I wrote two articles about IBC-related releases — Adobe’s new video app updates and HP’s new Z series workstations. You can read them both at Creative COW.
I went to HP’s Ft. Collin’s location last week for a press event where these workstations were unveiled and it was lots of nerdtastic fun. I’d never been outside the Denver airport. It was nice to see what it looked like on the outside.
HP also took us to the Children’s Discovery Center at Ft. Collins to demonstrate their Z820 workstations (five of them) being used to power the 4Kx4K video dome where we flew through space and time.
Also, my hotel was cannabis free.
I interviewed editor William Boodell about his path into the industry and story so far, of which a highlight has been editing the unexpected pop culture Sharknado. We actually met at a bar during AOTG’s Editfest Pub night a couple weeks ago and I asked to continue the conversation via Skype. Read the result on Creative COW.
I’ve been cutting a web series called Arson Dogs. The first episode premiered today. Watch it. Dogs are the best*.
That’s pretty much all I have to say about that until I’m finished with it. Stay tuned, literally.
*Except for cats but seriously do you see cats doing this stuff heck no.
Last week, I traveled to LA for the first time ever and spent a long weekend that centered around ACE’s Editfest, which was held on the Disney lot this year. It was fun and educational and heartwarming and I’m going to write something meaningful about it soon, but mostly I just wanted to recommend Editfest as a thing for editors who care about craft forever and ever.
I interviewed Trent and Isabella DP Paul Del Vecchio for Creative COW. We talked about his experience using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and how the new firmware updates and ProRes debayer helped him achieve the looks he wanted for his indie film.
So go read it.
Building on the success of last year’s first-ever Southeast Creative Summit, the video production conference will be returning to Atlanta this November 7-9 with even more workshops and some fresh faces presenting them.
What is the Southeast Creative Summit exactly? Read my blog on Post Perspective to find out.
Last weekend I was bingeing on House of Cards (as you do) and after one particularly riveting episode where blank and blank blank-out and they all blank (spoilers/adult situations) I finally noticed a familiar logo: Trigger Street Productions, Kevin Spacey’s production company. Not that it’s terribly widely known I guess, but the logo is burned into my brain (a folder within a folder within a folder from years ago, but it was there.)
I’ve been a busy bee at Creative COW. Go read my interviews with Modern Family colorist Aidan Stanford and Saturday Night Live film unit DP and editor Alex Buono and Adam Epstein. We talk about a lot of stuff.
You’ll learn things, I promise.
I don’t USUALLY share hot tips anymore, mostly because I don’t have any new ones, but I had a thing happen that I couldn’t find any documentation on, and I fixed two projects with this so far.
There’s a whole big world out there in post-production-land, and most of it is pretty awesome.
When I headed to the NAB Show last week(ish), part of my (personal) mission was to learn a little more about companies I didn’t know much about. Not just ask someone or read some Wikipedia stuff, but actually get to know what their missions are in post-production right now. I found that if I just went up to an industry peer and asked about Grass Valley, they’d give me a bit of “oh, they’re still around?” I mentioned to someone that I had just been to a Quantel press conference and they quipped something about how the six people that use their stuff will be happy to see the updates.