Cory Petkovsek: Activity About Liked Popular
Cory Petkovsek

Freelance producer and motion graphics artist. Currently producing a feature film and providing video and animation for clients.

Corporate Video
DVDs, Commercials, Web Video, Broadcast, Motion Graphics.
Member Since:
September 16th 2010
291 Posts
100 posts
Location:
San Diego, California
Friends:

Walter Soyka
disk cache auto overwrite?
by Michael Garske 6 years ago
I thought that the After Effects disk cache would automatically over write old cache files when it becomes full. I'm getting a message that the disk cache is full. Do I always have to manually delete
Re: disk cache auto overwrite?
by Cory Petkovsek 6 years ago
I also run into this annoying message. AE 11.0.2.12 Win7 64 I have a 256GB SSD drive dedicated to Adobe's cache (238GB Total). Currently 175GB is used in the AE Disk cache leaving 63GB available for t
Sweeten Voice for narration
by Brett Cole 7 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a piece that I'm narration, and like everyone I hate the way my voice sounds. I'm starting with a recording from my Sony PCM-M10 handheld. It's fine, not great. Stereo, wav. Are the
Re: Sweeten Voice for narration
by Cory Petkovsek 7 years ago
Rerecord 10 times until you have the best you can do Cut out uhs and pauses Noise filter Equalize Compress peaks and normalize alternately Or hire a voice over artist with a sweet voice, then apply th
Vegas Remove Gaps Script
by Jason Doyle 8 years ago
The below script is free to use, download and place it in your C:\Program Files\Sony\Vegas Pro 9.0\Script Menu directory. I downloaded another removegaps script and it truncated my eve
Re: Vegas Remove Gaps Script
by Cory Petkovsek 7 years ago
This script does not move grouped linked audio. It only consolidates the video clips and leaves any linked audio clips. Actually it doesn't work on audio clips at all, whether part of a group or not.
yet another demo reel question
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
I apologize in advance for a repeat question, as I'm sure you get a demo reel question at least once a week. My question: Important clips come first I have done several projects for university's marke
Re: yet another demo reel question
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
You can label such "fake" ads as "spec" (Speculative ad) which will demonstrate your mad skillz of what you could have done for the company had they hired you. Also some freelancers work for such larg
I heard there were some companies demoing video stuff in Vegas while Apple is demoing FCP
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
The National Apple Breakthru convention is in Vegas next week. I heard a rumor a few other broadcast-related companies might be there. I wonder if they are all there to sell stuff that goes with Apple
+1
gary adcock liked this 8 years ago
Re: I heard there were some companies demoing video stuff in Vegas while Apple is demoing FCP
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Red will be showing off their new camera EPIC; which it is. Cory -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
AE 3d text
by Carl Nenzen Loven 8 years ago
Ok I am going to be honest. I just started with AE, got the book and eveyrthing, but don't really have time to read it for this project. So to my question. I searched a little but didn't really get an
Re: AE 3d text
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
It is "easier than ever" with today's 3D and compositing software. When something is difficult and it becomes a little easier, this fulfills that definition. Cory -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
AE turning my stills grainy!
by Matthew Pendergast 8 years ago
I am utterly stumped by this. I am having a problem where a lot of the JPEGs or PSD files I'm importing into After Effects are looking completely awful once I bring them in - noise, grain, pixelation.
Re: AE turning my stills grainy!
