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Mark Whitney

My main occupation is with motion picture set lighting. A lot of effects related work got me involved with 3D and compositing.
Member Since:
September 11th 2001
302 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Pasadena, CA
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Mocha tracking window with moving background
by matthew addiss 2 weeks ago
I'm trying to blur out the background of a drivers side window in a moving car. I open mocha, draw a matte around the window, and try to track it. But the matte keeps trying to track the moving backgr
Re: Mocha tracking window with moving background
by Mark Whitney 2 weeks ago
If you watch a number of Mary's videos on this sort of thing, you'll notice that she doesn't track the window but rather draws a "C" or "U" shaped spline around the static edge of the frame for the tr
Moving 3D geometric shapes
by Jay Leahey 2 weeks ago
Hey everyone, I'm wondering if someone can help me achieve a particular effect. I'm sure there's a simple solution but I've tried all sorts and I can't seem to figure it out! It can be seen in this vi
Re: Moving 3D geometric shapes
by Mark Whitney 2 weeks ago
Take a look at Plexus as that's what appears to have been used. https: aescripts.com plexus
Start saving those pennies ...
by Mark Whitney 3 weeks ago
https: www.diyphotography.net adobe-will-no-longer-support-windows-7-in-the-next-major-creative-cloud-update
Re: Start saving those pennies ...
by Tero Ahlfors 3 weeks ago
Windows 7 is 9 years old and even Microsoft hasn't supported it in three years. Maybe it's time to move on.
Cloud Tank - reflections
by Graham Quince 4 weeks ago
I've ended up with a couple of days without any deadlines, work pressures etc... and while walking through a pet store, spotted a "child's first fish tank" reduced. Now, ever since I saw the SlowMo Gu
Re: Cloud Tank - reflections
by Mark Whitney 4 weeks ago
Ya, I did a few shows with this group that specialized in miniature work before digital matured. The main guy actually developed a formula to "miniaturize" water come to think of it so that it reacted
Having a hard time illustrating the Scripts
by Felipe Prado 1 month ago
Hey guys, for the entire last year I have been illustrating videos for a company, and what happen is, every time I receive the new script, I go inside the script and stay there typing exactly how I am
Re: Having a hard time illustrating the Scripts
by Mark Whitney 1 month ago
I believe this is just called the "Creative Process" Felipe. I can't begin to count how many times I'd have to beg the client or those making the calls for some sort starting point beyond the written
AE exporting composition as shorter clips??
by Ellen Donnelly 2 months ago
My AE comp is mysteriously exporting as 3 shorter .mov files. In Maxon C4D I've exported a 32 second animation as PNGs. Imported into AE as a PNG sequence and created new comp from that import. It pre
Re: AE exporting composition as shorter clips??
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Maybe expand your Render Queue settings & post a screen shot. Might be something there your missing.
true cross dissolves between two layers - is Blend still the only option?
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
I check on this every few rev's to see if there are any new and better ways. And a recent post on the Blend effect caused the question to bubble up again. Using opacity to cross dissolve only works if
Re: true cross dissolves between two layers - is Blend still the only option?
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Hey Steve, Wasn't finding what I thought i was looking for, but have you looked at what is probably quite outdated but Red Giant's Shooter Suite and in that the Opticals effect for doing dissolves Not
Keep custom filename in project window
by Vladimir Kuharik 2 months ago
Hello friends, i need just a little help... How to keep one filename in project window, regardless on how source file is called example: i have few pictures arranged all over the screen and i need to
Re: Keep custom filename in project window
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
If you have an image in in your time line and it's actual name is ZZZ.jpg and you elect & rename it to Mine (doesn't even need an extension) in the comp, then simply clicking where it says Layer Name
Can't view Classifieds
by Mark Whitney 9 months ago
Hey folk, I've tried several times over the past couple of days to view the classified sections. When I enter, there's a disclamer that I check the box for & submit, but then I'm simply brought back t
Re: Can't view Classifieds
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
Ron, See if this sheds any light on what's happeneing: 12332_ccclassifiedsissue.mp4.zip Mark
LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Remember: there are no stupid questions.... I've been using a Kino Flo Diva to light interviews, but I sometimes need to light both sides, interviewer and interviewee. I've been using tungsten sources
Re: LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
Not specifically, but I do like their products. Picked up one of their small LED panels when they were closing them out a few years back. Here's a quick & dirty test by a friend of mine of one of thei
Using Osram bulbs for Kino Flo Diva
by Romeo Cohen 6 months ago
Hi Everyone, I just got myself a set of Kino Flo Diva lights. I haven't got any bulbs for it yet. I'm looking for an advice in choosing the right kind of bulbs. I read that the Kino Flo 55W KF55 is ha
Re: Using Osram bulbs for Kino Flo Diva
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
3 mins. or so should be adequate.
