Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net VFX in Adobe After Effects: An Artists Panel (NAB) https://library.creativecow.net/creative_cloud_adobe/vfx-in-after-effects-nab-panel/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/creative_cloud_adobe/vfx-in-after-effects-nab-panel.php Join panelists Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot, Jayse Hansen, and Mary Poplin of Boris FX, along with moderator, Victoria Nece of Adobe, as they discuss the world of visual effects from an artist’s perspective. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:45:11 GMT Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro.php How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look! Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:32:14 GMT Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019 https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019.php Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope ove Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:29:25 GMT Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro https://library.creativecow.net/g_tobias/scars-tattoos-digital-makeup-adobe-after-effects-mocha-pro/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/g_tobias/scars-tattoos-digital-makeup-adobe-after-effects-mocha-pro.php How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look! Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:32:31 GMT Vimeo Stock Essentials: 1000+ Clips/$60K Value Now Included https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/vimeo_stock_essentials_1000_clips_included_with_yearly_subscriptions/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/vimeo_stock_essentials_1000_clips_included_with_yearly_subscriptions.php Following the announcement of Vimeo Stock reaching the one million clip milestone, Vimeo today announces Vimeo Stock Essentials, a carefully curated collection of 1000+ clips in a variety of the most popular categories, now included as part of every annual Vimeo subscription at no additional cost, a Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:00:00 GMT Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds" https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds.php "The Seven Worlds" is the latest advertising epic short directed by Ridley Scott, a marvelous odyssey spanning surreal scenes inspired by the seven tasting notes of Hennessy premium X.O. cognacac. Realizing Scott's unparalleled vision required a masterful team and state-of-the-art technology to assi Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:47:11 GMT Making the Documentary ‘Ernie & Joe’ https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/ernie_joe_documentary_sxsw/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/ernie_joe_documentary_sxsw.php Creative COW’s Hillary Lewis sits down with Jenifer McShane at SXSW to talk about her latest documentary feature following two unique police officers who approach the mental health crisis in San Antonio, TX in a new, inspiring way. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:07:14 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use, Pt 5: Brightness https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_brightness.php The first challenge to understanding the nature of brightness in compositing starts with remembering that we're not actually seeing color at all, but rather something of an illusion that appears to us as color! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell fo Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:54:29 GMT Editing Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/eye_of_the_beholder_art_of_dungeons_and_dragons/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/eye_of_the_beholder_art_of_dungeons_and_dragons.php Kelley Slagle began her career in entertainment as an actor, so it’s not surprising the communal storytelling of Dungeons and Dragons caught her eye. She both edited and co-directed the prizewinning documentary "The Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons", speaking to overe 40 artists Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:23:49 GMT Dialogue Cleanup Plug-ins for Video Production https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_dialogue_cleanup_plugins_for_videographers/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_dialogue_cleanup_plugins_for_videographers.php Sometimes you really DO need to fix it in post. Longtime audio engineer Keith Alexander looks at some of the plug-ins available for video hosts including Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X, as well as leading audio applications such as Audition, Pro Tools, and Nuendo, that will make a huge Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:55:50 GMT Apple Motion 5: Building A Music Visualizer https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_music_visualizer/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_music_visualizer.php Here's an especially fun one from longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, showing how to build and animate a music visualizer in Apple Motion 5. As usual, you can count on Simon to go beyond the basics of simple construction to dive deep into the nuances of Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:01:05 GMT Small HD FOCUS 7 4K Monitor Hands On https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/smallhd_focus7_4K_touchscreen_monitor/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/smallhd_focus7_4K_touchscreen_monitor.php Here's a first look at the SmallHD FOCUS 7, a 7-inch, 4K monitor that packs significant production value in a moderate price. The monitor includes Small HD’s OS3 software, which gives users access to features such as pinch-to-zoom, waveform monitors, focus pulling, 3D LUTs, and more, in a build th Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:32:28 GMT Adobe Audition: Shorten A Music Track with Remix https://library.creativecow.net/creative_cloud_adobe/adobe_audition_shorten_music_track_with_remix/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/creative_cloud_adobe/adobe_audition_shorten_music_track_with_remix.php Ready to have your mind blown? See how easy it is to create remixes of music files using Adobe Sensei’s machine learning. You can take a song that has a longer duration than needed for your Premiere Pro project, and using Dynamic Link, send your entire sequence to Audition to create a shorter vers Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:33:13 GMT Blackmagic Fusion: Frequency Separation Retouching https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching.php Blackmagic Fusion offers a variety of powerful retouching tools (as does DaVinci Resolve of course), so why would you want to build your own? As longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell explains, once you understand the underlying principles of the tools, you Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:17:01 GMT 60 Second Tutorial: Alien Invasion in Adobe After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/creative_cloud_adobe/animated_alien_invasion_after_effects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/creative_cloud_adobe/animated_alien_invasion_after_effects.php Here's a fast, fun one! Sixty seconds to create and animate an alien using the 3D and Track Camera tools to animate your character in Adobe After Effects. Use the included files, or bring your own! Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:11:26 GMT Perfecting Audio: Professional Audio Apps for Your iPad https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_ipad_audio_apps/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_ipad_audio_apps.php There's huge development going on for professional audio on iPad, whether for recording, hardware control for digital audio workstations, or music creation. Longtime audio engineer Keith Alexander looks at some specific options that audio pros will find indispensible. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:17:29 GMT How Cinesite and Allegorithmic Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Ro https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/how_cinesite_and_allegorithmic_substance_recreated_a_legendary_medieval_city_for/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/how_cinesite_and_allegorithmic_substance_recreated_a_legendary_medieval_city_for.php The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, it needed to build it from scratch wit Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:18:30 GMT Apple Motion 5: Water Drops And Advanced Displacement https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_water_bubbles/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_water_bubbles.php Following up his popular Rain on Glass tutorial, here's a more in depth look at how to create water displacement effects in Apple Motion 5 from longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell. This installment includes some useful background theory on how to work wi Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:29:25 GMT Creating Adobe Motion Graphics Templates for Profit https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/creating_adobe_mogrts_for_profit/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/creating_adobe_mogrts_for_profit.php Adobe Motion Graphics templates can be created in either After Effects or Premiere Pro. Using them in your own work, or in teams with clients, allows you to create a still or animation that can then be customized across multiple projects, but you can also sell them through Adobe Stock. Learn more ab Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:11:43 GMT Interview with VES Award winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/interview_with_ves_award_winning_vfx_artist_pav_grochola_spiderman_into_the_spid/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/interview_with_ves_award_winning_vfx_artist_pav_grochola_spiderman_into_the_spid.php Pav recently won a VES award for his groundbreaking VFX work on the film. He talks about his process, the amazing VFX and animation teams he worked with and the innovative new tool he invented that may change the future of animation. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:25:17 GMT Perfecting Audio: Professional Audio Add-ons For Your iPad https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_ipad_accessories/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_ipad_accessories.php You're going to be amazed how easy it is to turn your iPad into a professional audio powerhouse for a variety of applications: a field recorder, a front end for controlling your DAW, MIDI keyboards and turntables for musicians and DJs, and more. Whether you're a filmmaker, a podcaster, an audio engi Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:46:20 GMT Apple Motion 5: Animating Raindrops On A Window https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_water_on_glass/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/apple_motion_water_on_glass.php Ready to have your mind blown? Longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell is inspired by an Andrew Kramer AE tutorial to combine Apple Motion's particles, displacements, 3D compositing, and advanced blurs to create an incredibly realistic animation of raindrops Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:10:00 GMT Increase Productivity with Adobe Motion Graphics Templates https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/increase_productivity_with_adobe_motion_graphics_templates/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/increase_productivity_with_adobe_motion_graphics_templates.php Motion Graphic Templates created in either Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects are a great way to work with clients. They help you keep a consistent look and feel while protecting your project from inadvertent changes as it passes through different hands. Here are the steps you can take to sha Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:55:35 GMT RED TECH: Black Shade Calibration: When, Why, and How https://library.creativecow.net/digital_cinema_RED/red_digital_cinema_black_shade_calibration/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/digital_cinema_RED/red_digital_cinema_black_shade_calibration.php Learn how (as well as why and when) to run a Black Shade Calibration on your RED Digital Cinema camera to ensure clean and consistent pixel sensitivity across your entire image. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 04:20:27 GMT Pansonic AG-CX350 First Look: 4K, HDR, Streaming, and more https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/panasonic_ag_cx350_4KHDR_first_look/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/panasonic_ag_cx350_4KHDR_first_look.php Introducing the new Panasonic AG-CX350 4K HDR 10-bit 60p camcorder, featuring Enhanced Network Capabilities for live events,, sports, and news gathering. The CX350 is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NewTek NDI | HX-ready for IP Production. In addition, it offers futur Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:50:55 GMT Perfecting Audio: Field Recorders https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_field_recorders/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/perfecting_audio_field_recorders.php Audio professional Keith Alexander offers a personal tour through the minefield that is field recorders. The goal is to cover as many situations that may arise with the least amount of gear, and to make sure the job gets done right the first time. