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Michael Lorushe

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April 1st 2008
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Audio volume dips after export - Premiere CS5
by Michael Lorushe 7 years ago
I'm working on a short video consisting of interviews. I've used the denoiser effect on several of the interviews to reduce background noise. In the timeline everything playback fine, however, after I
Cold calling....as a company or freelancer?
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
So I've decided that i want to give cold calling a try. I've done a fair bit of research on the subject both online and through people I personally know who do it (in other industries). I've establish
Re: Cold calling....as a company or freelancer?
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
Thanks guys.
Examples of Great Talking Heads
by Drew Keo 8 years ago
Hi Guys, I am educating my agency on talking head videos, which they can then market to our clients (mostly CEOs C-suit types). I am desperate for examples of talking head videos that really work, som
Re: Examples of Great Talking Heads
by Jason Jenkins 8 years ago
Using well shot and pertinent b-roll to reinforce the subject matter is a really good thing. I shoot at 1920x1080 and edit at 1280x720, then use the extra resolution to fake focal length changes durin
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Michael Lorushe liked this 8 years ago
Compressing wedding video demo for web
by Rob Fourchalk 8 years ago
Hi again all you's event videographers. Poop for brains here requesting once again for some expert advice. Just trying to upload some 5 min wedding highlight reels (shot in hdv 30p)onto my website. Us
Re: Compressing wedding video demo for web
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
Rob, If it were me, I wouldn't use H.264 or a quicktime format to embed on the web for people to see. Not everyone may be able to watch it in that format, especially PC users. You could export from yo
Grounds for legal action. What would you guys do?
by Dylan Hargreaves 8 years ago
Hey CoW folk, Had an interesting development today regarding a job that's left me in the position of being able to take legal action against the client. I wanted to canvas some opinion about what othe
Re: Grounds for legal action. What would you guys do?
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
I'd have to agree with Mark. It's annoying and happens to me from time to time but definitely NOT worth taking any further, Just get a 50% non-refundable deposit upfront next time and you'll greatly r
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Vegas effect not showing up
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
The vegas effects won't show up on anything I apply it to at all. Does anyone have a solution for this I'm using CS5 on a Mac. Michael Folorunsho - Freelance Filmmaker www.mikedoesmedia.com www.hitchs
Re: Vegas effect not showing up
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 8 years ago
No problems here. If you're using a Mask, ensure that you have selected a mask within the appropriate property. Do take note that 2 vertices alone may not be sufficient to kickstart Vegas. A minimum o
Mic Interference at the Ceremony
by Thomas Hughes 8 years ago
We film multiple weddings each weekend. We send several crews out. Can I hear what people use to mic the ceremony What mics, what techniques, how you choose the frequencies you work in We use Lectroso
Re: Mic Interference at the Ceremony
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
I'm no audio expert but have you considered using a separate audio recorder like the zoom H1 I did previously use wireless lav mics for weddings but recently switched to using the H1...the quality is
How many gigs do you shoot: a follow up
by Brent Dunn 8 years ago
I see this question a lot. How much footage do you shoot at a wedding I respond, as little as possible. I just shot a 2 cam, 8 hr. wedding over the weekend. I ended up with 103 Gig's of footage. I thi
Re: How many gigs do you shoot: a follow up
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
Yep i agree with you. I never understood the whole 'shoot as much footage as possible' idea that many videographers seem to have. I usually know exactly how i'm going to edit so i only shoot what i th
DVD is 'skipping chapters'
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
A client I recently completed a video for is saying that the DVD I made them seems to be randomly skipping chapters. They said that the DVD will get to the end of a chapter and rather than just procee
Re: DVD is 'skipping chapters'
by Michael Lorushe 8 years ago
Thanks for your reply Noah. What other brand(s) would you recommend Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Dead Island - Amazing Video Game Trailer
by Scott Roberts 9 years ago
This is a trailer that I saw yesterday for a zombie-apocalypse type video game called Dead Island. And I've watched it about 5 more times since last night, I think it's incredible. It's extremely cine
Re: Dead Island - Amazing Video Game Trailer
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Agreed...amazing. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Narrow vertical black bars on both sides of video on export
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi, I've recently made the switch from Premiere CS3 to CS5. I've just finished editing a 1920x1080 project and I want to export to MPEG2-DVD as a widescreen DVD to burn later in Encore. Problem is, wh
Re: Narrow vertical black bars on both sides of video on export
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
You're * Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Optimum settings for video: ISO & Aperture...
