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My first time at NAB Show New York

My first time at NAB Show New York

Last week was my first ever trip to New York City for NAB Show New York. I wasn’t sure what to expect and the claims of “it’s just…

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

Remember the SuperMeet? Those great filmmaking events that were a stable of Tuesday night of NAB for many, many years in Las Vegas? And they would occasionally have SuperMeets elsewhere…

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

Last October, the Netflix Post Technology Alliance was announced, bringing together some of the biggest technology names in film production and post production. This week Adobe announced that After Effects…

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2018

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2018

Important updates to existing software, new cameras and popular products reaching their end of life were just some of the things that made 2018 a notable year for creative professionals…

Review: HP Chromebook 14 IPS matte 2018

Review: HP Chromebook 14 IPS matte 2018

Chromebooks have come a long way, since I first reviewed a CTL J4 Plus and a Chromebit stick back in 2016. Nearly all now offer the capability of running Android…

Business for Creatives – The Long-term Mindset

Business for Creatives – The Long-term Mindset

While visiting Sydney earlier this year, I had a good long chat with Den Lennie about the challenges of building and sustaining your Production Company, as well as how to…

Fade In Pro: Screenwriting’s best kept secret

Fade In Pro: Screenwriting’s best kept secret

If you’ve ever done any kind of screenwriting—be it for dramatic works or even documentary post-scripting—you’ll no doubt have resorted to one of two…

Artificial Intelligence at NAB 2018: real world applications

Artificial Intelligence at NAB 2018: real world applications

From local news to sport production, from delivery to remote locations to indexing and storage, Artificial Intelligence seems to be everywhere. We picked some of the solutions on show at…

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

In the spirit of what Adam Wilt has been doing this NAB here’s random thoughts as I sit in on the AJA press conference. Aja has been in…

The Accidental CFO: Tax Flow for Freelancers

The Accidental CFO: Tax Flow for Freelancers

It’s that time of year again when freelancers in the US feverishly organize last year’s receipts, throw the numbers into a tax program (or at a poor accountant…

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

At some point last year I learned that my local library had access to Lynda.com. It wasn’t well publicized and not front and center on the Nashville…

Legal and Creative Considerations When Live Streaming

Legal and Creative Considerations When Live Streaming

To get a better sense of whether or not the “Solo” live streaming device from LiveU was as reliable and easy to use as many people have claimed, we put…

Search – A Conversation with the Editors

Search – A Conversation with the Editors

Editors Will Merrick and Nick Johnson co-edited the film Search, which premiered last weekend at Sundance 2018. Search is the first feature for director Aneesh Chaganty, and it was…

The Accidental CFO: The Section 199A Deduction

The Accidental CFO: The Section 199A Deduction

What was Congress thinking, passing major tax reform a week before the holidays when there was still some serious shopping days left? Even if you did take time away from…

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Scott Simmons The Editblog When I got to looking back over 2017 I’m stuck by the fact that I’m not really struck by anything particularly ground…