Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Westdoc Online interview with documentary filmmaker Marina Zenovich https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/westdoc_online_interview_with_documentary_filmmaker_marina_zenovich/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/westdoc_online_interview_with_documentary_filmmaker_marina_zenovich.php What do Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, Roman Polanski, and ESPN have in common? Documentary filmmaker MARINA ZENOVICH, who joins host Chuck Braverman for this episode of Westdoc Online. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:04:16 GMT Avengers: Infinity War - Thanos, Titan, and Weta Digital https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/avengers_infinity_war_creating_thanos_weta_digital_VFX/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/avengers_infinity_war_creating_thanos_weta_digital_VFX.php At the center of one of the biggest films in history, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, stands Thanos, a CG character whose emotional range became a major contribution to the film's success. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis spoke with Weta Digital VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken about Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:50:04 GMT Adobe After Effects Expressions 101 https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/after_effects_expressions_101/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/after_effects_expressions_101.php Expressions in Adobe After Effects open up a world of possibilities for your visual effects! Expressions can be daunting when you first get into them, though, as you have to essentially write 'code' - and code can be scary. Join After Effects guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio for the fir Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:32:39 GMT AJA Video Systems Celebrates 25 Years of Professional Video Systems https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/aja_video_systems_celebrates_25_years_of_professional_video_systems/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/aja_video_systems_celebrates_25_years_of_professional_video_systems.php John Abt started AJA Video Systems with his wife Darlene in 1993 to develop simple digital parallel to serial and serial to parallel converters. Many of AJA’s products at their core continue to bridge connectivity and simplify pro video workflows through video up, down, cross format conversion. A Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:46:29 GMT VFX Legion Completes Effects for SUPERFLY Remake https://library.creativecow.net/Legion_VFX/superfly_remake/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Legion_VFX/superfly_remake.php Producer Joel Silver and Director X called on VFX Legion to tackle 100+ shots designed to amp up the impact of the raw violence in Sony’s reboot of the iconic ‘70’s film. The reboot of ‘Superfly’ puts a modern, stylish spin on the original 1972 film about a Harlem drug dealer trying to sco Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:49:28 GMT Christina Rzewucki: Thor: Ragnarok, Tomb Raider & more https://library.creativecow.net/pictures_risingsun/ChristinaRzewuckiInterview/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pictures_risingsun/ChristinaRzewuckiInterview.php Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack. Since joining RSP in 2017, she has applied her diverse technical and creative skills to Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:05:17 GMT VR Filmwork: Immersive Begins to Emerge ... Slowly https://library.creativecow.net/marken_andy/VR_Filmmaking/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/marken_andy/VR_Filmmaking.php Want to see a storage person's heart skip a beat ... or two? Flutter even? Just mention VR and BAM!, they get real excited. Some people think we like 360/VR just because it devours so much storage capacity. Ok that's a good reason but still the good VR stuff is really really good. Not just scare you Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:10:17 GMT RBG's DP: Claudia Raschke, Ruth Ginsburg & Canon C300 Mk II https://library.creativecow.net/matlosz_jimmy/RBG_ruth_bader_ginsburg_canon_c300/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/matlosz_jimmy/RBG_ruth_bader_ginsburg_canon_c300.php In his conversation with Claudia Raschke, the cinematographer of the acclaimed documentary "RBG" featuring Supreme Court Justice and folk hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DP Jimmy Matlosz speaks to her about the Canon C300, the challenges of shooting such a high-profile subject, and the influence of dance Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:46:35 GMT Media after Millennials: A Teen’s Research on Viewing Habits https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/media_after_millenials_teen_viewing_habits/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/media_after_millenials_teen_viewing_habits.php As a fifteen year old high school sophomore, Helen Ludé has her priorities in order: varsity soccer, Snapchat and Instagram, and presenting research on Post-Millennial Media and Cinema Consumption Habits at SMPTE’s Future of Cinema Conference. Spurred on by a dinner conversation with her family ( Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:24:27 GMT Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much? https://library.creativecow.net/cohen_mike/how_much_star_was_is_too_much/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cohen_mike/how_much_star_was_is_too_much.php When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. In 2012 when Lucas sold his company to Disney for $4billion, he included his outlines of Episodes VII, VIII and IX. But Disney and Co. decided to discard the Thu, 31 May 2018 15:26:19 GMT Editing Marvel's Black Panther: Debbie Berman ACE https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/marvels_black_panther_editor_debbie_berman/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/marvels_black_panther_editor_debbie_berman.php This is an epic tale spanning two decades, three countries, 12,000 miles -- and that's just the story of Debbie Berman, ACE, starting in reality TV and indie film in South Africa, making her way to Canada and then the US to edit Marvel's Spider-man: Homecoming and, most recently, Black Panther, alre Thu, 24 May 2018 07:38:38 GMT Westdoc Online interview with National Geographic Channel's VP of Development, Charlie Parsons https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/westdoc_online_interview_with_national_geographic_channels_vp_of_development_cha/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/westdoc_online_interview_with_national_geographic_channels_vp_of_development_cha.php Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Development