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Mark Suszko

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30 years writing, directing, shooting, editing corporate video, government video, commercials, PSA's, DVD's music videos, forensics and the occasional wedding.

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Joker
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
The thing I looked forward to most from this movie was the ironic place-changing of Robert Dinero as the talk show host, where he was the aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin pestering Jerry Lewis in "The Kin
Re: Joker
by Mark Suszko 2 days ago
Oh, I don't know about that. Not a spoiler; he's seen being chased around Arkham by an orderly at the end. You don't know if he successfully escapes or not. Doesn't actually matter; the clock has been
Importing 3840x2880 footage
by Dan Browne 1 week ago
Hi all, Looking for help on an issue I don't understand. My workflow is to sequence JPGs in After Effects at 24fps, export to Quicktime ProRes files, then edit in FCPX. Lately, I've been exporting the
Re: Importing 3840x2880 footage
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
Jeremy is dead-on right: FCPX is assuming you want that footage to fill the frame it expects, so when you scale on top of the scaling it's already done, your artifacting results. I've had this happen
El Camino - the next chapter in Breaking Bad
by Nick Griffin 5 days ago
If, like me and the majority of my friends, you got hooked on Breaking Bad...WOW!!! If you liked BB then THIS the movie to see now on Netflix or in a theatre. It's the story of Jessee Pinkman after hi
Re: El Camino - the next chapter in Breaking Bad
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
I'd have to add a plug here for "Better call Saul". I think Vince took everything he learned from BB and put that into making Saul, if anything, a better trip than Walter White's.
Questions on licensing very old photos for a video
by Neil Orman 1 week ago
I'd be grateful for any advice on this topic. In particular there are some photos from the 1940s and 1950s, a few taken by Life Magazine and another by a freelance photographer who has probably long p
Re: Questions on licensing very old photos for a video
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
Nice video; I liked the framing device of the moveable map underneath. It's clean and simple. I didn't care for the beginning section of the music, only because the instrumentation in it didn't seem a
Drone rates
by Daniel Waldron 4 days ago
Hi all, I mainly participate in the After Effects and Premiere forums, but like to lurk around here and glean advice whenever I can. My reason for posting is that I am branching out and starting to of
Re: Drone rates
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
You might want to also ask this in the COW's Drone forum. My first impression when reading your question is: "what's different about a shooter pitching his or her skills for a job, just because the ca
Glowing eyes with tracking
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
I want to motion track my face in a medium closeup and replace the eyes with scary eyes for a halloween video. Want the replacement to look "realistic", not just pasted on. How would you go about it
How to See Moire (Moiré) While Shooting?
by Rob Youngberg 2 weeks ago
Hi, I have two questions on dealing moire during a shoot (not in post). Our in-house corporate studio recently upgraded from the Panasonic AF100 to the Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K. We love it but we get a lot
Re: How to See Moire (Moiré) While Shooting?
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
Well, he did sell those suits, you know... Still, you'd think he'd notice it himself, watching playbacks of his show. Back in prehistoric times in Chicago TV, there was a certain sportscaster notoriou
Puppet Tool - finally!!
by Tangier Clarke 2 weeks ago
Puppet Tool!!!! Yes! I am torn. I am happy it's available, but I can't help but wonder if anyone at MotionVFX has inside info and knows Apple will not be implementing this in the next version of Motio
Re: Puppet Tool - finally!!
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
Fifty bucks is a "sweet spot" for me regarding things like templates and plug-ins. That's low enough that you just roll it into the cost of one job that needs it, a client's not likely to complain, if
Favorite way to make a glowing eyes effect?
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
Halloween video projects season is here... I want to do some funky eye color and iris changes, maybe some glows, but make them look organic, not just pasted-in. What's your go-to workflow for somethin
FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 weeks ago
FCP X 10.4.7 is out https: support.apple.com en-in HT201237 ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai In
Re: FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
Can I do this FCPX upgrade -without- upgrading to Catalina
Reccomend an iPad-based teleprompter that doesn't need a separate stand?
by Adam Leonard 2 weeks ago
Hey everyone, We've been expanding the recording studio that I posted about the last two times, and we've added a simple iPad-based teleprompter, with the sweet PromptSmartPro app that actually auto-s
Re: Reccomend an iPad-based teleprompter that doesn't need a separate stand?
