“The EVO was an invaluable part of our work. We couldn’t have made the movie without it.” That’s Damien LeVeck, founder of Skubalon, Inc. and director/writer/producer of The Cleansing Hour, a Shudder Original that’s been racking up streams, screams, and rave reviews since its 2020 release. In The Cleansing Hour, Lane (Alix Angelis) transforms from loving fiancée to terrifying antagonist.
Adobe MAX 2020 is just around the corner, and this die-hard Adobe fan is all in. With over 350 sessions packed into 56 hours of creative captivation, the fully virtual and cost-free Adobe MAX experience is a creative’s dream. The all-star lineup of luminary speakers includes famed directors Taika Waititi, Ava DuVernay, and Wes Anderson. Add to that a couple hundred experts from every creative background you can imagine, and you’ve got a star-studded cast of content creators that only Adobe MAX can deliver.
Bizhan Ussefi, lifetime missionary and subject of Abundant Life’s documentary. In Summer 2019, I was given the wonderful opportunity to shoot and manage post-production for an upcoming documentary with Abundant Life Church. Our subject was Bizhan Ussefi, a missionary who has dedicated his life to outreach in The Netherlands. We were limited to the use of existing equipment, but capturing a large amount of footage in a variety of shooting locations was paramount.
MediaSource is an award-winning communications agency based in Columbus, Ohio. They specialize in video post production, public relations, social media, and strategic insights, making them experts at developing stories that grab and retain the attention of target audiences. For 20 years, MediaSource has been a trusted leader in communications for clients such as the Ohio State University Medical Center, Abbott, and UCLA Health.
The time has come to unveil our vision for the future of EVO and ShareBrowser. Last year, we released tons of features like sync, backup, and replication for Slingshot, new panels and extensions for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects, and scale-out clustering for EVO Nearline. 2020 will bring even more innovation to your EVO shared storage server and its arsenal of easy-to-use software.
For many creatives, it was simply the worst of times. There are few, if any, companies in the media production industry who were prepared for the sudden workflow shifts and shelter-in-place orders of March 2020 brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every production team was forced to make decisions and quickly plan for a type of remote, off-site work that’s uncommon for media professionals, particularly editors.
People Are More Important Than Tech In a previous post, I said you should always start with “two” when starting your creative team. As you look to retain and expand your team, you need to understand that people are much more valuable than any technology.
Branded Storytelling: Building Your First Creative Team Branding today is all about storytelling. And there’s no better way to tell your story than through video. And with that, a lot of companies are realizing “Hey, I can start building my own internal creative team, I don’t always have to have an agency do my work. And if I have an internal team where they can start to know my product better, we can get more content out more cost-effectively.”
If you’re used to being in an office and editing from a computer with high-speed shared storage, then working on those projects from home can be a challenge. Working remotely from your primary storage server may require copying huge files at internet speed, which could take days over slow connections. In light of recent headlines, you may be imminently faced with that reality and wondering how to shift operations to a remote workforce. Luckily, if you’re using ShareBrowser and you find yourself needing to work remotely, your EVO storage server is already doing something that’s about to help you out in a big way.
Remote editing is more viable than ever, but it still has its limitations. Gathering footage, particularly on short notice or for an unforeseen amount of time away from work, requires a significant amount of foresight and planning. The file sizes are likely too unwieldy for online transfer, and getting footage from one editor to another would nearly halt the post-production workflow. The good news is that there are options that are already compatible with EVO right now.