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Grading Martian Landscapes with DaVinci Resolve
Prologue's Simon Clowes Grades Opening Cinematics for Bungie's "Destiny"
Grading Martian Landscapes with DaVinci Resolve
Creating a cinematic opening scene for a video game is incredibly hard to do well. You have a couple of minutes to tell a dramatic story that will capture and bring the gamer into a new world, as well as set up the background story and emotions for the countless hours of gameplay about to happen. And for game makers, the opening cinematic has to separate you from the hundreds of other games out there. Read More

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Sapphire 8
Sapphire 8
It is no surprise that Genarts Sapphire sparks hold top marks in the world of high end compositing and visual effects, especially among Autodesk Flame and Smoke artists. The newest version, Sapphire 8 offers some spectacular new possibilities to Adobe After Effects artists as well. Read More
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Surprising Experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Surprising Experiences with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
When writer/director Deep Williams (no relation) found me through my work as DOP on "American Pastime" (Warner Brothers/2008), he was looking for a specific look and feel for his upcoming short film project, "The Sac Fly." He liked the feel of the imagery created for "American Pastime," where the images play a big part in creating the mood and help tell the undercurrents of the story. His pitch had me from the beginning-a dramatic story of racial inequality, told with black and white imagery. The issue became not one of "can I" or "will I" do it, as I was obviously interested, but one of budget. Read More
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Fractal Visuals
Fractal Visuals
One might think an 18 year old film student would be just starting to learn the ropes of the film world. But John Byron Hanby IV, a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, already has years of experience under his belt. He even started his own production company when he was just 16. Discovering his passion for filmmaking at age eight while making a documentary about his local martial arts studio, John began to dabble in short films and corporate videos. In December 2012, he founded his production company, Fractal Visuals. Read More
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EnvoyPro EX drives from OWC
EnvoyPro EX drives from OWC
This year's International CES is complete with everything from toothbrushes to car parts, but we're interested in what might help us in professional production. Other World Computing is introducing yet another sexy new new drive. 1TB portable SSD USB 3.0 powered with 436MB/s read time. Read More
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Documentary Express
Documentary Express
Plenty of people move to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actor or filmmaker. In order to find regular work and make a successful career out of it, it really helps to learn the ropes from someone who has experienced it firsthand. It certainly takes a lot of hard work to be successful, as Michael Buffo knows. After all, not only has he found success as an actor and filmmaker, but he also began two production companies and a school to share his knowledge with the next generation of young actors and filmmakers. The MCOE site features a Digital Media Lab with computers and state of the art editing software, a black box theater, a high definition television studio with professional control rooms and a radio station designed for broadcast as well as podcast production. Read More

Pano timer thingee
This is a cool little timer gizmo on a tripod.  It's only $30 for the mini tripod and spin timer that allows you to set up a really easy pano shot Read More
 
Boris FX / Imagineer Systems
If you're a member of our Digital Media Artists of Los Angeles (DMALA) group, you already know that Boris FX is one of our door prize sponsors.  Y Read More
 
For the Photographer
For the new photographer, or old photographer in your life.  A great present to give this holiday season, or any time, is something to help Read More
 
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Photoshop Update with Libraries
If you haven't read the latest about your CreativeCloud updates, Photoshop has included the ability share libraries with other CreativeCloud frien Read More
 

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