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Producer Secrets Revealed In “Production Budget Basics” From WalterBiscardi.Com
News: Producer Secrets Revealed In “Production Budget Basics” From WalterBiscardi.ComWalterBiscardi.com is proud to announce the immediate availability of “Production Budget Basics” featuring long time broadcast Producer Dana Popoff (Food Network “Good Eats,” “Feasting On Waves” and Bridgestone Golf commercials). The new course features a detailed introduction to planning a budget for any production project, big or small, film to industrial that helps Producers plan more accurate numbers from the get go.
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Style4Type Takes Adobe Premiere Pro To A Whole New Level From walterbiscardi.com
WalterBiscardi.com announces the immediate availability of Style4Type, templates and typestyles that will change the way you think about Adobe Premiere Pro’s Titler. Developed by long time creative professional, Tim Kolb (Kolb Productions) Style4Type unleashes the potential of Premiere Pro’s Title Tool, underutilized by many users until now.
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Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"
News: Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"Biscardi Creative Media celebrates with Environment News Trust on the completion and wrap-up of Season Three of "This American Land," an original conservation series on public television stations nationwide. The series delivers engaging stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife and takes viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure.
published 5 months ago   read more
Biscardi Creative Media Completes Unique Homeopathic Energetic Medicine Client Project
Virtual Gut Band Video Promises to be Cost Effective Method to Weight Loss
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) recently had the opportunity to work on a one-ofa-kind project in the world of homeopathic energetic medicine. The question for BCM was, “can you produce a video that can help convince the viewer they’re actually having surgery?” An outwardly simple request turned into a true gem when BCM learned this venture had unique challenges that would stretch both creativity and ingenuity. This particular project would need to delve into the realm of positive visualization and relaxation. Never one to back down from a challenge BCM took on the project that was recently christened and released as the “Virtual Gut Band Video.”
published 7 months ago   read more
Adobe Previews Major Update to Video Tools in Creative Cloud
Significant Innovations to Professional Video Products, Including Adobe Anywhere, Coming Soon
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update the video tools in Adobe® Creative Cloud™. With over 150 new features, this upcoming release is packed with new capabilities in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, Adobe SpeedGrade™ CC, Adobe Prelude™ CC , Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus, redefining how video professionals create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere® for video, which enables large virtual teams of talent to efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Today’s announcement signifies Adobe’s commitment to providing continuous innovation for Creative Cloud members and builds upon the huge customer momentum Adobe video is experiencing across the broadcast and post-production industries. These major updates, expected in October, allow broadcast and media professionals to extend their creative toolset and streamline their editing environments.
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Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Workshop Schedule finalized, Atlanta Creative Ball raffle crosses $20,000 and includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients — that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
published 8 months ago   read more
Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!
News: Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission included in this news release
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
published 9 months ago   read more
Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
published 10 months ago   read more
Biscardi Creative Media Honored As A Top Small Business
News: Biscardi Creative Media Honored As A Top Small BusinessGwinnett Chamber announces Biscardi Creative Media as winner in 1-9 employee category
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) was recognized twice at the 2013 Pinnacle Small Business Awards hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. BCM was first recognized as one of the top 25 small businesses in Gwinnett County.
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Biscardi Creative Media announces: Colorist Flight School – LIVE!
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) welcomes world renowned Colorist and founder of TaoOfColor.com, Patrick Inhofer, for his Colorist Flight School, May 30 - June 1. The three-day workshop is geared towards the craft of color grading. Inhofer will teach attendees the craft of color grading while bringing them up-to-speed on DaVinci Resolve (and Resolve Lite). Students in the workshop will also grade a short film along with Patrick. With a limit of 10 students, the workshop will be very interactive.
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World-Renowned Editor Walter Biscardi, Jr. Launches Industry Training & Website
News: World-Renowned Editor Walter Biscardi, Jr. Launches Industry Training & WebsiteA Production Website Focused on the Creativity and Business Behind the Technique
Millions of creatives the world over know editor & Post Production specialist Walter Biscardi, Jr. thanks to the CreativeCow.net website where he has shared knowledge and advice to countless people since 2000. Over 25,000 online posts later, Walter is sticking to his roots of helping to educate his production and entertainment peers.
published 1 year ago   read more
Biscardi Creative Media helps “THIS AMERICAN LAND” return for Season Two on Public Television nationwide.