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Your raw camera file is 12-14 bit. If you export from photoshop to png or jpg you are throwing away 4-6 binary orders of magnitude of color information. It then does not matter as far as this picture
Beginners Colour Grading
by Joe Stas 8 years ago
Hi there I am fairly well versed in video editing and effects now but I'm still new to colour grading. It's something I've never really had to deal with before but something I need to learn. I use Aft
Re: Beginners Colour Grading
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Go to redgiant's websites and follow their video tutorials for colorista. Cory -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
replace red with black
by Doeke Wartena 8 years ago
Hi, cs5 keeps crashing on my project so i switched back to cs 4. I used black and white to make the red black in cs5. This isn't only possible in cs4 so how can i get red in black cs4. (without making
Re: replace red with black
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
I'm not sure what you are talking about, but it sounds like color replacement. If Dave's suggestion isn't what you want, perhaps you can use the "change color" or "color to color" plugins to grab red
$ Rate per minute but POST-PROD ONLY
by Pat Tremblay 8 years ago
Hi, Been wondering how much individuals prod companies charge in general when they are asked to do the post-production only. I've seen posts mentioning rates, but only per finished minute, which are,
Re: $ Rate per minute but POST-PROD ONLY
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
2 camera interviews, picture and archive footage inserts That's like 1-2 hours of editing. motion graphic intro and transitions What does this mean You click on a plugin effect and add it, or you mod
How do I say it politely (re: watermark)?
by Richard Herd 8 years ago
Quick back story: I bid for a decent contract (shoot and edit) in December 2010. Here we are now planning the shoot for April 2011. Long process, lots of calls, lots of hand-holding and explaining...
Re: How do I say it politely (re: watermark)?
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Alternatives to paypal To accept credit cards you need a merchant account with your bank. Unless you are receiving a lot of credit card payments, it usually isn't worth the cost. Paypal is a stop gap
+1
infinite pasteboard & squiggly stick figures
by Bob Cole 8 years ago
Please forgive the simple questions. I'm primarily a live action producer, but there are two motion graphics techniques which I'd like to explore, for a personal project which has a budget of "me." Pl
Re: infinite pasteboard & squiggly stick figures
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Infinite pasteboard is easy in AE. First of all, it supports huge compositions. Second, the compositions only need to exist for a short time, so AE doesn't need to keep track of "infinity", only the s
Shooting a clear glass trophy on green screen
by Eric Nicastro 8 years ago
I have a clear glass trophy with beveled edges. I need to use it in a spot and it has to be keyed out. I've shot it in many different angles in front of a green screen but can't get it clear enough. T
Re: Shooting a clear glass trophy on green screen
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Yeah, that's a challenge. I would either create it as a 3D model, or just shoot it over a simple white, navy or black background. If it's only a glass trophy it probably doesn't have a figure on it an
Sync two cameras
by Daniel Sepulveda 8 years ago
Hi, hope someone can help me. I m producing a TV show for South America, I am not a very experienced producer in the technical stuff. I bought two Sony PMW-EX1R, which I use to record interviews for t
Re: Sync two cameras
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Are you running in manual mode or automatic If the latter, the cameras are going to continually adjust independently. If running in manual mode with the same shutter, aperture, white balance and post
Referral/commission agreement
by Justin Raine 8 years ago
I've just completed a relatively large project for someone who has since suggested that we come to some referral agreement. My team and I consist of three guys in their early twenties who have been do
Re: Referral/commission agreement
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
For repeat work, you might consider his involvement. He certainly deserves a referral fee for making the connection, or a commission for managing part of the project or client relationship. If he were
How can I tell the color depth?
by Adam Claude Jones 8 years ago
How can I tell the color depth of an imported clip in AE Besides the thumbnail of the clip on the top left it only says the bit of the audio but not of the image. I need to know if AE is recognizing i
Re: How can I tell the color depth?
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
If it shows millions of colors, then it probably is 8-bit. Yes, 8-bit is millions and 16-bit is trillions, which you can see from the formula I posted earlier. Its more likely AE is correct on this po
A Rant
by Mick Haensler 8 years ago
We've all made mistakes in how we conduct business over the years, No one is perfect especially not me. I have a situation that admittedly I brought on myself that simply wont' go away. Here tis... I
Re: A Rant
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
One is stupid enough to do a job that costs him money. The other is unwise enough to accept that work, knowing the relationship is going to be painful and short lived. You are wise enough to let them
Media Storage - Disaster Recovery
by Megan Martini 8 years ago
Hi there, I'm part of a small film production company that has been operating for about 10 years. We're working on developing a disaster recovery process for our media and various other files. So if w
Re: Media Storage - Disaster Recovery
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
I haven't seen any fire proof safes (outside of vaults perhaps), only fire resistant safes, rated on an hourly basis. Magnetic or optical media cooking for a couple hours doesn't sound very reliable.
