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In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E - Value Propositions for All

Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E - Value Propositions for All

An interview with the CTO of Signiant around SaaS solutions that are both scalable and easy to use

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | March 03, 2015

As we continue to explore what workflow, storage & archive mean for professionals in media and entertainment, it helps to gain some perspective around how individuals and companies of all sizes handle these issues. So we talked with Ian Hamilton, CTO of Signiant, who has been an... Read More

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A Better, Smarter Way to Approach Your Workflow and Archive

A Better, Smarter Way to Approach Your Workflow and Archive

Breaking down logistical and philosophical asset management barriers in media & entertainment

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 27, 2015

A key element around our continued exploration of what asset management means for companies of all sizes is the way in which assets are created, organized and stored. A single image can be reused in an infinite number of ways, but how are all those different versions being saved? Is the... Read More

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How to Navigate the Film Festival Marketplace

How to Navigate the Film Festival Marketplace

By Jeremy Osbern | February 25, 2015

This year I was fortunate enough to have a film I shot and co-directed premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival as part of the Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Showcase. Last year, I was at Slamdance with a drama that I executive produced, and before that I was at Sundance with a... Read More

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Exploring The Wonder List with Philip Bloom

Exploring The Wonder List with Philip Bloom

We talk with him about his CNN series dealing with the places and people that have to be seen before they might disappear

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 24, 2015

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who needs no introduction. He has worked for all the major UK broadcasters as well as many others around the world. His freelance projects are too numerous to list, and all of that is in addition to his work on his site, which is an... Read More

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7 Ways to Improve Your Work When You’re Not Working

By Bobby Marko | February 23, 2015

The last half of 2014 was excruciatingly slow for me as work was not coming in like I had hoped. I couldn’t understand why. I’m not one to sit around and wait for the phone to ring. Even though I often self produce my own films, I’m like everyone else who relies on actual... Read More

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Find Out How the Pond5 Public Domain Project Helps Content Creators Make History and Make Media

Find Out How the Pond5 Public Domain Project Helps Content Creators Make History and Make Media

An interview with Pond5 co-Founder and CEO Tom Bennett about their groundbreaking announcement

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 20, 2015

Last month, Pond5 broke down barriers that have existed forever with the announcement of their Public Domain Project. The collection is a gathering of copyright-free multimedia content that’s accessible for search, download and use – and all completely free.

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part II – The Carrot or the Stick?

Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part II – The Carrot or the Stick?

How do you get people to buy into a new or different process?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 19, 2015

In Part I of this series, I mentioned that I have my own system for versioning and dealing with backups. Anything that takes me away from the way I’ve been doing things, regardless of whether or not it’s something that’s inherently better, is going to be a difficult... Read More

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Local 700: State of the Union

Local 700: State of the Union

By Misha Tenenbaum | February 08, 2015

During his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about unions saying, “We still need laws that strengthen rather than weaken unions, and give American workers a voice.” He then expressed support for a myriad of labor-related issues including paid sick leave, maternity leave, affordable healthcare, and even free tuition at community colleges.

We, the members of the local 700 Editors Guild have been fighting for worker’s rights since the 1930’s, and this past year included numerous highlights in our campaign. Over the past twelve months, we saw three worker’s strikes as well as a statewide debate over the expansion of film tax credits. Today, it’s time that we take a look at the state of our union in the year 2015.

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That PVC Show – Surviving Your First Film Market

That PVC Show – Surviving Your First Film Market

Scott Simmons goes in-depth with Arthur Vincie around film distribution

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 06, 2015

As part of the transition of That Post Show into That Studio Show, our own Scott Simmons will be hosting PVC-themed episodes from time to time, where he’ll talk with the author of an article that appears on PVC to explore further details. In the first of these episodes, Scott talks with... Read More

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Understanding Your Audio Deliverables

Understanding Your Audio Deliverables

Woody Woodhall is set to explain what the requirements are, as well as why the requirements are

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 06, 2015

The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is an organization for digital filmmakers with an interest in post-production and film finishing. Founded by our own Woody Woodhall, the group is composed of many of Hollywood’s working industry professionals and is a supportive community... Read More

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The Digitization and Distribution of PBS

The Digitization and Distribution of PBS

Open Text helps viewers across the world access shows like Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and Sherlock

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 05, 2015

2014 was a big year for PBS, as it marked their 45th anniversary as a broadcaster. That wasn’t the only milestone for them though, as they also saw their content streamed millions of time and accessed in ways it had never been distributed or watched across the entire world. There’s... Read More

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part I – Isn’t This Someone Else’s Problem?

Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part I – Isn’t This Someone Else’s Problem?

ProMAX Systems' Jess Hartmann helps us dig into how professionals across the industry can and should think of asset management

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 03, 2015

The nuts and bolts of the creative process are not my specialty. When I worked at a post house, I had my own system for versioning, and it was not one my coordinator appreciated. Even when I’m grabbing footage at places like NAB or IBC, I know I should be backing up everything,... Read More

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Jumping into the 10G Networking Market

Jumping into the 10G Networking Market

Bob Zelin tells us about the game changing difference that Sonnet’s Twin 10G represents

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 30, 2015

Late last year, Sonnet Technologies announced the Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter, which promised to be a near-plug-and-play solution for adding 10G network connectivity to any computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports. A powerful and versatile product, the Twin 10G... Read More

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Shooting in Raw

Shooting in Raw

The Real World Use of Raw Footage

By Dorian Heller | January 30, 2015

We've all heard it, but how many actual know the benefits of shooting in a raw format? Most modern camera systems have the ability to capture raw photos or even video.

An Easy Way To Think About It:

Let's take photography as an example; your camera lets you shoot in either... Read More

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I am a Bird

Experiencing the Inspire 1

By Mark Spencer | January 26, 2015

This weekend my friend Gary Yost took out his new DJI Inspire 1 for some test flights. The footage is so pretty I thought it was worth sharing.

Though overall he loves the Inspire 1, he does have some criticisms. In his words:

The great news is that this craft is so... Read More

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Input from Video Professionals Needed in Congress

Input from Video Professionals Needed in Congress

A special message regarding modernization to the Communications Act

By Roslyn Layton | January 19, 2015

It is not an understatement to say that the future of the Internet is video. The conventional understanding of the Internet is to enable one application in particular: browsing websites on the World Wide Web.  But the Internet is turning into television. The Internet’s architecture and value chain are evolving to enable the demands of video.

Online video already accounts for three-quarters of Internet traffic today, and this amount in exabytes is expected to double in the next five years. The Internet drives 5% of America’s economy. Video professionals make much of the content that fuels digital goods and services, America’s third largest export.  There is a great opportunity for video professionals in the future, provided that the economics will support a robust ecosystem.

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Discover What It Means to Create and Utilize the New Sapphire 8

Discover What It Means to Create and Utilize the New Sapphire 8

An interview with professionals on both sides of the latest release from GenArts

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 16, 2015

With the release of Sapphire 8, GenArts has unleashed the biggest addition to Sapphire in its history, but those aren't just the bold words of a press statement. Professionals across the industry have taken notice of the new and updated effects featured in this version of Sapphire, and have... Read More

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How to Build an In-House Studio

How to Build an In-House Studio

So the decision has been made to bring video production in-house.

By Greg Ball | January 14, 2015

So the decision has been made to bring video production in-house, and you’re the company’s video guru. You’ve been tasked with building an in-house video facility. You’re not sure whether to jump for joy or to become a stock holder... Read More

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Surviving Your First Film Market

Surviving Your First Film Market

Dear Filmmaker: you really need to start learning about this end of the business.

By Arthur Vincie | January 11, 2015

In November I went to my very first American Film Market.  If you're a filmmaker or any kind of "content creator," you really need to start learning about this end of the business.  I'm still a neophyte, so this is less a definitive guide and more of a set of observations and tips that I picked up while there.

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New Workflow for Client Review

New Workflow for Client Review

Wipster.IO: An In Depth Look

By Dorian Heller | January 09, 2015

A year ago, sharing review videos for my clients meant a password protected Vimeo link and an email with the link and password to access. It also meant the client watched the video, and then emailed back a list of changes, perhaps with timecode marks, although sometimes not. In many cases, my... Read More

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