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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 production companies and a few local stations lead him to NBC’s beautiful downtown Burbank and later, NBC News. Looking for new toys to play with, he launched a venture that became the Network Group, a production and transmission services company specializing in ad hoc live broadcasts. Along the way, he added consulting and teaching to his resume. Today he is Manager, Post Production, for the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and is exercising his research passions writing a book investigating the story of the development of television in Los Angeles.

David Torno is a Visual Effects professional based in Los Angeles at Ghost Town Media. David has been creating Visual Effects since 2000 and has worked on numerous commercial, feature, music video, and multimedia projects. He is most widely known for his work for such artists as Linkin Park ("Waiting for the End", "New Divide", "Burn it Down"), Flight of the Conchords ("Ladies of the World"), and Swedish House Mafia (Absolut Greyhound). During his free time, he creates video tutorials and After Effects scripts in an effort to help educate, offer helpful tools, and explain techniques to creative professionals around the world.

 

Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

An interview with Gone Girl post engineer Jeff Brue and assistant editor Tyler Nelson

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 15, 2014

David Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl, was shot in 6K and reviewed in a full 4K pipeline. It’s the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle all of the data and ensure there... Read More

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Ask an Expert: How to Market Yourself, Applying a LUT and Using the Angle Editor in FCPX

Ask an Expert: How to Market Yourself, Applying a LUT and Using the Angle Editor in FCPX

This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | October 14, 2014

In our October 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about editing clips from different angles, the best approach to LUTs, Premiere Pro logistics and plenty more. Art Adams, Bruce Johnson, Scott Simmons and Adam Wilt weighed in to answer most of the questions this month, and you can see what they all have to say below.

If you have any questions you’d like to see our writers answer in an upcoming mailbag or as a Roundtable article, email them to us at ask@provideocoalition.com or tweet us with the hashtag #askpvc to have your question answered by an expert.

 

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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

By Bobby Marko | October 14, 2014

We've all been there! The all too familiar passion projects - ie: short films, documentaries, even feature films. When we create these projects we know in order to pull them off, we have to invite others to get the vision, to hopefully be as passionate about the project as we are, all in... Read More

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A Q and A with Experienced Adobe Anywhere Users

A Q and A with Experienced Adobe Anywhere Users

What does it mean to utilize Adobe Anywhere on your project?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 12, 2014

Ever since Adobe Anywhere was announced, editors and producers alike have had questions about how it could and would be utilized. Some were encouraged by the concept of real-time collaboration between editors, while others were skeptical about the logistics of such a process. Our very own Scott... Read More

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Changing the Way You Communicate During the Video Creation Process

Changing the Way You Communicate During the Video Creation Process

An interview with Wipster CEO Rollo Wenlock

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 09, 2014

There are various review and approval options for video pros out there, but finding the right one is about more than the nuts and bolts. Everyone wants to use something they're going to be comfortable with, but also know that it's going to be both secure and useful for anyone and... Read More

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5 Questions About 5 Things

5 Questions About 5 Things

An interview with Michael Kammes about his new web series

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 03, 2014

As the Director of Technology & Marketing at Key Code Media, Michael Kammes is well versed in the technical details surrounding acquisition, storage, editorial, audio, finishing, encoding and plenty more. He’s been involved in the design and build of hundreds of NLE systems and... Read More

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ViewFinder Mark II Review: A Director’s Viewfinder in Your Pocket That You Will Want!

A mobile, digital viewfinder for your iPhone

By Bobby Marko | September 22, 2014

It was about two years ago I wrote a post about DIRE Studios ViewFinder Cine app for cinematographers and photographers. They had a few variations of this app depending on your wants and features. Earlier this year they totally revamped the app and renamed it ViewFinder Mark II and bundled... Read More

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Using Reward-based Crowdfunding to Build Exposure

Using Reward-based Crowdfunding to Build Exposure

If you're a creator who's just starting out, consider calling on established organisations to help create awareness

By Jerome Goerke | September 17, 2014

Among the different forms of crowdfunding that are now available to entrepreneurs and creators, the reward-based option is presently the one most favoured by those working in the creative industries, with many tech products also finding their feet on reward/perk-based platforms like Indiegogo... Read More

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PVC at IBC 2014 – Everything You Need to Know

