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Issues are available in two PDF versions...
  • One, a "spread" edition that allows you to see the actual layout as it appears in the print edition. We do not recommend that you print this edition but it is far easier to read on your computer screen.
  • The second version is our "print" edition which is in single-page up form. While this one prints well, if you are going to read the magazine on your computer, we recommend the "spread" edition.
  • The Vampire Diaries

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    The Vampire Diaries

    The Vampire Diaries
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  • The Vampire Diaries: One of the editors of the popular CW series takes readers inside the show's editing choices, pacing and style.
  • Cinematography’s Roots in Painting & Art: Yuri Neyman ASC explores the roots of cinematography in painting and art.
  • A Digital Image Technician Tells All: A bi-coastal go-to-guy shares secrets learned supporting major broadcasters, agencies and film studios.
  • In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen: Honoring the lives of real life heroes among us.
  • Multimedia in the Las Vegas Mob Museum: Inside the famed National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.
  • What Is It About Social Media? While marketers look at the stats, we look at the people.
  • Tim Wilson's column: Confessions of a Teenage Girl
  • Rob Legato & HUGO

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    Rob Legato & HUGO
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  • The Joy of Filmmaking and The Tricks Behind Hugo. Oscar® winner Rob Legato takes us inside the Making of.
  • 4K DI on "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo": building workflows for 4K, 5K and beyond. The Light Iron Digital team takes us inside the production process.
  • Real World Editing; The trip of Bunim/Murray Productions from Avid Media Composer to FCP and back again.
  • These Amazing Shadows: An editor's journey through the films that made America.
  • Editing The Farrelly Brothers' "The Three Stooges": comedy, timing and editing as a team sport.
  • COW News updates from Debra Kaufman.
  • Tim Wilson's editorial column.
  • The Back Forty with Ronald Lindeboom.
  • Douglas Trumbull

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    Douglas Trumbull
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  • Douglas Trumbull: A writer producer director inventor looks forward.
  • Plan It Like a Bank Heist: Plan for everything, and be ready for anything
  • Special Advertorial: Sony PMW-F3 - Putting the "Cinema" in Cinema Verite with the Sony PMW-F3.
  • Dog Days of 3D: What can the past tell us about 3D's future?
  • David Boyd, ASC: Talking The Walking Dead - On shooting style, lighting and lens choices, and hiring great people -- then staying out of their way.
  • What a Long, Strange Year it's Been! - Apple imploding, Adobe ascending and Avid opening up: Who could have seen it all coming?
  • Ghost of Goodnight Lane

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    Ghost of Goodnight Lane

    Ghost of Goodnight Lane
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  • Making Giant Dinosaurs on Tiny Budgets with Kevin Blank
  • The COW's Visit to IBC in Amsterdam
  • Using the Sony F3 with S-Log to film 'Ghost of Goodnight Lane'
  • A look at HBO's Digital Future
  • Douglas Trumbull on what theater-goers can expect in the days ahead
  • A moving tribute to Steve Jobs by Tim Wilson and Tim's father, who worked with Steve many years ago.
  • Film Fading to Black

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    Film Fading to Black

    Film Fading to Black
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  • Within the last year, ARRI, Panavision and Aaton have all ceased production of their film cameras to focus exclusively on the design and manufacture of digital cameras. Somewhere in the world, right now, someone is holding the last movie film camera ever manufactured. Is it you? Fade to black.
  • Orchestrating a Simple Wipe
  • Prime Focus on Power & Flexibility
  • Film is Alive and Well in an Atlanta Trailer Park
  • Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge
  • Takuo Miyagishima: Panavision Innovator
  • Tim Wilson's Column and The Back 40 with Ronald Lindeboom
  • Our NAB 2011 Blue Ribbon Award Winners

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    Our NAB 2011 Blue Ribbon Award Winners

    Our NAB 2011 Blue Ribbon Award Winners
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  • COWs speak, we report. Because we wanted to know what YOU were most impressed by at NAB, we took a different approach to the Creative COW Blue Ribbon Awards for Best of Show. We didn’t want editors like us making decisions after a shiny demo. The “voting” for these awards, so to speak, is conducted in public by the paying customers and prospects posting at CreativeCOW.net. We wait to see what people are still talking about after the buzz settles back down and it’s time to talk budgets. As it says on the cover: our members talk, we report.
  • In the Air: The Battle Over Spectrum