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:51:31 GMT Workflow That Plays For Keeps: How Netflix Is Protecting Stories' Futures https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/workflow_that_plays_for_keeps_how_netflix_is_protecting_stories_futures/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/workflow_that_plays_for_keeps_how_netflix_is_protecting_stories_futures.php If you hope to distribute your work via Netflix, you NEED to know this, but even if you're only interested in the best thinking currently available about how to preserve your own work for an unknown digital future, this is a must-read. Kylee Peña, Coordinator of Creative Technologies & Infrastructu Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:22:58 GMT What Are Adobe Motion Graphics Templates? https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/what_are_adobe_motion_graphics_templates/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/what_are_adobe_motion_graphics_templates.php A Motion Graphics Template, referred to as a MOGRT, is an animated sequence that is self-contained and can be used in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe After Effects, combining graphics, text, audio and video files, as well as vector or still images (including logos), to create a sti Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:32:41 GMT Editor Phyllis Housen on Shaping Sundance Jury Prize Winning Drama 'Clemency' https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/editor_phyllis_housen_on_shaping_sundance_jury_prize_winning_drama_clemency/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/editor_phyllis_housen_on_shaping_sundance_jury_prize_winning_drama_clemency.php New York-based editor Phyllis Housen first fell in love with movies at a young age and had that love reinforced by a high school teacher who taught film history instead of English class. Her editing career includes both chapters in Tarantino's Kill Bill saga, and most recently, the drama Clemency, w Mon, 04 Feb 2019 02:18:31 GMT Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/light_from_light_editor_courtney_ware_on_returning_to_sundance/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/light_from_light_editor_courtney_ware_on_returning_to_sundance.php Editor/Director Courtney Ware got her start in the industry as a PA, quickly working her way up to producer before her 21st birthday. After her directorial debut on Sunny in the Dark, she realized a pivot away from producing and into storytelling was in her future, and she got started on being an ed Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:54:40 GMT Western-style Color Grading https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/western_style_color_grading/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/western_style_color_grading.php The Docu Series 24 Pictures A Second focuses on following and hearing from working professionals in the film, tv, and pro-video industry. In this episode, colorist Josh Bohoskey of The Mill walks through the color correction of a new, and stylistically specific, narrative piece with Framework Produc Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:54:43 GMT Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/cutting_honey_boy_mnica_salazar_on_editing_the_sundance_hit/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/cutting_honey_boy_mnica_salazar_on_editing_the_sundance_hit.php One of the most anticipated films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and one of the first features acclaimed as a hit when it premiered, Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical story penned by actor Shia LaBeouf that spans a decade in the life of a child actor. It’s also the first feature film cut b Sun, 27 Jan 2019 22:49:21 GMT Tips For Flying Drones In Cold Weather with Dirk Dallas https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/tips_for_flying_drones_in_cold_weather/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/tips_for_flying_drones_in_cold_weather.php Dirk Dallas of "From Where I Drone" shares a bunch of hard-won, real-world tips for flying your drone in cold conditions. He talks about ways to keep your batteries warm, things to look for to prevent drone failure, and his favorite accessories for tackling the cold weather as a drone pilot. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:28:31 GMT Gods, Marvel, & Maui: Making VFX on a Pacific Island https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/gods_superheroes_monsters_maui/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/gods_superheroes_monsters_maui.php It's safe to say that there's no other VFX vendor in the world quite like capital T, let alone one that is constantly contributing to films like Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, as well as the critically acclaimed TV series, American Gods. What makes capital T unique is that Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:54:44 GMT MEGAN: Award-winning Viral Fan Short Tests 8K RED Workflow https://library.creativecow.net/bunish_christine/red_8K_workflow_megan_short_film/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bunish_christine/red_8K_workflow_megan_short_film.php Along with the elite Delta Force team, the title character in the viral short film MEGAN investigates a mysterious attack in downtown Los Angeles after deep-sea drilling has unleashed the unknown. Achieving viral status online and film festival wins around the world, the 7-minute short is the latest Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:54:59 GMT Editing SyFy: Editor Shiran Amir on Rejecting Rejection https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/cutting_syfy_editor_shiran_amir_on_rejecting_rejection/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/cutting_syfy_editor_shiran_amir_on_rejecting_rejection.php When talking about her career path, you get the immediate sense that rejection isn’t a “no” for Shiran Amir. There’s never been an obstacle that’s kept her from living her dream. From editing engine maintainence videos for the Israeli Air Force to assistant-editing local celebrity news, sh Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:41:42 