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What an incredible last 30 days it has been. We have had 2.2 million visits by visitors that are quickly heading towards 1.5 million absolutely unique visitors, according to Google Analytics. We are also on a countdown to cross the 100,000 visits a day marker, having just crossed into the 90,000s. At our present rate of growth, we may even be crossing over before the end of June.

Our new Demo Reels section has now seen some of our reels exceed 3,600 views and there are many that are quickly nearing or exceeding the 1,000 views level. There are some fabulous reels in the new Demo Reels area, so don't forget to visit it soon.

And don't forget to visit our new Magazine website, which has been totally redesigned and is one of the showcases of great content here at Creative COW. Our new issue on Stereoscopic 3D is about to be released in a day or two, so keep your eyes open for it.

Thank you to all of our members and sponsors for being a part of all of this. We are amazed at the growth and want you all to know that we appreciate your confidence and your involvement, and we have more new things coming soon to help support your business and your craft.
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Demo Reels Feed

We've been hard at work expanding our new demo reels section and now your demo reel will auto-load into your services offered listing, showing potential clients your work and expertise as only a video can.

If you would like to see an example of a services offered listing with the new demo reel auto-embedding feature, please see

The new demo reels section has been growing rapidly and the level of some of the reels is simply astounding and here are a few of the best reels we have seen...

Thomas Horne's demo reel from the USA.
Sascha Verwiebe's reel from Germany.
Glow Studios' reel from Moldava.

This reel from Lab Rats Multimedia just came in and is a really fine reel from a company in Puerto Rico. Great work.

We'd also like to give a tip of the ole cow hat to Dan Parsons, whose Director of Photography reel is spectacular. Great work, Dan.

If you haven't voted on any of the reels, please take some time to visit as it is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas of Creative COW. The work is inspiring and many of the reels are very impressive.

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COW Demo Reels

Tired of having your reel rescaled to 320 wide, or smaller? Can't see your reel because it got compressed so small that it's tough for you and the audience to see or read what is there? Well, we are happy to announce that Creative COW's new DEMO REELS area is now open and supports the largest reel sizes of any site that we have seen in this industry. And if you upload a file that meets our largest supported size (see instructions just below), and you click on the movie player's View in Full-Screen mode button, you will have a marquee for your work that we haven't found anywhere else in the industry.

What can you upload? Your reel can be anywhere up to 900 pixels wide -- that's three- to four-times the size of what you find on competing sites. And if you upload your files as 900 wide and in either Flash or H.264 formats, you won't lose a pixel because our mechanism will upload them without having to recompress your reel. And you can upload up to 50MB for your reel. So, 900 pixels wide, 50MBs or smaller, in Flash or H.264, and you don't have to recompress. Now, that's stylin'.

COW Demo Reels

Right now, you can visit the REELS section to see Demo Reels, Promotional videos, Movie Shorts, and the latest products in the Sponsors Showcase.

In the next few weeks, we will be developing additional Demo Reels section features that will allow for even more types of media, and in even more categories. So visit the new Demo Reels section today and upload your own work, or vote on your favorites.

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Energize Your Business

Creative COW's "Services Offered" area has already brought many jobs to a wide range of users in many production fields and types. You can add your company's listing at no charge. Add your logo and links to your site, or embed a Vimeo or YouTube reel -- or upload it to Creative COW and we will host it for you. Again, no charge.

We will be greatly enhancing our jobs functionality and our Services Offered area, and you will not want to be left out of what's just around the corner -- so visit the Services Offered area of and introduce yourself and your talents. It won't cost you anything but a little bit of time. And with the COW's incredible traffic levels, it's a smart thing to do.

Visit to create your own listing.
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Multi-Language COW

FLAGS! You may have noticed all the new flags around The COW. They represent all of the multi-language support that we have added to Creative COW. There are flags that represent English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi -- with others planned for later as we develop the new translator refinements in the days ahead.

While the translations are not perfect, we have worked to isolate words like trademarks, products and other words that should not be translated, while keeping the words that should be translated. From what we are hearing from members, while it may not be perfect it is understandable and people can communicate across language barriers and get support from the vast worldwide community of Creative COW.

WANT TO HELP? If you would like to help us refine the new translation features in the COW and you are comfortable with your native language and English, please write us at and we will be happy to add you to the development team.

Creative COW has always meant Creative Communities of the World, and this is just another step in building the world's greatest pasture for media professionals around the world. So if you have friends that couldn't take part in the COW because of language barriers, well, it just got a whole lot friendlier for our international friends to join in the COW -- so invite them and let them know of the new language features.

