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Matt Townley

Matt Townley has more than fifteen years of experience in rich media design, production and development.

Matt is the founder and president of Northern California based MST Productions. MST Productions is a single source for all things media. They ... [more]
Member Since:
April 16th 2009
250 Posts
100 posts
Location:
San Ramon, CA
Freelance Video Editor Business Card advice
by Chris Campbell 5 years ago
Good evening creative cow, I'm an up-and-coming video editor with a moderate amount of experience, having done a few commercials and music videos in the past. I've recently moved and figure nows a goo
Re: Freelance Video Editor Business Card advice
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
Chris - I'll further complicate your question by adding a concern that I had to address recently on the same topic. I have been operating as a "business" for the past 6 years that had a pretty specifi
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Chris Campbell liked this 5 years ago
Can a production display receive signal while the Premiere Program panel is closed?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I'm running the latest version of Premiere (8.1) on a MacPro. I have a BMD Ultra Studio Mini Monitor connected via Thunderbolt going to a production monitor, as well as 2 display port displays as the
Re: Can a production display receive signal while the Premiere Program panel is closed?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I don't know why I didn't think about this sooner, but I just solved my own problem. If you use the maximize frame option (the key) on the Timeline, it will expand that frame to fill the screen and st
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Alex Udell liked this 5 years ago
Making AI files transparent when placed in InDesign
by Josh Freeman 8 years ago
Lately I am finding that some native AI files (CS5) are importing with solid white backgrounds. This seems to happen with files other people have created, but sometimes it happens with my own files. I
Re: Making AI files transparent when placed in InDesign
by Matt Townley 8 years ago
There are a few ways to place the AI file into InDesign, using the Place command (or keyboard shortcut) or dragging the file into the workspace. If you drag it in, it will use the settings that you la
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Charlie McDougall liked this 5 years ago
Looping video on USB Stick?
by Greg Ball 5 years ago
I have a client we're producting a 10 minute industrial video for. They would like to be able to have the video on a USB stick, so they can play back a looping vesion of this on a large screen at a tr
Re: Looping video on USB Stick?
by Matt Townley 5 years ago
I have tried using the built in USB drive for looping and it works fine sometimes, but can be unreliable and varies greatly from TV to TV. I have had numerous occasions that my client said they were u
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Steve Kownacki liked this 5 years ago
Need REAL Stock Footage Resource
by Ned Miller 6 years ago
Ugh! Hours wasted. I am creating a video for a client of 100% stock footage, 100% people working. However, my normal "Go To" sources that we are all used to: iStock, Pond5, Dissolve...for some reason
Re: Need REAL Stock Footage Resource
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
Sorry. Couldn't help it. http: www.youtube.com watch v=SItFvB0Upb8
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Tom Sefton liked this 6 years ago
$500 to spend....
by Brock Burwell 6 years ago
If you hadn't figured this out from my last few posts, I am pretty new to this whole thing, but I have a pretty good start in regards to equipment. I am going to be a DSLR shooter and I currently have
Re: $500 to spend....
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
Everything people have mentioned are all good suggestions, and I second the investment in good audio gear. That's an area where a lot of beginning filmmakers and videographers skimp and it can make or
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Jason Jenkins liked this 6 years ago
Exporting to a PDF
by Kyle Solomon 8 years ago
How do I export my AI file to a PDF to be viewed on the internet
Re: Exporting to a PDF
by Matt Townley 8 years ago
File Save As Format: Adobe PDF. I am assuming you are making a file for people to download from a website, because a PDF can't technically be "viewed on the internet." Although most modern browsers wi
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Kyle Solomon liked this 7 years ago
How do I cut outlines out of a shape using another shape?
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I'm trying to create some icons for a mobile app and I want to create icons like the image I've attached. The way Im trying to do it is by layering the two speech bubble on top of each other and the t
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Helena Masterson liked this 8 years ago
Re: How do I cut outlines out of a shape using another shape?
by Matt Townley 8 years ago
Hi Helena, Take a look at this tutorial and see if it answers your question. I think this is what you were asking, but let me know if I misunderstood your question. http: youtu.be g3DUBDJW2NY hd=1 Goo
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Helena Masterson liked this 8 years ago
Text Wrap Plus text
by Nicholas Bierzonski 8 years ago
Hi I am using InDesign CS5 I have a photo that is text wrapped. But I would like to have text on top of that same photo that does not text wrap. So I guess my question is how do I place text like a ca
Re: Text Wrap Plus text
by Matt Townley 8 years ago
On the text box that you want to be the caption (ie. NOT wrap), you need to tell it to ignore text wrapping. Select the text box and then go to the OBJECT menu and select TEXT FRAME OPTIONS. In the di
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Nicholas Bierzonski liked this 8 years ago
CSS Encryption Error
by Jeff Johnson 10 years ago
I'm using DVD Studio Pro to flag a master for CSS encryption for a replicator. I've checked all the appropriate boxes and when I format the DVD, I get a message in the log that says "This device does
Re: CSS Encryption Error
by Matt Townley 10 years ago
Jeff, Both Michael and Roman are right on. You should be able to give your replicator a DDP file on a hard drive (or DVD-rom, flash stick, etc) with the CSS flagged with no problem. As they said, a DL
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Esteban Varela liked this 9 years ago
What printer works with Verbatim Dual Layer Thermal?
by Al Herr 10 years ago
Hello there, I bought some Verbatim Dual Layer which are labeled as compatible with "inkjet" and "thermal." I think it is the Thermal part that is not compatible with my old Epson R200. They definitel
Re: What printer works with Verbatim Dual Layer Thermal?
by Matt Townley 10 years ago
I have only used the thermal, so I am not super familiar with the inkjet part numbers, but these look like they are inkjet only: http: www.supermediastore.com product u verbatim-double-layer-dvd-plus-
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Al Herr liked this 10 years ago
free work
by Rob Grauert 10 years ago
I'm soon out of college and it seems lately everywhere I turn, people want free work. Anyone else notice that Just curious....but was it like this when all you seasoned pros ventured out into the real
Re: free work
by Matt Townley 10 years ago
Bruce, I think there is an important distinction that needs to be made between an Internship and "working for free." An Internship is a scenario where someone works for little no pay in return for the
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Keith Overton liked this 10 years ago
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