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How to Survive The Post House Implosion

How to Survive The Post House Implosion

How to make a living in the post-post house world

By Eric Escobar | January 06, 2015

Even in good times, video production/ post-production is a risky business. In bad times it’s downright foolish. A company has to be scrappy enough to weather the stagnant months, but robust enough to crew up for a big project that could walk through the door any second. 

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Top Cinematographers Come Together to Share Their Expertise

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A free online event for the filmmaking community featuring presentations by accomplished cinematographers

By PVC News Staff | January 06, 2015

It's that time again. The Big League CineSummit is back, and the free online event for the filmmaking community featuring presentations by accomplished cinematographers is more jam-packed than ever. You can register now to gain access.

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Sundance Film Festival ’15 sees a 130%+ increase in films edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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By Meagan Keane | January 06, 2015

A hub of creativity, the Sundance Film Festival features filmmakers who aren’t afraid to break new ground. While much attention is paid to how the stories unfold in front of the camera, filmmakers continue to innovate and push creative boundaries after filming wraps.

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Zacuto Gratical HD pre-orders get a $700 price drop

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New pricing for pre-orders, now $900 off retail

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 06, 2015

Zacuto and their resellers have dropped the price on pre-orders for the Gratical HD EVF. Pre-orders for this new electronic viewfinder were previously listed at $3600, and as of today listed at $2900. This price drop is retroactively available to anyone who has already pre-ordered, they will simply need to contact their reseller to confirm the new price. 

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Sony Launches Two Action Cams at CES 2015

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The new Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200VR and the 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000VR reveal Sony's goals for 2015.

By Jose Antunes | January 06, 2015

With the new Full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200VR and the 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000VR, presented at CES 2015, in Las Vegas,  Sony starts 2015 stating they want to be part of the action when it comes to small cameras for action and sports.

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The Magic of Hard Links

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 06, 2015

What exactly are "hard links" anyway?

A better question might be "why are they useful?" - which is exactly what Sam Mestman shows Steve Martin from Ripple Training on this week's episode of MacBreak Studio.

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Breaking: The TAYZU 720 Quadcopter at CES 2015

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Utilizing the ICRealtime 720-degree Camera Technology for Spherical Aerial Imaging

By Jeff Foster | January 05, 2015

There's something truly groundbreaking (skybreaking?) getting a sneak preview at CES this week in Las Vegas. It's a quadcopter that has two hemispherical cameras that take a full 720-degree 1080p/30fps video of the area you fly it in. This.... is going to be huge!

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Canon EOS C100 & C500: Price Drop Prepares 2015

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The entry level camera for Canon EOS Cinema costs now $3.999, while the C500 has dropped from close to $30.000 to $15.999.

By Jose Antunes | January 05, 2015

The price drop for Canon EOS Cinema cameras may indicate there is a new line coming up in 2015, but also that Canon has defined their lines of video and photography equipment.

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Grading with Resolve

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Side-by-Side Comparison Video

By Mark Spencer | January 05, 2015

My friend Gary Yost has been enjoying learning Resolve. He recently graded a short project I directed, shot, and edited for the Delfina Restaurant Group in San Francisco. Then, he made this great comparision video that shows the original shots next to the graded shots. I thought you... Read More

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Motion Graphics for Business - Part 1: Inspirational Films

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20 years of films that have inspired motion graphics for the corporate market

By ChrisZwar | January 03, 2015

The New Year is traditionally a time for lists, and as many of the articles I published during 2014 reflected on the last 20 years of desktop video, I thought I’d wrap up the year with a list of films that have made a significant impact on motion... Read More

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Creating SD DVD’s from HD, 2K & 4K Projects part 1

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Creating DVD screeners is trickier than it seems in Media Composer, unless you think things through first!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 01, 2015

In this week's Media Composer 101 tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe will show you how to create SD screening DVD's from HD, 2K, 4K and UHD projects.  If you don't think through what you're doing, you could run into trouble quicker than you think.

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The Cinematography of Prisoners

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Analyzing Deakins masterful frames

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 01, 2015

Prisoners was a tense, dramatic movie. I remember being almost exhausted after watching the film for the first time. But as I mulled it over in the following days, I was struck by how subtly powerful the cinematography was. Never did it call attention to itself, but almost every frame was polished and cleanly executed. Roger Deakins is a master at naturalistic lighting, and his skill really shows in this film. 

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Master the Art of 4K Editing in Avid Media Composer

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Lesson 1: Setting Up 4K Projects

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 31, 2014

4K is all the rage now, whether you're actually editing projects in 4K or not, is another question, but having the tools at your disposal is essential, so when you get that call from your client, you're all set to go!

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A Look Back on 2014

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The Year in Review on ProVideo Coalition

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 31, 2014

As a few ProVideo Coalition writers have already mentioned, 2014 saw a continuation of a number of developments that have dominated the industry for the last few years. The democratization of the industry continues to be a hot topic, and it has and will continue to change the way current and... Read More

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15 Free Logos For Your Production Industry Business

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By Dan Carr | December 31, 2014

So you’ve decided that the freelance lifestyle is for you and you’ve got a website online to show off your skills.  Getting your business branding on point should be one of your next goals but when you first start out, it’s not always... Read More

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REVIEW - Genarts Sapphire 8

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One of the leaders in effects is back, but is version 8 worth your time and money?

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 30, 2014

I know a lot of people in the industry, both users and developers alike.  I know almost the entire teams at Boris FX, Coremelt, Digital Anarchy, Rampant Design Tools, Imagineer Systems, and many others, but I’ll be honest.  I’ve always found Genarts to be a glass ceiling... Read More

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Year End Specials to Check Out at Videoguys.com

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By videoguys.com | December 30, 2014

Videoguys.com would like to thank all of our customers for another fantastic year. Unfortunately, the end of the year also means the end of some great promotions that we have had available for our customers. We’ve been trying to communicate these deals for as long as we’ve had them... Read More

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Here are Simple Methods to Help You Start Your Film Project in 2015!

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By Bobby Marko | December 30, 2014

So you have an idea for a project you'd like to kick off in 2015 - it could be a short film, feature film, documentary, animation, anything in which you will need time, money and resources. But there is this seemingly invisible wall that stands in your way of starting. No matter which way... Read More

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Using The Ronin To Capture Driving Shots

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Capturing smooth cinematic driving shots

By Brian Hallett | December 29, 2014

You have this great brushless gimbal and you have to shoot car footage. You have a few options, like holding the Ronin out the back of a SUV or Pick-up.  Which can turn out fantastic, but what if you what something else.  Well, we straped the DJI Ronin to the hood of our car.  Read how we did it. 

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After Effects and Premiere Pro in 2014

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A few highlights

By Rich Young | December 29, 2014

2014 was only a slightly slower year in feature releases, with After Effects development underway that one might assume will help speed work within the app in 2015. In January 2014, the AE team hinted that performance, workflow, and improved creative capability was the main focus behind the scenes, which is great with 4K gaining steam. Performance in Premiere Pro was addressed several years ago and the emphasis now is more on usability and workflow. Read More

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