News: Biscardi Creative Media helps “THIS AMERICAN LAND” return for Season Two on Public Television nationwide.Opening windows to our natural heritage: America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife.
“We always hear about what we do wrong – how bad humans are, but in this case we have the opportunity to say, hey look what people did!” – Chris Parish, Peregrine Fund
published 2 years ago   read more
Biscardi Creative Media Keeps Workflow Options Open with Installation of Small Tree Shared Storage Systems
Full-Service Company Uses Adobe, Avid and Final Cut Off Single Storage System
For Walter Biscardi, Jr., respected post-production professional and founder of Biscardi Creative Media, one of the keys to a successful business is the ability to adapt and evolve. This mindset has been critical to Biscardi Creative Media’s continued growth, from a single workstation in Biscardi’s home in 2001, to a three person facility in 2004, and to the company’s new 6,000 square-foot studio in the suburbs of Atlanta that currently features 14 workstations covering all aspects of post-production, from ingest to editorial to sound and color.
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Biscardi Creative completes Season One of This American Land
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) has completed post production for season one (13 episodes) of the new PBS television series, "This American Land." BCM Principal, Walter Biscardi, Jr. is Managing Producer and Post Production supervisor of the series which is the first to come out of their new 6,000 square foot location opened recently in Buford, GA. “We’ve been working with Executive Producer, Gary Strieker, for years on environmental news stories and now we’re finally able to launch the concept as a national television series,” notes Biscardi. “Gary is one of the most respected environmental correspondents in the world and to be able to help him bring this series to air is a real honor for the entire team at BCM.”
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Small Tree Named Initial Platinum Sponsor for Atlanta Cutters
Leading Shared Storage Provider Supports Post-Production User Group
Walter Biscardi, founder and president of Biscardi Creative Media and one of the founding members of the Atlanta Cutters, today announced that Small Tree, a leading designer and manufacturer of Ethernet network shared storage, would serve as the initial platinum sponsor for the newly formed post-production group.
published 3 years ago   read more
Digital Media Firm Celebrates Grand Opening in Gwinnett
News: Digital Media Firm Celebrates Grand Opening in GwinnettBiscardi Creative hosts Digital Entertainment Industry at New Facility Opening
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) celebrated the grand opening of its new 6,000 square-foot production studio and digital media fulfillment house tonight. The event brought over 200 industry professionals together to share in the expansion of both company and industry in the Metro Atlanta region. The expansion, announced last July in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber economic development, demonstrates an increasing trend for digital entertainment growth in Georgia.
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Digital Media Firm Expands in Metro Atlanta
AtlantaBiscardi Creative to open new 6,000 sq-ft office in Gwinnett
In partnership with Gwinnett Chamber economic development, Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) recently announced it will break ground on its new state-of-theart- media-ready facility. After almost 20 years in the business, the company is expanding to a brand new 6,000 square foot facility in Buford.
published 4 years ago   read more
Small Tree’s Unique Shared Storage and OS X Networking Capabilities a Bullseye for Tier 1 Media’s Workflow Needs
Cost-effective Ethernet-based Storage Technology Saves Hours Editing Each Show
In the suburbs of Nashville lies Tier 1 Media, a small production company handling production and post-production for several popular Outdoor Channel competitive shooting sports programs, including “Shooting USA” and “Impossible Shots.”
published 5 years ago   read more
Shared Storage Solution Creates Greater Efficiency for Biscardi Creative Media
Small Tree's Technology and Service Leave Lasting Impression
Amidst a down economy, Atlanta-based Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) was faced with a positive dilemma – an abundance of post-production projects, including three feature length documentaries and an episodic television series. With three edit suites each equipped with its own local storage, the challenge for BCM in taking on these projects was in successfully managing workflow efficiency. To ensure that project deadlines were met and client satisfaction maintained, Walt Biscardi, founder and president of BCM, installed a flexible and cost-effective shared storage solution to maximize his team's productivity.
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AJA KONA 3 and Apple Final Cut Pro Provide Editorial Tools for 'Assignment Earth'
AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced that the KONA 3 video capture and playback card was used to enable real-time editing for "Assignment Earth," a new half-hour series for PBS.
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Emmy Award-Winning Biscardi Creative Media Adds Speed and Protection to Digital Video Production Environment
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that their ExpressSAS RAID Adapter used in conjunction with Maxx RaidPro storage arrays has been selected by Biscardi Creative Media to deliver high-performance processing and data protection for production-class, high-definition digital video across the studio environment.
