tips for After Effects users along Wed, 03 May 2017 19:28:45 GMT The Cinematography of Get Out: Toby Oliver, ASC https://library.creativecow.net/consoli_ben/toby_oliver_get_out/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/consoli_ben/toby_oliver_get_out.php Toby Oliver, ASC is the award winning cinematographer behind the lens of Jordan Peel's debut film Get Out. “Get Out” has received high praise from critics (99% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers around the world for its story, acting, and cinematography. Toby shares all his lighting Wed, 03 May 2017 07:27:13 GMT The Evolution of Immersive Media https://library.creativecow.net/hinsen_katie/evolution_of_immersive_media/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hinsen_katie/evolution_of_immersive_media.php Immersive media is not new. Emerging technologies, such as VR and AR as we currently know them, are simply part of an evolutionary path making media more immersive. Many commentators and industry professionals became cynical after the short life-cycle of Stereoscopic 3D, and are hesitant to embrace Wed, 03 May 2017 00:42:13 GMT AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus: 4-Channel HD Recording, with 4K Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD Support https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/aja_ki_pro_ultra_plus_4channel_hd_recording_with_4k_apple_proresavid_dnxhd_suppo/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/aja_ki_pro_ultra_plus_4channel_hd_recording_with_4k_apple_proresavid_dnxhd_suppo.php AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a Multi-Channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to 4-Channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in Single-Channel mode a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes® or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder and player supporting the latest connectivity including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, as well Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:07:07 GMT Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14 https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_14/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_14.php Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update. New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi user collaboration t Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:44:53 GMT HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/hp_announces_dreamcolor_cinema_4k_31_and_24_displays_secure_mobile_workstations/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/hp_announces_dreamcolor_cinema_4k_31_and_24_displays_secure_mobile_workstations.php Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced true Cinema 4K displays, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow: the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP D Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:09:23 GMT DJI Introduces Ronin 2, A More Powerful, Versatile and Intelligent Stabilizer For Film And Video Pro https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/dji_introduces_ronin_2_a_more_powerful_versatile_and_intelligent_stabilizer_for/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/dji_introduces_ronin_2_a_more_powerful_versatile_and_intelligent_stabilizer_for.php DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today introduced Ronin 2, the three-axis camera stabilizer redesigned to give filmmakers the freedom to capture any scene they can imagine. Based on DJI’s transformative gimbal technology, Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger ca Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:52 GMT Panasonic at NAB Show 2017 https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/panasonic_at_nab_show_2017/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/panasonic_at_nab_show_2017.php Panasonic’s booth at NAB is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:55:31 GMT Prince: Musician https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/Prince_Musician/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/Prince_Musician.php One year after the sudden passing of Prince Rogers Nelson at age 57, we wanted to revisit a wonderful story too easily lost in all the tragic stories that have emerged since then: this was a man who was all about the music, 24 hours a day. Remarkable previously unseen footage of a playful Prince at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:41:59 GMT The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/TheIntrovertsGuidetoNAB/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/TheIntrovertsGuidetoNAB.php If you're like most people in video production, you're a bit of an introvert, and that makes trade shows a complicated matter. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, but are you selling yourself short before you give yourself a chance to warm up? Creative COW C Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:32:46 GMT Award-Winning BMI Composer Laura Karpman Talks About Bridging the Gap for Women in Music https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/awardwinning_bmi_composer_laura_karpman_talks_about_bridging_the_gap_for_women_i/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/awardwinning_bmi_composer_laura_karpman_talks_about_bridging_the_gap_for_women_i.php When little girls think of what they’d like to be when they grow up, they can add “renowned composer” to the list, thanks in part to the work, both musical and influential, of BMI composer Laura Karpman. Musically, the four-time Emmy and GRAMMY Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:34:14 GMT NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving) https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/NAB_Show-Guide-to-Thriving/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/NAB_Show-Guide-to-Thriving.php Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee Peña is here to take you beyond comfy shoes and protein bars, as she reveals the secrets of not just getting through a brutal week, but actually thriving in what might just be a pivotal experience for your career, and maybe even some friendships. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:11:49 GMT Netflix to move production back to California https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/netflix_to_move_production_back_to_california/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/netflix_to_move_production_back_to_california.php While many productions chase tax credits and use them to help underwrite production costs, Netflix has decided that in some cases the savings do not outweigh the costs and so it will be moving as much of its production as possible, back to California. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:06:56 GMT PLOTAGRAPH PRO: A Powerful Tool For Animating Still Images https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/plotagraph_pro_a_powerful_new_tool_for_video_artists/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/plotagraph_pro_a_powerful_new_tool_for_video_artists.php The COW was just introduced to one of the coolest new creative tools we've seen in a long time, PLOTAGRAPH PRO, which powerfully animates still images. Imagine animating your still images to become full high resolution video, all the way up to 4K. In this video tutorial, Blake Rudis is your guide. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Design's Cameras and Resolve Press Conference https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/blackmagic_designs_cameras_and_resolve_press_conference/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/blackmagic_designs_cameras_and_resolve_press_conference.php How's THIS for another way that Blackmagic is changing the game? World class headline news, direct to you, no waiting in line at NAB. Following last month's press conference on BMD's broadcast products, CEO Grant Petty walks us through new control su Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Beautiful 8K Timelapse of Norway's Four Seasons https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/beautiful_8k_timelapse_of_norways_four_seasons/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/beautiful_8k_timelapse_of_norways_four_seasons.php One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse, but photographer Morten Rustad‘s creation SEASONS of NORWAY captured this 8K masterpiece by travelling a total of 20,000 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Adobe After Effects Advanced Title Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/Gleissenberger_tobias/AdvancedTitlingInAfterEffects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Gleissenberger_tobias/AdvancedTitlingInAfterEffects.php Learn how to create complex title animations in Adobe After Effects! In my last tutorial I covered how to create, customise and animate simple titles in Adobe Premiere Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQtq... In this tutorial we will take things one step further and create titles that are too c Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:26:39 GMT Film Editing: Should You Edit Scenes to Music? https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/FilmEditingMusic/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/FilmEditingMusic.php Music can elevate the emotion of a film scene. As a film editor, should you first cut to music or focus on dialog and visuals alone? In this tutorial, This Guy Edits shares his point of view by example with a rough cut using some temp music by Max Elto. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:13:26 GMT