A Creative COW Report on CinéWave v4.5
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A Look at CineWave 4 for OSX Jaguar
Walter Biscardi is a leader in both our Final Cut Pro and Pinnacle CineWave forum communities where Cow members have long appreciated his friendly and insightful input. In this article, Walter explores the new powers found in Pinnacle's CineWave 4. Walter is a longtime user of CineWave, having used it in many projects in his studio where he serves a long list of corporate and broadcast clients. How does the new CineWave meet his demands and expectations, along with those of his clients? Walter takes CineWave 4 out for a demanding ride and gives Cow members his verdict as a user whose own investment is behind his opinions. This is no editorial done by a trade journalist with a unit for review, these are the words of a guy whose own investment and decisions either makes or breaks his company's future. See what he thinks of CineWave after owning one for quite some time and growing with the system as it has developed...
CineWave gives Final Frame network quality at a small business price
If it weren't for Pinnacle Systems, Will Cox would still be just a Final Cut Pro engineer at the Oxygen Network, not co-founder of his own postproduction company in New York City. He and his partner Youna Kwak founded Final Frame and retained Oxygen as a client, and he has his CineWave system to thank.
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Adobe Creative Cloud
Turn Yourself Into a Cartoon Character for Your Next Video Call
Virtual backgrounds from your favorite movies and Snapchat filters for Zoom and other web video conferencing platforms are played out, so now what? Have we got the answer for you! Adobe engineer Dan Ramirez takes you step by step through using Adobe Character Animator to turn yourself into a fully lip-synced real time animated cartoon character! You can either build characters yourself or start customizing from Adobe's libraries. It's fast, easy, and fun, with platform-specific instructions for both Mac and Windows.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Apple Motion 5: The Eye of Sauron
It's not going to win an Academy Awards for visual effects, or so says longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, but no matter how many of Simon's jaw-dropping extensions of what you thought was possible in Apple Motion you've already experienced, we still don't think you're ready for this: a fun series of tutorials that looks a creating the popular Eye of Sauron effect from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings saga using only the tools inside Apple Motion!
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Productions: New Collaboration and Productivity for Premiere Pro
When it was first announced at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, the new Productions toolset for Adobe Premiere Pro looked like a dream come true for filmmakers and other visual storytellers who have been looking for next-generation collaboration, including cloud-enabled and remote-friendly workflows. Now that Productions is available starting April 14, Productions is revealed to be every bit as valuable for individual creators who want better organizational tools, greater security, and the ability to share assets including media files across projects with cross-project referencing.
TV & Movie Appreciation
Bringing Homeland Home: Color Grading Season 8
Keith Shaw of Keep Me Posted (a FotoKem company) has been the colorist for Showtime's Emmy-winning drama Homeland since its pilot episode in 2011. The show's eighth and final season brings the most extreme looks yet to a show shot in locations around the world, and where a scene that takes days to shoot unfolds in only minutes on screen. The challenge to create unified, consistent looks has never been steeper, but a rock-solid workflow from a global team is bringing the popular series home to a strong finish.
How To Put Yourself In Any Movie, Part 2: Greenscreen
Not every VFX problem can be solved with a plug-in alone! Visual effects start with the visuals! In part two of his series on inserting yourself into any movie, filmmaker and effects artist Cody Pyper covers how to set up lighting to match shots from Hollywood movies, and how to set your camera to the best settings for shooting green screen.
Apple Motion for Motion Graphics: Chasing Dots
Thanks to longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, you've already seen far more than you imagined from Apple Motion for titling, animation, and visual effects. Now get ready for...motion graphics? That's right, motion graphics in Apple Motion! In this clever tutorial ready made for your epidemiological explainer videos, Simon once again leads a master class in the depths of Motion's toolsets, including gradients, paths, cameras, and more.
Sundance Ignite Fellowship For Emerging Directors: 2020 Could Be Your Year After All
Nobody knows how the rest of 2020 and beyond will shape filmmaking and film festivals, but there’s no need for young filmmakers to put their careers on hold. The Sundance Institute and Adobe are looking for 10 documentary or narrative directors between the ages of 18 and 25 who’ve completed a short between one and 15 minutes long any time since August 2018 to receive Sundance Ignite fellowships as part of a year-long program that includes mentorship, artist grants, internships and program opportunities, an annual membership to Adobe Creative Cloud, and a trip to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Art of the Edit
Why Does An Edit Feel Right? (According to Science)
In this episode from the series The Science of Editing, Sven Pape of "This Guy Edits" and Dr. Karen Pearlman, author of "Cutting Rhythms: Intuitive Film Editing" discuss three cognitive concepts that go beyond continuity, including rhythm, subtext, and kinesthetic imagination. Packed with examples from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, and many others, the Science of Editing will help even the most seasoned editors -- and viewers -- unlock new dimensions in the cinematic experience.