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News: The Cinematography of Everest with Salvatore Totino, Director of Photography
by Cow News Droid 11 months ago
(Boston, Massachusetts--November 10, 2015) In this episode of The Go Creative Show, Ben Consoli explores the daring and immersive cinematography of Everest with Director of Photography Salvatore Totin
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48 or 60 fps for only a slight slow-mo effect
by Matheus Siqueira 11 months ago
I'm planning on filming a video clip and would like to achieve the slow-motion as in this video: https: vimeo.com 34009508 My final output is 24fps. I'll be shooting with a Sony FS7. I would need to r
Re: 48 or 60 fps for only a slight slow-mo effect
by Fernando Mol 11 months ago
Look like a 48 to me, but I agree with the idea of doing a test. If your camera has an "auto" option for the shutter speed it will fix it to half the frame rate speed, as mentioned by others. For 24,
how to animate exploding leaves / growing plant animation?
by Michael Paul 12 months ago
So I saw this nice effect of a growing plant which first grows and then the leaves fly down and go everywhere so it kinda explodes. Here is the effect I am talking about https: youtu.be Wh3gzr_ps5Y Ho
Re: how to animate exploding leaves / growing plant animation?
by Fernando Mol 12 months ago
Trapcode Particular will do it. Controlling the emiter, time and using a custom particle will be requiered. https: vimeo.com fernandomol
How would I do this kind of effect?
by Mike Gos 1 year ago
Hi All I am very new to After Effects, having only done a few "get to know" after effects tutorials and for my first project I would like to do something like the project linked here: https: www.youtu
Re: How would I do this kind of effect?
by Fernando Mol 1 year ago
Most of it will be storyboarding and planning, then when you execute your animation add ease to the keyframes. I wonder the lever of AE you had and if any of what I'm saying makes sense to you. Ease a
How would I do this kind of effect?
by Mike Gos 1 year ago
Hi All I am very new to After Effects, having only done a few "get to know" after effects tutorials and for my first project I would like to do something like the project linked here: https: www.youtu
Re: How would I do this kind of effect?
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
Not sure if there is a name for it. It's a pretty basic animation technique that you can achieve by keyframing shape layers and vector graphics. Although the concept is simple, it takes time and skill
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available!
by Peter Chamberlain 1 year ago
New pro editing, multicam, audio plugins, 3D keyer, 3D tracker and much more! Download Now!
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Terminator Genisys
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=62E4FJTwSuc Premise: I saw this movie two weeks ago and haven't had much time to write anything about it until now, but that has kind of confined my memory to basically
Re: Terminator Genisys
by Fernando Mol 1 year ago
I don't remember the movie explanation, but if I try to "fix it in post" I'll say if you send a human and some metal, the human will not survive the time travel, but if you send a machine that don't h
3D Logo elevating and falling, generating dust when it hits
by mark almeida 1 year ago
Hey Cows, so my when my Logo lands back on my surface, i want to give it some impact, like it made a difference. I did this with wave world for a water impact. Can't think of any way to get the dust e
Re: 3D Logo elevating and falling, generating dust when it hits
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
You can use a particle system to create your own dust, but an easier method is to purchase some stock footage of dust with an alpha channel and composite that. For the screen shake, use a wiggle expre
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Copy and paste a grade? Also timeline navigation....
by andrew sableton 5 years ago
Hi all..... As far as I can tell there is no standard "Command C" "Command V" copy and paste of nodes or grades in Resolve - the options are to save in memories, as stills or to use the center button
Re: Copy and paste a grade? Also timeline navigation....
by Eric Johnson 5 years ago
Copy & paste (cmd-c v) works on both shots and individual nodes. But you have to paste the entire correction of one node into a node. I'm not sure about beginning end of timeline.... it seems like the
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Best Lighting Kits for under $200
by Sarah Liebman 1 year ago
I am working on a low budget short film and I am looking for a portable lighting kit that that has at least a fill, back, and key light as well as reflectors and diffusers (if possible). My budget is
Re: Best Lighting Kits for under $200
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
Shop used is my first and best advice. A lot of people are dumping their perfectly good halogen-based kits and upgrading to LED or Flo- based lighting. A used Lowel kit Will hold value and out-last yo
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Good example about why you shouldn't try to be a DIY lawyer.
by Andrew Kimery 1 year ago
"My lawyer s first question was , Where did you get these contracts It turns out that the internet is a terrible place to download contract templates. For one, I used work-for-hire agreements to secur
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Expression:Delete all ...
by Julian Sixx 10 years ago
Hi How can i delete all expressions at once of all layers wihin a comp Not manually! Maybe via script Dan,yikesmikes,Colin... I haven't found a script yet. Thx
Re: Expression:Delete all ...
