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Parenthood in Post Production Part TWO: Modern Director Mom

Parenthood in Post Production Part TWO: Modern Director Mom

In Kylee's exploration of having a family in the video industry, she wondered what parenthood looked like to a director. For Kate Chaplin, a writer/director, it turns out that question is just the opposite as it turns from "How do kids fit into my world? to "How have children inspired me to pursue my dreams?". Read Part TWO of this heart-felt series.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Peña
Art of the Edit
Parenthood in Post Production Part ONE: Being an Editor Dad

Parenthood in Post Production Part ONE: Being an Editor Dad

Balancing parenthood and post-production is a challenge for anyone - especially if you decide to make a cross-country move to LA with a two year old in tow. In this interview, freelance editor Tim Wilsbach tells us about how he manages a busy editing career and life at home with his wife and son.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Peña
Art of the Edit
Digital Dailies Trim The Bottom Line In Hollywood

Digital Dailies Trim The Bottom Line In Hollywood

Post production continues to adapt to ever-changing workflows. Digital dailies have gone from being a cutting edge technology to nearly de rigeur on the set. These prominent TV/film producers talked about how they've integrated digital dailies into their workflow and how it's improving the creative process and/or the bottom line. For post production companies, it's yet another evolution in technology that requires adaptation and accommodation.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Editor Alan Edward Bell, A.C.E. on The Amazing Spider-Man

Editor Alan Edward Bell, A.C.E. on The Amazing Spider-Man

Fresh from cutting "Water for Elephants," Alan Edward Bell takes on the task of coordinating editing for "The Amazing Spider-Man." While focusing on building a unique telling of the story in a highly VFX-present setting, Alan follows the direction of Marc Webb to give movie-goers a more character-driven performance, updated interpretation of the love interest, and a subtle and comfortable 3D experience.

Feature
Alan Edward Bell
Art of the Edit
Luma Pictures' Prometheus Holograph

Luma Pictures' Prometheus Holograph

Holograms are de rigeur in a sci-fi movie, but in Prometheus, Charlie Holloway steps through one to hand a rose to Elizabeth Shaw, Luma Pictures handled this unique fluid effect as well as placing computer graphics in Shaw's handheld computer.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
NAB 2012: Introducing Our Blue Ribbon Award Winners

NAB 2012: Introducing Our Blue Ribbon Award Winners

The only industry award chosen by hundreds of thousands of working professionals and potential customers from around the world.

Editorial
Tim Wilson
Art of the Edit
Luma Pictures Takes On The Avengers

Luma Pictures Takes On The Avengers

Luma Pictures took on another Marvel superhero production - The Avengers. Luma completed nearly 200 shots, focusing on creating the interior of the Helicarrier by digitally extending and enhancing a practical set. The company also reprised its role in creating Thor's supernatural armor.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
NVIDIA Introduces Virtualization and Remote Computing

NVIDIA Introduces Virtualization and Remote Computing

NVIDIA has debuted its VGX platform, which enables many users to access a virtualized desktop and get the same graphics performance on any connected device. The VGX platform, composed of three new technologies, opens up the possibilities of remote collaboration and cloud-based graphics without a loss of power and with low latency. Though still a proof of concept, the new computing paradigm will move into beta this summer, with partnerships in the offing.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Of Wills and Ways

Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Of Wills and Ways

Moving forward into faster and more aggressive technology is no substitute for creative thinking. The simple fact is that we're on the bleeding edge of the sword, we're the ones pushing the whole cart forward with our demands for more speed, more performance, more everything. How much is enough?

Editorial
David Biedny
Art of the Edit
Style, Emotion & Vamping on The Vampire Diaries

Style, Emotion & Vamping on The Vampire Diaries

40 hours of dailies get cut into 42 minutes of rapid edits, extreme angles, heightened drama, elevated emotions and, as needed, elegance.

Feature
Nancy Forner, ACE
Art of the Edit
Company 3 Partners with FutureWorks

Company 3 Partners with FutureWorks

Company 3 - a Digital Intermediate powerhouse in Santa Monica, CA - joined forces with FutureWorks, a Mumbai-based post-production facility, in order to offer its color grading services to Bollywood's feature film and commercial clients.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
TV & Movie Appreciation
These Amazing Shadows: An Editor's Journey

These Amazing Shadows: An Editor's Journey

An editor's journey through the films that made America (or, how I stopped worrying and learned to love the B-Roll). These Amazing Shadows, an 88-minute documentary, tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry and cameos some of history's most treasured films as it reveals how early films shaped and revealed a changing nation and why we most need to preserve them for posterity.

Feature, People / Interview
Doug Blush
Art of the Edit
The Discovery Process

The Discovery Process

John Lawrence and his team at Image Work Communications are helping clients discover their own stories -- and discovering for themselves how the speed of HP workstations can make a difference when editing on both Mac and Windows.