for the National Geographic Channel, responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network’s main points of contact for the global production community. Since joining the Channel in 2010, Parsons has devel Tue, 22 May 2018 23:35:29 GMT Fancy Title Animations In Adobe After Effects -- FAST! https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_efects_fancy_title_animation/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_efects_fancy_title_animation.php Follow along as VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger shows you how how to quickly create professional-looking animated text elements using the free presets that are included with Adobe After Effects, customizing them to suit your needs. Tobias will also show you how to apply masks to your text layers to h Fri, 04 May 2018 15:27:20 GMT Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic: Talking With Titans at NAB 2018 https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab.php As much as each year's NAB Show is about what's completely new, it's about hearing what's new from the industry's most enduring companies. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis sat down with representatives from three of the biggest titan companies in production and post -- Avid's David Col Fri, 04 May 2018 12:04:10 GMT Get The Shot Without Getting Shot: Adventures in Stock Video https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_stock_travel_rickray_NAB/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_stock_travel_rickray_NAB.php Rick Ray of DVArchive has traveled the world, lived in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, played ragtime piano for money in Australian bars, and both been arrested in Ethiopa and recruited those same police to be in his videos the very next day. In his NAB Show presentation for Adobe Stock, Rick gets Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:20:43 GMT Pure Mission: NAB 2018 Highlights for Video Creatives https://library.creativecow.net/marken_andy/pure_vision_nab_2018_highlights/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/marken_andy/pure_vision_nab_2018_highlights.php Everyone who attended NAB this year was on a mission. A mission to create the best content, a mission to deliver content to the right audience, a mission to produce great films for device and theatre viewing. We'll start by discussing some of the best solutions for some of the creative people we kno Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:50:45 GMT Go Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet Place https://library.creativecow.net/consoli_ben/a_quiet_place_cinematography/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/consoli_ben/a_quiet_place_cinematography.php Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the Danish cinematographer behind the lens of the horrifying and beautifully shot film A Quiet Place. Charlotte joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the camera, lighting, and lensing choices for A Quiet Place, its unique sound desi Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:43:20 GMT NAB 2018: Journey, Connections, and Life-Changing Takeaways https://library.creativecow.net/byars_hannah/NAB_2018_journey_connections_takeaways/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/byars_hannah/NAB_2018_journey_connections_takeaways.php Many people say that the best thing about the NAB Show is the people, but then their NAB conversations are mostly about products. Thanks to a grant from the Blue Collar Post Collective, longtime Creative COW member, editor, licensed drone operator, podcaster and videographer Hannah Byars-Walker set Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:58:02 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, which can make trade shows a challenge. 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 achieve your goals? Creative COW Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:13:09 GMT Could This The Real Reason Apple Wants To Ditch Intel? https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/could_this_the_real_reason_apple_wants_to_ditch_intel/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/could_this_the_real_reason_apple_wants_to_ditch_intel.php Creative COW's Tim Wilson thinks this is the real reason for Apple's announcement that they will drop Intel. Do You agree? Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:08:26 GMT VFX LEGION: FX ON SCANDAL & HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER https://library.creativecow.net/Golden_Sherri/VFXLegionScandalandHowtoGetAwaywithMurder/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Golden_Sherri/VFXLegionScandalandHowtoGetAwaywithMurder.php Shot in LA and set in D.C. and Philly, Scandal & How To Get Away With Murder’s stories unfold in virtual environments that seamlessly blend with live-action footage, defying the viewer’s eye. Here Is some of how it is done using Shotgun, Redshift, The Foundry’s NUKE, Media Shuttle, et al. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:56:53 GMT Remove People from Moving Video in After Effects with Mocha https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/make_anyone_disappear_after_effects_mocha/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/make_anyone_disappear_after_effects_mocha.php Learn how to remove a person from a moving video using the Remove module of the Mocha Pro plug-in for Adobe After Effects! In one of his most epic tutorial's yet, Surfaced Studio's Tobias Gleissenberger then adds a bonus Beam Up effect using some of the great filters from the Boris Continuum and Sap Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:24:36 GMT Cate Haight ACE on Editing The Sundance Hit Indie, Puzzle https://library.creativecow.net/caldwell_alee/catherine_haight_ace_editing_puzzle/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/caldwell_alee/catherine_haight_ace_editing_puzzle.php Cate Haight, ACE, has edited some of the most memorable films and television shows in the last few years. Her latest indie feature Puzzle -- which tells the story of a suburban mom who discovers a passion for competitive jigsaw puzzling -- debuted at Sundance Film Festival this year. Creative COW Co Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:22:50 GMT Mercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo Board https://library.creativecow.net/Kaufman_Debra/Mercedes-Benz_360_Degree_Magic/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Kaufman_Debra/Mercedes-Benz_360_Degree_Magic.php A visit to the Atlanta Falcon games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past football season provided an unexpected treat: the world’s largest 