Film Stocks V3 (Software Review)

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Software), Software | 1 comment

Digital technology has opened many doors for micro-budget filmmakers. However, many filmmakers miss the look of celluloid… the colors, the skin tones, the beautiful highlights, and the grain… Is it possible to truly capture these aesthetics on a budget that won’t allow for the purchase and processing of film stock? Enter Digital Film Tools, and their latest plugin for editors and colorists: Film Stocks v3. In this review, we’ll take a look at the film/video version of this software and see how close it gets us to the celluloid visuals of old.

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CrazyTalk 8 Pro (Software Review)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Software), Software | 0 comments

When our affiliate, DarkestGoth Magazine, needed a cutting edge video talk show that pushed the boundaries of microbudget creation some years ago, we helped them look at the notion of making it an animated show. The concept of a real talk show that’s entirely animated hadn’t really been explored, so that’s the realm we pushed into for their flagship creation, Whiskey & Chai: The Silas & Ami Show.

Over the past four years, I’ve used CrazyTalk to help them create the show, starting with pre-composited backgrounds and human amalgamation avatars which then moved on to true green screen backgrounds (so that we could composite in Premiere Pro) and a more 2D cartoon style avatars.

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Lightworks v14 Pro (Software Review)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Featured, Reviews, Reviews (Software), Software | 0 comments

Every editor looks for something different in their software of choice. Some prioritize a low learning curve, others look for keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse-driven interfaces, and still others simply seek out budget-friendly options. Fortunately, today’s market has a style for everyone. I will discuss one option from EditShare: Lightworks v14 Pro.

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