Preserving History Film
Blackmagic Design’s tools help revive both old and new films
I would have thought that all of the films that needed repair or restoration would have been repaired or restored by now.
The Art Of Noises
Foley techniques for independent producers
Named for Universal employee Jack Foley, Foley refers to effects created in sync to match on-screen action.
With an abundance of new workflow solutions, the gateway between production and post is looking like the Wild West
Welcome to workflow 2011. Some wags are calling it Deadwood, while others are referring to it as High Noon.
Taking advantage of new features in Avid’s Media Composer 5.5 and Pro Tools 9
As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Or, more prosaically, we often can extend our creative skills through access to slightly more advanced tools than those with which we're currently familiar.
Cinnafilm’s Dark Energy creates a cleaner and more filmic look out of video
While physicists still wrestle with fundamental questions about the nature and role of dark energy in the universe—What is it? How does it work?
As more and more productions go tapeless, have storage drives become the new medium?
Storage drives may not be the most exciting, sexy elements in the creative process, but they’re quickly becoming more and more crucial as the end of videotape draws ever so closer with productions essentially now capturing data.
With the box office success of 3D and the rollout of 3D TV to follow, what are your options in post?
At a recent Golden Globe® party, Star Wars creator George Lucas referred to the stereoscopic 3D world of Avatar in an interview with television show Access Hollywood. “It’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D,” said Lucas.
Audio Assist: Fix It In Post, Part One
Utilizing the audio tools bundled in your NLE system
I’m editing a couple of interviews, and there are some issues with air-conditioning noise and clothing noise due to a poor job in rigging a lavaliere mic.
What Goes On In Vegas
Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 provides an intuitive environment for editors
My article “The Cutting Edge” in the December 2009 issue of HDVideoPro surveyed the range of PC-based NLE programs available.
Director David Fincher and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, unmask Facebook with the help of RED’s Mysterium-X sensor
Master storyteller David Fincher proves his penchant for the zeitgeist with his new film The Social Network.
Cinematographers adopt on-set color-management systems to maintain their original vision
Of all the disasters that can happen on set and on location, perhaps one of the most hair-raising has to do with color.
The Suite Spot
Adobe’s unified, all-in-one CS5 Master Collection allows you to move into new platforms
Now is the time to augment your “in-house” creative skills, and the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Master Collection has something for everyone.
Video Assist: Running A Temperature?
Correcting the color temperature of your on-set monitors
I recently worked on a project where I had to deal with monitors that were in the shot.
The Desktop DI, Part II
NLE systems, stand-alone compositors and plug-ins help editors become colorists
Rob Carroll, President & CEO of Cine-tal, a manufacturer of color-calibration software for television and feature-film production, likes to think long-term. “Our business has been through a lot,” he says. “We spent years understanding and improving compression technology.