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
You should check the closet or bench to see if this prompter didn't originally come with a cheese plate or a sled. That's usually part of a package, but they may have gotten separated for one reason o
old/young-dinosaur/phone holder
by grinner hester 3 weeks ago
cross posted from The Art of the Edit I posted something on FB today and it's getting some interesting responses. I thought I'd share what I wrote here: Just had a dude, interview style, ask me how ma
Re: old/young-dinosaur/phone holder
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
How about this one: the client told us all our dubs were "defective", because they had no audio. I run over there and find that someone had patched stereo and mono cords wrong on their machine, using
How to avoid images being cropped in subsequences or nests?
by Eszter Molnár 3 weeks ago
Hey there! I tried searching for a solution but I couldn't find a good one, so I'm getting real desperate and need to ask the question. I'm not a pro in premiere pro, so maybe I just missed something
Re: How to avoid images being cropped in subsequences or nests?
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
When you set the properties of the source clips, there's I think an option on the scaling - i know FCPX does this, and I think PPro might too - that tells the NLE you want everything scaled to fill th
What do y'all recommend for a distribution format/file size
by Robert Withers 3 weeks ago
for a half hour film scan I'm trying to find the sweet spot between a 44 GB ProRes .mov file and a 1.45 GB .mp4. Or is the 1.45 .mp4 file the sweet spot Thanks, Robert Robert Withers Independent perso
Re: What do y'all recommend for a distribution format/file size
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
H.265 is more recent and offers the same or better quality at half the bandwidth file size. It's great for streaming from a bonded cellular system, for example. But the installed base of suitable play
old, young, dinosaur, phone carrier
by grinner hester 3 weeks ago
I posted something on FB today and it's getting some interesting responses. I thought I'd share what I wrote here: Just had a dude, interview style, ask me how many years of After Effects experience I
Re: old, young, dinosaur, phone carrier
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Subtle burn, Grinner; I give it a 9:-) Made me think of the conversation about black and white in this clip: https: www.youtube.com watch v=-KNyf9ExMxQ
where's the bars generator gone?
by nicolas horne 3 weeks ago
i was sure FCPX had a bars and tone generator in most european countries, a 100 0 100 0 bars (not SMPTE, not EBU) must be inserted. now i can't find it anywhere
Re: where's the bars generator gone?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
I imported my own as well and keep them in a couple of places; easiest might be to keep it with he "solids" under the Titler section.
Change multicam video & audio edits to video only?
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
Working on cutting a dance piece.... My wife did the multicam edit and did an excellent job except for the fact that she made video+audio edits instead of video only edits . My question is whether I c
Re: Change multicam video & audio edits to video only?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
I think I have seen this also in one of my projects, where everything was supposed to be synched to audio in my multi-clip, but everything in one particular angle is not. Still tracking down why it's
New FCPX Next week?
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
Just speculating, but I've been running the latest beta of Catalina and FCPX runs fine but is certainly a little buggier than before, hopefully if Catalina comes out next week we'll see an update to F
Re: New FCPX Next week?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
From your lips to their ears..
Sales Advice
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
Hi Guys, I hope you're having great week. I'm wondering if you can offer me some suggestions on selling our video services for large conferences and events. Because we're located in the Miami and Orla
Re: Sales Advice
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
This is a pretty problem indeed. My gut is not much liking the contact proposal on Linked-In. One of the problems I think you face here is that the decision to record a conference and who will do that
Ad Astra
by Chris Wright 4 weeks ago
burned a good james bond action concept spun into space and watered it down into drama. i drank the cool- laid and enjoyed a fun planetarium exhibit. I get what it was trying to say, I just didn't 'ge
Re: Ad Astra
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
In my sci fi nerd groups, there is a lot of hate for this movie so far for plot holes and scientific inaccuracies. I might wait for a streaming version.
