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RED Workflow Redux

RED Workflow Redux

I haven’t yet found a manual for working with RED footage. The methods that I’ve discovered have been cobbled together by searching through thousands of posts…

One Man, One Vote

One Man, One Vote

I’ve been unusually quiet of late because I’ve been embroiled in the final VFX, foley, finishing, and compression of a short film, “One Man, One…

Audio Gear from Edirol

Richard Harrington takes a look at audio gear from Edirol, a division of Roland, at the ’08 New Media Expo…

Font Resources

Font Resources

We love fonts. We rank font selection right up there with choice of music and color scheme when it comes time to design a spot. Therefore, we’ve amassed…

Too Much Data!

Too Much Data!

I’m going into a RED shoot this weekend and I’ve realized my hard drives are full. Now what? Also, while I have several portable bus-powered…

TED Talk: The Power and Beauty of Organic Design

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference is a place where Big Thinkers gather annually to inspire and be inspired. I’ve been going through their online archive…

After Effects Tips – Installment 2

After Effects Tips – Installment 2

Here is a second installment of random tips for working more productively with Adobe After Effects CS3, including the best place to find Help information (surprise: It’s not…

Migrating After Effects Between Macs

With the recent announcement by Adobe that After Effects CS4 will not run on PowerPC-based Macs, some users are thinking about upgrading their hardware. With new hardware comes the…

The Secret of P2 Slating

Yesterday I shot a political spot with Simon Sommerfeld, a friend who saved the day after I pitched the concept for this no-budget spot to an agency that then…

The Magic of Conform in Soundtrack Pro 2

One problem that audio engineers run into all the time is sneaky editors who make changes to their “locked” offline while the engineer is doing their mix. Then…

AJA Io HD drivers updated

AJA has released version 6.0 drivers for the Io HD, AJA’s external video I/O box and format converter connected using FireWire800. Version 6.0 adds a…

After Effects Tips – Installment 1

After Effects Tips – Installment 1

In contrast to the columns and tutorials we’ve been posting so far in CMG Keyframes, we thought it would be useful to also post quick-hit random tips…

Composition Occurs in both Space and Time

Composition Occurs in both Space and Time

I first became aware of composition over time while watching the film The Hit. There’s a scene where two characters have a conversation while leaning against a car…

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