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Create an LED Logo Animation in Adobe After Effects | NoPlugins
By: Najib Khayati on May 24, 2019 at 3:30:54 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create an LED Logo Animation in Adobe After Effects without any third party plugins .....

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Game of Thrones 805 "The Bells" and GLASS Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on May 21, 2019 at 3:32:37 pm

On Episode 351 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake dissect Game of Thrones, Ep 805, "The Bells". ...

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Game of Thrones 806 - The Finale and John Wick 3 Review
By: Sarah Mason on May 21, 2019 at 3:29:13 pm

Episode 352 of The Harold & Maudecast: Ghost vs John Wick's Dog for the Throne ...

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Game of Thrones 804 and Netflix Original "The Silence" Review
By: Sarah Mason on May 21, 2019 at 3:06:27 pm

On Episode 350 of The Harold & Maudecast, Game of Thrones Episode 804 "The Last of the Starks". ...

game of thrones 804 review

Particle Kaleidoscope in After Effects
By: Najib Khayati on May 11, 2019 at 11:34:06 pm

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Particle Kaleidoscope in Adobe After Effects without any third party plugins...

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A Year in Review
By: Mike Cohen on May 3, 2019 at 9:06:02 pm

Getting a new phone is a great way to reset the clock on life and then use the photo gallery to remember events after some time has passed. About 1 year ago my phone died while on a trip. Somehow I managed to find my way back to the airport and home again, and a few days later I had a shiny new Android in my hands. ...


Stark vs. Stark - Game of Thrones "The Battle of Winterfell" and Avengers: Endgame Reviews (Yes there are Spoilers)
By: Sarah Mason on May 1, 2019 at 2:41:55 am

On Episode 349 of The Harold & Maudecast, Stark vs. Stark! The Battle of Winterfell, the most expensive ($15m) and time consuming (55 nights to shoot) TV episode ever produced, finally aired on HBO. And the end of the MCU master blueprint containing 21 movies over 10 years finally had its theatrical release, becoming the highest grossing opening weekend movie of all time. ...

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Captain America: The First Avenger (Revisited)
By: Creative COW on Apr 26, 2019 at 9:00:59 am

This 2011 article by Debra Kaufman was the first time we'd ever seen a single story that looked at the work of all of the effects houses that worked on a motion picture, laying out precisely what they did. Visual effects have grown up considerably in the years since then, but Debra's story still holds up, as indeed does Captain America: The First Avenger itself, and its vfx work. While this chapter of the Steve Rogers story is (apparently?) turning its final page, we only have one prediction to make: that this will continue to be one of the most...


Game of Thrones Ep 802 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" review & commentary
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:11:49 pm

You may not be able to unsee Arya disrobing for Gendry, but you can listen to our commentary on Game of Thrones, Ep 802! ...

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere - Review & Commentary
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:10:47 pm

On Episode 347 of The Harold & Maudecast, We Talk Thrones is back! Sarah and Jake review Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere from Jon and Daenary's first real date on dragons to a waterfall, Arya's many reunions, Sansa's sense and sensibility over Jon's choices and food supplies, Cersei really really wanted elephants, Bran's staredown with Jaime and every detail in between! ...

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Shazam Review
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:09:46 pm

On Episode 346 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the film, Shazam, now in theaters. ...

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The Highwaymen Review
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:08:50 pm

On Episode 345 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review the Netflix original film, THE HIGHWAYMEN, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. ...

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Triple Frontier Review
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:07:41 pm

On Episode 344 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe talk Netflix domination and review the Netflix original TRIPLE FRONTIER starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Charlie Hunnam. ...

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EP 343: ENDGAME EVERYTHING
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:06:48 pm

On The Harold & Maudecast Episode 343: ENDGAME EVERYTHING, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe talk end of eras -- With HBO's Game of Thrones final season beginning April 14th and Marvel's decade long assembly of Avengers assembling for the last time in INFINITY WAR: ENDGAME April 27th, and with The Walking Dead's continuing ratings spiral, we are coming to the end of an epic era for genre fiction screen. ...

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Ep 342: Netflix Originals Reviews: Velvet Buzzsaw, Hold the Dark, Polar
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:05:19 pm

On Episode 342 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review three Netflix Original films, VELVET BUZZSAW, HOLD THE DARK and POLAR. ...

Velvet Buzzsaw

Particle Transition in After Effects | No Plugins Required
By: Najib Khayati on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:24:26 pm

Transitions in AE Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Particle Transition in After Effects without any third party plugins...

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Elegant Glossy Edge Logo Reveal in AE | NoPlugins
By: Najib Khayati on Apr 15, 2019 at 12:54:48 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create an Elegant Glossy Edge Logo Reveal in After Effects without using any third party plugins ...

