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Directing, writing, editing, and producing training videos for a government agency.

Learning 3DS Max as I go.
Member Since:
November 9th 2006
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Denver, CO
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Creative Cloud
by Marcus Warren 1 year ago
A recent article on pro video coalition stated: "...every editor has the Creative Cloud, no matter what NLE you use, as we all use After Effects, and Photoshop in one form or another". Is this true fo
Re: Creative Cloud
by John Baumchen 1 year ago
We use Adobe CC not just for AfterEffects and Photoshop, but for Audition, Illustrator, and Media Encoder. Since they all work seamlessly with each other, makes my job so much easier, all the tools in
Approval Process and Work Environment
by Andrew Tucker 1 year ago
This doesn't have to deal with any technical issues but more just environmental issues. As most of you know, working in a corporate environment around others that don't understand video as much can be
Re: Approval Process and Work Environment
by John Baumchen 1 year ago
You're welcome Andrew, hope it all works out for ya.
What would you do?
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
Happy Monday everyone. So here's a different situation. I know you've all heard about the tragic bridge collapse in Miami this past week. We were hired by one of the construction partners to shoot and
Re: What would you do?
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
well this is disgusting, and I should be ashamed of myself (but since you are in Florida, and are probably familiar with ambulance chasers like Morgan & Morgan) - I bet the attorneys that will sue the
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Who owns the footage??
by Wade Pringle 3 years ago
Hi there I own my own small media company and I really am looking for some answers on copyright issues. My situation is this: I am asked to film and edit a client's video for there client so I am subc
Re: Who owns the footage??
by John Baumchen 3 years ago
Unlike the U.S. Act, the concept of work made for hire does not exist in Canadian law. As a general rule, the authorship of a work made pursuant to a contract remains with the employee or contractor,
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Overtime
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
This may be a strange question. But when I hire a crew they give me a rate that includes their gear. But we seem to have a disagreement about overtime. They want to charge OT for themselves and gear,
Re: Overtime
by John Baumchen 3 years ago
Well, Just to throw my $0.02 in.. As a freelancer, your time is what the client is paying for. If you're traveling an hour across town because that's where the client wants to shoot, that's 2 hours of
SAN Recommendations
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
We currently have a Rorke Galaxy Aurora 48TB SAN 8GB Fibre attached to four workstations. Our files are a combination of Panasonic P2 (720P, 4-2-2, 10bit, AVC-100), AVI, MP4, H.264, PSD, AI..... Also,
Re: SAN Recommendations
by John Baumchen 3 years ago
Thanks Martin, We use the NAS primarily as one prong of a backup for the SAN, and power it down when not backing up. I've found that if there is a power outage, the controller card really doesn't like
Clip marker - shortcut for each color of marker
by veronique barbe 4 years ago
Did anyone find a way to assign a shortcut to each color of clip marker in Premiere CC 9.1 (like in Avid or Final cut) By now, I have to change the color of the marker in the marker window each time I
Re: Clip marker - shortcut for each color of marker
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
I share your pain. It doesn't seem like it would be a hard thing to allow one to select a default color for markers, but then, I do remember when they were only one color.
who owns the pictures and videos clips
by jane leslie 4 years ago
We have a customer who buys our products and re-sell them internationally. She visited our facilities a few times and took pictures of the workers and our facility. She also took some video footage af
Re: who owns the pictures and videos clips
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
Report her activities to the Kickstarter, it might be a way to stop her.
Author rights for footage
by Armando Costantino 4 years ago
Hi there, if anybody could help me out. Few months ago I create, from shooting to editing a 2 minutes video for a eyeglasses lens company. No contract where signed from both part. They sent me the len
Re: Author rights for footage
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
Unless U.S. Copyright law has changed, the absence of a "specific" clause that says the job is a work for hire, all rights go to the creator. If there is no contract, then there can be no specific cla
Raising 5.4M, Reading Rainbow wants a full-time FCPX editor for 25K/year
by Daniel Frome 4 years ago
Oh, you also need to be a post supervisor. http: losangeles.craigslist.org lac tfr 4998859355.html
Re: Raising 5.4M, Reading Rainbow wants a full-time FCPX editor for 25K/year
by Bret Williams 4 years ago
I'd rather be liquid. Seriously. Have you looked at the penalties and even the interest rates for NOT paying your quarterlies It took me a few years of freelance before I realized that if you don't pa
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Do you provide a "Warranty" in your contracts?
by Max Fancher 4 years ago
Hi There, I did a quick search but couldn't find this question asked before Question: What kind of warranty do you include in your contracts Toward the end of my contracts I generally include a simple
Re: Do you provide a "Warranty" in your contracts?
