|TCS Skquattro Camera Pedestals Chosen For Royal Shakespeare Company Live Telecast Of Richard II|
Squattro tracking camera support systems from The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, captured the Royal Shakespeare Company's highly acclaimed production of Richard II in Stratford-on-Avon on November 13. The play was televised live to 346 cinemas across Britain and will be relayed as encore screenings to cinemas around the world. RSC artistic director Gregory Doran directed David Tennant in the title role with Jane Lapotaire as the Duchess of Gloucester, Emma Hamilton as The Queen, Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.
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|John Lydon Honored as BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards|
Ed Sheeran, Adele, Ali Tamposi, A-ha, Giorgio Tuinfort and Ellie Goulding Also Recognized at London Ceremony
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®),the global leader in music rights management, tonight presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon at the 2013 BMI London Awards. Music industry guests filled London's Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the U.K., European and Asian songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed songs on United States radio and television in the past year.
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|"Film Scripts Series Classic Screenplays" Edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman|
“This remarkable collection of screenplays could well represent a true expression of 20th-century literature,” says Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM.
—Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM
Applause Books is proud to present the Film Scripts Series (Oct. 2013, $27.99), a new series that brings back into print some of the greatest screenplays ever written. These four volumes, edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman, contain work from award-winning writers such as William Faulkner "The Big Sleep", Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", Arthur Miller "The Misfits", and Gore Vidal "The Best Man".
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|Independent Film & Television Alliance® Announces Paul Hertzberg To Continue As Chairman|
Impressive Array Of Company Executives Seek Seats On Board Of Directors
The Independent Film & Television Association (IFTA), the trade association representing producers and distributors worldwide, today announced that Paul Hertzberg (President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc.) will continue as Chairman for a further two year term. Nominations for election to IFTA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are complete and the slate of candidates vying for seats is extensive, including executives from Entertainment One, FilmNation, Lionsgate, Relativity and Weinstein. The elections are held as part of IFTA’s Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and concurrently at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.
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|ABS Updates Washington County Control Room For Improved TVCTV Meeting Coverage|
Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it overhauled one of several control rooms use for coverage of city council meetings by Tualatin Valley Community TV (TVCTV), a division of the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission. ABS was tasked with reducing the equipment footprint, modernizing the technology, and installing equipment that could handle the county’s SD production needs of today and potential HD production needs of the future.
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|Steadicam CURVE for GoPro Contest Now Open|
The Tiffen Company has launched itsSteadicam CURVE for GoPro competition offering participants an opportunity to submit their favorite CURVE color – black, silver, red, purple or blue – and share for a chance to win a CURVE in their favorite hue. A “Best in Show” at CE Week 2013 (Dealerscope), Steadicam CURVE for GoPro is a stealth camera stabilizing system from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam® family of products.
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Apple Shake Video Tutorial: An Introduction to Node-based Compositing
Steve Wright is a visual effects veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits. Hes also written and taught extensively on many aspects of effects creation. Here, using Apple Shake as an example, Steve introduces the ideas and methods of node-based compositing.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial, Feature by Steve Wright on 09/04/2007
Keying 101: Spill Suppression
This tutorial from Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks demonstrates various common approaches to getting rid of colour spill after keying.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/27/2007
Keying 101: Edge, Core and Garbage Mattes
Going beyond the one click keying technique most beginners use, this tutorial from Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks shows a common technique and includes tips for other ways to tackle pulling a key.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/16/2007
Smoothing DV Jaggies
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks demonstrates cleaning up DV/HDV chroma compression artifacts in Shake to allow for better keying.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/13/2007
Morphing in Shake
IIn this third video in the series, Shake is Money, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench demonstrates a brief overview of the Morpher Node in Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/17/2006
In this second video in the series, Shake is Money, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench demonstrates Slow Motion in Apple Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/10/2006
Smooth Cam Node
In this Apple Shake video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench begins a series called Shake is Money in which he will discuss how Final Cut Pro editors can quickly learn how to integrate Shake into their workflow for added flexibilty in the studio. In this first video in the series, Michael demonstrates the Smooth Cam Node in Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/03/2006
How to become a Feature Film Compositor by John Lafauce Jr.
Have you ever wanted to contribute to building a twenty thousand man army in "Troy", make a mouse fly a plane in "Stuart Little 2", or launch a doomed luxury liner in "Titanic?" You can achieve visual feats you never dreamed possible and accomplish them all through the magic of compositing. Read this article written by John Lafauce Jr., and see... How to become a feature film compositor. A note just to clarify: this article is about high-end 2d/3d compositing for long form media such as films, where the goal is to make the work seamless, integrated and "invisible". Not to be confused with compositing for motion graphics, where the objective is to make the object or design stand out and be "visible" to the viewer.
Tutorial, Feature by John Lafauce Jr. on 02/25/2005