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Chaz Shukat

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Damn it Jim, I'm an artist, not a geek!
Member Since:
February 24th 2005
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100 posts
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Editing Reality E-Book (How to Edit Reality Like a Pro)
by Chaz Shukat 5 years ago
"I meant to email you about how great the book was and how it's helping me edit my first reality show. I'm busy as hell editing this show together it's taking my life up." Kirk Leggett ===============
Training Editors: What are you doing to train young editors?
by Mark Raudonis 13 years ago
Nina Staum started a great thread a couple of weeks ago about how we all became editors. I found it fascinating to hear everyone's story. It confirmed that there really isn't one specific career path
Re: Training Editors: What are you doing to train young editors?
by Chaz Shukat 8 years ago
I've written an e-book called EDITING REALITY, available at my website, and I'm in the formative stages of writing another one to cover what I may have missed in the first one. Chaz Shukat Avid FCP Ed
Dede Allen passes
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
"Mother of the L-cut" http: abcnews.go.com Entertainment wireStory id=10408571
Re: Dede Allen passes
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
Just watched that love scene. I seem to remember it being pointed somewhere for the momentary pauses that she employed. I think it was an approach to a love scene that I wonder if a man could have com
FCP7 to XML to FCP6
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
Hi guys, All this upgrading and not being able to upgrade without an Intel processor is driving me nuts. I have 2 questions issues. One, is it possible to put an Intel chip in a Mac so I can upgrade m
Re: FCP7 to XML to FCP6
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
I'm baaaack! The xml was in ver. 4, so the other editor gave another one using ver.1. It loaded, however I've only been able to re-link the audio clips. Even if I locate a video clip by name (even tho
AVID/FCP editor moved to New York
by brian pilgrim 10 years ago
I recently relocated to New York and have had trouble finding work out here. If anyone has advice, I will be happy to listen to it all. http: www.brianpilgrim.com Brian_Pilgrim Home.html Brian Pilgrim
Re: AVID/FCP editor moved to New York
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
It's not just you bro, so don't take it personally.
What does spanned mean?
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
I am xfering P2 files into FCP and a couple didn't xfer. One has an error message of unknown but next to the clip it says (Spanned). What does that mean and what do I need to do to xfer this clip Anot
Re: What does spanned mean?
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
Shane, I've been investigating this "spanned" issue, trying to locate the other missing part, but haven't been able to. How exactly do you go about remedying this problem I've tried eyeballing it, sor
Horizontal distortion during movement
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
Hi, I'm log & transferring P2 footage off of a HD into my FCP. The director tells me it was shot DVCPRO HD 1080p24. When it comes into the FCP it shows as DVCPRO HD 1080p30. Why do you think that is D
Re: Horizontal distortion during movement
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
Thanks guys. I dont know if the camera was set to 24pA, I was only told 24p. So I'm guessing that's why the frame rate conversion didn't seem to help (unless I did it all wrong which is entirely possi
Video Playback in FCP 6
by Ai Kusuhara 9 years ago
Is there any way to play back HD footage in FCP6 through an SD deck. I have a minidV Firewire deck that is connected to my SD TV to monitor my playback but now that I'm working in FCP6 and in HD it on
Re: Video Playback in FCP 6
by Chaz Shukat 9 years ago
I'm no expert on this and I have no personal experience with it but it seems to me that you would a the very least need an HD monitor. Chaz Shukat Author of "EDITING REALITY" www.chazmoedit.com
2 little questions about stringouts
by Divya Pathak 11 years ago
Hi, In my quest to get a clear picture of assistant editor duties I have a couple of small questions regarding stringouts. 1) Is there any difference between an assembly cut and a stringout (not a da
Re: 2 little questions about stringouts
by Chaz Shukat 10 years ago
Well, the best thing you could is ask what they'd like you to do, but otherwise, I would follow the outline and only stray from it if for some reason you can't do what they ask or it just doesn't work
Editor seeking directors for film collaboration
by Chaz Shukat 10 years ago
I am a veteran reality editor based in NY offering my editing experience and time to up & coming directors in need of an editor collaborator for their films. I have FCP system. Please contact Chaz at
What's My Workflow?
