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Michael Brodner

Filmmaker . Photographer . Friend
Member Since:
May 8th 2007
233 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Rochester, NY
Creating "HELP!" sheet that hangs from a building
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I'd like to create a sheet hanging from a building with the words HELP! on it. (See image below) How should I go about doing this Should it just be static or would some subtle "breeze" bahavior look c
Re: Creating "HELP!" sheet that hangs from a building
by david bogie 11 years ago
That shot also needs to be corrected for the underexposure. Adding the fluttering sheet will require a reflection in the glass curtain on the building. Dave is correct, it's much easier and more fun t
Strange Artifacts On Text
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Anyone know why I am getting these little black artifacts in my text They don't show up in the self contained quicktime movie that I make out of Final Cut. After I squash it down using Visual Hub, the
Re: Strange Artifacts On Text
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
LOL
Trying to open an old self contained file in FCP
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I'm trying to piece together a new demo reel for my video work and have a couple questions. In the past, I've had to use my compressed files, (1280x720 MP4's), to edit together my stuff because it's a
Re: Trying to open an old self contained file in FCP
by Shane Ross 11 years ago
That error indicates that the movie you are trying to open isn't self contained, but rather a REFERENCE movie. It is looking for a render file that is no longer there. Michael Brodner "Is this the bes
Changing Sequence Settings and Scaling Footage Down
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I want to change my sequence settings from 1440x1080 to 1280x720 and then take my 1080i 1440x1080 clips and just scale them down. When I do this though, my footage always conforms to the size of the s
Re: Changing Sequence Settings and Scaling Footage Down
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Thanks guys I'll give it a shot
Suggestions on how to film a sequence for post...
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice prior to filming a sequence for a music video. The whole music video is going to be really energetic and pretty much all handheld with like, 10 frame cuts and jer
Re: Suggestions on how to film a sequence for post...
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Here's a link to a sample clip. Note that this is not something that will be in the actual video but rather, the way I will be filming the band when the day comes. Also, this is the actual location of
Shooting at 23.98 but captures at 29.97...why?
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Just curious as to why, when I capture my footage from my Canon HV40, the clips' settings are telling me it's 29.97 when I know it's 23.98. I shot the footage on HDV 24F mode. My capture settings are
Re: Shooting at 23.98 but captures at 29.97...why?
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Ah nevermind. Just read that there are 2 different 24P modes on that camera and that one would require a pulldown while the other would not. I shot my stuff with the mode that would require a pulldown
Aliasing in Text?
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I'm not sure how to fix this, but I'm getting some major stair-stepping aliasing in my text not only in Photoshop but in Final Cut Pro as well. I've made sure that the compositions are at the correct
Re: Aliasing in Text?
by Theo van Laar 11 years ago
Select your text layer and go to the menu bar: Layer-Type-ANTI-ALIAS SMOOTH (or any of the other options). You will find the same aptions in the CHARACTER tab. Theo
Editing Tips/Techniques?
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a good site article for some trendy video editing techniques, mainly for use in music videos. I'm getting bored with the same 'ol slow moti
Re: Editing Tips/Techniques?
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
what's 1K tone
Home Editing Setup
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Hey all, I've been doing some browsing online lately looking for ideas on home editing suites and wondered what some could suggest as far as setup. I want to convert one room in my apartment into a ni
Re: Home Editing Setup
by Timothy J. Allen 11 years ago
Here's a old thread that you might find useful: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 27 856049#856080
Text Question Driving Me Nuts!!!!!
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I'm creating a typography project and having to type out each word that is spoken in the audio I'm using. I want each word as it's own layer. My question is, how the heck do I type one word and then t
Re: Text Question Driving Me Nuts!!!!!
