Media Archiving Tips from Hollywood

Media Archiving Tips from Hollywood

The Importance of Media Archiving Media archiving and backup are vital. I was mid-way through a school project. I’d spent hours tweaking and finessing. My media was…

Filmmaker Friday featuring the production house Reelbros

Filmmaker Friday featuring the production house Reelbros

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker…

Top 5 New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Top 5 New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe Premiere Pro CC had a decent update at NAB 2018. Like everyone else, Jeff Greenberg immediately wanted to know what the new…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Richard Chew, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Richard Chew, ACE

Oscar-winning editor, Richard Chew, ACE, has cut so many iconic films that I’ve been “hunting” him for a while, trying to get an interview. Having…

Forensic audio: Jason Levine of Adobe demonstrates with Audition

Forensic audio: Jason Levine of Adobe demonstrates with Audition

Yesterday, Jason Levine used Adobe Audition to perform a forensic audio demonstration/study during his live Internet broadcast. Even though I have no idea who Laurel or Yanny are, I…

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

Alan Bell’s Open Letter to the NLE makers

I rarely ever make a blog post these days about someone’s Vimeo or YouTube video but scrolling around Twitter today this video from feature film editor Alan E…

A RED camera with a 140-year old lens

A RED camera with a 140-year old lens

Pairing a lens built 10 years before the Eiffel Tower started to be built with a 5K RED DRAGON is not for everyone, but Mathieu Stern had a dream, so…

State of the NLE at Faster, Together 2018

State of the NLE at Faster, Together 2018

The Right Editing Software We’ve all at least seen it happen. Someone mentions an editing software. Someone else derides the intelligence of anyone who would use said software…

Do you have a website? Avoid a US$23 million fine before May 25.

Do you have a website? Avoid a US$23 million fine before May 25.

In case you didn’t know, the deadline for your website and email promotion system to comply with GDPR is May 25th. (In some other languages, GDPR is known as…

Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood

Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood

Obsessed with movies and lighting, a photography course set the path Andrew Shulkind would walk. Virtual Reality came after, and while it expands the way to tell stories, Andrew believes…

Slow, Stalled and Stuck Media Files? Why FTP is no longer the best solution

Slow, Stalled and Stuck Media Files? Why FTP is no longer the best solution

The flow of data across the Internet is steadily and constantly increasing, with annual global IP traffic predicted to reach 3.3 ZB by 2021. Coined by Cisco in a…

Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

I was recently sent the i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite to review, and since the process is pretty simple I figured it’d be a good…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 2 – Creating your first project

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 2 – Creating your first project

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about the different purchasing (as well as free) options, when it comes to HitFilm.  In this lesson…

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Expressions in After Effects are a powerful tool for animation, but while they can be as simple as the ‘wiggle’ function, working with more complex expressions can begin to get…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Joel Cox, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar-winning editor, Joel Cox, ACE

There are a few famous pairings of directors and editors: Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE; Steven Spielberg and Michael Kahn, ACE; and it would be hard to ignore the…

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