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Craig Bass

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August 27th 2008
39 Posts
How to achieve Blue Desaturated look
by Craig Bass 8 years ago
I am going to soon be producing a music video for some friends of mine, and need some insight on how to create the look of this video: http: www.youtube.com watch v=jo9XqNEUc8I I have attempted to sec
Re: How to achieve Blue Desaturated look
by Bill Davis 8 years ago
Can't remember which celebrity chef had a show where he hooked up with someone in a Grocery Store - then went to their house - and created a gourmet meal USING WHATEVER THEY HAD IN THEIR PANTRY. The p
Slow, slow dolly
by Craig Bass 8 years ago
I often notice in films the use of extremely slow push-in shots. I would love to achieve something similar in my own filmmaking; however, no matter how hard I try I cannot get my dolly to move this sl
Re: Slow, slow dolly
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
A gentleman never tells. Let's stick to focus and zoom controls, though.
Diffusion or Softbox?
by Craig Bass 8 years ago
In achieving soft light is there any benefit to going the route of a softbox as opposed to simply clipping diffusion material to the front of the lights
Re: Diffusion or Softbox?
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
If you're trying to decrease the density of the shadows, scrim on the barn doors won't do much. Shadow density is related to the size of the source, and the distance from the subject. A large source,
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Log and Capture Problem
by Craig Bass 9 years ago
Having a major problem with Final Cut 6 log and Capture: something I have never seen before. When I put a tape into the camera and then call up the Log and Capture window, all looks well and fine. Whe
Re: Log and Capture Problem
by John Fishback 9 years ago
When the unexpected happens I always trash prefs, repair permissions, and run Disk Warrior. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic
Alpha Channel on Export Not Showing
by Craig Bass 10 years ago
I am attempting to export a lower third that I created within After Effects for use within Final Cut. The Composition does have an alpha channel, and I have set the render output to lossless with alph
Re: Alpha Channel on Export Not Showing
by david bogie 10 years ago
Kevin Camp "to verify that the footage does indeed have an alpha channel" You can do the same in FCP, set the viewer or canvas to show alpha. bogiesan
Photo Effect
by Craig Bass 10 years ago
How would one achieve the effect applied to the photos at the beginning of this link... http: animoto.com photography gclid=CKfe25mQ_poCFQzxDAodBi64eg Specifically, how to have them spinning with the
Re: Photo Effect
by ronaldo montalvo 10 years ago
if you want to save some time and money, maybe check out the $20 photopresenter software from boinx. if you want to spend some time and figure the effect out in afx, check out nulls and 3D cameras as
Word Silhouette
by Craig Bass 10 years ago
I am looking to turn a live actor shot against greenscreen into a silhouette composed entirely of words. Obviously, I could use stencil alpha of the actor to create a mask for the words, but they do n
Re: Word Silhouette
by david bogie 10 years ago
Yar. Ain't that just COOL bogiesan
Not Rendering Properly
by Craig Bass 10 years ago
Suddenly my After Effects has decided to cease rendering properly. It will render a few seconds of a segment, and then refuse to go any further. I have a PowerMac 2 x 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xenon, an
Re: Not Rendering Properly
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 10 years ago
You'll have to provide more information to make it easier for everyone to understand what is wrong with your system. Were there any error messages Does RAM Preview work or is this a File-Render-Save i
JPGs look terrible
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hello everyone, How come when I put jpg's into my DV sequence that look jagged and blurred, even after I render Goes it have something to do with pixel shapes How can I overcome this Thanks. *Craig*
Re: JPGs look terrible
by Ben Holmes 11 years ago
Search on here for still image quality questions to understand why what you see on your canvas and on your external video output are two different things here. Edit Out Ltd ---------------------------
Photos not working correctly
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hello Everyone, I have started a new project, a corporate christmas video, and have set the timeline to standard DV as it will include such footage. There are a large amount of jpegs that must be incl
HDV Workflow - HELP!
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hello all, I am currently attempting to figure out an HDV workflow that will suit my needs, but, what with all the options available, can't seem to hit the nail on the head. I feel that I am a very co
Re: HDV Workflow - HELP!
by Trey Gregory 11 years ago
Craig- Try converting your clips from the HDV codec to ProRes(HQ) @ 1920 x 1080. I've noticed that if you try to color correct hdv clips in their native framesize 1440 x 1080 Color tends to worsen the
HDV Workflow - HELP!
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hello all, I am currently attempting to figure out an HDV workflow that will suit my needs, but, what with all the options available, can't seem to hit the nail on the head. I feel that I am a very co
Re: HDV Workflow - HELP!
by Christy Elton 11 years ago
Craig, I am having the same problem. Did you find a solution Thanks!!