by Stuart Elith 11 years ago
A good option is : 1) Type your word 2) Press the numpad Enter (must be this one) to confirm the text 3) Click to start your next word (puts it onto the next layer) There's no changing of tools or hea
Typography Question
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I'm thinking of trying one of those typography videos that you see online where you here a line or scene from a movie and they show the words animate onto the screen as they deliver them. Just wonderi
Re: Typography Question
by First Last 11 years ago
This is also from Ae.Tutsplus: http: ae.tutsplus.com tutorials motion-graphics design-rhythmic-motion-typography-in-after-effects Production Associate Bend, Oregon, United States
Movie Trailer Footage
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I've noticed a ton of movie trailers on Youtube that have been "remixed" or re-edited to seem like completely different movies and wondered if anyone knew how some of these people are getting their ha
Re: Movie Trailer Footage
by Michael Gissing 11 years ago
Michael Brodner "and wondered if anyone knew how some of these people are getting their hands on the footage to do this " They pinch it from the copyright owners of course. Ripping DVD's and finding
Final Cut to DVCPRO-NTSC question
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Update on my first journey into submitting commercials to the broadcast world I finished editing a 30 second commercial for a friends restaurant and I'm in the process of compressing it for Time Warne
Re: Final Cut to DVCPRO-NTSC question
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
Ill give this a shot. Thanks a bunch.
Exporting Video for Broadcast, (first time help/suggestion)
by Michael Brodner 11 years ago
I just finished editing a 30 second commercial that was shot on a Sony FX1 in HDV. I used a SureTarget plugin from VideoCopilot for some motion graphics with text in AE and wondered what the best way
Re: Exporting Video for Broadcast, (first time help/suggestion)
by Ron Gerber 11 years ago
Check with the local station or cable company. They should have a spec sheet that will give you more info. Send them a file to test everything out. Most likely they are not inserting your commercial i
Continuous Rasterization and Pre Composing?
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Hey all, I created a motion graphic with lots of animation and camera movement and realized that instead of being 1280x720, it needs to be 1440x1080. I was told in another forum to pre-compose all the
Re: Continuous Rasterization and Pre Composing?
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
now when I alt click on the pre comp, it won't let me switch off the continuous rasterize button.
iDVD menu turns out black! ???
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I burned a DVD for a friend of mine with a real basic menu and a single video on it that's 5 minutes. The video plays fine but the menu screen is black with what looks like some kind of artifacting ha
Compression 4 Projection Question
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I need a bit of direction. I've entered a short film of mine into a "5 Minutes Of Fear" film festival in which entries are due no later than friday. The films will be projected onto a 4 foot by 6 foot
Re: Compression 4 Projection Question
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Yea I did. I was at work when I responded so I couldnt really check it out to much at the time. im home now and actually just looking at it in detail now. I really appreciate the link. Thanks. I'll le
Quick Question About Using SC Files
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I've exported HDV footage from Final Cut as quicktime files (not self contained), and brought that into iDVD for burning. I noticed while previewing some of the clips from iDVD, that the deinterlacing
Re: Quick Question About Using SC Files
by Lucas Fazzary 12 years ago
You will notice the interlacing on a computer. If you burn and playback the DVD on a software player, it should de-interlace when playing back. Playing back on a set top DVD player the picture should
Still Getting Render Crashes >:(
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Ok I've done every possible thing known to man in order to eliminate these render crashes that I have been getting, ( the dreaded crash that happens 10 minutes into a render )and it's still happening!
Re: Still Getting Render Crashes >:(
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
An older version of QT, it was! I updated to 7.4.1 last night and it seemed to work fine. I rendered all night long :) Bones
Brighter after H.264 Compression????
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I've noticed for the longest time that whenever I export compress my movies with QT Pro using H.264, the result is a bit brighter than the original. I've tried compensating for this by adding a touch
Re: Brighter after H.264 Compression????
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Google for "Quicktime H.264 Gamma". There's a whole bunch of stuff out there about it. But to save you time, here's a fix: After you create the QuickTime h.264 file, open it up in QuickTime and select
Compression For Delivery
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I just finished a 20 minute infomercial for a client who's been a real pain in my side and before I deliver the final product I was going to upload a low rez watermarked version of it on vimeo and set
Re: Compression For Delivery
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
Or put a "DRAFT" text layer over the video every minute or 2. Ed
ZBrush For Mac
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I'm probably beating a dead horse with this post but does anyone know when in God's name Pixologic plans on releasing ZBrush 3.1 for the mac OS Us mac users are so far behind at this point its ridicul
Re: ZBrush For Mac
by Tom Wingo 12 years ago
Don't hold your breath. I've been waiting as well. ZB3 in BootCamp looks like the best bet. Pixologic doesn't seem to move very fast considering the amazing product they have.
