Compositing tour-de-force Motion introduced at NAB 2004 It was day 2 of the biggest tech-fest in the world, NAB 2004 in fabulous Las Vegas. As our team of steely-eyed reporters searched every nook and cranny for the big stories, we all converged in a private suite where the Apple wizards held court. Find out what …

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By Keiko Beatie Ferenc Toth’s Unknown Soldier and Jonathan Caoutte’s Tarnation were awarded the top honors at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival, 2004.   Unknown Soldier is the story of a homeless 18 year-old teenager in Harlem, whose hard edge story captured the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature. Winning cash value of $50,000 Unknown Soldier was a popular choice by …

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Eschew obfuscation By Charlie White Sometimes digital video editing involves magic. You can flash something here to attract the viewer’s eye and then over there, make something happen the viewer doesn’t see. That’s part of the thrill of producing and editing video — manipulating where people will look. But then sometimes you can give the …

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Power of media in the hands of video editors By Charlie White In the past few days, there have been multiple reminders of the power of the media. Amplifying that power is the new ease with which Web-based video can be internationally distributed. This power, once wielded by the few who owned the expensive printing …

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How Apple’s new motion graphics program may — or may not — change things By Kevin Schmitt Like many of you, I spent the better part of this last week constantly refreshing my various browser window in the hopes of catching the absolute latest news coming out of Vegas (insert obligatory «baby!»), where NAB just …

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At SWAY, efficiency and quality of work is paramount. Tools should never get in the way of the creative process and the SCRATCH Data-Centric Workflow Solution fits this profile. SCRATCH was brought in at the last minute to replace a competitive DI solution so that the project could be completed on time and within a …

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Festival to host seminars on film distribution, screenwriting, acting and Global Film InitiativeBy Gregg Schwenk The 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced its Talking Pictures programs, which is open to Festival attendees as well as local area schools. This series of seminars, panel discussions and master classes focuses on various elements …

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Sundance panelists include prominent composers and directors By Gregg SchwenkLOS ANGELES –– BMI, the U.S. performing rights organization representing more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, will present its sixth annual Composer/ Director Roundtable during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” the panel will be held on Wednesday, January 25 …

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New dedicated publication offers news, tools and tutorials for Macintosh professionals using Apple Motion software By noneDMO (Digital Media Online) has officially launched the Apple Motion Channel, the latest member of the DMN (Digital Media Net) portal of publications serving creative professionals. DMN now offers more than 60 online trade publications and newsletters, strengthening its position as the …

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