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
How did it turn out
Flickering in welding footage
by Hannah Hill 4 years ago
We are currently working on a project that involves filming welding footage, and we are getting a really bad flicker in our footage. We are currently shoot with a 5D mark iii and a c100 mark ii, and w
Re: Flickering in welding footage
by John Baumchen 4 years ago
the arc of the welder is a noise generator that is affecting your camera's electronics. These generate HUGE amounts of EMI RFI (electromagnetic interference radio frequency interference), close to the
Project Files
by Neal Petrosky 4 years ago
My company did an animated video for a national brand. I've been emailed asking for all the source files as they've updated their branding (logos etc...). They want their new agency of record to updat
Re: Project Files
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Hold your ground. If it wasn't given away in the original contracts, those files are proprietary. Anybody with access to them would be able to do or re-do your job, for a fraction of the time costs of
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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 John Baumchen 5 years ago
A bit late in the reply, but I'd ask if your contracts with your suppliers include a clause that the project is a 'Work for Hire' If not, then the videographer owns the footage. It's the same as if yo
Working for a boss with a poor sense of design
by Jaeson Jrakman 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone out there can give me advice. I've worked for two bosses now with a horrible design sense. I know some may suggest that I'm the one with the bad design sense, so let me give y
Re: Working for a boss with a poor sense of design
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
I'd suggest that you try getting them together in the same room and explain how difficult it is for you when they give you conflicting tasks. If that isn't possible, always CC your responses to reques
Can we open CS5 project in CC ?
by Shravan Ram 5 years ago
A new job requires me to use Premiere Pro CS5 at office ,but I have Premiere Pro CC at home. Can I open the CS5 Projects in CC
Re: Can we open CS5 project in CC ?
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
You should be able to open a CS5 project in CC, but most likely you won't be able to edit it anymore in CS5.
That "n/c" item on the invoice
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
On this forum, what I'm about to confess is probably considered criminal, or at least shameful, but nonetheless, I'm willing to take the heat, for the sake of hearing your response. Please note, this
Re: That "n/c" item on the invoice
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
If you don't itiemize it, you can't deduct it. I used to N C lots of stuff, and I deducted it off my income under marketing . Your call.
New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
by Brandon Eastman 5 years ago
A friend has recommended me to his coworker for me to shoot a video for her church she is a part of. Now while I don't have the full skinny of this project (details being worked out on their end), I'v
Re: New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
$15 hour !! If you're going to charge Mickey D prices, don't expect to make a decent living from video. You need to revamp your prices in a serious way. $120 hour would be a more acceptable rate for a
Voiceover Forum
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
Hi, Do you think there might be an interest in creating a forum for people wanting to find out more about the industry, how it works, how to break into it, etc. I of one would like to branch out into
Re: Voiceover Forum
by John Baumchen 5 years ago
Thanks Tim, I'll do some searching. Cheers!
California State Sales Tax Question
by Thomas Hughes 6 years ago
I have a video production company in California, we shoot and edit weddings primarily. I've always charged state sales tax because years ago I was told that you're not just providing labor or a servic
Re: California State Sales Tax Question
by Thomas Hughes 6 years ago
Thank you for the input everyone. I asked a CPA and here's what she said: CPA: I did some research and found that digital images are NOT subject to sales tax in California. HOWEVER and this is VERY im
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Vertical Lines in Source and Program windows
by John Baumchen 6 years ago
I'm encountering a strange anomaly where there are strange vertical stripes in the windows when the video is not playing. When I hit the space bar, the lines disappear and the video plays ok. It's als
Re: Vertical Lines in Source and Program windows
by John Baumchen 6 years ago
First thing I did. All drivers, Video card, Premiere, windows........
