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Joshua Ferg

Member Since:
August 25th 2005
129 Posts
100 posts
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Time Remap and Frame Shift
by Joshua Ferg 5 years ago
So, my intention is to speed a clip up and then freeze frame. The footage: 1080 29.97p The Project: 720 29.97p My process: LAYER 1 - time remap and compress a 4 min clip to 5 secs. LAYER 2 - no remap
Re: Time Remap and Frame Shift
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
you shouldn't need to do a freeze frame on a second layer. simply extending the outpoint of the time remapped layer beyond the last time remap keyframe will cause the clip to hold and that last frame,
Write On Limitation in 1080
by Joshua Ferg 11 years ago
Hey All, A quick question - I have a 1080 project that I'm trying to reveal an non-precomped, collapsed illustrator layer in. I tried using the Write On trick, but the Brush size won't exceed 50, leav
Re: Write On Limitation in 1080
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
The After Effects CC (12.2) update increases the maximum size of the brush for the Write-on and Stroke effects to 200 pixels (from the previous maximum of 50). ----------------------------------------
Creating a water bottle in mid-air
by malcolm DeSoto 12 years ago
Okay, this next project is for a bottled water company. In the end scene a man is supposed to step up to stream, scoop up a hand full of water and then let it pour from his hands. As the water pours d
Re: Creating a water bottle in mid-air
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
I'd suggest 3-D for the flow and the bottle form - ypu may want to shoot the talent on greenscreen first and then composite the background, talent and water.
How'd they do that? (Lens effect)
by John Stanowski 12 years ago
There's an effect I've seen in a Japanese tv show called "Liar Game" and again in "One Missed Call" that I desperately want to re-create. It's like, the 'camera' zooms in and out, and blurs while it d
Re: How'd they do that? (Lens effect)
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
This is all fairly basic stuff - you have the video which has been precomped and jostled either using the wiggler, expression, or manually and secondary solid white layers with opacity KF's and adjust
Trapcode Form released
by Peder Norrby 12 years ago
Hi All, Trapcode Form has been released. It is a grid-based 3D particle system with a twist. It can be used to create fluid, organic patterns, complex geometric structures and swirling stringy animati
Re: Trapcode Form released
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
Looks awesome - downloading now.
Color Correction with AE
by Bryon Middleton 12 years ago
I am dealing with DG fast channel (digital distribution) and trying to meet their criteria for black levels. I am editing in Media 100, and compressing with Episode. All the infor i can find on other
Re: Color Correction with AE
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
Fast Channel has recently changed their levels requirements - Luma is 100 and Chroma 120. You should be able to adjust manually in your Broadcast Safe functions.
AE CS3 "After Effects Warning: Unknown Exception"
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
Just installed AE CS3 on my Mac Dual 2.5 PowerPC with 8 GB Ram. Opened up fine originally last night. This morning I reopened the project file and encountered an error message reading "After Effects:
Re: AE CS3 "After Effects Warning: Unknown Exception"
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
I finally got it to work - apprently you have to go through the Adobe Uninstaller when wiping AE from your drive in CS3. After the reinstall it's working fine. Thanks for the feedback. Best, Josh
3d motion path problems
by craig hellen 12 years ago
Hey all! I am having some difficulty with a bunch of 3d layers. i have done a camera move on them and i want them all to shoot off screen at the same time. I selected all the layers at the point where
Re: 3d motion path problems
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
The graph editor allows you very precise control on how your keyframes interact. If your comfortable with Bezier handles, I'd suggest work in this view. Shift + F3 will open the viewer inside your tim
Preview Switching Inside Precomp
by Joshua Ferg 12 years ago
Does anyone know of a way you can toggle between precomp and main comp views inside of a precomp itself Thanks in advance. Josh
Slot Machine Reels
by Tom Daigon 13 years ago
Has anyone had luck creating good looking slot machine reels Ive tried several approachs and am not satisfied with the look Im getting. I appreciate any input.
Re: Slot Machine Reels
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Las - Try this - haven't gone through it, but it'll help. If you want an easier solution - depending on what you're using avoing the offset filter. If you're using multiple icons, you'll need to creat
How do I get this incredible smooth movement?
by Reloaded 13 years ago
I have always had problems with my fast camera movements (without to use the blur to try to solve it), my videos look very bad... Now take a look at this add and (PLEASE) tell me how they do it... htt
Re: How do I get this incredible smooth movement?
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Download the demo for 7. You'll have 30 days to use before you have to buy.
control text with expression
by Alex Harding 13 years ago
is it possible to create a text layer that updates dynamically via expressions i know how to make number values appear in the comp in this way, using the "numbers" effect, would like to do the same wi
Re: control text with expression
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Not sure how you want the changes to occur but you might try a displacement map.
