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I've been a moderator here since February 2014. I've done audio/visual production work as a mix of hobbyist and professional levels for the past 17 years. While my career is a software architect, I studied Electronic Media, Arts and Communications in college as a dual major (with Computer Science). I have worked professionally as a producer (doing both the audio and video) for distance education classes while in college. In addition, I produced the 3D animated intro video for all the distance education classes. I also worked with the paid Audio and Lighting organizations in college.

I have run the DVD Production efforts for Wiicafe covering the Electronic Entertainment Expo from 2002 to 2006 and also ran a wedding videography business for several years. I have since moved on to a wedding photography business after my second camera man moved away. Finally, I also production work for several annual conferences and have worked with multiple music festivals over the years.

I got my start working with crappy gear for non-profits and worked my way up through better levels of gear and training as I moved in to a professional level of work and then further improved through my college studies. I have also been the sound and at times video guy for the various churches I've been in over the years.


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comment Exchange project files between different versions of Premiere Pro?
EDLs and other such intermediary formats are the best I know of. I don't work with CC, but I'm pretty sure they don't have a save as old version option sadly.
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answered What image formats to use for basic 2d animation?
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comment How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?
That is actually a decent additional enhancement to do each side of the score as a layer to reduce the number of layers needed. I was more specifically talking about having one layer for each value you need in a "source" composition in After Effects and then using that source in your animation. It is then a relatively simple matter to activate the appropriate layers and run the export. It's still manual, but you can make a process of clicking through it pretty fast. Alternately, rendering a blank and then rendering the text layer separately also works.
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answered Darwin Streaming Server 6.0.3 won't send Closed Caption track
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answered What setup do I need to record and render at the same time?
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revised What softwares are used to produce this video?
removed political views unassociated with providing an answer. Sorry, this isn't a discussion board.
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answered How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?
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comment FFMpeg and HLS, videos need to load in their entirety before they start playing
I'm sadly not particularly familiar with FFMPEG, however, generally speaking, a file needs to front load certain meta data to be a streamable file. If this data is not front loaded, then the download will have to finish prior to the file being playable. It is sometimes called things like "Progressive Download". I'm sure someone else can give you a more exact answer for FFMPEG, but hopefully that direction can help you in the interim.
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answered How is each type of video camera stabilizer different?
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revised How do I log footage correctly?
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answered How do I log footage correctly?
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comment Real Time personalized videos
@Corey - sure, you would be better off at that point to play the video flat as the back plate and use Flash to place the text though. But in this day and age Flash video is EXTREMELY limiting. Most mobile devices don't support it and an increasing number of desktops have it blocked or not installed from security concerns. The quality also probably wouldn't be quite as good without quite a lot of careful development of the Flash animation.
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comment Adobe Media Encoder CC do not work/start/load on Win8 x64
For the curious, that apparently random looking file name is actually the base64 encode of "__slc_features__".
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comment How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects
Great idea for a non-technical solution to a complex technical problem.
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comment What softwares are used to produce this video?
You may be interested in this question. We've had a number of questions very similar to this in the past, so I'm attempting to make a catch-all answer that should be able to cover this kind of situation. Please let me know if you find it helpful or if it leaves you with any additional questions.
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comment What are motion graphics?
This is intended as a canonical Q/A for the large number of very similar motion graphics questions we get. Please feel free to edit the question and post your own answers to help cover the subject as best as we can.
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answered What are motion graphics?