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TV & Movie Appreciation
Behind the Lens: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on Sleepy Hollow

Behind the Lens: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC on Sleepy Hollow

Kramer Morgenthau, ASC has shot over 60 films, including Thor: The Dark World. He has been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys for his television work, and won an ASC Award for his work on HBO's Game of Thrones. He also shot the pilot for the Fox hit Sleepy Hollow, which gave us an opportunity to talk to him about his work, his influences and his philosophy of lighting and camera moves.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Adobe Premiere Pro
Seasoned Film Editor Takes Adobe Premiere Pro CC For a Spin

Seasoned Film Editor Takes Adobe Premiere Pro CC For a Spin

Customizable interface, visual effects integration, and fast rendering time impressed long-time Avid editor and second generation filmmaker, Nicolas de Toth. Nicolas recently enjoyed the opportunity to edit a commercial for MagnaFlow and chose to work with Adobe Premiere Pro for the first time in his career.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Adobe
Cinematography
Paperless Film Production Apps: Going Green for Leprechaun

Paperless Film Production Apps: Going Green for Leprechaun

The digital revolution was supposed to save us all from endless streams of paper but instead has spawned an even deeper addiction to the printed page. Here's how one filmmaker decided to take the road-less-cluttered and literally enter the ring of paperless production for Lionsgate and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Zach Lipovsky
TV & Movie Appreciation
Ender's Game: The Set-to-Screen Color Pipeline

Ender's Game: The Set-to-Screen Color Pipeline

With 1500 VFX plates, 900 final VFX shots and 350,000 R3D source VFX frames spread across more than a year's work and a hundred different people, Light Iron colorist and co-founder Ian Vertovec and CEO Michael Cioni needed to create an efficient data management and color pipeline for Ender's Game. In this case study, Light Iron takes you step by step through the collaboration and innovation that fueled this demanding project.

Feature
Light Iron
Field Production
“Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”

“Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”

Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson ran a video production company. In one especially memorable adventure, he found himself quite literally up to his armpits in alligators. He had no idea that this was going to happen when the day began. At the time, he was focused on a brand new fear: getting sliced in half by burning underwear.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
Cinematography
David Franco, Director of Photography for Boardwalk Empire

David Franco, Director of Photography for Boardwalk Empire

Award-winning cinematographer David Franco sat down with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show for a revealing interview that covers his entire career and focuses on his breathtaking visual direction for the HBO hit show "Boardwalk Empire".

Feature, People / Interview
Ben Consoli
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
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: From 7 to 56 UP with George Jesse Turner

Behind the Lens: From 7 to 56 UP with George Jesse Turner

The UP series, directed by Michael Apted, began in 1964 with Seven UP, which interviewed 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England. Every seven years, Apted has returned to these same children to ask about the progression of their lives. The result, the UP Series, is according to critic Roger Ebert, "an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life." Cinematographer George Jesse Turner has shot all the UP Series films since 21 UP in 1977.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
George Jesse Turner
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: The Summit with Nick Ryan

Behind the Lens: The Summit with Nick Ryan

In August 2008, eleven climbers died on K2, the Himalayan peak nicknamed the Savage Mountain. In The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan delves into the mystery of what actually happened that day, in a masterful collage of footage taken by the climbers, stunning aerial shots of K2, interviews and re-enactments. Take a look behind the lens with Nick Ryan as he relates how he respectfully re-captured those tragic moments.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Nick Ryan
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: C.O.G. & Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Behind the Lens: C.O.G. & Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Based on an autobiographical comedy by acclaimed author and NPR contributor David Sedaris, "C.O.G." focuses on a summer of misadventures and growing up one young man named David [as in David Sedaris] encounters on an apple farm in Oregon. This look behind the lens of "C.O.G." with filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez reveals a captivating story on both sides of the camera.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Broadcasting
Will 2014 Be the Year of 4K?

Will 2014 Be the Year of 4K?

UltraHD, or 4K, has been making an appearance at trade shows for the last couple of years. At this year's IBC in Amsterdam, the demonstrations and products pushed forward the idea that 4K is a possibility for TV distribution and general production and post. Creative COW takes a look at the offerings and the opportunities.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
TV & Movie Appreciation
Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

It wasn't the effects and it wasn't the cast that made 1933's King Kong the enduring classic that it is (though Fay Wray got a clear shot at immortality). It was the story. The story of a big lug with a soft spot a mile wide. Here's why young filmmakers should sit at Kong's feet.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Stephen Menick
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Homeland's David Klein, ASC

Behind the Lens: Homeland's David Klein, ASC

David Klein, ASC is currently Director of Photography for two premium cable hit series: Showtime's Homeland, which returns for a third season on September 29, and HBO's True Blood. In this article, Klein speaks to Creative COW about his work on Homeland.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
David Klein, ASC
NEWS: People in the News
Remembering Ray Dolby: A Life of Invention

