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Jeff Breuer

I enjoy movies. Love to make them, love to watch them. They come in an almost infinite variety of flavors, lengths and purposes. Movies can entertain, which is fantastic, who doesn't enjoy entertainment? They can also inform and teach, be it a do... [more]
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February 26th 2009
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FilmStruck
by Jeff Breuer 3 years ago
It seems as though a new video streaming channel opens everyday now, but this one has me interested. FilmStruck, which is largely being touted as a joint effort Turner Classic Movies and Criterion to
Re: FilmStruck
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
I like the concept, but the trailer on the website wouldn't play for me...! :(
Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
I haven't had a lot of time to write as much as I'd like to lately (I mean, I guess I am getting married this weekend...), but I still managed to sneak in a few movies recently, and if I don't spit ou
Re: Movies I Walked Out On
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
Tim Wilson "If you're a fan of hate-watching, you should definitely check out Roger Ebert's books," I've seen that book before and thought about reading it. I have a tough time with critics though, b
Intros for females
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
Produce Ross Putman put together the excellent Twitter account @femscriptintros. He tweets out a lot of horribly awesome introductions to women found in screenplays. He kindly (for the authors) change
Jane Got a Gun
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=XsTWArbgeD8 Once again, I'm going to put my fancy liberal arts degree to good use, and do another free form movie review, where I just let the thoughts and critiques ran
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Re: Jane Got a Gun
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
As always, great review. Love the name suggestions!
Dirty Grandpa
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=aZSzMIFZT7Q Premise: An old guy is horny and says inappropriate things. There, you got the amazing premise out of me. The Good Stuff -I think my only audible laugh durin
Re: Dirty Grandpa
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
Like Left Behind, I'm so glad this movie came out because I enjoyed reading the reviews so much! I don't normally read a lot of reviews, but movies this bad just make them so good. Noted, I may be the
2016 Golden Globes
by Mike Cohen 4 years ago
Yawn.....what an absolutely boring awards show. The director should be fined for making truly bad television. Ricky Gervais is right, you could do these in 30 minutes. And for the love of Godard - let
Re: 2016 Golden Globes
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
I didn't watch it, but when I caught up on the buzz that night one of the first big pieces of news I heard was Stallone's big win and inspiring speech. When I watched it all I could think was, he didn
Bowie
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=KUtJ5FnwfCk David Bowie did some very good work in film. His son's a pretty good director in his own right. Anyway, pretty bummed at losing him much too soon. https: ww
Re: Bowie
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
I will always remember him first as the Goblin King.
Universal releases Jaws 19 Trailer
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
In celebration (read: promotion) of Back to the Future and the year 2015, Universal made a teaser trailer for Jaws 19, and it feels like it was brought to us by the writers of 22 Jump Street.
Re: Universal releases Jaws 19 Trailer
by Mike Cohen 4 years ago
A friend of mine helped put together this event http: www.nrm.org digital cruisein
67th Emmy Awards Notes
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
Just crapping out some 2015 Emmy blurbs as I watch it... -Opening video segment was pretty good, but basically just a rehash of Sandberg's SNL digital short "Great Day", but with less cocaine. https:
Re: 67th Emmy Awards Notes
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
I missed the Emmy's this year, but recently saw this great clip on Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on the Emmy's. That's how it's done!
