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Eric Christians

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July 6th 2005
42 Posts
Charge for FTP upload?
by Marut Kapoor 10 years ago
I work at a small shop. I just finished a short HD piece and uploaded it to the client's FTP site. The upload took about 2 hours on a workstation that does virtually nothing else. The boss hates compu
Re: Charge for FTP upload?
by Eric Christians 10 years ago
Not to hi-jack this thread, but what do guys (& gals) charge for an ftp upload FTP uploading and downloading is being used more and more, especially for tv commercials, and my department is finding ou
Stock Footage Question.
by Simon Roughan 11 years ago
Hope this is in the right forum. Had a look around and couldn't find any that were more relevant, and since this is where all the big boys hang out... Im looking to find stock footage of people of dif
Re: Stock Footage Question.
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Hello Simon, If money is not a problem, ThoughtEguity Stock Footage comes to mind as does National Geographic Digital Motion. You might have to give them a call and get a sales representive to help yo
Music for client--Pulling Hair Out.
by Tim Frechette 11 years ago
I am working on a corporate video for fund raising for a national organization but with the 3 local branches. We started filming, etc, with their first choice of a song being a very popular song. I to
Re: Music for client--Pulling Hair Out.
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
I have an alternative approach to this problem. It's not too client friendly but does eliminate your headaches, fustration, and the hours you will spend in researching alternative music. If you have a
Looking for the right way to say it...
by jon agnew 11 years ago
So...this is tangential to video production, but you guys give good advice... I had written a lengthy explanation of the situation, only to realize I could sum it up much more succinctly...What would
Re: Looking for the right way to say it...
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
I would begin a steady diet of: Baked Beans Broccoli Corn and anything on the Taco Bell menu Then place a empty bottle of Bean-O on your desktop and make reference to the Bean-O daily of how that stuf
Your opinion please...
by Steve Wargo 11 years ago
Can I get your opinion on a small project we just did for a local actress The video tells the tale. As for the music, Hank Williams Jr. called and begged her to use his music behind the piece. So did
Re: Your opinion please...
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Steve, That was very cool and very well done. I liked how everything flowed together, the graphical style matches the pace and feel of the project. Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us on the C
Applying a Gradient to a Text Layer
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Morning Everyone, I have been working with AfterEffects, Premiere and Photoshop since 1998 and am pretty well versed in these Adobe products. But I recently got Illustrator and although I am comprehen
Re: Applying a Gradient to a Text Layer
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Thanks Ronaldo & Vincent! Appreciate all your help with this little problem of mine. Sorry so late to respond with the gratitude, been coping with a sick kid all last weekend and yesterday. First chan
Dubbing from DVC-Pro deck to MiniDV on AG-HVX200, No Audio recording!
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Good Morning Everyone! Got a problem that I need some help with. I want to Dub from a DVC-Pro deck to AG-HVX200 (minitape). I see the source in the lcd screen of the AG-HVX200 but i am not getting any
Re: Dubbing from DVC-Pro deck to MiniDV on AG-HVX200, No Audio recording!
by Eric Christians 11 years ago
Nevermind... i figured it out! Our engineering dept gave me a faulty RCA cables and was causing the no audio issue. Thanks to all for looking at this post! Redbeard
Ramping up audio in Premiere Pro
by Eric Christians 12 years ago
Greetings Everyone, Got a question and was hoping to pick your brains about it. Is there a way to gradually ramp up audio in Premiere Pro I know I can do it with video with the time remapping feature
Re: Ramping up audio in Premiere Pro
by Eric Christians 12 years ago
Jon, thanks for the help. Still need to play with it, but its starting to come around. I didn't think time remapping audio would work in AE since it doesn't work in Premiere Pro (CS3) Hard to believe
Thoughts and Opinions regarding Production Manager
by Eric Christians 12 years ago
Greetings Fellow Cows, My station is think of getting the Production Manager Program from Pikolo Systems Groups Inc for our new electronic production orders instead of using paper Production Orders. w
Salary for News Editor
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Hello, I am moving to a new location and have found an opening for an Evening News Video Editor (full time + benefits). One of the things they request is how much you expect to get paid. I've spend my
Re: Salary for News Editor
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
I have to agree with Todd, you might be thinkin' a bit to high of salary range. Especially if the DMA for your market is 100+. My DMA market is in the 150-160's and the News Editors we have are roughl
Colors....Brightness....and Contrast -- How do you get it right?
by Jordan Orberg 13 years ago
Hey Everybody -- I've been working with After Effects for a couple years now, and something I've always had trouble with is making sure that the colors that I'm seeing on screen, actually look the sam
Re: Colors....Brightness....and Contrast -- How do you get it right?
