Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/19/13 05:06:15 PM
Director Zal Batmanglij’s The East caught the buzz at the Sundance and SXSW film festivals. It was produced by Scott Free Productions with Fox Searchlight Pictures. Not bad for the young director’s sophomore outing.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/19/13 12:06:35 PM
Wired has decided to analyze 154 different trailers from different eras to see if there really has been a proliferation in the number of cuts. They write, "Through the ‘50s, the average rate was 12 cuts per minute. Since the ‘90s? Thirty-eight. That trajectory is easily explained by the evolution of editing technologies. Linear editing systems were once the standard: Editors painstakingly spliced pieces of film together, or later, copied video from one tape to another." Read the full story here. The trailer for 2002's Chicago has 67 cuts per minute.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/19/13 12:06:54 PM
Jason Kehe and Katie M. Palmer of Wired celebrate the history and evolution of the now-mighty movie trailer. They write, "We’re obsessed with movie trailers. This year fans watched more than a billion on YouTube and searched for trailers three times more than in 2008. And these numbers continue to grow as studios focus film-advertising dollars online. As soon as the latest movie teaser goes live, the web freaks out. Entertainment sites like IGN and Vulture post shot-by-shot deconstructions—some outlets like Slate even have dedicated trailer critics. Fans pull scenes apart and piece them back together as YouTube parodies. And the trailer editors, along with their studio overlords, monitor comment boards for instant reactions." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/18/13 02:06:19 PM
Jake Fruia of HDSLR Shooter rounds up what's new in the updated apps for Creative Cloud (now available for download) along with some tips. He writes, "A couple of things before updating though. First, don’t delete your current CS6 Apps until after you have installed the new CC versions of the apps. When installing the new versions, they’ll ask you if you want to import your settings and plugins from the older versions. Once you say yes, they import your settings automatically. This can save you some time and potential frustration. After you’ve imported your setting and plugins, you should be able to delete the CS6 versions of the apps from your machine with no problems." Read the full post here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/18/13 10:06:56 AM
Come join us tomorrow at DV Expo East and explore the latest technologies, learn from world-class professionals and connect with peers who share the same passion for video. The exhibit floor will be open from 10 AM until 5 PM and we'll be offering a full day's worth of free sessions at Center Stage. Take a look at the schedule below. 10:00 AM: All Tomorrow's Cameras: The Future of Digital Imaging 11:00 AM: Could Video Make the World a Better Place?
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/17/13 03:06:56 PM
Didn't get enough of Leonardo DiCaprio partying it up like a billionaire playboy in The Great Gatsby? Then watch the just-released trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, set to a new Kanye West tune (much like Gatsby was set to a Jay-Z soundtrack). Writes Oliver Lyttleton of Indiewire, "Scored to Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" (from his ace new record Yeezus), it does seem to be a white-collar ancestor to Goodfellas and its ilk, but with a gonzo comedy feel that we're not sure we've seen from Scorsese since After Hours. From the brief footage we can see, there's a post-Django looseness tovLeonardo DiCaprio's starring performance that makes it seem like he's having much more fun than his angsty earlier roles for the director."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/17/13 02:06:35 PM
All week, we'll be spotlighting some of our breakout sessions taking place at Center Stage at DV Expo East. 4:00 p.m. Live Sports Production Evolution: Conference Supersession Mark Fratto, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications, St. John's University Peter Gergely, Executive Producer, Yankees Productions Learn about the evolving, integrated technologies used for capturing, broadcasting and streaming live events, and how the traditional video and audio control room is being replaced with new, innovative solutions.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/17/13 01:06:17 PM
Editing guru Larry Jordan give his thoughts on the newly announced Mac Pro, writing, "On Monday, Apple gladdened the hearts of power users everywhere by providing a 'sneak peek' at the new Mac Pro. Stylish, diminutive, and blindingly fast – at least according to the specs provided by Apple. Since that time, I’ve been thinking a lot about a system that is directly targeted to meet the performance needs of video editors, and other power users.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/14/13 12:06:29 PM
Oliver Peters writes up several tips for users of Avid Media Composer, from how to manage bin data to visual effects. He writes, "Avid Media Composer might seem daunting to new users, but here are several 'power uses' tips to improve your editing experience." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/14/13 12:06:02 PM
All week, we'll be spotlighting some of our breakout sessions taking place at Center Stage at DV Expo East. 1:00 p.m. AVC-ULTRA: The Benefits to Your Workflow Steve Cooperman, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Co.