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Interviews


Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel (parts 3 & 4)Has a video

16/02/2012

Rick Young
Stu Maschwitzis a highly regarded director, writer and visual effects artist based in San Francisco. He has worked as a senior visual effects supervisor on many films. He previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic and also co-founded a company known as The Orphanage. In 2007 he authored the book The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. In 2008 he became software director of Red Giant software.

Best of MacVideo Interview 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

Rick Youjg
Featuring: Impressions of Final Cut Pro X: Steve Martin; Ned Soltz; Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X; Gary Adcock - views on FCPX; Adobe; Avid; Smoke on the Mac and more; MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video cameras; Jon Thorn talks Thunderbolt & more; Sony NEX-FS100: Den Lennie, F-Stop Academy



Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel - shooting 24PHas a video

05/09/2011

Rick Young
Why shoot 24P? Stu Maschwitz he tells why shooting and replay at 24 frames per second is so important to the filmmaker. Stu is a highly regarded director, writer and visual effects artist based in San Francisco. He has worked as a senior visual effects supervisor on many films. He previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic and also co-founded a company known as The Orphanage.

Alex Lindsay - Founder Pixel CorpsHas a video

29/08/2011

Rick Young
From the MacVideo archive: Alex Lindsay, founder of the Pixel Corps, has been involved in computer graphics and computer animation for nearly 20 years. Alex has extensive experience in digital production including print, real-time graphics, multimedia titles, forensic animation, television, and film. He spent several years on the production of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (at JAK Films and then at Industrial Light and Magic). Alex has taught at the Academy of Art and at the San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Programs. He writes for 3D Magazine, 3D World, and Post.

Adobe CS5.5: new features run-throughHas a video

31/05/2011

Rick Young
Bill Roberts. Director of Video Product Management at Adobe, explains the debut of a subscription-based pricing plan, available from US$85 per month, to customers that want to try CS5.5, or use it on a project by project basis. Subscription Editions ensure customers with active subscriptions are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing.

From the MacVideo archive: M dot Strange - Ultimate Independent FilmmakerHas a video

23/05/2011

Rick Young
A look inside the mind of M dot Strange. Hear from the man himself, just what motivates him, the tools he uses and how this self taught 3D animator has become known for producing a full-blown animated feature film single-handedly. What M dot has achieved would normally take a team of people months or years of work.



Autodesk, Smoke on the MacHas a video

26/04/2011

Rick Young
Autodesk Smoke is billed as a comprehensive creative editorial system, offering visual effects capabilities. Smoke features a powerful 64-bit architecture and industry-leading tools for conforming, editing, audio, paint, tracking, character generation, graphic design, and visual effects creation in the Action 3D compositing environment, as well as Master Keyer and Colour Warper technologies.

Best MacVideo Interviews, 2010 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video

31/12/2010

Rick Young
Featuring: Alex Lindsay, Pixel Corps; Matt Davis on the Sony EX1R; Stuart Ashton, Blackmagic Design; Justin Wilkenfeld, GoPro HD Hero ; Bruce Sharpe, Plural Eyes; Stu Maschwitz, DV Rebel; Jon Thorn, AJA Ki Pro Mini; Canon XF100/105, XF300/305; Jan Crittenden, Panasonic 3D; Philip Johnston, HD Warrior on the PMW-F3

Best MacVideo Interviews, 2010 (parts 1 & 2)Has a video

31/12/2010

Rick Young
Featuring: Stu Maschwitz, Filmmaker; Bruce Nazarian, The “Digital Guy”; Vaughan Smith, War Journalist; Ted Schilowitz; Red Digital Cinema; Ned Soltz; Digital Video Expert; Vincent Laforet, Director, DP, Photographer; Rodney Charters, Cinematographer; Shane Hurlbut, Cinematographer Stephan Ukas-Bradley, Arri

Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel (part 1)Has a video

29/11/2010

Rick Young
Stu Maschwitzis a highly regarded director, writer and visual effects artist based in San Francisco. He has worked as a senior visual effects supervisor on many films. He previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic and also co-founded a company known as The Orphanage. In 2007 he authored the book The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. In 2008 he became software director of Red Giant software

Boris Yamnitsky: Founder, Boris FXHas a video

01/11/2010

Rick Young
In this interview Boris Yamnitsky, the Founder of Boris FX talks about the history of Boris FX as a company and he also demonstrates some of the capabilities of Boris Continuum Complete. Boris FX is regarded featuring a tool-sets which rate alongside the best of the best in the world of motion graphics and video effects creation. Boris FX work with many editors for both Mac and PC.

