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December 15, 2014, 1:52 pm
At the PGA East's Produced By Conference in October, former Focus Features CEO James Schamus offered up a treasure trove of wisdom about the film industry. Moderated by producer William Horberg (The Talented Mr.
December 14, 2014, 10:40 am
In that respect, two of this year’s films — “Birdman” and “Boyhood” (pictured) — presented some of the greatest challenges ever faced by this group of artisans. One story was told in what appeared to be a kinetic and continuous single take while the other unfolded over 12 years.
December 13, 2014, 3:17 pm
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with some of the team from G-Tech who wanted to know my thoughts on product design. One question they asked me was what features could they add to make their drives more useful.
December 13, 2014, 8:17 am
In a very open Oscar race for Best Original Score, Marco Beltrami's compositions for Tommy Lee Jones' western "The Homesman" may well find themselves in the final five. He has earned two previous nominations somewhat unexpectedly ("3:10 to Yuma" and "The Hurt Locker") and his latest endeavor very much set the mood of Jones's progressive period piece.
December 12, 2014, 2:51 pm
Okay, I did not get it all right last year. Perhaps you think my crystal ball had a crack in it. But I did not say they would all hit this year. Check back on 2014's predictions come the 2020's and you might be surprised how right I am. Or not, but still if we don't look at where we think we are going, how are we to pave the roads to take us there?
December 12, 2014, 2:50 pm
Heading this week’s selection of VFX videos is Yardbird, a short film from Bridle Path Films directed by Michael Spiccia. It stars Mitzi Ruhlmann as young girl Ruby, who in facing up to a gang of scrapyard bullies is forced to exercise her strange and disturbing powers.
December 11, 2014, 1:51 pm
Casting a quick glance at some major contenders for sound awards this season, one finds a war film, an entry in a sci-fi franchise, a murder mystery and a musical fairy tale. The pros behind these pics say the challenge was making each soundscape believable, dynamic and — most important — understandable.
December 11, 2014, 1:51 pm
After decades of struggle, visual effects seem to have achieved a measure of respect. There are five vfx nominees at the Oscars. The VES Awards are taken pretty seriously. The BAFTAs give a visual effects award.
December 11, 2014, 10:49 am
Elastic Audio is Pro Tools’ real time timestretch, very like Logic’s flextime, Cubase’s audio warp and the similar features found in Ableton and Studio One. In Pro Tools elastic audio has to be enabled on a per track basis. Five algorithms are available suitable for different types of material:
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