At just 29, Michal Trzaska is already a 11 year veteran in the film industry. After graduating from Endicott College with a BFA in Visual Communications, he worked as a Senior TV Producer at Kaplowe Studios. Michal has an amazingly keen eye for vis... [more]
At just 29, Michal Trzaska is already a 11 year veteran in the film industry. After graduating from Endicott College with a BFA in Visual Communications, he worked as a Senior TV Producer at Kaplowe Studios. Michal has an amazingly keen eye for visual aesthetics and a sense of professionalism that he brings to every project.
November 29th 2006
Gradient Banding by John Orchard 9 years ago Hey guys! Anyone have a workaround for bad gradient banding My only solution has been to export in ProRes, but the files are just too large. John
Re: Gradient Banding by Michal Trzaska 6 years ago Gradient Bending is vary annoying, I found it that if you make your gradient in Photoshop and add the noise filter it helps a lot. If you are in Final cut you will need to do some more work. To your g
Which DSLR to get? action/snowboarding by Dylan Pipe 8 years ago I am looking to buy a DSLR,I am new to photography and videography world as you can tell. I am going to be filming Snowboarding and Skateboarding. I have been looking at canon t1i,t2i,t3i. But havent
7D metering with Nikon manual lenses by Bob Pierce 8 years ago Hey Everybody, I'm wondering if it's possible to use the 7D's meter while using Nikon manual lenses. It doesn't work for me, and wanted to check here in case I have something set wrong. If not, how ar
Re: 7D metering with Nikon manual lenses by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago good to hear :) Michal Trzaska Editor, Colorist, Director of Photography, VFX Artist and Motion Graphics Artist MeHow Design TV Commercials for your Google TV ads. Web Videos that get results 2011 Dem
Tosh.O by RUssell BElleret 8 years ago Hey community, was wondering if I could get some help. I love the opening logo animation for the new season of Tosh.O, but I can't figure out how it is made.Any ideas Is each letter sliced up individu
Re: Tosh.O by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago nice, post a link to what you come up with. Thanx, that was a fun night of shooting. Michal Trzaska Editor, Colorist, Director of Photography, VFX Artist and Motion Graphics Artist MeHow Design TV Com
Which lens for video canon 550d by Suley Suleman 8 years ago Ok, im getting the base on its own and now need to get some lens for video. Ive been looking around trying to learn and see what are good lens, ive worked out the DSLR does not have image stabalisatio
Re: Which lens for video canon 550d by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago If you go with a Nikon lens you will also need an adapter, $10-$35. The Nikon do have a solid build and a better focus ring. But also canon will have a direct link to your camera, you will have the au
Canon EOS 600D Log and Transfer by Nick Currey 8 years ago Hi, We have some footage shot on the Canon EOS 600D, and we can't seem to bring those in through L&T in Final Cut. We have done this with footage from the 5D II with no problem. We could transcode thi
Re: Canon EOS 600D Log and Transfer by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago mhhhh it should work the same as the 5D footage. The only suggestion I would have is to make a Disk Image of the card onto your harddrive using Disc Utility. Eject the Card and mount the image then op
HD Titles by Andy Niblo 8 years ago Hi Community, I have recently been doing the opening and closing titles for my film and have hit a couple of niggles. Diagonal lines are not smooth, they show a slightly pixellated edge. I made then i
Re: HD Titles by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago mhhhhh, this sounds like interlacing to me. or quality issue. Composition Settings resolution should be full Render Queue in Render Settings Make sure Field Render is Off to get a progressive signal.
30 Second Commercial Run Time by Chris Mercury 8 years ago I'm prepping a 30 second commercial for air for the first time, and I just have a quick question about the total run time. I know it should only actually run 29.5 seconds, but is it better to export a
Re: 30 Second Commercial Run Time by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago I wish there was a straight answer for this one but the fact is that each TV station has different requirements for delivering TV Commercials. So just make your spot 30 sec long and be ready to have a
Motion Tracking Software by Greg Burke 8 years ago Hey can anyone recommend good cheap 3d Motion tracking software, I mainly just wanna learn the ins and outs and see if its something Id be interested in before i spend 5,000$. Thanks much!
Re: Motion Tracking Software by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago I would work with Icarus it will give you the foundation without the pressure to learn it all in a 30 day trial. After that I would do the trial versions of each available tracker see how it works, so
Font used on upcoming shows on TBS by Eric Nicastro 8 years ago I'm not certain where to post this. But I'm trying to figure out the font used on the TBS network. Not the font used for the TBS logo and tag line. But where the bug pops up with upcoming shows. It ca
Re: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago did you try using whatthefont sometimes it helps, not always but worth a try. I usually do a screen grab of a section with a large word of two and upload that to the web page http: new.myfonts.com Wha
Audio recording for interview by Sean Cramdon 8 years ago I am wanting to shoot some documentary interviews on my Canon 60D and was wondering if anyone had any tips for a entry level to mid level audio recording set up Thank you!
Re: Audio recording for interview by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago I use the H4n for my audio needs, it was $$$, and I worry about batteries, and it is a bit of a pain if I don't have a 2nd person with me and I am on the move. But man each and every time I get back t
Simple 1 day Documentary shot with 7D by Al Bergstein 8 years ago Hi folks. Just finished up a short (13 minute) documentary on a day water sampling in the Puget Sound region. I was able to tag along for a one day shoot with my 7D, 10mm and 17 to 50mm Sigma lens, an
Canon 5d Workflow Suggestions? by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 8 years ago Hi All, I'm beginning a documentary, shooting on the 5d, with external sound to an h4N. I'm expecting a lot of footage, so I don't want to convert to ProRes422 right away; as of now I am archiving my
Re: Canon 5d Workflow Suggestions? by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago Last summer I filmed a feature film using a 7D on most days on some a 5D and a 7D and the H4n using all 4 channels. We would make a disk image of each SD card using Disk Utility and each H4n audio car
Does 7D show audio levels like the 5D? by joseph wilkins 8 years ago So I have a 5D.. and annoying as it is that is does not display during capture, at least I can visually see my audio levels peaking in the Live Video mode menu before rolling. Does the 7D have this fe
DSLR - Shooting in hi & lo lights by Sean Cramdon 8 years ago I have been shooting video with my Canon 60D and have been having some trouble getting good looking, well-lit shots when in very bright and low light conditions. I am shooting at 24frames with 1 50 sh
Re: DSLR - Shooting in hi & lo lights by Michal Trzaska 8 years ago Using a faster lens in darker situations was addressed, intervals of 160 on the ISO was covered as well, external monitoring and use of histogram help tremendously. I'll touch on the bright situations
Problem w/green screen keying properly. by Luis Perez 8 years ago Hello all...I have lit, shot and edited scattered green screen productions over the years, but always with people as subjects. I have always had good results especially since the subjects were far eno