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Ben Hawkins

I have just entered the video/digital work in the past 2 years and I am very interested to keep learning and bring my skills to a dungeon master status.
Member Since:
April 10th 2007
97 Posts
Location:
Wisconsin
Adding random Opacity to hundreds of layers
by Ben Hawkins 8 years ago
Im looking to add random opacity to about 300 layers and with out having to go to each layer and type in a expression. Plus, every layer has to be independent, meaning each layer has to have its own o
Re: Adding random Opacity to hundreds of layers
by Ben Hawkins 8 years ago
Awesome Dan, Thanks! I just want the opacity to randomly change to look like the layers are flickering. So have the opacity change 30-60% randomly but constantly. I got the hottest beats and the softe
adding image to background
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
Im new to maya. only have used 3d max before. I am looking to add a image to the background that will not move when the camera moves. I have created a image plane but that's not what im looking for. I
Re: adding image to background
by Ben Hawkins 8 years ago
I need the image for a reference to add real 3d text. so i will need to do that in a 3d program I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
quick 5 d question
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
The 5d can you shoot video in a "RAW" uncompressed format or does it only shoot in a mpeg h.264 format I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
Re: quick 5 d question
by Bob Dix 9 years ago
No, I shoot in H.264 mov at 1920 x 1080p @25 fps PAL and have done for two years, the stills are sensational in RAW and processed in Canon Digital Professional, and it is stunning quality, editing is
Air soft gun
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
Where can I find a air soft type handgun that will some kind of kickback action so I don't have to do it in post.
Re: Air soft gun
by grinner hester 9 years ago
Airsoft guns dont kick at all and you'd still have to add a blast from the barrel. A real hand gun with blanks is best. Just cap it at the end. You'll find of you just paint it ultimatte green you can
Where did my audio go?
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
I opened FCP to find that the audio is not playing in any of my sequences except the sub-clipped ones. The audio tracks are on, the levels have not been touched and the audio is still in the original
Re: Where did my audio go?
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
Dumb...here was the answer Go into each original sub-clip. turn the audio off and then back on.....lame I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
importing FCP timeline into after effects cs4
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
What is the best way to import a FCP timeline into After Effects CS4 Thanks!
Re: importing FCP timeline into after effects cs4
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
...i Just started at this company,....what about a cheaper way I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
Log and Transfer issues
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
Im doing a project using a clients Canon Vixia HFs10 camera. To transfer the footage from the camera to FCP I would go to the "log and Transfer" screen and everything worked fine. But now its not find
Re: Log and Transfer issues
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
I figured out the issue for anyone else that might run into this problem. 1. Dont delete the files on the cameras hard rive from the computer, delete them from the camera. 2. if you have deleted the f
connecting separate video and audio tracks
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
We shot some interviews with the audio being recorded as a separate then the video. Is there anyway i can treat them as one for sub-clipping with out exporting them out as a quicktime and bringing the
Re: connecting separate video and audio tracks
by Ben Hawkins 9 years ago
awesome, was not aware that once you linked the clips fcp would keep them linked after you sub-clip. thanks again I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
Canon xlh1 and cs3.... HELP!!!
by Ben Hawkins 10 years ago
We can not capture hdv 1080i 30 60i on premeier cs3. It it tells me to restart the camera in the capture window. After messing around we could control the camera in the capture window but still not ca
Re: Canon xlh1 and cs3.... HELP!!!
by Ann Bens 10 years ago
Capture with HDV Split much easier and will give you sceneselection.
wiggle x,y but not z
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I have a object that is in 3d space, I added a wiggle to it but I dont want it to wiggle in z space, I slightly modified the code on Dan's expression site w = wiggle(2,50); w 0 ,w{0},value 1 But this
Re: wiggle x,y but not z
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
LOL, yep, thanks Dan!I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
cc Partical World
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I have used Particle World a few times, But now I am running into a issue I have not seen before. I am animating some Particles flowing down the Y axis. I want them to fall in quickly and then slow do
Re: cc Partical World
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
Awesome, Thanks for the help!!I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
Touch screen TV
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I am a head videographer for a online retail company that is opening their first retail store. I was asked about touch screen TV's Or screens so customizers can pick and choose which video they can wa
Re: Touch screen TV
by Mark Suszko 11 years ago
Panasonic I know sells LCD's in various sizes up to monstrous, with a touch interface option. Google up their home page and you'll probably find it.