Tablet??
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Wasn't sure where to post this but here goes: Can you suggest anyone suggest an affordable tablet I'm a casual zBrusher and would like to start using one but I have no clue what's good and what's not.
Re: Tablet??
by Del Holford 12 years ago
How about you buy me a 6x11 and I give you mine Sorry for the delay in answering - had to do actual work. You can email me off-forum if you like.Del fire*, smoke*, photoshopCS3 Charlotte Public Televi
fxphd anyone?
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I've been looking into taking a couple courses online at fxphd and wondered if anyone had any experience or feedback from the program or site. I'm interested mostly in learning Shake from the ground u
Re: fxphd anyone?
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Yea I've heard of steven wright and seen some youtube vids on a basic overview of Shake. Can you link me to that DVD or the 25 dollar a month online deal Bones
Earth Zoom Map Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Im trying to do this Earth Zoom tutorial over at videocopilot but having a hard time creating my own map at different zoom levels. I went to googlemaps but am unsure how to save out the maps image. Th
Re: Earth Zoom Map Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
actually I am doing this for a customer. Its for a show on saturday so I'd like to do it the right way. :) Bones
Twitch Promo Question
by Cody Campbell 13 years ago
In the twitch for after effects promo, AK has these growing cables tentacles... Anyone want to guess what process app was used for that I've had a project in my mind that those pieces would be perfect
Re: Twitch Promo Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Probably cinema 4D or Maya. 3D application for sure
Startup Freezes
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
My friend has an iBook G4 and recently installed some updates for QT, iTunes, and OSX and she says that since then, when she goes to start up the computer it takes a really really long time to load pa
Shotgun for FX1????
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Hey guys gals. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a shotgun mic for me to purchase for my Sony HDR FX1. I'm into short films, music videos, and the occasional wedding video and figured it's time
Re: Shotgun for FX1????
by David C Jones 13 years ago
Are you planning on using it mounted on the camera If so, then here are a couple of thoughts: First, unless you're always going to be two feet away from your subject, on-camera shotgun mics are really
Ripping Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Wasnt sure where to post this so here goes: Just wondering if there is any software out there that allows you to take a piece of a chapter off a dvd instead of having to rip a whole chapter. Im puttin
Re: Ripping Question
by Comma Lee 13 years ago
I have used Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum, it's so useful for me to rip DVD to many video audio formats.That's "clip any segment you want to rip from DVD, and merge several segments into one if necessa
16MM Film to DVD Transfer???
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Anyone know how or where a good place would be to go to get some 16MM film transferred over to a DVD A friend of mine has some old football games of his father in law playing at Indiana that he would
Re: 16MM Film to DVD Transfer???
by Noah Kadner 13 years ago
In Indiana no. But any film lab in NY or LA could transfer it. I'd get it to DVCPROHD or ProRes and then make your own downcoverted DVD. NoahUnlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. N
Curious Canon XL1 Symbol
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
We're recording with a Canon XL1 and when we have the camera on and notice a red symbol with a slash through it. It's not a battery symbol though it's something else, like some sort of accessory symbo
Re: Curious Canon XL1 Symbol
by Todd Terry 13 years ago
My wild guess would be, yes, that's battery. I think you are probably talking about the "battery not installed" warning icon. I'm not talking about the main camera battery, but the little button "watc
Screen capture software for Mac
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Im designing a blog for my company and we want to have some basic video tutorials on how to use our software. I need to get my hands on a good piece of software that will capture and record my screen
Re: Screen capture software for Mac
by Tim Wilson 13 years ago
Wow, I'd never seen Jing before. Looks very cool! Snapz Pro is the original heavyweight screen capture app on Mac, but the promising upstart is iShowU. All the Mac tutorials on the site and all the Ma
Video Copilot Evolution Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Im working in a comp and when I drag a flourish into my timeline its already fully "flourished" if you will. When I scrub through the timeline to see where it starts to animate it just stays the same.
Re: Video Copilot Evolution Question
by Michael Brodner 13 years ago
Its a plain 'ol .mov file. thats it
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