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I'm a videographer, editor, motion graphic designer, and producer from central Jersey. My work includes short films, independent features, commercials, corporate, broadcast TV, and live performances.

I shoot almost all of my work on my Canon 7D a... [more]
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January 11th 2009
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Springfield, New Jersey
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News: Three-Time Emmy® winner Sean Mullen joins Creative COW as Creative Director
by Cow News Droid 8 years ago
(Los Angeles, California--October 24, 2011) CreativeCOW.net (Creative Communities of the World), the industry leading online peer-to-peer community for media production professionals working in film,
Re: News: Three-Time Emmy® winner Sean Mullen joins Creative COW as Creative Director
by Eric Hartmann 8 years ago
Congrats Sean! I've been following your work for years, and I too, have been a long time reader of the Cow magazine and forums. Glad to see they've got another very talented team member. All the best!
Tutorials at their finest!!
by Eric Hartmann 8 years ago
I have to say, I've been a big fan of Sean Mullen's for years now going back to his days back at "Juice" and I have to say, this guy still brings it! His last tutorial that was posted (the RGB split)
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Eric Hartmann liked this 8 years ago
Re: Tutorials at their finest!!
by Deborrah Glenn-Long 8 years ago
I wholeheartedly agree with Eric. I started following the Cow about the same time that I began watching Sean's tutorials. He's among the best -- quick, to the point and awesomely creative. Sean's tuto
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Mocha Tracking vs Standard AE Tracking
by Eric Hartmann 8 years ago
So I've got AE CS5, but have yet to really mess around with Mocha's tracking capabilities. Sean Mullen (VFX artist for Charmed and numerous other TV shows), posted a video showing a video captured fac
Re: Mocha Tracking vs Standard AE Tracking
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 8 years ago
Mocha is much better when tracking involves perspective change. Mocha also provides a less tedious process when a large planar surface is available. You should visit the Imagineer Systems Website for
DVCPRO HD captures as 1280x1080??
by Eric Hartmann 9 years ago
So here's my issue. I've got a videographer with the HVX-200 recording 1080 in the DVCPRO HD codec. Since we film comedy shows and need the card space for more shooting, we usually dump the card conte
Re: DVCPRO HD captures as 1280x1080??
by Eric Hartmann 9 years ago
doh! Sorry Jeremy, must've missed that post from you. My bad. Thanks!
Linking text to a layer
by Eric Hartmann 9 years ago
I can't seem to get this to work, even though it seems to be incredibly easy.... I'm working with about 30 layers of a font and want the text to the be linked to one layer, so all I have to do is chan
Re: Linking text to a layer
by Eric Hartmann 9 years ago
Nevermind...figured it out. Had to simply pick whip the layer's "source text"...not the file name. thisComp.layer("LAYER NAME").text.sourceText
"Preview Disabled" Suddenly can't capture in FCP7
by Eric Hartmann 10 years ago
I was capturing several Mini-DV tapes from my Sony DSR-11 yesterday into FCP7 on my Mac Pro, then I got a warning that my scratch disk was almost full. I made the appropriate changes to the hard drive
Re: "Preview Disabled" Suddenly can't capture in FCP7
by Richard Clark 9 years ago
The deck is multi format, because I also edit ntsc as well as pal it suits me just fine. Richard Clark's kiwicafe.com Film Photography Writing www.kiwicafe.com Aotearoa New Zealand
Installed wrong language
by Eric Hartmann 10 years ago
I accidentally (somehow) installed the French language for the Adobe Media Encoder CS4 (which is required by AE CS4) but need the English version installed. Instead of completely uninstalling the soft
Re: Installed wrong language
by Jeremy Fabiano 10 years ago
I'd be forced to reinstall. Don't know french, and don't believe there's a language switching option BUILT IN. Good luck to ya. -Jeremy
Auto scale pictures proportionately to comp width/height
by Eric Hartmann 11 years ago
I'm working on a project that requires me to have several pictures on the right side of a comp, then scale up to full res. Basically what I need is an expression that will have any size image scale pr
Re: Auto scale pictures proportionately to comp width/height
by Dan Ebberts 11 years ago
If you can drive it off one dimension, it could look like this: nominalCompHeight = 480; value * thisComp.height nominalCompHeight Or, if you need independent x and y scaling, it would look like this:
Error: Making File Reference
by ScottieB 14 years ago
I have a strange problem with AE. Whenever I try to open a recent project from the file menu (File--- Open Recent) I get the following error: "After Effects error: Making File reference -- file not fo
Re: Error: Making File Reference
by Eric Hartmann 11 years ago
No problem Alex. Glad I could help!
ProAnimator and 3D layers in AE
by Eric Hartmann 11 years ago
I'm using a plugin in After Effects CS3 (Mac) and it requires that the layers I want to animate with the plugin are 3D layers. I'd rather NOT create 2D text, as ProAnimator has the look I want. Is the
Re: ProAnimator and 3D layers in AE
by Eric Hartmann 11 years ago

PA - Illustrator File Shows Bad Path
by Eric Hartmann 11 years ago
In Illustrator I am creating a logo using text, the "arc" tool, and an arrowhead using "Effect" - "Stylize" - Add Arrowhead. As you can see here, the image looks fine. but when imported into Pro Anima
Re: PA - Illustrator File Shows Bad Path
by Matt Rhodes 11 years ago
Hi Eric. Scott is correct in that you need one additional operation on your Illustrator file before it will look correct in ProAnimator Invigorator. ProAnimator creates solid objects from outlines. An
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