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Taboo Ep 7 Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 28, 2017 at 11:48:10 pm

Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe from The Harold & Maudecast on HMC Networks, review & recap the FX Network drama, Taboo, episode 7. ...

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Walking Dead Ep 710 "New Best Friends" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 28, 2017 at 11:46:08 pm

The HMC ...

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John Wick: Chapter 2 - Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:24:24 am

In this week's Now Playing Movie reviews on The HMC, John Wick: Chapter 2. Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick in this sequel to the knock out surprise kick ass hit of 2014. This time around he's got a new dog, and some new frenemies. ...

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The Walking Dead Ep 709 "Rock in the Road" - Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:45:06 am

The Walking Dead is back! So is The HMC with our weekly series, We Talk Dead. This week we review the midseason premiere, Episode 9, Rock in the Road. ...

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Taboo Ep 6 Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:44:07 am

This week on The Harold & Maudecast TV Reviews, the FX Series Taboo Episode 6. Things are heating up for James Delaney (literally) as he has to scramble his ragtag crew together to move his newly manufactured gunpowder after his factory is discovered by the Company. As we know, betrayal doesn't sit well from Delaney, tongues and guts are a flyin in this episode. Also, we find out that hat pins are useful weapons for killing abusive husbands, the creepy meaning of Taboo sister/brother style and foreshadowing of more sinister deeds a foot in this dark and brilliant period thriller....

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Taboo Ep 5 Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:43:27 am

The good folks at The Harold & Maudecast are back with their weekly recap of the FX Network series, Taboo, starring Tom Hardy. This week, Episode 5. ...

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EP 289 The Good Neighbor Review + Taboo Ep 1.4
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:42:34 am

This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review The Good Neighbor starring James Caan and recap FX Network's Taboo, Episode 4, starring Tom Hardy. ...

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Lego Batman Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:41:05 am

Batman is back! This time in the Lego universe in, The Lego Batman Movie from Warner Bros. There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. ...

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NAB For Free: How BCPC is Eliminating Financial Barriers for Trade Shows
By: Kylee Peña on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:54:40 am

My first time attending the NAB Show (the National Association of Broadcasters, the largest trade show our industry has all year) I stayed in Las Vegas for a week and came away feeling connected . All the people I’d met through the internet ended up being real people with interesting stories and useful advice. My network expanded, my knowledge base increased, and my self-confidence grew. It was a turning point early in my career — a next step from being a young staff editor in central Indiana to getting where I wanted to go. And it was subsidized by my...

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Split - Movie Review & M. Night Shyamalan Tribute
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:11:05 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Split. 7.5/10 on our Justice & Doom movie meter. Split stars James McAvoy, Betty Buckley and Anya Taylor-Joy. For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, including producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider. ...

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The Walking Dead Telltale Series - A New Frontier 1&2 Reviews
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:09:29 pm

Confessions of a Basement Dweller ...

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Taboo Ep 3 Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:08:21 pm

The Harold & Maudecast recaps FX Network's Taboo, Season 1, Episode 3. When last we left James Delaney (Tom Hardy) he was lying in the filthy streets of London after narrowing escaping death at the hands of an assassin's knife. Delaney awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney at the mercy of the mysterious Dr Dumbarton (Michael Kelly). Is he friend or foe? ...

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Arrival - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:07:41 pm

Continuing The Harold & Maudecast's movie review series, 2016 Award Season Contenders, ARRIVAL, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS, SICARIO) written by Eric Heisserer (WARRIOR). ...

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I'm Not a Serial Killer - Now Streaming Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:06:36 pm

Now Streaming on your favorite VOD service, IM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, the 2016 horror/crime thriller starring Max Records, Laura Fraser and Christopher Lloyd. In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay. ...

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Taboo Ep 1 - Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:05:23 pm

Penny Dreadful fans never fear! There's a new show in town and it's smarter, grittier and has Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott on board. Taboo premiered this week on FX. We dive into the filthy streets of 1814 London with our review. ...

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Assassin's Creed Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:04:21 pm

The Harold & Maudecast reviews the Now Playing film, ASSASSIN'S CREED produced by and starring Michael Fassbender, based on the Ubisoft video game. ...

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The Magnificent Seven - Now Streaming Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:03:09 pm

On Now Streaming Reviews on The HMC, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, the 2016 reboot of the 1960 classic western of the same name starring Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. ...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:01:38 pm

The Harold & Maudecast review the film, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, Directed by Gareth Edwards, Written by Chris Weitz (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (screenplay), starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen. ...

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BATMAN - Telltale Series Episode 5: 'City of Light' - Game Review
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 6:00:33 pm

In this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews the final episode Telltale's Batman Series, BATMAN The Telltale Series Episode 5: 'City of Light'. ...