New Digital Juice Subscription
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
Have any of you seen the new direction Digital Juice is going Basically they are ditching disk media and going with a web portal. You pay a monthly subscription and get access to all of their software
Re: New Digital Juice Subscription
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Kevin, I saw that promo and was considering it too. What was it about the conditions that looked fishy
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Stockeon shuts down
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Bummer! I had some comps in a few different projects and this morning I get their email that they have shut down. They were really increasing in how much I used their stuff, music and AE templates in
Re: Stockeon shuts down
by Matt Innes 5 years ago
Very disappointing. I too was starting to use them more! Actually I'm trying to find a music track that I used on a rough cut, they shutdown before I could purchase the track.. Anyone know where the c
Return of the OT case-fitting thread
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
http: makezine.com 2011 08 30 how-to-form-fitting-case-drawer-liners-from-old-t-shirts-canned-foam
Re: Return of the OT case-fitting thread
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Clever. Have you tried it
Editing chair choices
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
I have a doc's note telling the boss to get me an ergonomic chair that fits me better and supports the back better. Standard office chairs are not quite deep enough back-to-front on the seat cushion,
Re: Editing chair choices
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
walter biscardi "We're still using these same chairs from COSTCO in our edit suites." Walter, I know you have used the adjustable edit bay desks for a while so you can avoid sitting all day and do so
Tips for conceptualizing/script writing sessions
by George Goodman 5 years ago
Hi all, I'm looking to put together a rag tag team in my office of people to help with our video content creation. I've outline key metrics and various strategies of production and dissemination to ac
Re: Tips for conceptualizing/script writing sessions
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
George, You are off to a good start. Always start with strategy. Secondly, yes it is great to see what works out there and discuss why. Another great resource is to learn more about the process from t
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Interview Questions for Documentary
by Greg Ball 5 years ago
We're shooting an interview for an international client. It's for a documentary they are producing. They sent us 12 pages (single spaced) of interview questions. I all of my years I've never seen that
Re: Interview Questions for Documentary
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Greg, in terms of prioritizing the questions, I know it is going to be tough to get the client to trim his questions down further. What would be great is if he could highlight the burning questions, o
You may all panic now
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
http: gizmodo.com new-software-automatically-edits-out-boring-parts-of-a-1596900816 Oh noes! They's taking our Jerbs I am interested in how the software would tackle a C-SPAN feed.
Re: You may all panic now
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Haha! Great. Can't wait for a client to ask about this software. I have a feeling it is not going to help me with the stand up comedy show I shot. ...CSPAN...Hahaha Mark!
No Audio - UltraStudio
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Just set up my new BMD UltraStudio Express on my iMac (running Mavericks). I can connect my camera through HDMI and get audio and video just fine. I cannot get analogue audio though. I connected my Ma
Re: No Audio - UltraStudio
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
In case anybody stumbles upon this post, the folks at BMD were able to help. I did not realize that you could not do an audio only connection. I plugged in my my camera to the HDMI port and set it to
Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
We were having a discussion about an upcoming project where I'd upload a daily short edited video to youtube, and we discussed whether it was correct semantically to refer to it for marketing purposes
Re: Nomenclature and semantics: "podcast" : considered audio, video, both?
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
I have heard webcast and for video specific, vodcast. One thing that always gets me worked up is the legal fights going on over the term "podcast." In '09 a company called Personal Audio filed for a t
Render Draft Quality AE Comp in Premiere
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Hey folks, I have a linked AE comp in Premiere. The AE comp is pretty complex but the stuff in Premiere is pretty simple. When I work in AE I can obviously play with my RAM preview options to lower th
Re: Render Draft Quality AE Comp in Premiere
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
That is a good idea. Just started to build some for the project, thanks!
My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
On Monday the local biz paper wrote an article about how I use LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function. It barely scratches the surface of how I use it but suffice it to say it really, really works and it
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Re: My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Mark Suszko "For an extra five bucks, you also get the Glen Ross leads. :-)" Curious Mark, do these come with the brass balls Or at least some coffee...
What equipment to get if any...
by Olivier Prudhomme 5 years ago
I booked a paid corporate shoot. This will leaves me with $800 to "invest" in equipment. So far I have... nothing. (I will rent for the shoot). A few things to help you guys to advise me: I don't make
Re: What equipment to get if any...
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
Just be careful not to put the cart before the horse. If you are making a business investment with this money, it's best to know what the business is before you invest. Do you research. You can learn
Media Release for School Testimonial
by C. Blake Davis 5 years ago
I've been hired by a corporate company to go into a school that is using their product and get a testimonial from the teachers and students in the school. However I've never done a project in a school
Re: Media Release for School Testimonial
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
You will need to be really organized and will need as much of a head start as you can. Like you said you will need to get parental consent for the kids on camera and that can be tough. If you can focu
filming presenter with live feed from powerpoint
by Santiago Pilgrim 5 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for the software that allows the filming of a presentation featuring the speaker in one corner with a live feed of the presentation slides. I know this can be obviously done in ed
Re: filming presenter with live feed from powerpoint
by Jeff Breuer 5 years ago
If efficiency and quick turn around is your goal, you could buy live streaming software like Telestream's Wirecast. That would allow you to feed the Power Point and the Camera into your computer and l
Generic video
by Stephen Smith 6 years ago
I got a kick out of this: https: vimeo.com 89527215 Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Generic video
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
Haha! That's great.
