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    Top 5 Ways to Avoid Catastrophe in Post-Production

    January 11, 2012, 10:22 am
    As a consultant far too often I get called in to fix problems that could have been avoided with a little planning and understanding. The really big budget productions rarely have these issues because they can afford to deal with things on set and/or in post. But for low- and mid-budget productions most of the catastrophic problems I see in production and post could be overcome by following these five important guidelines.

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    • Color Grading: What Does It Mean To "Crush the Bla
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      Color Grading: What Does It Mean To "Crush the Bla

      January 17, 2017, 1:18 pm
      Depending on who you ask, crushing the blacks in your color grade can be a good or bad stylistic choice. In principle, it is used to make images “pop” more, as the dark parts, which usually retain some elements of light and shading, are “crushed” off the spectrum for complete darkness — thus drawing your eye’s attention to the parts of the image with more information.

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      ACE Eddie Nominees Announced

      January 17, 2017, 1:18 pm
      American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Janet Ashikaga, ACE and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE with the organization’s prestigious Career Achievement honors at the 67thAnnual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and reputation within the industry is outstanding.  As previously announced, J.J.

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      Schoonmaker & Ashikaga To Receive ACE Honour

      January 17, 2017, 1:18 pm
      The American Cinema Editors have selected Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker and Emmy winner Janet Ashikaga to receive the group’s Career Achievement awards during the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards this month.

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    • The Pixel Farm releases PFTrack 2017
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      The Pixel Farm releases PFTrack 2017

      January 17, 2017, 10:35 am
      The Pixel Farm has released PFTrack 2017, the latest version of its camera-tracking software, adding the option to extract multi-layer textures to the software’s photogrammetry toolset.

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      How Do You Edit an Animated Film?

      January 17, 2017, 10:35 am
      Here's a question you may never have thought about before: what does an animation editor actually do? If scenes are just written and then animated, is their role any more than just connecting clips together? On the contrary, the role of an animation editor is actually one of the most important roles in shaping the film being made. Let's dive in and explore the job.

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    • 9 Career-Boosting Skills Filmmakers Need
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      9 Career-Boosting Skills Filmmakers Need

      January 17, 2017, 6:22 am
      Career boosting skills might sound like a clickbait title - but really - unlike a clickbait title, this is exactly what's inside the tin. I decided to call it exactly that.

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      Rampant Glitch Intro 01 FCPX Template Tutorial

      January 17, 2017, 6:22 am
      Rampant Glitch Intro 01 FCPX Template Tutorial

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    • Oscar Predictions: Visual Effects & Sound
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      Oscar Predictions: Visual Effects & Sound

      January 16, 2017, 6:01 pm
      The Oscar fields of Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing are technical awards that often go to big-budget blockbusters, action films and epics — though successful musicals occasionally pull off an ambush in sound categories. So who will earn nominations in these races when the final contenders are announced on Tuesday, January 24?

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    • The Essential Art of Editing is Explored
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      The Essential Art of Editing is Explored

      January 16, 2017, 6:01 pm
      Cinema is an image. Story is a cut. While there are stunning examples to the contrary, most of film’s narrative history could be boiled down to editing. Many say the final re-write of a film is done in the editing room, where a director and editor truly craft the story into its most concise, impactful form. Cutting is taking the massive heap of clay comprised of fragmented images and molding them carefully into a feature experience.

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    • A MONSTER CALLS: Ferran Domenech
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      A MONSTER CALLS: Ferran Domenech

      January 16, 2017, 10:21 am
      In 2014, Ferran Domenech told us about the animation work of MPC on GODZILLA. He then worked on NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. He talks to us today about his work as a VFX Supervisor.

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