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Welcome to the all-new 2019 Creative COW Library, filled with tutorials and other articles of interest for professionals working in film, broadcast, corporate and project video, audio, and related crafts. The Library features many working pros who share their stories and their talents with COW members around the globe.

You will find great behind-the-scenes looks into the making of some of the biggest blockbusters, as well as explorations of small independent projects that fill the needs of niche markets that Creative COW members meet with their vision and craft. While we love to tell the big stories, we also feel it a special privilege to look into the smaller projects that highlight the originality and vision of our membership. If you have a story, a feature, an editorial, a tutorial, or any other related article that you'd like to share, please contact us. If you are busy, we will help you create the article.

To all our contributing editors who make the Creative COW Library a useful repository of knowledge and craft for our members, we would like to say a big thank you from all of us at Creative COW. Your stories and ideas are what has made the COW great for two decades now

Designing Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Barbara Ling, production designer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, discusses how she was able to turn back time and recreate 1960’s Hollywood. Barbara and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss how Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret, how she restored Hollywood to the 1960’s, not using green screen, sourcing vintage props from eBay, filming the real Playboy Mansion, the challenges of filming on Hollywood Boulevard, and much more.

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Blackmagic Design Announced WHAT?

As if this wasn’t already the hottest summer on record, Blackmagic Design’s Grant Petty rolled out some blazing news across a wide range of the company’s product lines in cameras, production hardware, and software.

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Apple Motion 5: Light Art Tutorial

Discover how to create this moody light art scene with Apple Motion 5! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a tutorial that also includes number of useful tricks, including how to create an ambient occlusion effect and textured specular highlights.

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Adobe After Effects Reverse Stabilization

You’re going to be blown away by how you can power up your After Effects workflow with reverse stabilizing your footage! By separating your tracking from your compositing, you can focus on each step, and in addition, overcome the render order complexities when match moving elements and effects on a moving shot.

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The Lion King’s Virtual Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel, ASC

Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer for Disney’s live-action The Lion King, shares how they used traditional cinematography to create the life-like virtual film. Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss modeling cameras and lenses for virtual filmmaking, how Caleb was able to move the sun around in virtual space to get the perfect lighting, using a real drone for the Circle of Life sequence, and more!

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