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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
340 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Friends:

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Imported XML From Premiere and Clips are More Contrasty
by Kevin Camin 2 weeks ago
I just imported my XML into DaVinci from Premiere and all my clips are noticeably more contrasty than they were inside of Premiere. As a test I rendered out the Premiere timeline and imported that int
Re: Imported XML From Premiere and Clips are More Contrasty
by Kevin Camin 1 week ago
This is probably what you are talking about. I had to go into Clip Attributes for all the clips and change the Data Levels to 'Full'. Kind of a gotcha for a newb since you can't really tell Premiere o
How to Get the LOTR or Harry Potty Look?
by Kevin Camin 2 months ago
Need someone above my abilities to share some insights. What are the components to that desaturated, bluish look to those films Thanks for reading. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Re: How to Get the LOTR or Harry Potty Look?
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
can you post a sample which movie, which scene there's like 90 potter films and each had a different look. there's a lot of LOTR how it was graded on youtube. i don't think any did any complicated cro
Lapses in audio when mp4 is brought into AE
by Hilary Tsai 3 months ago
This is an issue I've experienced only recently, with AE 17.2. Sometimes, when I import an mp4 that was exported in something other than AE (such as Finalcut), the audio will be missing at certain seg
Re: Lapses in audio when mp4 is brought into AE
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
As a work around, maybe export the audio from Media Encoder or transcode your entire MP4 into ProRes4444 or ProRes(HQ) for now Best regards, Kevin Camin
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I want to rotobrush the hand but the because of the motion blur it disappearing
by Nitai Lev-Oren 3 months ago
I want to rotobrush the hand to put something beneath it but the because of the motion blur it disappearing what can I do to solve it
Re: I want to rotobrush the hand but the because of the motion blur it disappearing
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
You can duplicate your video layer and selectively mask in the finger with some blur on the mask. It's not uncommon to have to clean up the roto like this, especially when there are blur issues. In th
How to scale one word at a time for emphasis
by Steven Jenner 3 months ago
Hey all, I'm new to this community and I appreciate any help someone could offer! I am trying to do a simple animation where I have a line of text and I want to scale up each word one at a time and th
Re: How to scale one word at a time for emphasis
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
You can do it with expressions so that a scaled word would create a change in the space between the words and maintain their relationship. If this is a one-off, you might just want to manually do it,
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Reveal a black line drawing?
by matt chapman 3 months ago
Does anyone have any elegant ways of revealing black line drawings I have a few that I have done and want to animate them on. I know I can't re-draw them at once, but even if they feel like they are "
Re: Reveal a black line drawing?
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
There are watercolor or ink stock footage that could work well as a luma matte. Best regards, Kevin Camin
How do I do this? Can you assist?
by Bill Triplett 3 months ago
I am trying to do a video where the video goes from the orig image to the transformed image. No matter how I adjust orientation, x or y axis or anything else, it just does not look the same. Almost lo
Re: How do I do this? Can you assist?
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
Yeah, the image video attachment process here is super old. If anyone is listening, can you make a visual arts forum able to natively handle attachment please Best regards, Kevin Camin
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Duplicating Comps
by Mark Wilde 3 months ago
Hi I've got a single comp, made up of several layers of artwork imported from Illustrator. I've then duplicated the comp three times, but when I try to swap one of the layers in each comp for a new Il
Re: Duplicating Comps
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
One thing you can do if as a preemptive measure is create a bunch of blank layers in your Illustrator file so if you do need to add artwork in the future you can so easily. I'm not sure if the positio
Best Books/Videos for Theory
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for recommendations for editing theory references. I'm looking to deepen my knowledge of the art craft. I'm versed in Walter Murch's book, as well as the ideas behind Russian montag
Re: Best Books/Videos for Theory
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
Awesome. Thanks for the recommendation, Mike! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Confused about Fast Draft
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
I understand in Ray Traced 3D mode, Fast Draft will drop down the quality of things, but what does it do in the Classic render mode I'm just looking to understanding it deeply and I can't find much ex
Crunchy Graphics--I don't get it!?!
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
I updated to the 2nd to last version of Premiere and my project now has issues with some lower thirds I created in After Effects. They have jagged edges and have weird colored pixels around the alpha
Re: Crunchy Graphics--I don't get it!?!
