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When Hard Drives Fail

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For years I’ve been preaching the adage that when it comes to hard drive crashes, there are two types of people, those who have lost data and those who will. Well, last week it was my turn. Again. I was working at home, with all the proper protection, and still, in a single surge, two [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Editing 2.4 Anamorphic Video

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Currently at MediaStorm, we are using the Sony PMW-F5 camera. Our final frame size is 2048×858, also known as 2.40. This more cinematic look is longer in width but shorter in height than the standard HD size of 1920×1080. Though our final output is 2048×858, the captured frame size is actually a bit larger at [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Recording Voice-Over in Premiere Pro 2014

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This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Recording voice-overs in Premiere Pro 2014 is both easy and straightforward. [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Adding Quick Audio Dissolves in Premiere Pro 2014

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This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Note: This tip only works on the most recent update to [...]

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Responding to Critique Sessions

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Several weeks ago at our Methodology Workshop, we screened a fine cut of a film I’m wrapping up. I thought I was close to done. The group thought otherwise. I have to admit it stung to hear so much criticism so close to the end. After dusting off my ego, I wrote down some thoughts on [...]

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