copyrighted music use in videos posted on youtube
by ryan early 6 years ago
Does anyone know the current status of using copyright music in promotional videos ( or any kind of videos ) for clients wanting to use the videos on youtube. My answer to requests for copyright music
Re: copyrighted music use in videos posted on youtube
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
I'm with Mark. At the agency where I work we also handle PR and Crisis Communication so we are careful not to do something reckless in video that will cause a PR issue, like copyright infringement. I
Production Music
by Jon-Michael Brown 6 years ago
Can you guys please recommend a good resource or library for contemporary, good music. I'm doing a lot of instructional, corporate videos and I need something that can rest underneath narration yet gi
Re: Production Music
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
iStock is terrible to search on, but they have a track every once in a great while I will use. If you do a lot of super cheap work you can get a Videoblocks subscription and get some stuff there. I've
Create ad agency watermark/interface
by Mike Little 6 years ago
Hi! I am putting together a funny video for a corporate event. We had some of our executives do some SNL skits promoting a product of ours. Now I am putting them together as "commercial concepts" prod
Re: Create ad agency watermark/interface
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
Mark Suszko " the typical thing is to add a time code window in an obnoxious spot somewhere on the screen" Yea, add time code. That's a great idea. For the watermark just make or grab a quick, cheap
Instructional video: How to walk an audience through a company's computer software
by Alex Jones 6 years ago
Reference video: https: asana.com guide explore videos get-started Hey all, this should be pretty basic but I need to create a video much like the one I supplied above and I'm wondering if for the par
Re: Instructional video: How to walk an audience through a company's computer software
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
I agree, take a good look at all of the effects going on. There's a bit there. If you need to do something really cheap, the newer versions of Quicktime have screen capturing capability, but it doesn'
What would you purchase...in order
by Brock Burwell 6 years ago
Newbie on a budget here. Just looking for what you would purchase if you were on a budget and in what order. I really want a slider sometime soon and a steadicam at some point. But say you are just st
Re: What would you purchase...in order
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
I agree with you both. Like Mark said, make sure to get a decent set of headphones with your audio gear. Mark also mentioned some training, a Lynda.com subscription is something like $20 a month and w
Exporting for Telestream Episode
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
I made the FCP to PP switch a while back, but one part of my workflow I still have not translated well is my export settings for encoding. In FCP I would have sent my ProRes files out matching my sequ
Re: Exporting for Telestream Episode
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
OK. A little slow, got it now. Thanks for your help! Jeff
Rolling Band
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
Hey Folks, I'm shooting with a NX5U and I have one clip, shot in an office under typical florescents, where some odd banding occurs. Looking at the clip in my NLE I can see horizontal bands slowly mov
Re: olling Band
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
Good to know Michael, I wondered how I could have missed that in my LCD. Thanks.
Any early thoughts on Premiere running on the new MAC PRO?
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
With no Nvidia, thus no Mercury, does anybody see this as something to be concerned about Are they just looking out for FCPX users and not necessarily Adobe users
Re: Any early thoughts on Premiere running on the new MAC PRO?
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
So is Ray Tracing the only major benefit with CUDA
Capturing 8MM Tape
by Jeff Breuer 7 years ago
I'm trying to capture a series of 8MM Tapes through an old Video8 Sony Handycam. The problem is that there is no capture card on the computer I'm using, so I'm doing composite out to an old DVCPRO dec
Re: Capturing 8MM Tape
by Jeff Breuer 7 years ago
OK, at least I'm not crazy. I'll probably just dub to DVCPRO and then bring it into the system. Thanks for you help everybody! I really appreciate it. Jeff
PreComp Tears Apart in 3D Move
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
Hey folks, I have a PreComp where I have a puppet tool effect and then have it spin in 3D space. I brought that into a 2D comp, same specs. The Puppet effect is fine, but when it spins the graphic tea
Re: PreComp Tears Apart in 3D Move
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
Jon, thank you for your excellent explanation of this phenomenon. Your first example is exactly what I was trying to do. I tried Jeremy's suggestion of doing a pre-render, but apparently that is still
End of the line for Mac Pros?
