Divergence Issue : Creative COW Magazine
52 pg, approx 19MB
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.
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Articles in this Issue
Every now and then, a hype word comes along that actually means something... Divergence is fun for us as media consumers. It’s a nightmare for us as media makers, though. 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.
Author: Tim Wilson
|Shooting True First-Person Interviews|
Tom Miller, a 20 year cinematographer, shares some of his interview secrets with Creative COW members. Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning documentary film "Fog of War", where Robert McNamara looks directly into the lens as he talks about the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam War, Tom moves to recreate this unnerving and powerful effect in his own work. Draw from Tom's vast expertise to communicate with your audience in a memorable experience.
Feature, People / Interview 09/21/2010
Author: Thomas Miller
A South African team applies the robotic motion-control expertise it has gained in live-action production to stop-motion shooting of stereographic motion plates on a 14:1 miniature set.
Feature, People / Interview 09/21/2010
Author: Peter Constan-tatos
|Sound Design for the Web|
The creative minds behind the web's existential comedy series "Coma, Period." talk about their craft and the challenges of designing the sounds heard inside a character's subconscious.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview 09/21/2010
Author: Rick Castaneda
|Social Media - Is it real?|
A onetime skeptic, and in some ways still one, Richard Harrington has found intriguing ways to build his business -- and yours -- using social media.
Feature, People / Interview, Business 09/21/2010
Author: Richard Harrington
|Digital Cinema Comes of Age|
A long list of native features & supported formats are just a couple of the reasons Gary Adcock gives for believing that Digital Cinema Comes of Age.
Review, Feature, People / Interview 09/21/2010
Author: Gary Adcock
Letters to the COW Team|
|Divergence in Broadcast Distribution|
Read Ron Lindeboom's Back 40 Column from our Divergence Issue, in which he explores the rapidly changing face and pace of broadcast television programming distribution.
Author: Ron Lindeboom
Writers in this Issue