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The Sound of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Acting as a foundation with an origin story for a new film series, Director Rupert Wyatt takes the audience on the science fiction summer hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The stunning visual effects produced by Weta Digital for the apes are complimented by the wide range of sounds recorded and edited for the film.

by Michael Coleman

The Wrap – Why I miss Tape

John Hess talks about the pitfalls of a completely tapeless world and we recap the week of September 4-11, 2011

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Is “Reality” TV Written?
How real is “reality” TV? Three veteran “reality” TV writers reveal how the genre is written and how the networks and production companies use that label to take advantage of those who help create their multi-million dollar shows.

First Digital 3D Rendered Film by Pixar Founder in 1972
In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced.

Samuel Jackson on being Directed by Tarantino
Samuel Jackson being interviewed by James Lipton on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” talking Quentin Tarantino’s enthusiastic directing style.

1950’s Men Being Jerks to Their Wives about Coffee
Shaun Clayton took a series of 1950’s and 60’s-era coffee commercials from the Prelinger Archives and edited them down to just the moments when the guys were the biggest jerks to their wives about coffee.

Creating & Lighting Rain Special Effects
This video by TheSlantedLens shows you how to create and light convincing rain special effects using gear from your local hardware store.

David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker
David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker features original interviews with acclaimed director David Lynch. See and hear how Lynch brings his unique vision to the screen with technologies that are now within easier reach for independent filmmakers.

How to Keyframe in Sony Vegas
This tutorial by Montagical shows you how to keyframe video using Sony Vegas.

Switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro?
Thinking about switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5? Join Karl Soule as he shares some of the tricks that can make that transition easier as well as a variety of assets which will help you make an informed decision.

Temporal Video Experiment
What happens when you want to interchange time and space in a video? Watch this video and the making of by lastfuture and find out.

Pico Flex Dolly for DSLR & Small HD Cameras
Here’s a very inexpensive dolly for small HD Cameras that will add more fun and creativeness. Small enough to still support large Ball/Fluid Heads with Full Size DSLRs, but specifically designed to be the smallest and lightest footprint for new small cameras like the GH2, Sony NEX-5n, Sony NEX-7, EP-3, and more.

PRIMETIME TERROR: How TV Dramas Depict the War on Terror
In the wake of 10 years of the war on terror the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism teamed up with ACLU and Princeton research associates international to conduct the “Prime Time Terror” study.

2D to 3D Conversion with Mocha Pro & Freeform Pro
In this tutorial, Martin Brennand, the senior product specialist from Imagineer Systems shows how to convert 2D film to stereoscopic 3D. Mocha Pro is used for the roto and clean plating, Freeform Pro is used for the extrusion and a useful script breaks down the masks into luminance depth graded by layer order.

11 Things to Absolutely Avoid in Your Screenplay
Every script written by a new screenwriter probably contains at least 5 of these mortal sins. Avoid these bad habits at all costs:

DIY Underwater Light Tube
Using LEDs and plastic cylinders, the creative brains behind the ambitious underwater indie short “The Underwater Realm” construct a submeragable battery powered light tube.

Twin Tower Cameos
From 1969 to 2001, the Twin Towers made countless cameos in Hollywood films. Sometimes featured prominently in the foreground, sometimes lurking in the distance. This montage by Dan Meth celebrates the towers’ all-too-short film career with songs that capture the passing decades.

Welcome to Earth: A Documentary about a UFO Welcoming Center

Welcome to Planet Earth is the story of the extremely unique Jody Pendarvis and his 30 foot UFO he built in his front yard in the small town of Bowman, SC. After a sighting of alien life forms, Jody built the giant UFO as a place to welcome aliens when they return. All though visitors are welcomed to check out this unique and slightly odd landmark, Jody hopes that he will one day see the return of his friends from the sky. This is his story.

2D to 3D Conversion with Mocha Pro & Freeform Pro

In this tutorial, Martin Brennand, the senior product specialist from Imagineer Systems shows how to convert 2D film to stereoscopic 3D. Mocha Pro is used for the roto and clean plating, Freeform Pro is used for the extrusion and a useful script breaks down the masks into luminance depth graded by layer order.

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Work Natively with PSD files in Premiere Pro

In this tutorial, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, Jason Levine will reveal the native import options when working with Adobe Photoshop files (PSD) in Premiere Pro CS5.5. Bring in individual layers, merge your layers together, or create sequences, all the while maintaining transparency, layer styles, animation, even layer sets!

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