SAN & NAS support serivces
by John Baumchen 6 years ago
We have a Rorke Aurora SAN and a Galaxy LX5 NAS. I'm seeking companies that can offer remote support. I've contacted Rorke but need to get bids as this is a government contract. Send me a PM if you ca
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Premiere Pro CS6 is not playing back
by Jack Slattery 7 years ago
I recently came back to a project i was editing on Premiere Pro CS6 on my Mac OS X. However when i press spacebar or click the play button, it doesn't move. Not even a frame. I did adjust a couple of
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 is not playing back
by John Baumchen 7 years ago
I'm having the same problem on an editing workstation with CS6. The audio will stop playing after 4-5 seconds, video plays fine. The timeline has been rendered. If I hit the stop pause key, (spacebar)
I need a change; what would you do?
by Micah McDowell 7 years ago
Well, I'm to that point... my current job is something I'm having a hard time enjoying anymore and I want a change. I've been working for the same organization since graduating college majoring in vid
Re: I need a change; what would you do?
by John Baumchen 7 years ago
If you want a bit of job security at the expense of limited creativity... try this link: http: www.usajobs.gov Select advanced search and type in 1071, (A V production specialist), for the series.
How to become a millionaire with your current video business
by Brent Dunn 7 years ago
Over the years, I've worn many hats. My video production business has brought in steady income, but as it currently is, I cannot see it becoming a multimillion dollar business with some major changes.
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Re: Or, How to make a small fortune
by Rich Rubasch 7 years ago
How to make a small fortune in the video production business Simple. Start with a large fortune. Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Design
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Anyone else disappointed in Apple's "new" Mac Pro?
by Steve Martin 7 years ago
I've built my business using Apple computers and software products, own stock in the company and have in general been a fan. But I have to confess that I think the point is coming where I have to part
Re: Anyone else disappointed in Apple's "new" Mac Pro?
by John Baumchen 7 years ago
I've been building my own Windows based edit systems for the past 12 years now. The best part about it is that I'm not tied to any one company so I'm not reliant on when THEY want to improve anything.
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Integrating additional producer credits after project completion
by Prl Jacob 7 years ago
I recently completed a short video project for an NGO client and they asked me to add additional producer credits and logos of a private company after completion of the project as they realized they d
Re: Integrating additional producer credits after project completion
by John Baumchen 7 years ago
Since the request was made "after completion of the project", then you're certainly entitled to charge for the extra work....at your standard rate.
No HD playback from SAN
by John Baumchen 8 years ago
I captured a video that is HD, 53 seconds long via PremierePro and a BlackMagic Multibridge to a Roarke Data SAN. The video captured without any problem but when I create a project, import the video a
Invoice Issue (did I overstep?)
by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago
Hello, I have been having problems collecting money from clients. It has gotten so bad that I have instituded a new policy. Before turning over finished work, I now require my clients to either pay on
Re: Invoice Issue (did I overstep?)
by Michael Hancock 8 years ago
Aaron - If he doesn't sign the contract he pays on delivery. It's not a matter of trust, it's a matter of business. Watch this (WARNING: Language may be offensive to some - proceed with caution): http
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FCP-X: Case study for biz schools
by Mark Raudonis 8 years ago
Mark my words: Apple's handling of the release of FCP-X will be fodder for biz schools case studies long into the future. It's too early to know if they'll be studying it as a success story or as a sp
Re: FCP-X: Case study for biz schools
by Tim Wilson 8 years ago
Another way of saying "We're just trying to make great products" is "we don't trust anyone else to know a great product if it bit them in the butt. At least not until we give we them what WE think is
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Poser export to 3ds Max
by John Baumchen 8 years ago
Has anyone exported Models from Poser to Max with the textures in place I've got a scene where I want to export the figure with textures but am only getting the mesh without the textures.
Re: Poser export to 3ds Max
by John Baumchen 8 years ago
Thanks Joe, I'll give this a try. Cheers.
