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Danny Dodge

Producer, director, cameraman, editor, animator, gaffer, commercial photographer and product designer.
Member Since:
March 10th 2005
83 Posts
Location:
Colorado
Lighting without an expensive light kit
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
After a 30 year career, I've decided to give away some of my trade secrets from early on. So for those of you wanting to light like a pro, but don't have a lot of money to spend on a light kit, here's
Day rates?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
It's been a while since I've heard what a standard day rate should be for a very good camera op. I specialize in cinematic (single camera) style shooting, and can shoot an entire sequence with multipl
Re: Day rates?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
Thanks Chris! I really appreciate the response. I'll take a look at the link.
Day rates?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
It's been a while since I've heard what a standard day rate should be for a very good camera op. I specialize in cinematic (single camera) style shooting, and can shoot an entire sequence with multipl
Re: Day rates?
by Rob Manning 5 years ago
Hey Danny, A few years back, constructing a bid I recall a nominal day rate for budget projects being $500, half or full day per operator. That being said, these days working with non profits, the who
Has anyone used Cinerails?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has used the dolly in this video, and if so is it worth the money. https: www.youtube.com watch v=xe8gtlRbQgY&feature=youtu.be
Re: Has anyone used Cinerails?
by Danny Dodge 5 years ago
Just poring in, LOL
Canon 70D - log and transfer driver
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
Does anyone know where I can find a driver for transcoding Canon 70D footage in Final Cut Pro's log and transfer window
Re: Canon 70D - log and transfer driver
by Stephan Cornelio 6 years ago
I came across the same problem and it's true that there are no drivers released for the 70d (that I know of) BUT after just installing EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro 1.5 - (latest release) on b
upgrading my computer, which to get
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
I'm ready to buy a new Mac for editing. Looking for suggestions as to the best choice. I prefer a table top over a laptop, but want to make the right "long term" choice. Thanks in advance for your hel
Re: upgrading my computer, which to get
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
My PC-using buddies tell me they can build a tower today, slightly cheaper, with faster graphics and processors than the new Mac Pro Cylinder is promising whenever they start delivering. All I know is
DSLR dolly track
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
In case anyone has been looking for track. I've been using the SnapTrack Cinerails system and putting it through the hoops for the last year. Shot several network TV shows with it, and now I've put th
Re: DSLR dolly track
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
Yes, I've tested and used the same system for almost a year and they still work as good as they did the first day. Currently on http: www.kickstarter.com projects 1236382420 snaptrack-cinerails-and-ca
dolly track that will work for the XDcam
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
Hi EXCammers, if anyone's been looking for dolly track. I've been using the SnapTrack Cinerails system for the past year, shot several TV shows with it, and now I'm letting the cat outta the bag by li
Dolly track for NXCam
by Danny Dodge 6 years ago
Hi everyone, in case anyone has been looking for track. I've been using the SnapTrack Cinerails system and have put it through the hoops for the last year. I shot several network TV shows with it, and
Day Rates for Cameramen in Network TV
by Danny Dodge 8 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm a freelance cameraman cinematographer for Network TV who films reality and adventure TV. So that we're not all getting short changed in this economy I'd like to get a range of what
Re: Day Rates for Cameramen in Network TV
by Danny Dodge 8 years ago
Thomas and Chris, I really appreciate the input. I've been sick with a gluten allergy for the past 20 years and even though I continued to work, I haven't had a lot of energy to market myself. Now tha
online video spokesperson overlay question
by Danny Dodge 9 years ago
Does anyone have code I can use to put a video presenter overlay one my website with. I can do all the keys I need. I've never done this before. If you know of a tutorial, I'd love to view that as wel
Re: online video spokesperson overlay question
by Fernando Mol 9 years ago
You may want to look at this thread. *Always share a link to your site and rate the posts. This is a free service for you and for us.
FCP long pauses when timeline zoomed in on my MacBook Pro core duo
by Danny Dodge 9 years ago
Does anyone know how to resolve the issue of FCP going into super slow mode when I zoom into the timeline on my MacBook Pro. I'm working on a Apple Intermediate timeline on a Core 2 Duo with 4 GiG of
Re: FCP long pauses when timeline zoomed in on my MacBook Pro core duo
by Michael Sacci 9 years ago
What are your RT settings set to For most performance, RT Unlimited, Video Quality and Frame Rate both set to Dynamic. Then what color is the line about the timeline markers. Green will give you very
Animated brown leather photo album
by Danny Dodge 10 years ago
I'm looking for a pre-designed animation of a rustic brown photo album with page turns. I want to be able to knock out the background and insert video, and apply images to each page of the album (I on
What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
by Danny Dodge 10 years ago
I see web sites that stream videos at high quality, without any stuttering. I'm assuming this is a flash compression of some sort. Does anyone know of a cost efficient program that would allow me to c
Re: What program compresses into the best format for web streaming?
by Danny Dodge 10 years ago
I heard long ago that there was standard flv compression and then there was a more advance flv compression that was more superior in look and file savings. I actually had someone compress some files i
Live streaming video
by Danny Dodge 10 years ago
I would like to be able to run a camera with mics, out in the field and be able to stream it live to my web site. Mobile is the word.... I will be going up and down mountains, etc. Any brilliant peopl
Re: Live streaming video
by Danny Dodge 10 years ago
Jeff, I think I mislead you. I know there's no possibility to stream true broadcast quality, so I'm ok with the standard quarter screen that most consumers have come to accept. The day we get to the p
Can you digitize JVC HDV footage on any other HDV camera
by Danny Dodge 11 years ago
I've got an HDV tape shot on a JVC 110. I need to digitize it, but I don't have a JVC. I could get a Sony HDV camera, but don't want to rent one till I know it will work. Anyone have any experience in
Re: Can you digitize JVC HDV footage on any other HDV camera
by Chris Borjis 11 years ago
Shane Ross "JVC HDV only plays back on JVC HDV cameras or JVC HDV decks." Shane, the JVC HDV 30P mode (which is mostly what people shoot with) is definitely playable on the Sony HVRM25U HDV deck. 24p
Multiclip operation won't work
by Danny Dodge 12 years ago
Hi, I'm working with ten individual clips and am trying to edit them together on the fly using the multiclip feature in FCP. I've named each clip angle "angle 1, angle 2" etc. They all sync by their i
Re: Multiclip operation won't work
by Danny Dodge 12 years ago
Thanks Matt, that along with changing the keyboard option worked perfectly. I owe you!
PSD looking low rez on FCP... why?
by Danny Dodge 13 years ago
I'm suddenly having a problem with my psd images looking low rez when I place them on an FCP, 8bit uncompressed timeline. I build them as 640x480 at 72dpi. Any suggestions on how to make this go away
Re: PSD looking low rez on FCP... why?
by Danny Dodge 13 years ago
Thanks Donald, I goofed. If I had said PPI, I might have gotten the answer I was looking for. The real issue is, I've been doing it right for many years and it's looked great. Now suddenly, things are
G5 shuts down while playing video in FCP
by Danny Dodge 13 years ago
My system started randomly shutting down when I press the space bar or clicked on the timeline while I'm playing video from the timeline. I just got through re-installing the entire system and all the
Re: G5 Shutdowns are an acknowledged issue.
by Danny Dodge 13 years ago
Well guys, it was the computer that had the problem. One of the fans wasn't working properly, and they replaced the power supply. It didn't help that we had the heat wave this summer. Thanks for every
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