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
So I've been shooting DSLR video on my T2i for a little while now and I'm generally happy with my settings results. However I want to see if I can squeeze more quality from my camera lenses. Here's my
Re: Optimum settings for video: ISO & Aperture...
by Jason Jenkins 9 years ago
Nice article, Chris. Thanks for the link. Jason Jenkins Flowmotion Media Video production... with style!
60d or xha1?
by Roz Domin 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm fairly new to the videography world and I've come across a recent conundrum. I currently own a canon XH-A1 where I do all my video projects on and have been attracted into the video t
Re: 60d or xha1?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Roz, I wouldn't bother with a DOF adapter. They eat up light, add to your set up time and make your camera front-end heavy. You'd be better off getting a T2i for the money you'd spend on a DOF adap
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Twitter connection not working...
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
...but facebook connection works fine. I'm referring to the cool functionality you guys added to link posts to your profiles on facebook and twitter. I usually click on both boxes but only the faceboo
Re: Twitter connection not working...
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Works great now, thanks! Didn't see that revoke box before. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Profile
by Brent Dunn 9 years ago
I use profile settings for my video camera. Does anyone have some good profile settings for the 5D MII or 7D Brent Dunn Owner Director Editor DunnRight Films DunnRight Video.com Video Marketing Toolbo
Re: Profile
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
There are mixed opinions on using custom 'flat' picture profiles on DSLRs. I have a couple of them stored on my T2i but have to admit I don't like the look of them. They make skin tones look weird esp
Taking requests for new DSLR Podcasts
by Richard Harrington 9 years ago
We're going to record some new episodes next week.... Can't make any promises, but requests are welcome. Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Vid
Re: Taking requests for new DSLR Podcasts
by Bill Davis 9 years ago
Please explain to the entire world why spending $3-5k to purchase a video capable DSLR is exactly the same as spending $3-5k to buy a nice used piano. EVERYONE intuitively understands that ownership o
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Michael Lorushe liked this 9 years ago
Considering getting a few old prime lenses off ebay,,,
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I found a really old Pentax stills camera with a Pentax 50mm f 2.0 prime lens in my house not too long ago. So the other day, I tried mounting it on my 550D; of course it didn't fit but I was pleasant
Re: Considering getting a few old prime lenses off ebay,,,
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Great stuff...thanks for all the information guys. Really appreciated. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Zoom H1 with the Audio-Technica ATR3350...?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi, I'm on the market for a portable handy recorder and a lavalier microphone. I want to move away from using radio mics, such as the Sennheiser G2...too many issues with interference, quality etc. I
Re: Zoom H1 with the Audio-Technica ATR3350...?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Okay, thanks guys. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
550D low light capabilities
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I'm new to the world of DSLR video and after countless hours researching on blogs, forums, youtube, vimeo etc...I decided to purchased a 550d T2i with a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens. Today I tested it out
Re: 550D low light capabilities
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Stephen, I already knew how to change the aperture but do admit it took me a while to figure out at first. I won't send the camera back but I'm still kinda confused as to why everyone is saying tha
EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
by Thomas Morter-Laing 9 years ago
Ok so Im now getting a 550d Rebel T2i (thanks for the advice about that everyone!) and want a battery grip for obvious reasons, for shooting video. I was thinking about getting a third party one throu
Re: EOS 550d/T2I Battery Grip news?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I bought a T2i recently with this battery grip: http: cgi.ebay.co.uk ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=200519777994&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_5373wt_1219 Works fine for me. Being able to use an extra b
Canon 7D and low contrast
by Phil Lister 9 years ago
Whenever I view footage from my 7D, it never seems to have much contrast which in turn, makes it look a little murky. What are all of the proper settings for shooting HD on the 7D I'm using a Canon 28
Re: Canon 7D and low contrast
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I shoot on neutral with sharpness and contrast turned all the way down; saturation down one notch. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Giving thanks...
