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July 21, 2010, 12:30 pm
On this week’s MacBreak Studio, I host Steve Taylor - an LA-based motion graphics designer who’s tool of choice is After Effects. I thought it would be fun and interesting to compare how After Effects and Motion handle different motion graphics tasks and so this is the first of a series of "share and compare"...
July 20, 2010, 5:26 pm
Presentations at SMPTE’s first-ever conference focused exclusively on stereo 3D, held in New York last week, ran the gamut, dealing with everything from camera rigs for stereo acquisition to the effects of video compression and the challenges of transmitting a finished 3D signal. Last week, I ran down the basic content of presentations by Panasonic, which described its new 3D camcorder, and Sony, which outlined a potential suite of post-production tools that may one day address all the...
July 20, 2010, 10:20 am
EditShare officially acquired Lightworks in August 2009 and plans to make the first step towards releasing Lightworks Open Source in Q3 of this year in the form of a free Lightworks download. The download will be made available to everybody. Users will be able to familiarize themselves with the Lightworks editing system and its multitude of features including: true shared projects, instant save, multi-cam ingest, 3D editorial functionality, Universal Media File support, native RED editing...
July 20, 2010, 10:19 am
Similar to the one-man band corporate editor I interviewed, comedy editor Steve Rasch, ACE, whose current show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, has been running six years now, finds he’s doing more than ever before as an editor. "It seems like there are no rules now," he told me over lunch in Brentwood at Chin Chin. "Every show is different."
July 20, 2010, 10:17 am
Part 4 of my interview with Bill Warner. Bill explains how he quit his job at Apollo Computer to pursue his dream of building the AVID Media Composer. A remarkable study in entrepreneurship, he goes on to describe hiring his first engineer, Jeff Bedell, building more prototypes, arranging a demo suite at the NAB Show in April of 1987, and raising the venture capital to get to the next level.
July 19, 2010, 10:11 am
In discussion about the recent crop of HD DSLR cameras on RedUser the RED head honcho Jim Jannard famously said "1080P is the VHS of the Future" – implying that 1080P video wasn’t going to be good enough for cinema in the future, in fact barely good enough for home movies.
July 19, 2010, 10:09 am
Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way first: the new Drap and Drop timeline in Avid Media Composer 5.0 isn’t a direct rip-off of Final Cut Pro’s timeline. Nor will an FCP editor sit down in front of MC5 and instantly be able to rip into the timeline via mousing in the same way they do with FCP.
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
Bill Curso is a makeup artist with thirty plus years under his belt, he’s got three Oscar nominations with one win, fiv ...
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