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EDL’s and CDL’s in a basic VFX Pipeline

September 29, 2014 | | 4 Comments

This video is an overview of how EDL’s and CDL’s fit into a basic VFX pipeline.

EDL (Editors Decision List) is a file format that allows edited sequences to be transferred from one application to another. An EDL does … Read More

Creating a 2K DCP from HD

October 23, 2013 | | 45 Comments

This article demonstrates a fast and effective way to create a DCP (Digital Cinema package) that meets the requirements for screening in Ster Kinekor cinema’s in South Africa, using only a 1920×1080 Prores or equivalent Export and free software. The … Read More

Working with Arri Alexa LogC footage in Adobe After Effects without applying LUT’s

September 15, 2013 | | 9 Comments

This article proposes an easy way to work with LogC footage often generated by the Arri Alexa inside After Effects. It is important that you are familiar with LogC and rec709 colour space. You can find great information about these … Read More

How to approach experienced actors as a young director.

January 3, 2012 |

Many young directors, especially those in film school, find working with actors intimidating. Often the actors are also learning how to work with directors. It’s true that you learn the most on set, but you have to at least be … Read More

Directing actors during rehearsal.

January 3, 2012 | | 1 Comment

If an engaging performance is dependent on effective communication between director and actor, (let’s ignore the actor’s own skills for now) then studying what an actor needs communicated to him by the director will ensure the actor understands the director’s … Read More