In December of 2019, Walter Murch extended me a generous invitation to come see a screening of his documentary, Coup 53, in San Francisco. Shortly before I went – armed with a ton of questions of my own – I asked the Facebook group of Blue Collar Post Collective if there was anything they’d like to ask Murch. I took their questions with me and presented them in this interview.
This interview is available as a podcast.
(This interview was transcribed with SpeedScriber. Thanks to Martin
DigitalGlue’s //ROGUE unit is a robust, affordable 48TB NAS drive for video editors and digital creatives. But what makes it truly unique in its price range is the managed storage software and remote monitoring service that comes with it.
I’m always nervous when asked to review a product by a site sponsor. I don’t want to be caught in the position of endorsing a product I wouldn’t actually want to own myself. Fortunately, the DigitalGlue //ROGUE turns out to be an exceptional product with a surprisingly reasonable price tag (starting at $4,795 for the 48TB version). It packs a massive
Lesspain Software is now offering a 90 day license for Kyno Premium and shared a video to demonstrate a remote editorial collaboration workflow using Dropbox, Kyno and Adobe Premiere Pro.
Like so many other companies, Lesspain Software is trying to help the community of video professionals to deal with this unprecedented situation. The company just announced its Covid-19 support package for video professionals, that are in effect starting today.
Lesspain Software is the company behind Kyno, a full-featured media management system used by professionals in the media, entertainment & non-media industry. Simple enough to use for directors and production
Frame.io has recently launched its new miniseries about a fully-digitalized workflow from home. Michael Cioni (SVP of Global Innovation, frame.io) presents the series that covers a fully centralized cloud-based production workflow.
The series discusses and highlights all elements of such workflows from acquisition, through editing (e.g. FCP X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro), adding effects (e.g. After Effects) through RAW-file upload and conforming for color grading (e.g. DaVinci Resolve), to finalization and export.
The miniseries also sheds light on other elements of digital collaboration that together might be among the most relevant aspects for a successful
The 10 new RTX Studio laptops are powered by GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs, which deliver faster performance than the original RTX 20, and they all feature the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Creative professionals are more demanding than ever. More than 40 million online and studio-based creatives depend on high-performance PCs for their craft. For years they were underserved, having to rely on hardware that didn’t always address their needs. Now they face another challenge: having to work from home, due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
Once, it was difficult to find a solution, as only large workstations would
FilmConvert has announced the release of a new camera pack for the latest GoPro HERO8 action camera. You can download this camera pack for free, and it is compatible with FilmConvert Pro and FilmConvert Nitrate. Let’s take a closer look at it!
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FilmConvert Camera Pack for GoPro HERO8
The GoPro HERO8 – and especially the Black version – is one of the most potent action cameras available on the market right now. Indeed, it can shoot in 4K at up to 60 frames per second, with a bit rate of 100Mbps.
Postlab, an cloud-based collaboration tool that allows editors to share a single project, has released a major update. Now you can use Postlab for Premiere Pro!
It almost feels like a cliché to start a news article talking about the Coronavirus these days, but this news is particularly relevant to editors working in isolation. Postlab is a service that hosts your project files in the cloud, and thus allows multiple editors to share one project. It stores the master far away, and then distributes copies to the users. And, until now, it has ben exclusively compatible with Final Cut Pro Continue reading “Postlab for Premiere Pro Now Available”
The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival is evolving into virtual or remote initiatives, to face the times. It is one of the first and only festivals to introduce a curated immersive experience to consumers.
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced that select programming from the 19th annual Festival, this April, will be presented online. Dedicated to supporting filmmakers, creators, and artists that breathe life into the Festival, the New York community, and the industry, the festival moves online, this edition, to bring new work from incredible storytellers to an audience eager to connect with their stories.
MZed launched a special offer – for every purchased Pro membership (worth $299), you will get a free bonus Pro membership to gift out. The offer is valid for the whole of April and also for the past purchases made after March 15, 2020.
MZed Pro Membership – Get One, Give One. Source: MZed
Now you can search, save, and license over 17 million videos on-the-go from your smartphone, iOS or Android, with Shutterstock mobile apps.
Creators using the new smartphone application from Shutterstock can now search, save, and license over 17 million videos on-the-go with, as the company’s announced its footage offering is now available for license on the customer iOS and Android applications in SD, HD, and 4K. With over 17 million videos in the collection, searching, saving and licensing footage content allows customers to create engaging video content from a mobile or tablet device.
Skylum Luminar 4’s AI editing features have intrigued a lot of photographers, as they offer some impressive capabilities and creative edits with just a few quick clicks. This great video takes a look at the latest tool, the AI Augmented Sky tool.
The Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19 will provide support in three areas, including members of the creative community in the entertainment industry, greatly impacted by the spread of the virus.
Sony is another company adding its name to the list of organizations contributing to support those affected by COVID-19. The company announced the establishment of the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19,” a 100 million US dollar fund to support those around the world affected by the virus. Through this fund, Sony will provide support in three areas: assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder
Serif, developer of Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher just announced the company’s plan to help photographers, designers, artists and other creatives affected by the global pandemic.
The world is not how we knew it, and we know current events have had some pretty dire consequences for those of you in the creative community. We see on social media that commissions are being cancelled and upcoming work is uncertain. In these unpredictable times, we want to do all we can to help our community and the wider creative community.
The opening phrase from the Affinity Team announcement serves to reveal that
The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.
With the NAB show officially canceled for April, many traditional NAB vendors are taking their shows online. Blackmagic Design is the latest to announce their plans. Depending on where you are in the world set your clocks for April 3 or 4.
What will BMD show? Your guess is as good as ours but specifically mentioning “live production and cameras” makes you wonder if DaVinci Resolve and post-production will take a back seat. That schedule again:
Welcome to a special podcast series from Steve Hullfish and ProVideo Coalition! For the next few weeks, in addition to the regular Tuesday episodes of the Art of the Cut, we will be releasing Steves conversations with the editors of the top films at Sundance Film Festival 2020.
For our tenth bonus Sundance episode, Steve talks with Gil Seltzer about editing the documentary “Aggie.” Gil started his career as an editor for Anderson Cooper’s “360” at CNN and won the Audience Award at Sundance 2018 for the film “Transmilitary.” Happy listening!