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Alan Balch

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July 12th 2013
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Video Production Online courses
by Alan Balch 2 weeks ago
I'm looking for a class that will help me brush up on the fundamentals of video production. Particularly, I'm looking for an online course that can help me better hone my craft in lighting, shooting a
Re: Video Production Online courses
by Alan Balch 5 days ago
Melvin, Anthony Q. Ardiss is the man. Love his courses on Lynda. Any idea if he offers classes where he provides feedback from coursework Alan Balch Videographer Carle Foundation Hosptial alan.balch@c
Canon 70D Video has stopped recording automatically.. after 5 or 6 seconds
by Alan Balch 1 month ago
So, I am completely stumped on this one. I was at a shoot this morning and my B camera, the Canon 70D would not shoot more than 5 seconds of video at at time without this asinine message. I am back at
Re: Canon 70D Video has stopped recording automatically.. after 5 or 6 seconds
by Alan Balch 2 weeks ago
Blaise Douros "Do a fresh, in-camera format of the card" I did the in-camera format and still experienced the same problems. I did switch to a faster SD card and that did the trick. Thanks for your h
Video Production Courses
by Alan Balch 2 weeks ago
Hello, I am a videographer at my hospital, but I am mostly self-taught. My employeer has agreed to pay for a course that will help me better my craft and I'm looking for something that is comprehensiv
Canon C-100 duplicated metadata
by Alan Balch 2 months ago
I've been shooting with the Canon C-100 Mkii for over a year now and I've never come across this issue until a couple months ago. I have metadata that seems to be duplicate files but they are from dif
Sound proofing a room
by Alan Balch 4 months ago
Any ideas how much sound proofing foam I would need in order to adequately outfit a video studio Dimensions of the room are 10' wide 20' long 10' high. Also, is there some formula I can use to determi
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John Fishback liked this 4 months ago
Re: Sound proofing a room
by Alan Balch 4 months ago
Hi Ty, clearly I need to do a better job calculating my square feet! Sorry for the confusion. My room is 10 wide by 20 long with a 10 high ceiling. I ll check out your reccomendation. Alan Balch Video
Lighting a room for green screen
by Alan Balch 4 months ago
I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to best light a room for green screen. The room I'm trying to light is 10' wide, 20' long and 10' high. My main question is whether or not I should try t
Re: Lighting a room for green screen
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
Mark Suszko " I like the peaks on the chroma screen at around 80 IRE units " I wonder what you mean by that, Mark. Peaks I thought it was all supposed to be even. 80IRE I thought the chroma screen wa
Mock Up Software
by Alan Balch 5 months ago
Anybody know an online tool I can use to create a mock-up of a green screen studio I've found a couple of sites like planyourroom.com and livingspaces.com but they're not quite what I need. I'm lookin
Re: Mock Up Software
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I use Sketch-up for this. I think they make a version now that's customized for the film-maker, but I make do with the free basic online version.
Looking for Text Tutorial
by Alan Balch 6 months ago
Can anybody recommend a good tutorial for sticking text to a moving object in AfterEffects I prefer to check here than to try to google something. Thanks! Alan Balch Videographer Carle Foundation Hosp
Re: Looking for Text Tutorial
by Alan Balch 6 months ago
Dave LaRonde "There's AE's old standby point motion tracker, " What I'd like to do is add some text to a box that turns toward my camera for a few seconds then stops. It's not to complicated and I su
How to go up a level in Media Browser
by Paul Roper 7 months ago
Hello, I've been reconnecting a lot of media on a recent project, and I cannot seem to find (or find the answer via some Googling) how on earth to simply go up one directory level. I know I could rumm
Re: How to go up a level in Media Browser
by Alan Balch 7 months ago
Hi Paul, I've experienced a similar frustration in Media Browser myself and usually use File Import if I know where something is. Regarding your question about missing media, if I read correctly you n
Recurring Offline Media PPro CC2018
by Alan Balch 10 months ago
I recently rearranged files on my hard drive to help get myself more organized. Since the change, everytime I open PPro, I get the "locating media" screen followed by all the files that PPro cannot fi
Re: Recurring Offline Media PPro CC2018
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
I sidestep the issue by duplicating project files, then renaming them. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Photoshop has
by Alan Balch 11 months ago
Hello all, I have several layered .psd files that I've imported into PPro to add to a video. When I import the files into my PPro timeline, one of the layers ( the same one in each of the .psd files)
Re: Photoshop has
by Alan Balch 11 months ago
Hi Jeff, That worked, thanks. The other option I was thinking is to simply turn off layers upon exporting and save as a copy. By doing that, I believe the file comes over still as a .psd but without t
Simple vertical wipe?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Hi! How can I make a simple vertical wipe (i.e. going from top to bottom) Builtin wipe in Premiere only does left-to-right. It boggles my mind something as simple as this is not possible with stock tr
Re: Simple vertical wipe?
