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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
390 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Pasadena, CA
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Importing GIFs - some animate, some do not
by Mike Fatum 2 months ago
Hey folks - I'm attempting to import some animated sprites from Final Fantasy 6 into After Effects for a project I'm working on. I downloaded GIFs of the sprites from a website (linked below), and all
Re: Importing GIFs - some animate, some do not
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Hey Mike. I didn't try bringing them into AE, but PShop opens them fine and perhaps that might give you some options as well. Two have four frames but the Maria one only has two. So perhaps its an int
Importing Comps from other Projects
by Mark Whitney 4 months ago
Probably a very basic question, but I've been away from AE for some time now & can't find my oil can. I'm using CS6 & revisiting some projects from 2013-1205. A number of older plug-in complaints of c
Re: Importing Comps from other Projects
by Mark Whitney 4 months ago
Ah. Knew it had to be a simple process. I recall the need to prune first. Thanks Walter
EXRs from Maya imported into AE have all channels black. Imported into Photoshop they look fine.
by Mike Foran 8 months ago
I'm trying to work with EXR sequences provided by another vendor in After Effects. When I import the sequences into AE, and apply Extractor, all of the channels, RGBA, are black. However if I import t
Re: EXRs from Maya imported into AE have all channels black. Imported into Photoshop they look fine.
by Mark Whitney 8 months ago
I don't believe it ever did but one would think in the more current versions they'd have addressed the issue. I'm still with CS6. Check out: https: www.fnordware.com OpenEXR
AE cs6 SDK
by Anmol Mishra 9 months ago
By any chance, does anyone have a copy of the AE CS6 SDK lying around Adobe pulled it from their site and I dont think they will pass it out anymore. Preferably also the PPro CS6 SDK. This will be ava
Re: AE cs6 SDK
by Mark Whitney 9 months ago
Might those be on the original install discs I've the Production Suite of CS6 but way away from those discs for a few more months so can't even check.
Stabilize only Y to fix jittery scanned 8mm film
by Steven Andrus 11 months ago
Hello, So I have a bunch of 8mm film reels ive been scanning in with a wolverine scanner and some of the reels are very old and the resulting scanned mp4s jitter up and down. According to the manufact
Re: Stabilize only Y to fix jittery scanned 8mm film
by Mark Whitney 11 months ago
Something along these lines https: mamoworld.com tutorials mochaimport-ae-mini-tutorial-4-stabilize
I Want To thank Dan Ebberts
by Julien Schickel 1 year ago
Hello everybody, I don't know If it is ok to post this on the forum, but I made this animation of the solar system: https: www.youtube.com watch v=UzbnPX8Stnc and I never would have been able if it wa
Re: I Want To thank Dan Ebberts
by Mark Whitney 1 year ago
Wonderful piece. And thank Leo as well from everyone.
Element 3D
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
If I create type that is tracked into a shot in 2D for client approval, can that type be "promoted" into Element 3D with properties after the fact I don't have Element 3D yet and wanted to just get th
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Re: Element 3D
by Mark Whitney 1 year ago
There is; just look up Extruding text for your version of AE. I still use CS6. But that's largely I was suggesting the earlier tuts, which are hard to find with the way their sites arranged now, but t
How is this done?
by Vlajko Kokorajko 1 year ago
I'm doing a project for a client where i need to achieve a similar crumbling effect. I've timestamped the video where the crumbling takes place https: youtu.be F34FvVBbUdk t=438 Does anyone know how t
Re: How is this done?
by Mark Whitney 1 year ago
OK, found it. Ya, obviously a separate comp. Could be a number of ways to do that, but my guess here is that they used Newton2. or I guess it's up to 3 now. https: aescripts.com newton Not inexpensive
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Can't view Classifieds
by Mark Whitney 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
3 mins. or so should be adequate.
Lighting a person with a baseball hat on
by Mark Crews 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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