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HMC's Walking Dead Midseason Finale Review "Boots on the Ground"
By: Sarah Mason on Feb 3, 2017 at 5:59:28 pm

In this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast's We Talk Dead, a review of The Walking Dead midseason finale, Episode 708 "Hearts Still Beating". ...

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Request The Assets You Need At Motion Array
By: Brett Rakestraw on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:53:10 pm

Stock sites are chock full of assets. You can find After Effects templates, stock music, and all sorts of other assets strewn across a wide range of sites. In fact, there are likely thousands and thousands of potential choices for every kind of asset you might be looking for. ...

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The Moment I Knew
By: Mae Manning on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:43:04 am

I didn't go to film school. ...

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After Effects Tutorials: Moving Dots and Lines
By: Brinder Singh Gera on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:03:56 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWpqrW_VwKY&t=28s...

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How Stock Video From Drones Can Elevate Your Production To The Big Leagues
By: Michael Duff on Jan 16, 2017 at 6:43:00 pm

In a casual survey of Super Bowl commercials from 2015 to 2016 we saw a roughly 700% increase in those commercials using some kind of aerial shot. We expect an increase in the 2017 commercials as well. You see them everywhere now. And if aerial footage seemed like some secret production element that only big production houses could use, that's no longer the case. With the number of drones in the "wild" today, it's more available and affordable than ever and it's no wonder why it's quietly becoming the new "must-have" element. ...

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After Effects Tutorial: Reveal Title/ Lower Third
By: Brinder Singh Gera on Jan 13, 2017 at 6:45:15 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_o1dXBWIY&t=330s...

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What Happened at Apple? Where did the Quality Control go?
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:21:56 am

One thing I have never minded was paying more for my Apple gear. Why? Because at the end of the day, I got a lot done with it and it nearly always did it with ease and a level of being trouble-free that our PCs rarely matched. ...

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A Brief Summary of the State of Women in Film
By: Kylee Peña on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:26:14 am

Whenever I discuss gender in the film industry, someone usually pops up and says "yeah but it's waaaay better than it used to be!" ...

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Free Motion Graphics eBook
By: Timo Fecher on Jan 11, 2017 at 3:25:49 am

Crossfeyer , a new resource for creative training, is giving away a free Motion Graphics eBook: “Motion Graphics Design Academy” . Learn how to improve your animation and design skills to enhance your movies! Everyone who preorders the ebook before the release in spring 2017 will get the ebook for free. ...

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My excuses for not buying a drone are disappearing. Here's why...
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Jan 8, 2017 at 1:43:21 pm

I have to be honest, I'm a guy who loves the idea of drone technology but, like many, I have been reluctant to buy a drone because I've watched one after another of my friends crash their drones into trees, buildings, rocks and just about anything else that happened to be around. Crashing a drone has never bothered me when I was testing my flying skills on those cheap toy drones that you can pick up for $25 to $50. But crashing a pro-level drone that costs $1,000 or more? -- well, let's just say that I have not wanted...

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Premiere Pro Templates Now Available At Motion Array
By: Brett Rakestraw on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:08:34 am

So, what’s a Premiere Pro template? Well, anyone in the post production or content creation business is probably aware of After Effects templates. These are After Effects project files with pre-made animations, transitions, content boxes, and presets that make the job of building an After Effects animation easier. ...

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After Effects Tutorials: Flying Colorful Lines Animation
By: Brinder Singh Gera on Jan 3, 2017 at 7:20:04 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpqGeGElq7o ...

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One of the baddest shows in the history of television...
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:57:56 am

When the History Channel announced a few years back that they were going into original dramatic series television with VIKINGS, I was already sold as the time and history of the vikings is one that has always fascinated me. Some of my friends know I joke about one day suing the descendants of the vikings for reparations for raiding my progenitor's villages in the Friesland -- now a part of The Netherlands -- what with all their raiding, raping, and rifling through the goods of my forebears. It had to be terrifying and maybe for the first time ever, that...

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Now on VOD - Star Trek Beyond - Now Streaming Review 8.5/10
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:43:08 pm

This week on the Harold & Maudecast's Now Streaming Reviews, STAR TREK BEYOND! It premiered at Comic Con in July 2016 and has just been released on DVD and is Now Streaming on Amazon and other VOD services. ...

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HMC's Walking Dead Midseason Finale Review "Boots on the Ground"
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:39:47 pm

In this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast's We Talk Dead, a review of The Walking Dead midseason finale, Episode 708 "Hearts Still Beating". ...

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HMC Ep 285 - Westworld Season Finale Review
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:38:39 pm

Hello Fans! This week on The Harold & Maudecast Weekly we review the season finale of HBO's Westworld -- all has been revealed, and we are even more confused than ever before. Never fear! We are here to help you pull out all the tangles in the ever-evolving timeline of Westworld. ...

