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The Fine Art of Negotiating

I received a cryptic email the other day: “A director we’ve hired asked for you. Please tell us your rates and fees for a one day corporate…

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Panasonic BT-LH1760, showing cross hatch, WFM, VITC, audio meters at the top, and 90% safe area marker with half-shaded background. The $4500 Panasonic BT-LH1760 is a 17…

Fractal Noise Tutorial

Fractal Noise Tutorial

The Fractal Noise effect in Adobe After Effects has to be one of the beloved plug-ins among power-users for its ability to create everything from abstract backgrounds to…

Spotlight: Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008

Spotlight: Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008

Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008 from Andr© Hedetoft on Vimeo. As we mentioned in a recent post, we’d like to start featuring projects by other motion graphics artists…

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

On the evening of August 5, 2008, the Digital Cinema Society Northern California Chapter will come together to examine workflows for both the Sony XDCAM EX and RED One Cameras…

Wevi’s wobble but they don’t break up

Wevi’s wobble but they don’t break up

If I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. I still don’t quite believe it. I just saw an on-camera HD…

Adobe will support RED

Sorry for the short post, but I know this is news many of us have been waiting to hear (and sooner than some of us thought): “Within a week…

Lighting diagrams for the Mac: Omnigraffle

Lighting diagrams for the Mac: Omnigraffle

I don’t have a lot of time to learn new software packages, so I tend to fall in with packages that don’t require me to read…

RED notes: Build 16 released; “nearly ready”

RED notes: Build 16 released; “nearly ready”

The science project continues: back in mid-June when we looked at RED build 16 beta firmware, we saw some must-have enhancements, but some showstopper bugs. That was then…

Go craaaaazy: fill from the key side!

Go craaaaazy: fill from the key side!

In a recent article I wrote about how I like to fill from the key side, and I’ve since received a couple of requests for an explanation of…