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Visual Communications Professional with a background in technology. In the thick of learning Java, PHP & MySQL to augment my web skills. I'm taking a shine to programming a lot more than I thought I would.


Nov
1
comment Which low budget video camera would be appropriate for making travel/advenutre short films?
Also, GoPro has fewer moving parts to break when you're in the middle of nowhere. That added reliability is a big selling point for me when I travel. I use them as "b" cameras, and have had nothing but good results.
Dec
6
comment Fixing a badly telecined 8mm film digitization
Telecine, by nature, interlaces. That's why I hate it. :)
Dec
6
comment Fixing a badly telecined 8mm film digitization
There may be some open source something of which I may not be aware. However, the problem is not pulling individual frames, but de-interlacing them along the way, too...and knowing which frames are full frames and which are interlaced.
Jul
16
comment What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?
That's great to hear. Good luck, and keep posting questions as you proceed!
Jun
25
comment Mobile Tethered Video Shooting
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Jun
8
comment What are the audio production capabilities in Sony Vegas Pro because I see mostly plug-ins only?
as a side note, Vegas is actually built on the Sound Forge engine. Vegas grew out of the "watch an AVI thumbnail while cueing your soundtrack" feature in Sound Forge. As @filzilla said, the ability to export to SF for audio work is the real advantage of the two programs as a suite. AFAIK, the plugins are identical between Vegas and SF as well. It's a good integrated suite that plays together a lot nicer than others. (cough FCP/Avid/ProTools cough)
Jun
6
comment Adding a time stamp to a video
Good info to know! I suspect that may be the case with most prosumer/consumer products.
Jun
5
comment Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?
Then again, it's all about what you're going for. I kinda view MSPaint as the 2d-art analogue to creating 8-bit music with an Atari 2600 tone generator. If it's the right tool for what you want to accomplish, rock on!
Apr
25
comment Want to try green screen with my elementary students. What do we need. Using Mac OS 10.5.8
@filzilla Also a good point about blue...especially on Sony cameras. I've had good luck with blue on my Canon XL1, but that was EONS ago. :)
Apr
25
comment Want to try green screen with my elementary students. What do we need. Using Mac OS 10.5.8
Good point about white. I've had good luck with Philips globes being "close enough" (within 100-150K) of each other. Personally, I always keep lots of pre-cut 1/8 CTB & CTO lying about so I can tweak as needed. However, with four or six of 'em on a 5x6, they blend quite nicely.
Apr
17
comment How to join 2 youtube videos with different ratios (16:9 and 4:3)?
@vascobunes; what editing software are you using, or are you just uploading raw clips to youtube?
Apr
7
comment What media can I legally include into my videos?
attorneys: spread the word out to EVERYONE that you need an attorney to look at contracts in exchange for producer credit. Film contracts are just contracts; entertainment law speciality not needed. Modify an existing contract/release to suit your needs, then have that attorney give it a looksee to make sure you didn't shoot yourself in the foot. You'll likely find a friend who knows a lawyer who'd be ~tickled~ to get a screen credit for ten minutes of his time. Know any law professors who need a contract to discuss in a class? Volunteer yours and sit in. DIY means thinking way outside the box
Apr
7
comment What media can I legally include into my videos?
Becoming informed while not being able to afford a lawyer: Mark Litwak's "Contracts for the Film and Television Industry". Find it used at www.half.com. Visit filmcontracts.net & read their terms of use. Royalty-free music is tricky. Royalty-free means you don't pay a per-use fee: it's a flat fee and you have the right to use it under the conditions of the use agreement. incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/faq.html explains this guy's license. Pay close attention to attribution, it changes depending on how you license the work. One is free, one is paid. Also check out creative commons.
Mar
15
comment Halogen brightness for video
And blackwrap is smaller than a case full of barndoors, can be shaped into snoots or manipulated into complex angles and shapes to follow contours on the set, punched into a cookie, or ripped into strips as a makeshift finger. Best. Invention. Ever. It's safed my a** many times when I ran into something unexpected on location.
Mar
15
comment What are some good accessories for a DSLR video recording setup?
No genlock, I just use a slate. Hey, if it's good enough for hollywood... :) Take a little more time in post, but that's what we're stuck with. Some DSLRs have headphone jack inputs...but no real way to control levels, so you may get crap audio even if you're using good mics. Double-system is the way to go for now...
Mar
15
comment Halogen brightness for video
Excellent point that I completely forgot about. Yes, the color temp will get warmer as you dim. I've never run into a circumstance where I've gotten too warm for video's white balance setting, but if shooting film, I have a lot of CTB in my kit (color-to-blue gel) at varying densities. That'll help cool the color down. Of course, that cuts the light, too, so you need to get brighter, which leads to the need for less CTB and then you have more light...it's a balancing act. Color temp meters help find that sweet spot.