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News: Biscardi Creative Media provides production support for new Jonathan Demme Documentary
Jonathan Demme's new documentary, "Man From Plains", about former President Jimmy Carter had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 7th, 2007. The film received a two minute standing ovation and will next be presented at the Toronto Film Festival with the Carters in attendance on Monday, September 10th.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: CANON HD-EC Lenses Help Make Indie Movie "The Rough Cut" A Smooth 24p Production
Full Set of Canon High Definition Electronic Cinematography (HD-EC) Prime Lenses Opens up New Visual Avenues to Director, Crew
The spirit of indie cinema is a sense of adventure that drives moviemakers as much as it does audiences. Case in point is The Rough Cut, a new 24p indie production that served as the directorial debut for Walter Biscardi, Jr, who shot the tense drama with a full set of Canon High Definition Electronic Cinematography (HD-EC) FJs Prime lenses.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Canon USA to feature Biscardi Creative Media at NAB 2006
Biscardi Creative Media is proud to announce that Canon USA will be featuring our original short film, "The Rough Cut" during the National Association of Broadcasters convention next week in Las Vegas. Billed as "The Worlds Largest Electronic Media Show," NAB 2006 will run from April 22 - 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Portions of the film will be continuously showcased in their booth during all four days of the show.
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News: Biscardi Creative Media HD Film Screening / Product Showcase
Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) is proud to announce that our first short film, The Rough Cut, will screen December 7th, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. The world premiere will take place at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 in Chamblee and will be shown in High Definition courtesy of Panasonic. The event will also feature a High Definition Product Showcase of all the equipment used in the making of the film courtesy of event sponsors, WH Platts Inc., Panasonic, Canon, AJA Video Systems and Medea Corporation.
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News: Biscardi Creative wins 9th Telly Award
Biscardi Creative Media is proud to announce that the commercial "The Tennessean - Williamson County Line-Up" has been honored with a Telly Award. This marks the 9th Telly Award for Biscardi Creative Media.
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The Production Process EXTRA: Archiving DataThe Production Process EXTRA: Archiving Data
In this digital media world, it's imperative to not only have enough media array space to do your work, but also to store and protect that media for the long term. Biscardi Creative Media have been using a very simple method going on four years now with great success, and discuss the details in this article.
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Workflow Update: iMac, Adobe & the X FactorWorkflow Update: iMac, Adobe & the X Factor
With five edit suites currently running at Biscardi Creative Media, and four more on standby, Walter Biscardi and crew need the best possible performance our of their workflow and machines. Here, Walter describes the power (yes, power) of the iMac, the workhorse Adobe Premiere Pro, and some never say never insight on FCP X.
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Anatomy of an Edit SuiteAnatomy of an Edit Suite
Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative Media is often asked about what makes a comfortable and efficient edit suite. After designing five different facilities, each with the same essential design, but each refined and upgraded, we can be assured that Walter knows how to streamline design for an arrangement that works!
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Your Own Business, Part 1: Are you ready?Your Own Business, Part 1: Are you ready?
Creative Cow leader Walter Biscardi is a 17 year veteran of broadcast and corporate video production who owns Biscardi Creative Media in the Atlanta, Georgia area.. Along the way, he's learned a few things to do, and not do, in order to be successful. But before you can succeed building your business in the creative industry, you have to know: are you ready?
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The Production Process Part 1: Pre-Production
Sister company Biscardi Creative Media launched its first Google Hangout today which is a lot of fun. Essentially a live podcast that is instantly converted over to a YouTube video when completed with the ability to edit the video on YouTube when its completed. The main focus on the BCM...
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Live Training and Live Networking, They Build Trust for your Career
I’m fortunate that I get the opportunity to speak in front of many groups and recently that’s been more high school and college students. No matter what the discussion is about, we always spent a lot of time talking jobs and networking. Because we’re all so digitally connected it should...
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What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User...
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Episode #009 - November 17, 2005
Episode 009 - Independent HD Moviemaking with Emmy Winning Director Walter Biscardi Jr., The Making of "The Rough Cut", NAB Post Plus report from NYC with Aharon Rabinowitz, Portable Media Expo and Podcast Conference wrap up, HD Movie Editing and Production with Final Cut Pro, Pros and Cons for Plug-ins for Desktop Editors and more creative tech news, interviews and reports - www.creativecow.net
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