A physicist who also studied journalism, but started a webdesign company after uni - only to find out that he would much rather like to work with moving pictures, taught himself animation but finally realized that he would be happiest as a writer/edi... [more]
A physicist who also studied journalism, but started a webdesign company after uni - only to find out that he would much rather like to work with moving pictures, taught himself animation but finally realized that he would be happiest as a writer/editor (with occasional animation or motion graphics in between). :)
July 23rd 2004
Editing Workflow by akinonyx 12 years ago This is my first post, and I hope it's in the right category. I have a question about my editing workflow. I use an NLE to edit all my tracks, then the parts that I want to bring into After Effects, I
Re: Editing Workflow by Marc Hermann 12 years ago Do you have to use uncompressed video Why not use lossless compression like PNG (if you are working with Quicktime) or almost lossless compression like Photo-JPEG at 100% quality (absolutely unnoticab
Favorite 2D Graphics Sites? by Noah Kadner 13 years ago I need a little creative inspiration. Anyone have a good site with lots of galleries to show what people are doing in 2d and 3d Motion Graphics these days Noah
Sci-Fi Effect by Anna Panetta 13 years ago Hi There, Does anyone know how to produce a Sci-Fi effect - basically I want it to look like your travelling through time. Starting from 2005, then 2004, and passing each year backward until 1984. It'
Re: Sci-Fi Effect by Marc Hermann 13 years ago What exactly do you want to be on screen A colourful time-tunnel For this you could use Motion's particles. Check out the library of emitters and tweak from there. Marc -- www.marc-hermann.de
Complicated Pleasantville Effect by John Steventon 13 years ago Hi there. Having shot everything with a nice warm red feel as there's lots of red apples in the shot, the director has just had an apiphany. Yup - let's make everything black and white apart from the
Re: Complicated Pleasantville Effect by Marc Hermann 13 years ago I'd agree with Oliver that you should use your compositing software's tracking feature on a per shot basis. Personally I'd do this with Eyeon's Fusion, but I guess it's the same in other programs: ass
"Find Bin" Function? by John Steventon 13 years ago HI there, Me again. So - I match frame to get the source into Viewer - but I want to find what bin it came from (i've currently got 10 'master' bins, all with about 10-15 more inside them. GV's are sc
Editing Reel (... I hope) by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Hello, everyone, having finished my first general demo reel a while ago, I decided to compile another reel: four longer extracts, two minutes total. Please have a look and tell me whether you think it
Additional info by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Forgot to add: The last piece is from a trailer that I edited; I did not edit the film itself. Oh, and it's in German, but even if you don't understand it the mood should hopefully still come across.
review my first demo reel by Trevor Ward 14 years ago Now it's my turn. Please review my demo reel and let me know how it can be better. Basically I'm a one-man shop and I do freelance work as well. Rip me apart. please. www.redeyevideoproductions.com vi
Re: review my first demo reel by Marc Hermann 14 years ago I, too, thought it was too long and I was never quite sure what you wanted to sell. If you're a one man shop trying to sell complete products (like the four types you list at the beginning) maybe you
First demo (animation, editing) by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Hello, everyone, please have a look at the intro to my demo reel DVD (1 min, mpeg-1, 10mb) and let me know what you think of it. As I am still relatively new in the field of editing motion graphics I
Re: First demo (animation, editing) by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Thanks. I directed animated everything on the reel myself except for that one cartoonish character animation. I was assistant creative producer and sound editor on that one. If you like the foosball b
Editor/Videographer Commercial REEL by Jim Hyde 14 years ago I work for an ad agency and am looking for greener pastures so I cut together this reel last night. I could will do more to it when I have the time. I do everything from camera work, to editing and gr
Re: Editor/Videographer Commercial REEL by Marc Hermann 14 years ago I liked your work, but the rather hectic presentation and the music really got on my nerves. Still, it left me wanting to see more, mostly because of "This is your tomorrow" and "Aspen Ridge Entertain
Behringer Control Surface by jeff gural 14 years ago Hello, I've just purchased the Behringer bcr2000 control surface and cannot get it to work. Anyone have any suggestions I plugged it into the USB and Final Cut sees that it's there. I open the mixer..
Re: Behringer Control Surface by Marc Hermann 14 years ago I was hoping that I had overlooked something. Mmmh, might consider getting a BCF as well. The BCR rocks with Reason and Motion, though :) Anyway, I found out that I can at least control the levels of
Can Motion do effects masks? by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Hello, everyone, I usually do all my post work in the node-based Digital Fusion where I can restrict the area affected by a certain effect (e.g. blur) by simply adding an effects mask to the node. Thi
Re: Can Motion do effects masks? by Marc Hermann 14 years ago Thanks for your help. I already thought of this work-around. But the beauty of Fusions effect masks is that feathering affects the strength of the effect, eg. going smoothly from unblurred to blurred.