Export Premiere for big screen
by luigi Dellarole 4 weeks ago
Hi, I have made a video that will be screen at a festival on the big screen. They say: We prefer 16:9 aspect ratio at HDTV 1920 1080 square pixels. I would like to know how it's best to export the fin
Re: Export Premiere for big screen
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
They didn't tell the guy if it's supposed to be a DCP file or what codec or anything, just the frame size. No audio information either. Is it Surround, stereo, etc. Some "festivals" are pretty casual
Teacher-New to Adobe Premiere
by David Schaeffler 4 weeks ago
I'm new to Premiere Pro, I have been teaching final cut X for a long time at my High School. My students shoot with several different models of Canon camcorders which record AVCHD files. I have recent
Re: Teacher-New to Adobe Premiere
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
I do what Jeff says with my P2 cards, and it solved my issues. The "import" function in Premiere isn't even recommended in the Abobe training manual I bought... it's kinda broken, maybe. (At least, it
Export Time
by Greg Ball 4 weeks ago
I have about 28 90-minute videos that I need to export so I can send them to my client for approval. Each video is taking a loooong time to export (around 1 hour each). Is this typical Also the projec
Re: Export Time
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Compressor can do automated batch renders, so, multiple versions at once and overnight, and it will email or text you to tell you the status. How well that all works for you rather depends on the robu
What's a good choral mic model in the sub-thousand-dollar range?
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Capturing about a dozen people singing together on one mic, generally, in a space about the size of a one-car garage. The budget is under a grand. What makes models would you suggest Do they always ha
Re: What's a good choral mic model in the sub-thousand-dollar range?
by Ty Ford 4 weeks ago
Hello Mark and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. Bruce and Richard have given you chapter and verse on how to get the best audio. I will only add that I would get them up there singing during rehearsal
How do you make several videos of the same subject
by Terence Christopher 1 month ago
I am making several videos of the same subject but from different angles. Is there a way of putting them in a single "project" I am at the moment seeing projects as something with a single output. If
Re: How do you make several videos of the same subject
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
A way I explain that to kids is, think of your clips as songs in an iPod playlist. You can make new playlists and re-order, add, or drop songs to a playlist, but it's non-destructive: the original son
Who wants an overhead silk?
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
I posted similar at Cinematography.... In my efforts to stop hording I'm cleaning out the studio... I have faint memories of a nice CLEAN stage space, but the memory is fading. I want it back. I found
Re: Who wants an overhead silk?
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
"Sold to an American." - I'll take it, if it's still available. Contact me off-list.
The power of brevity
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Ironic post, coming from me, I know.... There's a couple of fun presentation techniques out there that concentrate on communicating the essence of your information in a compressed manner. I want to en
Re: The power of brevity
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Indeed.
Migrating an FCPX install to another iMac
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
This is more of a hypothetical at this point, but I'd still like to know. My iMac is the oldest one in the shop. It has installs of FCPX and Motion, along with the Adobe CC suite. I like having two ch
Re: Migrating an FCPX install to another iMac
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Would I have to first un-install on the older machine
Removing plug-in effects from FCPX Effects Panel
by Geoff Addis 1 month ago
Hi, I have some CoreMelt plugins that are used, but also a number of unactivated and unwanted ones that came with the others as part of an upgrade package of which I only have need for the few that ar
Re: Removing plug-in effects from FCPX Effects Panel
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Maybe a related issue: when I boot my FCPX or Motion, I get a pop-up about one particular plug in effect no longer being useable or something. How do I remove the specific plug-in
The Spy on Netflix
by Nick Griffin 1 month ago
Have you enjoyed Showtime s Homeland How about FX s The Americans Well The Spy will be quite a treat. The show s creator as well as writer and director of its first episode is Gideon Raff. Not only di
Re: The Spy on Netflix
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Seen the first two episodes on your recommendation, and am very impressed by Cohen as well as the rest of the cast. Good art direction and editing as well.