Remembering Ray Dolby: A Life of Invention

Ray Dolby gave his talents and his name to the most significant advances in audio recording, for both the professional film/TV/music industries and consumer products. On the occasion of his death, at age 80, Creative COW tells the story of his life, his engineering achievements and the impact he has had on the creative people in our industry.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Broadcasting
IBC 2013 Wrap Up

IBC 2013 Wrap Up

Broadcast Engineer Ryan Salazar wraps up his perspective on IBC 2013, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Ryan Salazar
Adobe After Effects
Fans OCCUPY Conan With Self-Produced Parodies

Fans OCCUPY Conan With Self-Produced Parodies

Lead editor Dan Dome and editors Robert Ashe, Jr., Chris Heller and David Grecu all put together OCCUPY Conan, a fan-sourced episode of the popular late night show. It's harder than it sounds, and that's why the Conan Editing Team is now up for an Emmy for Outstanding Multicam Editing for a Comedy Series.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Storyboarding FX's The Bridge

Storyboarding FX's The Bridge

FX Networks' latest TV series, The Bridge, pairs a Mexican and American detective as they try to capture a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. Producer Patrick Markey turned to Famous Frames to provide storyboard artists to help visualize many of the TV series' complex action sequences.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
TV & Movie Appreciation
A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death

Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (heck...the first punk band!) and its members -- Bobby Hackney, Sr., Dannis Hackney, David Hackney, and Bobbie Duncan -- are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. Directors Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino speak about the making of this surprising film.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
TV & Movie Appreciation
Inside Elysium with Director Neill Blomkamp

Inside Elysium with Director Neill Blomkamp

Five journalists sat in on a round-table interview with Elysium writer-director Neill Blomkamp a week prior to the film's debut. In this intimate portrait, Neill talks about what inspired the film, how he takes an organic, artistic approach to filmmaking, and how his own history, including being a VFX artist, creates a different kind of drive as a director.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Broadcasting
SIGGRAPH 2013: Highlights from a Great Party!

SIGGRAPH 2013: Highlights from a Great Party!

SIGGRAPH member Ryan Salazar highlights animation tech, visual tech featuring powerful LED and DLP projection and ultra-high resolution, provides links for keynote speeches, and first-hand looks at the Canon MREAL Mixed Reality handset. This was a must-see show, and we wrap up with a few of our COW favorites.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Ryan Salazar
Cinematography
Future of Cinematography: Insights From the Rental Houses

Future of Cinematography: Insights From the Rental Houses

Rental houses, which have existed since the 1920s, have all experienced the evolution from film to video to data. Today, the trends that rental houses experience -- from technology to business practices -- are a lens for understanding what's going on in the bigger ecosystem of the film/TV industry. In Part 2, we look at the ways that rental houses have adapted to thrive in a new digital age.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The State of Cinematography: Insights From The Rental Houses

The State of Cinematography: Insights From The Rental Houses

Rental houses, which have existed since the 1920s, have all experienced the evolution from film to video to data. Today, the trends that rental houses experience -- from technology to business practices -- are a lens for understanding what's going on in the bigger ecosystem of the film/TV industry. In Part 1, we look at the challenges facing rental houses in today's production environment.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Film History & Appreciation
Pacific Rim Animated by Industrial Light & Magic

Pacific Rim Animated by Industrial Light & Magic

When director Guillermo Del Toro conceived the battle between the Kaiju monsters and human-controlled Jaeger robots, he knew the best possible VFX facility to bring this vision to reality would be Industrial Light & Magic, the company that pioneered CG creature-creation. In an unusually close collaboration between director and VFX facility, Pacific Rim gets up-close-and-personal with organic and metallic creatures that are both believable and thrilling.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
ARRI
Behind the Lens: The Lone Ranger's Bojan Bazelli

Behind the Lens: The Lone Ranger's Bojan Bazelli

Bojan Bazelli, ASC, working with Director Gore Verbinski, designed and executed a unique look for The Lone Ranger. With a nod to the much-filmed Western genre, they made a uniquely contemporary film with a much more desaturated color palette and a grittier look to the classic locations.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Bojan Bazelli, ASC
ARRI
The Lone Ranger: A Contemporary Style for a Classic Genre

The Lone Ranger: A Contemporary Style for a Classic Genre

When cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, ASC decided to shoot The Lone Ranger with 35mm film, he also realized that some of the scenes might best be served with a digital camera. Choosing the ARRI Alexa Studio for the film's anamorphic look and Codex recorders, Bazelli was able to create a filmic look in digital that seamlessly integrated with the 35mm footage.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
David Heuring
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