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Digital Colorist Dave Franks Discusses VR Post-Production for Jaunt's "Pure McCartney VR" Digital colorist Dave Franks enjoys helping to deliver bleeding-edge projects, like director Tony Kaye's VR experience: 'Pure McCartney VR' - a five-part series of stereoscopic virtual reality (VR) experiences, produced by Jaunt Studios. Innovation in the delivery of musical content has been a passion for Paul McCartney, so the VR space was a perfect medium for him to collaborate with director Tony Kaye and Jaunt to release these episodes. Each one of them is a unique vignette of McCartney discussing the origins of some of his most iconic music and other anecdotes within environmental montages of his artwork, photographs, and related imagery. ...Read More »
Telling the History of St. Louis Organized under the banner of the Missouri Historical Society, the Missouri History Museum, the Library and Research Center, and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis are not your typical local history institutions. In addition to the main museum building, which houses public galleries, classrooms, and an auditorium, it also consists of a Library and Research Center. Here is housed a library, archives, artifacts, documents, photos and prints, moving images and sound. The institution also runs the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, which was builtas a local military museum honoring individuals from St. Louis who we lost in World War I. ...Read More »
4 TED Talks on Productivity By Seyran Dalipovski TED which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design was started back in the 80s as a private nonprofit organization. They had a simple message and that is "Ideas Worth Spreading". Over time and with the smartphone boom it has changed how we consume these TED Talks. They started to add the videos to their website back in 2006 and as of March 2016 have 2,400 talks to watch for free. Here are a handful of those talks focusing on issues with being productive and how you can overcome them. ...Read More »
Focusing on Creativity and Relationships with Events United and Blackmagic Design Where do musicians turn when they prepare carefully for gigs, only to find their performances ruined by poor production? They take matters into their own hands. That's what Tim Messina did when he founded Events United in Londonderry, NH. Events United is a full-service audiovisual production company specializing in houses of worship, concerts, theaters, corporate events, weddings, and other special events. ...Read More »
ASSIMILATE Releases SCRATCH v8.5 Update, Supporting RED's New 8k Weapon Helium Sensor and 8k VistaVision Always at the forefront of post-production support for the latest RED digital camera formats (www.red.com), ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH 8.5, build 909, now includes support for RED's new 8K Weapon Helium Sensor, as well as the 8K Weapon VistaVision-sized Sensor (full frame). Support includes the Log3G10 gamma space and REDWideGamutRGB color space. ...Read More »
Project Collaboration Software Can Help Your Business Run More Efficiently By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Eight platforms that improve the productivity and efficiency of teamwork. ...Read More »
ASSIMILATE Continues Fast Pace of Leading-Edge Functionality for SCRATCH Ecosystem with New SCRATCH 8.5 In its continued commitment to boost the creativity and productivity of creative professionals in digital cinema within a streamlined workflow, ASSIMILATE today announced SCRATCH 8.5, a significant update to its entire SCRATCH ecosystem. The new, real-time SCRATCH 8.5 ecosystem includes the SCRATCH 2D/3D post-production tools - dailies, conform, color grading, versioning, compositing, and finishing; SCRATCH Play for playback and review; and SCRATCH Web for cloud-based review and collaboration. ...Read More »
Content Insider #474 - New Creators By Miles Weston Video distribution has evolved over the years from a couple of channels to millions of channels. It is almost as though we are rapidly transitioning into a video-only world. With billions of cameraphone users stepping forward to ensure we don't miss a moment of the world around us (especially their awesome lives) the people who make their money distributing the stuff are grabbing as much as they can, as quickly as they can just to fill their "inventory." But when the newness wears off people will again become selective as to how they spend their time and want/view content that real filmmakers know how to capture/develop/deliver - great audio, outstanding video. Folks tastes will improve. They have to! ...Read More »
Top Etiquette Rules for Video Conferencing By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly What you need to know when the camera is on. ...Read More »
Beholder Gimbal By Ko Maruyama ikan has looked at the most common cameras that photographers use and given us the Beholder Gimbal. The gimbal stabilizes the movement of your arms against the weight of your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you're shooting video. Not all cameras bodies and lenses have the same weight, so ikan has created a grid for photographers to create their own custom rig. Depending on what you shoot with, some lenses may not offer a perfect balance. The rig is small enough to take with you everywhere you want to shoot video with your DSLR. ...Read More »
Hit Television Show MythBusters Goes Out with a Bang with Help from Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras By Scott Sorensen After 15 seasons, more than 280 episodes and countless explosions, the hit television show MythBusters aired its grand finale episode on March 5, 2016. For many years, the show had been answering questions and debunking myths and urban legends by putting them to the test, helping viewers find out which myths are true and which are not. And as with any grand finale, the show wanted to go out with a bang. Worried about camera coverage, Scott doubled the compliment of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to an even 20. "When it came to filming a mile-long path of destruction, adding additional Pocket cameras was an easy decision," he noted. "The Pocket cameras have become the backbone of our second camera arsenal over the last few years for this specific reason." ...Read More »
Inside Look at the CWs Fall TV Lineup By DMO Affiliate TV upfront season is wrapping up with the CW presentations taking place last, on Thursday. ?The Insider With Yahoo correspondent Michael Yo was on the red carpet catching up with the networks biggest stars. So what do they think about the superhero phenomenon that seems to be dominating CW shows? Another hot topic of conversation: Greg Berlanti, who has become the Shonda Rhimes of the CW by controlling 40 percent of the new fall lineup. Check out this video to hear from all the CW stars, and tune in to ?T ...Read More »
Colorist Mark Todd Osborne Navigates a Child's Fantasy "Audi TT: Reality? Check." The recent national ad campaign for the Audi TT from MediaCom, the agency behind the concept, features the iconic sports car racing through rugged terrain and busy cities alike. The spot enters the mind of a child, and as he races his toy car around a track and imagines a full-throttle adventure of challenging terrain and jaw-dropping stunts, the Audi TT achieves it in real life. Mirroring the boy's movements, the spot cuts to real life shots of the Audi TT racing on the edges of cliffs, through dense forests of tall pines, around jagged boulders and hairpin turns, as well as through the nighttime streets of San Francisco, weaving through trollies, traffic and tractor trailers. ...Read More »
Hands-on with the $15,000 Stealth Machines NightHawk 2 By IDG.TV This PC is styled after a "stealth fighter" and packs 24 CPU cores and two graphics cards. ...Read More »
Concorso Villa dEste BMW Concept Roadster and historical motorcycles By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste MINI Superleggera Vision By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste Maserati V4 Sport By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Car Exhibition at Villa dEste Lancia Aprilia Type 239 By DMO Affiliate The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso dEleganza Villa dEste 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this years Trofeo BMW Group for Best of Show to the Maserati 450 S from 1956. The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa dOro Villa dEste, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931. In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso dEleganza Design Award went to the Maserati Alfieri, and the highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport. ...Read More »
Six Innovative Technologies For Business at CES 2016 By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Its fun to geek out. Heres what the future holds for business gadgets and software. ...Read More »
How to Streamline Your Mobile Workforce Operations By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly From mobile workforce management software to mobile apps for salespeople, technology can help you save time and boost sales. ...Read More »
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