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Re: The Creative Cloud Divide
by David Lawrence on May 10, 2013 at 11:45:10 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] "If CC was $20/mo indefinitely, would it ease the transition?" Ease? Maybe, but it doesn't address the main issue. [Jeremy Garchow] "With all due respect, defeatist is a strong word." Compared to GTFO? Really? ;) [Jeremy
News: Christie Signs Patrick Artiaga To Lead New Business Initiatives
by Cow News Droid on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:10:08 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
20-year veteran of audio / visual / cinema worlds brings a wealth of expertise (Cypress, California--April 15, 2013) Christie®, a world leader in visual technology displays, today announced that Patrick Artiaga has joined Christie Digital Systems
Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by David Lawrence on Apr 14, 2013 at 7:23:45 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
[Tom Daigon] "David, just a quick aside. It must have been quite an experience working at Lucasfilm when you did." It's not often you get told your job is "to invent the future". For me, even crazier was being fresh out college and in the space of
Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by Tom Daigon on Apr 13, 2013 at 2:50:07 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
David, just a quick aside. It must have been quite an experience working at Lucasfilm when you did.
News: Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
by Cow News Droid on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:43:49 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Darin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer (Los Angeles, California--March 29, 2013) Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will ov
Re: Harrison Ford back as Han Solo?
by Mike Cohen on Mar 12, 2013 at 3:53:09 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Latest news is that The Clone Wars series is winding down and may finish up somewhere other than Cartoon Network. Also a comedy series involving Seth Green and others has been shelved so as to not compete with excitement over Episode 7. http://sta
Re: Harrison Ford back as Han Solo?
by Mike Cohen on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:28:30 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Here is a pretty nice article on how the whole deal with Disney transpired http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-07/how-disney-bought-lucasfilm-and-its-plans-for-star-wars#p1 Lucas included his treatments for Episodes 7,8 and 9 in the de
News: Athena Studios Founder Jon V. Peters Named To Board Of Directors For The Visual Effects Societ
by Cow News Droid on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:49:35 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Emeryville, California--March 6, 2013) Jon V. Peters, CEO/Founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. The announcement was made by David Tanaka, VES Section Chairm
News: Athena Studios Hosts Bay Area Visual Effects Society Presentation, Entitled “VFX—Keeping It Re
by Cow News Droid on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:37:19 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Emeryville, California--February 27, 2013) Athena Studios played host to a special event produced by the Bay Area Chapter of the Visual Effects Society (VES) on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the event, Visual Effects Director of Photography Carl Miller
Re: Harrison Ford back as Han Solo?
by Mike Cohen on Feb 20, 2013 at 3:18:24 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Rather than starting a new thread, here is a fascinating link about some folks building a full scale Millenium Falcon in Tennessee: http://fullscalefalcon.com/ Maybe they can sell it to Disney. Over the years there has been much debate abou
A bit of "planetary" Particleillusion-ing :)
by Philip Knight on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:21:55 pm
in the particle Illusion Forum
Just a preliminary sketch of the effect intended, but as stated at the page for it, this is something I've had in my mind for decades. Living on a fixed Social Security disability income with one stand-alone PC, I'll never pull of anything close to
Service: Freelance
by Alec Fredericks on Feb 1, 2013 at 6:32:49 am
in the COW - Services Forum
I've been working as a Character TD & modeler for the last 10 years and have significant experience creating rigs of all types, writing tools for rigging and animation and modeling for some high-profile projects. Recently, I've added compositing t
Freelance
by Alec Fredericks on Jan 31, 2013 at 10:32:49 pm
in the Forum
I've been working as a Character TD & modeler for the last 10 years and have significant experience creating rigs of all types, writing tools for rigging and animation and modeling for some high-profile projects. Recently, I've added compositing to m
PREVISUALIZATION Part TWO: Why Previs?
by Gare Cline on Nov 29, 2012 at 9:00:00 am
in the Cinematography Forum
In part two of Gare Cline's ongoing series on Previsualization, readers are transported to examples of cinematic genius such as George Lucas and Alfred Hitchcock to truly understand the compelling reasons as to why previs is crucial to conceptualizin
Re: Star Wars - Happy Life Day everyone!