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
Same Story. See how it looks fine in the source window but when it hits the playback window it gets screwed up. You'll need to click on the image to enlarge it to see the jagged edges and colored pixe
Baselight and Alpha Channels
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
Preface: I don't know anything about Baselight. I was on the editing VFX side of things and was working with some log footage of green screen talent and a photo plate for the background. I pulled a ke
Can't Get to Full White
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
Hi, I've got this normal log shot that's a touch underexposed, but when doing a grade on it, it hits a ceiling of 60, so it maxes out at a 60%. I can't figure out why it's acting like this. Best regar
One-Person-Band Job Survey
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
For the "One-Person-Bands" out there (people who work by themselves or with one other person and handle the entire project from start to finish), I put together a short job survey. I thought it would
One-Person-Band Job Survey
by Kevin Camin 3 months ago
For the "One-Person-Bands" out there (people who work by themselves or with one other person and handle the entire project from start to finish), I put together a short job survey. I thought it would
Favorite Plug-ins for Efficiency
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Best plug-ins for efficiency Not looking for plug-ins to do cool effects but to save time for routine tasks. Thanks! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Re: Favorite Plug-ins for Efficiency
by Cassius Marques 4 months ago
Motion v2 from mt. mograph does a bunch of those things and more. It changes anchor (with keyframes, granted its only for sides corners (90% usage)). It handles copying multiple keyframes, it cleans p
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Kevin Camin liked this 4 months ago
Motion Control Rig for Smaller Cameras
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Does anyone have a good recommendation on a rig for a smaller camera like a Sony AR3 with a telephoto lens I saw some things on FB a while back with smaller rigs for smaller cameras but it has since v
Re: Motion Control Rig for Smaller Cameras
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Awesome--thank you both! I'll check out their websites! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Camera Raw Toggle On/Off All Adjustments
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
I swore there used to be a hot key to toggle everything on and off. I don't care about split screen views. Just like the sudden abrupt jump between all the adjustments and the original state. Anyone k
Re: Camera Raw Toggle On/Off All Adjustments
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Awesome--thank you! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Motion Design Demo Reel
by Isaac David Quesada 6 months ago
Hi Fellow Cows I am sharing my updated demo reel as a motion designer. All comments are not only welcome but highly encouraged and appreciated. I hope we can build some projects together in the future
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Todd Soaper liked this 4 months ago
Re: Motion Design Demo Reel
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
No problem. Just a perspective but happy to share it. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Latest reel
by Chris Gomersall 5 months ago
https: www.behance.net gallery 75997615 2018-2018-Reel Worked the healthcare segment last 2 years. & years in powersports prior. 14 years of freelance prior to that. Full samples here: be.net chrisgom
Re: Latest reel
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
I think you had solid stuff for the market you are catering to. I have more of a content maker question. I see that you do a lot of the stuff yourself or all of it. I'm not a client, I'm on your side,
How to get lines glow like this
by Luis Garcia 4 months ago
I would like to do lines like this https: www.shutterstock.com es image-illustration abstract-blue-glowing-circuit-board-background-1210951114 thanks
Re: How to get lines glow like this
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
For the middle glowing rectangle, you can do an inner glow if it's a separate layer or just draw the inner glow. Then you can create the outer flow by duplicating the rectangle and coloring it lighter
How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 9 months ago
Here is my latest one. I was told not to mix genres was too much, so I chose my thriller looking genre projects. Let me know how it looks. Thanks! https: www.youtube.com watch v=dAp1qZrTCbQ
Re: How does my demo reel look?
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
If you have the money go for it. I haven't hired crew in a while but I imagine an experienced DP is going to easily charge over 1K a day and then you need to either rent a camera package from them or
How in the heck to I get my 60 fps "motion capture" face and linked dog to play nice in a 24 fps project?
by Leigh Richert 4 months ago
I have a 60 fps motion capture face model (that was created in a Cinema 4d plugin called CVAR ) whose pose morphs drive the talking animation of our favorite doggy model. They are connected by Xpressi
Re: How in the heck to I get my 60 fps "motion capture" face and linked dog to play nice in a 24 fps project?
