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Freelance Video Editor and Motion Designer
Member Since:
June 15th 2009
86 Posts
Location:
Toronto
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Multishader: Change texture on a specific clone
by Chris Tarroza 2 weeks ago
i have a multishader material on a cloner object that consists of numerous plane objects (the planes are suppose to represent album covers, the multishader is pointing to a folder full of album cover
Re: Multishader: Change texture on a specific clone
by Chris Tarroza 2 weeks ago
So I answered my own question... I used this tutorial from pixellab as a base. I used mograph selection to select the specific clone I wanted to render. I hit the invert button and applied a volume ef
Logo explodes into images
by Chris Tarroza 2 months ago
I'm fairly new to C4D and I've spent the past couple days trying to create an animation and I'm just not getting the results I would like. The idea is that you first see a 3D logo. It then explodes re
Re: Logo explodes into images
by Seth Olson 2 months ago
For the multiple images, I found this plugin to be invaluable. http: www.thepixellab.net introducing-image2plane-c4d-plugin
Proper Scratch Disk, Cache, Media Files Set-up
by Chris Tarroza 8 months ago
Hi! I recently installed a second 1TB 7200rpm internal drive into my mid-2012 Mac Pro. I also just bought an 8TB Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 setup to RAID5 (via eSata). Given my current set-up and aiming fo
Re: Proper Scratch Disk, Cache, Media Files Set-up
by Phillip Todd 8 months ago
A good discussion on this is covered here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 3 934252#934298 Phillip Todd Cinematographer www.phillip-todd.com
Align Bottom of Layer to Guide Line
by Chris Tarroza 8 months ago
I'm a huge newbie to Photoshop and a google search didn't give me what I needed. I am working in a 1920x1080p canvas for TV. I want to align the bottom of a layer to the bottom-most part of the title
RAID set-up for Mac Pros
by Chris Tarroza 9 months ago
The company I work for has some money left in the budget to upgrade my workstation. I work on HD 2K projects for broadcast TV and web. I have yet to touch 3K 4K but the boss says it COULD happen. I al
Re: RAID set-up for Mac Pros
by Bob Zelin 9 months ago
I had no idea that OWC was making a PCIe expansion chassis ! I bet they come up with a Tbolt 2 version when Sonnet and Magma does. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. maxavid@cfl.rr.com
Render object and its shadows only
by Chris Tarroza 10 months ago
I have an animation that I will be reusing over and over again but with different text. The camera move, all the other objects, lighting, etc. will all stay the same except I will have different text
Re: Render object and its shadows only
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 months ago
Place a compositing tag on your text object and in the tag properties object buffer tab, check the box next to buffer 1. Then, in render properties, enable multi-pass rendering and add an object buffe
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Proper PluralEyes workflow
by Chris Tarroza 12 months ago
About to go head first into a project that will require a lot of syncing with audio recorded onto a separate device. I caved when Red Giant had the 40% off sale a few weeks ago and purchased PluralEye
Re: Proper PluralEyes workflow
by Robin Reed 12 months ago
I'd like to know this too. I used Plural Eyes for the first time, and ended up with a synced sequence that was hours long because I synced everything. The sound quality was very good, I must say.
Counter increases with every marker
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
I have a project where I am essentially counting the number of times a word is said in a video clip. I will have an animating number on screen that increases per mention of that word. Seeing as how th
Re: Counter increases with every marker
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Walter. Freelance Video Editor and Motion Designer Toronto, CAN
How was this transition done?
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
I watched this transition over and over again, frame by frame and can't quite figure out how it was done. Any ideas http: reels.creativecow.net film call-of-duty-transition Freelance Video Editor and
Re: How was this transition done?
