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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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Reels :: DVD's :: Articles / Tutorials :: Industry News :: Top Threads :: Podcast :: Events :: New Leaders :: Featured :: Jobs

Panasonic Review

With this edition of the Creative COW Newsletter, we'd like to introduce our readers to Helmut Kobler, our newest member of the COW Team and author of many articles you may have read in magazines like Millimeter, Wired and others. He has also been the author of three editions of Final Cut Pro for Dummies.

In this review, Helmut explores the P2 Rapid Writer and gives his report to Creative COW members. You can read Helmut's report in his first article for Creative COW, online here.


Abel Cine Tech

Reels and Videos
Romaniademo reel
Reel 5.0 by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Over 16 years of experience in US and Europe, showcased in a few minutes....

United Statesdemo reel
Brigitte Stanovick's Beauty Reel by Andrea Zavareei
Brigitte's post-production reel that I edited for her....

Polanddemo reel
Emily Dickinson's Much Madness - making of by Michal Jaskulski
Making of the multiply awarded music video "Emily Dickinson's Much Madness" directed by Michal Jaskulski The video includes pre, production...

United Statesdemo reel
Tony Wise - Picture Editor Reel 2010 by tony wise
Highlight reel encompassing my feature film, commercial, and new media projects. I would appreciate any feedback. Do you get a sense of th...

Canadademo reel
Drew Eilers Motion Design Reel 2010 by Drew Eilers
Motion design, animation, graphic design, motion graphics...

Reels and Videos at reels.creativecow.net

COW Master Series Training DVD's
Moving with MotionMoving with Motion
with Host Stephen Smith. NOW IN STOCK!!

Learn more, Watch the Video Here.


In this DVD, respected COW leader Stephen Smith gives users a comprehensive look at Motion, part of the Final Cut Studio Suite. He explores the cameras, lights, behaviors, time remapping, particles, shapes and masks. Also included are in-depth looks at paint, as well as advanced motion tracking.

View all COW Training DVD's at CreativeCOWTraining.Com


Recent Articles
Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2)
In this article, CreativeCOW leader Helmut Kobler reviews Panasonic's AJ-HRW10 P2 Rapid Writer, which is designed to simplify the process of offloading P2 cards to multiple hard drives, especially as you work in the field.
Helmut Kobler
Adobe After Effects
Ben reveals not only the easy steps to giving a lens flare an alpha channel for exporting, but also explains what premultiplication means. With this understanding, you may more easily solve some of your trickier compositing problems. In most programs, such as Nuke, Fusion, or Shake, you control premultiplication and predivison manually. Since After Effects does this all for you, it can become very frustrating if you are accustomed to doing this manually and find that you cannot in AE. This tutorial will explain a little background information on how compositing applications create a composite.
Ben Rollason
Adobe After Effects
Ben Rollason demonstrates how to do subtract and divide blending modes in Adobe After Effects CS4 and below. CS5 now features the subtract and divide blending modes, which makes this process much easier, but if you are using an earlier version, Ben's tutorial enables you to accomplish these same effects with just a few simple steps.

Ben suggests that now that people are creating new CS5 projects with built-in subtract and divide blending modes, there may be a call to 'retrofit' these options to earlier versions.
Ben Rollason
Adobe After Effects
In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to make rotoscoping easy with the new rotobrush in After Effects CS5.
Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to use repousse in Photoshop CS5 to create 3-D text or extruded elements.
Richard Harrington
In part 4 of this Maya tutorial series, Arkadiy Demchenko shows another example scene with a tower blowing up into pieces. Only Maya 2009+ passes system is used in this example.
Arkadiy Demchenko
Adobe After Effects
In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you how to utilize the 64-bit enhancements in After Effects CS5.
Richard Harrington
Adobe Photoshop
In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington shows you the new and improved camera raw decode engine in Photoshop CS5.
Richard Harrington

View these and more articles at the Creative COW Library


Industry News
Luca Visual FX Joins FxFactory Development Partner Program; Releases Light Box 1.0

IMAGICA implements FilmLight’s Baselight Colour Grading

MusicRevolution.com, An Innovative New Online Marketplace For Production Music, Announces Launch

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 7 in San Francisco

Rhino Evolves with New Talent and Major Studio Features

Tiffen Releases Two New Domke Bags to Line


OConnor Supports 3D IMAX Camera for Neihouse Hubble Shoot

DVFilm Releases Raylight for Mac 3.0

Dulce Systems Introduces PRO RXd Series Arrays

Storage Industry Executives prepare for Networking and BizDev opportunities at TheBDEvent June 2010

The Motion training DVD “Moving with Motion” receives high praises from Kenstone.net