Owning your own footage? ..How?
by Dan Centrone 8 years ago
Im sure this gets posted everyday on this board but i could really use some advice. Keep in mind before reading my situation i'm already seeking legal advice. I just want to know what everyone thinks.
Re: Owning your own footage? ..How?
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Don't let him scare you. You should not have handed over the raw footage. Hopefully, it was only a copy. It sounds like you and the artist are on the same side. Depending on what the artist signed wit
CD-ROM in 2011
by John Young 8 years ago
I have a client that wants a their video files on a CD with a menu and clickable buttons and they were adamant that they wanted a CD and not a DVD. In my mind this is a CD-ROM and I'm not sure how muc
Re: CD-ROM in 2011
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
You can create a VCD, that will be playable on computers or DVD players. http: www.vcdeasy.org http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Video_CD Cory -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
Freelance Editing + non competition agreement
by Lisa Serman 8 years ago
I am a freelance editor. Recently a producer (and friend) hired me to edit an hour long documentary for PBS. She was hired by PBS to be the director of editing and I the editor. Towards the middle to
Re: Freelance Editing + non competition agreement
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
1) This is always a challenge when working with friends. 2) In some states, like california, non-compete agreements are unenforcable. http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Non-compete_clause 3) You have no busi
+1
Filming kids
by Olly Lawer 8 years ago
Hi, I had an idea that we would branch out into filming kids parties. Basically something along the lines of siting a kid down at the party and asking them questions like 'what is your favourite toy'
Re: Filming kids
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
If I were doing video for their parents, I would not get any permission. I would also use this for my demo reel if I saw fit. In fact I do this; one of my clients is a ballet dance company and twice a
Poor Quality of Final Video
by Brandon Vaughn 8 years ago
Hey guys, You'll have to excuse me first-off - not only am I brand-spanking new to CreativeCow, I'm also relatively new to video production work. I lack ability to describe video in tech-jargon that I
Re: Poor Quality of Final Video
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Ha, don't say "avid adobe user"! You'll lead others to confusion. When you said you have Apple Motion, I misread that and thought you said AE. I don't know anything about motion or it's ability with t
Pros and Cons of a Production Company startup
by Ebony Sonnenberg 8 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm Ebony, new to the COW. My question is this: What are the pros and cons of starting my own production company I have just begun work on my own documentary, and have read in various pla
Re: Pros and Cons of a Production Company startup
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Jeff Cadge In New York there is an extra $325.00 per year Yeah, in california it's $800 minimum to have a corp llc. :( Cory -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
BluRay archiving
by Lori Savitch 8 years ago
Hello! I saw the previous archiving posts, and I hope it's OK that I'm starting a new thread devoted to BluRay. I work in a hospital marketing department, and I'm half of a 2-person video team. We are
Re: BluRay archiving
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Look for archival class blurays. DVDs only had a limited shelf life, but you can get 300 year DVDs (supposedly). I imagine you can get the same. Also blurays dvds come on spindles. Nothing wrong with
Shooting secretly at a retail business location
by David Notowitz 8 years ago
Is there any way I can legally shoot secretly at a business location (watch store, for example), not include any people, and just shoot the products (using my iPhone4 to remain discrete), and use that
Re: Shooting secretly at a retail business location
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Ha! If you have to "remain discrete" about it, you already know the answer. Why ask us about it Give me a break. -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video
How to make a xpresso rotation of object
by Andrew Shishkin 8 years ago
How to make a xpresso rotation 90 degrees of object between 20 and 25 frames of each second (25 frames per second timeline) For example: cube still from 0 to 19 frames and ratates 90 degrees from 20 t
Re: How to make a xpresso rotation of object
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Hey Alan, I'm a beginning xpresso user, but I do have a computer science degree. :) A condition is something like this: if(test) then do this else do something else end Test must result in a boolean v
+1
Textures not showing in Viewport
