Sneaking on the Future of Creative Technology at Adobe MAX|
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 20, 2017 at 5:42:11 am
Every year at MAX, we get to look into a crystal ball to see what tomorrow’s technology, especially as it relates to Adobe, may hold for us as technologists and creatives. MAX Sneaks are technology demonstrations and experiments that generally make waves beyond the walls of Adobe MAX itself. Like last year, when a form of “Photoshop for audio” called VoCo (which allows you to feed 20 minutes of audio into the software in order to be able to output any NEW dialog from that) was demonstrated — and ended up making interesting waves as a concept in the surge...
Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)|
By: Kylee Peña on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:15:39 pm
If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein . I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star maker with the ability to squash any career he chose, a blatant chauvinist, and an indecent human being whose participation in the entertainment industry seemed immoveable.
Exporting LUTs for VFX in DaVinci Resolve 14|
By: Nathan Walters on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:52:32 pm
In this DaVinci Resolve 14 tutorial; Nathan Walters walks you through the workflow of exporting LUTs for visual effects, explaining why a visual effects artist would want a LUT and how to create one for them. This video covers an entire workflow from DaVinci Resolve to Adobe After Effects, although these concepts can be applied to almost any color grading and compositing applications....
Wind River - Movie Review|
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:41:35 pm
Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review WIND RIVER, a new film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO, HELL OR HIGH WATER) starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.
Comic-Con Diaries 2017|
By: Sarah Mason on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:36:35 pm
Sarah Mason & Jake Essoe of The Harold & Maudecast return from San Diego International Comic-Con 2017 to recap all the fun, news, announcements and craziness of the most popular Con in the world. Highlights include Virtual Reality (VR) Con, Justice League, Aquaman, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok & Black Panther + Infinity War sneak peek, Stranger Things, Westworld, Buffy 20, Geoff John's update on Doomsday Clock, Hodor & the Game of Thrones cast, some awesome George Romero anecdotes from The Walking Dead panel, showfloor goodies, cosplay & CONAN!!!
Framestore Puts Hulk Into Action|
By: Creative COW on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:25:34 am
International Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore is showing its cross-platform capabilities yet again by bringing the powerful Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms. The Film team in London and Integrated Advertising team in Los Angeles collaborated on the latest CG characterization of Hulk for upcoming Marvel Studios releases and Renault’s commercial ‘Renault Kwid.’...
RED Digital Cinema RAVEN Camera Kit Available Exclusively Through Apple.com|
By: Creative COW on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:35:00 am
RED Digital Cinema announced today that its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available exclusively through Apple.com and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores. Priced at $14,995, it includes everything you need to start shooting and editing, including lens, card reader, batteries, case, and more, plus Apple FCPX software....
Blackmagic Design Introduces Fusion 9 with VR|
By: Creative COW on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:46:45 am
Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more -- along with a price reduction down from $995 to only $295. Read why customers are already praising its speed, power, and ease of use....
An Oral History of My Illegal Internships|
By: Kylee Peña on Jul 28, 2017 at 2:02:55 am
Whether by necessity or the evolution of a specific kind of culture, internships have emerged as a dominant “foot-in-the-door” for the post production industry. Among those internships, the unpaid variety tend to dominate in a way that is not seen in many other fields such as business and medicine. Sure, unpaid internships aren’t exclusive to post production; however, for some reason we’ve collectively decided that the single biggest way to prove one’s merit is by working in some capacity for free.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere - Review |
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 19, 2017 at 4:12:53 pm
Winter is here! And Thrones is finally back to fill our Sunday nights with Dragons, Dire Wolves, White Walkers and Giant Zombies. The premiere episode kicked off on July 16, "Dragonstone". We find our old friends haven't changed much. Jon and Sansa are arguing over strategy, Cersei is the Wicked Witch of the South, The Hound is still grumpy, but might have grown a conscience, Arya is more of a badass then we ever imagined, Samwell Tarly is knee deep in shit and asking Professor Slughorn for books from the restricted section, and Daenerys has finally come home to Westeros...
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Countdown to Thrones & SDCC|
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 15, 2017 at 6:02:40 pm
This week on The Harold & Maudecast, Episode 302, Countdown to Thrones & SDCC. Hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe Countdown to the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones with recaps, theories, predictions and more. With San Diego Comic Con only three weeks away, we've got the list of the hottest panels and a preview of what to expect at SDCC 2017. Now playing in theaters, BABY DRIVER, Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD), new action heist film hits theaters and we give it our full Justice & Doom review.
Baby Driver - Movie Review|
By: Sarah Mason on Jul 15, 2017 at 6:01:36 pm
Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe of The Harold & Maudecast review the film BABY DRIVER, written and directed by Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD) starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.
A Letter to Incoming Female Freshmen in Media Programs|
By: Kylee Peña on Jul 9, 2017 at 11:20:08 pm
A lot of so-called “open letters” on the internet address the outgoing graduates of programs. And while they should bask in the glow of congratulations and good luck because they worked hard, they earned it, and they have some serious challenges on the horizon, this letter isn’t for them.
Bridging the Gap to Opportunity: A Conversation with 3 First-Time NAB Show Attendees|
By: Kylee Peña on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:53:13 pm
Imagine this: you’re in your early twenties, at the start of your career in post production. You come from a working class family with no connections in the media industry, and you’ve had many challenges to overcome along the way. You’ve been working hard to maintain momentum by keeping your bosses happy at your day job — a day job that doesn’t pay you quite what it should — while taking on side projects and extracurriculars at night. You do all the right things, including networking and getting involved in your community.
Interview w/ Actor Alex Essoe for MIDNIGHTERS|
By: Sarah Mason on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:01:35 am
Sarah and Jake from The Harold & Maudecast sit down with actor Alex Essoe to discuss her new film, MIDNIGHTERS, a thriller/horror about a couple who try to cover up a gruesome crime and find themselves in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and misdirection. The film premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. MIDNIGHTERS is a horror/thriller from Director, Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead), written by his brother Alston Ramsay. Co-starring with Essoe is Perla Haney-Jardine (STEVE JOBS), and Dylan McTee (Sweet/Vicious) and Ward Horton (ANNABELLE).
Riding the Creative COW for 16 years|
By: Dennis Kutchera on Jun 17, 2017 at 3:13:34 pm
Creative COW is now 16 years old as of April 2017. The COW is the most amazing peer to peer creative technology resource website on planet Earth. This article from 2016 by Tim Wilson, popped up again recently in my Facebook newsfeed and it is still a good read. https://library.creativecow.net/wilson_tim/Founding-Creative-COW/1
My East to West Coast Moving Adventure|
By: Katie Toomey on May 21, 2017 at 10:55:49 pm
My shoes are squishy and soaked. I'm holding up the biggest umbrella I own and using my phone precariously like a flashlight. At 3AM, the sky is dark and pouring rain. I had peeked outside the stained motel curtains in exhaustion right before venturing out and spotted rain. It wasn't merely raining, it was actual torrential pouring rain!
Uncharted 4 Review - Is it Really All That?|
By: Sarah Mason on May 9, 2017 at 8:21:28 pm
Jake Essoe host of Confessions of a Basement Dweller on The HMC takes a deep dive into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the best selling Playstation 4 game ever at 8.7 million copies sold. Is it that good? Fan boys say hell yes, Jake says, hell maybe not. Listen to his review. 7.9/10
HMC Asks: Audience or Customer?|
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 27, 2017 at 7:02:59 pm
This month on The HMC we are examining content creation in the age of smart phones, Netflix and other distractions. In this preview of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe discuss the concept of Audience vs. Customer. Who are we in today's re-classified content viewing world. Are we audiences or are we customers, or both?