I specialize in design and technology for motion graphics, widescreen/multi-screen display, and high-impact presentations.
My studio, Keen Live, is built around the idea that design and engineering go hand-in-hand. We are proud to help our clients... [more]
I specialize in design and technology for motion graphics, widescreen/multi-screen display, and high-impact presentations.
My studio, Keen Live, is built around the idea that design and engineering go hand-in-hand. We are proud to help our clients convey their messaging with clear visuals, lots of pixels, and the coolest display technologies.
Beyond designing and producing graphics and multimedia, we also consult on production workflow and widescreen/multi-screen playback and display.
I married my high school sweetheart, and I spend most of my free time chasing my pre-school son around the yard.
March 29th 2008
Andrea Di Berardino
David Roth Weiss
Joseph W. Bourke
Oscar Rosales Zarur
Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
AFter Effects & Pro Res Footage by Dale Robinson 2 days ago I just got a new IMAC with the 3.4 GHz I7 processor with GeForce GTX 680 MX 24 GB of RAM. I am working on a project with Pro Res, h.264 and AVC Intra footage. I have found the system to be extremely s
Re: AFter Effects & Pro Res Footage by Walter Soyka 19 hours ago Ridley Walker "Premiere Pro uses the Mercury playback engine which deals these formats differently, it can use GPU acceleration, essentially transcoding the files on-the-fly. As of the current releas
Animated Tile Heat Map by Tim Smith 4 days ago Folks: I've been banging on this for a couple of days and finally need to beg for advice. I'm trying to create an animated "heat map" of sorts with a limited palette of colors that represent via tiles
Re: Animated Tile Heat Map by Walter Soyka 2 days ago Tim Smith "Sorry I'm being a bit vague. This is work for a client on a product I'm under NDA for. About all I can say is it is pre-visualization work for an update to an existing mobile app. So it's
insane rendering times for mac by vincent lee 4 days ago I have been trying to render a clip that is 720p in resolution size, and it's 1 minute long. There are only 3 layers, and one effects (Colorama). And it take days to render I have not had this problem
Re: insane rendering times for mac by Walter Soyka 2 days ago vincent lee "I have been trying to render a clip that is 720p in resolution size, and it's 1 minute long. There are only 3 layers, and one effects (Colorama). And it take days to render I have not ha
glow movement in 3D space? by Clara Chan 4 days ago I'm trying to recreate this effect here using Particular. -- http: 25.media.tumblr.com 7af124eaae60ad3dc3a214dd3687b749 tumblr_mmra0pqgYl1s2s76zo1_500.gif I'm stumped on how to make the glow appear fr
Re: glow movement in 3D space? by Walter Soyka 4 days ago Create your Particular layer, then duplicate it. On the bottom layer, apply a glow and animate Particular's Visibility parameters together (Far Vanish, Far Start Fade, Near Start Fade, Near Vanish) to
Avid codec with After Effects by Shane Caffrey 5 days ago Hello, I have been asked to deliver files wrapped with the Avid codec and in 1080p. I am creating timelapse clips in After Effects and rendering out. My normal workflow is to use the Cineform codec an
Re: Avid codec with After Effects by Walter Soyka 4 days ago Shane Caffrey "The only thing I have changed in my workflow is to use the DNxHD codec and it is turning my files into interlaced. I have been using an Avid DNxHD codec when rendering quicktime files.
The COW has messed itself by John Kaley 6 days ago The Creative Cow has become quite a mess. The "Debate" forums need to be unified under a single heading: "A Software Debate." The "A" has to be there to keep the listing in the "Adobe" "Apple" "Avid"
Re: The COW has messed itself by Jeremy Garchow 5 days ago Tim Wilson " he's been in the Premiere forum ONCE in the past year. Creative COW has been around for 12 years -- he's never posted in the After Effects forum a single time. " Apparently, you forgot a
What about an Adobe App Store? by Greg Andonian 1 week ago Adobe has said that they are discontinuing perpetual licenses so they can put their focus squarely on their vision for the cloud. The cloud services they are offering sound really great, but do the ap
Re: What about an Adobe App Store? by Walter Soyka 1 week ago David Lawrence "Greg, here's what I posted in another thread in response to Walter S..." For a little context, here's my stance, as succinctly as I can put it. If Creative Cloud is just a new way to
Re: The Creative Cloud Divide by Walter Soyka 1 week ago David Lawrence "No doubt they're developing their next generation of connected tools. I can't wait to see what they come up with. But that's in the future, we're talking about now." At some point, yo
Re: Crickets chirping in this forum now by Walter Soyka 1 week ago Herb Sevush "The comparison to Lightworks does not hold up in any way. The fee's from Lightworks are a pass along from other parties. Lightworks is offering their software at no cost." So when is sub
quicktime color issue? by cody campbell 1 week ago I built this animation in c4d and then did some work in after effects and then rendered my clip out. In after effects my clip looks like it should and when played with windows media player it looks fi
Re: quicktime color issue? by Angelo Lorenzo 1 week ago This is not the Quicktime Gamma Bug. The gamma bug manifests itself as an actual change in brighness that you would see against the original in, say, After Effects once you re-imported the render. Thi
Solution to Cloud conundrum (for many folks) by Tom Daigon 2 weeks ago I think one thing that would quell the firestorm of unhappy customers would be the ability to own the current version of software at cycles end. Several other software venders have this a part to thei
Creative Cloud Q&A by Steve Forde 2 weeks ago Going to put myself out there and answer questions as best I can here on the COW. No question is a bad one as my intent is to frankly get rid of some of the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) that I ha
