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Installing & Using Magic Lantern for RAW Recording with Canon EOS Cameras
1 Feb 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Photography, Post-Production

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon. Most notably, it provides users with the ability to record 14-bit uncompressed RAW video to a CF/SD card.

Vimeo's Top 10 of 2013 + Creator Q&A
28 Jan 2014 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production

Throughout 2013, Vimeo's staff featured just under 1,500 videos in Staff Picks. From that garguantuan list, they've selected 10 videos that represent their Top 10 videos of the year. Riley Hooper, a Vimeo staff member, then interviewed three creators whose work was featured in the Top 10 for a behind-the-scenes look at the production process.

Noise Reduction & Removal Tutorial
2 Apr 2013 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production, Audio & Lighting

Learn about noise and ISO settings on your camera. An ISO setting is the digital equivalent to Film's A.S.A setting. Simply put, your ISO is your camera's sensor sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive your sensor will be to light.

Your ISO setting combined with your aperture and shutter speed work together to give you your correct exposure.

Installing and Setting Up Technicolor Cinestyle
25 Mar 2013 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production

These two videos provide a starting point for working with Technicolor's CineStyle Profile, a unique professional picture style for the Canon EOS DSLR family of cameras. The following videos will provide you with important information regarding the proper installation and usage of Technicolor CineStyle™ Profile with your camera and post-production software.

Film Making Books
19 Mar 2013 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production

In any creative industry, a handful of publications emerge as the accepted canon. Based on recommendations and anecdotal evidence, we've compiled a list that represents some of film making's canon.

These books provide an introduction into writing, shooting and lighting video productions.

Tilt Shift Tutorial for Adobe After Effects
14 Feb 2013 - Video Production, Post-Production

In this tutorial, Martin Ainsworth, a contributor to Creative COW, will demonstrate the "Tilt Shift" effect also known as "Toy Town Look" using Abobe After Effects.

This simple yet very power technique can add an extra dimension to an opening introduction.

CineStyle Color Assist Tutorial
18 Jan 2013 - Video Production, Post-Production

CineStyle™ Color Assist gives you the creative power of Hollywood in a fast & easy to use color correction tool.

With Color Assist, you can use a custom library of CineStyle™ Looks created by Technicolor's own elite Colorists and our powerful color correction tools to create your own Color Compositions.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Getting Started
20 Dec 2012 - Video Production, Professional Video, Post-Production

This article features two highly-informative tutorial videos:

Dan Moran, a colourist from Smoke and Mirrors (and formerly BMD), presents this fantastic getting-started tutorial for DaVinci Resolve.

Adam Van Voorhis provides a practical look at the Blackmagic Cinema Camera—including post workflow and Cinema DNG RAW.

iOS Apps for Film Makers
30 Nov 2012 - Apple Solutions, Mac & iOS Apps, Professional Video, Post-Production

iPads and iOS devices are being used on set, in pre-production meetings and to write screenplays. The appeal is obvious: these are devices that are always with you. Free yourself from reams of notes, forms and lists. Access a dozen single-use devices from your touch screen.

Improve your creative project with these low-cost, powerful digital tools.

Complete Greenscreen Tutorial with Eve Hazelton
25 Jun 2012 - Video Production, Post-Production, Audio & Lighting

From: Realm Pictures & Eve Hazelton

Eve takes us through greenscreen work:
1. Analysing your background plate to ensure a convincing key.
2. Lighting your screen and subject to match the background plate.
3. Combining the foreground and background elements in Adobe After Effects.