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Doug Collins

Currently workin' as a Director/Producer for a small tv station that airs mostly music videos (ala early MTV). Also do some shooting and editing
Member Since:
March 22nd 2003
278 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Indianapolis, IN USA
old school FCP/Compressor question
by Doug Collins 5 years ago
So, I am using Compressor 2 and FCP 5.0.4 and I'm trying to export the video to Compressor eventually get it onto a dvd. Here's the workflow: exporting a QT movie from FCP, video only,self contained a
Question for Mark Suszko
by Doug Collins 7 years ago
Posting here because I didn't want to break the flow of the post below. You mentioned a piece of equipment for wirelessly getting video back to the studio: "Basically an uplink truck in a box you clip
Re: Question for Mark Suszko
by Doug Collins 7 years ago
Thanks! Robin out!
Contemplating Self Employment
by Chris Warren 8 years ago
Hello guys. For several years I have wanted to move into the self employment world and feel like I am very close to making the final jump(and quit my full time job) I have been reading a lot of thread
Re: Contemplating Self Employment
by Doug Collins 7 years ago
Not sure that would discourage groups of kids either. Way back when while I was in the Marines, one day, at the end of the day, I was the only one with a vehicle (a small 4-cylender pick-up) to get fr
Another switcher question
by Doug Collins 8 years ago
I am going to be working on a contest next August and need a very simple switcher that can handle a camera and a computer (for power point graphics) to go out to a projector. Preferably something inex
Re: Another switcher question
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
If SD, you have tons of choices for good used switchers on ebay and etc. or you can purchase new ones for around a grand that are very nice.
Video Production Company Business Plan
by Steve Foulkrod 9 years ago
Hello, I'm specifically looking for help with a biz plan for my video production company. I've been running this company for the last 10 years as a small side basement cash biz. However, after the los
Re: Video Production Company Business Plan
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
You might check out score.org. (Service Corp Of Retired Executives) They are affiliated with the SBA and have both classes and counseling to help people with business plans. Good luck, Doug
compressor problem
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
I am using compressor version 2.0.1 and am trying to compress a 26 minute video for the web. Everytime I try to submit the batch I get the following message: Cannot submit batch unable to connect to b
Re: compressor problem
by Jeff Greenberg 9 years ago
Here are the basics to Troubleshooting compressor. You might want to just start with Compressor Repair from Digital Rebellion. Best, Jeff G Apple Master Trainer Avid Cert. Instructor DS MC Adobe Cert.
Cameraman Fail!
by Chuck Pullen 9 years ago
I'll let the video speak for itself. http: failblog.org 2011 06 27 epic-fail-photos-cameraman-fail Chuck
Re: Cameraman Fail!
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
I worked for a small gov. access station. We did a "Cops" style show with the local Sherrif's department. A Deputy had stopped a couple of guys one night for public intox. I and the Deputy I was ridin
Best Movie Sidekicks
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
Here is a fun question. Who is the best movie sidekick I think Chewbacca wins but here are a few to think about: Samwise Gamgee, Cameron Frye, Dr. Watson, Pedro Sanchez, Goose & Robin (from the Adam W
Re: Best Movie Sidekicks
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
My first thought was also Short Round but how can any list be complete without MiniMe
My first television commercial!
by Ryan Schultz 9 years ago
Hi all, I'm so excited because I just got my first job at making a series of commercials for local TV near my hometown in Endicott, NY. The first commercial is a 30 second spot for Nanticoke Gardens (
Re: My first television commercial!
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
"I'm trying to think how you could make large green thumbprints really stand out on all these objects" It's been done before but works, mute the color on everything else in the shot. Have the green th
Demo Reel versus Website
by Richard Harrington 9 years ago
I am serious thinking about chucking demo reels and just sending to online site only (as well as having Vimeo and YouTube channels). Anyone hard pressed by clients for optical discs these days Richard
Re: Demo Reel versus Website
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
A different twist to the question....as managers owners of production companies, which would you prefer when looking to hire new employees A dvd reel or website Doug
How to get into "different" video work??
by Jay Evs 9 years ago
I will be looking for a new job in video soon, from scratch, in a new city. I've been through the process of applying to production houses and video jobs before. But Im wondering if anyone has any ide
Re: How to get into "different" video work??
