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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 03:04:00 PM

Shooting 4K on the Panasonic GH4 vs. Sony a7S

EOSHD compares the 4K-capable Panasonic GH4 against the Sony a7S. They write, "It looks like the story of 2014 is taking shape in the form of very high quality 4K on large sensor mirrorless cameras. Last year for me it was raw on the 5D Mark III which excited me the most and before that it was the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This year is more exciting on the tech and creative front than any I can remember. Here’s my look at how the GH4 and A7S compare in detail for 4K cinematography…" Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 10:04:53 AM

Creating a Visual Experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella

Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a wild side, called The Happiness Labs, focused on producing experiential content and graphics for live events and installations. In creating new realities and immersive experiences, The Happiness Labs raised the bar for British DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer Fatboy Slim at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Tim Fleming, executive producer of The Happiness Labs, shares how Fatboy Slim’s otherworldly stage experience came together. Adobe: What makes you excited about working with bands?

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 03:04:05 PM

Heavenspot Animates Coachella Website with Adobe Edge Animate CC

To create the interactive animations of this year's Coachella festival website, digital agency Heavenspot relied on Adobe Edge Animate CC, along with Adobe Edge Inspect CC for rapid testing on multiple devices. Says Tim Jamarillo, a lead developer at Heavenspot, "Most people still aren’t used to experiencing this depth of animation, especially in a mobile-friendly format. Adobe Edge Animate CC makes it easy for us to develop animations with impact that strengthen our client relationships and enable our clients to more fully engage and inspire their audiences.” Read the full story here on Adobe's blog.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 12:04:08 PM

Setting the Stage for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the video playback and graphics team to fill the dozens of screens throughout the fictional studio with realistic, period-specific news. Rather than filling the screens in post production and using archived news reports, the team produced nearly all original content and fed it to the screens in real time. News reports were shot and composited together with stock footage using an Adobe Creative Cloud video workflow and plugins from FxFactory, which offers a broad range of VFX tools for editors and compositors.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/09/14 12:04:41 PM

Producing Content for the Largest Sports Show on Earth Is No Small Task

Pulling off the broadcast of the largest sports show on earth, spanning nearly a month’s worth of content, is no small task. HBS, FIFA’s dedicated host broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, has contracted EVS and Moovit.  EVS will provide for the central FIFA Media Asset Exchange Server (FIFA MAX) located at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and all editing workstation will be supplied by MoovIT. Central to the editing workflow is Adobe Premiere Pro CC, which will help editors quickly turn around content for distribution to multilateral production facilities and FIFA’s Media Rights Licensees (known as MRLs).

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/03/14 04:04:15 PM

Recreating Reality with Visual Effects

Paul and Christina Graff of Crazy Horse Effects (CHE) are visual effects aficionados, with projects to their credit such as There Will Be Blood and Life of Pi. They also work with a team of some of the best matte painters and designers in the visual effects industry, and are recognized for their award-winning compositing. They recently created some seamless visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato overseeing the shots.   Adobe: How did you become involved with The Wolf of Wall Street?

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/03/14 01:04:37 PM

Adobe Reveals Major Updates Coming to Creative Cloud

Adobe has revealed some of the major updates coming to Creative Cloud's Pro Video Apps, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Prelude, Audition, SpeedGrade, Story Plus, Media Encoder, and Adobe Anywhere. The updates will be previewed at NAB Show 2014.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 01:04:07 PM

Expert Filmmaker Builds Online Community

After graduating from film school, Ryan Connolly started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company Alienware. But rather than continue following the typical path of many aspiring filmmakers, Connolly came up with the idea to create Film Riot, an online show that would let him share how-to filmmaking tips, get feedback on his work, and ultimately build an audience and a community. Today, his renegade style has earned him a loyal online following and his company Triune Films continues to produce weekly online video content as well as short films and other film projects.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/27/14 05:03:47 PM

Interactive Video Invention

Powster is nothing if not innovative. The interactive and motion graphics company provides “over-the-top” content, concepts, and apps for the entertainment industry. Powster’s inspiring work has earned the firm multiple accolades, including Webby and FWA awards, and a designation as one of the few Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers. One of Powster’s latest endeavors is an interactive music video for the band Bombay Bicycle Club and their song "Carry Me." Ste Thompson, founder and creative director of Powster, shares how the groundbreaking interactive music video came together.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/26/14 11:03:05 AM

Devin Super Tramp Achieves Extreme YouTube Success

Extreme sports videos are a hit on YouTube, but few think about the behind the scenes work that it takes to capture these daring events on film and share them with the world. Devin Graham, aka Devin Super Tramp on YouTube, knows firsthand. To stay one step ahead of extreme sports enthusiasts, he has paddled for hours through waves with camera gear in a dry bag, hiked through jungles, and braved extreme temperatures to capture shots that may last only a few seconds. The result? Millions of viewers, 1.8 million subscribers and plenty of high-profile endorsements. For Graham, living on the edge is an everyday part of life, one he tackles with joy, enthusiasm, and the video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud.