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Captain America: The First Avenger (Revisited)

Captain America: The First Avenger (Revisited)

This 2011 article by Debra Kaufman was the first time we'd ever seen a single story that looked at the work of all of the effects houses that worked on a motion picture, laying out precisely what they did. Visual effects have grown up considerably in the years since then, but Debra's story still holds up, as indeed does Captain America: The First Avenger itself, and its vfx work. While this chapter of the Steve Rogers story is (apparently?) turning its final page, we only have one prediction to make: that this will continue to be one of the most popular stories in the Creative COW Library, as it has been since Debra wrote it in 2011!

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 26, 2019 at 9:00:59 am

Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro

Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro

How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look!

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 14, 2019 at 9:32:14 am

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, VFX artists and sound engineers. DaVinci Resolve 16 public beta is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 8, 2019 at 8:51:34 pm

Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019

Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019

Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration; HyperDeck Extreme 8K broadcast deck with advanced H.265 recording, touch screen interface, internal cache, built in scopes, HDR, and traditional deck control; and the URSA Mini Pro G2 camera featuring new electronics, Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 300 fps high frame rate shooting, and Blackmagic RAW -- for prices even lower than how low your jaw just dropped reading them.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 8, 2019 at 8:29:25 pm

Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation at NAB 2019 Meets Heavy Demands of Today's Video Professionals

Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation at NAB 2019 Meets Heavy Demands of Today's Video Professionals

Ahead of the 2019 NAB Show, Adobe today announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 3, 2019 at 1:00:00 pm

The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña

The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña

Going from talking physical preparedness and emotional wellness in years past, this guide from Kylee Peña dives a little deeper into balancing what seems to be a hot label to give yourself these days: being an introvert. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, but think carefully when it comes to big conferences. Are you selling yourself short before you give yourself a chance to warm up?

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Posted by: Creative COW on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:51:21 pm

NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)

NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)

Our annual visit to a classic overview from Kylee Peña about what it really takes to not just survive this overwhelming, massive experience -- but actually thrive!

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Posted by: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:57:58 pm

New ALEXA Mini LF Expands ARRI’s Large-Format Camera System

New ALEXA Mini LF Expands ARRI’s Large-Format Camera System

ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best overall image quality for large-format shooting, and features three internal motorized FSND filters, 12 V power input, extra power outputs, a new Codex Compact Drive, and a new MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:55:08 pm

Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds"

Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds"

"The Seven Worlds" is the latest advertising epic short directed by Ridley Scott, a marvelous odyssey spanning surreal scenes inspired by the seven tasting notes of Hennessy premium X.O. cognacac. Realizing Scott's unparalleled vision required a masterful team and state-of-the-art technology to assist, that's where London's The Mocap Studio team came in. The mobile motion capture specialists lent their expertise to the project, using Xsens MVN inertial technology to help capture a human performer on-location in the heart of a Czech forest.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:47:11 pm

Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020

Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020

Today Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. The new release revamps the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility.

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Posted by: Creative COW on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:08:23 pm

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