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
Gotta say I'm surprised that no one mentioned these Cow forums: JOBS Offered - Low No Pay JOBS Wanted Seems like it might be a good place to start. :)
Georgia looking to strengthen Non-Competes
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
We've had a lot of discussions on this forum about the validity of Non-Compete clauses and how they are generally un-enforceable unless the previous employer wants to keep paying your salary to keep y
Re: Georgia looking to strengthen Non-Competes
by Doug Collins 9 years ago
I would like to see just how they plan on "making Georgia more economically competitive." While restricting how many people can compete. Doug
Question about licensing my videos
by Robert Krampf 10 years ago
I am new here, and have already learned a lot from searching the forums, but I did not see anything specific on this. I am a long time science educator that has started producing short, educational vi
Re: Question about licensing my videos
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
Only thing I can think of to add is be prepared to walk away if the deal isn't right for you. Very cool concept...Survivorman meets Bill Nye. Doug
AVID won't play nice with the decks
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
We have an AVID XPress Pro ver. 4.6 running on a HP XW4200 computer that has stopped working with our sony DSR 1500A decks. Both encoding and recording to tape we have 'drop outs' where the audio drop
Re: AVID won't play nice with the decks
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
Lol, that's one reason why I bought FCP for myself.
The Longest Yard - 1970's version
by Harry Pallenberg 10 years ago
Been renting lots of oldies for my kids - they get 2hrs of crappy TV shows, then have to watch 1 old movie of my choice before they get TV again... so far I've been pretty easy renting stuff like Back
Re: The Longest Yard - 1970's version
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
The Great Escape
Cinematic game changers?
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
http: movies.msn.com movie-guide-winter game-changers GT1=28154
The Prisoner 1969 version
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
I just saw the pilot episode a few days ago. I loved the opening of the show, it gave you the entire backstory of the main character on how he came to be in the village, without a single word being sa
Re: The Prisoner 1969 version
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
Mark Suszko "I think he's like Eric Bana; I just hate Bana in everything I've seen him in. " I can't believe you said that. It's uncanny, for years we never agreed on anything, now it often seems lik
Worlds Smallest Edit Suite
by Ken Harper 10 years ago
Here is the latest in mobile editing. http: nexvio.com product ReelDirector.aspx Ken Harper Sr. Editor Director of Post Production Operations Moving Pictures, Inc.
Re: Worlds Smallest Edit Suite
by Doug Collins 10 years ago
Two questions: How much memory does an iphone have I was under the impression that it wasn't alot. Second, I wonder if they edited that demo on their iphone
Documentary editing with one camera
by Jon Fidler 11 years ago
Hey guys Im currently doing a home course on editing in my spare time (from assisting and digitisng tapes),Apple Art of editing), and there is a section on documenting an event. In thie document they
Re: Documentary editing with one camera
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
Ditto everything Mark said. In addition, when possible, shoot a ton of B-Roll. Vary the shots; close-ups, medium shots, wide shots, pans, tilts, zooms .anything you can think of. Even if you think it
Seen the trailer for 'Surrogates" yet?
by Mark Suszko 11 years ago
Saw this trailer at the screening of "District 9" this weekend. Bruce Willis looks pretty good, the story looks interesting too. http: www.youtube.com watch v=Qyg4GEjKkM4
Re: Seen the trailer for 'Surrogates" yet?
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
That was a lot more informative than the commercial I saw. I had to see that a couple of times to figure it out.
Obscure movies that are pretty good
by Mike Cohen 11 years ago
The Assignment - A US operative is trained to impersonate Carlos the Jackal who he looks just like. Aidan Quinn, Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland. Incognito - A painter creates forgeries of Rembrandts.
