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.|
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Articles in this Issue
|South Park: TV's Longest Week|
An animated show that completes an entire episode, from writing to air, in only six days? Delivered to the network with only minutes to spare? Meet the producers and editors of South Park, winner of 3 Emmys, a Peabody Award for Excellence and many more, as they take you inside the tools and technologies enabling one of the most pressure-packed workflows imaginable.
People / Interview 03/17/2009
Author: Tim Wilson
|One Team. Three Network Shows. Every Week.|
Creative Cow Contributing Editor Zed Saeed has helped create pioneering Final Cut Pro workflows for major feature films and episodic TV production. This year, he and the team at DigitalFilm Tree faced their biggest challenge yet: posting 3 major shows, for 3 different networks, every week -- with the same small team that used to do just one. How do they do it? World-class workflow management.
Author: Zed Saeed
Art of the Edit|
|Metadata & The Future of Filmmaking|
Dave Stump, ASC has worked as a DP, effects cinematographer and VFX supervisor on dozens of films including Quantum of Solace, X-men and X-men 2, The Bourne Identity, Army of Darkness, Star Trek: First Contact, Batman Forever and many more. He chairs the American Society of Cinemtagraphers subcommittees on Cameras, and Metadata. In this expanded version of an interview first published in Creative Cow Magazine, Dave describes a possible future for filmmaking -- faster, less expensive, and more creative -- as cameras and metadata come together.
Author: Dave Stump, ASC
Art of the Edit|
|Fix it in Pre : Workflow Starts Before the Shooting Does|
Looking for smooth shoots even on extreme locations? Want a pain-free post? 24P, film look, Depth of Field converter, advanced compositing and sound design -- its all here. In this Creative Cow Magazine extra from the Workflow 3.0 issue, Carl Larsen shows you how to avoid problems through planning, along with invaluable tips for cinematic storytelling on a tight schedule.
Author: Carl Larsen
|Cows Around the World|
The 'W' in COW stands for 'world,' and we really mean it. Here are reports from Cows in Russia, India, the Netherlands and Canada about what they do, and what they're working on.
People / Interview 10/03/2008
Writers in this Issue