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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
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room!

Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room!
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Mom always said clean your room! Walter Biscardi, Jr explains why a clean edit suite still matters - especially when clients pay a visit.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
360 Degrees of Historical Immersion

360 Degrees of Historical Immersion

How do you tell a story visually without a frame? Mike Sullivan had to build a 360° museum film from 4K footage from the Sony F-55, 9 2K cameras in a dedicated rig, 100 actors, and horses, explosives and a crew of 45 -- and it turns out that figuring out how to tell a story in 360° was only the first of many post challenges that Mike had to face.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Mike Sullivan
Art of the Edit
DI: I, Frankenstein with Siggy Ferstl

DI: I, Frankenstein with Siggy Ferstl

Siggy Ferstl's 32-year color grading career includes romantic comedies, kids movies, TV work, dramas both mainstream and independent -- and action. Lots of action, including House of Flying Daggers, entries in the Die Hard and Pirates of the Caribbean series, and three in the Underworld series. For his work on I, Frankenstein, Siggy spoke to Creative COW's Editor-in-Chief, Tim Wilson about the specific challenges of grading for VFX and 3D, as well as his approach to collaboration and the grading process.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Art of the Edit
Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Everyone has goals, makes New Year's resolutions, tries to find the path to enrichment, enlightenment, healthier thoughts, minds and bodies. How about not only becoming a better editor, but also becoming a better human being with some great advice from social media maven, Kylee Wall.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Peña
Art of the Edit
The Production Process EXTRA: Archiving Data

The Production Process EXTRA: Archiving Data

In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. Biscardi Creative Media have been using a very simple method going on four years now with great success, and discuss the details in this article.

Editorial, Feature
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
The Production Process Part THREE: Post-Production/Delivery

The Production Process Part THREE: Post-Production/Delivery

In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. In Part 3, Walter and Nicole discuss the final two steps of the process: Post Production and Delivery. Editorial, Graphics, Sound, Color Grading and more make up the Post Production process and Walter explains what all of these elements are and how they come together to make your final project.

Editorial, Feature
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
The Production Process Part TWO: Production

The Production Process Part TWO: Production

In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. In Part 2, Walter and Nicole Wright discuss the actual Production and all that it entails.

Editorial, Feature
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
The Production Process Part ONE: Pre-Production

The Production Process Part ONE: Pre-Production

In this series, Biscardi Creative Founder, Walter Biscardi, Jr. "demystifies" the video production process. In this first segment, Walter and Nicole Wright, Director of Sales & Marketing at BCM will discuss Part One of this series on Production: The Pre-Production Process.

Editorial, Feature
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Story Stuff Is Story Stuff

Story Stuff Is Story Stuff

Insights for becoming a better writer easily make the transition to the editing world. Kylee Wall gleans from the masters - Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard, Palahniuk - and highlights simple ways to finesse your storytelling abilities.

Editorial, Feature
Kylee Peña
Art of the Edit
Coloring Machete Kills: Natasha Leonnet

Coloring Machete Kills: Natasha Leonnet

Colorist Natasha Leonnet talks about Machete Kills, her sixth collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez, and her pathway to becoming a colorist.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Business & Marketing
Women In Post Join Forces

Women In Post Join Forces

Women in Post is a new HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance) committee formed by and for a decidedly minority group in the world of film/TV high technology. After three meetings -- two of them successful round table discussions, featuring accomplished women in the industry -- the group is expanding its plans to offer networking, mentoring and camaraderie and more.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Covert Affairs and Suits with Online Editor Scott Freeman

Covert Affairs and Suits with Online Editor Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman figured out how to use Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve in an innovative way to dramatically speed up media matching in the online editing process for USA Network's dramas, "Suits" and "Covert Affairs." He describes how he round-trips between the Avid Symphony and the DaVinci Resolve and why he wants every other online editor to learn his trick.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Scott Freeman
Art of the Edit
Workflow: Industry Pros Face the Challenges

Workflow: Industry Pros Face the Challenges

With the rise of 4K, the film/TV industry faces a new set of challenges in acquisition, post production, distribution, media management and storage. Many executives remember all too well how the often-painful adoption of HD created upheavals in the production and post chain, and now, only a few years later, the ante is being upped to 4K.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Now You See Me: Modus FX Helps Create the Magic