Feature, People / Interview
John Lawrence
Art of the Edit
Opening My Mind Has Opened Doors

Opening My Mind Has Opened Doors

Richard Harrington describes how he reached the decision to switch from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro and why part of his post-production department is running on Windows.

Feature, People / Interview
Richard Harrington
Art of the Edit
Giant Dinosaurs, Tiny Budgets

Giant Dinosaurs, Tiny Budgets

Spielberg? Dinosaurs? Every effects house wanted in -- until they saw the budget. Terra Nova VFX Supervisor Kevin Blank takes us back in time, to the laying of their VFX plans.

Feature
Kevin Blank
Art of the Edit
Reference Monitors: Busting Myths and Looking Ahead

Reference Monitors: Busting Myths and Looking Ahead

As toolsets have gone digital, from production through delivery, ensuring image integrity from acquisition to final display is more critical than ever. While the use of reference monitors on set is increasingly common, there is still disagreement over elements as basic as white point. How should producers be accounting for the gaps between monitor sizes, characteristics, and physical settings they’re being viewed in, when so much is still up for grabs as of this November, 2011?

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
HBO's Digital Transition

HBO's Digital Transition

HBO holds the highest reputation for television image quality, often based on an aesthetic very closely tied to their use of film. The stakes as they move toward digital pipelines are especially high as they very carefully consider their next steps, for both production and post.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Now What? It's a Question We've Been Hearing a Lot Lately.

Now What? It's a Question We've Been Hearing a Lot Lately.

"As always, we're happy to provide answers from the people actually making the hard decisions about the products and technologies in which they'll be investing their money, their time, and their expertise." Tim Wilson muses on the "End of Film" issue of Creative COW Magazine.

Editorial
Tim Wilson
Art of the Edit
Managing Broadcast Assets with Adobe Bridge

Managing Broadcast Assets with Adobe Bridge

If you've been complaining about your NLE's asset and project management, you either haven't been using Adobe Premiere, or you haven't been exploring Adobe Bridge.

Feature
Joseph W. Bourke
Art of the Edit
Marquise Technologies unveils real-time image restoration

Marquise Technologies unveils real-time image restoration

Marquise Technologies is introducing what they say is the world's first fully featured color grading solution with real-time image degrain/denoise, stabilization and dust/scratch concealment features. RAIN version 2.5 provides real-time color grading and image restoration of 2D and Stereo 3D material from RED One, RED Epic, ARRI Alexa and DPX.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Now What? The HDCAM SR Tape Shortage

Now What? The HDCAM SR Tape Shortage

Shooting the Fall 2011 TV season is already largely tapeless but HDCAM SR has still been the standard for mastering and delivery. What are people doing now in the wake of the SR tape shortage?

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Behind the Lens: Cowboys & Aliens & Editors

Behind the Lens: Cowboys & Aliens & Editors

Creative COW’s Debra Kaufman had a chance to speak with the editor of Cowboys & Aliens, Dan Lebental, who was also Favreau’s editor on Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Cowboys & Aliens stars Harrison Ford as the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde and Daniel Craig as a stranger with no memory of his past in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Anatomy of an Edit Suite

Anatomy of an Edit Suite

Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative Media is often asked about what makes a comfortable and efficient edit suite. After designing five different facilities, each with the same essential design, but each refined and upgraded, we can be assured that Walter knows how to streamline design for an arrangement that works!

Feature
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
VFX Soup: Luma Pictures Builds The Destroyer and Thor's VFX

VFX Soup: Luma Pictures Builds The Destroyer and Thor's VFX

Marvel Entertainment's epic adventure Thor has dominated the box office in the last few weeks, with a worldwide gross of $357.6 million. In this cinematic version of the super hero tale, the powerful but arrogant mighty Thor is exiled from the mystical realm of Asgard to live on earth, in punishment for his reckless actions that have reignited an ancient war. Forced to live among humans, Thor's powers are tested when The Destroyer, a monstrous suit of living armor, is sent to earth. In the process, Thor learns how to be a true hero. This fantastical action-adventure was helmed by renowned British actor/director Kenneth Branagh and stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the ancient Norse god; Tom Hiddleston as Loki, his chaotic brother; Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Thor's love interest and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, the father of Thor and Loki. In this article in the Creative COW Library, Luma Pictures takes us inside the building of The Destroyer and the Bifrost arrival to earth, the mystical storm that delivers the gods to the other worlds. Let Creative COW's Debra Kaufman take you to the realms of mythology and VFX possibility.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Art of the Edit
Wiring “Conan”

Wiring “Conan”

Dan Dome takes us inside the production pipeline of "Conan". The studio taping of "Conan" starts at 4:30 Pacific, and runs in real time. It ends at 5:30, and "we have to have everything in Atlanta by 8 PM Pacific time, 11 PM Eastern, when the show starts to air." See how it's done in this advanced facility designed for tight turn-arounds.

Feature, Project
Dan Dome
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