Gain on XH-A1
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I shoot on an XH-A1 and, until recently, have been editing with an older non-HD Apple Cinema Display. The other day I purchased an Apple Cinema HD Display, and am now dismayed to see quite a bit of gr
Re: Gain on XH-A1
by Mark McFarlane 11 years ago
If you're shooting in low light, you are gonna get grain no matter what the gain setting is. Its a function of the semsitivity of the CCDs. There are some settings in the XH A1 that may make the grain
Orange Screen
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Much of the time when I am working in Motion, the screen becomes orange abruptly. This may occur for the duration of the timeline, and at other times, only specific segments. The orange screen also ap
Re: Orange Screen
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
I hope this link can help. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 170 860863#860865 Stephen Smith Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
Render Selection Problem
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
For some reason my FCP will not allow me to "Render Selection"; instead, it forces me to render the entire project every time. When I either hit the hot keys for render selection, or access it from th
Re: Render Selection Problem
by Laura McRae 10 years ago
Hi Craig I realise your post was some time ago but wanted to check if you had found a solution to this problem. I am encountering exactly the same thing ie. I can only render the whole sequence and am
Lav and shotgun combo
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Well, I've shelled out the funds for a nice sennheiser lav, and now have a question regarding its interaction with shotgun microphones. I will be in situations where I will want to have the main subje
Re: Lav and shotgun combo
by Greg Curda 11 years ago
Hi Dan, Agreed. Sometimes I have run a separate mic a little off the "set" ("birdie mic") and have been able to get some surrounding presence and activity without principals, but this is usually a 50
LCD Settings
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hello all, Right off the bat, I realize that using the LCD screen to shoot by is not the ideal method by which to monitor; however, for most of the shooting situations I find myself it is the most con
Re: LCD Settings
by Bouncing account needs new email address 11 years ago
Before you go out on a shoot, set up some lights and send the output of the camera into a properly adjusted CRT monitor and adjust the LCD to closely match the CRT's "look." Pay special attention to t
Zoom Issues
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I operate an XH-A1 and have noticed that, out of the blue, my zooms are working slower than normal. I have the zoom control set to variable, but no matter how high I crank the speed dial, I am left wi
Lapel Mic: Good and Inexpensive
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Can anyone recommend a lapel microphone that is fully wireless, in that it runs on either batteries or phantom, and does not need to be plugged into a wall; and is fairly inexpensive. I'd like to rema
Re: Lapel Mic: Good and Inexpensive
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Again, the input is much appreciated. I'd like to describe my situation a bit more fully, and get everyone's opinion on how it would best be approached. Beginning next week, I will start production on
Onboard / External Mic combo?
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Does anyone know if it is possible, on an HX-A1, to record one channel of audio as the onboard microphone, and the second channel from a boom, lav, what have you This doesn't seem to be the case; but
Re: Onboard / External Mic combo?
by William Busby 11 years ago
No, it's not possible. When the XLR inputs are activated via the menu, the onboard stereo mic is de-activated.
Photo Fall
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I'd like to apply an effect to a title where I have multiple photos fall into view, as if they are coming from behind the camera and landing on a table. I want to achieve as natural a look as possible
Re: Photo Fall
by Alan Smith 11 years ago
I would suggest creating a 3d motion project and adding the gravity behavior to your photos. The gravity behavior will cause the images to move as if they were under the pull of gravity, slowly accele
Unravel
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I have an image of paper (just a nice, CU texture); and I want to have it unravel as if it were a scroll. I realize the 3D limitations of Motion, but is there anyway to cheat this effect *Craig*
Re: Unravel
by david bogie 11 years ago
Unravel or unroll did you see the Beijing Olympics opening They used a cylinder that moved across the filed and it left behind a long piece of paper. The cylinder was not actually moving but the image
Video Noise/Grain Reduction
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I'm pretty sure that this is an absurd question, and that the answer is no; however, is there anyway to reduce grain noise in video - particularly that caused by needing to apply gain settings during
Re: Video Noise/Grain Reduction
by Sam Wilkie 7 years ago
As mentioned- blurring separate channels in Color is a great tool and can be achieved in FCP using 'Channel Blur' however, in low light situations where noise is only occurring in the darker regions,
Apple Cinema Display as Video Monitor
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Hi all, I just upgraded to a MacPro, only to find out that it is not compatible with the cheap LCD television I was using as an improvised video monitor (composite video does not work with MacPro evid
Re: Apple Cinema Display as Video Monitor
by Lu Nelson 11 years ago
I would warn you away from the HDLink. I bought this and the MXO both, and had the chance to see them side by side. The HDLink does not properly translate 601 or 709 color, it does not support interla
ProRes?
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I shoot all of my video on a Canon HDV camera (XH-A1), and am contemplating using the ProRes Codec; however, I first wanted to ask all of you about your experiences with this codec. Is there an increa
Re: ProRes?
by walter biscardi 11 years ago
Have you done a search for ProRes on this forum There have been dozens if not hundreds of discussions and analysis about the codec. Here's a tutorial to get from HDV to ProRes via Firewire: http: libr
1080i 30 frames
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
This is probably going to come off sounding ignorant, but how is it that the XH-A1 can shoot at 1080i and 30p If one is shooting at 1080i shouldn't they be using an interlaced (60i) frame rate as well
Re: 1080i 30 frames
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
So, due to the fact that 30F mode is, in a sense interlaced, there is no issue with it interfacing with the 1080i setting Am I on the right track Most of what I shoot is destined for SD DVD and webcas
Key frame grabbin'
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Let's say I have turned on clip overlays, placed a keyframe at the precise edge of the clip, and then decide to adjust it: how do I grab the confounded thing When I attempt to select the keyframe I al
Re: Key frame grabbin'
by Michael Sacci 11 years ago
Activate the pen tool.
Brightening footage
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I have some footage from a performance piece I recorded that desperately needs to be brightened. Would you recommend increasing the brightness; raising the color luminance, or compositing the clip wit
Re: Brightening footage
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Thanks for the advice. Sorry, what I had meant was to adjust the luminance sliders within the 3-way color corrector. *Craig*
Stylish Text
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
Do any of you happen to know of any websites books that instruct on how to create a variety of stylish text animations I realize that this question is a bit vague, but I am looking for inspiration, an
Re: Stylish Text
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
Here are two good sites for text inspiration. Art of the title and Tool Farm's inspiration page Hope this helps. Stephen Smith Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
Neon Sign
by Craig Bass 11 years ago
I am striving to create a convincing neon sign for the intro to a program I have cut. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to do this in Motion, links to tutorials on the subject, etc. Thanks in
Re: Neon Sign
by david bogie 11 years ago
Search the After Effect forums for NEON. We see the topic often. The question is confused by the needs for simulation of a realworld object or to deliver an incorrect but conventionally accepted versi
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