Red Giant Universe Effects Package Review


There are a number of things that are different about Red Giant’s effects package Universe. It’s offered as a subscription, but you can get access to a sizeable number of effects without paying a thing. Members of the Universe community…  Read more


Editing Boyhood: Dealing with Changing Technology

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in BoyhoodEllar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

The filming of Boyhood, shot over 12 years, posed some unexpected challenges in post-production. At a recent meeting of the Boston Creative Pro Users Group, First Assistant Editor Mike Saenz explained the difficulties of the editing process, made more complicated by…  Read more


Red Giant’s Shooter Suite: Video Acquisition and Image Processing Software


Red Giant have been expanding their software offerings. Well known for their easy-to-use color correction tools Magic Bullet and Colorista, they’ve also built up a wide collection of tools for keying and effects. Their latest suite consists of some new…  Read more


The Sound of Helicopters in Apocalypse Now


A film’s first shot, its first image, is one that’s obsessed over by many directors. But how many put as much care into its first sound? Francis Ford Coppola did, along with sound designer Walter Murch, when constructing the opening…  Read more