by Mike Clasby 10 years ago
This works on AE 6.5 1) Select all layers 2) "ee" to expose expressions only 3) select all the expressions, by pulling a rectangle selection down, starting just under the layer "twirly" (to the left o
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GH4 out of the box. No matter what PP settings: noise and more noise. And did I mention "noise" !
by Jim Tanner 2 years ago
I'll be the first to say I am learning. I am not a shooter. I am a VFX guy. I picked up a T2i a few months ago , went out and shot my *ss off and loved it. Never had any issues with noise or such. I g
Re: GH4 out of the box. No matter what PP settings: noise and more noise. And did I mention "noise" !
by Dustin Lau 2 years ago
https: bkmeditor.wordpress.com 2014 07 16 panasonic-gh4-iso-noise-tests http: noamkroll.com the-best-gh4-settings-for-video-why-you-shouldnt-be-tweaking-things-too-much http: www.luminoir.com
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Talent Release Question
by Aaron Cadieux 1 year ago
Hey guys, Working on a new documentary. Very hot-button true crime documentary. Some of the interviews may get tense, and I can envision some interviewees storming off the interview set. Are there ins
Re: Talent Release Question
by David Roth Weiss 1 year ago
Hey guys, for the record, I don't practice law, nor do I play a lawyer on TV, but I have worked in this field since the beginning of time, and I have handled controversy and hostile interviewees, some
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Nice free transitions for PrP 5.5
by Tom Daigon 5 years ago
I just came across these very nice free plugin transitions from a developer I never heard of. Such a deal. http: www.filmimpact.net index.php plugins Tom Daigon Avid DS PrP After Effects Editor www.hd
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Re: Nice free transitions for PrP 5.5
by lynsie moriarty 4 years ago
well it's midnight..downloaded the creative clouds,, speed, and prelude along with prem pro still have no idea where to start..they refer me to adobe tv which is all talking,,I don't see any tutorials
Tricky: animate dots along 3 paths always aligned
by Jason Jantzen 2 years ago
I'm wondering if anybody has an idea as to how I would accomplish this other than manually, which is what I'm resorting to tomorrow unless there's a better way. I have 3 paths drawing out from screen
Re: Tricky: animate dots along 3 paths always aligned
by Fernando Mol 2 years ago
I manage to get this. Not perfect dots but maybe something you can track. I used an animated checkboard, then in the same layer I draw the lines and cut the image using the Stroke effect. I send every
File: bolitas
by Fernando Mol 2 years ago
gif file Checkboard, Stroke and Median. 3 lines of dots aligned vertically. https: f1.creativecow.net 8647 bolitas
A Conversation With Myself About Jupiter Ascending
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=t4ZzMkDLjWI This movie was kind of a giant question mark for me. It did nothing but raise concerns in my head about what the hell I just watched. I've taken the liberty
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Re: A Conversation With Myself About Jupiter Ascending
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Mike In Die Hard movies which Bruce Willis always gets to kill the bad guy, compassion or not. The difference is they didn't have a good space lawyer. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out m
Oscar Nominated Variety Pack!
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
Welcome to late January, a time when the movie selections start to get rather slim for the non-brain dead crowd. There's The Wedding Ringer, a movie that I would admittedly hate-watch for 15 minutes i
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Why does Arri describe the Alexa as having a "35mm" PL lens mount?
by Chelsea Craig 2 years ago
I am somewhat new to the camera world. I am taking the time to really learn the Alexa. Why does Arri describe the Alexa has having a "35mm" PL lens mount I understand what a PL lens mount is but why t
Re: Why does Arri describe the Alexa as having a "35mm" PL lens mount?
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Chelsea Craig "I understand what a PL lens mount is but why throw in the 35mm It isn't a film camera and it is describing the lens mount." Actually while the PL mount is an Arri invention (it stands
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remove all gaps / ripple all
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
I know you can ripple one gap at a time - any way to ripple all at once
Re: remove all gaps / ripple all
by Jared Smith 8 years ago
I know this is an ancient question, but it still shows up in Google, so it's probably worth answering. There is a way to remove all the gaps at once. Here's what you do: 1) If you don't have an empty
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Oscars 2014: Predictions!
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
As a companion thread to Mike's Oscar Live Blog, which started three days ago (I didn't realize the red carpet went on this long!), here's my Oscar predictions for this year. I'm 50 50 on participatin
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Re: Oscars 2014: Predictions!
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
Kylee Wall "saw Gravity how it was intended to be seen " ie, in 3D. As indeed, how over 80% of the audience did see it.