Looking for nice, modern, motion backgrounds
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
We are looking a motion background with a seamless loop for a video blog. The background needs to match the modern look of this site http: www.atomicbaby.com There is so much crap out there I though w
Re: Looking for nice, modern, motion backgrounds
by Grant Swanson 11 years ago
Artbeats has an infinite amount of footage that would work for you, not to mention you can always change the color of it in AE if you like the texture design. Highly recommended. Grant Swanson Visual
Where to find great, modern, motion backgrounds
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
We are looking a motion background with a seamless loop for a video blog. The background needs to match the modern look of this site http: www.atomicbaby.com There is so much crap out there I though w
Re: Where to find great, modern, motion backgrounds
by Timothy J. Allen 11 years ago
I second the Digital Juice recommendation. I think I actually saw one that looks like the curtains in one of those photographs. DJ has been around for a long time now, but they still come out with fre
After effects to run on more ram
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
How do I get after effects to use more then 2 gigs of ram Thanks
Re: After effects to run on more ram
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
im using vistaI got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
make a video repeat
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I am Creating a Video to be played on two 42 inch LCD TVs in a store. I need the video to keep playing and repeating with out any noticeable stops. What would the easiest way to complete this task i h
Re: make a video repeat
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
Awesome, Thanks for the help!I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
JVC HD 110, what to use for shipping case?
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
We need to ship Our JVC HD110 to Vegas Via UPS. The boss does not feel that the Pelican 1610 case will do the trick (and there is no way of changing her mind). So my question is. What is the best, sto
Re: JVC HD 110, what to use for shipping case?
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
Is your Pelican packed with form-fitting foam If so, how can you convince your boss without going to a bomb-proof case :-) I use a 1610 to travel with my gear all over the world, and never a problem.
JVC HD 110 shipping case
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
We need to ship Our JVC HD110 to Vegas Via UPS. The boss does not feel that the Pelican 1610 case will do the trick (and there is no way of changing her mind). So my question is. What is the best, sto
Re: JVC HD 110 shipping case
by David Richter 11 years ago
The Pelican's should be just fine, but if your boss objects, try these. http: www.thermodyne-online.com David Richter Studios www.richterstudios.com Corporate Video Production Interactive CD-DVD Prese
Debug event Error
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
What is up with this Error, .. .. src Audio monitormixer.cpp-153 It happens when I try to play my video on the time line. I have had this error before but I would just exit out and restart, and it goe
Re: Debug event Error
by Eddie Lotter 11 years ago
Please provide these details to help us help you. CheersEddie
Music for video
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
In your opinion. Where is the best place to find production music. Royalty free or music that we can license. We are looking for music you might hear on Mtv commercials, Apple, VHI Or music you might
Re: Music for video
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
Quick note, Stack Traxxs are on sale this week, 10 volumes for $149.95 (Reg. $49.95 per volume) If you find this post after their sale check back, they have great deals all the time. And, no I have no
Green screen Camea
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I am looking for a Camera, $5000.00 or under. Which can shoot a clean green screen for a company video blog. I will be keying with AEcs3 and key light. Recommendations
Re: Green screen Camera
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
Thanks again, I will check out all of these cameras before we make our decision. But I have used the P2 system. I'm not sure what I think of it, It is not cheap though. But like I said, I think I'm le
Aharon Rabinowitz sprint tutorial
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I swore I saw a Tutorial from Aharon Rabinowitz about how to do the Sprint light tutorial a few days ago. what happened to it or was it some one else that posted it
Re: Aharon Rabinowitz sprint tutorial
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
