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Aaron zander

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November 8th 2006
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Completely Stumped - Weird web connection issues
by Aaron zander 9 years ago
OK, so this is the first time in more than half a decade I haven't been able to solve my own mac issues. But I'm full on stumped. The problem is this: While I am able to connect and use the internet r
Re: Completely Stumped - Weird web connection issues
by Aaron zander 9 years ago
Well found the issue, there was an odd proxy setting, not sure why I didn't check that out fully but that was indeed it.
Need Help! Do you charge clients for Rendering?
by Milton Hockman 12 years ago
I just did a project for a flat rate that was for an awards show - showed winners pictures and names. I didn't set up my after effects correctly - The images supplied were huge and I scaled them down
Re: Need Help! Do you charge clients for Rendering?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
also think of it this way when it comes to render time, i used to have an invoiced job which was all hourly and i explained rendering to them (they weren't computer savy) the guy had a previous compan
old avid original pricing
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
Ok, some of you may remember my old avid thread a few weeks back. I've been tasked to get original or rough original prices for the equipment we have was hoping you could help me out with this, as I c
Re: old avid original pricing
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
it was passsed on to us second or third hand so no purchasing records
motu v3hd
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ok, there are posts on what to get, why get it...well here's a bit of a different one looking for a bit of help As some of you know I work for a film school, we mainly work in panasonic cameras, dvcpr
Re: motu v3hd
by Marcos Sebastian 12 years ago
I'm also using the V3HD with great results. Right now I'm editing an 8-camera worship concert shot in Latin America using Betacam SP. I have captured all footage in DVCPro50 and the image quality is e
Audio Set ups. So many what do you all like
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
I'm budgeting out for a few new setups and am looking for my audio section. currently looks like we are going for a kona LHe on a mac octo, I'm trying to figure the best way to do audio. Should I go l
Re: Audio Set ups. So many what do you all like
by Jerry Hofmann 12 years ago
What format are you going to source Digital or analog Jerry
Copying effects of certain commercial
by Bobby Nguyen 12 years ago
I know this must be a trivial question. If anyone has seen the Milwaukee's best tv commercials, where a giant beer can falls on top of a guy, i would like to make my own spoofs. Will adobe after effec
Re: Copying effects of certain commercial
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
the best way would be to make a prop beer can, and shoot the shot twice once with your actor doing what ever un manly thing he would be doing, than a second with the large prop can falling. than add t
DDay graphics using AE - video link
by Neil James 12 years ago
This is just a link to a short 'making of clip' - which looks at a recent project i worked on for the bbc. We were tight on cash and did everything except a tiny bit of 3D on aftereffects. This clip
Re: DDay graphics using AE - video link
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
who said americans can do it better damn good job an inspiration to every up and coming fx team
Pan's Labyrinth Style Transitions
by Andrew Gregg 12 years ago
Hey guys, I've been attempting to do transitions similar to the ones used in Pan's Labyrinth, where the camera tracks around a dark object, such as a tree or the backside of a mirror, and by the time
Re: Pan's Labyrinth Style Transitions
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
masks are good, but it really is alot about what you are shooting. Pre planning for this helps a lot, and you can cheat a lot too. Dolly past a flag, or start from behind one, it lets you fudge your m
Will the Lens adapter degrade the Film Out?
by zhuang mu 12 years ago
35mm Lens adapter( high or low end) will all add grain to the picture, how much will this affect the final print out to film About the lens adapter, what are the differences brought by the Money, what
Re: Will the Lens adapter degrade the Film Out?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
I'm not saying focus will be off, because what u see on your monitor is what you ARE seeing on a hd camera, (or dv for that matter) What I'm saying is that if you have a lens, say a panavision (love t
Say Goodbye to Hard Drives
by Sean ONeil 12 years ago
Sooner than you think, we'll laugh at how we used to fret of those noisy spinning things. http: www.stec-inc.com products zeus Zeus-IOPS-Solid-State-Drive.php
Re: Say Goodbye to Hard Drives
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
I see your ssd sing drive, and give you a beast that out performs it's raid controller card. http: www.nextlevelhardware.com storage battleship who wants to buy me one
SATA/SAS
by Lee McEachern 12 years ago
I would REALLY like to get out of the business of configuring a new hi-def system for my studio, which is taking all my time right now, and get back into the business of production. But I want to make
Re: SATA/SAS
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
just an fyi, if you have oodles of cash spilling out and you want THE fastest set up possible, and I do mean fastest, faster than fiber, faster than sas, go with the sata array here. http: www.nextlev
anyway to do this shine effect without a plugin?
by malcolm DeSoto 12 years ago
As in this tutorial http: library.creativecow.net articles hansen_jaysen shine.php
Re: anyway to do this shine effect without a plugin?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
just an fyi those pluggins are SUPER cheap over at redgiant, and they are client pleasers hated by professionals.
old media composer help
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ok, so I've been tasked to try and recover some old dailies of this media composer 7.1, from 1999, runninc mac os 8.2....yea remember those days OK so computer starts fine, the Media dock raid starts
Re: old media composer help
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
hehe...yea maybe im a tad bit young...well not that young. but the avid says all media is offline, and there is no drive appearing on the desktop So i'm gonna say it's the computer
Tips on Keying HDV footage.
by James Purdie 12 years ago
Originally I had imagined keying might be a bit easier with HDV footage but I've since heard a familiar tune: there is more compression so it's more difficult. Are there any tips to improve one's resu
Re: Tips on Keying HDV footage.
