Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Pre-Production Audio For Post Production Sound

Pre-Production Audio For Post Production Sound

Pre-production is a busy time for a filmmaker.  Meeting and hiring cast and crew, securing locations, making budgets, contracts and deals, writing final script tweaks and a thousand…

Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to…

iPad video editing finally supports translucent logo overlays!

iPad video editing finally supports translucent logo overlays!

Back in 2012, I wrote about many editors’ frustration about iPad video editing apps that (back then) unfortunately did not respect alpha channel in logos they imported, to allow…

Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cameras were “The Only Choice“

Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cameras were “The Only Choice“

“The Only Choice” was written and directed by Christopher Califano.  A short film that was shot in three days, it tells the story of a woman who…

Media Composer – You Ask, I Answer! – Lesson 2

Media Composer – You Ask, I Answer! – Lesson 2

In this tutorial, exclusive to PVC, I'm going to answer a question about recording scratch VO's for your projects.  It's quick, simple, and…

How To Recognise A Modern Transmedia Audience

How To Recognise A Modern Transmedia Audience

As I type this I like to check and read what I write on my mobile at the same time. To see how it looks, flows, feels. Smartphones and tablets…

Gain Depth of Field Through Simple Stacking

Gain Depth of Field Through Simple Stacking

Stacking is used to create sophisticated images with detail from front to back. It is used by many photographers in macro photography, but the process sounds so complex that some…