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Marcus Frakes

Member Since:
December 29th 2005
27 Posts
morph shot needed in arty short film
by Joost Zoetebier 10 years ago
A while ago I shot an arty short about film making and how the advent of the digital age is changing this process. It features an actress doing a two minute monologue standing in front of a green scre
Re: morph shot needed in arty short film
by Marcus Frakes 10 years ago
this movie still rocks! www.FreakStudios.com http: www.imdb.com name nm2788250
Stain removal
by Arnaud Paris 10 years ago
We have about 10mn of footage with bad stains on the filter to remove. Here is a link to a few shots as ProResHQ so that you get an idea of the job (350Mo). http: www.sysmicfilms.com stain_removal sta
Re: Stain removal
by Marcus Frakes 10 years ago
Did you find a compositor to work on this Best regards, Marcus www.FreakStudios.com http: www.imdb.com name nm2788250
HDV render in PAL not displaying
by Marcus Frakes 11 years ago
I shot a short film in HDV (720P) and edited in this same format. When the time came to render, I chose PAL DV to ultimately import into DVD Architect. I also selected the PAL format for the DVDA proj
Re: HDV render in PAL not displaying
by Marcus Frakes 11 years ago
Perfect...thank you!!
Cineform HD Renders too Dark
by Marcus Frakes 11 years ago
I noticed whenever I render an AVI using Cineform, the overall look is darker and the contrast is boosted. Is this a problem others have noticed I edit the Captured m2t files from a JVC camera at 720p
Best method of presenting demo/footage for client?
by matt sherman 12 years ago
We've been discussing lately what the best way is to present our demo to clients in our offices. Most projects are DV compressed to mpeg2 and put on DVD. Some is HDV footage but always brought down to
Re: Best method of presenting demo/footage for client?
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
Perhaps some of your DV footage could be "framed" also to keep it in a smaller-but-tighter-looking resolution (it's good for footage you no longer have the original or cannot re-render). Display that
Highlighting text only changes color
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
Hello admins, WoW the webpage layout looks great! But when I drag the cursor over some text to copy it, the letters only change color...I think to blue...instead of blacking out the background like *n
Re: Highlighting text only changes color
by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago
I just tried highlighting text in a few browsers and it's quite easy to see what is highlighted, even with my 56 year old eyes and the ever-thickening glasses I must wear. ;o) Sorry but we won't be g
copyright (again)
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi; I have client who wishes to use footage from public domain films as part of his sales motivation (internal but wide distribution) package. Now you would think that the phrase "public domain" would
TITLES protected by Trademarks or Copyrights?
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
I did a search under the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and it mainly came up with a Logo's Font, form, artwork, design, etc. as the protected item. http: tess2.uspto.gov bin gate.exe f=tes
How hard is it to ink a deal for a series?
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
I'm not expecting details answers here. Just a few ideas tips But given that you have a well made, compelling, pilot with decent options for many future episodes, how difficult is it to be marketed to
Re: How hard is it to ink a deal for a series?
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
"My suggestion is to get those episodes in the can to prime yourself better for nibbles but do it on sponsorship dollars. Networks sell sponsorships and when something comes down the pipe already well
Shooter only pricing dispute
by Charles Lorch 12 years ago
I'm looking for some comments and opinions about pricing for a shoot I recently did for a friend. I normally don't go out the door without my gear anymore but made an exception for a friend I use to w
Re: Shooter only pricing dispute
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
My question is IF everything went well, you had perfect weather, and you shot only FULL shooting days, then presented him with a FULL CHARGE invoice - would he still argue about the price That says a
Protection for a Title / Concept
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
What are the industry norms for protecting a televison series In other words what keeps people from creating a new series about busting out of Alcatraz in the 1950's and also calling it "Prison Break"
Re: Protection for a Title / Concept
by grinner hester 12 years ago
you copyright the concept. This just means they'll tweek just a bit when they hork it. lol Trademark the name and logo. Much more expensive than a copyright but it keeps em from creativly taking your
demo reel delivery format
by Gene Torres 12 years ago
How do most of you send your demo reels out I have a DVD ready to go, but I am wondering if an interactive Flash CD would work better. The demo reel would be saved as a Flash file and I could also put
Re: demo reel delivery format
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
I don't think it's an either or situation. Both have their advantages, but the DVD format can be played just about anywhere. Maybe your solution is send out DVDs by mail and post a Flash version for t
1st 40 Seconds of Demo
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
I've posted the first 40 Seconds of a reel-in-progress. The final length will be about 2 1 2 minutes. Our VFX studio works closely with an established makeup effects house (creatures masks sets miniat
No Fusion Forum??
by Marcus Frakes 12 years ago
I was hoping to find a forum here for Fusion 5...a GREAT Node-based Compositor with many film awards and industry recognition. I'm surprised there's not a forum going -or- can you point me towards one
Re: No Fusion Forum??
by Ronald Lindeboom 12 years ago
We would add a Fusion forum if we ever had someone volunteer to host one but alas, no one has ever volunteered. The only Fusion community we know of is at pigsfly.com Best, Ron Lindeboom
Vegas 7 will not work under Win 64
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
Most all the audio plugins (dll's) would not load during install and it doesn't open, just an error message saying Click OK to terminate.
2K film output
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
Can Vegas work with proxies, then render to a 2K Film output Where is this on the menu choices
Re: 2K film output
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
The "force relink" steps...is it a simple renaming of files under Explorer, then browsing to the original source under Vegas Q's: What frame rate will you be working in :: 25FPS How will you be monito
Has Vegas ever done a FEATURE Film??
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
Has Vegas ever been used to complete a feature length 35mm film FCP has done several...ever heard of a Vegas job yet
Does Vegas have the options to do a FEATURE Film??
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
The question was asked because we are doing visual effects for a movie. My colleague screams that Vegas can't be a real contender because it's never done a feature in all the time it's been out. I'm n
Star Wars - how to do this? (princess Leia projection)
by johnny Shanton 13 years ago
Hi All; I'm pretty certain i had seen how to do this on here but can't seem to find it when doing the search. I'm trying to figure out how to duplicate the projection of Princess Leia by R2D2 when she
Re: Star Wars - how to do this? (princess Leia projection)
by Marcus Frakes 13 years ago
You could add a "Glow" to the image as well...looks more projected from a light source...
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