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Thanks to our very good hosts, the Lindebooms, and their team of expert friends, for another year of help, news, and inspiration. Your site is goldmine for me, full of tips that help me do my job and
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Michael Lorushe liked this 9 years ago
Re: Giving thanks...
by David Roth Weiss 9 years ago
Happy Thanksgiving to you Mark, to the big chiefs in Paso Robles, and to all Business & Marketing Cows. David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los Angeles http: www.dr
Interview technique
by Geoff McKay 9 years ago
Hello All, I'm looking for a few suggestions on interview technique. I will be shooting a long interview this weekend (perhaps and hour) and am trying to solve a couple of problems. 1. Normally, I kee
Re: Interview technique
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Don't complicate things with wireless; if it is a sit-down intervew, go hard-wired mics. My typical technique when working interviews like this, single-camera, would be to change up my shots VERY fast
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Fun trailer
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
Here is a "mockumentary" trailer that I thought was funny: http: www.youtube.com watch v=GLgh9h2ePYw Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Motion Training DVD Check out my Motion Tutorials
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Re: Fun trailer
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Dead-on BBC Documentary impression. We used to do that voice at the dinner table while watching my kids eat. Faking a breathless David Attenborough, I would narrate a story about how my younger son at
Quicktime export is huge or bad.
by Kev Holloway 9 years ago
Hey, Apologies in advance for the noob previously asked question - I've been looking through different forums for a while but no joy. I'm new to video (I work in stills), and have a simple task I'm do
Re: Quicktime export is huge or bad.
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Kev, What codecs are you using for your quicktime exports Have you tried H.264 or Photo JPEG Mike Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Frequently Asked Questions
by Mike Cohen 9 years ago
Some of the hosts and users thought it would be a good idea to start a Frequently Asked Questions thread on this forum, since we see a lot of repetition in posts from new users. Lucky for us, the folk
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Fernando Mol liked this 9 years ago
Re: Frequently Asked Questions
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
How long has it been there I've never noticed it before. Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Need feedback
by Jeff Mack 9 years ago
I am a freelancer just starting out in this business. I have taken a different approach to a demo reel and I would like to get some feedback if you have the time. Since I have done a lot of different
Re: Need feedback
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Jeff, Okay, I see your stance. I guess it depends on how you look at it...I would think that if a potential client is interested in some sort of video production, they'll either want to have a quic
Can you Critique my Trailer?
by Jordan Tan 9 years ago
Hi, I work with a small amateur film group called JBR Pro. We just made our first fairly long film, called Vitality. I edited the first trailer and want to see what pros or anybody would think. Done w
Re: Can you Critique my Trailer?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Jordon, I'd say it's generally rather random. There isn't really any sense of narrative to it, just people running around trying to shoot each other. What is the story Who are the main characters W
professional critiques
by Marcel Lee 9 years ago
I did this for sandals resorts here in jamaica, can someone give me a professional critiques of the editing. i had used all the available shots for the edit, and i realized that there were some crucia
Re: professional critiques
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I like it! Maybe a few less camera tilts and pans and more locked-down shots (especially between the :45 to 1:15 mark) might have a made it a little more dynamic....just a thought. Michael Folorunsho
Flickr/SEO
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Already signed up to youtube, facebook, linkedIn etc...you guys think it's worth setting up a Flickr account too to help with SEO Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Re: Flickr/SEO
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
As long as you are contributing photo's to the Flikr community. There are several factors that impact SEO and ranking, but one that is very important is links. By having a Flikr account and posting im
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How much HD Video will fit on a Single-Layer DVD?
