|Calabash Animation Heads Back To The Office For Latest Lucky Charms Spot Targeting Adults|
“Cubicle” Latest Ad In Brand’s Recent Efforts Aimed At Older Cereal Lovers
Lucky Charms are definitely not just for kids. That’s a point made in a series of recent spots targeting adults consumers of the beloved cereal – the latest is “Cubicle” (:15), created by agency Saatchi & Saatchi, New York and featuring animation from the award-winning studio Calabash Animation.
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|The TV Event of the Summer: After 25 Years and All 70 Poirot Adaptations, David Suchet's Iconic Portrayal Comes to End|
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series Finale Only on Acorn TV - The Premier British TV Streaming Service will Exclusively Debut The Final Three Mysteries, Including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case"
With the summer 2014 premiere of the final episodes, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in all 70 Poirot stories. For the last 25 years, David Suchet has been synonymous with the brilliant Belgian detective and recently received Royal Television Society's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Poirot. RLJ Entertainment (Nasdaq:RLJE) is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final three feature-length mysteries, including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," on Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America.
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|Lipsync Prepares For "Girls’ Night Out"|
Other Forthcoming Film Projects Include "Bill", "The Face Of An Angel" and "London Road"
LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production services for the film "Girls’ Night Out," produced by Ecosse Films. Directed by Julian Jarrold, the film is a fairy tale re-imagining of V.E. Day in 1945, when Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out of Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
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|Canon Announces New Firmware Updates for Cinema Cameras and Camcorders along with Optional Cinema EOS C300 Camera Dual Pixel AF Upgrade|
Announcements Include a New Canon RC-V100 Remote Control and Firmware Updates for Peripheral Illumination Correction Support and Continuous Recording for EOS C100 Video Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced a variety of performance updates for cameras in its Cinema EOS and XF professional camcorder line. Announced today is a new optional feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Cinema camera which will support Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) technology and enable continuous autofocusing with the entire line of Canon EF lenses and optimized for Canon’s stepping motor (STM) line of lenses when used with the EOS C300 camera. This optional feature upgrade is expected to be available in May 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and will require the EOS C300 camera body to be shipped to an authorized Canon service center for installation.
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|MSE Master Mounts Take A 145 MPH Pounding With Ease|
One of Matthews Studio Equipment’s newest clients, Jeff Glucker, a specialist in the automotive industry, recently put MSE’s MASTER MOUNTS to the ultimate challenge. He paired the mounts with his Canon 5D MkII, mounting them on the roof and the hood of the new 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, driving the back straight of a racetrack at speeds in excess of 145 mph.
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|Tiffen’s New Steadicam CURVE Captures the Action and Attention of GoPro HERO Users|
Staying ahead of the CURVE using Steadicam’s camera stabilization system, the GoPro HERO camera community adds Steadicam Hollywood image magic to its movie making
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, today announced the availability of its new Steadicam® CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® camera stabilizer system.
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|Sachtler Ace Takes to the Road Feature Doc About Generation Y|
Director David Applebee and cinematographer Colin Trenbeath covered 11 US cities in 30 days to capture interviews with some of today’s most inspiring innovators – thanks to a tight camera package which included both Sachtler’s Ace L and M. “We needed systems that would be both lightweight and extremely transportable, but also capable of supporting four different cameras (Canons and REDs), says Trenbeath.
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|Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"|
Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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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