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
Thanks Cassius. I believe I enabled people to download the original file, that would be as good as it gets it terms of quality. I have a some stock footage of smoke and have been trying to use liquify
Video: Call of Duty transition
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
Call of Duty transition Trying to figure out how this transition was done. Any ideas watch video
Re: Call of Duty transition
by Tim Vaughan 1 year ago
Trapcode Form is my best guess. I've seen a lot of tuts done on that (RedGiantSoftware), and the particules look very much in the Form vein. But again, a guess... Tim Apple XRAID, XServe, 2008 2x3 GHz
Time Lapse of Large Images
by Brute Wolf 1 year ago
I'm having trouble controlling the sequence settings when importing an image sequence for time lapse. Back in my FCP7 days, the image sequence would maintain the size of the photos, allowing me to zoo
Re: Time Lapse of Large Images
by Chris Tarroza 1 year ago
In Preferences General make sure that "Default scale to frame size" is unchecked.
Convert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I know that you can simply copy the mask path and paste into the position on the layer you want. What I'm trying to specifically achieve is to convert each mask point into a position keyframe but also
Re: Convert mask to position keyframes (specific situation)
by Vishesh Arora 2 years ago
Chris Paste Mask path keyframes when CTI is at 0:00:00:00. Select the position property of the layer. This will select all the keyframes. Now hold Alt Optn and drag the last keyframe to 88th frame. Th
Kona LH No Video Output
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Just as the title says, I am not getting any video out of my Kona LH. Whether SDI or Component, through the KL-Box or straight from the card, I got nothing. I am getting audio though. Any help would b
Re: Kona LH No Video Output
by AJA Sales Department 2 years ago
Please feel free to contact AJA Technical Support for assistance if you have not already. You may reach them via phone or email between 9am and 5pm PST Monday through Friday. -- AJA Video Systems +1 (
Review pulldown video without a monitor
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I have a commercial, shot in 23.976 that's going out to broadcast in 29.97. I have followed settings from other posts, testing with both After Effects and Compressor to get my final file. I followed D
Re: view pulldown video without a monitor
by Shane Ross 2 years ago
An HDTV will work fine. You just need an IO device to feed it a proper signal. Direct connection to the computer won't work. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Gigantic Project File Sizes CS6
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
My .prproj file for the current project I am working on is currently at 271 MB. I imagine this is the reason why opening and saving the file takes really long. Other than about 10-15 AE dynamic link s
Re: Gigantic Project File Sizes CS6
by Karl Soule 2 years ago
Worst-case scenario - create a new project, and import the extra-large project into the new empty one. That usually corrects the issue, and the new project is much smaller. Karl Soule' blogs.adobe.com
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Tough iphone screen track
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Hi there I need some help tracking this particular shot. An iphone being held and I need to do a screen replacement. After many attempts through mocha AE, I'm back at square one with nada. Could be th
Re: Tough iphone screen track
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Thanks guys. You're right no need to roto the fingers as I can just key it. The problems happen both near the beginning when the hand on the left grabs the phone and then towards the end when the phon
Video: Iphone Screen Track - original
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Iphone Screen Track - original watch video
Re: Iphone Screen Track - original
by Ross Shain 2 years ago
Try creating the shape around edges of image (see pic). In Track tab, select Auto Channel and Increase the % of pixels used up to 90. Then track. This should help, you still may need a little "adjust
Green screen and projectors
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I will be working on a commercial that features a projector as the selling product. Obviously, said projector will be used in the spot. I am being told that they will be projecting a green image from
Re: Green screen and projectors
by Vishesh Arora 2 years ago
Main problem will come if there is something that will come in between of the projector beams. So you keep the projector at a good height to avoid any conflict. For tracking, Use some small(so that no
3D Tracking to a Moving Object
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I have a project coming up that involves some tracking work. I have a general idea of how this MIGHT work, but I'm not 100% sure and I would like to avoid any potential headaches! Here's a storyboard
Re: 3D Tracking to a Moving Object
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
By "move in 3D" I meant that it follows the camera movement and sticks to the cyclist. I did do a quick run through with AE's Camera Tracker. It's not perfect but it's pretty close. It does a real goo
Video: Cyclist
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Cyclist watch video
ARRI Alexa and CS6 Workflow
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I will be working on a project that will be shot on the ARRI Alexa. I'm thinking of cutting it in Premiere Pro CS6 seeing how it "should" be faster than FCP7. The other side of this is that I'm pretty
Re: ARRI Alexa and CS6 Workflow
by Alan Gordon 2 years ago
I would personally recommend shooting ProRes4444 for this situation. While you probably don't need ArriRaw, the Alexa can go to 4444 on board so why shoot less quality The space requirement isn't that
Contacting Companies for Jobs
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
I'm a video editor and motion graphics designer from Toronto. I've been working at a small ad agency for a year and am really hoping to move up to other, more experienced, studios in the city. There a
Re: Contacting Companies for Jobs
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
I agree with Bob. Don't send e-mails. Everyone sends e-mail and it is just treated like Spam. If you have time I recommend visiting in person or cold calling. It separates you from the crowd. E-mail i
In the FCP-World, 10 comes after 1...
