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Ryan Pratzel |
Ten Years Ten years ago today, February 10, 2006, Creative Liquid Productions was born.  At the time, my goal was to start a creative firm that got me out of the newsroom and back in the field.  Mission accomplished!  In the past ten years we've grown, worked on some amazing projects, been honored with more than a dozen awards and continue to expand our services and capabilities.
Digital Compositing With video effects software like Adobe’s After Effects and Final Cut’s Motion, digital compositing has opened up a whole new field of locations and set pieces for low-budget filmmakers to explore. That is, if you know how to make it look convincing.
Zack Gross |
Lighting can be a daunting subject once you come to realize a film or video’s look is almost entirely based on how it’s lit. And knowing what type of light would be good for a particular situation is difficult to judge, even for an experienced DP, unless you have access to the location and know your setup before the shoot. So, while practice does make (occasionally) perfect, I definitely…
Zack Gross |
Understanding the Basics Camera sensitivity is a very dense subject, with so many factors to consider it’s hard not to make an entire series of Practicals about each one. So for convenience sake, this episode of Practicals covers the broad strokes of camera sensitivity, or ISO. Your ISO, along with shutter speed and aperture, is one of the three main factors you adjust to get a proper exposure.
Ryan Pratzel |
Network Rebuild In January we completed an extensive rebuild of our IT infrastructure. It was a project that was a long time coming. In this article we're going to briefly touch on how we upgraded our network and then our Post-Production Manager Julia is going to go over our editing workflow and new SAN/NAS environment.
Ryan Pratzel |
Back in January we completed a total rebuild of our IT infrastructure.  At the same time we also rebuilt one of our edits suites and implemented new archiving procedures.  I thought I'd take a few minutes to go through what we did and what we learned from the experience.