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
http: www.appleinsider.com articles 11 10 31 despite_new_cpu_options_apple_reportedly_questioning_future_of_mac_pro.html Anybody think Apple would really kill off the Mac Pro I know FCPX and the last
Re: End of the line for Mac Pros?
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
Thanks.
Best cheapest raid system solution for mac pro
by Rob Fourchalk 9 years ago
Just wondering if anyone could direct me toward what you feel would be a fast (yet cheaper) raid solution to add to my mac pro. I currently have (2) internal hard drives: first dedicated drive with al
Re: Best cheapest raid system solution for mac pro
by Jeff Breuer 8 years ago
We have a very similar set up where I work. 3 internal Raided (identical) hard drives, back up through esata and and a dock for internal drives that we use for archiving (w anti-static bags). In terms
"Avid vs. FCP" for a break and a few laughs
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
I enjoyed this, hope you do too. Final Cut Pro VS Avid from Jill DiBiase on Vimeo. Jeff
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Re: "Avid vs. FCP" for a break and a few laughs
by Rahul Duggal 9 years ago
Cute one bro.
How to share video edits w/o burning QT everytime
by Jared Smith 9 years ago
hey guys i do all my edits at home. when i get done, i first compress them and then upload them to vimeo. the next morning, the creative team will view the new edits. i work 30 minutes from the office
Re: How to share video edits w/o burning QT everytime
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Dropbox has a desktop utility that you can download. It puts an actual folder on your computer for you to drag and drop or save stuff too. When you set the location to save the compressed movie in Com
Using AVCHD with FCP 7
by Sam Brightwell 9 years ago
I'm really new to Final Cut Pro, trying to set up my first project. I have a Panasonic HDC-SD60 camcorder which works in the AVCHD format. I was told I might have difficulty with this file format (blo
Re: Using AVCHD with FCP 7
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
There is also a great program called Clipwrap that will rewrap your files or convert to ProRes. I use it all time. One of the great advantages is you can convert your footage outside of FCP, so you ca
Final Cut Pro V4HD
by Sam LaManna 9 years ago
We just ordered a v4hd for my schools tv studio and on the list of features a lot of them mentioned pro res 442. What is it and do we need to use it for FCP. If we do need to use it how do we use it.
Re: Final Cut Pro V4HD
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Pro Res is a compression format made by Apple, specifically with editors in mind. It is a great format to edit in, just do a forum search and you will find a lot of great information about it. Setup y
No Video/Green Preview Screen
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Hey folks, I've been trying to take a 2 hour conference I taped from FCP to .wmv for client approval. I do a simple export in FCP then take the video into Episode and convert to .wmv (using a preset).
Video Banding
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Hey guys, I'm working on an animation with moving video. My video is Pro Res (though Quicktime is telling me DVCPro HD) 1080p30 (29.97), 1280 1080. My Timeline in AE is set to the Presest for DVCPRO H
Re: Video Banding
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Dave, thanks for the feedback. I shot on a Panny HVX and used FCP Log and Transfer to bring in the footage and used that. No Timelines. I SHOULD have shot 720p30 but the original expectation was that
Problems converting large AVCHD files? Need to transcode faster? Try This!
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Clipwrap. I had trouble converting my large raw AVCHD files into FCP using the Log & Transfer tool. FCP would crunch on it for a while and freeze up or try briefly and give me a "no data" issue, altho
NX5U is sensitive to RF energy
by john lenihan 9 years ago
I discovered that the NX5U is sensitive to RF Energy and I want to save you the frightening moment I had recently...Twice. 1. I had a wireless video transmitter on my camera to remote monitor what my
Re: NX5U is sensitive to RF energy
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Thanks for the heads up John!
A first
by Mike Hinkel 9 years ago
I am about to buy my first professional camcorder. Why should I consider a NXCAM
Re: A first
by Jeff Breuer 9 years ago
Mike, Here is a decently detailed review of the camera. http: camcorder-test.slashcam.com compare.html I think what John meant is that a "good" camera is not a one size fits all scenario. There is som
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