by Mike Cohen on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:27:29 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
I am lucky enough to have seen this when it was originally broadcast. On the plus side they did use some cut scenes from the movie. On the negative side...everything else about it. Note that after Jedi they tried again and came up with the Ewok
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mark Suszko on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:57:59 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_aGi5eYjDU&feature=youtu.be
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Tim Wilson on Nov 2, 2012 at 6:45:26 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
I'll take George at his word that he only started working on these recently, presumably when the deal looked like it was going to go down. Han was my favorite character in the first three, but I think he's also the most expendable going forward. I
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mike Cohen on Nov 2, 2012 at 3:39:46 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Just learned that Lucas invited Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to lunch last Summer and told them the next 3 movies would happen, and swore them to secrecy. Interpret any way you like. Harrison Ford only accepts lunch invitations if they are wri
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mike Cohen on Nov 2, 2012 at 1:14:47 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
After sleeping through this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqlTi7lkhY&feature=plcp I found this (made before the acquisition - seems eerily similar to Robot Chicken, only in CG): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yRNXFhboBI&feature=endscreen
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Tim Wilson on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:03:03 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Ha! Love it! It wouldn't bother me if he kept it all. As much contempt I have for the hypocrisy of his treatment of the original, Lucas, as much as anyone ever, has earned every nickel of however many billions the enterprise has raked in. I'm j
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Scott Roberts on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:36:48 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Education, huh...? http://www.jedischool.org/
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mark Suszko on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:31:09 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Lucas says most of the money he gets from this sale will go to charity. Some foundation for education.
News: Disney To Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.
by Cow News Droid on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:00:34 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. (Burbank, California--November 1, 2012) Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and mone
News: Disney Agrees to Acquire Lucasfilm LTD.
by Cow News Droid on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:00:34 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mark Suszko on Nov 1, 2012 at 3:09:59 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Mark Hamill is the same age today, as Sir Alec Guinness was when Guinness first played Obi-Wan. Think about that. Now you feel old indeed.
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Scott Roberts on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:28:17 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
I think it would be cool if they almost did sort of a rehash of episode 4 for the new one. 30-40 years after Return of the Jedi, a teenager on Tatooine, living in an oppressed environment because there's a new ultra-Sith gaining power over the galax
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mark Suszko on Oct 31, 2012 at 3:17:36 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
So now Leia and Padme become Disney Princesses! If I was going to make a 7th movie, (and I keep checking my voicemail for the call but they haven't reached out to me yet) I would make it about the rebel spies that successfully steal the plans
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Stephen Smith on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:51:41 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
Okay, so I'm posting this since it has Light Sabers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C80Z7TegNy0
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Stephen Smith on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:14:13 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
I only see good coming from this. Now that Disney owns George Lucas's company I hope they will make a new Howard the Duck :-)
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mike Cohen on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:37:02 am
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
After some further thought, here are more good and bad things that may result: The end of fan films. Granted the SW fan film movement may have reached its peak already, but who hasn't staged a lightsaber duel as a way to practice after effects, an
Re: Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Tim Wilson on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:59:05 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
No good can possibly come of having Lucas involved in anything with the words "star" or "wars" in the name. Joss Whedon did a pretty nice job with the Disney-distributed Marvel's The Avengers - might be fun to see him take a crack at this. Nathan
Disney Buys Lucasfilm - Star Wars VII
by Mike Cohen on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:32:41 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
OMG Could be good, could be bad. The good: More Star Wars rides and toys The Bad: Giving Star Wars the John Carter treatment (which they sort of did with Revenge of the Sith) The Good: Gore Verbinski, however, could do great thin
Re: What can we learn from Digital Domain's bankruptcy?
by Mike Cohen on Sep 24, 2012 at 2:44:52 am
in the Business & Marketing Forum
I suspect Cameron is free and clear thanks to things like True Lies, Titanic and that one with all the fighting robot thingies. Lucasfilm opened their animation studio is Singapore - so much for American Grafitti. I've read some articles about how
News: Northern Lights Adds Editor Alan Chimenti
by Cow News Droid on Sep 20, 2012 at 9:38:50 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(New York, New York--September 20, 2012) New York-based editorial house Northern Lights adds award-winning editor Alan Chimenti for east coast representation. Chimenti’s wide range of styles from VFX-heavy work to beautiful montages and comedy spots
Re: It's All Connected -- Clip Relationships and The Magnetic Timeline Paradigm
by David Lawrence on Sep 20, 2012 at 6:43:53 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[tony west] "It's an interesting topic David. but I can't help but wonder how you approached editing before NLE's came out. It's not like people were not cutting great things before on their CMX tc monitors. All we looked at were a bunch of
Re: It's All Connected -- Clip Relationships and The Magnetic Timeline Paradigm
by Aindreas Gallagher on Sep 19, 2012 at 8:46:54 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
lucasfilm edit droid stories with a pint? my bar tab lawrence.
