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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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At the 2014 Editors Retreat, It’s All About You

At the 2014 Editors Retreat, It’s All About You

An interview with program designer and master of ceremonies Jeff Greenberg

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 28, 2014

The Editor’s Retreat 2014 is an exclusive summit for experienced editors. Taking place this February 26th through March 2nd in Savannah, GA, the event is reserved for a small, elite group of experienced editors selected through an application process.  Their goal is to help... Read More

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Diffusion Filters For The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Crafting That Specific Look

By Brian Hallett | January 20, 2014

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera can put out some sharp footage.  2.5K to 1080.  Raw to ProRes... Even DNxHD.  It all can have that "I can see all the way down to the pores" look to the footage.  This is great for many different situations, but trying to make your on-air talent look fantastic... not so much.  

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SnapStream Helps Businesses and Organizations Leverage the Power of Computing for TV Content

SnapStream Helps Businesses and Organizations Leverage the Power of Computing for TV Content

An Interview with SnapStream President Aaron Thompson

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 15, 2014

The face of television has completely changed, and SnapStream is one of the companies that's helping buisnesses and organizations take advantage of this fact. Founded in 2000, SnapStream is a Houston-based software company focused on solving "TV search" problems worldwide. You can record,... Read More

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Money

How to get it. What to do with it.

By Don Starnes | January 14, 2014

Imagine this:

It's the Producer's Invitational Pancake Breakfast. Large hotel ballroom: happy grips, electricians and DPs are pouring batter and flipping pancakes for their guests. Directors, camera assistants and editors are distributing steaming paper plates and coffee. Just as the producers are cutting into short stacks with their plastic forks, all of the doors are locked.

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A Point and Shoot Camera For Shooters

A Point and Shoot Camera For Shooters

Stuff this in your already full camera bag. You won't be dissappointed.

By Brian Hallett | January 12, 2014

I admit to not being the biggest fan of small point & shoot cameras.  They're small, lack features, and I already have a Canon DSLR and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera.  So why would I even think about picking up a Canon S110?  Then I won one and I found it to be one of the best little cameras one could cram into an already full camera bag. 

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The Sights and Sounds of CES 2014

The Sights and Sounds of CES 2014

Big screens, curved screens and washing machines

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 12, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show, better known as International CES, is an event that can fly under the radar for many of the folks in our industry. Obviously the focus at this show is on the consumer end of things, and with that being the case, many of the gadgets and gear that are... Read More

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A Requiem for NBC Burbank

A Requiem for NBC Burbank

The Demise of Beautiful Downtown Burbank

By Richard Wirth | January 05, 2014

In 1982, I began what was to become one of the most favorite periods of my life.  I was hired at NBC in Burbank, California.  It wasn’t the most prestigious position nor was it the best job I would ever have.  But it was the best place I would ever work.

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Moving on Up to the Creative Cloud, the State of the VFX Industry and NLE Updates Galore

Moving on Up to the Creative Cloud, the State of the VFX Industry and NLE Updates Galore

The Year in Review on ProVideo Coalition: 2013

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 05, 2014

2013 saw a number of announcements and updates from the biggest names in the industry, but really that’s the case every year. Specifically, NLE systems saw a huge amount of love as the big three (Adobe, Avid and Apple) all updated their software while Adobe completely changed... Read More

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Book Review: Preparing for Takeoff – Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker

Book Review: Preparing for Takeoff – Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker

Discover how you can take an idea for a movie and turn it into an actual film

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 04, 2014

Ever since I was a little kid I had always wondered why producers had their names at the beginning of a movie or TV show. I knew why the actors and people like the music supervisors were up there, but what exactly does a producer do? Even after having worked in production and post production... Read More

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New Blackmagic Production Camera Footage

New Blackmagic Production Camera Footage

Beautiful New Zealand in 4K

By Brian Hallett | December 21, 2013

The other day we saw the first footage out of the Blackmagic Design's 4K Production Camera shot by Grant Petty.  Now we have more!  This time shot by Captain Hook, a cinematographer out of New Zealand.  Many of you may remember Captain Hook as the one who made his Blackmagic... Read More

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The First 4K Footage From The Blackmagic Production Camera

See The Footage Shot By Grant Petty

By Brian Hallett | December 18, 2013

We first saw it, along side the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, at NAB 2013.  That day in April I drooled, pined, and even thought about canceling my Blackmagic Cinema Camera order to get my hands on this camera.  It was what I was looking for in a camera: 4K, Global Shutter, a S35 sized sensor, only a stop less dynamic range than the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and a base ISO of 500.  

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Entertainment Technology Expo: Tales from Behind the Lens with Phedon Papamichael

Entertainment Technology Expo: Tales from Behind the Lens with Phedon Papamichael

An ETE Keynote Conversation

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 16, 2013

Hot off two highly anticipated feature films -- one by director Alexander Payne, Nebraska, and the other, George Clooney's The Monuments Men -- hear behind-the-scene anecdotes from the award-winning cinematographer, Phedon Papamichael, ASC. Join Jon Witmer, Associate Editor of American... Read More

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Blocking Before Coffee

A movie is greater than the sum of its shots.

By Don Starnes | December 15, 2013

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer's assurances that he is on his way. Finally, the first-time director shows up: harried, stubbly, preoccupied and exhausted.

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Flying The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Raw Aerials

By Brian Hallett | December 15, 2013

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera... Raw Video... and an Octocopter.  With the help of the crazy talented Blackhawk Cinema I took the BMPCC up for a flight and came back with a few different take aways.  First, I’ll get into how shooting Raw video for aerials is what you should be shooting and why.  Then I’ll lay out the good and bad.  Lastly, I'll tell you what you need to be aware of before flying your Pocket Cinema Camera so you can come back with great footage.

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Find Out How DP Von Ware Got To Where He is and Learn How You Can as Well

Find Out How DP Von Ware Got To Where He is and Learn How You Can as Well

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 04, 2013

Trilogy Medias is an award winning high definition video production company that continuously pushes the creative limits in all aspects of media. Von Ware is the co-founder of the company, and is dedicated to creating and working with a dynamic team that put passion in their work and have fun... Read More

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Entertainment Technology Expo - The ProVideo Coalition Speaks

Entertainment Technology Expo - The ProVideo Coalition Speaks

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 03, 2013

Join various ProVideo Coalition contributors as they share their thoughts and ideas around what developments have affected their work this year.

The group discusses technology changes in the industry, the products they like and don't like as well as what they see in store for 2014... Read More

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Cable Television

It all began on a wooden power pole

By Richard Wirth | December 02, 2013

As cable television’s customer base shrinks due to the rise in Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) delivery and driven by the use of mobile devices, it’s appropriate to look back at cable’s beginning.  Before there was HBO, Showtime, Superstations or CSpan, there was Community Antenna Television.

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DP Daron Keet Talks About His Career and Gives You the Opportunity to Learn From It

DP Daron Keet Talks About His Career and Gives You the Opportunity to Learn From It

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 26, 2013

Daron Keet was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1990 he joined the film industry in the camera department and became a cinematographer by working his way up through the camera assistant ranks, assisting both Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on The Ghost and the... Read More

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Step into LED Heaven with Dracast at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo

Step into LED Heaven with Dracast at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 25, 2013

We talked with Rodney Miller from Dracast about the various products they had to showcase at the 2013 Entertainment Technology Expo. He tells us about their many uses and how their products stack up to the competition.

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Monitors and Filmmaking

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wires

By Don Starnes | November 24, 2013

The difference between making a movie and making a video is that a movie is created in the filmmakers’ minds and a video is created on a monitor.

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