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Joe Knapp

Sr. Producer at SAIC
Member Since:
May 11th 2012
43 Posts
Location:
WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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Studio Build out
by Jon Harrison 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, We will be building a small studio in our office space for a 2 camera setup. We do a lot of field videos but want to start doing more in house backdrop and green screen videos. I'm lookin
Re: Studio Build out
by Joe Knapp 4 years ago
To add to Mark's comments: Get thin carpeted floors, to help with sound absorption. Use LED HMI lighta. Stay away from the old tungstens, which can cause a room to get very hot. Doors are a major soun
" Worth It Anymore"??
by Andy jackson 8 years ago
I started in the video production business in 1986 at the age of 16 working for two well established companies in my area. I m now 41. I got very lucky at the time to get the both jobs by sending out
Re: " Worth It Anymore"??
by Joe Knapp 4 years ago
I know it's been a few years since you originally posted. The landscape was changing dramatically when you posted, and continues to do so: 4K, super low-light DSLR, drone, web series and 'viral videos
I endorse Ned Miller
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
I don't think very much of LinkedIn and their "endorsement" system. So here's a COW endorsement that can hopefully be taken to mean more than the ones on LinkedIn. Last week I worked remotely with the
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Joe Knapp liked this 4 years ago
Re: I endorse Ned Miller
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
Hey Nick I'm blushing! Thanks for the endorsement! Best, Ned Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www,bizvideo.com
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Losing in-house studio, need to rethink equipment
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Well, that went fast.... As the single video producer editor photographer for my company, I was excited to get my own small studio space this past January. A mere 9 months later, I've been told we nee
Re: Losing in-house studio, need to rethink equipment
by Joe Knapp 4 years ago
Thanks, Sam. Glad you were bored! I may try to rent one on my next shoot.
What is the next step for my business......
by travis heberling 5 years ago
Hello everyone! I would love some feedback on what may be the next step for my photo & video career. I have been freelancing for about 4 years now....never planned on it...things just kind of happened
Re: What is the next step for my business......
by walter biscardi 5 years ago
If your name is already known as a brand, nothing wrong with incorporating it into the name. I originally named my company "d'Arte media creations" because I'm Italian and wanted to create something t
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Naming a company: "Productions" vs "Creative" vs "Media" vs "Digital" vs "Studios"....
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Something I've always wondered...When naming a video-related business, is there any 'rule of thumb' regarding a descriptor name in the business Such as: Productions, Creative, Media, Digital, Studios,
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Ben Durham liked this 3 years ago
Re: Naming a company: "Productions" vs "Creative" vs "Media" vs "Digital" vs "Studios"....
by walter biscardi 5 years ago
Whatever best represents you and your work. I knew I wanted Creative and Media in my title because we're a full service production and post company. We're not limited to just video or production. We'v
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Vimeo vs. YouTube?
by Nick Griffin 5 years ago
I know this has been discussed here before, but possibly not from this viewpoint. When embedding in client websites, what's the consensus on paying the Pro price for Vimeo versus using YouTube posting
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travis heberling liked this 5 years ago
Re: Vimeo vs. YouTube?
