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bio website eecs.berkeley.edu/~loarie
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I work as a Systems Administrator and a Technical Consultant to the Helpdesk for the EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences) Department at the University of California, Berkeley Campus. This has been my career for the last 24 years which began as an electronics technician. I worked my way to principal electronic tech and then crossed over to systems administration about 12 years ago. My strongest experience is with computer hardware and I am usually the go to guy when laptops and desktops start smoken or won't power up.

One of my most interesting assignments at Berkeley was in 1992. I was put on a special team with NASA trained techs to fabricate an assembly bound for the Arecibo radio telescope. This was a special 4 million FFT based spectrum analyzer for SETI project SERENDIP III under the direction of UC Berkeley physicist Dan Werthimer. I got to build hardware to listen for ET!

In my off hours since 1977 I have been working with music, still photography, and small scale sculptures some involving digital electronics. However in 2008 after a 35 year hiatus I have returned to my own independent cinematic (video) and music productions.

Presently I use a Sony camcorder (HDR-CX500v) and I use Sony Vegas Pro 10 as my main video and music editing suite. I have experience with both Windows Movie Maker and Windows Live Movie Maker, and I am a tiny bit familiar with iMovie. I also have a B.S. in Cinematography from SIU-Carbondale, 1974 and a M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, 1977.

I am providing a link to my 'Linked in' profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-loarie/0/167/806


Jul
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comment What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?
You are 100% right, jump cuts have been considered bad and good for a long time. That's why it's better to use a term that is specific and not confusing. By the mid 70's academics taught us to be careful about jump cuts as they were worried about continuity, however, by the this time the real world had already showed us creative and interesting ways to jump cut.
Jul
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Jul
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revised Apply effects to multiple video channels in Sony Vegas
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Jul
9
comment What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?
Of course there is no official term "jump ahead cutting" but it exists nevertheless as I explained it.
Jul
9
comment What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?
"jump cut" historically was a bad thing for reasons stated, you neglect to take that into account, instead you are offering only a modern day 'wiki' interpretation which is ok, but it omits history and the context of how directors innovated cuts in general over the last 40 years.
Jul
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Jul
8
comment Can't make Ken Burns effect zoom properly
Did you use keyframes for both the pan and the zoom changes?
Jul
8
answered What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?
Jul
8
comment Recommendations for HD camcorder for all-day static recording?
Along these lines google key words "HD network camera". Some get pricey but there a few under $400 that have 720p but not sure about 24 fps, you should look. Streaming is the way to go, and mounting it right will make it steady.
Jun
20
comment Video Editor for syncing mult camera videos
Once all 3 camera's started to roll, did you 'slate' them, as in say a flash or other visual sync mark that all captured on the same frame?
Jun
18
answered Apply effects to multiple video channels in Sony Vegas
Jun
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revised Delete unused video clips in Vegas
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answered Delete unused video clips in Vegas
May
6
comment Glidecam focus control
Have you tried a search on google, vimeo, and youtube for DIY lens puller or follow focus?
Apr
25
comment What is the smallest video size possible in Sony Vegas Pro?
Cool idea AJ Henderson, wonder what it would look like using either a Fibonacci sequence or a pseudorandom sequence?
Apr
12
comment Which software gets the fastest rendering times?
Nice one AJ Henderson. I have started documenting my render times based on Vegas Pro 10 on a 32 bit Win7, no GPU, but CPU is quad core, with 4 GB of ram. E.g., 2:43 runtime with up to 6 video tracks (some portions only have 2 video tracks running at the same time) and 3 stereo music tracks: 16 minutes for 720p mpeg 2 m2t and about 32 minutes for 1080p mp4 (7.5 Mbps).
Mar
20
comment Should I use a GoPro Hero 3 Black for recording drama?
Go Pro although very handy for action shots like down hill skiing or sky diving, does not have a manual focus, or manual exposure, and as pointed out so well by AJ Henderson below does not have a zoom lens.
Mar
5
comment How can I make a video such that the quality degrades if someone tries to record it using screen recording software?
LOL! Thank you for the lifting thought. :>