Wisdom from the masses
By Steve Hullfish | May 16, 2008
Wisdom from the masses - In depth on using web tools to collaborate between creatives.A few weeks ago there was a short but interesting thread on CML-pro (The Cinematographer's Mailing List) about how to collaborate with other creatives on a production team using web-based tools. The original poster wanted a solution - a "group scrapbook" - that would allow a small pre-production team to share images, photos and notes. Expanding on the idea a little further, it would be good to be able to communicate across the group, share schedules, comments and video.There were basically six good solutions presented by members of the list:
Efficiency through buttons - controlling the edit "Old School"
By Steve Hullfish | May 08, 2008
One of the reasons I got into this business in the first place was for the cool LCD displays, colored buttons, and various joysticks and fader bars. So it's kind of ironic that less than 10 years in to my tenure in the kind of on-line suites that I'd always loved, I chucked the whole lot for cutting on NLEs like the Avid. No flashing lights. No cool controllers. No feeling like some highly trained fighter pilot (though how many fighter pilots have meals catered in to their "suite?"). I've spent most of the last 16 years working at a computer screen feeling like an accountant instead of a fighter pilot (though now, cockpits are starting to look more like computer monitors).So it was with great joy that I unpacked my recently arrived JLCooper Eclipse controller. But it was more than simply the return of the buttons and various controllers I'd fallen in love with so many years ago. It was a blessing because of the return of EFFICIENCY. That's what external control devices give the editor and colorist.