by Steve Brame 7 years ago
Take a look at the small image to the left of the 'Duration' and Alignment labels. The small arrows around that image allow you to set the direction of the wipe. Steve Brame creative illusions Product
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Alan Balch liked this 1 year ago
Animating multiple items
by Alan Balch 1 year ago
I'm animating multiple items (15 total) in a comp. I know I can individually animate all items, but I'd like to know if there is a more efficient way to do this. I've attached a photo for context. I n
Re: Animating multiple items
by Alan Balch 1 year ago
Thanks, Michael. I'm not sure what happened with the example I posted but I was able to get some help from one of the graphic designers I work with. I'll remember the sequence layers command in AE. Al
senior citizen video sharing??
by Alan Balch 1 year ago
hello all, My church has asked me to reach out to former members of our congregation. I am supposed to ask them to shoot a video of themselves with their favorite memories from our church from their t
Re: senior citizen video sharing??
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
Take most of it out of their hands, and do the interviews via skype or google hangout, etc. and record it at your end.
Timelapse photos
by Alan Balch 1 year ago
When I try to import my .jpgs into Premiere Pro to create a time-lapse video, I click on the first one of my images and then click "image sequence". I hit the "import" button next and I get one photo
Re: Timelapse photos
by Alan Balch 1 year ago
Problem solved. It was my naming structure that was all off. I did a batch re-name and it works! Alan Balch Videographer Carle Foundation Hosptial alan.balch@carle.com
Live video with Canon XF300 and Skype for Business
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
I've got a conference at work coming up that I'd like to stream to all of our employees. We have just implemented Skype for Business and I will be shooting the conference with a Canon XF300. I believe
Re: Live video with Canon XF300 and Skype for Business
by Jim Brown 2 years ago
Oops. Left off note about the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel that cost $85. Very smart addition. Jim Brown M&M Productions USA
Mic pops in my audio
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
Greetings, In my interview the other day, my mic was going out at the top of the interview. I caught it early, I thought, and switched mics. However, my first sot is pretty thrashed. I've attached a f
Re: Mic pops in my audio
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
Joseph W. Bourke "You should start with a general search, Googling what you're trying to find, rather than starting with specific sources." Hi Mr. Bourke, yup. That fixed it. Thanks so much, story of
Camera for corporate use
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
I've had a request to purchase a camera and tripod that anyone at my company can pick up and use with no prior experience. The camera would be used to set up in back of a room and shoot presentations.
Re: Camera for corporate use
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
If they will be talking next to a projection of powerpoint slides, you'll want to add a dedicated soft spot light to the speaking area which comes on when the projector does. Automated or civilian-ope
Resize photos into bounding box?
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
I'm going to display my extreme ignorance of AE here and ask this question. I'm inserting about 50 photos into a project and I need them to fit into the bounding box, see attached image. So my questio
Re: Resize photos into bounding box?
