Started running on the first series of TelleTubbies, all downhill from there.....
Doco, corp, drama, live music, film clips, TVC - Line producer, production manager.
Now playing with editing.
February 6th 2008
Brisbane - Australia
Question in retrospect by Aaron Cadieux 4 years ago Hey guys, So last year I sold a documentary film to a major cable network. I won't say which one, but it's one of the big boys. By the time our sales agent took his cut and other entities involved in
Re: Question in retrospect by Todd Terry 4 years ago Hi Aaron... I'm with Walter, if I'm reading what I think he is saying correctly... I don't think a network would have taken that deal, had you offered it. If the payment was that low it was probably p
Is bootlegging really so bad? by Clint Wardlow 6 years ago Confession time. My first copy of Final Cut was a bootlegged copy of 2.0. My first copy of photoshop was a bootleg of 7. However, it was working in these pirated copies (which I was reluctant to try b
Re: Is bootlegging really so bad? by Gav Bott 6 years ago A position argument on a downstream effect of piracy where actual physical loss can could might be found: Tax able profits mitigated against the value of pirated product. Company has a product that is
Content questions for a new era? by Bill Davis 7 years ago Was watching an internet thing about author William Gibson and stumbled onto this guys YouTube channel. Found it fascinating. I haven't really seen anything like this on TV outside a local TV show tha
Re: Content questions for a new era? by Gav Bott 7 years ago The good content that s there is like the comparison illustrations of human presence on the planet over time a big model of a lighthouse with a hair on top that indicate the interesting bit. How many
I QUIT.... Working for nothing. by Andy jackson 7 years ago Anyone Else feel the same that the video industry has had its day. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 12 857674#858248 Your input would be much appreciated. Cheers Andy
Re: I QUIT.... Working for nothing. by Gav Bott 7 years ago In sports - it's the ones that have trained, worked, practiced, and generally done more that tend to look "lucky". The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Brisbane Australia.
Re: Such lovely people by Gav Bott 7 years ago "The people who run Apple don't know diddly about the law." I would think they expect their lawyers to though, and they were the ones in court - and being the biggest company (or top 3) in the univers
Symphony, CS6 & no Mac workstation by Gav Bott 7 years ago Assuming that CS6 is good in the flesh, and that no sudden release of a Mac workstation shows up: Where does this leave FPX The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Brisbane Australia.
Re: Symphony, CS6 & no Mac workstation by Craig Seeman 7 years ago FCPX actually improving every 3 months as it seems to be a 12 week release schedule. I expect Apple will have a new higher powered system in weeks to a few months depending on the technology included.
Mountain Lion by Andrew Richards 7 years ago Posted over on the OS X forum for topic's sake, but since all the action is here, dig this. This is a very different Apple PR move. Best, Andy
Re: Mountain Lion not Mac OSX anymore! by Gav Bott 7 years ago "It might be a bit more work for third parties to stay current" This is where the fear kicks in for me - annual OS changes that effect thrid party aps, but that they can't realistically charge for - a
"educating" client by Greg Ball 7 years ago I'm having trouble educating a client on why their screen capture from camtasia does not look good. They recorded several web pages containing accounting information. Many small print figures and fine
Re: "educating" client by Gav Bott 7 years ago Do the post zooms on their file to show the frames they need to size to and why you can't use what they have sent. Beam it over with a "can you get these shots with this frame" plea - showing exactly
The world is a tough crowd right now. by Bill Davis 8 years ago Was anticipating today's "big 3" announcements (Avid, Canon, Red) and found interesting advances in each area. Then I started surfing to the various discussion boards and checked the prevailing thread
Re: The world is a tough crowd right now. by Gav Bott 8 years ago Don't oversell & then under deliver....... The poor reaction comes from earlier information, expectations and leaks reflecting against what the end package actually is. Which I don't think you can att
Today's experiment. by Bill Davis 8 years ago In a previous post, I alluded to a project I had earlier today that I thought would represent a somewhat new type of challenge for me. So I thought I'd report back for any who are interested. I seem t
Re: Today's experiment. by Gav Bott 8 years ago Hi Bill, Am software hardware agnostic. In terms of being mobile I don't think it matters at all don t feel the need to run top end hardware to be able to be mobile (always nice, budget dependant as a
Client revisions by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago Now I've worked with high end clients like car companies and they're no nonsense, send a few lists of revisions, deliver on the deadline and all is well. I've has a few instances doing commercials for
Re: Client revisions by Gav Bott 8 years ago Why not both 2 revisions (or number you 1st thought of) each equalling 2 max days work.... It's hours days work that's being quoted for and billed, no reason not to spell it out in the contract & plan
Whose Contract? by Greg Ball 8 years ago We always require our clients to sign a contract agreement detailing the work, the deposit amount, and the payment terms before we start any project. Our attorney wrote this contract. Now we've been h
Re: Whose Contract? by Gav Bott 8 years ago "And in a few rare instances, we signed their contract and they signed ours. And we issued them a certificate of insurance and they issued us one!" At which point all paperwork is then forgotten and i
Another unrelated invoice question by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago Hello again everyone, I have another client, unrelated to my other Business & Marketing post from today. This other client has owed me money for over 2 years. I took them to small claims court. The co
Re: Another unrelated invoice question by Gav Bott 8 years ago "If I heard that my plumber has some dude arrested because he wasn't paying him the money he was owed, I would understand, but I wouldn't want him as my plumber because he might do the same to me." Re
Another One Bites The Dust by Neil Hurwitz 8 years ago Howard Schwartz Recording has closed in NYC. This was one of the largest and best known Audio houses in the city, a feature of the landscape for the last 38 years. The carnage is not over, If HSR can
Re: Another One Bites The Dust by Gav Bott 8 years ago When you're done answering that last question Walter, could you box it up so I can present it to my bank and say "we are going to do this" Thanks Gav The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Bri
CS4 preview crops all clips by Gav Bott 9 years ago Shot a 1080 HDV project and am just at the end of capture of a large number of tapes. Viewing clips in the trimmer looks good, but when in a sequence the preview is cropped. Have tried adjusting zoom
Re: CS4 preview crops all clips by Gav Bott 9 years ago Thanks Andrew, all fixed - it also sounds like I'm an idiot, should have spotted that one at the outset.... The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Brisbane Australia.