Re: Obscure movies that are pretty good
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
Both Memento and Time Code. I enjoyed them as much for the concepts as the story lines. Doug
Total eclipse of the heart literal version
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=lj-x9ygQEGA
Re: Total eclipse of the heart literal version
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
you're welcome, I am usually the last one to see these things so I figured people would have seen it. (I emailed it to a friend who responded "where have you been for the last three month's ) :) But i
Oldest film you have seen
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
This forum reminded me of a radio and film history course I took in college and some of the films I saw there. One, during the silent film era, was the classic 'chase' sequence. Boy meets Girl, Boy in
Re: Oldest film you have seen
by jordi molina 11 years ago
A close friend of the Family is the official historician-restorer of UFAs classic tiles. He got to work also as historical consultant for "The Shadow of the vampire", a modern fictional film about the
Send out demo reels
by Rob Grauert 11 years ago
Hi, I am going to start sending out my demo reel in mass quantities. If I I want to send it to a production company, but don't know the name of the manager or any producers or directors, who do I addr
Re: Send out demo reels
by Zane Barker 11 years ago
Rob Grauert "I am going to start sending out my demo reel in mass quantities. If I I want to send it to a production company, but don't know the name of the manager or any producers or directors, who
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Doug Collins liked this 11 years ago
Slightly o/t tv instead of film
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
A co-worker was talking to a 20 year old intern the other day about the changes on the Tonight Show and mentioned Johnny Carson. Her response "who is that " Ouch. One of the most successful talk show
Re: Slightly o/t tv instead of film
by Chris Poisson 11 years ago
To me it's kinda funny we (genxers) think our children are missing something by not knowing who Johnny Carson was or anything like that, look in the mirror and see how much you don't know about "Their
Timeless Comedians
by Jeff Breuer 11 years ago
So the other night my wife and I sat down and watched Sherlock JR, an old Buster Keaton silent film slapstick comedy. I had never seen it but knew I would enjoy it (I'm a big Keaton fan), but my wife
Re: Timeless Comedians
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
The Marx Brothers
In response to Bob Cole's suggestion, in a thread below
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 years ago
Bob Cole said: "But I would love to know what my fellow COW members would consider their "Desert Island Disks:" What 10-50 DVDs would you take to a desert island (one with electricity, preferably), or
Re: Desert Island Favorites
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
"..the acid test for the DIF is: if you're cruising the tv dial (anachronistically) and happen upon a movie you've seen several times before, and you can't help but keep watching it for at least awhil
Avid vs. Final Cut Pro
by Eric Nicastro 11 years ago
I am probably about to start a war of words with this post. But this decision has me at a crossroads. My question is Avid or Final Cut Pro We have been presented with upgrading our commercial producti
Re: Avid vs. Final Cut Pro
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
"Our newsroom however uses Avid Newscutters and shoots on P2. The only time we would need to work with the newsroom is to grab footage for promo spots which we should be able to access there server fr
Trouble outputting to consumer camera
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
I am editing on FCP 5.0.4 and I'm trying to use my consumer camcorder (Sony DCR HC52) to output the video to. The problem is that the video comes out jerky and unusable. When I hook up the Sony VX-210
Stuck dvd
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
I just stuck a blank dvd into my laptop....powerbook G4....and now it's stuck! Any ideas on how to eject it
Re: Stuck dvd
by Doug Collins 11 years ago
Got it out!
I know this is probably sacrilege but......
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
I've gotten an mpeg file on a geek stick and need to change it into a windows media file. Never had to do this before and can't seem to find a setting labeled 'windows media' (I wonder why ) :) Any su
Re: I know this is probably sacrilege but......
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
Thanks, Off to download now! Doug
Importing an audio cd
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
I am trying to edit a parody video and thought I had imported the audio from a cd. When I got my laptop home, I got a message saying the source material had been moved(aka I had removed the cd). How d
Re: Importing an audio cd
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
That seems to have done it. Thanks! Doug
sound effects to sweeten transitions & effects?
by Glenn Woiler 12 years ago
Can anyone suggest to me where to find audio effects that work well with high energy visual effects I need typically some whooshes... and for a long time I have wanted a sound effect that sounds like
Re: sound effects to sweeten transitions & effects?
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
Tried googling the soundamerica.com website and got a malware warning...see below. Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer! You can learn more about harmful web content and how to prot
are they called videographers
by Ryan Santos 12 years ago
Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm just curious. If someone who creates wedding videos are called videographers, what is the proper name title of someone who does a broadcast commercial How about someone
Re: are they called videographers
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
"News guys usually just call each other "photogs", but I always felt that was a little imprecise and catch-all unless stills was your thing." I think it works....after all if you are shooting video yo
Free dvd authoring software?
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
I just had a dvd burner installed on my computer here at work and unfortunately we don't have any spare licenses to put authoring software on it nor a budget to buy any. I am only going to be using th
Re: Free dvd authoring software?
by Noah Kadner 12 years ago
Wow- do the clients understand the company won't spend a nickel to give them copies of their projects Kinda rough.. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, Apple Color and now the HVX200! http: www.callboxl
Noob question
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
I have been playing around recently with the idea of trying to create a 3-d logo for our station and started working with the demo version of Crystal 3-D Impact Pro when I realized that our station ha
Re: Noob question
by matjusm 12 years ago
Thank you so much! I just can't believe how cool this feature is! (though then again, I suppose many visual effects artists take it for granted since how else would you import 3D models into a composi
Charles Schwab spot
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
I was wondering if any one knew how to do the animation from the Charles Schwab spot It looks like they shot an actor and then animated it somehow. You can see an example here: http: www.slatev.com pl
Re: Charles Schwab spot
by Doug Collins 12 years ago
Thanks guys! Doug
how to set up a budget TV station
by Nada Andersen 13 years ago
I'm lost: need to set up real budget broadcasting, coverage up to 100km radius. I receive programming via satellite (I have the decoder and will get its dish). I need the device(s) to place local adve
Re: how to set up a budget TV station
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
The best thing I can think of to tell you is to find a local engineer or consultant to help you out. I
Macbook Pro for editing?
by Brian Dugan 13 years ago
Anyone have thoughts on working on a new intel 17" Macbook Pro with 4 gigs of ram, 160 gig HD and 7200 rpm processor I am hoping planning on moving from an older G5 tower to a more mobile situation. W
Re: Macbook Pro for editing?