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    In the Air: The Battle Over Spectrum

    In the Air: The Battle Over Spectrum
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  • Very close to the end of preparing this issue of Creative COW Magazine, we were delighted to add Debra Kaufman to the Creative COW team, as our new Associate Editor. After over 20 years as the most respected freelance writer in the industry, she has joined us full time, and we're truly honored. More prudent magazine builders would have waited for the next full cycle before getting underway -- but what fun would that be? Instead, with a week to go before our deadline, we added not one but two stories by Debra to this issue, both of which are featured on the cover.
  • Tim Wilson, Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher of Creative COW Magazine breathes "In the Air" of revolution and change with, "If the future you thought was out there someday is actually here today, what's really ahead in your future?"
  • Debra Kaufman addresses The Battle Over Spectrum: NAB and the FCC -- In a battle over long-held broadcast frequencies, sides are drawn.
  • Adventures in the Z-Plane -- Angela Wilson Gyetvan shares her considerable 3D expertise
  • The 4K Restoration of Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver": A talk with the team behind this historic film's 4K restoration
  • Charting Your Camera With today's incredibly powerful and feature rich cameras, there is a lot more to setting up your camera than just white balancing
  • OK Go: This Too Shall Pass -- A four minute single unbroken shoot makes an incredible video
  • 3D Post: A Business in Progress -- Over half of George Bellias's business is already 3D. Here's why...
  • The Story of Bessie: Creative COW's 10th Birthday: Tim Wilson recalls the ups and downs behind the COW's success
  • People of an Interconnected World -- Virtual communities have become much more than virtual
  • Making it Up As You Go

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    Making it Up As You Go

    Making it Up As You Go
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  • What looks like the end of the road doesn't have to be the end of the story. This sets the theme for Creative COW Magazine's 24th Issue. Rob Ashe, Dan Dome, Chris Pelzar, Alex Timbs, Stephen Campbell, Tim Wilson and Ronald Lindeboom explore solutions with new technology and brainpower. "Our jobs keep changing," quotes editor-in-chief, Tim Wilson, but we expand our creativity and become flexible in ways we didn't think possible. Read great articles describing how each artist was able to make his work, well...work.
  • Tim Wilson: Out of the Box solutions? If only problems stayed in boxes.
  • Designing “Conan”: Rob Ashe takes us inside the design of “Conan” on TNT
  • Wiring “Conan”: Dan Dome takes us inside the production pipeline of “Conan”
  • “Before We Begin...”: Alex Timb of Animal Logic explores the Making of “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole”
  • Bright Lights, Big Signage: Chris Pelzar works in the world of Times Square’s big signage.
  • The Business of INTRAnet Web Video: Richard Harrington outlines the world of corporate web video
  • Dreams of Freedom: Stephen Campbell looks at a project to end human slavery
  • Ronald Lindeboom's Back 40: DaVinci, our 3rd most trafficked forum
  • 5th Anniversary

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    5th Anniversary
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  • In the Fifth Anniversary Issue of Creative COW Magazine, we look at some of the people, stories, techniques, processes and workflows that took Creative COW Magazine from a fledgling publication to an industry leader in five short years.
  • Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Tim Wilson opens Creative COW's Fifth Anniversary Issue by commending our contributing editors, "Over 120 working pros have written for us so far, often the first articles they've ever written. Their expertise and passion spring off the page... We have authors with inspiring and intriguing stories that we want to help them tell -- the kind of stories that you want to read."
  • Recalling Our First Five Years In Print: The magazine’s founder, Ronald Lindeboom recalls its first five years and what worked and what didn't.
  • Technical Oscar® Winners Exploring Technology: Leading experts share their expertise and insight.
  • McGiffert & McMullen: AD & DP: Exploring production in major feature films and television series.
  • Perception & the Art of 3D Storytelling: Brian Gardner is helping rewrite the rules of 3D storytelling.
  • Visual Effects in Creative COW Magazine: We revisit some of the teams and illusions from film and TV.
  • Epic Tenacity: A Study In Artistic Passion: A look at two men who simply will not give up on their projects.
  • 12 Things I Know at 55, That I Wish I'd Known At 25: Business advice from Nick Griffin, the leader of our Business & Marketing forum.
  • We're Not In Kansas Anymore: Transitioning from Film to Digital, with International Workflows: The making of a major motion picture and a made-for-TV movie.
  • "Days of Future Passed: A Look Behind the Curtain" -- What's in our future plans that we're working on? Well, here's at least some of it.
  • Asset Management & Distribution

