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IBC 2012: Colorfront Express Dailies

IBC 2012: Colorfront Express Dailies

Colorfront, the company that brought us On-Set Dailies, is now shipping Express Dailies, a laptop-based dailies system based on the same image-science technology. Express Dailies features a range of tools for file-based workflows, including playback and sync, QC, color grading audio and metadata management: for a new low price of $15,000.

Editorial, Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Filming a Docu in 2012 London with the Sony PMW-100

Filming a Docu in 2012 London with the Sony PMW-100

Trevor Ward has just returned from London where he was brought on to film a documentary during the games of 2012. The tour involved seventeen interviews, all over London, sometimes in a Cinéma Vérité style. Read the review based on his real-world experience with the new (and very lightweight) Sony PMW-100 camera.

Editorial, Feature
Trevor Ward
Cinematography
Kallisti Media Produces 3D War of Wars

Kallisti Media Produces 3D War of Wars

From Kallisti Media comes "War of Wars," a 3D documentary that combines historic stereographic stills taken during the war with modern day interviews with soldiers who recount their wartime experiences. Using stereographic stills to create motion imagery requires a toolbox of tricks, and Kallisti Media Editor Christian Glawe describes for Creative COW readers the post-production process - which relied heavily on Adobe software - to produce this compelling piece.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Where Digital Meets Stop-Motion in ParaNorman

Where Digital Meets Stop-Motion in ParaNorman

The stereo 3D stop-motion animated feature ParaNorman from Laika puts the emphasis on handcrafted puppets and details. But digital plays an important, behind-the-scenes role, not just in painting out rigs but in creating ghosts, dramatic, witch-filled skies, crowds and set extensions. Laika's visual effects supervisor Brian Van't Hul, compositing supervisor Steve Emerson and CG/look dev supervisor Andrew Nawrot talk about the creation and integration of the digital with the real in ParaNorman. (Potential minor spoilers in the article)

Editorial
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
High Frame Rate Cinema

High Frame Rate Cinema

All eyes are on High Frame Rate cinema, the latest technology shift touted by such heavyweight filmmakers as Peter Jackson and Jim Cameron. But how many frames per second is ideal? How does HFR cinema change the workflow and the bottom line? This group of experts weighed in on why we should be excited by the opportunities of HFR cinema and what we can expect in day-to-day production and post workflows.

Editorial
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Paul Cameron ASC on Total Recall

Behind the Lens: Paul Cameron ASC on Total Recall

Paul Cameron, ASC, just finished work on the remake of Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel with Bill Nighy, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho. Cameron was last featured in Creative COW for his work on Henry's Crime. His previous credits include director Michael Mann's Collateral and Tony Scott's Man on Fire.

Feature
Paul Cameron, ASC
Cinematography
In-Camera Effects: Flip Steps

In-Camera Effects: Flip Steps

Many of us tend to jump right to computer generated imagery (CGI) when we think that it will be too expensive, or difficult to accomplish the desired effect practically. On some projects, however, creating an effect practically "in-camera" can be the better choice. On Matthew Zappile's recent production "Flip Steps," they decided to take the "practical effects" route and see if they could do it.

Feature
Matthew Zappile
Cinematography
In Conversation with USC's Norman Hollyn

In Conversation with USC's Norman Hollyn

Creative COW's Debra Kaufman spends some time with Norman Hollyn, Full Professor at USC's School of Cinematic Arts as he prepares to embark on a two-year term as President of the University Film and Video Association and talks about the intersection of editing and film school.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Stephen Lighthill on Cinematography and the ASC

Stephen Lighthill on Cinematography and the ASC

Stephen Lighthill, newly elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers, speaks to Creative COW about the state of cinematography today, the impact of technology and the role of education in maintaining the art and craft.

Feature, People / Interview
Stephen Lighthill
Cinematography
Sony DMPC Inaugurates F65 Training Workshop

Sony DMPC Inaugurates F65 Training Workshop

On Wednesday, June 6, the Sony Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC), housed in Studio 7 on the Sony Pictures lot, held its first all-day workshop on the F65 camera and its workflow, with weekly free Wednesday workshops to follow for the next two years.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Global Cinematography Institute at CineGear

Global Cinematography Institute at CineGear

The Global Cinematography Institute, recently founded by Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC, will hold a presentation on Cinematography in Video Games and Virtual Cinematography at CineGear on Saturday, June 2 at 4 pm. The presentation will include directors from Activision, cinematographers who are recent film school grads and the technical director of Universal Virtual Stage I in addition to Zsigmond and Neyman.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
VFX Soup: Ken Ralston, Jay Redd, VFX for Men in Black 3

VFX Soup: Ken Ralston, Jay Redd, VFX for Men in Black 3

Just in time for the theater release of Men in Black 3, Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Visual Effects Supervisors, Jay Redd, and five-time Academy Award winner and vfx pioneer Ken Ralston about their adventures with aliens and the Men in Black.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
NAB 2012: Anton/Bauer