$ Rate per minute but POST-PROD ONLY
by Pat Tremblay 8 years ago
Hi, Been wondering how much individuals prod companies charge in general when they are asked to do the post-production only. I've seen posts mentioning rates, but only per finished minute, which are,
Re: $ Rate per minute but POST-PROD ONLY
by John Baumchen 8 years ago
I used to charge $95 hour, (in 2003). Didn't matter if it was shooting, writing, editing......it was $95 hr
The PO has 10 hour days, client says...
by Richard Herd 8 years ago
The PO has funding for 10 hour days, but the client says he'll probably need 14 hour days, so the overtime can be billed in a new way. I asked, How will that happen. He said, He'll look into it. I sai
Re: The PO has 10 hour days, client says...
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Your choice as I see it at this point is to forge ahead and actually stop at the 10 hour mark rgardless, until they make withe the paper. I call this the "who blinks first" option. The second option i
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Keyboard Shortcuts
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I've begin editing a project and have noticed that my shortcuts no longer work for opening individual transform properties when either a single or multiple clips are selected. For instance, I want to
Re: Keyboard Shortcuts
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
DOI..... Thanks Brian
Contractor Services
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I'm looking for a company to supply and install a lighting grid for a 40x50 studio space. Also needed are dimmable fluorescent video lights, run power, (obtain permits as needed), two cycloramas, and
Studio Buildout
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I'm looking for a company to supply and install a lighting grid for a 40x50 studio space. Also needed are dimmable fluorescent video lights, run power, (obtain permits as needed), two cycloramas, and
Studio services
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I'm looking for a company to supply and install a lighting grid for a 40x50 studio space. Also needed are dimmable fluorescent video lights, run power, (obtain permits as needed), two cycloramas, and
Blackmagic Multibridge Pro - DRM
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
Our organization purchased three Multibridge Pro unita and three Panasonic DMR-EA18 DVD recorder players. The primary reason for the DVD was that it has HDMI out that we wanted to use to capture DVD's
Re: Blackmagic Multibridge Pro - DRM
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
While I agree for the need for copy protection, IMO it is encumbent on the producer of the DVD to imbed it on the media during the transcoding process. By putting DRM on the hardware output, it assume
No, seriously, learn EVERYTHING
by Tim Wilson 9 years ago
Just saw a post go up on the Job Board. Are you kids checking those As Rob mentions in the thread below, people find jobs there. I have also heard from companies placing ads that the COW has provided
Re: No, seriously, learn EVERYTHING
by Bill Davis 9 years ago
These guys are making things FAR too difficult. They just need to post what they REALLY WANT. Like this. Help Wanted: Video Shooting Philosopher King. Must be comfortable making global decisions in al
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Blackmagic Multibridge Pro
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
Finally got the Multibridge Pro to display HDMI video to my monitor from PremierePro CS5, but it's displaying the source footage, not the program video. In addition, does anyone have a secret they wan
Re: Blackmagic Multibridge Pro
by Joshua Helling 9 years ago
Best way is to send an email to your regional support office. Depending on the email load it can be a few days for a response. So if you would prefer not to wait for a response, then I recommend you g
MB Pro Playback
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
Finally got the Multibridge Pro to display HDMI video to my monitor from PremierePro CS5, but it's displaying the source footage, not the program video. Any suggestions
File naming
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
Is there anyway to tell the camera to name the clips in a sequential order as you shoot them, e.g. F100, F101, F102.... The numbering system Panasonic uses to name clips is totally useless to me in po
Re: File naming
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I'm using CS5 production Studio and Win7 Ultimate 64. Maybe some day Panasonic will write 64 bit code for some of their software but I'm not holding my breath.
Green Screen
by Thomas Hughes 10 years ago
Is there a quick and easy way to do green screen really well It seems everywhere I look I see really good examples of it: on youtube, by high school kids, college kids, hobbyists, on local tv stations
Re: Green Screen
by John Baumchen 9 years ago
I do talking heads against green screen all the time. I found that using green florescent lights, (kino flow), to light the screen gives a nice even color. I put the talent 10-12 feet in front of the
P2 Meta Data
by John Baumchen 10 years ago
I'm trying to find some information on P2 metadata, specifically, what PC software can read it from the P2 clips imported to the PC. Does anyone know if MS Access, crystal reports, or a text editor ca
Re: P2 Meta Data
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
P2CMS. Any text editor that can open HTML can, but it's a big list of HTML code. You need something that will help consolidate that in an easy to read interface. P2 Flow on the mac does the very well.
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