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
I second the wish for a hybrid. We use both, but relegate YouTube to social media efforts. We're using Vimeo as our stopgap solution (until we get a digital management system in place). Vimeo is our v
Corporate Client wants all footage
by Ken Cooper 5 years ago
Hi, I have a long time Corporate client who is now demanding they get all raw footage with each completed project. I do not want to do that. How can I handle that without any damage to the relationshi
Re: Corporate Client wants all footage
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Yep, very true. I've run into that, and needed to buy the plug-in. On the plus side, one can end up with a nice array of After Effect toys. :)
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Use in Corporate movie
by Marten Kopp 5 years ago
Hi Guys, I am creating a corporate movie for my boss and since I actually never encountered the issue I am having right now I need some advice. In the movie I want to put a part thats all about the hi
Re: Use in Corporate movie
by Marten Kopp 5 years ago
Thanks Mark and Joe, The youtube-link was the fastest way of showing the video. But actually, the linked video was the wrong one. I do want to use some parts of this movie: http: texasarchive.org libr
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Improving A Company's Culture With Video
by Eddie Justo 5 years ago
The use of videos in enhancing company culture has been limited to training. Videos outlining the expected behavior in the office, effective interaction with clients and how to handle difficult situat
Re: Improving A Company's Culture With Video
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Here's an example of what they're talking about; you can have a guy in a suit lecture you, and nothing he blathers about will stick.... or you can immerse yourself in a corporate culture by osmosis fr
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Telling a story in a commercial
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
I meant to post this a few days ago when I first saw it on air, but just now thought to do it... Anyone who thinks that television commercials aren't good vehicles for really telling a story should ch
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Re: Telling a story in a commercial
by Lowell Niles 5 years ago
Your story reminds me of the guys who do "Car Talk". Great radio show. I'm glad you got some positive affirmation in the end. I can't tell you how many times pitches my team was sure would be a hit ha
Career Goals
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm in my first position after college. I started in January 2013 and have been here since, doing video production for a company's marketing department. Something I'm facing when I think
Re: Career Goals
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Sorry I'm late to the party.... Truth: Corporate in-house video can be both savior and enslaver. What do you really want to do, in your heart Do you like video for video's sake, or do you deeply desir
Starting up a professional productiong company. How do i best spend my money?
by Jong Cardenas 5 years ago
We have around $9000 to spend for equipment. I have made this list of things to purchase but i am not sure if they are the optimum choices for the small amount of money. We will be doing biopics and c
Re: Starting up a professional productiong company. How do i best spend my money?
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
Stop! Don't do anything yet. The above posts offer great advice, exactly what I would say and here's some more .2 : I would need to know what city you are in and the rental resources to know the viabi
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Premiere CC 2014 can't recognize ProRes file
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Hey gang, So, I just updated to Premiere CC 2014 on my Macbook Pro Retina. I opened up a PP project made with the previous version, but now find that 2 ProRes HQ files are now offline. Attempts to rec
Re: Premiere CC 2014 can't recognize ProRes file
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Update: I cleaned out every trace of Adobe, and reinstalled it. Created a new project...but still running into the same weirdness. Even weirder, if I move the clip up a folder level, or copy to deskto
Visual Budda LEDs?
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Hi all, Anybody have any experience with Visual Budda 1x1 Bi-color lights I was entertaining the idea of picking up a couple, but I've only found one decent review online.
Need advice on colorful backdrop for corporate video studio
by Paul Ravs 5 years ago
Hi All, I am looking to set up video studio for a workplace. Looking to shoot byte sized videos and also do virtual meetings from the room. I have curtain rails around the edges of the room upon which
Re: Need advice on colorful backdrop for corporate video studio
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
My favorite instant pattern for background lighting, is to take a sheet of black cinefoil and stab it randomly with a ballpoint pen to get random sized holes in it. Some of the holes, I further distor
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Joe Knapp liked this 5 years ago
Premiere CC. Crashing. Footage loaded but no previews and not loading in source monitor
by Rob Tyler 5 years ago
Hi all, Having a strange issue with PPCC that I have not encountered before. I have a project that keeps crashing PP. It opens fine and tells me that all footage is loaded, I can see my timeline and m
Re: Premiere CC. Crashing. Footage loaded but no previews and not loading in source monitor
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
I've seen all kind of random weirdness with Premiere Pro, including this gem. I'm also running on a MBP. Did you try changing to the Software Renderer If that doesn't work, try creating a new project,
Automate multicam edits in increments?
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Hey guys, Is there any way to automate a multi-cam edit, so that it will switch streams every (x) # of seconds Perhaps through a plug-in, or a Premiere technique I'm trying to make this as automatic a
Re: Automate multicam edits in increments?
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Thanks, Alex! That's not a bad workaround. I'm hoping for something a bit more automated, but this might work. I have a 4-hr piece that is essentially a locked-down camera of a presenter & a screen (y
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