An exploration of fathers and filmmaking

An exploration of fathers and filmmaking 1

With several ProVideo Coalition writers hosting their own podcasts, we’re obviously big fans of the medium, which means we’re always on the lookout for new shows. We recently found out about a brand new podcast called Radio Film School, and it’s a show filmmakers of any experience level will enjoy. Hosted by Ron Dawson, a […]

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Creative Cloud video updates at IBC 2015

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Adobe has revealed updates to its pro video apps in Creative Cloud, though a specific release date was not shared. Adobe will also be showing the new features at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam for the next week. By the way, a separate bug fix update for Premiere Pro CC was released today, which may have its own issues […]

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Effectively translating your editing timeline from FCPX into After Effects

Effectively translating your editing timeline from FCPX into After Effects 4

Some of the most innovate products to come out over the past few years have stemmed from user saying, “why doesn’t it do that?” Being able to investigate a solution from a user perspective is an incredibly powerful thing, because it’s undoubtedly exploring a real need. Not too long ago, editor Wes Plate asked that […]

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Life as an independent cinematographer, an interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Schreiber, ASC, who will be featured at the upcoming Manhattan Edit Workshop event September 30th, 2015. She will be presenting with other notable cinematographers like Hugo Perez (Betty La Flaca, Juliet Y Ramon), Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1), Jerry Ricciotti (Vice, Vice News), and […]

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Fix it in pre: A VFX artist’s guide to motion control

Fix it in pre: A VFX artist’s guide to motion control 6

Though he started his professional career touring Europe as a musician, today Patrik Forsberg is the Creative Director at Stiller Studios, a Swedish creative agency that focuses on intricate motion control work. The path he took to get where he is today was paved with skill, creativity, and bold decisions. He is now working on […]

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The ABCs of Sound Part II

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In our last post on sound design terminology, we looked at the lesser-known and sometimes amusing names for common sound effects. In this installment, we explore the names of more abstract concepts in film sound. Get ready to sweeten your walla with some worldizing with The ABCs of Sound: Part 2!   Sweetening Sweetening is […]

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The return of Automatic Duck: FCPX to After Effects and Media Copy

The return of Automatic Duck: FCPX to After Effects and Media Copy 9

If you’ve been working in this business for awhile you’ll most likely have fond memories of Automatic Duck. The Duck as it was often called provided many an editor with a path from their NLE of choice into Adobe After Effects. Later on The Duck help move from one editing and finishing system to another. […]

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New glass: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE primes

New glass: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT-CINE primes 10

Hong Kong’s SLR Magic has just announced the development of two sets of anamorphic primes: 1.33x and 2.0x. The sets are comprised of a $2500 35mm T2.4, a $3000 50mm T2.8, and a $3000 70mm T4. Given that SLR Magic’s previous ANAMORPHOT adapters in both 1.33x and 2.0x have performed rather well, I’d expect these new ANAMORPHOT primes to be very nice indeed. […]

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