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    Asset Management & Distribution

    Asset Management & Distribution
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  • Broadcasting & Post Production in an ever-changing climate; how do you keep up? Move ahead and keep up with the newest possibilities with the latest issue of Creative COW Magazine with articles on:
  • Maximizing Assets to Maximize Impact: A look behind the scenes into live events production on a massive scale.
  • Avoiding Digital Delivery Disasters with On-Air Broadcast Files: A look at how Creative COW members are handling digital delivery issues in today’s production pipeline.
  • Aspect Ratios: Understanding 35mm’s Evolution and Its Impact On Workflows Today: In the world of Aspect Ratios, one size does not fit all.
  • World Class Aerials for The World Cup: An Australian team created what many believe are the best aerials ever seen in a major sporting event.
  • Shooting Footage Your Editor Will Respect: Longtime editor and cinematographer David Allison shares his view from both sides of the production process.
  • Divergence

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    Divergence
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  • Divergence is fun for us as media consumers. But it’s a nightmare for us as media makers. Format creep started accelerating when HD came along, but now, the number of codecs, frame sizes, and frame rates is exploding. Just to make things fun, there are even multiple ways of encoding to stereoscopic 3D. How are all of us supposed to navigate this? The trick is to embrace the delight consumers find in all this divergence, and to let it soothe the stabbing pain between our eyes as producers. No problem, right? Right. We offer some suggestions for that in these pages, and some shiny pictures to distract you in the meantime. "Divergence" is not just an opportunity. It’s an imperative the audience demands: Be where we are.
  • ABC has been the first network on virtually every portable platform and here’s the reason why: A talk with the team bringing you ABC on your portable devices.
  • Shooting True First-Person Interviews: A 20 year cinematographer shares some of his interview secrets.
  • DSLRs for Digital Cinema: Dave Stump ASC explores their potential and their limitations.
  • 5D 3D in Stop-Motion Stereoscopic Production: A South African team pushes the limits of the Canon 5D Mark II in the world of stereoscopic 3D stop-motion imaging.
  • Sound Design for the Web: The trials of capturing the sounds inside a character’s mind.
  • Social Media: Is It Real? Can It Help Build a Business? Advice from someone who has used it to help attract business.
  • ARRI’s Alexa: We Test One of the First Shipped: Gary Adcock gives readers a first-hand look at real-world shooting using ARRI’s revolutionary new digital camera.
  • Blue Ribbon Awards

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    Blue Ribbon Awards
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  • After attending the NAB Show, we asked ourselves here at the COW, "What do our members feel are the hottest products that appeared during NAB 2010?" We decided the best way to answer this question was to weight the votes by the expertise and experience of the member commenting, so it is based on more than simple popular vote -- the COW is dedicated to working professionals, so let their voice be heard. As Tim Wilson says: "Our members don’t care what magazine editors have to say -- picking favorites from among tools they’ve never worked with anyway." We now give you the opportunity to read what some of our highly respected members -- in their own field, and here in our COW pastures -- had to say about their favorites:
  • A Look at Our Blue Ribbon Line-Up by Ron Lindeboom: A convenient "tour guide" to our Blue Ribbon winners.
  • Camera, Lens, and Gear Round-Up: Gary Adcock digs deep into the NAB 2010 offerings and brings Creative COW readers his Blue Ribbon picks.
  • Stereoscopic Storm: Stereo 3D at NAB 2010: Steven Bradford gives the line-up and some of the winners.
  • DSLR Round-Up: Bob Primes ASC Reports: An award-winning Director of Photography in his acid test.
  • Blue Ribbon Broadcast Switchers: Our leaders and members chose these as their favorites.
  • Data-Driven Broadcast Infrastructures: Bob Zelin reports on drives, peripherals, networks and more.
  • Best of Show 2010: Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Design introduced a huge number of tools and systems to NAB 2010 attendees. Our members named them the most impressive new line-up at the show.
  • Industry News: Anton/Bauer celebrates 40 years, a new alliance at NAB 2010, Canon’s newest, Avid buys Euphonix, and more.
  • A Great Team to Introduce Our Award Winners: The Blue Ribbon Awards Give A Great Community A Chance To Express Its Opinion
  • World in Changes

