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Kevin Camin

Freelance as a motion designer & editor.

Emerging Director and commercial photographer.

Hold a BFA in filmmaking from MCAD.


Software Toolkit:

Adobe
Cinema 4D
Final Cut Pro 7
Member Since:
December 27th 2010
249 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Friends:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Client Review on a TV?
by Kevin Camin 3 weeks ago
I mainly create content for social media where it is viewed by most on a computer or a mobile device. What are your thoughts with doing client reviews on a nicer OLED TV Not sure how well these can be
Re: Client Review on a TV?
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
there's a few tricks to calibrating tv's. 1. first, calibrate to a known standard: a. you can use the disney calibration disk thx tune up.(all tv's would need to be calibrated to this disk) b. go pro
Color Workflow in Visual Effects/Invisible Effects heavy pieces
by Kevin Camin 3 weeks ago
I often work on projects where it's ONLY one shot or two (social media vids). There are often a lot of visual effects or invisible elements in these videos. We have LUTs that we apply on-set (these we
Advice on license plate retouch
by Mark Levinson 6 months ago
Hi, I was hoping to get some feedback on how you would approach removing the type from the license plate in this sequence. Not sure the best way to go with the various light effects flares going on he
Re: Advice on license plate retouch
by Kevin Camin 6 months ago
I get it. Some clients are absolute about legal issues. Does this work 11344_licenseplatefix.mp4.zip If so, all I did was track the car and I used that to create a moving matte for a blurred version o
Is MP4 Universal?
by Kevin Camin 6 months ago
I have clients at time unable to open an MP4 file on their PCs. I thought MP4 was a cross platform file type. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Re: Is MP4 Universal?
by Kevin Camin 6 months ago
Ha, no I understand. It just sounds funny that someone from a computer company can't figure out how to get an MP4 to play. ; ) Best regards, Kevin Camin
Base ISO Question
by Kevin Camin 8 months ago
It is my understanding that base ISO is where the sensor's signal is not be amplified. I'm still having issues with noise on footage I receive from cameras where the footage was shot at a base ISO. Do
Re: Base ISO Question
by Kevin Camin 8 months ago
I don't think I'm starving the sensor of light if I'm lighting things correctly. My example is that the base ISO is 800. I decide to shoot at ISO 100. I pump enough light into the scene to get a prope
NEC Monitor Color Issue with After Effects
by Kevin Camin 8 months ago
When I work inside of After Effects on my NEC monitor, all the colors are more saturated than my ProRes renders viewed on the same monitor. If I bring the AE application to my laptop window, the side
Re: NEC Monitor Color Issue with After Effects
by Kevin Camin 8 months ago
Thanks, Walter. I think I figured out what it is: My exported videos are have a Rec.709 profile attached to them, BUT I'm working in sRGB and when I'm rendering, the Output Module is set to sRGB as we
Create a Motion Blur Trail
by Kevin Camin 10 months ago
This will be on video footage where one thing is moving in the frame; it is a toy race car. I'd like to have a motion blur trail behind it, kind of like a cross between a Tron effect and an extreme mo
Re: Create a Motion Blur Trail
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 10 months ago
Pixel Motion Blur would work as well For the trail I would roto the car an comp that on top of the original. Then You can play with several instances of it with blur applied and glow. For the Tron lik
Shooting Talent on a Turn Table to Simulate a Camera Traveling Around Him--Need that Turning Data to Rotate Scene
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
I'll try to explain this the best I can. We are going to shoot in a studio, an model on a turn table, that we are going to rotate 360 degrees in front of a green screen. This will simulate a camera ci
How to render videos for the web without a huge file size?
by Melanie Fisher 1 year ago
I've created a small animation in AE CS4 and the entire thing goes to 18 seconds long, it's two 3-second long animations looped to 9 seconds each. It took around 8 hours overnight to fully render and
Re: How to render videos for the web without a huge file size?
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hey, I'll be around tomorrow during the day. If you have Team Viewer, I can help you out. I know this stuff can be super confusing at first. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Stabilize time remapping
by David Gruwier 1 year ago
I have a dolly shot that tracks sideways over the duration of a minute or so. I'm time remapping that down to a few seconds. The problem is that the dolly movement of the dolly isn't totally smooth an
Re: Stabilize time remapping
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Can you put your clip (inside the Project Panel) into a comp then replace your clip in your timeline with this comp. Then inside that comp you can stabilize your footage. The footage in the comp will
Speed Graph Looks Weird To Me
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
I created a simple ball bounce: 2 keyframes, ball starts on the ground, springs upward then comes back down to the ground. The 2 keyframes are set when it is at the ground and I used the graph editor
Videographer/Cinematographer Role in Color Grading
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hi Group, I am helping get started a pipeline in a new, smallish studio that was doing solely photography and is now moving to motion. I am an experienced motion designer and do color grading and am I
Should Green Screen be a Vibrant Green?
