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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/27/14 12:01:57 PM

The Apple Macintosh at 30

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its revolutionary Macintosh computers, Apple executives reflect on what has made the company so successful and continuously growing. Says Philip Schiller, svp of worldwide marketing, “Every company that made computers when we started the Mac, they’re all gone. We’re the only one left. We’re still doing it, and growing faster than the rest of the PC industry because of that willingness to reinvent ourselves over and over.” Read the full story here on Macworld.

01/27/14 12:01:57 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/24/14 02:01:23 PM

'Anchorman 2' Gets Retro with PHYX Software

The crew of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was tasked with building a functioning 1980s-style cable news studio and creating the featured (and background) videos that appear throughout the newsroom and news studio sets. According to computer and video playback supervisor Todd A. Marks, “This included shooting original content, acquiring stock videos, creating both still and animated graphic elements, and compositing and editing.

01/24/14 02:01:23 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/24/14 01:01:15 PM

Effects Filters for Editors: CoreMelt SliceX Extends the Functionality of FCP X

The structure of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X has brought many new and innovative plug-ins to market that extend the power of the application. One such plug-in is SliceX from CoreMelt.

01/24/14 01:01:15 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/24/14 12:01:45 PM

5 Practical Tips for Becoming a Better Editor

Peter Haas of RedShark News gives some practical editing advice he has accumulated over the years. His first one: "Be up front. A very important lesson I've learned over the years is to put your thesis and visual concepts upfront. The screen is a sort of keyhole that the audience is peeping blindly through into the lives of your characters and story. When you're putting your film together, you need to place yourself on the opposite side of that door and hang out in your audience's mental space. By putting the important factors of your story up front you are setting up the context for the rest of the film." Read the full story here.

01/24/14 12:01:45 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/24/14 12:01:18 PM

A Primer on Color Terminology

Oliver Peters provides a primer on color concepts and terminology on his blog. He writes, "It’s time to dive into some of the terms and concept that brought up modern color correction software. First of all – color grading versus color correction. Many use these terms to identify different processes, such as technical shot matching versus giving a shot a subjective “look”. I do this too, but the truth of the matter is that they are the same and are interchangeable. Grading tends to be a more European way of naming the process, but it is the same as color correction." Read the full story here.

01/24/14 12:01:18 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/23/14 05:01:01 PM

Compare, Contrast, Create: Considering Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer and Premiere Pro CC

The editing world includes a number of software options—such as Autodesk Smoke, Grass Valley EDIUS, Lightworks, Media 100, Sony Vegas and Quantel—but the lion’s share of editing is performed on three platforms: Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. For the last two years many users have been holding onto legacy systems, wondering when the dust would settle and one editing system would regain market dominance.

01/23/14 05:01:01 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/21/14 02:01:19 PM

Editing in DaVinci Resolve

Premiumbeat provides a tutorial for editing from within Blackmagic Design's popular color grading program, DaVinci Resolve and Resolve Lite. They write, "Video editing in Resolve 10 feels very similar to an NLE. The added features of this release give you the ability to modify edits without going back to your NLE." Read the full story here.  

01/21/14 02:01:19 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/21/14 12:01:44 PM

Comparing Export Times of Premiere Pro and FCP X on a Mac Pro

Philip Hodgetts compares the export times using Final Cut Pro X vs. Adobe Premiere Pro on a Mac Pro. He writes, "I had time to do some export testing from Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X 10.1. Definite proof that second GPU is being used, and worth it!" Read the full story here.

01/21/14 12:01:44 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/21/14 12:01:29 PM

The Art of Editing Long Films

The New York Times delves into the art of cutting some of 2013's most critically-acclaimed long films, including The Wolf of Wall Street. Says editor Thelma Schoonmaker, "“It had a strange rhythm — of rushing forward and then stopping, rushing forward and then stopping. It was something that we struggled a bit with. Very different from other films I’ve worked on.” Read the full story here.      

01/21/14 12:01:29 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/17/14 03:01:55 PM

Paul Greengrass to Receive ACE's Golden Eddie Award

Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass will receive the American Cinema Editor's Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. "A Greengrass film simply has its own signature -- from the magnificent handheld camera work to his ability to engage audiences with riveting storytelling, his canon of work is bold and iconic. His latest film, Captain Phillips, is a masterwork yielding some of the finest filmmaking of the year," said the ACE Board of Directors. "He maintains one of the foremost director-editor partnerships in the industry with Christopher Rouse, ACE, who has edited all of his features since 2002. It is our pleasure to recognize him with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor for his ongoing contribution to filmmaking at its finest."

01/17/14 03:01:55 PM