News: HELLO! Welcomes Newest Addition, Director/DP Ron Fricke
by Cow News Droid on Sep 8, 2012 at 5:36:35 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(September 8, 2012) HELLO! is pleased to announce that the talented and accomplished film maker, Los Angeles native Ron Fricke, has joined the roster at HELLO! & Company. Fricke has many talents, nearly all of which led him to contribute his wonderf
Re: The Patent Thing
by Bill Davis on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:16:11 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[David Lawrence] "When I was at Lucasfilm in the late 1980's, my team and I were doing interactive software design research for Apple. I've been part of and have watched the software industry evolve for decades. Trust me, I know what I'm talking abou
Re: The Patent Thing
by David Lawrence on Aug 28, 2012 at 9:58:12 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bill Davis] "Uh, In the first quote the subject is an IDEA. In the second quote the subject is a PRODUCT. Why is this a difficult concept to grasp?" Wrong. The first quote refers to specific technologies. These technologies were "stol
News: After A Year Of Industry Adoption, Lucasfilm And Sony Pictures Imageworks Release ALEMBIC 1.1
by Cow News Droid on Aug 8, 2012 at 4:37:19 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
ALEMBIC is an open source exchange format that is becoming the industry standard for exchanging animated computer graphics between content creation software packages. (Los Angeles, California--August 8, 2012) Alembic 1.1, the open source project j
News: LOOK Effects Hires ILM Supervisor
by Cow News Droid on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:51:17 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Jeff Wozniak to Serve as Digital Effects Supervisor (Los Angeles, California--July 30, 2012) LOOK Effects has named industry veteran Jeff Wozniak as Digital Effects Supervisor. After 11 years with Industrial Light & Magic as Sequence Supervisor an
Service: Chris Hawkinson
by Chris Hawkinson on Jul 19, 2012 at 5:50:47 am
in the COW - Services Forum
Motion Graphic Artist BFA Motion Pictures and Television - Academy of Art University 2006-2010 Video Production, Animation, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design PC / MAC, AVID Nitris, ProTools After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Photoshop, ProTools Most
Chris Hawkinson
by Chris Hawkinson on Jul 18, 2012 at 10:50:47 pm
in the Forum
Most of my work at Lucasfilm is public and available on
Re: Apple's Future Computer: The Knowledge Navigator
by David Lawrence on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:31:56 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Michael Gissing] "I would be interested to know the rough date this Apple promo was made." It was made in 1987. At that time I was working at Lucasfilm in collaboration with Apple on multimedia research, design and production projects (including
News: Red Tails Delivers Monumental Maneuvers with LightWave
by Cow News Droid on Apr 25, 2012 at 7:04:15 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Radical 3D pre-visualization artists tap the power of LightWave 3D to deliver impressive aerial combat motion and scene files for Red Tails, the latest film from George Lucas (April 25, 2012) The first African-American military aviators to serve i
News: Filmworkers Grades “Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout”
by Cow News Droid on Apr 20, 2012 at 12:37:40 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Event produced by Zacuto and Kessler includes side-by-side comparisons of cameras made by Sony, Arri, Alexa, Canon and others. (Chicago, Illinois--April 20, 2012) Filmworkers recently took part in a unique event testing the performance of the curr
News: NVIDIA and Partners Transform Entire Content Creation Workflow at 2012 NAB Show
by Cow News Droid on Apr 16, 2012 at 7:19:50 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Creative Professionals increase their Speed, Quality and Productivity through GPU computing (Las Vegas: NAB 2012--April 16, 2012) Content creators ranging from 2012 Oscar winners Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. ("Rango") and
Confessions of a Teenage Girl
by Tim Wilson on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:00:58 am
in the Broadcasting Forum
Tim Wilson's bio photo may look like the vague approximation of a man in his early fifties, but he assures us most emphatically that it is the face of a teenage girl -- at least when he thinks about The Vampire Diaries. Look, this is just the way it
Re: Star Wars pancakes
by Mike Cohen on Mar 20, 2012 at 7:28:47 pm
in the Film History & Appreciation Forum
First thing I did upon getting my Blu-Ray 27 disc set was to actually purchase a Blu-Ray player. Once I got this home and setup, I popped in the Phantom Menace and realized that I do not care to watch this on Blu-Ray, LaserDisk, VHS or Hi8. Nex
In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airman
by Debra Kaufman on Mar 5, 2012 at 5:50:53 pm
in the Indie Film & Documentary Forum
In this Creative COW exclusive, read the story of how two Atlanta-based filmmakers document the aviators who made history.
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