Autodesk: Smoke on the MacHas a video

04/10/2010

Rick Young
Interview with Maurice Patel - Entertainment Industry Manager, Autodesk and Marc Petit - Senior Vice President, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. Towards the end of 2009 Autodesk announced that Smoke, its video editing, 3D and finishing effects software, was to work on the Mac platform. The tool harnesses the 64-bit power of Snow Leopard and will integrate into existing Mac-based workflows using Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer.

Brian Gary - Producer/DirectorHas a video

08/09/2010

Rick Young
Producer/Director/Editor Brian Gary, is an award-winning filmmaker. His three part mini-series, Jefferson Davis, An American President (PBS) has garnered multiple 2009 Best Documentary of the year awards. Brian Gary is also a world-class compressionist, for Blu-ray, DVD and other forms of digital encoding.

Richard Shackleton - The FoundryHas a video

10/07/2010

Rick Young
The Foundry is regarded as being world leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post production. The Foundry's products support a wide range of award-winning host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Nuke, Shake and Final Cut Pro. In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry's development team for the Furnace image processing suite.

Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel (part 5)Has a video

21/06/2010

Rick Young
Stu Maschwitz talks about his hugely influential book "The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap." This concludes the interview with Stu Maschwitz is a highly regarded director, writer and visual effects artist based in San Francisco. He has worked as a senior visual effects supervisor on many films. He previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic and also co-founded a company known as The Orphanage.

Stuart Ashton - General Manager EMEA, Blackmagic Design (parts 1 and 2)Has a video

04/05/2010

Rick Young
An in-depth discussion about DaVinci Resolve on the Mac: what this means for the world of color correction, different options offered in the DaVinci range, key features which DaVinci offers and the Blackmagic strategy for making high-end tools affordable and within reach of everyone.

Dennis Radeke: Adobe Certified ExpertHas a video

19/04/2010

Rick Young
In this piece Dennis Radeke talks about the significance of the 64 bit, native cocoa functionality of Adobe CS5, the integration with Final Cut Pro, the Mercury playback engine, and the benefits the latest carnation of the software brings to the users.CS5 is an eagerly awaited upgrade to Adobe's CS5 and is expected to ship within the month.

Best of MacVideo Interviews 2009 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video

02/01/2010

Rick Young
Featuring: Claudio von Planta - War Cameraman/Journalist; Jonathan Walls- Co-Director/Editor; Lenny Lipton - Independent Filmmaker; Michael Wohl - original Final Cut Pro Development Team; Vaughan Smith - War Cameraman/Journalist; Walter Murch - Feature Film Editor; Tom Ohanian - Founding team Avid Technology; Jerry Hofmann - Digital Video Pioneer; Ramy Katrib - CEO and Founder, DigitalFilm Tree; The Ken Stone Sessions (part 1).

Best of MacVideo Interviews 2009 (parts 1 and 2)Has a video

28/12/2009

Rick Young
Featuring: Tom Robotham - inventor of Blender light, Noah Kadner - digital video expert; Brian Valente - Redrock Micro; Bob Daniels - CDIA; John Rule - Rule Broadcast; M Dot Strange - filmmaker; Larry Jordan - 2-Pop Founder; Anthony Artis - filmmaker; Arthur C. Smith III - filmmaker; Glenn Kennel - Arriflex.

H.264 - the modern codec for distributionHas a video

23/11/2009

Rick Young
Wayne Andrews, Mac Product Manager from Matrox, talks in-depth about the importance of H.264 as a distribution codec and how Matrox MAX technology uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for mobile devices, the web and Blu-ray discs. By using specialized hardware acceleration, jobs are finished with superior speed to the technology used by Apple in the creation of H.264 files.

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