Category Archive for "Interviews"

Keeping it interesting WITH FCPX with Tech TV

The corporate video sector doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being wildly exciting. It’s often associated with dreary talking heads, tedious soundtracks and uninspiring camera work.

At Tech TV we’re all about staying far away from that image. We’re an award-winning video production company based in the UK. We specialise in corporate videos that look great as well as being short, shareable, and straight to the point. We often work to tight deadlines and have multiple projects on the go at once, so speed is really important.

About a year ago, the company decided to make the switch to FCP X. We were already using FCP 7 but after the FCP X launch, we became interested in moving to the new software – despite the bad press it got on launch. It was initially a gradual process, starting with smaller projects with no defined deadline, but it soon became clear that there was no going back.

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MTV Voices and CrumplePop

Web series MTV Voices focuses on MTV’s global network of millennial journalists reporting on the subjects and issues that affect their everyday lives. MTV Voices editor Thomas Arnold took time to talk with us about his experiences with MTV Voices,…

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Dale Grahn on Meeting Steven Spielberg

While color timing on “Amistad,” Dale Grahn recalls the first time he met Steven Spielberg. Check out our entire series of Dale Grahn interviews here. Take a look at Dale Grahn Color for the iPad at dalegrahncolor.com to learn color…

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Digital Convergence Episode 115: The Age of Indie

Mitch, Chris and I talk to author and indie filmmaker Mike Carroll. He’s been on the show before (back in episode 75) and he’s back – this time talking about the second edition of his book Naked Filmmaking: How To…

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Digital Convergence Podcast Episode 113: Warning! Speed Change Ahead

In episode number 113 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, we talk about the following: March 27, 2013, Atlanta Cutters to feature Marc Solorio (BMCC camera) and Rob Ashe (Conan Show editor) A fix for the Black Magic Cinema Camera Nikon…

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Dale Grahn on Creating the Look of “Saving Private Ryan” (1998)

Dale Grahn explains how the iconic look of “Saving Private Ryan” came about in a strange manner. We have an entire series of interviews with Dale based on his work in the film industry. To check out each of those,…

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Dale Grahn on Creating a Look

Dale Grahn on color timing “The Ring” by not creating “looks” and focusing instead on what makes things creepy. To learn more from Dale, check out our app Dale Grahn Color for the iPad at dalegrahncolor.com.

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Dale Grahn on Working at Pixar

Dale Grahn tells the story of color timing Toy Story for Pixar. To learn more about our Dale Grahn Color iPad app take a look at dalegrahncolor.com.

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Dale Grahn on Timing His First Feature

Dale Grahn shares his experience on color timing his first film, Predator (1987.) Dale Grahn Color is currently in the new and noteworthy section of the iPad App store. To learn more check out our Dale Grahn Color page or…

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Digital Convergence Episode 109: Color My World With Dale Grahn

Dale Grahn’s resume as a color timer is impressive. He’s worked extensively with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. He must have one of the longest list of films under one name in the IMDB database! Dale talks about the…

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