by Chris Tarroza 2 years ago
Looks like FCP has trouble counting properly. I have created multiple bins to sort through the different assets within the same project. I've named bins Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, etc... For whatever rea
Re: In the FCP-World, 10 comes after 1...
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
try naming the single digit bins Week 01, 02, etc that usually works best wishes Neil www.patience.tv
Video: Golf Swing_Sky Replacement
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
Golf Swing_Sky Replacement watch support
Video: Golf Swing
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
Golf Swing watch video
AJA Kona LHe...What does it do exactly?
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
I have been working with an agency for almost a year. I have a Kona LHe and a KL Box, it was installed before I started for the previous editor but, embarrassingly enough, I really have no idea as to
Re: AJA Kona LHe...What does it do exactly?
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
The beginner questions keep coming (I got a bunch of them) What would be the difference between using a broadcast monitor and a properly calibrated LCD TV, from say Best Buy or something.
Multiple Cameras (including Arri Alexa), Frame Rates and FCP Workflow Advice
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
Fairly new to working with a variety of footage so I would appreciate some advice on the best way to handle this upcoming project I have. We are shooting a commercial that will take place in different
Re: Multiple Cameras (including Arri Alexa), Frame Rates and FCP Workflow Advice
by Jeremy Garchow 3 years ago
Alexa is the only camera that can shoot @ 60p. With those three cameras shoot 1080p 23.976 or 29.97. 59.94i fields per second in broadcast is 29.97 frames per second. 29.97 is probably the best for yo
RED 120fps to 24fps slow-mo...then to Avid
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
Later today I will be receiving some 120fps RED footage that we want turned into slow motion. I'm working on FCP but it will then go to an Avid system, more on that later. I just wanted to run my work
Re: RED 120fps to 24fps slow-mo...then to Avid
by Alex Elkins 3 years ago
Hi Chris, You're complicating something that is in fact very simple. When you shoot on the RED Camera you pick a framerate and a timebase. In your case: Framerate = 120fps Timebase = 23.98fps Meaning
Prepping Multiple Sequences for Broadcast Safe Video
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
What is the quickest way to prepare multiple sequences in FCP for broadcast safe I recently discovered Walter Biscardi tutorial on using Color, and due to my lack (or rather non-existent) knowledge of
Re: Prepping Multiple Sequences for Broadcast Safe Video
by Victor Perez 3 years ago
Here is another just in FCP. You still need to go through your footage and correct first. Hope this helps. http: library.creativecow.net biscardi_walter BCM-FCP-Tip-6 1 Victor www.editvictor.com www.h
After Effects to Final Cut Pro Workflow
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
Like many I assume, I work between FCP and AE a lot: edit in FCP, create the graphic in AE, then import that graphic into FCP. As with any client work however, changes and revisions are just as certai
Re: After Effects to Final Cut Pro Workflow
by Ernie Geefay 8 months ago
I'm no expert but I was having the same problem trying to overwrite a file in after effects for a Final Cut Pro project. I found that if I tabbed away from my FCP project sequence.... over to an empty
Building an Editing Suite: Room and Lighting
by Chris Tarroza 3 years ago
My employer is moving offices and is renovating a brand new editing suite for little old me in our soon to be new studio. It's an ad agency so no one really knows what a professional editing suite loo
Re: Building an Editing Suite: Room and Lighting
by Ken Jones 2 years ago
I bought the desk about seven years ago so I really don't remember how the legs are attached or if I had any problems assembling the desk.