PVC at IBC 2014 – Everything You Need to Know

Farewell to Amsterdam

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 16, 2014

Being at IBC 2014 has been quite an experience. Spending time in Amsterdam is great, but it’s hard to even remember you’re in such an amazing city with so many people to see, so much technology to check out and so many ideas to talk through. People in... Read More

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The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 3

The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 3

Innovations and new products highlight the day

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 15, 2014

While we’ve seen a number of companies consciously or sub-consciously fulfill the promises they made during NAB, others have used IBC 2014 to launch completely new products and initiatives.  It really just depends on what a particular exhibitor was and is... Read More

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The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 2

The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 2

Check out the news from Panasonic, Avid, Canon and more

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 14, 2014

Everyone said the Saturday and Sunday of IBC would be the busiest days of the event, and they were certainly correct. The calm and tranquil atmosphere quickly gave way once the weekend hit, as attendees flooded the various halls at the Amsterdam RAI. It was a... Read More

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From Kinescopes to Digital Cinema

From Kinescopes to Digital Cinema

The bumpy road to electronic acquisition

By Richard Wirth | September 14, 2014

Last time, we charted early efforts to project TV signals on theater screens.  This time, we look at the camera side – electronic acquisition. In the end, digital firsts in BOTH projection and acquisition came down to one movie in a place nowhere near Hollywood. But I'm getting ahead of the story.

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The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 1

The Sights and Sounds of IBC 2014 – Part 1

See what AJA, Blackmagic and Adobe had to showcase at IBC this year

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 12, 2014

The first day of a trade show is typically a little bit crazy. Attendees try to cover as much ground as they can to get a sense of the event, while exhibitors are focused on talking to as many people as they can while also trying to find time to prepare for or... Read More

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PVC at IBC 2014 - Welcome to Amsterdam

PVC at IBC 2014 - Welcome to Amsterdam

Exclusive coverage from the conference and show floor

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 11, 2014

IBC bills itself as the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Since it attracts over 50,000 attendees from more than 170 countries, it’s hard to argue with that... Read More

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Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

How to better understand the importance of pre-production

By Bobby Marko | September 10, 2014

Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to solve that we didn’t count on or didn’t foresee.... Read More

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Tracking and Managing the Business Side of Producing Content

Tracking and Managing the Business Side of Producing Content

An interview with Joel Stoner, CEO and Founder, AlterMedia

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 09, 2014

Studio Suite is a leading studio management software, and it meets the demands of thousands of users in post-production facilities in over 40 countries. Their customers include huge companies like Sony and Warner Bros but also hundreds of small boutique & corporate in-house production... Read More

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The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 64 – Finding the Resolution Sweet Spot with 4K

The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 64 – Finding the Resolution Sweet Spot with 4K

Terence and Philip discuss 4K – the good, the bad, and the bandwidth

By PVC News Staff | September 09, 2014

To listen to the Terence and Philip Show episode #64 where Terence Curren and Philip Hodges discuss 4K pipeline issues, a sweet spot with resolution and more, click the player below. A transcript of the episode itself is below the player.

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Creating an Interactive Tablet Experience

Creating an Interactive Tablet Experience

See what it means to conceptualize and create content on the tablet

By Jerome Goerke | September 08, 2014

When the iPad first came out, I was intrigued by the storytelling possibilities of haptics and what role they would play in the works of future writers and content creators. I was also interested in seeing how the iPad would be used as a new storytelling canvas, and how long it would be... Read More

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Living and Working Off-Site and Online

Living and Working Off-Site and Online

What sort of considerations come into play now that so many professionals are allowed to and even required to work remotely?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 07, 2014

Homer Simpson once described working from home as his dream, and it’s a sentiment shared by many professionals. How many people have dreamed of a morning commute lasting no longer than 30 seconds? A lunch break spent on the back porch? Or having the desire to do something at the end of... Read More

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Follow Alexis Van Hurkman Down the Rabbit Hole to Find “The Place Where You Live”

Follow Alexis Van Hurkman Down the Rabbit Hole to Find “The Place Where You Live”

The director talks to us about the short film he wrote, produced and edited

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | August 24, 2014

Alexis Van Hurkman is a man of many talents. He might be best known for his expertise in post-production, and as the writer of books such as the “Color Correction Handbook,” and “Adobe SpeedGrade: Getting Started,” that should come as no surprise. ProVideo Coalition... Read More

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