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    World in Changes
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  • To succeed in this business, you only need to learn one thing: how to keep learning. Our world is ever changing, but keeping up with the newest technology is easier with communities like Creative COW. Prepare to travel to new vistas and enjoy learning that the possibilities in our industry are endless. Featured articles include:
  • A Magic Journey to Africa -- Bernat Aragones, with computer and meerkat, begins our steps toward viewing other lands by taking readers behind Europe's first live action 3D IMAX feature.
  • A Storyteller's Journey -- Where do you go after your first project for AFI's Directing Workshop for Women is nominated for an Oscar? For Lesli Linka Glatter, the answer is 'everywhere.'
  • Beyond Forever: Preserving Films -- Ken Weissman inspires the nostalgic in us all as he details the film preservation program at the Library of Congress. COW members can glory in the thought that perhaps some of our own work may be preserved and archived not for just hundreds, but thousands of years.
  • More Than Just Blue -- While AVATAR was changing filmmaking, Mark Smirnoff led the team at Modern VideoFilm as they built the production and post processes to make it happen. Our magical tale unfolds with Creative COW Magazine as we journey into that beautiful world.
  • ESPN's 3D Initiative -- A wish beyond your dreams come true? Now ESPN thrills sports lovers with 3D coverage of our favorite teams and matches!
  • Not to miss -- The results of the COW International Music Video Competition listed off in 'The Back Forty' and Tim Wilson's ever-inspiring Letter from the Editor.
  • The Future is NOW

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    The Future is NOW

    The Future is NOW
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  • In the Future is NOW issue, our talented scope of COW authors offer unexpected insights into the current state of cameras and lenses (including HDSLRs), best uses of social media, the latest multimedia technologies, and a documentary about a family who truly exemplifies living in the now. By paying attention to what's happening now, we find the ways in which the future - and its new possibilities - is already here. Featured articles include:
  • Your Future Is Now - Creative COW Leader, Gary Adcock, works with many of the people and companies defining the future.
  • HDSLRs for Video: Beyond the Hype - Marco Solorio’s real-world exploration of DSLRs continues.
  • This Way of Life - Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn reveal what it means to live in this very moment as they lead us through a four-year journey by two families, one on each side of the lens.
  • Coacoochee’s Story - One story, two perspectives, three turntables, four screens.
  • Industry News and Featured Products - New cameras, lenses, plug-ins, and iPhone applications.
  • 2010: The Year the COW Gets Real - The industry’s largest virtual community for media pros will expand its services and offerings for its members during 2010. It will be a year of big changes and additional services.
  • Non-Linear Creativity

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    Non-Linear Creativity
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  • The Non-Linear Creativity issue looks at the subject of non-linear, not just as it applies to tools like video editing, but also as it has influenced the way that we do our jobs, our projects, our careers, and other aspects of non-linear creativity in these rapidly changing times. We look at projects that are done in creative, non-traditional ways, at people whose careers have followed unconventional paths, and at technologies born of necessity by project demands. It is a powerful issue that includes:
  • In-Three’s Stereoscopic 3D Solution - A New System Begins with a Single Camera. Yes, One.
  • The Making of: Welcome To My World - A small team in Nigeria creates a project that saves an orphanage planned for destruction
  • A Non-Linear Career - A top VFX artist’s journey to the jobs that ignite the big screen
  • From LiveType to the iTunes Apps Store - One of LiveType’s creators returns with a new iPhone-focus
  • The Journey To A Nepali Recording Studio - How a New Yorker found peace, music and media in Nepal
  • Industry News - A look at some of the big news items in our industry
  • Think Big

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    Think Big
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  • In this issue, "Thinking Big," we talk with companies that are growing rapidly and successfully in spite of the marketplace malaise that many are experiencing in these hyper-competitive times. What we found out from these incredibly successful companies may surprise you.
  • Making Big Plans: Team-building in South Africa -- How a South African animation company is taking over the world.
  • DaVinci: Rebuilding the Brand -- A talk with Blackmagic Design's Grant Petty about the future of one of the industry's mostly influential companies.
  • Molecule-fueled Imagination -- Unusual approaches to creativity inside one of New York's most successful post houses.
  • HDNet's Drive Toward Success -- One of the HDNet's founders tells the story behind the company.
  • Small Steps To Big Success -- How a Georgia company is growing, against the odds.
  • Setting A New Home 3D Standard -- Stereoscopic 3D hasn't "arrived" until it arrives in the home.
  • Participating in Your Own Rescue -- One way to think big is to never buy even your most logical excuses.
  • Heavy Lifting

