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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

Perfecting Audio: AES Dublin 2019 Top Products

Join longtime audio engineer Keith Alexander for a closeup look at three of his favorite products featured at AES in Dublin 2019, including Nugen Loudness Bundle, PreSonus Studio 1 Free DAW, and the potential to build your own home studio with Smart Studio Inc.

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Innovative Production Techniques on Freeform’s Good Trouble

Good Trouble, a Freeform series spun off the popular and highly regarded The Fosters, features production innovations including an LED videowall as a scenic backdrop. Panasonic Varicam LTs shooting in ProRES 4444 feed a dynamic post workflow at Keep Me Posted, a FotoKem company, featuring upwards of 1000 cuts per episode and extensive use of flashbacks.

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Adobe and That Cup on Game of Thrones

Many things were shocking about Season 8 Episode 4 of Game of Thrones (Don’t worry, no spoilers here!), but the one shock to rule them all was that quick cameo of a contemporary drink cup next to the dragon queen herself. A quick tweak with Adobe’s new Content Aware Fill for Adobe After Effects, later, and well, we won’t spoil the outcome for you!

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Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic Design: The Big 3 NLEs at NAB 2019

Creative COW’s Hillary Lewis sat down with Avid, Adobe, and Blackmagic Design at NAB Show 2019 and discussed the innovations behind their releases and their outlooks on the future. NLEs are more accessible, faster, and better than ever. What does that mean for users today — and tomorrow?

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