Rolling Slot Machine Cylinders/Offset Issues
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Trying to simulate 3 old school slot rollers - a slot machine. Did search and found some pointers but encountering a specific problem with offset. I have an image of the rollers and their icons, which
LINK
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Here's the link. http: backstage.2mg.com mohegansun Mohegan_Sun_v1.mov Not my style at all - but the client wants it. Eliminated the 3-D roller effects created with Bezier Warp and took off Directiona
That art school animation jittery look
by Ace Billet 13 years ago
I have 3 illustrations more or less the same. I want to create a short sequence that has a jittery animation look, something like Bill Plimpton's stuff or the Red Bull animation commercails. I tried w
Re: That art school animation jittery look
by Joshua Ferg 13 years ago
Smoke a joint and examine Sgt Peppers Album cover for...say....three hours or so. Then cut the images you want to use in PS, bring them into AE and set them as 3-d layers. Set their Z posistions, add
XL1 Footage - Brassy and Very Video
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Hi All, Shot two separate days on video - first footage was amazing, looks like film. The next footage was very video - like, hot whites, etc. FCP is reading the Luma as Broadcast safe. Anyone know of
Re: XL1 Footage - Brassy and Very Video
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Don, THanks for your response. Very frustrating - I think the issue was the Movie Mode not being activated, which simulates 24p. I'll try your suggestions and move forward with a painfull lesson in do
Stoopid Mistake with 24p
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Issue to the eralier post - I think - is that the footage was shot with teh 24p option OFF. Is there anyway to get the 24P look in post Best, Josh
Re: Stoopid Mistake with 24p
by Don Greening 14 years ago
Joshua Ferg "Is there anyway to get the 24P look in post " Yes. It's called Nattress Film Effects for FCP (let's hope you already have FCP). Graeme also has a standards conversion plugin for FCP to d
XL1 Lens Size
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Does anyone know the diameter of the XL1 16X lens Thanks in advance. Josh
Re: XL1 Lens Size
by Matthew Stout 14 years ago
I recently bought a polarizer for mine and discovered that its a 72mm. N'joy, mattpstout
Macro Lens for XL1
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Hi All - previous post dropped so reposting: I need a macro lens for thisDiamond shoot - all which need to be enlarged well past the limits of teh XL1. Checked into the EF adapter and an EF 50mm f 2.5
Re: Macro Lens for XL1
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Peter - I appreciate your advice. Where can I get the diopter and the extender Will I need an attachment for either to fit the 16x What was your experience with the macro on the 14X Thank you again fo
URGENT: TECH QUESTION: LIGHTING FOR LOOSE DIAMONDS
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Hi All - Does anyone have a suggestion for lighting filters for loose diamonds to be shot on an XL2. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Re: URGENT: TECH QUESTION: LIGHTING FOR LOOSE DIAMONDS
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Don - You're a magician - or just have more comnmon sense! Searched Diamonds - didnt think of jewelry. THANKS! Josh
Cannot Change FPS on Export
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Quick question - I have a 29.97 fps file I need to export at 15 fps. Whats the best way to do this Export for P-JPEG refers me to change the timebase, where 15 fps isn't in the dropdown. Thanks in adv
Audio Drifting Out of Synch on Capture
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Sorry for the post - searched the forums and couldn't find anything specific. Capturing about 2 1 2 hours over 3 tapes, into about 6 different clips. MiniDV to Internal Scratch Drive from a Sony GV-D1
Re: Audio Drifting Out of Synch on Capture
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Thax Thanks so much for the response. Great info. I'm starting recapture now. Best, Josh
Creating Alpha Channel from Gradiant with Halftone for AE
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Hi - I'm trying to create a gradiant halftone effect for import into AE - I want to use the white element of the gradient as an Alpha to expose another layer beneath. Very frustrated -- any suggestion
Re: Creating Alpha Channel from Gradiant with Halftone for AE
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Thanks Jim. Best, josh
Lost brushes permanantly?
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
hey - it' slike 5:00 am so i wasnt think clearly - tried to do somthing with the brushes and reset without saving. now it' sreturned the default, but i've lost all my brushes - some of which are irrep
Re: Lost brushes permanantly?
by Richard Harrington 14 years ago
If you don't save a set, then close it and open anothe set.... NoRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors Co-Author Final Cut Pro on the Spot, After Effects on the Spot, B
MAYA Training DVD
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Hi All, I was hoping that I could get a recomendation on the best DVD training series out there for Maya. I've used Total Training in the past, however they dont offer any Maya titles so I'm hoping to
Re: MAYA Training DVD
by blueplume 14 years ago
Well, There're lots of Maya's training resources out there, Which one to go for is largely depends on your level of knowledge of Maya. If you're an absolute beginner, Check out www.3dbuzz.com . They o
Seeking Solution to Undertracking Issue
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
I have a client that's delivered video that has 1 audio track that contains a narrative v o with horrible music under behind. This will have to be seemlessly (hopefully) married to another clip with a
Re: Seeking Solution to Undertracking Issue
by Joshua Ferg 14 years ago
Obviously. I would if I could. The vo and audio are married on the same track. Thanks. Josh
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