by Ben Weinberg 9 years ago
Hi everybody, I'm not naive, I know it would not be much at all, but it may not be a problem as long as I know our limitations. I am in charge of our video department and up until recently, we have do
Re: How much HD Video will fit on a Single-Layer DVD?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Hi Ben. 'Single-Layer DVDs' play standard definition video only, not HD. You can of course down-convert HD video to conform to the standard definition DVD spec, but DVDs play standard definition video
Bringing PPRO timeline into Encore or not?
by Brad Ballew 9 years ago
Is there a quality difference between sending your PPRO timeline straight to Encore as opposed to encoding an mpeg and bringing the video file in I am working with h.264 1080p video from canon 7D on m
Re: Bringing PPRO timeline into Encore or not?
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
If your video is going to a regular SD DVD then export as mpeg-2 and import into Encore. Encore won't need to transcode it again. Generally, for optimum quality, the less exports conversions, the bett
Exporing Quicktime with Media Encoder
by Jim Crum 9 years ago
Have a two camera shoot of a dance company and one cam is a stop or so darker than the other. Talked to a colorist to get a quote for colorizing and he asks that I send a sample of both cams in Quickt
Re: Exporing Quicktime with Media Encoder
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
If it's just a sample, then couldn't you just send it using H.264 or a codec that looks better to you Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor www.mikedoesmedia.com
Audio Time Units out of sync when I move tracks
by Abe Marks 9 years ago
Greetings, I'll start by saying I have searched high and low and found no info regarding this issue. I'm working in Premiere Pro CS4 editing an interview with 3 different audio tracks (Mic1, Mic2, Boo
Re: Audio Time Units out of sync when I move tracks
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
Not sure why that's happening. Maybe try clipping each audio track where you want each to start, export one each separately and re-import them. Audio video sync problems are no stranger to Premiere. M
Audio Technica 1800 series wireless systems
by Ed Denton 9 years ago
I'm a freelance sound recordist looking at getting a wireless mic system for ENG style recording. I would LOVE to get Lectrosonics but - you guessed it - I can't afford them. So until that time comes
Re: Audio Technica 1800 series wireless systems
by Ed Denton 9 years ago
I'm writing this approximately 3 months after my last post where I was enquiring about the Audio Technica 1800 series wireless systems. In this time I have bought them and can now comment on my experi
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Using 120v 60Hz light kit in 240v 50Hz country
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Hi guys, I'm interested in purchasing this light kit: http: www.tubetape.net servlet the-94 MXLIGHT-TWIN-LAMP-THREE Detail These lights require a power input of 120v 60Hz. The issue is that i'll be us
Re: Using 120v 60Hz light kit in 240v 50Hz country
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
John & Richard, I just wanted to say a big thanks to all your help and advice. I order the lights and did exactly what you advised: changed the plug from a US to UK plug and swapped the bulbs from 120
Very new to premiere... and very lost. Questions inside :)
by Derek Thiessen 10 years ago
I just started playing around with Premiere 2 days ago so forgive me if I'm asking the wrong dumb questions. I'll fill in what I've done so far. I created my project in DV - NTSC Standard 32kHz as I h
Re: Very new to premiere... and very lost. Questions inside :)
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Hi Derek, Generally you want your project settings to match the settings of your source footage, so at the very least you shouldn't be using the DV - NTSC Standard 32kHz preset since your footage is i
Exporting video from Premiere CS2 for use in Final Cut Pro
by Jon Devine 10 years ago
I am looking for the best possible settings for exporting an SD timeline in Premiere CS2 to be imported into Final Cut Pro. I tried uncompressed Quicktime but the filesize is already too big to easily
Re: Exporting video from Premiere CS2 for use in Final Cut Pro
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Try the animation or photo-jpeg codecs. Michael Folorunsho Clicktone Media Mike Does Media Creative Dynamic Video Production www.clicktonemedia.com www.mikedoesmedia.com
Studying for the business - looking for helpful advice
by Hunter Hempen 10 years ago
Hi, I'm just gonna ramble on here a bit - hope this can be on open discussion, because I'm gonna have a lot of questions... Anywhoo, I'm already familiar with CreativeCow but my mass comm professor re
Re: Studying for the business - looking for helpful advice
by Roy Schneider 10 years ago
How do you get a start in this business Is that your question! I have been in it for 22 years and still ask!!! This business is as broad as your question. The bottom line is the more experience you ha
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converting ntsc into pal
by Romeo Meier 10 years ago
converting ntsc into pal seemms easy but i realized that there is a big problem what sound conserns how do i match sound so that the video plays right please give detailed instructions.
