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bio website eecs.berkeley.edu/~loarie
location Berkeley, CA
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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


Jun
18
comment Why is rendered playback slower than my project?
What and how did you set the "project properties" ?
Jun
9
comment How can I adjust brightness when shooting high FPS video?
Is there some restriction on using studio lighting?
May
14
comment Terminology connected with camera movement
Ditto Ditto Ditto (must have minimum number of characters.)
Apr
7
comment How to create a video like this?
hi AJhenderson, thank you for the tip, you have a very good history of answering on target, you have this gift of focus, and filtering to connect with the question. Something I can learn by following you.
Apr
4
comment How to create a video like this?
@AJHenderson, you are correct and you did answer the question. I just think that it should be mentioned that putting a scene together like that has a lot more to it than the scope of the question: directors, actors, makeup, wardrobe... tools are not enough, it takes very skilled people. But you know that. Sorry to be a pain in the butt.
Apr
3
comment How to create a video like this?
There's a lot more in that scene then great lighting, consider the actors and extras, and how they were directed for blocking, timing, and expression. This is far more valuable to the viewer than lighting alone, it's the voice and look of expression.
Feb
4
comment What is the text commonly found at the end of documentaries called?
I don't recall a formal cine term for this, but traditionally in literature an "epilogue" would serve the same purpose.Perhaps "epitaph", or some fused term I just made up "epiText".
Jan
23
comment Blur out an irregular shaped section of the frame using Sony Vegas Studio
I think Vegas Movie Studio supports at least two video tracks, and I am pretty sure it has the "blur" effects.
Jan
23
comment Fast subtitle workflow in Sony Vegas?
Creating my own library of presets has improved my workflow, guess that's too much trouble for you.
Jan
16
comment Vegas pro will not show video for avi with mp4v fourcc codec?
He can still open a trouble ticket with Sony Creative Software.
Jan
15
comment Vegas pro will not show video for avi with mp4v fourcc codec?
You might want to consult with sonycreativesoftware.com/support/technicalsupport.asp please read their knowledge base first to see if your issue has already been covered.
Jan
15
comment How to defeat the display info overlay on the HDMI output of the Canon XA25 including the status indicator?
Bad news, my colleague's Canon XA25 was stolen from a locked closet early this week. I will have to suspend this question until he replaces the camera. My apologies.
Jan
13
comment How to defeat the display info overlay on the HDMI output of the Canon XA25 including the status indicator?
many thanks for responding. I am giving you a point for trying while waiting for my colleague to verify.
Jan
10
comment Where does Camtasia store files locally?
Also, letting us know what platform and OS may be of use. If this is Windows for instance, look in the "documents and settings" (Win7) or "Users" (Win8) for the login that was implementing Comtasia at the time.
Jan
10
comment Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?
I think you covered it well, and AFAIK there is no way to accomplish what Ed's device can do because it can have way more reiterations then any NLE on any platform can handle to date.
Jan
9
comment Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?
Oh, by no means did I mean to discredit your answer, I was merely trying to enhance it from a historical perspective. It won't be long before many NLE will offer this effect if I am reading the demand correctly.
Jan
9
comment Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?
AJ, here is another one for your repertoire: There are specialized frame buffers configured to reiterate images as illustrated in the example. I credit Ed Tannenbaum for developing this device as far back as 1980 when it debuted at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. For more information Google with key words "Ed Tannenbaum Exploratorium". Ed is a colleague of mine and he told me that his inspiration for this device was from watching Norman McLaren's 1968 film "Pas de Deux".
Nov
19
comment Why do some camcorders record in 1080i?
Don't forget that many broadcast stations (air waves vs. cable or satellite) broadcast in 1080i.
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Horatio, another example would be the pulse rate of a fluorescent light which also uses a phosphor coating. If the phosphor persistence is significantly less than the energizing pulse you would see flicker, or if you took a high speed motion image capture of the average fluorescent light, and then slowed it down you could see the Delta brightness aka flicker.
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Good find ! however refresh rate will affect how much flicker one perceives so refresh rate and flicker are related so more science to boot. Thank you.