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hello, I'm at a studio where we are moving into doing green screen work. I'll tell you what I know: the screen should be very evenly lit so that it's value is uniform and easy to isolate, keep the sub
Re: Should Green Screen be a Vibrant Green?
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Thanks for the tips Mark. Just to clarify, is have a saturated green background vs. a duller green background better for key Best regards, Kevin Camin
Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hi, I'm creating an animation that will be displayed over 2 4K tvs and the company setting up the hardware is able to feed an mp4 that is the full width. I'm having a hard time finding a converter tha
Re: Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Well, I couldn't find a great place to ask this question, so I thought getting the attention of video editors, people who are very likely to deal with this might be the best bet. I'm using After Effec
Advice on Mac Pro Requirements for 4K
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Hello, I'm in charge at work of ordering a Mac Pro that can handle 4k well. I will be doing video editing and After Effects on it. I'm guessing we'll want as much SSD space and RAM as we can get. Woul
Re: Advice on Mac Pro Requirements for 4K
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Thanks so much for the advice. Super helpful! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Need Job Title Ideas - Fun Fun!
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
I have a Sr. Image Retouching position at a photo studio and I am also an experience motion designer (editing, visual effects, color grading, 2D & 3D animation). We are getting more work in that is vi
Re: Need Job Title Ideas - Fun Fun!
by Dave LaRonde 2 years ago
Yeah, I'm with Kalle: "Senior Visual Designer". For precisely the same reason, too. A "Content Specialist" sounds like an assistant to the writer. "Here, the copy's been approved. Go put it on the web
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4K Resolution Confusion
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Super quick question. I'm doing my first 4K project that will be displayed on a TV. Is 3840 2160 the correct resolution They haven't purchased the TVs yet for the event but I don't need to be worried
Re: 4K Resolution Confusion
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
You're right on. I just did. Thanks, so much! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Canon 4K Raw Test Footage
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Hello community, I was wondering if someone had 10-20 seconds of Canon 4K test footage (can be anything) that they'd share for a test. I'd like to see how my systems would handle this type of robust f
GIFs and Cinemagraphs
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Hello, When I export my GIF, due to the limited color palette (256 colors), there is dithering occurring in some really key focal areas. Is there a way to tell trick PS into allocating more colors to
Trying to make a mask but it is a 'shape mask' and doesn't do anything?!?
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
I'm not a beginner. I'm a motion designer for a living so this issue is bugging me... I'm trying to make a routine mask on this Photoshop assets with the pen tool, but it creates a mask that has 'Shap
Re: Trying to make a mask but it is a 'shape mask' and doesn't do anything?!?
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
Thanks for your reply but I don't get it. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Create an adjustment layer or smart object filter without a mask
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
Is there a way to do this It gets somewhat cluttering when working on large projects and deleting them constantly gets annoying. Thanks! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Re: Create an adjustment layer or smart object filter without a mask
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
80% of my adjustment layers or smart object filters don't have a mask attached to them. I might have a folder created where I'm target an element in the photo, say it's a product shot of a smart phone
Embed a File into Multiple Files at Once?
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
Hi, I'd like to embed a .PSD file into multiple .PSD files in one 'm opstroke inside PS CC. Is there a way to do this I'm working on a set of products that get the same screen and the screen is a sepa
Re: Embed a File into Multiple Files at Once?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
You'd likely have to use some type of script to automate the process - place a linked file into a folder full of psd files or something like it. May be able to automate the process with a recorded act
Save For Web: Preview Parameter (Display is the Default)
by Kevin Camin 3 years ago
Hello, I'm done some online research, including Adobe's online help manual but I can't seem to discern a clear answer. In the 'Save For Web' dialogue box, there is a parameter called 'Preview' with a
DVD burning question
by Kevin Camin 4 years ago
I'm burning 1080i footage to DVDs with Encore. When it transcodes it down to 720x540 or whatever, will it screw up the fields and create a weird looking picture . I ask because, if I need to resize in
Re: DVD burning question
by Daniel Ludwig 4 years ago
NO - important is to use same field-order as the source-material. danny
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Baking Dynamic Based Animation
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
I hope I used that term correctly, "baked". What I want to do is covert 10 clones that have rigid body dynamics applied to keyframed animation. The reason is that I want to adjust the position of some
Re: Baking Dynamic Based Animation
by Adam Trachtenberg 5 years ago
That's a good way to do it. An easier way if you have R14 is to export as an Alembic file which will bake virtually anything, including particles and animated generators.