by Dave LaRonde 2 years ago
Here's an easy way -- make a comp in the precise dimensions of the bounding box. Add your stills to this comp. Scale & position the layers to taste. The trick: the timing. I presume these pictures wou
Arranging batch of layers in comp
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
Hello I have about 50 individual layers I need to space at 5 seconds apart for an AE project. All layers have been imported into a comp and I know there has to be a faster way to do this than one at a
Re: Arranging batch of layers in comp
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
Excellent. Thanks again for your help, I may need it again before this project is over. Usually I use Premiere Pro to cut but I'm looking for excuses to use AE. BTW, I did figure out the Keyframe Assi
Lighting reflections
by Alan Balch 4 years ago
This isn't specifically related to Premiere, but you all have given me a boat load of advice in the past and I continue to get a lot of mileage out of the assistance I get on this site so here goes. B
Re: Lighting reflections
by walter biscardi 4 years ago
Alan as others have noted, definitely raise the lights a touch. In the future, have the subject tilt their eyeglasses down just a touch. Sometimes you have to put a little piece of tape or paper behin
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Alan Balch liked this 4 years ago
Automatic Online Backup Solutions (Newbie)
by Alan Balch 4 years ago
Hi all My current "backup solution" needs some work and I'd like some ideas on how to make it more effective. A little bit about what I shoot. I work for a hospital and I shoot a lot of training video
Re: Automatic Online Backup Solutions (Newbie)
by Eric Perez 4 years ago
I'll prefer Cloud backup solution for backing up my data. Because it gives me full protection and security to my data. However, previously i was using HDD drive for backup my data. And somehow HDD cra
CC to CC2014 upgrade, presets lost
by Alan Balch 4 years ago
Has anyone else had these issues When I updated from CC to CC2014, none of my presets were carried over from AE, PPro, PS or AI. Alan Balch Videographer Carle Foundation Hosptial alan.balch@carle.com
Re: CC to CC2014 upgrade, presets lost
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
What After Effects presets, exactly, are you referring to Composition settings presets If so, then you can migrate them from one version to the next following the instructions here: http: blogs.adobe.
Losing my Religion, and Effects from PPro in Dynamic Link to AE
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
I've got a long interview that I've edited down in to a one minute clip in PPro CC. I've placed a dip to white at all the edits in my PPro sequence and then used "Replace with After Effects Comp". I'm
Re: Losing my Religion, and Effects from PPro in Dynamic Link to AE
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
Only a subset of effects from Premiere Pro are transferred to After Effects when you use the Replace With After Effects Composition feature. The last table on this page gives details about what is tra
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Alan Balch liked this 5 years ago
Graphics Heavy Videos
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
Hello all, I've had a request to make an "emotional, pulling heart strings" video for donors. The client wants the video to be graphics heavy and fast moving and even sent a link to a video of previou
Re: Graphics Heavy Videos
by charles meadows 5 years ago
We've all suffered the all knowing, all wise, all creative client. The best thing we ever did was to fire them if they weren't interested in anything we had to say or advise. Once you fire your first
Project with mixed resolutions
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
I'm working on a project that is coming from several video sources. Three videos are from the internet (Vimeo.com) and are in 1280X720 and one is 640X360. When I'm creating a new sequence in CC PP CS6
Re: Project with mixed resolutions
by Ivan Myles 5 years ago
That would be the safest approach given that Vimeo movies are highly compressed (unless you have the original uploaded versions). You might also try 854x480 if the 360p file is relatively high quality
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Alan Balch liked this 5 years ago
Encoding to .WMV from Premier Pro 6
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
I have a client that wants my finished version in .wmv format. I don't see that option on my export list. Does anyone know how I can do it Thanks! Alan
Re: Encoding to .WMV from Premier Pro 6
by Ivan Myles 5 years ago
Timothy Klien "Wmv files are kinda outdated and most people that want them, dont know that they can use other codecs." Or they have other requirements. For example, 42% of computers run Vista or XP,
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Alan Balch liked this 5 years ago
Pr PRO CS6 with Canon XF300 File Structure
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
Hello all, I've searching for some info on the cow and haven't found quite what I'm looking for so I'll make a new post. Here is some specs to help. I'm shooting with a new Canon XF300 in 1920x1080P E
Re: Pr PRO CS6 with Canon XF300 File Structure
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
T2, Once again you have 'saved the day'! Thank you so much! I did install the XF utility yesterday after this post and sure enough, it's a lot easier to move around in. I thought I read somewhere that
Building a new department
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
Hello guys, I have a couple of questions regarding my new job position. I have left the world of news after 10 years and moved into the corporate field. The position that I'm in requires that I basica
Re: Building a new department
by Alan Balch 5 years ago
Hey Bob, To answer your questions, I'm the lone videographer but I do have three graphic designers and one webmaster to work with so I'm not totally alone in this venture. Bob Zelin "f you have help -
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