Now You See Me: Modus FX Helps Create the Magic

Modus FX created 227 visual effects shots in Now You See Me, a movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher about four young magicians who appear to rob banks during their performances, distributing the spoils to their audiences, while the FBI and Interpol pursue them. Launched in 2007 by co-founders Marc Bourbonnais and Yanick Wilisky, Modus FX is located in a 12,000 square foot facility just outside Montreal. Modus was charged with many of the film's CG-heavy sequences, including the 5Pointz segment, which was almost entirely CG. In this article Modus FX visual effects supervisor Wayne Brinton takes Creative COW readers behind the scenes of the company's VFX magic.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Wayne Brinton
Art of the Edit
How Editors Shaped The Story of Star Trek Into Darkness

How Editors Shaped The Story of Star Trek Into Darkness

The old saying is that the edit is the final version of the script. For editors Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and Maryann Brandon, A.C.E, their work on Star Trek: Into Darkness began far earlier than that -- when they were asked for their advice on how to shape the script in the first place! In conversation with Debra Kaufman, they describe the role they play in the storytelling process itself, in a way that far transcends the cutting of scenes.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Sony Launches Media Cloud Service Company

Sony Launches Media Cloud Service Company

Sony Corporation unveiled a new subsidiary - Sony Media Cloud Services - which brings Ci, a new platform and tools to collect, produce, share, manipulate and archive content. This brings Sony not just into the cloud but also into the Software as a Service business model. NBCUniversal is an alpha customer for the Ci MasterSuite tools, which enters beta today.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
TouchEdit App Brings Pro Editing to the iPad

TouchEdit App Brings Pro Editing to the iPad

Do you miss the tactile aspect of editing film? Or are you a big fan of the iPad? Or would you just love a way to have a super-portable professional editing system? If you've answered "yes" to any of these three questions, you're a potential customer of editor Dan Lebental ACE's new app TouchEdit. TouchEdit is available in the iTunes store for $50.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Zombies Brought to Life For Warm Bodies

Zombies Brought to Life For Warm Bodies

VFX company LOOK Effects ramped up a studio in Vancouver and created a new pipeline for character animation, to produce 85 shots of the Boneys - the most decayed, menacing zombies - in Warm Bodies, the new zom-rom-com based on the book of the same name. In addition to character animation, the company created a CG fly-through of a wasted city, blending with live action plates at each end of the sequence.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Unique VFX Challenges for Live One-take Shooting on Les Miz

Unique VFX Challenges for Live One-take Shooting on Les Miz

Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo's novel of crime and redemption in 19th Century France, has been a huge hit in theatres. Though it's gained acclaim for director Tom Hooper's technique of one-take shots of actors singing the songs, digital visual effects have provided many key elements. Les Miz represents a unique combination of in-camera effects, 2D and 3D compositing, adding elements, removing elements -- and not a single green screen shot.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Killer Dailies: The Walking Dead & Vampire Diaries

Killer Dailies: The Walking Dead & Vampire Diaries

Undead hits The Walking Dead (shooting on film) and The Vampire Diaries (shooting with ARRI Alexa) are both shot near Atlanta, GA, and both rely on Crawford Media Services for dailies for two very different workflows, one revolving around the ARRI Alexa, the other around Super 16 film.

Feature
Joe Huggins
Art of the Edit
Cloud Atlas: The VFX

Cloud Atlas: The VFX

Cloud Atlas, a complex and lyrical film directed by Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, relies on visual effects and more than a dozen visual effects facilities collaborating closely to bring alive the past and future worlds depicted in its six intertwined stories. Method is one of the houses who helped create these amazing worlds, and Creative COW's Debra Kaufman spoke to them to learn more.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Parenthood in Post Production Part THREE: An Editor Mom

Parenthood in Post Production Part THREE: An Editor Mom

Balancing parenthood and post-production is a challenge for anyone. As it turns out, it's not only possible to balance being a good mother with being a good editor, but it happens a LOT. Women in every kind of video production market from LA to the Heartland to the deep South are providing for their families, making sacrifices, and pursuing their life's passion...and one of them is Monica Daniel.

Editorial, People / Interview
Kylee Peña
Art of the Edit
Argo's Invisible Effects Create 1970s Tehran

Argo's Invisible Effects Create 1970s Tehran

Argo tells the recently declassified true story of six Americans who escaped the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran -- by pretending to be filmmakers! With Argo's filmmakers unable to shoot in Iran, audiences travel there through the "invisible effects" created by Method Los Angeles, whose teams provided compelling illusions that serve as the perfect backdrop for this tale of life and death sleight of hand.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
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Mike Sullivan (1)
Katie Toomey (1)
Simon Ubsdell (1)
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Tim Wilson (11)
Steve Wright (1)
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