Re: Creative Cloud Q&A by Steve Forde 1 week ago Dave L - if you're interested in a 'discussion' I'm in. I'm happy to engage in a dialogue about any component and give my point of view. What I will not do is subscribe to idle speculation, fear monge
ShapeShifter AE - Gears by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 2 weeks ago ShapeShifter AE V2 - really fast 3d in AE - I wanted to do a test that shows the complexity that can be achieved with SSAE. There's only one instance of the plugin used. http: www.youtube.com watch v=
Peasants at the Gates by Franz Bieberkopf 2 weeks ago Apropos of current events, selections from Walter Murch, Oct 2011 (though one could speculate he had in mind landowners rather than peasants): part 2 I think what Final Cut has shown, forcibly, is tha
Re: Peasants at the Gates by Carsten Orlt 2 weeks ago As much as I admire Mr Murch work as an editor I totally disagree :-) What's the difference to the old days when a letter to Moviola or Steenbeck had the same effect as a letter to Apple, Adobe or Avi
Re: Premiere Pro CC it is then? by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago Look, Adobe is a fine company that makes excellent products. If they've seen some internal data - or simply have a business vision that this course may be the only way they can attain their unique bus
Car Commercial Legalities by Jake Anderson 2 weeks ago http: www.youtube.com watch v=tXDCHoXPD8w My client has asked me to do a similar video for them like this. Does one need permission from such dealers such as honda to create this In the end it does pr
Re: Car Commercial Legalities by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago Jake Anderson "Does one need permission from such dealers such as honda... " Well first a little clarification. Honda isn't a dealer. Honda is a manufacturer. The local stores who sell them are the d
Lights or Not by tony west 2 weeks ago The other day I had to shoot some jerseys in the locker room. Didn't have much time to be in there so I couldn't light them. Just available light which I don't like (too flat) I was messing around wit
Re: Lights or Not by Franz Bieberkopf 2 weeks ago I have to say that I'm amazed at the low light stuff I've been working with off of Red Epic. Late dusk. Early dawn. And in slow motion ... Really astounding stuff with great detail and low noise that
Buying a new PC for Premiere CS6 by Anhtu Vu 1 month ago I need to buy a new PC for Premiere and AE CS6. I will eventually use it for color grading too. Anyways, any suggestions as to custom built or go with the Z420 Z620 or Z820 I've used a Z800 for two ye
Re: Buying a new PC for Premiere CS6 by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago Anhtu Vu "I always thought AE is more picky about ram than processor." RAM and CPU usage go together with After Effects. Ae's multiprocessing feature works by launching a separate instance of the Ae
Dynamic Link. Uh-huh! by Paul Neumann 4 weeks ago Wake up this morning to an email from a client saying they love the cut, but could I just change this one little super So I open Photoshop, make the change, open Media Encoder and render the sequence
Re: Dynamic Link. Uh-huh! by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago Alex Udell "one I use sometimes is to "create & set proxy" for dynamic link in AE, but do it at full res. that way I can manage where the files land, and there's no extra clutter in PPro.... i was so
QT File or QT Reference File. Lossless? by Adam Berch 1 month ago I have a project in Final Cut Pro. 1440 x 1080i that I want to export and bring into Premiere Pro CS 5.5, Add Chapter Markers, Encode in Media Encoder, and burn a Blu-Ray DVD in Encore. I want it to b
Fair use laws when using commercial video? by stan welks 1 month ago Can someone please provide some clarity regarding Fair Use laws with regard to ripping short clips from DVDs to be used in documentaries, movie reviews on blogs, etc. 1. Is there a length that you sho
Carrying Case/Hard Cases by Nathan Rice 1 month ago Hello All! I am planning a trip overseas and have been asked to cover some events while in the Philippines. I have never taken my gear with me before and am wondering if anybody know of any good cases
Re: Carrying Case/Hard Cases by Walter Soyka 1 month ago I have a few Pelican cases -- very rugged. The upside is that they will protect your gear; the downside is that they let everyone else know there's gear worth protecting inside. If traveling abroad, m
Article: Larger Than 4K: Larger Than Life! by Walter Soyka 4 months ago Windows Hardware & Software Larger Than 4K: Larger Than Life! Keen Live's Walter Soyka regularly works with files twice the size of EPIC's 4.5K - and how about a 120-foot video wall at 14,700 x 1200
Re: Larger Than 4K: Larger Than Life! by Tom Daigon 3 months ago Boy I sure can identity with your experience, Walter. As you know Im loving my HP Z820. It really is a quantum leap in speed from my 2008 Mac Pro, which is now relegated to email and internet use. CS6
Transferring big files by Todd Terry 4 months ago Thought I'd put out a shout to see how you guys transfer big files to clients when needed We usually just put them on our own server here in our building and give clients a link for download, which wo
Re: Transferring big files by Walter Soyka 4 months ago Stephen Smith "Last time (a long time ago) I used drop box you had to install their software to download file which I think stinks. I hope that has changed. I like YouSendIt. No adds and all the clie
@Brian Cooney by Walter Soyka 4 months ago RAID 10 (really RAID 1+0, or a stripe of mirrors) is not necessarily safer than RAID 5 in a 4-disk configuration. A 4-disk RAID 10 is two sets of mirrored drives, striped together. A 4-disk RAID 10 ca
Re: @Bryant Joseph by Walter Soyka 4 months ago Rob Brandreth-Gibbs "We two-eyed creatures receive two slightly different D images that the brain processes into a 3D image. Since a 3D film or video presents two very similar 2D images with similar
File: Advanced Odometer by Walter Soyka 4 months ago aep file Advanced Odometer AEP project. This is an advanced variation on the standard time-remapping odometer trick, which drives a set of animated transitioning digits from a single control. This ver