Re: converting ntsc into pal
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Hi Romeo, It's difficult to give 'detailed instructions' or any instructions when your post is so vague. What exactly is the problem How is the sound not playing back correctly If you take the time to
Javascript problem: Popup message after form validation
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Hi, I currently have a form that validates when submitted and also has a popup message to confirm its been sent. The problem is that the popup message appears whether the form has been successfully va
Re: Javascript problem: Popup message after form validation
by Fernando Mol 10 years ago
OK, I don't have the code for you, but this is what you need to do: Validate the form If valid, send to the new page In the new page display or send your confirmation message I hope this helps *Remem
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They're just not that into you....
by John Davidson 10 years ago
Today I had lunch with a friend who's a network VP. We had a nice chat about the economy and the state of production companies and agencies, particularly in the LA area. At one point a topic came up t
Re: They're just not that into you....
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
Patrick is absolutely correct. Post cards work wonderfully. What many individuals cannot get thru their skulls is that you have to make out 100 post cards to get ONE client lead - but that is one clie
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Post your links!
by Fernando Mol 10 years ago
It's really hard to help anybody when there's just a description of the problem. Please, always post a link to your sites. There have been so many post with no links and vague explanations of the prob
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Re: Post your links!
by Richard Williams 10 years ago
well said that man! :o) Richard Williams p.s. Please remember to rate our post replies and tick if solved. Also, please remember that we here are NOT employed by Adobe, we do this out of love and fun,
Is meeting new/potential clients face-to-face an inefficient use of time (and money)?
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Every client or potential client is different; some prefer to communicate via email while some prefer to talk on the phone. What do you guys think about potential clients who want to meet in person Do
Re: Is meeting new/potential clients face-to-face an inefficient use of time (and money)?
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Thanks guys for sharing your opinions on this. It seems the general consensus would be to pre-qualify a potenital client by asking lots of questions about what they need over the phone or email; and o
Deinterlace to Progressive using Encore's Progressive Preset
by Michael Dexter 10 years ago
Hi there, I am a wedding videographer. I have been happy editing my (interlaced) footage in Pinnacle Studio 12. I ouput to AVI (interlaced). Then I put together my project in Encore Automatic Transcod
Re: Deinterlace to Progressive using Encore's Progressive Preset
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Hi Michael, Since nobody else responded to you, here's my opinion based on my limited technical knowledge on how SD video should look on LCD Plasmas... Based on my experience on watching normal SD DVD
Encore keeps crashing
by Gypsy Taub 10 years ago
I have Encore CS4. It keeps craching every single time. ANy suggestions
Re: Encore keeps crashing
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Have you tried to reinstall Encore How about trashing your the Encore preference file Michael Folorunsho Clicktone Media www.youtube.com clicktonemedia
Reccomendations: Cinematography & Lighting DVDs/Books
by Anderson Black 10 years ago
I'm looking to buy a good training DVD (preferably) or book about achieving cinematic lighting for the digital independent filmmaker. What do you guys recommend Thanks.
Re: Reccomendations: Cinematography & Lighting DVDs/Books
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
I would recommend: 'Lighting for Digital Video & Television' by John Jackman. Michael Folorunsho Clicktone Media www.youtube.com clicktonemedia
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