Filmmakers and Financing: you’ve read the book, the film comes soon


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Filmmakers and Financing

Now in its eighth edition, the book “Filmmakers And Financing: Business Plans For Independents”, by Louise Levison, is the inspiration for a film, “Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL” that  premieres July 13!

“Filmmakers and Financing” is the industry standard. It explains in a step-by-step format how to write a business plan and shares with readers other proven tips for attracting financing. In the book, now in its eight edition, an updated and expanded filmmaker’s guide, Louise Levison tells how to pitch investors, explaining who they are, what they want and what to tell them, and offers words of advice from filmmakers who

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REVIEW: Red Giant VFX Suite


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Red Giant Software has been developing After Effects plugins for over 15 years, and today they’ve launched their newest product.  The brand new Red Giant VFX Suite is comprised of nine individual After Effects plugins, including an updated Primatte Keyer and the latest version of Knoll Light Factory. The new VFX suite replaces the older Keying Suite and Effects Suite, which have both been discontinued.

All nine plugins include GPU acceleration, and all support projects with 8, 16 and 32 bit depth.  Where relevant, they support motion blur.

Of the nine plugins, four are updates to older products

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Unboxing the tech of the new Mac Pro


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If you’re secretly confused by the techno jargon being used to market the new Mac Pro, you’re not alone. To many, the real question is: Which users will benefit from the kind of futuristic hardware this new Mac will offer?  Read on as we set out to explain and demystify FPGAs, graphics APIs, RAM bandwidth, and more.

The new Mac Pro carries a base price of around $6,000 USD, and by one estimate the top-of-the-line model might set you back $45,000 USD (without the monitor). For any size of studio that represents a significant investment. So, will it be worth

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Geometry Growth


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Geometry Growth
Growth system using native Cinema4D tools

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Something Different

This week I decided to make something a little different. I’ll be using only native Cinema4D tools to create this one. Titled “Uncoil Springy Thingy” initially when I created it. I didn’t think that would really be that approachable for a video tutorial, so Geometry Growth it is.

Start simple

A really smart way to think when creating anything it to start simple. Wether you block out a path for animation, use a basic shape before defining a character, or even thinking of a base action that begins a system.

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After Effects Classic Course: Hue Saturation Tips


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After that run of movies on blur effects, now we’re going to turn our attention to color, starting with what was one of our most-used plug-ins: Hue/Saturation. You maybe used to just grabbing the Hue wheel or Saturation slider to alter an image, but there is so much more inside this simple effect, including the ability to target and modify just a specific range of colors, which is incredibly useful both for creative and corrective purposes:

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A Special Offer from Syncly – Affordable Music and Customizable Tracks for Editors and Production Professionals


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Creative professionals of all types and sizes continue to sort through challenges related to identifying and licensing the right piece of music for their project. From a licensing perspective, everyone from music supervisors to freelancers to students struggles with the costs for music on their projects. On a technical level, editors often have to slug through large quantities of tracks while also finding the time to listen to and assess all of their options.

Syncly Music provides a solution to both of these issues by offering high-quality music with industry-leading tech to customize tracks. Additionally, their pricing model is also

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LumaFusion 2.0 supports 12 tracks, markers and external monitor


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LumaFusion 2.0

LumaFusion now features 12 tracks of video/audio, external monitor support, markers, and more, making this a dramatically enhanced new version of the video editing application for iOS.

If you’re new to editing video and want to try LumaFusion, this is the best time to adopt the app. The special promotion running until June 27, 2019 gives new users a 50% discount over the regular price of $29.99, meaning you’ll pay only $14.99 for LumaFusion 2.0. the app is now available on the App Store.

Created by Luma Touch, a team of passionate engineers, designers, and video professionals

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Bullies don’t own you


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You sad little man…You are quite honestly not that important to me.”

Those words were directed at me by my former employer.

The words and the personal attack are supposed to hurt and humiliate me, but they simply sound like the taunts of a schoolyard bully. Words like those might have affected me when I was 10 or 11 years old on the playground, but as a 30 year veteran in the creative field, they strike me as sad.

It’s a fact that in your career you are likely to… no scratch that. You WILL interact with people who

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ART OF THE CUT with Tiffany Hillkurtz, editor of “The Secret Life of Pets 2”


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Tiffany Hillkurtz started working in animation in 1997 as an assistant in the animation department. She continued through the ranks of editorial on films like Space Chimps, Astro Boy, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Free Birds, Penguins of Madagascar, Minions, and The Grinch. (My favorite imdb note on Hillkurtz is that she played a Jawa in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope  including an adorable photo of her in costume.)

