December 7, 2016
ZERO FX: The Magic You Won't See In The Magnificent Seven

ZERO FX takes Creative COW readers inside the invisible effects used to create the powerful vistas and settings used in The Magnificent Seven. But the real magic is in what you don't see. If you have never seen invisible effects, that is the whole point and the real power and beauty is in their invisibility. The Magnificent Seven is filled with these kinds of effects, here are just a few of them...
12 Things I Know About Business at 55 That I Wish I'd Known at 25 * Business & Marketing * Nick Griffin
12 Things I Know About Business at 55 That I Wish I'd Known at 25 12 Things I Know About Business at 55 That I Wish Id Known at 25 appeared in Creative COW Magazine and was one of our most popular articles. It is a true timeless classic in which COW leader, contributing editor, and Senior Business Adviser to Creative COW, Nick Griffin shares wisdom he's learned the hard way in over 30 years in business. His experience will help you to avoid mistakes, manage clients, and prepare yourself to achieve your greatest success.
Don Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIED * RED Camera * COW News
Don Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIED Don Burgess, ASC trusts Light Iron. His last seven films can attest, so Burgess chose Light Iron to support him again with digital dailies and post finishing services on Allied. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the World War II-set film sees an intelligence officer's romance with a French Resistance fighter tested when high command thinks a double agent might be in play.
Microsoft Surface Studio: Does It Out-Mac the Mac? *  * Ronald Lindeboom
The day before Apple was set to announce their big news for the year, Microsoft introduced their own big news and for some Mac users -- no, not... more
How To Create Better Live Surgical Broadcasts * Art of the Edit * Greg Ondera
Greg Ondera produces, directs, and edits medical video programs specializing in surgical procedures. From his wide ranging experience in the medical sciences and broadcast arts, Greg shows you... more
News: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announces Nominees in Television Categories
HBO Leads with Five Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be revealed here on February 4, 2017, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. more
OTT IPTV and Streaming News
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News: GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
Introduced last month, JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete acquisition-to-streaming distribution solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, including local governments, schools, and videographers.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new JVC VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform, new fiber studio system for its GY-HM890 ProHD cameras, and a number of other products and services at the Government Video Expo 2016 (Booth 102), which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. more
Sound and Audio News
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News: Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award
2017 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 19th
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announces that it will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of Water is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 19th in Los Angeles. more
Storage and Archiving News
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News: EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving. more
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News: 2016 Government Video Expo, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
20th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo ( will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop. more
Games and Interactive News
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News: Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®. more
Education and Training News
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News: FUJIFILM's First NAB Speaker Series Includes Noted Cinematographers
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will hold its first-ever speaker series, featuring some of the industry’s top cinematography professionals, during the NAB convention. Speakers will represent a wide range of FUJINON lens users, including noted feature film, wildlife, and large-venue concert cinematographers. NAB runs from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. more
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