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
as much as I would like to agree... It's fine, you cna key it very well ASSUMING it was lit well. You can key any footage on almost any format, as long is it's shot lit well. I've keyed a good 100 hou
You say edit native, but if lots of GFX/layers?
by Bill Bilowit 12 years ago
Starting a 7-minute FCS2 project, to be cut from a couple of hundred original clips in DVCPROHD 108024p. I've read in the forum it's better to edit native format, then take the master to a ProRes sequ
Re: You say edit native, but if lots of GFX/layers?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
Yea I work with the codec a lot as well, it's pretty light weight for an hd codec due to the 8bit nature.it is a little nasty thought when it comes to pixel aspect ratio and such
test
by Aaron zander 12 years ago

Re: test
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 12 years ago
Cost of a good green screen.
by James Purdie 12 years ago
How much does it cost to get a decent green-screen these days One that rolls down nicely and extends outward on the floor 3 meters or so I hear refelecmedia is good but it's rather pricey. Is green be
Re: Cost of a good green screen.
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
priceless.... But seriously, get a base line on price at filmtools.com thats about the mid-ground, on guaranteed quality it may be worth it. Don't skimp now, good screen is CRUCIAL for time saving dra
Twixtor vs. Flame for retiming
by Tony Markward 12 years ago
I have a bunch of shots from a feature that I need to retime to create a 50 percent slo mo. The show was shot on HDCAM (Sony F900s) at 23.98 PsF, but the shots in need of retiming were purposely shot
Re: Twixtor vs. Flame for retiming
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
i have to ask, does it look good in SD if it does, than you have your solution with out extra cost. I know it's a 'half ass' but it's also a proper solution to a problem. Why pay a silly amount for a
Freezing/Re-Boot problem
by Nick Clement 12 years ago
Hello, While editing, FCP freezes at random. The rainbow "wheel of death" continues to rotate. I can't get FCP to force quit and when restarting the blue screen with the circulating wheel continues to
Re: Freezing/Re-Boot problem
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
Nick Clement "I am running a G5, Mac OS X 10.4.11, 2X3 Ghz intel xeon " umm what do you mean you are running a mac pro
Creating a raid
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ok, so question, I've never set up a raid through disk utility before, I've done a lot of raids, but using raid cards I had a 500 gig drive already installed for media, just got a second one, WIPED th
Re: Creating a raid
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
Call me Aaron, you have my phone number...David Roth Weiss Director Editor David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los Angeles POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY™ A forum host of Creative COW's Bu
Octocore -- How Noisy?
by Lee McEachern 12 years ago
I'm about to make the purchases for a Mac Pro Octocore-based system. I'm considering whether I need to budget for an Isobox other other such enclosure. For those of you who use this computer, is it ve
Re: Octocore -- How Noisy?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
I want to do this SO badly in my rooms, but my roommates say NOOO we want our linen closet, to hell with that, I want an extra 3 cubic feet of room for my legs!! but seriously Unless you have a ventil
Adobe CS3 Licensing Question
by Mike Zimbard 12 years ago
Does Adobe any longer allow a user to keep one version of software on their workstation and another on a laptop Currently we have 6 versions of CS3 on different workstations, but if one of our artists
Re: Adobe CS3 Licensing Question
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ditto generally, and I Do mean generally, as in READ YOUR EULA a distributer will allow around 2-4 machines as long as you are not using them at the same time. The idea is to not be getting MORE from
Very new, but determined...where do i begin??? Laptop vs Tower?
by james e smith 12 years ago
Hello, i am very new to AE, usually a visual artist painter printmaker.... Where would anyone suggest i begin.... I have at present AE version 5.5... I am also about to update my computer..... would p
Re: Very new, but determined...where do i begin??? Laptop vs Tower?
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
Dave LaRonde "And if you've never REALLY done any AE work, you will be stunned by the size of files you'll be asked to render out. It's one of those things you get used to." Really, It still shocks m
what is the hotkey that...
by erin shelby 12 years ago
...selects an above or below layer. not moves the currently selected layer, but picks the one above or below it... -E
Re: what is the hotkey that...
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
don't mean to be a pointless picky ass, but it's command, the apple logo has been moved off that button to stop confusing software users asking where the command key is, and how come there are no hot
Laptop suggestions
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
My worked has asked me to find a laptop that I can use for video editing, capturing, and exporting. I will also be using it for motion graphics (After Effects and 3D max.) So I was just looking for an
Re: Laptop suggestions
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
no, i know, i was kidding, didn't mean to be overly rude... apologies all around, just joking about... and double posting sorry to be harsh.
HALP my laptop has leopardsy
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ok so I decided to upgrade my laptop (powerbook g4 12" 1.25 gigs or ram 1.5 ghz ppc proccesor) to leopard as I rarely do anything besides a bit of video watching, surfing the web, and some light light
Re: HALP my laptop has leopardsy
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
ok nm, got it, time was on my side.
Looking for quick help
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
hey guys, my version of cs3 needs to be reinstalled and I won't be able to get my disks from the office until tomorrow. I was wondering if some one could help me make a quick PSD for a dvd menu, won't
Re: Looking for quick help
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
found my cs2 disk these will sufice thanks to those who offered help
Making a reel
by Kyle Troxell 12 years ago
I noticed on another thread that someone was asking what camera to use to make an editing reel. Now I know what it would take to make an After Effects reel but How do you make an editing reel What wou
Re: Making a reel
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
though you've been sent to the proper forum, just wanted to pass on my two cents. well maybe just 1 cent, as a college student, I need to save where I can. (ok, so maybe I've been rotoscoping for 10 h
Upgrading an OLD media composer
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
Ok, so I'm trying to help out a school, they are getting an old (very old) media composer system (media composer 3000 I believe), running on an old power mac (yea that old) we want to upgrade the syst
Re: Upgrading an OLD media composer
by grinner hester 12 years ago
These systems were made turnkey and are not upgradable unless ya count a trade in. Great box for em to learn on though. No firewire and the compression doesn't look wonderful but they'll be able to ba
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