[Particular 2.2] Ambient smoke/fog
by Duca Simone Luchini 3 years ago
Particular 2.2 Ambient smoke fog Hallo everybody, I'm trying to make an "ambient smoke fog" as what we can see in a pub or in a disco (where is still possible to smoke). maybe something like this: ht
Re: [Particular 2.2] Ambient smoke/fog
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
You can use many particles with a very low opacity, just remember to change your composition to 16 or 32 bits I hope this helps https: vimeo.com fernandomol
Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Debut
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
This... looks... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesoooooommmmmmmmmme. http: www.youtube.com watch v=pTZ2Tp9yXyM
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Debut
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
jinx, you owe me a soda
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2014 Winter Olympics Star Wars
by Stephen Smith 3 years ago
This funny gif is making its way around the world via e-mail. Check it out here: http: blog.zap2it.com pop2it 2014 02 2014-winter-olympics-star-wars-vs-skiing-gif.html Stephen Smith Utah Video Product
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Re: 2014 Winter Olympics Star Wars
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
Man, I used to be insane for the Olympics. I think by now you may have some sense of what that means. LOL No, I mean INSANE. You have to be pretty old to remember the Roone Arledge days of ABC Sports,
Settings for a single lav mic on HPX-170
by Jack Niedenthal 3 years ago
What I have been doing when I use a single lav mic with the HPX 170 is plugging it into the #2 input then adjusting the sound for 2 channels (see pic). I would like so I am adjusting one level for bot
Re: Settings for a single lav mic on HPX-170
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
No quality changes in having two duplicated stereo channels or one mono channel. I guess you can go with what you feel more comfortable. https: vimeo.com fernandomol
formula for a flop?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
http: io9.com is-there-a-formula-for-what-makes-a-movie-flop-1516908956 @riamisra
Re: formula for a flop?
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Fair response, Scott. I recently heard form a friend that the Hollywood industry is more about selling the stories than about creating the stories. That's the reason many people exit a movie thinking
HVX200 USB Firewire Won't Connect to Mac
by Tyler Hitchcock 3 years ago
I recently bought the HVX200. I am trying to log clips onto my mac, and I cannot get it to connect to my computer. I have tried everything under the sun, it seems, but to no avail. All of my setting a
Re: HVX200 USB Firewire Won't Connect to Mac
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
If I remember right, you need to use the Firewire port to connect to a Mac. The USB only works when connecting to a PC. I hope this helps www.fernandomol.com
I, Frankenstein
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=pxOSPfUw3qw If I had went to see this movie with my fiance on a Friday night, and we got drinks and popcorn, and I had ended up spending $35 dollars to experience I, Fra
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Re: I, Frankenstein
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
Tim Wilson "or is your scale logarithmically weighted toward the bottom or something " https: www.youtube.com watch v=qjBRNqwDPrU Actually I tend to think of the scores like giving a grade to junior
Delete makeup (nail polish)
by Gigi Marzo 3 years ago
Hi! I'd delete the nail polish from my footage, the subject is motionless (except for small movements of the human body) and it is an static shot. I attach a frame: 6949_shot.tiff.zip Can u help me Pl
Re: Delete makeup (nail polish)
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
If the fingers are not moving, you can create use your still image and clean it in Photoshop. If you want to do it inside AE, you can use the Roto Brush, but it looks more precise to use the lasso sel
DSLR dilemma
by Jim Makichuk 3 years ago
I'm new to DSLR, Canon 60d. Have lots of experience with Sony HVR cameras (with cassettes) and am forcing myself into this new thing. I've learned that audio on 60d is awful and that I need a separate
Re: DSLR dilemma
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Adobe Premiere CC can sync audio and video automatically. Not as flexible as Plural Eyes, but it's a nice inside app solution. www.fernandomol.com
Mixed outdoor and indoor in the same shot
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Hi I'm gonna have to shoot a scene where a character walks on the street in daylight and inside one of the houses, with the door open, you should see some action from the outside perspective. I'm thin
Re: Mixed outdoor and indoor in the same shot
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
My fear is that the indoor light will not be enough against the sunlight. I'm not sure I can do a test before the day of the shoot, but I can program the time so the shooting late in the day when the
Tracking and scrolling on an iPad
by Dominic Plaza 3 years ago
I just made some shoots with an iPad turned off and now I'm tracking and replacing the screen with the content. My next step is to animate different functions on the iPad such as scrolling etc My ques
Re: Tracking and scrolling on an iPad
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Sounds like you need to track the screen of the iPad, then apply the tracking info to a solid, then precompose. Then you add and animate your content in the precomp. I hope this helps. www.fernandomol
Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
by Elin grome 3 years ago
Hi guys, As recommended I shoot dslr vid @ 1 50sec shutter @25fps - but frequently shoot outside in bright sun. At those shutter speeds this often means an overexposed image - what is the best way to
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
The best one you can afford. Avoid putting a cheap piece of glass in front of your fine lens. www.fernandomol.com
Motion Tracking a masked graphic.
by Deyo Glines 3 years ago
Hello, I'm hoping to get pointed in the right direction. I have someone that has a 3sec piece of footage of a guy suddenly sticking out his tongue and he wants his logo graphic to appear to be tattooe
Re: Motion Tracking a masked graphic.
