Category Archives: Creativity

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Building Poetic Images and Exotic Locations in John Robson’s “Epoch”

Over the past decade, John Robson has built a reputation for his visual effects work on projects ranging from TV series to features such as Pacific Rim and Superman Returns. But when he’s not working as an independent CG artist, … more »

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Hazel Baird on Shifting Perspectives in World War II from Space

Hazel Baird, director of motion graphics for History Channel's World War II from Space, had never designed a show before that had so much CG in it. But Baird, a freelance motion graphics designer for Prime Focus, was hardly daunted by the challenge … more »

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Anatomy of a $200 Music Video Shoot

And the Giraffe is a two-person indie band started by friends Nicholas Roberts and Joshua Morris, an audio engineer, while both were students at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The pair recorded two EPs while still in college and … more »

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Studio’s Top Stories of 2013: Part Two

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about when it comes to product reviews, case studies, NAB news, and … more »

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Studio’s Top Stories of 2013: Part One

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about when it comes to product reviews, case studies, NAB news, and … more »

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Miky Wolf on Cutting HBO’s Six by Sondheim at Big Sky Edit

Few artists of any stripe have a career as fruitful and storied as the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. A new HBO documentary, Six by Sondheim, which premiered last week, looks at the man's work by focusing on six … more »

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Syndrome’s James Larese on Directing Eminem’s Live Music Video

Last month, YouTube produced the first-ever YouTube Music Awards (YTMAs) to try to edge into MTV territory. Like the VMAs, the YTMAs were filmed in front of a live audience. The YouTube version, hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and polyglot … more »

Getting the Many Looks of Key and Peele

Comedy Central’s Key and Peele spares no one with its unfettered humor. Now in their third season, stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have taken on Dominican baseball players, Mafia hit men, vampires, DEA agents and interracial couples. A classic … more »

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Prime Cuts: Composer Daniel Pemberton on Ridley Scott’s The Counselor

Composer Daniel Pemberton, whose work is featured in the BBC Production Music library from FirstCom Music, talks about working with director Ridley Scott to create a very modern score for The Counselor. FirstCom Music: www.firstcom.com

Prime Cuts: “Watch Me Fly” from Amphibious Zoo

In this behind-the-scenes video, Amphibious Zoo composer Jamen Brooks talks about songwriting techniques and singer Melodie Blume lays down a vocal track for the recent AZ release Electro Pop 3. Amphibious Zoo: amphibiouszoo.com/