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Content Insider #391 - New Content Leaders


Indie Filmmakers Grow in Importance at NAB Booths, Sessions
Content Insider #391 - New Content Leaders
Almost everywhere you turned at NAB there was a booth featuring products/tools for indie filmmakers, educational sessions to cover anything/everything and a loosely connected next generation of producers, directors, filmmakers. The new tools, Internet and IPTV/OTT everywhere changed the face and infrastructure of the media & entertainment industry. Indies know that not everyone wants to watch another spin-off of CSI, NCIS and cockamamie formula police/fireman show. Great thing is the indie films don't have to be blockbusters they just have to find their group of people around the world who want to view their shows. Only people who seemed bewildered (and determined to protect their territory) at the show were the network, cable, studio bosses. Indies aren't worried...the tools are right...the overhead is right...the time is right! Read More

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Creative Storage Conference
Creative Storage Conference
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New Release:
Creative Contest Begins
Creative Contest Begins
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New Release:
Creative Contest Begins
Creative Contest Begins
Think of it as a People's Choice Video Commercial Contest. It's not just a fantastic prize but it gives you a chance to be really, really (go wild) creative. And OWC won't judge the contest. You, your friends and the village of your peers will pick the winners so shoot/create/vote! Read More
Project Profile:
Artist of War--Chuck Caldwell
Artist of War--Chuck Caldwell
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Rampant Design's 4KFree
Rampant Design's 4KFree
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Grading Martian Landscapes with DaVinci Resolve
Grading Martian Landscapes with DaVinci Resolve
Creating a cinematic opening scene for a video game is incredibly hard to do well. You have a couple of minutes to tell a dramatic story that will capture and bring the gamer into a new world, as well as set up the background story and emotions for the countless hours of gameplay about to happen. And for game makers, the opening cinematic has to separate you from the hundreds of other games out there. Read More
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Alan Bell's Unique Editing a la Fusion
Alan Bell's Unique Editing a la Fusion
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The Pixel Lab
The Pixel Lab
For several years, owner and designer Joren Kandel has been posting beautiful 3D models on his website: The Pixel Lab. In addition to several free models that are routinely posted on the website, The Pixel Lab has recently offered a bundle of wonderfully detailed 3D objects that will allow you to create a shopping scene. Read More
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Sapphire 8
Sapphire 8
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AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
AJA LUT-box Advances Color Control for Documentary Cinematographer Matthias Bolliger
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