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The Music Bed Wants Your Short Film Ideas
Aug11

The Music Bed Wants Your Short Film Ideas

What I would like to tell you about today is a new contest they are running, looking for your short film ideas. Pitch your idea of a film you want to create, and the public will vote on which films they want to see.

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Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy
Jul02

Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy

Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.

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Color Correction Made Easy
Jun25

Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.

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The Music Bed – New Look for Music Licensing
Mar10

The Music Bed – New Look for Music Licensing

They’ve just relaunched The Music Bed website, and it’s really changing the music licensing game.

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Adobe Creative Cloud for the Indy Creative
Aug28

Adobe Creative Cloud for the Indy Creative

A review of Adobe Creative Cloud for the independent creative

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Dark Energy for After Effects
May22

Dark Energy for After Effects

Lance Maurer and his team at Cinnafilm developed the Dark Energy Suite, a revolutionary texture management system. This is how I was able to seamlessly cut film and the Canon 5D MkII together on Act of Valor.

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The Music Bed App for iPad and iPhone
Apr09

The Music Bed App for iPad and iPhone

The Music Bed has just released a cool little iOS app and it is a fantastic way to research what music you want for your project while you are mobile.

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Thoughts on Music for Filmmakers
Feb28

Thoughts on Music for Filmmakers

Po Chan and Lydia Hurlbut share their thoughts on the importance of music.

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Editing “The Ticket”
Dec27

Editing “The Ticket”

By Dan Liu. As an editor, it is the best feeling knowing that you will have great material to work with. After talking with Po and Shane, I was very excited about working on The Ticket, as I knew it would have great material in spades.

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“Act of Valor” Workflow and Post Production
May18

“Act of Valor” Workflow and Post Production

My name is Mike McCarthy, and as the production engineer for Act of Valor, I worked with Shane and his team in developing solutions to the obstacles presented by early DSLR filmmaking, both on set and in post.

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“Those Kisses” Music on “The Ticket”
May08

“Those Kisses” Music on “The Ticket”

The running scene in “The Ticket” that uses my song “Those Kisses” reminds me why I got into the business of making music for films.

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Po Chan’s vision for “The Ticket” discussed on the Digital Convergence Podcast
May03

Po Chan’s vision for “The Ticket” discussed on the Digital Convergence Podcast

In this special edition of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick delves deep into the mind and vision of Po Chan – a remarkable visual story teller, artist, and director of both “The Last Three Minutes” and “The Ticket.”

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7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction
Jan20

7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction

Color correction is just one step of the entire filmmaking process…but oh, what a difference it can make. You can […]

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Dark Energy: Lightning in a Bottle for the HDSLR Revolution
Aug06

Dark Energy: Lightning in a Bottle for the HDSLR Revolution

Over the last 6 months, I have been under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with a company out of […]

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Little Things Make the Big Difference – Editing in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5
Jul01

Little Things Make the Big Difference – Editing in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5

About a month ago, Shane asked me to join the Elite Team as his editor. There’s an old saying: […]

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Editing Shane by Vashi Nedomansky
Feb18

Editing Shane by Vashi Nedomansky

The first time I met Shane was at Bandito Brothers last year, when he asked me to edit “The Last 3 Minutes.” I had worked for the Banditos as a freelance editor for 3 years and had cut […]

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In Praise of Dissent:  Adobe CS5 Paves The Way
Dec02

In Praise of Dissent: Adobe CS5 Paves The Way

Dissent: Voicing opinions that conflict with those that are commonly accepted or officially espoused.

When my Elite Team and I started blazing this trail, we had already become dissenters. We embraced a technology that in Hollywood was a joke, a fad, not viable. This is one of the great…

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Color Grading the 5D MKII for Case Combines
Jul16

Color Grading the 5D MKII for Case Combines

There have been so many great comments on the BTS of the Case Tractor commercial that I wanted to share the 30 second spot with you. I am always comparing the 5D to Reversal Film Stock because you have to get it close in camera.

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HurlBlog Technology Guru: Mike McCarthy Part II
Apr24

HurlBlog Technology Guru: Mike McCarthy Part II

Here is the much anticipated post-production work flow blog that you have been asking for from Mike McCarthy, our technology guru. Please visit Mike’s site at hd4pc.com for even more in-depth technical information on the post-production work flow process.

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HurlBlog Technology Guru: Mike McCarthy Part I
Apr05

HurlBlog Technology Guru: Mike McCarthy Part I

I am Mike McCarthy, the Director of Technology at Bandito Brothers. I have been working with Bandito Brothers since the company started in 2006, and have been involved with projects using almost any format imaginable. (Film, SR, HDCam, XD, EX, P2, Red, Si2K, and DSLR among others) I work with many different hardware and software companies through their beta and development programs, to find the best solutions to the work flow problems presented by new formats and tools. I also document many of the solutions I come across on my own website hd4pc.com, and do occasional consulting work for companies that are trying to adapt their existing work flow to new tools and formats.

At Bandito Brothers, we have been working with Shane over the past year or so, to really push the Canon DSLR work flow to the limits. This is in regards to both visual quality and organizational efficiency, factors which are both critical to being able to scale the Canon DSLR video work flow up to larger projects. Hopefully the things we have learned from this process, and presented here, will be of benefit to others who are sure to find themselves in similar situations.

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