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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.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 03:03:34 PM

Working with Adobe Premiere Pro on the Apple Mac Pro

In the below video, Adobe's Dave Helmly walks through working with Adobe Premiere Pro on Apple's new Mac Pro. He writes on his blog, "I’ll start off by saying that this New Mac Pro is pretty amazing given its size. If there is an award for a size to workflow power ratio this machine would wins hands down...I’ve been reading various blog articles on the performance of this New Mac Pro and decided I should share some of my findings and do a quick video blog showing what I’m seeing and testing." Watch below and read more here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 11:03:10 AM

Filmmaker Follows up Sundance Debut with Showing at SXSW 2014

Jeffrey Radice came into filmmaking in a non-traditional way. He was working in I.T. and making a decent income when friends asked him to fund their moviemaking efforts. After producing two consecutive short films at the Sundance Film Festival, he decided to jump in and try his hand at directing. Ten years later, Radice found himself back at Sundance for his directorial debut with the feature film No No: A Dockumentary. A long-time Adobe software user, he’s now at SXSW, where the film is showing in the “Festival Favorites” category and as part of the inaugural “SXsports.”  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/07/14 04:03:39 PM

Film and Music Converge On and Off Screen at SXSW 2014

Since 2009, Rob Bralver and Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures have worked together on documentary films that tell stories of social importance. Their latest project, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records), explores the history of Stones Throw Records, a record label committed to independence and artistic freedom. The film—featuring interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), and Tyler the Creator—premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2013 and is now showing at SXSW 2014.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/06/14 04:03:59 PM

Second Film by Joel Potrykus Premieres at SXSW 2014

Premiering at SXSW 2014, Joel Potrykus’ film Buzzard purposely doesn’t fit a particular genre. A follow on to his first film, Ape, the movie tracks a deadbeat check scammer through Detroit and is chock full of 1980s references—chugging Mountain Dew, Nintendo jokes, and heavy metal music. Brandon Bowman joined the production by chance, and shares his first experience working on a feature film and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.   Photo by Adam J. Minnick Adobe: How did you get involved with Buzzard?