Ah, I didn't realize it was that old, Thanks!!I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
How to reveal background using animation
by Maxson Tjan 11 years ago
Hi Everyone, Want to say thanks a lot first to whoever is gonna reply this question. I am actually doing a small project right now, and i need to know how to reveal another screen (transition) as you
Re: How to reveal background using animation
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
Well, in a quick explanation with out actually trying to do it. I would try the following. First-you need your background that you want to reveal. They use a white background with a light red gradient
what is a good online high rez image size
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
We want to add some code to our site that will allow images to expand to much larger images. Now our images are at 400x400 px. What do you think would be a good high rez image size to expand to withou
Re: what is a good online high rez image size
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
My boss has asked me the following question. "if we had a zoom feature on our website like the following example," http: www.landsend.com pp BeachLivingSideShirredJerseySwimMini153 176295_59.html bcc=
HELP, I can not weld after attached
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
So I have two primitives i want to weld together. I turned them into editable poly, did my modeling and then attached them together. But I cannot weld the vertexes from the two separate Primitives. I
3D tracking
by William Mahler 12 years ago
I have a shot which will incorporate live action & CG elements (a small virtual set that breaks up). There will be camera motion. Are there any freelance 3D trackers or tracking services who deliver c
Re: 3D tracking
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
Here is another one its free and works great for me! http: www.digilab.uni-hannover.de docs manual.html Its called voodoo tracker Have fun I got the hottest beats and the softest fur.
Low system memory prompt....
by rob anderson 12 years ago
Just got a low system memory prompt from PP cs3 I have plenty of ram and lots of hard drive space...What would cause this On a side note any advise on setting to get PP to run as effective as possible
Re: Low system memory prompt....
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
first, it might not be your ram. I got these same error messages as well and it turned out to be the size of the still images I was using. If you have images in your time line make sure they are not s
Error compiling movie with the audio
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
So i am trying to create simple audio files with just a still image of the instrument. But every time I try to export except in Microsoft DV it gives me this error "Error Compiling Movie. Unable to cr
Re: Error compiling movie with the audio
by Bart Straman 12 years ago
mayby some info for us what kind of audio file is kinda handy to know. You can choose multiple audio setups and for your render to (in microsoft DV), you may wanna look there. Greetzz Bart
none of my windows play video. HELP!
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
all of my playback window have stopped playing video. they just sit on the same still image from one of my sequences. The audio plays but no video. It is like this for all the video playback windows.
Re: none of my windows play video. HELP!
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
i guess sort of an answer to my own question. But if others have this problem its not a software issue, its hardware. I switched computers and it works fine now. if anyone has anymore answers let me k
Help!! exporting to movie
by Andrea Cuda 12 years ago
I am having a problem at finding the best resolution to export my video to movie I imported from tape using an sony hddv camera, and finished editing, and rendering everything, but now when i export t
Re: Help!! exporting to movie
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
Don
Digitizing to QuickTime using PremierePro CS3
by antonio scarpitta 12 years ago
Hello all, I am trying to digitize 40 one hour HDV tapes into QuickTime format using the capture window in Premiere Pro CS3 (Win XP). All I get is mpg format. I know FCP does this natively, but can it
Re: Digitizing to QuickTime using PremierePro CS3
by Ben Hawkins 12 years ago
Alright, So I did some research for you because at the moment at my job we are still using standard DV and I have only worked with HDV a few times, so this is not my strong point. -So, when capturing,
jpeg problems
by Ben Hawkins 13 years ago
About 5 months ago I bought the Eva Wild Series: Female character creation- part 1 DVD. I am very impressed how helpful this DVD is but I have a problem. When I try to zoom in on the reference image i
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