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Behind the Lens: Cinesite's magic touch with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Behind the Lens: Cinesite's magic touch with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

More from our exciting series, Behind the Lens: Creative COW's Debra Kaufman had an opportunity to speak with Cinesite 2D supervisor Andy Robinson and 3D supervisor Holger Voss about their facility's work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. One thing is clear to anyone who's followed the Harry Potter franchise: the movies, which began in 2001, are a visual representation of the increasing maturity of visual effects artists and their technology. It's more than just Voldemort's nose, too, that Cinesite has created. Look behind the lens and unveil the magic.

Debra Kaufman
TV & Movie Appreciation
The Library of Congress Unlocks The Ultimate Archive System

The Library of Congress Unlocks The Ultimate Archive System

The Library of Congress is working to preserve film for hundreds, even thousands of years. Seriously. In this article from Creative COW Magazine, Ken Weissman, Supervisor of the Library's Film Preservation Laboratory, tells the steps they're taking toward the ultimate archive system, starting with the restoration of films first printed on paper instead of film!

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Ken Weissman
TV & Movie Appreciation
A Storyteller's Journey

A Storyteller's Journey

Where do you go when your first film is nominated for an Academy Award®, your next job is for Steven Spielberg, and just a few years later you earn your first DGA Award nomination while working for David Lynch? For Lesli Linka Glatter, the answer is -- you go anywhere you want to! Just after she won her first DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, we spoke to Lesli about directing for both episodic TV and film, visual storytelling, and a journey that began at AFI's Directing Workshop for Women.

Feature, People / Interview
Lesli Linka Glatter
TV & Movie Appreciation
Playing Your Role in a Working Film Crew

Playing Your Role in a Working Film Crew

For years, I've known David McGiffert as an FCP user making his own documentaries. But I had no idea that he had over 40 Hollywood features under his belt until I saw his name in the credits for 'An Officer and a Gentleman.' He wouldn't tell me any of these stories. He finally broke his silence and gives Creative COW readers the story.

People / Interview
David McGiffert
TV & Movie Appreciation
Warcraft: A Virtual World from a Virtual Production

Warcraft: A Virtual World from a Virtual Production

Read about the amazing CG work with Animatrik's virtual production technology used in Warcraft. The team supplied their camera tracking, motion capture suits and technology to enable realistic on-set performances from the orc performers.

Editorial, Feature
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