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Also, make sure you buy an external hard drive to capture the video on. Safer for your computer and you have the ability to use someone else's system if yours goes down. Doug
Engineering School
by Zack Florance 13 years ago
Does anyone know where you can get an education in broadcast engineering Thanks in advance.
Re: Engineering School
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Del Holford "An ACC school is always preferable a Big 10 school because they play better basketball. :-) Best of luck." I would argue, but the way IU has been playing the past few years....I wouldn't
Online Job Postings
by Mario Mendez 13 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 Doug Collins 13 years ago
http: jobbank.emmyonline.org http: www.nab.org AM Template.cfm Section=Search_for_Jobs&Template= Jobbank SearchJobForm.cfm http: jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov These are the ones that I have bookmarked. Th
Production Questions//mini Mic for SONY HDR FX7
by Jason Harvey 13 years ago
Hello - I am shooting on a SONY HDR FX7 -great HDV camera EXCEPT for no XLR input. ONLY Mini! I dont know much about mics...Can someone point me in in the right direction Mostly looking for a handhel
Re: Production Questions//mini Mic for SONY HDR FX7
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
We have a Sony VX 2100 and use a Beachtek DXA-4 with it. Works great. Doug
Question about controlling content on local education channel
by MISph1t 13 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum but here goes anyway. I work for a public school system and we have a channel provided by our local cable company that we use to broadcast upcoming events and suc
Re: Question about controlling content on local education channel
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
My company is currently in the process of replacing our automation system with one from Rushworks Media (rushworksmedia.com). I believe my boss found them at last year's NAB, might look for them to be
FCP and AVCHD
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Do these two play well together I was checking out the new Panasonic AG-HSC1U and wasn't sure if they were compatible yet. Doug
Re: FCP and AVCHD
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Thanks! Doug
Edit Suites
by Mark Kenny 13 years ago
Folks, I'm going to inherit a large open space with the brief to install an AV department. We have Racks and Macs with XSAN, tables and chairs galore, but the new space has no walls or floor. Before I
Re: Edit Suites
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
I just did a Google search for "studio construction" and "studio construction consultants"....found a number of sights. You might try finding a professional in your area and talking to him her. Doug
Getting our broadcast commercials to look better
by Todd Terry 13 years ago
Hey gang... This one is for the broadcast pros out there, either over-the-air or cable... We are a small production company in Huntsville, Alabama. Most of our clients are advertising agencies, and we
Re: Getting our broadcast commercials to look better
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
"whose main revenue comes from broadcasting COMMERCIALS" I think you hit on the answer right there. If you as a producer come and ask them to change the way the tapes are handled you will probably get
A minor problem
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
I just downloaded the video files from stockstock.com contest site....trying to put something together before the deadline tomorrow night....but the files don't want to play in FCP. They are .mp4 file
Re: A minor problem
by David Roth Weiss 13 years ago
Hey Shane, This is the perfect use for your tip... DRW
admin: Changing the forum name, etc. Whatcha think???
by Ronald Lindeboom 13 years ago
Hi All, I've been thinking this morning that the old Discreet Edit* community and this one would make for a great combined forum. Why Very little of what gets discussed in the Discreet Edit* forum ha
Re: admin: Changing the forum name, etc. Whatcha think???
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
How about " The Art (and craft) of the Edit* " ;) Doug
Freeing up some space on da hard drive
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
The hard drives on both of our Avid systems are getting filled up. While using the media tool we noticed that there are lot of space being taken up in the media files. I know that it saves every trans
Re: Freeing up some space on da hard drive
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Never mind....think I found it here: http: www.avid.com content 7486 Using%20Media%20Tool.doc
Defragging the video drive
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
What is the consensus on defragging the video drive on an Avid Xpress Pro system I have recently deleted a bunch of stuff from the drive. Thanks, Doug
Re: Defragging the video drive
by Doug Collins 13 years ago
Thanks!! Doug
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