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Hello Masters of Editorial! I have a project coming up that was shot in the Ukraine with a PAL Canon XL H1 at 25p HDV. Due to some lens they were using, the images are upside-down. (yeah, I know!) Any
Re: What's My Workflow?
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Charlie, you are a genious! Why didn't I think of that Now go back to retirement and don't come out again! :)Chaz Shukat Author of "EDITING REALITY" www.chazmoedit.com
Picture before Music - or vice versa
by Mike Cohen 11 years ago
Interested in the preferences of the readers. When cutting a promo, commercial or other piece with a set time (ie, 30, 60 etc), do you lay down music and voice over first, then cut picture to match, o
Re: Picture before Music - or vice versa
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
For me it depends on whether the spot is going to be "based" on the music or if the music is more or less just "background" music. If the music is what is going to set the "feel" or the style or the p
Credit where credits due...
by Marcus Bird 11 years ago
Hi everyone, Not sure where else to post this... Any suggestions on putting it somewhere else for a better response would be much appreciated. I worked on a documentary earlier this year for 2 months
Re: Credit where credits due...
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
At the rate that credits go by these days, and the size of the credits, and the small portion of the screen they are relegated to, next to visually distracting images competing for the viewers eye, wh
latest editing trends
by Mike Cohen 11 years ago
Has anyone else noticed the amount of multiple frames of video being used in tv shows Commercials, news opens and "the situation room" aside, 24 certainly brought multiple frames of video in one scree
Re: latest editing trends
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
The only time I think I've used multi-screens or PIP in a long-form piece is when I'd have more shots that I wanted or needed to show than I had time to show them all one at a time.Chaz Shukat Author
Open Xpress Pro project on MC?
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
I am planning on upgrading from Xpress Pro on a PC to MC on a Mac. Will my Xpress Pro project open on MC Or do I have to create a new project and xfer all the media and bins etc I have been fortunate
Re: Open Xpress Pro project on MC?
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
Everything Michael says - back up your files. We just upgraded to MC 2.8 from XPress, and I can verify projects will open just fine, and the media is there. Jon"So you want to throw out the old you -
opinionated editor for hire
by grinner hester 11 years ago
20 years in the industry has made it impossible to beat around the bush: I'll work for you for $190k a year pluis benefits. Dress Code: I like to wear tie-dyed t-shirts so unless those are in the dres
Re: opinionated editor for hire
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Can you hear it I'm giving you a standing ovation for that ad.Chaz Shukat Author of "EDITING REALITY" www.chazmoedit.com
Will MC run on 1.8Ghz G5 Mac w/4G RAM?
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Hi,need a quick answer on this one. Looking to buy a Mac second hand and get the MC upgrade for my Xpress Pro. Will it run Well I can't spring for an Avid qualified workstation. The computer already h
Re: Will MC run on 1.8Ghz G5 Mac w/4G RAM?
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
Well, I'd bet it would run, but it really depends on what you are doing. The 'official' specs are HERE It might run better with a Mojo. If you aren't taxing the system much (lots of muliticam, layers,
Avid qualified work stations
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Hey Ho Avidites! I am currently running Xpress Pro 4.1.1 on an unqualified AMD system and I would like to upgrade to MC on a qualified system. First, will I be able to do the upgrade onto another comp
Re: Avid qualified work stations
by Bobby Calautti 11 years ago
You should be able to get support as long as the system meets the minimal requirements. Yes you can do the upgrade from one workstation to another.
