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Creative COW Forum Host, Magazine Writer, Web Writer, Contributing Editor


David Battistella
David Battistella
director, editor, www.davidbattistella.com
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada

David Battistella, an award winning multi-disciplined film maker, brings skill and experience to every facet of production.  He is a visual storyteller with a keen eye. 

David is a producer, writer, director/DOP, editor and actor with credits in each of these disciplines.  Most recently he’s been creating short films in the Tuscany region of Italy while writing and developing his third screenplay. 
 
In 2002, his feature documentary, “Shinny: The Hockey in All of Us” (75 minutes) won the Banff World Television Festival Rockies Award for best sports documentary.  The ode to the Canadian game has been broadcast nationally and has been the visual companion to ‘O Canada’ at NHL games. David then went on to document the compelling true story of Jordin Tootoo’s life changing year prior to becoming the first Inuit born hockey player to become a National Hockey League player.
 
David contributes to the film community, and has acted as chair of key industry organizations.  He's given lectures to industry professionals and participates actively in online forums as a way to use the sharing of information to facilitate professional growth of individuals worldwide.

David is a regular Creative Cow contributor and a big believer in open sourcing knowledge.

http://www.davidbattistella.com/home.html

You can find David Battistella hosting in Creative COW's RED Camera, and ARRI Forums.

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Articles by David Battistella

Apple FCPX Techniques
SHOOT>EDIT with RED and FCP X

SHOOT>EDIT with RED and FCP X

Embracing FCP X and the RED Camera System from the earliest releases has been proven a successful choice for filmmaker David Battistella, whose enticing respect for the RED/FCPX workflow shines through from detailed explanation to his finished work. Everything we dreamed RED could be in post is beginning to unfold with the new FCP X update.

Editorial, Feature
David Battistella
Apple FCPX Techniques
FCPX: OMF The Hard Way

FCPX: OMF The Hard Way

If you love to export an OMF and your audio mixing in Logic, and wonder how to get your audio out of FCPX, join David Battistella as he walks through this workaround. Use this tutorial to take advantage of the four track output from doing a QT movie export, get a split track version of your cut into Logic or ProTools, and sweeten your audio as you wish.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple FCPX Techniques
RED AND FCPX

RED AND FCPX

With the release of Final Cut Pro X, many were anticipating that there would be NATIVE FULL RED R3D integration in the new software. When that was not part of the release, especially after Apple talked about up to 4K resolution at the Supermeet, it left many people wondering how to integrate RED footage into FCPX projects. The purpose of this tutorial is to help you figure out how you might be able to incorporate footage captured with RED cameras into a project you are editing in FCPX.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X
FCPX: Three Camps - The Pro vs. Non-Pro Debate

FCPX: Three Camps - The Pro vs. Non-Pro Debate

Three camps of thought seem to be quickly emerging in the forums and the excitement surrounding the release of FCPX. Step back and take a broad look at all of the information in the mighty deluge that has flooded the Final Cut Pro X Forum. Which category do you fall into? Use this to help make the critical decisions for the future at hand right now.

Editorial
David Battistella
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X
FCPX - First Cut with the new Final Cut Pro X

FCPX - First Cut with the new Final Cut Pro X

David Battistella, ever willing to engage in new adventures in film and digital capture, has taken the leap toward editing his latest work with the new Final Cut Pro X. When you watch the clip from Calcio Storico Fiorentino, you will feel drawn in to the action, taste the dust in your mouth, feel the strength and violence of the game, and be washed away by the sheer power of this centuries-old sport. That's how well FCPX worked for David.

Review
David Battistella
Cinematography
Film Style Slow Motion in Digital Times

Film Style Slow Motion in Digital Times

In this article, David Battistella, respected filmmaker and Creative COW contributing editor and forum host, inspired by questions frequently asked in the COW forums, offers a guide to understanding and re-creating film style slow motion.