Petrol Bags™ Intros Cambio Camera Carrier/Support System

Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1 Introduced

Element Technica Delivers Its 50th Quasar 3D Rig

Jeff Blodgett Joins Brickyard VFX as Executive Producer

New Software Module Provides Crestron Control of FOR-A HD/SD Switcher

Beast Chicago Signs Editor Sean Berringer, Gets a Beauty of a New Home

Slovak Radio Implements NOA mediARC™ to Secure Audio Archive, Support Production Efficiency

RE:Vision Effects releases FieldsKit and ReelSmart Motion Blur FxPlug versions for Final Cut Pro

wondertouch By GenArts Ships ParticleIllusion For After Effects On Mac

Kickstand Unleashes “Creatures”

Barco Wins Six Awards at CRTA Science and Technology Innovation Award 2010

FOR-A Collects Two Awards at NAB 2010

Advanced Broadcast Solutions Collaborates With Pebble Beach Systems To Provide Automation Solutions

SSL Announces Collaboration With Optocore At NAB 2010

For more industry news, visit COW News & Press Releases

Blackmagic Design

Top Threads
Adobe After Effects Forum
Crash Report - anybody read these?
When I quit AE, the program generates a crash report...

Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
LOW Audio levels from Pro Tools
I recently received an AIFF voice track from an audio facility using protools...

Business & Marketing Forum
How did we ever miss hiring THIS guy?
I've seen a number of interns go by, from high schoolers to postgrads...

Sony Vegas Forum
Best PNG or JPEG settings to use in Vegas, from Photoshop
So, I am running into memory issues when rendering projects with a lot of pics involved...

AJA Kona - Mac Forum
Playback done on a plasma TV
I currently use a plasma TV for playback out of my KONA 3...


Subscribe with iTunesBlender Podcast
The Blender 3D Survival Guide - Part 10
by Paolo Ciccone
(27:39) -- 4/26/2010

In this episode of the Blender Survival Guide we explore in detail how to edit existing keyframes for a simple animation. The video shows how to re-time portions of the animation, how to add hold keyframes, how to create loopable animations and more... -
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Broadcast Pix

Upcoming Events
Feb 1, '10 - Apr 29, '10
Toronto ON Canada
LIFT's Winter 2010 Workshops
Apr 15, '10 - Apr 29, '10
Jamaica Plain MA United States
New Media Curious Experimental Moving Images Festival
Apr 28, '10 - Apr 30, '10
Singapore Singapore
ICA Colorist Strategies, at Media Village Singapore
May 1, '10
Manhattan New York United States
A Filmmaker's Guide To Color - Masterclass
Apr 25, '10 - May 1, '10
Rockport ME United States
Introductory 2D Animation -- Workshop
May 5, '10
Boston MA United States
Learning Lab Series: Chromakey x Three
May 3, '10 - May 5, '10
Singapore Singapore
ICA/Media Village, DaVinci Resolve training class
May 6, '10
Los Angeles CA United States
LA Web Professionals Group May 2010 meeting - Adobe Creative Suite 5 Launch Meeting featuring Adobe's Rick Miller
May 8, '10
Boulder CO
Dreamweaver Hands-On Intensive - Class
May 2, '10 - May 8, '10
Rockport ME United States
Websites for Photographers -- Workshop
May 2, '10 - May 8, '10
Rockport ME United States
Intermediate 2D Animation -- Workshop
May 7, '10 - May 9, '10
New York NY United States
Video DSLR Fundamentals Workshop Returns! May 7th - 9th
May 7, '10 - May 9, '10
Erie PA United States
Spirit Quest Film Festival
May 10, '10
Boulder CO
WordPress - Installing & Getting Started
May 11, '10
Boulder CO
Greenscreen Video Techniques - Workshop

View more events at events.creativecow.net

New Leaders
Helmut Kobler Helmut Kobler
Los Angeles, CA USA

Los Angeles, CA USA
Ben Rollason Ben Rollason
London, England

Contributing Editor

London,  England

See more of our COW Team at leaders.creativecow.net


Featured Leader Featured Tutorial
Meet Steven Jenkins
Steven Jenkins

Steven Jenkins has been a full-time Quality Control Lab Technician for 15 years. He says that, "In my spare time, I've been learning about graphics, starting with Photoshop and Illustrator. I became involved with After Effects about five years ago and progressed to 3d shortly after that. I learned 3 more...
Creating Surreal Clouds without Plug-ins

In this tutorial, Jayse will show you another way of creating moving clouds using Adobe After Effects 5 without needing extra plug-ins. If you are unfamiliar with simple 3d in After Effects 5, you may more...

Get help with, or discuss this tutorial in the COW's Adobe After Effects Forum.


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