Want Cloned Objects To Spin On Their Own Axes
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
I have a real simple set up: A polygonal object inside a Cloner. The Cloner is Iterating serveral copies. I have a Random Effector applied that is changing just the position of the clones. This Effect
Re: Want Cloned Objects To Spin On Their Own Axes
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Nevermind I figured it out. Thanks! Don't have a clue why it's working now, but a new Effector is doing the trick. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Create a feathered edge on a plane
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
I have a large plane that I applied a patterened metal to. I would like the edges of the plane to feather off into a transparency. It would be like in After Effects, if I had created a feathered mask
Re: Create a feathered edge on a plane
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Thanks so much, Brian! I'll check out your files. Too kind! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Prepping photos for FCP
by Gayle Kirschenbaum 5 years ago
I am wondering what is the best way to shoot and or scan archival photographs to incorporate into an edit. We are working in FCP 7. 1. If scanning, at what DPI and any other special settings 2. If sho
Re: Prepping photos for FCP
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
I would scan them. I don't see any advantage in photographing them, unless they are ultra glossy and the scanner is reflecting its own light back and causing blown out reflections. Or if you don't hav
Make 720x576 look correct
by Kevin Brower 5 years ago
I need to export footage to 720x576 to play video on a digital picture frame. When I convert my original 1080 footage to 720x576 it gets squashed, and everything looks tall and skinny. I use fcpx and
Re: Make 720x576 look correct
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
That's interesting. Sorry I unfortunately don't do much PAL work. Does the 720x576 SD normally come with the pixel square It would seem odd to me that a video picture frame made today would want a non
Client Wants Multiple Frames of people saying lines in sync.
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
I assume that some of you have been requested to do this before so I'd appreciate any advice. A client has employees all over the globe and wants them to do a Skype, or I suppose it can just be a capt
Re: Client Wants Multiple Frames of people saying lines in sync.
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
And I would build this in Motion or AE rather than FCP7
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Add Ambient Occlusion to just 2 object in scene?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I have a situation where I just want the Ambient Occlusion applied to a point where two objects touch in a scene. Is there a way to do this with a tag I'm trying to avoid doing a separate render pass
Re: Add Ambient Occlusion to just 2 object in scene?
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Forgot to say thank you back in April. My apologies. Your advise did the trick. Thank you. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Making Cloner Objects Come Together into a Shape
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Hello, I have a cloner object creating grains of rice and want it to come together as a rice ball. I am able to make the clones come together on a spline with a Spline Effector, but it's too flat, and
Re: Making Cloner Objects Come Together into a Shape
by Richard Dunstan 5 years ago
Hi Kevin, If you just set your cloner to "Object" and then reference a sphere that should do the trick, make sure you set it to "volume" if you want the sphere filled, then use whatever effectors you
Creating Text with Rounded Edges
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
What would be the best way to achieve text with all it's edges being slightly rounded I'm trying to make text that looks like it's made out of compacted sand (like a sand castle). I'd like to figure o
Re: Creating Text with Rounded Edges
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Thanks so much! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Question for Photoshop wizzards with some After Effects knowledge!
by Marten Kopp 5 years ago
Does Photoshop have an effect or adjustment that does the same as Motion Tile in After Effects Or something like edge duplication
Re: Question for Photoshop wizzards with some After Effects knowledge!
by Kevin Camin 5 years ago
Ok, understood. I don't know what you want to use that effect for, but you could save your object as a texture and then use the texture fill command to fill a canvas with repetitions of your object. W
Want to do a random frame hold
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
How can I do a random frame hold on a precomp My end goal is to create a precomp with many still photos one frame each, distributed evenly in time. Then have the expression choose one frame randomly t
Re: Want to do a random frame hold
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Worked like a charm. Thanks so much, Dan! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Creating a field of postcard images
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I am trying to figure out how to make a field of 100 flat, postcard images for a camera to fly through. I'm considering a cloner object with 100 individual null children, each containing: a plane, ext
Re: Creating a field of postcard images
by John Macenroy 6 years ago
Hi Kevin, if I was to do it I would first try to use the MoGraph Multi-Shader in Combination with a Random Effector on a Cloner object to achieve your goal. First make a Cloner object to create your P
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External Recording on DSLR-myth or reality?
by Mike Thomas 6 years ago
For I don't know how long now I've been reading rumors of recording uncompressed clean video from a dslr. Seems like every time a new model comes out that's the big talk. "This camera promises a clean
Re: External Recording on DSLR-myth or reality?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Why don't you just shoot with a RED Best regards, Kevin Camin
Snapping an Object to Position data of Clones
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I've created a simple Cloner Object set-up. Now I want to be able to attach a cube to the position of one of the clones. I'm stuck. So far I've added an Xpresso Tag to the Cloner Object. Opened up Xpr
Re: Snapping an Object to Position data of Clones
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
drag the cloner in to the xpresso window and open the Object port on it and link it to the input Object port on the data node (the data needs to know which cloner it's supposed to be listening to)
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3 Random Quick Questions
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
1. When I make a Mograph Text object I can't move the axis handles to a different position. Is that just the nature of this Mograph object 2. When I 'group' an object and make it a child of a null, it
Re: 3 Random Quick Questions
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
1. that's the nature of any generated object (the primitive shapes are that too) - you have to make them editable to be able to move the axis - or put it in a Null and move it so the null is where you
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Is there something like optical flares but free?