360-degree cylindrical LED video screen at a sports venue. At 58-feet tall, the screen, dubbed the “Halo Board” because it surrounds the inner stadium, c Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:35:40 GMT Creating Dunkirk VR: Ingenuity, Accessibility & Adobe Tools https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/Dunkirk_VR_with_Adobe/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/Dunkirk_VR_with_Adobe.php Academy Award-nominated director Christopher Nolan has referred to his film Dunkirk in IMAX as “virtual reality without the goggles,” so when it came time to build Save Every Breath: The Dunkirk VR Experience, the team at Practical Magic knew that the stakes were higher than usual. Creative COW Tue, 27 Feb 2018 04:55:17 GMT The Cinematography of Altered Carbon https://library.creativecow.net/consoli_ben/Cinematography_of_Altered_Carbon/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/consoli_ben/Cinematography_of_Altered_Carbon.php Today we explore the cinematography of Altered Carbon with Directors of Photography Martin Ahlgren and Neville Kidd. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:38:56 GMT A Vision For Stock Video Success: Daniel Hurst, VIA Films https://library.creativecow.net/hurst_daniel/a_vision_for_stock_footage/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurst_daniel/a_vision_for_stock_footage.php You’ve definitely seen Daniel Hurst’s work. An early mover in high frame rate and aerial shooting for stock footage using cameras including Phantom Flex 4K and RED Weapon 8K, he’s sold over 200,000 clips through his company VIA Films. His career has been driven by trying to create shots he has Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:52:41 GMT How Kubrick Achieved the Cinematography of Barry Lyndon https://library.creativecow.net/Knudsen_Tyler/Kubrick_Barry_Lyndon_Cinematography/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Knudsen_Tyler/Kubrick_Barry_Lyndon_Cinematography.php Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is often lauded as one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinematography. And in a decade or even a year with some of the toughest competition imaginable, Barry Lyndon always seems to stick out just a little bit more. What sets the cinematography of Barry Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:57:36 GMT Know Your Film Editing History, Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/pape_sven/film_history_editing_part_1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pape_sven/film_history_editing_part_1.php Knowing about the history of film editing can help you understand how best to use these tools today, as well as point to where film editing might go in the future. Join feature film editor Sven Pape, host of "This Guy Edits", for part 1 of his fast-paced, example-packed conversation with Los Angeles Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:57:16 GMT Basic Clone Effect Interaction - After Effects Tutorial https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_clone_interaction/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe_after_effects_clone_interaction.php Want to take your CLONE EFFECT to the next level? Want to know how to make your clones INTERACT? Tobias Gleissenberger shows you how. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:16:49 GMT Preparing to Edit the PyeongChang Winter Games, Pt 2 https://library.creativecow.net/pena_kylee/Preparing_to_Edit_PyeongChang_Winter_Games/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pena_kylee/Preparing_to_Edit_PyeongChang_Winter_Games.php Growing up, Kylee Peña says that she was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, she wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:45:04 GMT Preparing to Edit the PyeongChang Winter Games, Pt 1 https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/preparing_to_edit_the_olympics_pt1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/preparing_to_edit_the_olympics_pt1.php Growing up, Kylee Peña says that she was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, she wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:53:00 GMT 2018 MPSE Award Winner John Fasal on His Passion for Sound https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/John_Fasal_and_His_Passion_For_The_Art_of_Sound/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/John_Fasal_and_His_Passion_For_The_Art_of_Sound.php On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present John Paul Fasal with its annual Career Achievement award at the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Fasal has worked in sound for more than 30 years as a sound designer and field recordist. His many credits span features, television and games Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:37:07 GMT The Long Road Home with Seth Reed https://library.creativecow.net/consoli_ben/seth_reed_long_way_home/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/consoli_ben/seth_reed_long_way_home.php Seth Reed is the Emmy®-nominated production designer for the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. Seth joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood in Texas and how he created the biggest standing set in North America. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:01:04 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 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:51:41 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. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:59:38 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 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:39:38 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 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:47:27 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. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:26:08 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 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:23:50 GMT 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 The Secret World of Foley, One of Cinema's Most Magical Arts https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/secret_world_of_foley/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/secret_world_of_foley.php The Secret World of Foley is an evocative, wordless insight into one of the cinema’s most magical arts: the creative addition of synchronized sound effects in post known as Foley. This short film is also one of the most beautiful things you've seen in a long time. We highly recommend it to any fan Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:45:47 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 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 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