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Traveling While Black, a documentary in VR: trading pixels for emotions

Premiered at Sundance, Traveling While Black, directed by Roger Ross Williams, is a documentary  that does more than tell a…

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Classic Course: Bilateral Blur

Our next movie exploring blur effects dives into the mysterious, under-used Adobe After Effects plug-in Bilateral Blur. It is based…

Voices from Sundance podcast with Phyllis Housen, editor, “Clemency”

Here’s episode 2 of Voices from Sundance. This episode features Phyllis Housen, who edited the narrative feature film “Clemency.” She…

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 1

Color management in Resolve can be frustrating. In theory it should be a great alternative to using LUTs, but in…

ART OF THE CUT’s Voices from Sundance Podcast Episode 1

So, you’ve been asking for a podcast for a while. This is my first attempt. I’ll be working to improve…

Sundance Film Festival: the New Frontier on VR

Sundance Film Festival: storytelling using VR, AR, AI and mixed reality

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is the place to go to see first-hand the dynamic crossroads of film, art and…

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ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing I had the opportunity to talk to cinematographer David Paul…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and…

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Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

In late December I visited Canon Burbank, an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built facility where you can see Canon’s stills,  video,…

5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

Optical illusions and irregular visual phenomena mean many things to us. Simple enough to be enjoyed by anyone, yet perplexing enough…

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

I’ve worked with a lot of cameras, and I’ve always come back to ARRI cameras whenever I’ve had the chance….

Review: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 10, a powerful photo editor

Review: PhotoDirector 10, a photo editor with tethered shooting and DAM library

More than a decade since the first version was introduced, PhotoDirector 10 gains features as tethered shooting or complex layers…

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

This city flythrough was created entirely using After Effects, with the final composition involving over 18,000 layers.  I made this…

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ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

Now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have nominated the documentary “RBG” for an Oscar for Best…

ART OF THE CUT with Hank Corwin, ACE on editing VICE

Hank Corwin, ACE, was nominated for an ACE Eddie for The Horse Whisperer; and for an Oscar and won an…

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