Lighting a person with a baseball hat on
by Mark Crews 6 months ago
We just shot some interviews with guys wearing hats. We had a soft box directly beside the camera to get even lighting on their face instead of having to light on the left and right of the subject tha
Re: Lighting a person with a baseball hat on
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
I'm assuming that client objected to two eye-catches which in this case for an interview situation is frankly picking nits. You want one otherwise the eyes look dead. Moving one light further to the s
How to gel a window with panes from inside
by chris pike 6 months ago
I'm doing a shoot on the third floor of an old office building with too much light coming in the windows. I dont' have access to the windows from outside. The two windows have eight panes each. It wou
Re: How to gel a window with panes from inside
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
Hey Chris, For this sort of piece, the lighting is entirely appropriate. It's not like you're going to want a strong contrast dramatic look for an excercise video. While I might have hemmed the fabric
Good lighting training
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Anyone recommend any good tutorials on creating nice cinematic lighting Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Good lighting training
by Mark Whitney 6 months ago
Bob Cole "But I don't know how relevant the Hollywood approach would be to me. I had an accidental meeting with an eminent Hollywood DP (I was shooting an interview with his daughter), and asked him
Old Problem, New plea for assistance
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
Some time ago, I posted here regarding problems with the installing any of the BlackMagic Desktop Video drivers above version 9.1. At the time I was using CS5.5 on Windows 7 system. When I installed a
Re: Old Problem, New plea for assistance
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
Woo Hoo! I finally found the answer and resolved this issue. I found it here on Black Magic Designs site forum: http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=18&t=2782&p=16341&hilit=Premiere+Pro#p1
Still a no-go with 9.5.3 drivers and PPro CS 5.5
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
I posted a question back in March regarding the 9.2 drivers not working in Premiere Pro CS5 in that no video was getting sent out to the monitor via an HDLink box. Had the same problem with the 9.5.2
Re: Still a no-go with 9.5.3 drivers and PPro CS 5.5
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
Joshua, OK. Finally got a bit of time between projects and tried the Blackmagic_Desktop_Video_Windows_9.5.3 drivers once again with my install of PPro CS 5.5. As I'd thought, yes under Preferences Pla
Items in Timeline NOT being found in Project Bins
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
I'm experiencing an odd problem in PPro CS 5.5. Been using Premiere for years and this has only happened in the last day or so. I've numerous clips, video and stills, where if I right click in the tim
Re: Items in Timeline NOT being found in Project Bins
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
Ah. Very good to know for future reference. However, what I tried and it worked was to create new project and bank sequence. I saved, closed, opened the problem project and did a drag select of everyt
Graphic file in Titler – Odd behavior
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
I've come across some odd behavior when using certain graphic files in Premiere Pro CS5.5's Titler, and haven't found much help in the the on-line Help nor searching the forums. In Illustrator CS5.5,
Premier CS5.5 and latest drivers problem
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
I'll post this on the BMD web site as well but often had quicker responses here. I've a Win7 system using a DeckLink Studio card and feeding a monitor via a HDLink box. Updated to the latest drivers (
Re: Premier CS5.5 and latest drivers problem
by Mark Whitney 6 years ago
That certainly has to be disheartening. Have your considered giving their Tech Support folk in Fremont CA a call Ph# is +1 (408) 324 2799. I've had good luck with them. FWIW though, the very first pro
AVID Media Composer - Compatability?
by Craig Harris 7 years ago
Does anyone know if there will be compatability between BlackMagic I O devices and AVID Media Composer in the near future
Re: AVID Media Composer - Compatability?
by Mark Whitney 7 years ago
I was at the same show if it was the one at WB. I only had a few minutes to talk to the Black Magic folk and I had some specific questions for them about a new capture card of theirs I just purchased
Chroma Key Editing
by Dustin Daniels 9 years ago
We just did our first green screen shoot and it turned out fine. I'm using Premiere Pro 2 (okay quit your snickering), and I know this is just another reason to upgrade. My question is this, if we are
Re: Chroma Key Editing
by Mark Whitney 9 years ago
There really aren't many options within Premiere for matte extraction software, largely because it's an editing program. I can't speak for FPC other than I'm sure Motion could do what you need certain
Identifying Quicktime Codecs for Premiere Pro
by Chris Lones 9 years ago
I just received a .MOV file from a client via FTP, and when I attempt to play it, Quicktime tells me that it requires a 3rd Party component to work. Then it plays the audio, but with only a plain whit
Re: Identifying Quicktime Codecs for Premiere Pro
by Mark Whitney 9 years ago
Once the file is open in the Quicktime player, hit Ctrl-I to bring up the information panel. That should tell you the codec used. M.
Prepping for boradcast
by Mark Whitney 9 years ago
I'm hoping a few of you here can give me some good pointers in prepping a project for broadcast and questions to ask when looking for a post house. I've a long documentary (over 2 hours) originally re
Odd Audio Issue in CS3
by Mark Whitney 10 years ago
I'm having an odd problem with audio output on a Premier Pro CS3 project. Audio Track 1 is the main stereo track and is a single contiguous WAV file from a mix. Track 2 has some tone at the head and a
Premier CS3 colour correction
by Alex McDonald 10 years ago
Where can I start with for the colour correction effects on clips There are so many, but they seem so complicated to use and understand. Has anyone any advice
Re: Premier CS3 colour correction
by Mark Whitney 10 years ago
Right. That's the SetUp icon I was referring to. M.
How do you enable safe margins if it's grayed out?
by Wesley Dysart 10 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to work on a film for TV broadcast but for some reason I cannot enable safe margins. It's grayed out. I can see where the manual says to enable them, but the manual doesn't say what to
Re: How do you enable safe margins if it's grayed out?
by Mark Whitney 10 years ago
I can't say for sure if this is the problem, but check under: Project Project Settings Capture Properties, then check that the Desktop Preview Acceleration is set to None. I had a similar problem with
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