by Sara Jean 8 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has come across this problem. We've made a magazine page turn animation and there's textures for the cover and inside pages (used a stick texture on a flat plane). The problem
Re: Textures not showing in Viewport
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Also be sure you're in gouraud shading mode. -- Cory Petkovsek Corporate Video www.CorporateVideoSD.com
Unable to render a materiel
by Ara Siva 8 years ago
Hi guys, So I have this object in my Cinema 4D and I am made a bluish color materiel to apply on it. So I apply on it, Here is an image: URL=http: img98.imageshack.us i capturenz.png IMG http: img98.i
Re: Unable to render a materiel
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Divide and conquer. Divide the problem into two roughly equal portions and determine in which half the problem exists. Then repeat until you narrow it down to the offending piece. This allows you to t
Global illumination artifacts
by Ole Magnus SaxegÄrd 8 years ago
Hi, I'm a real 3D noob so bear with me if this question is a bit dumb. I tried to look for other posts with similar problems addressed but couldn't find any. I'm using global illumination to light my
Re: Global illumination artifacts
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Strange, it looks like there is stuff on them. Do the artifacts stay the same or are they different on every frame Can you post a closely zoomed in picture (close enough to show only a handful of hear
HR Requirements (Full of Crap)
by John Grote, Jr. 8 years ago
Good day all, Every time I read a posting for an editor, graphic designer, audio engineer, (insert creative position here) it really pisses me off that a huge majority of these listings ask for a two
Re: HR Requirements (Full of Crap)
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
I think what John may be missing is that a big company (who else would have a human resources person) may say "hey, we can get some smart new college kid, who knows FCP and After Effects, and pay him
+1
Cory Petkovsek liked this 8 years ago
Industry Standards for a cable show
by Jose Zeinc 8 years ago
Hello all you creatives, im here sort of lost in the woods here, i was wondering if there's a industry standard chart on international productions for selling in the us for minor and mid cable network
Re: Industry Standards for a cable show
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Cory Petkovsek "Screen aspect ratio should be pretty consistent for hd content (16:9), however video and audio codecs, hd sd, container, physical digital media... No standards!" The great thing about
+1
Cory Petkovsek liked this 8 years ago
Trophy Render
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
I've been working at learning 3D for a little while now, and I made this glass trophy model, and I think I finally got the glass looking good, but the lighting seems like it is not coming across at th
Re: Trophy Render
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Softer edges of reflections - there is a reflection blur option that is slow to render. You can also play with the mix strength and adding the fresnel shader to adjust the look of the reflections. HDR
How to accomplish physically linking CAD objects
by Matt Gerard 8 years ago
I am being asked to do something I haven't messed with before, so I'm pretty keen on giving it a go. I will be getting some CAD's of a grass mowing unit, and need to animate the way it interacts with
Re: How to accomplish physically linking CAD objects
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Lots of ways to do it. But you have different issues. How to make the unit - You could go the character route with bones, joints, etc. In R12 you could make motors and hinges, etc. You could go with a
Focal points of camera- Can they be keyframed?
by randal radabaugh 8 years ago
hello again. Well, I have learned more from just jumping into it than trying to learn C4d from the ground up. Question: How can the focal point of camera be keyframed over time While working on a proj
Re: Focal points of camera- Can they be keyframed?
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
New issue == new thread! I just did it in 11.5; it worked perfectly. It gave me sunshine, shadows, sunset and even stars. I didn't even need to render and it changed in the viewport. Did you use milit
"internal software error .VobulatorBlockPlannerBlockPlanner.cpp, line 217" ???
by Matthew Sparks 9 years ago
What is this I have built a project in Encore CS4 I created all the elements in After effects I ran several project checks which found nothing wrong everything was set and ready to build onto the stan
Re: "internal software error .VobulatorBlockPlannerBlockPlanner.cpp, line 217" ???
by Cory Petkovsek 8 years ago
Although this is an old thread, for posterity who finds it here are some items I found on other forums that solved my problem: - Don't point the video layer of menus to a static image. Instead copy th
© 2019 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]