GMT Deliver Work Faster Using Adobe Stock https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/deliver_work_faster_with_adobe_stock/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/deliver_work_faster_with_adobe_stock.php Having access to 8 million HD clips and 3.5 million 4K clips might not speed you up. In fact, it could easily slow you down! Sure, that's the size of Adobe Stock's library, but what sets it apart for the way you work every day is the tight integration with your creative applications, the AI-powered Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:40:14 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 4 of the best look behind the tec Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:19:02 GMT George H.W. Bush Yelled At Me For Making Him Look Bad On TV https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/Make-em-look-good-on-TV/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/Make-em-look-good-on-TV.php In his earlier life as a TV producer, Creative COW's Tim Wilson had a memorable encounter with the 41st President of the United States not long after he left office, while shooting a PR piece for the local news. It's a humorous tale of meeting deadlines, meeting expectations, and meeting a man only Sat, 01 Dec 2018 21:39:52 GMT Editing The Emmy Award-Winning Phenomenon, Wild Wild Country https://library.creativecow.net/latham_matt/editing_emmy-winning_wild_wild_country/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/latham_matt/editing_emmy-winning_wild_wild_country.php Wild Wild Country premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim, and when it hit Netflix a few months later, it quickly became a phenomenon, going on to win the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary of Nonfiction Series and netting editor Neil Meiklejohn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Thu, 29 Nov 2018 01:11:32 GMT Stock Video for Professionals https://library.creativecow.net/harlan_rod/stock_video_for_professionals/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harlan_rod/stock_video_for_professionals.php The Adobe Stock story begins with over 8 million videos, but also includes unique Adobe Stock takes advantage of unique features including AI-driven search, workflow integrations, and content partnerships to offer creative professionals exceptionally wide-ranging and easy-to-use options. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 05:35:27 GMT Reimagining Terminator 2's HUDs and Graphics with Adobe XD https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/reimagining_terminator_2_hud_design/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/reimagining_terminator_2_hud_design.php What looked futuristic for heads-up displays and graphic overlays just a few years ago looks primitive today, which inspired the designers at Territory Studio (responsible for HUD and screen design in Avengers: Infinity War, Blade Runner 2049, The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more) to a Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:45:33 GMT Top RC Drones With a Camera Updated With New Drone Models for 2018 https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/top_rc_drones_with_a_camera_updated_with_new_drone_models_for_2018/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/top_rc_drones_with_a_camera_updated_with_new_drone_models_for_2018.php Drone aerial photography is, wait for it, taking off. Whether you’re using them for recreation, to build an aerial service business, or to integrate UAS into your existing business or organization, the goal of this article is to explore ten of the best RC drones with a camera on the market today. Sun, 28 Oct 2018 12:45:00 GMT Face Vocal Band: Giving Rock a Human Voice https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/face_vocal_band_giving_rock_a_human_voice/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/face_vocal_band_giving_rock_a_human_voice.php Great music transcends genre. The most memorable songs are able to cross over to different styles seamlessly. They’re timeless because the melodies and lyrics reach people no matter what kind of music they favor. That is the root of Face Vocal Band’s success. The Colorado band has been bringing Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:07:48 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Mocha Pro 19 from BorisFX: Overview and New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/mocha_pro_2019_overview_new_features.php Mocha is an academy award winning planar tracker that is widely used in the VFX and Film Making industry. Mocha Pro 2019 adds some exciting new features to this powerful software tool, starting with a much-streamlined interface and GPU acceleration. Join VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced St Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:11:37 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT GoPro HERO7 First Look https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/gopro_hero7_first_look/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/gopro_hero7_first_look.php The new GoPro HERO7 can do WHAT? Join Steven John Irby, co-owner and director of Street Dreams Magazine, for a look at the most advanced GoPro yet: HyperSmooth Stabilization, TimeWarp Video, live streaming, voice control, waterproof, and much more. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:17:20 GMT Five Cinematic Drone Shots For You To Master https://library.creativecow.net/tv_adorama/cinematic_drone_shots_to_master/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tv_adorama/cinematic_drone_shots_to_master.php If you tend to put your drone up in the air and then struggle with what to do next, or if you just randomly shoot around filling up your memory card, then this tutorial is for you. Here are 5 cinematic drone shots that, with a little practice, will take your aerial cinematography to the next level. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:12:03 GMT Blackmagic Design Announces Advanced New Blackmagic RAW Codec https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/blackmagic_design_announces_advanced_new_blackmagic_raw_codec/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/blackmagic_design_announces_advanced_new_blackmagic_raw_codec.php Blackmagic Design has introduced the public beta of Blackmagic RAW, a new and very modern codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic RAW is a more intelligent format that gives customers stunning images, inc Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:36:56 GMT