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The Walking Dead Ep 707 "Sing Me a Song" Review
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:37:30 pm

On this week's episode of We Talk Dead on the HMC we review The Walking Dead Season 7, Ep 707 "Sing Me a Song". ...

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'BATMAN - The Telltale Series' Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:35:27 pm

This episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller hosted by Jake Essoe, 'BATMAN - The Telltale Series' Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham. ...

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Jackie - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:34:03 pm

By Sarah Mason ...

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Alone for the Holidays: An Editor's Tale of Loss and Healing
By: Katie Toomey on Nov 30, 2016 at 8:52:05 am

I still remember the last few countdowns, 3..2..1…to 2016. It had so much hope. It always does. After a bumpy 2015, I was looking forward to this year being filled with a lot more happy and a lot less trouble. It’s the same wish I think we all have every year, but I thought for sure this would be it. ...


MOANA - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:15:44 pm

This week on The HMC's Now Playing Reviews, MOANA, the latest animated film from Disney Pixar studios, is set in Ancient Polynesia where a young girl, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) embarks on a great quest to return a stone, The Heart of the Ocean, to its rightful owner restoring life to the island where her people live. Aiding her on her quest, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), a demo-God who thrust them into this fine mess by stealing The Heart of the Ocean, must recover his mystical hook to regain his shape shifting powers and redeem himself. ...

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The Harold & Maudecast Ep 283 "Westworld Ho"
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:09:36 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast we check in with Westworld, HBO's drama/western/sci-fi/action/thriller based on the Michael Crichton book and movie starring Yul Brynner. We review episode 7, Season 1, which has a big reveal, but will the show keep us hooked the likes of Stranger Things, hmmm. Take a listen. ...

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Doctor Strange - Movie Review
By: Sarah Mason on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:02:37 pm

The Harold & Maudecast review's DOCTOR STRANGE, Marvel's latest super hero to hit the big screen. Now Playing. ...

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Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
By: walter biscardi on Nov 2, 2016 at 5:13:20 pm

In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But here in 2016, the bulk of the reactions I found online and through direct communications were all about Microsoft. ...

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Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
By: Charlie Austin on Oct 28, 2016 at 2:43:26 am

Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! ...

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Being an Advertising Editor: The Ins and Outs of Agency Work
By: Katie Toomey on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:45:46 am

In a post production filled world teeming with editors working on TV, film, sports, live shows and even the news, there are many in-house editors working on a huge range of less visible work. From commercial spots to web pre-rolls or even internal pitch reels, there is a rapidly expanding role of “staff editor” in markets all across America. ...

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The Legend of the Hanging Judge
By: Sarah Mason on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:11:54 pm

The Harold & Maudecast traveled to Salem, Massachusetts for the annual Haunted Happenings festivities. In this episode, "The Legend of the Hanging Judge". In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials, wrought havoc on this small New England Community. In this production, based on the historic transcripts, we relive these events played out at Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace. We encountered the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this captivating theatrical experience. ...

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Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery Tour
By: Sarah Mason on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:09:54 pm

One of our favorite attractions, anywhere in the world is Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Salem's ONLY Monster Museum, this museum and its truly unique collection is an incredible tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. Actors, Directors and Special Effects artists and fans like US! We met with owner and curator, James Lurgio, who gave us a personalized tour of the greatest monster gallery in the world! Take a listen to our full tour episode (above) with James as we explore the most impressive collection of horror and sci-fi wax figures in the world! ...

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OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL - Movie Review 8.5/10
By: Sarah Mason on Oct 19, 2016 at 1:06:08 pm

This week on The Harold & Maudecast's countdown to Halloween Movie Reviews, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL. In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed fortune teller (Elizabeth Reaser) tries to make ends meet for herself and daughters Lina (Annalise Basso) and Doris (Lulu Wilson) by boosting their séance scam with a new prop, a Ouija board. Bad news for the family when daughter Doris unwittingly unleashes unwanted evil entities. Even Father Tom (Henry Thomas) can't fight these grim creatures. ...

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Abroadcast Salem Haunted Happenings
By: Sarah Mason on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:30:27 pm

This October the Harold & Maudecast hit the road to find the scariest Halloween festivities in the Country. We spent a week in legendary Salem, Massachusetts where for the month of October, it's Halloween everyday! Here's our recap of all the fun and spooky antics which include our tour of Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery, The House of the Seven Gables "Legend of the Hanging Judge", interview with witch Leanne Marrama and Medium Kyri Spencer & more!...


Interview - Jullie Arrison Bishop, House of 7 Gables
By: Sarah Mason on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:08:13 pm

Julie Arrison Bishop, Special Projects Manager for the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, gives us some intriguing background on the history of the house and the incredibly cool things this organization continues to do today....


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