Feature
David Battistella
RED Camera
Reproducing Rainbows: Color in the Digital Environment

Reproducing Rainbows: Color in the Digital Environment

As digital photography and cinematography reach further into the digital media landscape, and your captured images can be viewed on a vast range of media, the need for standardizing color has become more invaluable than ever. Imagine trying to get a consistent hue of green or blue or teal across multiple platforms. So, it becomes easy to understand why it's important to have a color reference chart for each new scenes' lighting conditions. All of the formats carry specific gamma and color spaces to reproduce color. The chart is the point of agreement. In this review, David Battistella reviews the RED Cambook from DSC Labs, which readily addresses these concerns. Read on for David's findings...

Editorial
David Battistella
ARRI
ARRI ALEXA: A Weekend with ALEXA

ARRI ALEXA: A Weekend with ALEXA

"It was just a date, she's not my girlfriend yet." After David Battistella spent a weekend with ARRI ALEXA, he ponders whether digital acquisition can overcome the nostalgia of "light hitting silver on a frame, from a roll of 35mm film." Read David's review for details of his experience with this whirlwind romance.

Review
David Battistella
Adobe Premiere Pro
Lightworks

Lightworks

Professional editing goes open source: top editors describe a powerful editing tool being unleashed on the public.

Review, People / Interview
David Battistella
RED Camera
Exposing the RED MX

Exposing the RED MX

David Battistella looks at the RED camera, an offering from a company that have now delivered over 7000 cameras to customers worldwide. David examines exposure techniques for the MX sensor and gives us an upgraded review and updated vision of the best exposure practices. Read on for the details of this highly informative product review...

Review
David Battistella
RED Camera
Exposing the RED: Perfect Exposure, Every Time

Exposing the RED: Perfect Exposure, Every Time

Director DP, REDtrepreneur, early adopter and obsessed student of the RED camera system David Battistella takes a closer look at how to hit the sweet spot on the RED sensor. David shows how understanding REDs inner workings will help you expose your scene just right, every time.

Feature
David Battistella
Compression techniques
Cross-Platform Workflows using SheerVideo compressionCross-Platform Workflows using SheerVideo compression

In this Creative COW Magazine article, David Battistella takes a look at cross-platform workflows using the SheerVido Codec. SheerVideo is a family of lossless codecs developed by BitJazz for professional-quality uncompressed video. David does a great job in this article explaining the how, why, and if you should utilize this codec into your workflow.

Review, Feature
David Battistella
COWmunications feedback
Grazing Etiquette at the CreativeCow forums

Grazing Etiquette at the CreativeCow forums

In this article for CreativeCow.net, contributing editor and leader, David Battistella converses with other leaders in search of 'what constitutes good grazing' or polite etiquette for being part of a fun and truly useful Creative community. Read on as David, Jerry Hoffman, Walter Biscardi, Tom Wolsky and Bob Zelin share their thoughts for keeping the pasture peaceful.

Editorial, Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple Final Cut Pro
EDIT TO TAPE - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

EDIT TO TAPE - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

In this Apple Final Cut Pro tutorial, CreativeCOW.net leader and filmmaker David Battistella shares a good basic technique for ''FCP - Edit to Tape'' first timers.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple Final Cut Pro
Recapturing HDV, Can it be done?

Recapturing HDV, Can it be done?

CreativeCOW.net contributing editor and leader, David Battistella, explores the question of recapturing HDV. He'd seen so many posts, so much talk about HDV format and the problems incurred, so David has taken the time to test a couple of workflows. Here's David's report.

Tutorial
David Battistella
Apple Final Cut Pro
Aurora Video's PipeStudio

Aurora Video's PipeStudio

Aurora's PipeStudio is specifically designed to take full advantage of the Final Cut Pro RT Extreme architecture while providing every commonly available professional-level audio and video input and output on an Industrial-quality rackmountable breatout box. In this article, CreativeCOW.net leader and filmmaker, David Battistella takes a look at the Aurora PipeStudio and determines it is a professional product designed for professionals in a real world environment. With care and research in setting up an editing system with fast hard drives and a product like this, you can achieve great results from FCP and this card combination.

Review
David Battistella
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