NAB 2012: Anton/Bauer

At NAB 2012, Anton/Bauer, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, debuted its QRC-CA940 Gold Mount solution for the new Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera and also showcased the MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that can be used with the company's Gold Mount Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera and NEX-FS-100; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 60D Digital SLR camera and the EOS C300; Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and RED EPIC digital cinema camera. The company also unveiled its Customer Support On-Site Maintenance Program.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
NAB 2012: Schneider Optics

NAB 2012: Schneider Optics

Lens and filter designer/manufacturer Schneider Optics introduced a range of new products at NAB 2012, including the 77m True-Match Vari-ND thread-In filter; iPro Lens System for iPhone 4/4S; S2000 Century/Canon 17mm T4 Tilt-Focus Lens in PL Mount; and the Schneider Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime lenses.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Air Racers 3D: Flying to an IMAX Near You

Behind the Lens: Air Racers 3D: Flying to an IMAX Near You

From the first air race in 1909 to the present day, spectators have been thrilled by the tremendous aerial acrobatics and speed performances that adept pilots and their beloved aircraft are able to achieve. "Air Racers 3D," produced by 3D Entertainment in association with L.A.-based Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope, is an in-depth exploration of the fastest motor sport on Earth at the annual Reno National Championship Air Races & Air Show, and commemorates this century-old sport in IMAX 3D. The COW had the opportunity to get into the cockpit with the makers of Air Racers 3D.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
If Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?

If Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?

Yuri Neyman, ASC looks at the history of cinematography and its roots in painting for clues about how to continue to develop the art and craft.

Editorial
Yuri Neyman, ASC
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: James Mathers Talks About 'Brake'

Behind the Lens: James Mathers Talks About 'Brake'

Cinematographer James Mathers discusses shooting Brake, an indie thriller starring Stephen Dorff that was directed by Gabe Torres from a script by Timothy Mannion. Nathan West and James Walker produced with their company Walking West Entertainment. The movie opens up theatrically in Los Angeles and New York on March 23.

Feature
James Mathers
Audio Professionals
Technicolor Opens Sound Facility on Paramount Lot

Technicolor Opens Sound Facility on Paramount Lot

These two companies structure a partnership to benefit clients and their own ecosystems by opening gleaming new mixing stages for Technicolor on the Paramount lot.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Behind the Lens: Martin Ruhe

Behind the Lens: Martin Ruhe

Cinematographer Martin Ruhe was just honored with the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture/Miniseries Television for his work on "Page Eight," a contemporary spy film directed and written by David Hare for the BBC. Creative COW had the opportunity to speak with Martin for a look behind the lens of "Page Eight."

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti, ASC

Dante Spinotti, ASC

Dante Spinotti is this year's winner of the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award, which he will receive at the 26th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 12 in Hollywood...now updated with new photos.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Editing the Farrelly's The Three Stooges

Editing the Farrelly's The Three Stooges

In Atlanta to work with the Farrelly Brothers, the creative minds behind 'Kingpin' and 'Something About Mary,' Sam Seig, the editor for 'The Three Stooges' reflects on comedy, timing, and editing as a team sport.

Feature, People / Interview
Sam Seig
Cinematography
Qube Cinema Delivers 4K 3D From a Single Server

Qube Cinema Delivers 4K 3D From a Single Server

Qube Cinema made history by delivering 4K 3D from a single server at the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium in Galveston, Texas. "Space Junk 3D" was projected onto an 80 by 60-foot giant screen at high bit-rate 4K stereoscopic DCP through two Barco projectors.

Feature
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The SciTech Award Goes to... the Stab-C Classic, Super-G & Stab-C Compact Stabilizing Heads

The SciTech Award Goes to... the Stab-C Classic, Super-G & Stab-C Compact Stabilizing Heads

At the 84th Annual Academy Awards for Technical Achievements, Nettmann Systems International's "versatile family of 5-axis camera and lens stabilizers" will be honored with a SciTech Award: to E.F. "Bob" Nettmann for the concept and system architecture, Michael Sayovitz for the electronic packaging and integration, Brad Fritzel for the electronic engineering, and Fred Miller for the mechanical engineering of the Stab-C Classic, Super-G and Stab-C Compact stabilizing heads.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
The SciTech Award Goes to... Side Effects' Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt

The SciTech Award Goes to... Side Effects' Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt

At the 84th Annual Academy Awards for Technical Achievements, Side Effects senior mathematician Mark Elendt and 3D graphics programmer Andrew Clinton will pick up a Technical Achievement Award (an Academy Certificate) for the invention and integration of micro-voxels in the Mantra software.

Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Cinematography
Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking

Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking

In this expanded version of the article from Creative COW Magazine, VFX Supervisor and 2nd Unit Director Rob Legato shares some of the secrets of a tribute to the love of making and watching movies, and insights into two filmmaking masters. All of us at Creative COW congratulate Rob on his Academy Award nomination for his visual effects work on Hugo.

Feature, People / Interview
Rob Legato
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