Billiard balls and orbits
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I have a private low-budget project coming up, and I really don't want to take a crash course in Blender to do it in 3-d, so I'm interested in what I can pull off in Motion... The scenes will be stati
Re: Billiard balls and orbits
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
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Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
I have to post videos on our Youtube channel, that we want to be visible to a select but not small group for a time, before we make them public. And until then I'm trying to decide between making them
Re: Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I can't speak much to that, but would point out that there are general advanced settings for publishing that will automatically notify subscribers of new content and push the video to a playlist, so y
Will Apple drop the X?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Since Apple now dropped Roman numerals on iPhones, will the next release of Final Cut Pro drop the X, too Right now it's inconsistent - some places the X is used and in other places it isn't. The only
Re: Will Apple drop the X?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Obviously, the next iteration will be called FinalCut 1011
Resolve 16.1 presentation
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Paul Saccone at LACPUG. Just posted today. https: www.youtube.com watch v=1kNp9PBkdag - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 16.1 presentation
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Herb, I think the Boring Alert or whatever you wanna call it, is definitely speaking to a core audience of users that Resolve is being targeted towards, that is YouTube and Instagram hosts and maybe a
Storytelling - The Primary Skill of Video Professionals
by greg janza 1 month ago
What's quite odd about video professional forums is that almost all of the conversation centers around the technology of the business and only rarely do people talk about the single most important thi
Re: Storytelling - The Primary Skill of Video Professionals
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Maybe calling it a "vignette" is more accurate It has a "setup" and a "punchline", like a joke does. It advances a premise. It makes an argument. It reveals a bit of character. You could perhaps assum
Client wants to edit final video for other purposes.
by bryan ong 1 month ago
Title simply says it all, is it okay for a client to edit a final video we provided for other purposes. Example, cutting snippets of the video and adding their own music and titles to it. How would yo
Re: Client wants to edit final video for other purposes.
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Absent a written contract or deal memo, a judge is going to assume it's a work for hire. Almost always. If you're just starting out doing this stuff, you might assume contracts and deal memos need a l
OT - Filmmaker mode on UHD TVs
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
It's long past time that the TV set manufactures did this IMO https: www.forbes.com sites johnarcher 2019 08 27 new-james-cameron-approved-filmmaker-mode-coming-to-lg-vizio-and-panasonic-tvs #617aadfd
Re: OT - Filmmaker mode on UHD TVs
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
8K is great for 4K 3-d. I suppose. I'd love to shoot my typical projects in 8K: I could just capture everything as a wide shot on one camera and do all my multicam cropping and tighter shot framings i
Projection mapping for the masses
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
So, projection mapping isn't new. And Lightform isn't brand-new. But, a projection mapping system that's under a grand and is simple enough for consumers to use... that could be a game-changer. Some s
Quicktime Playback - Green Screen of Death
by TJ Ingrassia 4 months ago
I've been having this issue with my iMac for a long time, over multiple OS versions. When playing videos with Quicktime (either in the app or, more often, using Quick Look), my system will temporarily
Re: Quicktime Playback - Green Screen of Death
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
At a guess, one of your codecs is "broken".
Problems trying to transfer analog video (8mm, Hi8, VHS) to digital (2013 MacBook Pro)
by Matt Mitchell 2 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to digitize a bunch of old, analog videos in three formats (8mm, Hi8, and VHS). Starting with 8mm and Hi8, I have an old digital Hi8 Sony camcorder that plays the 8mm and Hi8 source mat
Re: Problems trying to transfer analog video (8mm, Hi8, VHS) to digital (2013 MacBook Pro)
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I got one more idea; is the original tape all one speed Because back in the day, there was a lower data rate "speed" and a higher one, not unlike the multiple speeds of VHS tapes. If someone mixed bet
would you go 24-frame for glreenscreen if you had a choice?