Service: Christopher Tarroza
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Toronto Ontario, Canada Animation   Post Production Christopher Tarroza Motion Graphics     Editing With over 4 years of professional experience as a video editor and motion designer, I
Do good hard drives exist?
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hi, For the past few days I've been doing my research into FW 800 hard drives to use for video editing with FCP and motion graphics work with After Effects. The footage I will be using will range from
Re: Do good hard drives exist?
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
I (the guy who started the thread) ended up getting an enclosure from Macsales, the Mercury Elite AL-Pro. Although it has been recommended by many, lo and behold, less than a month later...it doesn't
Video/Superimpose Glitch
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I am running into a very strange glitch in FCP. I created some graphics in After Effects with alpha to superimpose in FCP. I rendered them out in a PNG codec. So I bring them in to FCP an
Re: Video/Superimpose Glitch
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Thanks Dave. I tired each one of your suggestions to no avail. I even took that video clip from the Scratch folder and exported it out as a ProRes 422 file but that file still acted wonky. I'm going t
after effects to FCP
by jessica incorvaia 4 years ago
hello, I have a question regarding a project I'm working on with my boyfriend and I'm the least tech savvy person in the world so bear with me please: We're editing a project in FCP, using prores 422,
Re: after effects to FCP
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
If you're done editing in FCP and you just have a single clip that you want to bring into AE, I would just place an In and an Out around the clip that you want and export it in it's original settings.
adding keyframes
by Robert Neuman 4 years ago
Hi, How can I add a keyfram between two existing keyframes so that the new keyframe's attributes is an average of the existing two. For example if there are two Scale keframes, the first set to 0 and
Re: adding keyframes
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
If you have already created keyframes, changing a setting will automatically create a new keyframe. Place the timeline indicator where you want the new keyframe to be. Then change the property that yo
Composition from Still Frames
by Bolo Yeung 4 years ago
Hi All, Another basic question, but I have been having trouble with setting the composition length for a still image composition (single frame, composition length set at 10 seconds upon creation of la
Re: Composition from Still Frames
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
When in your composition that you want to lengthen, at the top menu click Composition Composition Settings, or hit Command+K (Mac) or Control+K (PC) for the shortcut! Change the duration as need be! O
No Audio when rendered in cs3
by Andy Chapman 4 years ago
Hey cowpeople, this is my first time posting so be easy :) i am using cs3 and when i do ram preview i get audio, but when i finish rendering, i do not get any audio atall. im not sure if anyone else h
Re: No Audio when rendered in cs3
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Like Dave said, audio is off by default when rendering. When in your render queue, click on the 'Output Module' setting (it's usually underlined in yellow and defaulted to 'Lossless'). In the Output M
Mouse Scroll Zoom In
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hey guys, Just got a new iMac with the Magic Mouse and the mouse is horrendous with C4D! What bothers me most is the zooming in function that is typically reserved for a mouse wheel. Since the whole m
Re: Mouse Scroll Zoom In
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Agreed. Any advice on what mouse is good I've heard good things about that Logitech MX Revolution... And I just had to ask... guessing there's no way around the zoom in thing
Connecting/Deleting Edges
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hello friendly people! I'm a big C4D noob, thus here's a noob question! As you can see in the image attached, I'm trying to get rid of those intersecting lines that can be seen on the top of the objec
Re: Connecting/Deleting Edges
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hi Adam, Thanks for the reply! I did manage to edit the polygons of the objects but I am now at another stand still. What i did was Use the knife tool to create pieces of polygons I could delete. Dele
Why is HD Better (for dummies)?
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
I work for a company that produces news segments for television broadcast, as well as online videos and corporate videos. Most of the footage is shot in SD but we do offer clients an HD option, we jus
Re: Why is HD Better (for dummies)?
by Chris Tarroza 4 years ago
Hi guys, thanks for the posts. I'm aware of the fundamental reason why HD is better (higher resolution than SD), but I'm wondering if there's anything else more... concrete... when explaining to clien


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