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    Heavy Lifting
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  • The Heavy Lifting Issue of Creative COW Magazine is filled with powerful case studies of media production. Stories include:
  • Heavy Iron: When You Really Need Results How an agile business prospers in today’s tough market? --
  • “Flypacking” with the Dalai Lama: A production powerhouse takes it on the road with the Dalai Lama --
  • Designing the Neil Young Archives: Inside the most adventurous Blu-ray disc experience, yet --
  • HD Unleashed: Wireless uncompressed HD --
  • Bessie’s New Tools Round-Up: Cray Supercomputers comes to the desktop, more --
  • Digital Files On Film: Even all-digital productions are mostly shown on film --
  • Valuing Your Time: Taking the emotion out of valuing your time collecting debts --
  • Creative Cow Records: Mancave Recording Studio, opens the door to Bessie’s newest foray in the pasture
  • Stereoscopic 3D

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    Stereoscopic 3D
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  • The Stereoscopic 3D issue is filled with expert insight and commentary, opinion, technique and from-the-trenches stories about many facets of acquiring, creating, marketing and distributing Stereoscopic 3D. Here's a brief look at some of the people and technologies powering the new generation of 3D storytelling -- which looks like it might be here to stay this time!

  • Brian Gardner explores the roots of 3D in human perception.
  • Bernie Laramie of Stereoscope Studios and Jason Goodman of 21st Century 3D show the amazing 3D rigs they've built in order to capture their stories.
  • John Daro shows us how he handles 3D DI at industry-leader FotoKem.
  • Jim Mainard at DreamWorks Animation and Greg Foster, the president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, talk about what 3D means to their companies.
  • Ray Zone, the world expert in the history of 3D imaging, examines its past to see its future
  • Chris Heuer describes bringing the classic "Nosferatu" into 3D.

    This is just the beginning of the COW Magazine's 3D coverage, but it's a GREAT start! See for yourself.

    We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we had making it.
  • Games

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    Games
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  • One of this issue's biggest stories isn't a game: Oscar and Emmy-winning director James Moll follows three men running nearly 50 miles each day across the Sahara Desert, offering insights into documentary filmmaking, storytelling, and the frame. So why an issue on games production? Because it's diverse, and growing fast. Because there are jobs there. Rick Castaneda helped design a gaming first: cinematic Bingo! This unique project combined every aspect of his team's expertise, including motion graphics, animation, interactivity scripting, surround sound authoring
  • New Visions

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    New Visions

    New Visions
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  • The New Visions issue of Creative COW Magazine begins with John Galt of Panavision taking COW readers inside 'The Truth about 2K, 4K and Pixels,' separating 'real' pixels from 'marketing' pixels, as he explores the world of 2K, 4K and advanced imaging acquisition. Then join COW leader Jeremy Garchow who takes us inside the world of Panasonic's AVC-Intra in the world of production. Then join COW leader Pete O'Connell, compositor extraordinaire, as he introduces After Effects users to the power of NUKE, in his 'NUKE: An Introduction for After Effects Users.' If you have been using AE for years, as Pete has, you won't want to miss this one. Then the irrepressible Grinner Hester shows how he sold a show he wasn't working on to a network he had never seen. It's a story of tenacity that only Grinner could tell. Then Russell Lasson, who has become one of the COW's most popular authors and leaders, takes our readers into the intricacies and technical challenges of the world of Digital Cinema, using QubeCinema's QubeMaster Pro. Stereoscopic 3D production comes next, with Christopher Werronen unlocking some of the production issues in this rapidly unfolding new market. Last but not least by any means, Harry Pallenberg looks at his foray into the world of Film Festival Magic. It's both funny and informative. In this issue's Back Forty opinion column, Ron Lindeboom looks at the reasons for the success of Creative COW Magazine and answers the question: 'With some of the industry's magazines announcing that they are going to digital-only format, will the COW Magazine follow suit?'
  • Visual Effects

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  • The visual effects issue of Creative COW Magazine is filled with ideas, inspiration, techniques and projects from the world of visual effects. Featuring some of the top artists from television and film, the issue takes you inside the incredible visual feast that you see in Warner Bros' "Pushing Daisies" -- arguably the most beautiful television world ever created. Then go into the world of invisible effects, looking at the magic created that the audience will never see -- and why these kinds of effects are often more important than the visual and special effects that wow audiences. Also in this issue is an artist who shows how to improvise effects in the production crucible of on-set production -- meeting the needs of the production that weren't planned or storyboarded. Learn the power of shadow effects in your lighting. And in this issue, you will also learn about depth of field converters and the state of Blu-ray production.
  • Workflow 3.0