All of us on the COW Team would like to give a nod of the COW ears to Abraham Chaffin for writing this latest addition to the COW interface and also Google, whose search engine has been very busy cataloging all of the new pages available in the various languages. So far, some of our languages have as many as 70,000+ pages that have been searched and cataloged by Google -- making these pages available to media professionals around the world in a wide range of languages. Thank you, Google Team, we appreciate your support.

The world just got a little bit smaller.
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NAB News

NAB 2009 brought a lot of news to COW members and in today's newsletter we are doing something a little bit different...

There is just too much news to send it all in a newsletter, so for your convenience, we are linking today's newsletter to the COW's News Center.

In this newsletter you will find links to both the NAB 2009 news in its entirety, as well as breaking out the news by company. Just click the appropriate link for all of the NAB 2009 news, or click a company logo to see just the news from the companies that you are most interested in.

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Stereoscopic 3D

In this episode of Hollywood: Under the Hood and Behind the Scenes, Masters of Stereoscopic 3D Storytelling, host David Roth Weiss takes Creative COW members into the world of Stereoscopic 3D with more video interviews with the team at Dreamworks Animation, talking about their smash hit Monsters vs Aliens. In this article, David includes more video from Dreamworks and looks at early 3D film experiments, such as 1953's House of Wax -- which the Dreamworks team affectionately pays homage to in Monsters vs Aliens.

Creative COW Magazine Stereoscopic 3D Issue Update: Tim Wilson is hard at work working with many companies at work in the world of Stereoscopic 3D which you will read about in the forthcoming Stereoscopic 3D issue of Creative COW Magazine. You won't want to miss it, it's going to be a great issue. We'd tell you what's going to be in it, but then we'd give away all our secrets, wouldn't we?

New Stereoscopic 3D forum joins the COW: Our friends at SpectSoft, who have been working with the Blue Sky team to support the upcoming ICE AGE 3D, have agreed to help us launch a new Stereoscopic 3D forum in Creative COW. So if you have been wanting to find others that are working in 3D or if you are new and have some questions, please drop by the new forum that joins the new line-up, today.

And don't forget to join David Roth Weiss and the Masters of Stereoscopic 3D Storytelling, David's newest addition to our expanding coverage of the rapidly developing world of Stereoscopic 3D.
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Roundtripping with Final Cut

Final Cut Studio integration -- it's a beautiful thing. You can create Soundtrack Pro and Motion sequences right on your Final Cut Pro timeline, then launch those applications to add all their juicy goodness to your FCP projects. If you need to tweak those sequences once you're back in FCP, you're just a click away. But do you know WHICH click? Jiggy Gaton, The COW's man in Nepal, offers two guided tours to get you exactly where you need to go, to do exactly what you need to do. Ready to make your FCP timelines sing with Soundtrack Pro in FCP? Start here. And if you're ready to get your FCP timelines in Motion, start here.
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Creative COW Magazine

Creative COW invites you to download the newest issue of Creative COW Magazine. The GAMES Issue is filled with great content and surprises, even for those of you that do not work in games production. You will find the issue is filled with inspiring tips and techniques, the kind of real world content that professional content creators and editors have come to expect from Creative COW Magazine. It's why the magazine has become the fastest growing and most important publication in the market. If you have missed it in the past, download a copy and see why people are saying things like:

"I have to admit that, when I first heard about the magazine, I was a little skeptical... 'What can a magazine offer that I can't find online?' But all you guys have done is create the single best magazine in our field. Period. Much, much congratulations!" -- Christian Glawe, editor/compositor

"I just wanted to tell you that your 'New Visions' edition is the best issue of any industry magazine I've read since the [Directors Guild of America] DGA stopped publishing Action." -- Jim Long, Pegasus Productions

And now we've built a new magazine site interface that is as serious as the magazine we make. In it, we have brought our readers and members the most fluid interface of any magazine site that we have seen online anywhere in the world. The interface is so logical and immediate, that you will likely not need any instructions on how to use it -- it is that intuitive. So swing by and have a look, you will find the new site online at:
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Running the Sahara

Running 4300 miles across the world's largest desert sounds impossible. But once Academy Award-winning director James Moll heard that three guys were going to try, he knew he had to hear - and tell - their story. In this "Creative COW Magazine" expanded interview, James talks about the incredible journey of both the runners and the filmmakers, while also offering insights into filmmaking, storytelling, and the frame.

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