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Yeah I have to agree with Darby and Steve. Everyones's tv different so you can only set your levels colors to broadcast standards and leave it at that. A vectorscope will help you get colors levels to
Film Effects?
by James Drake 13 years ago
Hi, I have a Canon GL2, and I've worked diligently to try and achieve a highly contrasted and vivid color spaced style with some of my videos. I understand that a large majority of achieving the film
Re: Film Effects?
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Hey Joe, Clicked on the link you included on your last post and got a pdf file of anatomy charts posters like the ones I use to see in HS Biology class. Is this the correct link or am I completely los
Need instructions on backing up projects to DVD
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Ok so I have this coworker...(seriously it's his editing suite not mine) and he would like to start backing up his tv commercial projects to DVD. We started this about a year ago of backing up all fil
Re: Need instructions on backing up projects to DVD
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Joe Womble; Thanks for the reassurance. Personally I have been working with Adobe Products (Premiere, AfterEffects, Photoshop)for the last 10 years (yikes has it been that long) so wrapping my head ar
Need Help Color Correcting Footage
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Ok I have a dilemma and need the professional of the Cow Pasture for help and insight. We did a commercial shoot last week and everything appeared normal. Shot outside on a rather cool (35F) and overc
Re: Need Help Color Correcting Footage
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Thanks to everyone for their input...much appreciated. Got our camera back from the engineering dept the other day, couldn't find a thing wrong with the camera. I shot with it yesterday and everything
Flippin' optical lens to make background image come into focus
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Greetings Everybody! I have this idea that I would like to implement into an optical store commercial but I am a bit lost on how to go about and do it. I searched the archives and found nothing compar
Re: Flippin' optical lens to make background image come into focus
by Eric Christians 13 years ago
Good Morning! Well after a while of tinkering I think I came up with a solution to my optical lens problem. On my drive home after work I remember coming across a tutorial here on the cow by Colin Jam
public domain footage and music
by Matthew Preis 14 years ago
are there any good sites for royalty free footage and music
Re: public domain footage and music
by Eric Christians 14 years ago
Check out Prelinger Archives...They have a lot of public domain films and video. Remember those sex ed driving ed films from high school (those black & white ones), sure bet they have them. These clip
What should I charge?
by Steven J Casey 14 years ago
I'm new to the freelance world of video so could use some advice. I've been asked by a band to edit some existing footage, shot by them so no infringement issues, into a new DVD demo of the band. It's
Re: What should I charge?
by Eric Christians 14 years ago
Have you asked the client what they are comfortable paying If you can get a price range of what the client willing to pay then you can gauge how much creativity and production time you put into the pr
Make a rat talk? - How do you do it?
by Brian Tetamore 15 years ago
Got a short story in development where the main character will be a live rat. It only has a couple of lines. Anyone have any suggestions to make this happen Wondering if you can use the audio keyframe
Re: Make a rat talk? - How do you do it?
by Eric Christians 15 years ago
You can always try the Mr. Ed method... Give the animal a bit of peanut butter to smack its lips on... That's what they did for the horse on the Mr Ed show...They smeared a bit of peanut butter on his
A question regarding copyrighted music
by Eric Christians 15 years ago
Got a question(s) and looking for an answer or two... Here it is... I am currently in the process of putting together a tv commercial for a local business. As I was piecing together shots and making u
Re: A question regarding copyrighted music
by Seth Bloombaum 15 years ago
Disclaimer - same as above. ****************************** One more thing... And don't forget to get a copyright assignment from the local band you have perform the song! Best if you walk with your ma
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