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
I'm not tracking super well, but can you render out both layers, or create proxies and then import them into a 24fps timeline Best regards, Kevin Camin
Cyborg Sound Effect
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Hi! I have a futuristic shot where I need a few ideas on how to source stock or folly some sfx. I have a cyborg that crumples into a defeated posture and am looking for ideas on how to get a mechanica
Re: Cyborg Sound Effect
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Thanks for answering this! Sorry I thought this forum was 'Sound Design'. @_@ Best regards, Kevin Camin
Cyborg Sound Effect
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Hi! I have a futuristic shot where I need a few ideas on how to source stock or folly some sfx. I have a cyborg that crumples into a defeated posture and am looking for ideas on how to get a mechanica
Re: Cyborg Sound Effect
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Haha. Nevermind. I can't read. It's 'studio design'. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Thoughts on our reel
by Tom Clare 8 months ago
We put together a new reel as a small (4 person) production company. We tried to get a bit creative with it, including some 'storytelling' VFX elements. Please let me know what you think, all feedback
Re: Thoughts on our reel
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
This is beautiful! You're small team should be proud of the work. The sound design is great, and the interplay between slow and faster action parts is a great texturing to the piece. My 2 cents: I'm c
AE title scroll is jiggering on Resolve
by Karen Sztajnberg 4 months ago
So My title scroll is coming from AE as a mov file( rate 23.97) and for some reason it still feels like it's flickering a bit as it moves up screen. Any ideas on what I could do besides trying differe
Re: AE title scroll is jiggering on Resolve
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Like Michael said, things flicker, especially at lower frame rates like 23.98, if the scroll is moving too fast. This applies to text, graphics, and live action elements. With live action, usually an
Color Grading Workflow
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Would you say this is the correct order of operations 1-3 are global changes. Basic workflow: 1. Correct exposure 2. Fix white balance 3. Adjust Saturation 4. Secondary Corrections: targeted adjustmen
Re: Color Grading Workflow
by Kevin Camin 4 months ago
Thank you for this in-depth workflow. Can you expand on (or point to a resource) if you have time for 6a and 9 Best regards, Kevin Camin
Spline Dynamics Issue--Want to Walk My Dog!
by Kevin Camin 5 months ago
I have a dog leash that I'm trying to create with spline dynamics. The issues are in order of frustration: 1. The spline just stretched forever. What I'm trying to create is a cord that has just a lit
Re: Spline Dynamics Issue--Want to Walk My Dog!
by Brian Jones 5 months ago
In the Spline Dynamics tag on the rope spline Properties: Stiffness 100%, Rubber 5% Advanced: Steps 9, Iterations 16 values just a guess at what you want, collisions need the steps and iterations high
Dumb Question
by Kevin Camin 6 months ago
Does a sequence have an assigned video codec to it In the sequence setting I don't see anything. When I worked in Final Cut 7, I felt like it had a codec, so if you were to add footage that matched th
Re: Dumb Question
by Kevin Camin 5 months ago
Thanks for the info! Helped me understand. : ) Best regards, Kevin Camin
Hardware Recommendations
by Kevin Camin 6 months ago
Hello, I'm sorry this is a newb question, and the reason for asking rather than Googling is that new monitor and hardware are coming out all the time and I want to get the most current answer possible
LUTs LUTs LUTs!!!
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hi Everyone, I have a few color grading questions surrounding LUTs. Preface: I fully understand what they are. And in full disclosure, I work in a small internal team where I am the post-production su
Re: LUTs LUTs LUTs!!!
by Marc Wielage 11 months ago
I saw no answer to your question, so I'll pitch in. A "temp LUT" is fine to get through the edit if it helps the creative team see a meaningful picture. And that includes on the set as well. It's up t
4K Client Monitor
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Hello, I have a decent Mac Pro and have 2 computer monitors hooked up to it currently. I would like to add a 4K TV as a client viewing monitor while working. I don't know much about Da Vinci, just get
Re: 4K Client Monitor
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Thanks for the response. So for people who are using the program on a normal computer monitor are not getting accurate results You absolutely need to run it through one of their video cards and onto a
Simple Array Question
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
I'm wiggling both properties uniformly below in the two sets of code. My question is why does the second one work The second value in that array has a 0 designed to it, which I thought was reserved fo
Re: Simple Array Question
by Kevin Camin 1 year ago
Ahhh. Thanks much! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Light Fall Off
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Hello, I have a question regarding the inverse square law in regards to different types of light. I understand how light quadruples when the distance is halved and how light quarters when the distance
Re: Light Fall Off
by Kevin Camin 2 years ago
Thanks, Rick. I believe you but I will do a test in the coming days just for sh*ts and giggles. Thanks for taking the time to respond. You're work looks great BTW. Best regards, Kevin Camin
Color Workflow in Visual Effects/Invisible Effects heavy pieces
by Kevin Camin 2 years 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
Base ISO Question
by Kevin Camin 2 years 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 2 years 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
Shooting Talent on a Turn Table to Simulate a Camera Traveling Around Him--Need that Turning Data to Rotate Scene
by Kevin Camin 3 years 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
Videographer/Cinematographer Role in Color Grading
by Kevin Camin 3 years 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
Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Kevin Camin 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 years ago
Thanks so much for the advice. Super helpful! Best regards, Kevin Camin
Need Job Title Ideas - Fun Fun!
by Kevin Camin 3 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 Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
How about "Senior Visual Designer" ("Digital Content" sounds more like text.)
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4K Resolution Confusion
by Kevin Camin 3 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 3 years ago
You're right on. I just did. Thanks, so much! Best regards, Kevin Camin
GIFs and Cinemagraphs
by Kevin Camin 4 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
Create an adjustment layer or smart object filter without a mask
by Kevin Camin 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
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