Art of the Cut spoke with Hillkurtz about her work as the editor of The Secret Life of Pets 2.

(This interview was transcribed with SpeedScriber.

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Mistika Workflows: Media Management, Transcoding and Delivery in a single app


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Mistika Workflows

SGO pre-releases Mistika Workflows, its first dedicated Media Management, Transcoding and Delivery software solution. The open beta phase is open to everyone who wants to test-drive it.

Aware that the demand for highly efficient content production is greater than ever before, with new delivery standards becoming a requirement, especially from the increasing number of on-demand providers, the European developer, SGO, which offers high-end software solutions within the post-production market since 1993, developed a new product, Mistka Workflows.

The new app aims to solve the problems created by the lack of automation and repetitive human interventions that can lead to mistakes,

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Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free


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With the market squeezing editors more and more to become generalists, 3D animation skills are becoming highly valued. But learning Autodesk’s Maya—the industry standard 3D package—has been notoriously difficult. Until now. Hot off the moviola.com presses, our Maya Survival Guide will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of 3D animation using Maya in a little over 30 minutes (OK, well 38 minutes, but we’re rounding to the nearest 30).

What can you really learn in 30 minutes? Quite a lot actually. We’ve proven time and again with our Survival Guides that it’s the perfect amount of time

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SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display


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SMPTE Hollywood Section explores Immersive VR and shows holodeck

Star Trek’s holodeck continues to be the goal in terms of Virtual Reality projects, and at SMPTE’s next meeting a group of specialists will discuss their plans for building holodeck-like technologies.

June’s meeting of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers makes justice to the organizations claim that it is defining the future of storytelling. At the meeting, held under the title, “Building Truly Immersive Experiences: Are You Ready for the Holodeck?”,  SMPTE Hollywood will host a panel discussion by representatives of companies that are founding members of  the Immersive Digital Reality Alliance, IDEA. The event will include

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Freedom of speech-WikiLeaks-First Amendment-Julian Assange


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In CapicúaFM’s episode 42 (in Castilian), Ecuadorian attorney Viviana Paredes and I discuss the concerning situation regarding our freedom of speech, the US Constitution’s First Amendment, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, its founder. There are now four countries which are pushing and pulling his fate. Those countries include his homeland of Australia, the South American country of Ecuador (which protected Assange in its London Embassy for almost seven years before changing its mind right before NAB 2019), the United Kingdom (where Assange is currently in jail) and Sweden. Right after the US State Department added an additional 17 new charges

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Trackpad & mouse support arrives to iOS and iPadOS


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Although Apple omitted it from the WWDC keynote last week, several beta testers of iOS 13 and iPadOS have now confirmed and demonstrated that trackpad and mouse support has finally arrived to both, without need of jailbreaking. This has been something that many people (including me) have requested for a long time. They have also confirmed that it works both via USB or wireless Bluetooth, and can trigger Siri Shortcuts, which are like macros. One proved that it even works with an external monitor with the current leading pro video editing app for iOS, LumaFusion, which I have covered before.

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Imerge Pro 3: new version introduces massive changes and new effects


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Imerge Pro 3

Imerge Pro 3 has landed and it comes with, says FXhome, massive changes with everything from the user interface to the render engine. New enhancements are also added.

I’ve tried the first Imerge Pro, I never had a chance to try Imerge Pro 2 and now Imerge Pro 3 is already around. No, I am not a slow mover, it’s just that FXhome is moving fast with the updates, upgrades and versions. After all, it was only last fall that Imerge Pro appeared, and last January the company introduced Imerge Pro 2. We’re in June and Imerge Pro 3

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Classic Course: Lens Blur


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Continuing our look at effects that take advantage of “blur maps”, the two movies below focus on Lens Blur. This effect is a much more advanced version of Compound Blur, rendering with higher quality while giving you more control over the blur as well.

After these movies were originally recorded, Adobe updated Lens Blur to a new effect called Camera Lens Blur. As part of this, the parameters were renamed slightly: 

Self-feeding Particle System


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Self-feeding Particle System
Build an infinitely animating procedural system.

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This week

Thanks for stopping by again to check out another random video tutorial based on an experiment I ran earlier in the week. These ideas are literally born from simply playing around with the software. My mindset when building stuff is if a thing is meant to do something specific, then how can I break it to make it do something else. At the very least how can it be used to solve a non obvious problem. In this case I was taking a system that is meant to start,

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