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Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro
By: Creative COW on Apr 14, 2019 at 9:32:14 am

How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look!...


Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16
By: Creative COW on Apr 8, 2019 at 8:51:34 pm

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, VFX artists and sound engineers. DaVinci Resolve 16 public beta is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site....


Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019
By: Creative COW on Apr 8, 2019 at 8:29:25 pm

Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration; HyperDeck Extreme 8K broadcast deck with advanced H.265 recording, touch screen interface, internal cache, built in scopes, HDR, and traditional deck control; and the URSA Mini Pro G2 camera featuring new electronics, Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range,...


Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation at NAB 2019 Meets Heavy Demands of Today's Video Professionals
By: Creative COW on Apr 3, 2019 at 1:00:00 pm

Ahead of the 2019 NAB Show, Adobe today announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production....


The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña
By: Creative COW on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:51:21 pm

Going from talking physical preparedness and emotional wellness in years past, this guide from Kylee Peña dives a little deeper into balancing what seems to be a hot label to give yourself these days: being an introvert. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, but think carefully when it comes to big conferences. Are you selling yourself short before you give yourself a chance to warm up?...


NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)
By: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:57:58 pm

Our annual visit to a classic overview from Kylee Peña about what it really takes to not just survive this overwhelming, massive experience -- but actually thrive!...


New ALEXA Mini LF Expands ARRI’s Large-Format Camera System
By: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:55:08 pm

ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best overall image quality for large-format shooting, and features three internal motorized FSND filters, 12 V power input, extra power outputs, a new Codex Compact Drive, and a new MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder....


Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds"
By: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:47:11 pm

"The Seven Worlds" is the latest advertising epic short directed by Ridley Scott, a marvelous odyssey spanning surreal scenes inspired by the seven tasting notes of Hennessy premium X.O. cognacac. Realizing Scott's unparalleled vision required a masterful team and state-of-the-art technology to assist, that's where London's The Mocap Studio team came in. The mobile motion capture specialists lent their expertise to the project, using Xsens MVN inertial technology to help capture a human performer on-location in the heart of a Czech forest....


Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020
By: Creative COW on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:08:23 pm

Today Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. The new release revamps the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility....


3D Glossy Logo Reveal Animation in AE | NoPlugins
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 27, 2019 at 2:24:13 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create a 3D Glossy Logo and Title Reveal Animation in After Effects without using any third party plugins ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel”
By: Creative COW on Mar 25, 2019 at 1:17:40 pm

Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying a mania for detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ latest film Captain Marvel. The studio executed a host of challenging visuals for the blockbuster production including a fully 3D subterranean aircraft hangar stuffed with military gear and fabricating a series of shimmering holograms....


Hal Blaine, The Greatest Studio Drummer of Them All, Sets Down His Sticks For The Last Time
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 14, 2019 at 11:11:48 am

Today, the greatest studio drummer of them all passed away. Hal Blaine set down his sticks for the last time, at 90. In my opinion, he invented more beat patterns than even Ringo. He was a consummate pro and quite a nice man. Years ago, my wife Kathlyn bought his book and he not only signed it but also hand drew a great cartoon of him flailing away behind a massive kit. He scribbled a sweet note to Kathlyn, along with the funny cartoon. ...


Childish Gambino’s Pharos by Design Studio 2n Sets a New Standard for Realtime Immersive Experiences
By: Creative COW on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:30:23 am

2n, a pioneer in both interactive software design and live tour visuals, has redefined large-scale immersive experiences with Pharos, the winner of this year’s Visual Effects Society award for best visual effects in a special venue project....


Toy Story Animated Cartoon Title Style in AE
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:56:03 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Create Toy Story Animated Cartoon Title Style in Adobe After Effects without any third party plugins .. ...

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Procedural Glitch FX in After Effects | NoPlugins
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:54:02 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Procedural Glitch FX in After Effects without using any third party plugins ...

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Outline Tunnel Logo Animation in AE | NoPlugins
By: Najib Khayati on Mar 12, 2019 at 3:05:33 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create an Outline Tunnel Logo Animation in After Effects without using any third party plugins ...

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Hail Satan? Aaron Wickenden, ACE on Cutting the Controversial Doc
By: Kylee Peña on Mar 3, 2019 at 9:03:07 pm

Director Penny Lane’s documentary Hail Satan? opens with a sequence of events from a small scale rally: a few people gathered on the steps of a Florida government building, a handful of protesters and media, and a man with horns creating fire from thin air as he thanks Governor Rick Scott for signing a bill into law that would allow prayer in public schools – ” if you open the door for God, you open the door for Satan! ” Even the title card – Hail Satan…? - is questioning if any of this is, like, for real. That sets...


Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhapsody"
By: Creative COW on Feb 28, 2019 at 6:29:34 pm

Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel, ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody....


Liquid Logo and Title Revealer in AE
By: Najib Khayati on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:23:04 am

Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create a Liquid Logo and title Revealer in After Effects without using any third party plugins ...

Liquid

How Cinesite and Allegorithmic Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Lionsgate’s ‘Robin Hood’
By: Creative COW on Feb 27, 2019 at 9:18:30 am

The city of Nottingham perpetually exists in two states: the metropolitan center that it is today, and the fictional home of one of the world’s most famous outlaws. So when the filmmakers behind 2018’s Robin Hood looked to recreate the fictional Nottingham, it needed to build it from scratch with help from London’s Cinesite Studio....


Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel”
By: Creative COW on Feb 25, 2019 at 4:11:37 pm

Rising Sun Pictures’ ability to deliver amazing visuals is on full display in the 20th Century Fox’s new cyberpunk adventure film Alita: Battle Angel. Working in tandem with Weta Digital, the lead visual effects studio, RSP created breathtaking shots for two key sequences in the film, including a furious battle between soldiers from Earth and fearsome cyborg warriors known as Berserkers....


Apple & NVIDIA At It Again
By: Creative COW on Feb 20, 2019 at 6:07:22 pm

Is Apple and NVIDIA not playing nicely again affecting you and the applications you use? Does it affect how you feel about Apple? Weigh in for another round of Apple Talk!...


Interview with VES Award winning VFX Artist Pav Grochola, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:17:03 pm

Sarah Mason sits down for part 2 of her interview with Pav Grochola, VFX Artist and FX Supervisor for the Oscar nominated animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Pav recently won a VES award for his groundbreaking VFX work on the film. He talks about his process, the amazing VFX and animation teams he worked with and the innovative new tool he invented that may change the future of animation. ...

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Editor Phyllis Housen on Shaping Sundance Jury Prize Winning Drama 'Clemency'
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 2, 2019 at 8:24:17 pm

Death row drama Clemency debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (winning the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize) and explores themes of the prison industrial complex through the eyes of warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) as the emotional weight of state executions begins to take its toll on her. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu, the film has created a renewed conversation around capital punishment, and editor Phyllis Housen worked alongside Chukwu to bring impact and realism to the story. ...


Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 27, 2019 at 3:48:32 am

Editor/Director Courtney Ware got her start in the industry as a PA, quickly working her way up to producer before her 21st birthday. After her directorial debut on Sunny in the Dark , she realized a pivot away from producing and into storytelling was in her future, and she got started on being an editor in between directing jobs. The first film to bring her to Sundance was Never Goin’ Back , and she’s back at the festival this year with Light From Light . ...


Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 24, 2019 at 11:19:31 pm

One of the most anticipated films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (according to Indiewire and MTV , among others), Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical story penned by actor Shia LaBeouf that spans a decade in the life of a child actor. It’s also the first feature film cut by editor Mónica Salazar, a Mexican immigrant whose story starts with a VCR in Monterrey and a dream to one day land at Pixar. ...


Attend NAB Show for Free with BCPC - No, For Real
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 14, 2019 at 7:24:06 pm

If you've followed me a while on the internets, you know that NAB Show (my first, in 2012, for which I wrote quite a recap ) was a turning point in my career. I was able to get out of my bubble (Indiana), meet the people I knew only online or by reputation from books, and start to build a name for myself on a much larger stage. I learned a tremendous amount I put to use right away. But maybe most of all, my small-town mentality began to fade away and I could see myself in The Industry. Without...

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Jamie Lee vs Michael: Halloween 40 Years Later
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 11, 2019 at 5:45:55 pm

On Episode 337 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's reboot of HALLOWEEN starring Jamie Lee Curtis reviving the role that made her famous 40 years ago. ...

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Aquaman & Bird Box
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:53:47 am

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review AQUAMAN in theaters and BIRD BOX, now streaming on Netflix. ...

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:52:47 am

In Episode 340 of The Harold & Maudecast Sarah and Jake review the Netflix original film, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. ...

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Outlaw King Review
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:51:37 am

On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review the Netflix original movie, OUTLAW KING, starring Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, based on the life of Scotland's Robert the Bruce. ...

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The Sisters Brothers & Venom Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:50:38 am

On Episode 336 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review VENOM, THE SISTERS BROTHERS and We Talk Dead is back with a review of The Walking Dead, Season 9 Premiere, "A New Beginning". ...

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Into the Dark Hulu & Blumhouse Series Ep 1 "The Body" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:49:14 am

On Episode 335 of The Harold & Maudecast hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Episode 1 of Blumhouse's new series for Hulu, Into the Dark, "The Body". ...

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