New Visions Issue : Creative COW Magazine

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Creative COW Magazine : New Visions Issue
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?'

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Articles in this Issue

The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of PixelsThe Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging, led the team that created the Genesis camera, was responsible for the F900 "Star Wars" camera, and continues to play a leading role in guiding future digital cinema technologies. In this wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation from 2009, John cuts through what he calls the intentional obfuscation of "marketing pixels," and explores the range of high resolution and high frame rate options that are becoming available to filmmakers.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview   07/29/2009
Author: John Galt
Indie Film & Documentary
Film Festival MagicFilm Festival Magic

After 3 years working on their labor of love, Harry and his partners tasted the full range of film festival experiences, some more magical than others...

Feature   02/27/2009
Author: Harry Pallenberg
Stereoscopic 3D
Stereoscopic 3DStereoscopic 3D

The tools for creating 3D stereoscopic movies are now amazingly affordable. A few challenges remain, but you can easily see the possibilities. In this Creative COW Magazine article Christopher Werronen takes you through the process of making a movie destined for Stereoscopic 3D.

Feature   02/26/2009
Author: Christopher Werronen
Business & Marketing
The Secret to Success in Hard Times - TenacityThe Secret to Success in Hard Times - Tenacity

Grinner Hester will never tell you success comes easy...or fast. After 25 years in the game, he's learned success never comes at all, unless you keep going. In this Creative COW Magazine article, Grinner discusses tenacity and how it is the secret to success in hard times.

Feature, Business   02/23/2009
Author: Grinner Hester
Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2)
AVC-Intra and the Panasonic AJ-HPX2000AVC-Intra and the Panasonic AJ-HPX2000

In this Creative COW Magazine article, Jeremy Garchow discusses his experience using the AVC-Intra codec and the Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 camera on an overseas production project.

Review, Feature   02/19/2009
Author: Jeremy Garchow
Creative COW Magazine feedback
21st Century Cinema: An indie look at Digital Cinema21st Century Cinema: An indie look at Digital Cinema

You may have heard that digital cinema is coming, and that it will be big. Both are true, and Creative Cow leader Russell Lasson is one of the people making it happen. Here is a look at how digital cinema works, and how one indie company is building their business around it. Also, a closer look at professional-strength Windows on Mac workflows.

Feature   01/27/2009
Author: Russell Lasson
Nuke - An Introduction for After Effects UsersNuke - An Introduction for After Effects Users

Nuke, the new compositing tool from The Foundry, is rapidly becoming a favorite in high-end film production. Its price also offers an easy entry for indie producers who want to create better work, faster and more powerfully. This guided tour of Nuke for AE users, along with tips for leveraging your AE experience in the brave Nuke world of VFX creation will help you discover Nuke.

Review, Tutorial   01/20/2009
Author: Pete O'Connell

Writers in this Issue

Christopher WerronenGrinner HesterHarry PallenbergJeremy GarchowJohn GaltPete ORonald LindeboomRussell LassonTim Wilson
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