Filming Logo's by Olly Lawer 9 years ago Hi, Shot a video for a corporate client Inc a board in their lobby showing all of their customers logo's. Can I Inc it in the final video without seeking each companies permission who's logo appears T
Re: Filming Logo's by Gav Bott 9 years ago "unless the client expressly gives you the a-ok and takes responsibility" Pretty sure they can't actually do this - same as if a company asks you to use music that they don't have the rights to on the
iPad by Chris Bové 9 years ago Can't wait to see it! But the iPad isn't the only thing Steve released today! http: alwaysediting.blogspot.com ______ -o-o- (=) ...Pixel Monkey (___) A picture says 1000 words. Editors give them meani
Re: iPad by Gav Bott 9 years ago http: s1.b3ta.com host creative 1279 1264637379 blutack.jpg probably misses the point a bit - but made me laugh. The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Brisbane Australia.
One Camera but more than one wireless mic by Al Herr 10 years ago Hello all, I am using a Sony PDX 10 which has XLR connector box on top. I am to videotape a presentation with several speakers but I only have one wireless mic. But will rent another. The speakers don
Re: One Camera but more than one wireless mic by Gav Bott 10 years ago How valuable is the ambient For me in most cases - not very YMMV....... You have 2 xlr ports right there - can use the "off cam" wirelss for ambient - changing xlr's mid presentation doesn't sound goo
Archival footage by tel jaba 10 years ago Hello everyone I am looking for historical footage, Europe in different years 1900-1960 and all the videos that I found on the net are extremely expensive. and I was wondering if you could suggest a w
Re: Archival footage by Gav Bott 10 years ago A side note - in many European countries there is no such thing as "Public Domain" in a legal sense. This doesn't stop lots of production companies acting like there is - but is worth knowing where y
Re: Rules of thumb for new Producers/Editors by Gav Bott 10 years ago Repeats of what has gone before, but mine:- First in - last to leave. Food is the key to keeping on schedule on quality. Record everything about the project, and keep at least two copies. Thanks The B
Re: wanna participate in my next documentary? by Gav Bott 10 years ago Mark's 1st paragraph reminded me of a great period of work. For the best part of 5 years the majority of my work time was spent interviewing experts and veterans of WW2. Old boys that you pass on the
Training package - video + quiz by Gav Bott 10 years ago I have a request to make a training package, video content is pretty simple, but I need to provide a quiz assessment element as well. Does anyone have any good software recommendations for generating
Re: Training package - video + quiz by Gav Bott 10 years ago Thanks for such a detailed answer Mark - and revealing your structure for this kind of project. Gives me plenty of material to work a solution. Thanks The Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - B
Training video + assessment by Gav Bott 10 years ago I have just been asked to make a small training video + an assessment to confirm that the training has sunk in. Video is no problem, a combination of Vegas and Camtasia studio will do that job. My ch
Re: Training video + assessment by Gav Bott 10 years ago Thanks for the response - that's close to what I need but online, I need to be able to package this a bit more to deliver it. Thinking that Acrobat might be the answer for deliver of the whole thing n
storyboard by clyde villegas 10 years ago How accurate should storyboards (to be presented to a corporate client) be Should I include the camera's reverse shots (over the shoulder shots of two persons talking) ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus
Re: storyboard by Gav Bott 10 years ago I think it's a case of keeping it "honest" - and coming from reading 80's British comic books, I like to see a story board that actually tells the story. Don't care if we use stick men stills or anima
HDV 50i vs 25p for corporate video? by Lee Lester 10 years ago Hello all I work for a (UK based) company who will be shooting their first corporate video on HDV in the upcoming months. I've read loads of articles on the various formats and believe I'm correct tha
Re: HDV 50i vs 25p for corporate video? by Gav Bott 10 years ago I would consider delivering in 1080, SD DVD, and "web sized" format - Govt. always apreciates a "plays anywhere" solution (as does evreyone else). Which for me means shoot 1080. Thanks Gav The Brit in
Quality, speed and sanity by Gav Bott 10 years ago Odd job in the pipeline . 1000 discrete clips, 10 second duration, single headshot to camera, unique content for each (one or two words in the script change each time) Could shoot 1000 (+bad takes) s