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Since the tongue is a flexible muscle you are probably gonna have to fix the perspective of your logo from frame to frame. But sounds very doable. Let us know what method worked best for you. www.fern
Video: Demo Reel 2013
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Demo Reel 2013 Motion Graphics made with After Effects using the plug-ins Zackwerks 3D Invigorator, and Trapcode Particular. For the outro logo I used the new version of Cinema 4D Light that comes wit
How do you handle canceled bookings when freelancing?
by Reuben Fink 3 years ago
On occasion this has been a problem with studious booking me for editorial but their client winds up taking too long to approve rough-cuts so the deadline gets pushed. I typically don't find out till
Re: How do you handle canceled bookings when freelancing?
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
I have a "fine print" addendum in my budget format to specify things like this. It's not a contract, but when a client fall into something that's specified there, I nicely say: "This could mean an ext
Nikon D7100 - Video settings - need advice
by Roman Bershadsky 3 years ago
Just got my new D7100 today. Video looks great but a bit jerky. I tried to force fixed shutter speed in P mode but got confused by camera behavior. I'm new to DSLR video. Can somebody share video sett
Re: Nikon D7100 - Video settings - need advice
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
All neutral at center. In the vimeo link I shared the creator of the curve says that he uses sRGB curve with -1 saturation. I had adobeRGB with 0 sat and worked fine for me, but you may do some tests
Anyone know what plugin or filter is being used in this screenshot ?
by joey campbell 3 years ago
Hi - I've seen this effect in a few showreels - its like a distorted offset. Is it using videocopilots Twitch or is it another plugin
Re: Anyone know what plugin or filter is being used in this screenshot ?
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
It's called chromatic aberration, there are some plug-ins out there that can do it. Internally, you can tweak a few layers inside After Effects to achieve it. And yes, Twitch can do it.
Black background removing!
by Andrea Di Berardino 3 years ago
Hi everyone, i am working on a project where i have to blend two footage. The footage that i have to blend is an hand (black and white) with black background. My problem is when i use luma key effects
Re: Black background removing!
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
Witout seeing an image of your project is hard to guess. Maybe you need to learn better to tweak those tools or maybe your footage calls for manual rotoscoping.
1080i 24p confusion
by Julian Kauffmann 3 years ago
So, this weekend I shot footage for a client using the HVX200 camera. And stupidly, I find out now, I set the settings to 1080i 24p (from what I understand now I should have set it to 24pa). So from w
Re: 1080i 24p confusion
by Fernando Mol 3 years ago
True
Lavalier Mic - Up or Down?
by Josh Smith 4 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a shoot coming up in a couple of days that involves filming a lecturer in a lecture theatre, giving a... well, a lecture. I have a Sennheiser ME 2 Lavalier Mic (Omni-Directional) w
Re: Lavalier Mic - Up or Down?
by Fernando Mol 4 years ago
Do a test! I'll point any mic towards the mouth, but with an omni you can also point it to any side. For the deep voice, just don't place it too down in the chest or it will pick up the sound from the
Shine: Glowing Text on Page
by Brian Crawford 4 years ago
I'm looking for a little advice for a composition I'd like to do. I've got a close up of text from a page in a book, and I'd like the shine effect to illuminate a single word on the page. It seems pre
Re: Shine: Glowing Text on Page
by Fernando Mol 4 years ago
Witouth seeing the scene, I think the first step would be to isolate the world, then apply Shine, the change the mode of the layer to something like "Add" I hope this helps
AE CS6 crashes.....
by Dave Hirschberg 4 years ago
For some reason, out of the blue.... AE crashes when I try to add the InvigPro or when I try to open a project that has InvigPro. I was working on a project the other day and it was fine. Came in yest
Re: AE CS6 crashes.....
by Fernando Mol 4 years ago
Did you completly removed any Invigorator files before upgrading to 6 This sounds like a corrupted preference. There are Zaxwerks installed files in the After Effects plug-in folder and in your user d
Converting 30fps slo mo to stand 24p playback - Possible?
by Frank Bokoski, Jr. 4 years ago
Shot with 2 HVX200s in 720P 24PN. Unfortunately one of the cams was set for 30fps (720P 24PN). Big mistake! So, how do I convert the 30fps slo mo footage to standard 24 for proper playback. Is this po
Re: Converting 30fps slo mo to stand 24p playback - Possible?
by Fernando Mol 4 years ago
You can change the speed of the footage to aprox 125% I believe in Final Cut you select your clip and go to the menu Modify Speed You won't have any audio, but you should be able to sync.
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