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Trying to settle a difference of opinion. Colleague wants me to shoot his green screen interview subject in 1080 at 24 frames progressive. I think 30 frames makes more sense for quality of the keying
Re: would you go 24-frame for glreenscreen if you had a choice?
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
My goal in shooting the interview would be to have the entire body in sharp focus, and the green screen can go soft - which helps even-out any discontinuities and irregularities in that background. I
Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Neil Orman 3 months ago
Hi, I made a scan of a thin page in a very old book, and the type from the page on the other side is bleeding through. The page is embedded below. Could someone please recommend the best method for re
Re: Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Your results look great. But also you might go back to the scanner settings and look for a feature called something like "remove paper". They call it different things depending on the manufacturers an
Be Ready for Anything
by Mike Cohen 3 months ago
The last time I was shooting in the Operating Room, we had 3 cameras - one for a wide shot, one on a boom and one on a tripod to move around as needed. We got a part of the case where 4 things were go
Re: Be Ready for Anything
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I've done the iPhone thing, and if yours is equipped with one of the camera-control apps, it can be a very useful addition to the arsenal. Sometimes I have to go shoot very long presentations, single-
Should I take the role? Audio Trainee
by Nicolette Hurnen 2 months ago
I'm currently 1.5 years through a 3 year degree in film production and I have been offered a 6 week position as an Audio Trainee on a feature film. But unfortunately, taking the position would mean th
Re: Should I take the role? Audio Trainee
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Nicollete, it sounds like you're doing everything right, and I hope things work out well for you. I think your idea of learning by doing your own productions also has a lot of merit, because it is in
Autopoles and wallpaper
by Felix Rojas 3 months ago
hey everyone, I was on a location set recently. unfortunately the space was so small that having light stands, tripods, and crew on set would have been too much of a mess to look good. It was decided
Re: Autopoles and wallpaper
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Well, if the paper was thick, it might have gotten a "calendared" impression put into it by the pressure of the autopole's cups. When the walls are potentially delicate, you should be spreading the we
In search of live event advice
by James Dow 2 months ago
I'm switching HDMI video from SONY A7s and GoPro with a Blackmagic Design ATEM switcher, and mixing in Powerpoint slides. I'm converting the Camera HDMI with Blackmagic Up Down Cross convertors so tha
Re: In search of live event advice
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I'd ask this in the live stage forum where they deal with it every day. The more converter boxes you have, the more latency issues you'll have. That's just physics.
Small business
by Justin Modric 2 months ago
Me and my brother are sick of wageslaving in our jobs, and we want to make a small office in my apartment and offer graphic design services to clients. While i have some graphic design expierence and
Re: Small business
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
There's a glut on what you're offering. Big design graphics display t-shirt companies that offer a little of everything at deep discounts to keep the prices low, and your margins, too narrow to compet
Anyone using the gaffgun? (The gafe tape dispenser)
by Steve Metoyer 3 years ago
Is anyone here a one man band shooter like myself I work weddings, church corporate events often alone or with a small crew of 2-3 other shooters. I am always look for ways to be more productive on an
Re: Anyone using the gaffgun? (The gafe tape dispenser)
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Steve Carrell manscaping clip in 3...2...1...
Off Topic... But I trust you guys... (and gals?)
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Greetings, I need to modify an animation that's already complete. I just have the master video. *I need to include more ethnic types, Black, Latino, Asian, etc. *** I'm trying to locate: *** (1) the C
Re: Off Topic... But I trust you guys... (and gals?)
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Sure, I'll download a strange zip file from a guy I've never met before... posted in a forum that has nothing to do with the topic. Can you see how that might look suspicious Especially when we have a
Pet Peeves
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
What are your pet peeves in your business Mine is usually a potential client who doesn't respond after initially contacting me. I had someone fill out our website request form and I called her and ema
Re: Pet Peeves
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Well, maybe they're smart... but yes, they can often be "flakey". First peeve that comes to mind is, I can't count how often I have busted my (redacted) to deliver something really good to a client, r
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