Can't export a sequence
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I have Xpress Pro 4.4.1 on an AMD Athlon 1.15G running XP2002 Home with SP2. I know it's not a certified setup, but it works. In the past I was able to export as sequence as an AVI but for so
Re: Can't export a sequence
by Alex Bond 10 years ago
Hi, I've just had this error too - did you solve the issue
2 effect problems
by beth kidwell 11 years ago
im sure this is basic - but when i try to add an effect onto another, i often get "effect does not apply" so then i control alt and drag it over, and i still get it - is there some order to layering e
Re: 2 effect problems
by Chaz Shukat 11 years ago
First off, I would do the time warp first, then add the enlarge effect. If the time warp is just a constant speed faster or slower, try creating a motion effect rather than using the time warp. If the
There's gotta be a better way!!!
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
OK. So at the chop shop where I work we edit a lot of longform videos... corporate, educational, documentary, etc. Some of these programs can be quite long... up to 2 hours sometimes. My question is a
Re: There's gotta be a better way!!!
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Well I don't know how you would do this in FCP, but there is always more than one way to do something on the Avid. You have mentioned a few possibilities, but when it comes to moving around a big edit
Need career advice
by Zach Pritchett 12 years ago
Hello, I would like some advice and guidance as to becoming a true professional editor. A little background. I have worked in various aspects of production (Film, TV, Music Videos and Commercials) wor
Re: Need career advice
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
strypes "i've been trying to find material discussion on aesthetics but the lion's share of it seems dedicated to technical skills in a software. If only there was more material-" strypes, There is m
Here's an easy onne
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
I'm working on a longform video in which that is a crap load off footage. I have set one of my bins to script view so that I can take notes easaily beside the clips poster frame.. How the heck do I ch
Re: Here's an easy onne
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Click on the frame and press the L key for Play. You won't see the picture moving but when you hit K or pause it will update to the current frame. Chaz Shukat Author of "EDITING REALITY" www.chazmoedi
My book EDITING REALITY
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Hi, I'd like to put in a shameless plug for my book, "EDITING REALITY". This is guerrilla marketing. Please check out my ad in the Cow Classifieds forum listed as "Book about editing reality shows". T
My book
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Hi, I'd like to put in a shameless plug for my book, "EDITING REALITY". This is guerrilla marketing. Please check out my ad in the Cow Classifieds forum listed as "Book about editing reality shows". T
Editing Demo Reel
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
I'm trying to cut a demo reel to highlight my editing skills, but keep running into the same problem - should I mix images from things I've already cut to music (like a music montage), or should I cut
Re: Editing Demo Reel
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Sounds like an interesting concept nateboston "But what do you think of Intercutting the two idea's together For example, the piece starts with a :15sec montage, but on the last video clip the music d
Edit on commision?
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Has anyone out there ever worked at a post house where you are paid on a commision percentage type of basis. You bring in clients and get paid a commision % and you are also paid the same way on any w
Online Job Postings
by Mario Mendez 12 years ago
I know about mandy.com and obvious places like variety, but was wondering where others may have found good resources for job posting in the areas of post production. Also I know not all job sites are
Re: Online Job Postings
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
No, companies do not see this as a negative if you don't. Do you have an interest or reason to move to that area Is this the perfect job for you and you would go anywhere for it Are you the perfect gu
Thumbs up or thumbs down on my editing demo reel?
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
What do you think of my slightly tongue in cheek demo reel Watch my chazmo promo at www.chazmoedit.com
Re: Thumbs up or thumbs down on my editing demo reel?
by Mike Cohen 12 years ago
the long form was interesting, but too long - I think the title sequence for cash cab, if you cut it, and maybe a minute of the show would suffice. Agree with the others, the promo is in no sense of t
New Demo Reel
by Christopher Guerrero 12 years ago
Goto: http: www.youtube.com watch v=K_-pSixKLeU Thanks
Re: New Demo Reel
by Chaz Shukat 12 years ago
Great! And I really liked the music, it was certainly not your typical demo reel music.
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