by Robert Carroll 6 years ago
Hi, I got After Effects a few days ago (finally) I used Sony Vegas pro for the longest time and I saw all these after effects videos and I was like, That's looks awesome. I'm pretty happy with it so f
Re: Is there something like optical flares but free?
by Andrew Somers 6 years ago
You can do *nearly everything* that the 3rd party plug ins do, right in After Effects, using the built in plug ins. The 3rd party plug ins just "make workflows faster more efficient". Personally, I li
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Why are camcorders with DSLR sensors not available?
by Benjamin GS 6 years ago
I am currently educating myself whether I want to buy a camcorder (like the Canon Vixia HF S30) or a DSLR (like the Canon T3i). There are of course several differences. However, from what I learned, t
Re: Why are camcorders with DSLR sensors not available?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Camcorders and DSLRs are different rivers that have crossed just of late. Their technologies and ways of operating are very different. That's my guess. I believe you can't just stick a DSLR sensor int
file size problem
by Marnix Boonen 6 years ago
For my internship I have several animations in After Effects 10 animation's. The rendering settings are H264 - 25 fps - 3317 by 768 pixels - each animation lasts one minute. Unfortunately, the animati
Re: file size problem
by Kevin Reiner 6 years ago
Always listen to people named Kevin. Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 32GB Memory Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card Dell Display (23" flat panel) ATI Radeon HD 5770 AJA Kona LSi SD HD
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Check out my newest cinematography demo reel!
by jason ryan 6 years ago
Hey folks, check out my newest long form cinematography demo reel at http: www.psychicflyingmonkey.com Films demo-reels jason-ryan-DP-demo-reel.htm Two of the featured pieces were shot on my Canon 7D
Re: Check out my newest cinematography demo reel!
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I think your work looks nice. You are talented. I would make a few changes to strengthen your reel: Make it 1.5 minutes tops. It's waaaaaaaay too long. You have a lot of really awesome shots that show
Creating a scratchy texture troubles
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Hi. I'm creating some scratches on my material in the bump channel by stretching out some noise. It looks great. The problem is that it seems to change every frame and ends up looking like static. Als
Re: Creating a scratchy texture troubles
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
Sounds like you have animation turned on in the noise properties. As far as it not rotating, you probably need to change the projection in the noise shader or texture tag. It must be set to frontal or
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Cinematography and Color Grading
by Bradley Stearn 6 years ago
What do people think of my cinematography in this video And also what do people think about the Magic Bullet Mojo color grading Do you think it looks like a Hollywood film Thank you Red Spectrum pictu
Re: Cinematography and Color Grading
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I don't know what to say about the cinematography. You shot a lot of b-roll type footage on an overcast day; to me it's not particularly engaging out of context. It would be nice to see how it fits in
Anyone have a good book recommendation on lighting and on cinematography?
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I'm looking to do some reading to get better at: 1 - lighting for interviews and documentary film 2 - good tricks for shooting and basic cinematography ideas If anyone has a good title or two to recom
Re: Anyone have a good book recommendation on lighting and on cinematography?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Just for the basic understanding of how light works,"Light, Science and Magic". Best regards, Kevin Camin
Judging exposure 7D
by Robin Probyn 6 years ago
Is it ok to judge exposure... in constant light situation pretty much just off the screen.. Thanks
Re: Judging exposure 7D
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
Hi Phil, I think you are referring to an 18% gray card, or more accurately a 12% gray card (12% will give you a photographic middle gray). The problem is that it doesn't address the dynamic range of t
Faux Silent Movie on 7D shooting advice?
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
I have a project that needs a silent movie era Keystone Kops look to it. I know there are a lot of effects you can do in post, but I figured to get the best out of it, I need to shoot in a way that pu
Re: Faux Silent Movie on 7D shooting advice?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I agree with Peter that you should shoot cleanly and do everything is post. It will take a lot of work in post to make it convincing. One thought is that you might want to rent a Bolex film camera and
Calibrating iMac with X-rite i1 Display 2 colorimeter
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I'm placing this question here because undoubtedly some working PS professionals will have dealt extensively with monitor calibration for the web. I am trying to properly calibrate my iMac i7 for web
$$$Can someone do a 3ds Max conversion for me?
by Kevin Camin 6 years ago
I am working from Cinema 4D and have my eye on a stock model that is unfortunately (for me) in .max format. It's a fairly simple model. Would someone be willing to do a conversion for me for $30 I cou
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