Re: Quality, speed and sanity by Gav Bott 10 years ago Thanks John - traffic might help with some of the project wide tweaks. Steve - I'm not 100% sure what you mean with speach to text helping - could you explain when you have a minute The Brit in Brisba
Vegas Training in Brisbane Aus by Gav Bott 10 years ago Anyone know of Vegas training in around Brisbane I have the opportunity for some pro development and I there was an acceptable pro cert trainer in Brisbane it would be a very useful way to spend this
Re: Vegas Training in Brisbane Aus by Chris Young 10 years ago Gav Contact Mark Harwood at New Magic in Sydney. He can most likely put you in touch with someone who can help out. http: www.newmagic.com.au Chris Young CYV Productions Sydney
The value of time by Fernando Mol 10 years ago Hi I have this good client, but a little difficult with delivery times. I always gave them a production calendar in every budget. 3 to 4 weeks, usually. This time they are asking me for a last minute
Re: The value of time by Mark Suszko 10 years ago Absolutely, there is an extra charge for rush emergency orders or orders outside of normal business hours. How much is up to you. I think your only real trouble is, these terms really need to be expla
Low end Camera for vegas by Gav Bott 11 years ago Finally got some Govt. paperwork all done and it looks as though a RAID + vegas suite will be with a speech pathology unit. They will use the gear to record archive edit client apointments etc. I've b
Re: Low end Camera for vegas by Gav Bott 11 years ago Had a play with a Sony DCR-SR45 30GB - think that this is on the right track. Thanks for the helpThe Brit in Brisbane The Pomme in Production - Brisbane Australia.
Lighting types / Lighting for Producers by Gav Bott 11 years ago Does anyone know of a good online source that explains the basic lighting tools For example - redhead is 800w it's good for x, y & Z. A soft box is... I'd like to give an assistant a quick education,
Re: Lighting types / Lighting for Producers by Rick Wise 11 years ago if all you need is a picture of equipment on your list, then have the kid look up the unit under the manufacturer's name. There he she will find pictures. Also some retail shops, such as Bhphotovideo
.veg to .edl anything to preprep? by Gav Bott 11 years ago I'm passing on a large job to another editor. Before I send over the .veg saved as .edl is there anything I should be aware of in terms of pre-prepping the cut For example I think that premiere likes
Re: .veg to .edl anything to preprep? by Gav Bott 11 years ago Just found this:- http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 24 881312 Ouch + top audio and video channel only. Anyone got this as a simple free download script I'm so unfamiliar with scripting I'm not 100
.flv sorenson + 16:9 AVI source = headache by Gav Bott 11 years ago I have a nasty little job that is well out of my usual confort zone (giving it to someone who knows what they are doing) - any help is aprecitaed. I have a number of AVI's that need to be heavily comp
Workflow Problem with Client by Dean Brennan 11 years ago Hello, Although I always look to creative cow for advice and solutions, this is my very first post. I am just starting my career after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Television and Digital Medi
Re: Workflow Problem with Client by Gav Bott 11 years ago I'm a bit late on this one, but just one question:- Does your Uni offer any project managment modules If they do why not see if you can get into one (paid by employer). Those sorts of course are realy
production roles that have a reel by Gav Bott 11 years ago I have been involved in production for over 10 years, done all the usual rising from the ranks. I just got asked for my reel for the 1st time ever. For the last few years I have been doing prod manage
Shooting a live concert by Greg Ball 11 years ago I have a potential client looking to shoot a live concert with 3 cameras including one on a Jib. I've never shot a large concert before, I've shot many small events. They tell me they would send us au
Re: Shooting a live concert by Gav Bott 11 years ago Having done a few of these myself I can only agree with all of the above - I'd also add in a few more cameras if you can afford them. One per performer on stage and one for the venue always worked wel
Potential New Client... by Jeffrey Gould 11 years ago Hi, I had an inquiry from a potential new client...but I'm thinking the job might be out of my league. The client wants an hour exercise video for DVD distribution and sent me a detailed info sheet wi
Re: Potential New Client... by Gav Bott 11 years ago I think that you need to remember how much knowledge you have about production - and then do the usual comparision of what you could do Vs what the budget will stand. You know a whole tonne of stuff