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    Workflow 3.0

    Workflow 3.0
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  • This issue of Creative COW Magazine is filled with great stories of actual productions and how they are created and the obstacles overcome using the methods outlined. Meet the team behind TV's Emmy® Award-winning South Park, and how they deliver their show, sometimes with minutes to spare before air time. Enabling the future of film production by collecting metadata on-set to empower VFX and editing workflows. Meet a production team of 9 people that handles THREE major network shows a week. A producer offers ways to Fix It In "Pre." And much more.
  • Non-Broadcast Production

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    Non-Broadcast Production

    Non-Broadcast Production
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  • The Non-Broadcast Production issue is filled with many great stories and techniques spanning a wide range of productions, including in-stadium sports television on massive HD screens, archiving 14 terabytes of classic Elvis video at Graceland, museum five-screen projections with dioramas, working with XDCAM HD at England's Wembley Stadium, creating the stage show for Journey's latest world tour, making cutting edge medical videos, creating top-notch real estate productions and many other projects. This issue's bonus feature is Creating HBO's The Wire, with a look at camera and shooting tricks and strategies -- along with many other techniques that went into creating this five-season HBO masterwork series.
  • Music Videos

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    Music Videos

    Music Videos
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  • The Music Videos issue is filled with examples of creative ideas, techniques and shooting styles that were used in some of the great music videos that you can see on TV, on YouTube and elsewhere. There are many examples of workflows, cameras, lighting techniques and other concepts that you will find useful, regardless if you are a producer, an editor, a compositor or work with cameras and lights. This is a great issue and one that we know you will find useful.
  • Commercials: History, Design and Production

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    Commercials: History, Design and Production

    Commercials: History, Design and Production
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  • In this issue of Creative COW Magazine, you will meet one of the men that made Max Headroom such an 80's icon. He'll share strategies and how it all came about, including some of the techniques used. One of the members of the legendary Robert Abel & Associates team takes you inside some of the earliest uses of CGI and how these commercial techniques preceded their later use in the world of film. You will also be taken inside a direct response advertising expert's world and how it works and why. You will also learn how one man made a commercial that you would swear used 3D software but doesn't. You will discover five ways to get control of your billings and make more money with less stress. Watch as one woman handles 11 deadlines a day -- and you thought you had it bad, eh? Learn an artist's secrets for high-end graphics workflows. And take a tour of drive technology of the past, the present and the future.
  • Film Values

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    Film Values

    Film Values
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  • Film Production Values Are Within Your Reach
  • Top Film and Video Pros Share Their Secrets for Getting the Look
  • Creativity: An Investment In Us
    Our teachers and mentors have given us insight and more
  • Acquiring Like Film: It's More Than 24fps
    There is far more to getting the film look than some suppose
  • Building a Cinematic Composite
    Getting the big screen look is sometimes placing the pieces
  • Don't Miss Your Shot!
    A top cinematographer shares from his career observations
  • Film Style Shooting Using the Canon XL H1 Or: Building the Frankenstein Camera
    An XL H1 that you will never forget
  • & much more...
  • Power of Artistic Passion

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    Power of Artistic Passion

    Power of Artistic Passion
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  • Power of Artistic Passion
  • Building a recording studio
  • Perfect Color-Keys: A Checklist
  • Cross Platform Workflows using the SheerVideo Codec
  • Making a Movie, Building a Universe
  • Why Adove Illustrator is a Video Tool
  • Outfitting a Remote Production Truck
  • To be or not to be... self-employed
  • Getting Your Film into Film Festivals
  • & much more...
  • Portable Media

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    Portable Media

    Portable Media
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  • Portable Media: Mini-Formats Are Big Business
  • How Mini-Media Is Changing the Tools and Means of Production
  • Blu-ray & HD-DVD In the Wake of Mini-Media
  • Radical Approaches to Acquiring for Mini-Media
  • Preserving Detail In Mini-Media Movies
  • Micro-Casting: Finding Your Niche
  • Building A Professional Machine Room
  • Building Websites That Win Clients
  • & much more...
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