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Mike Cohen

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Specialist in medical education and training, surgical video production, distance learning, multimedia based education, project management.
I dabble in book publishing, cooking and DIY projects. Any excuse to buy tools is a good one!
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April 11th 2001
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Guardians 2
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
No, not the thing with owls. The thing with a de-aged Kurt Russel, and a current-aged David Hasselhoff, the talking tree and five post- credit bonus scenes, with two cameos by Stan Lee and one each by
Re: Guardians 2
by Mike Cohen 3 weeks ago
I tried to see this movie twice over the weekend and it was sold out. I have not seen a sold out movie since Interstellar. It is an interesting point about Marvel vs DC movies. While Man of Steel and
Premiere crashing - CC and CS6
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
I have a MSI laptop - i7-5700HQ 2.70ghz, 16gig ram, windows 10, GTX 970M Used to run Premiere CC 2015 with no issues. Now with Premiere CC 2017.0. v11.0, Tanq I can import video and start working on a
Scotty Trek, Beyond
by Mark Suszko 10 months ago
Saw "Star Trek; Beyond" tonight. The ADHD members of the audience should find the editing and story pace about right. People who are susceptible to motion sickness might want to wait for the video. It
Re: Scotty Trek, Beyond
by Mike Cohen 5 months ago
Over the Summer I had hoped to see some of the tent pole films in the theater but it didn't happen. I just watched Beyond on DVD. It was not so good. I agree with Mark's analysis that they are making
Netflix Originals
by Mike Cohen 5 months ago
Hi there. It has been a while since I have grazed the pastures. I have spent a fair number of hours on Netflix as the days have grown shorter and have discovered a lot of good original content. Netfli
Re: Netflix Originals
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I watched A Series of Unfortunate Events and really liked it. The first episode is hard to get through because it really only sets the whole series up. Once we figured out that every two episodes is o
Jane Got a Gun
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=XsTWArbgeD8 Once again, I'm going to put my fancy liberal arts degree to good use, and do another free form movie review, where I just let the thoughts and critiques ran
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Re: Jane Got a Gun
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
A few thoughts: I don't remember Ewan McGregor being mentioned in "Janie's Got a Gun." My recollection was Samuel L Jackson, though 1989 was a confusing time for me. I thought that timeline of product
Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on an iMac
by Adam Read 2 years ago
Can anyone please confirm if the Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 version will work on an iMac using its USB 3 port I am moving over to a Mac from a PC, and would rather use the same device, than have to buy
Re: Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on an iMac
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Danny Hays "First of all, OSX doesn't support the USB3 Shuttle. I assume your mac has a USB3 port." This is confusing. Does OSX support the Shuttle USB 3 or not I'm thinking of buying one to capture
Star Wars... a rant (no spoilers)
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hey kids... Ok, this has pretty much nothing to do with business or marketing, but wanted to rant to my friends in here. Ok, I'll ask "Is this good business practice" right off the bat here...to justi
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Re: Star Wars... a rant (no spoilers)
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Some sequences were shot in IMAX - the link has some movie stills if you have not seen any of the trailers or the movie http: i0.wp.com bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com slashfilm wp wp-content images ZZ327
2016 Golden Globes
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Yawn.....what an absolutely boring awards show. The director should be fined for making truly bad television. Ricky Gervais is right, you could do these in 30 minutes. And for the love of Godard - let
Re: 2016 Golden Globes
by Jeff Breuer 1 year ago
I didn't watch it, but when I caught up on the buzz that night one of the first big pieces of news I heard was Stallone's big win and inspiring speech. When I watched it all I could think was, he didn
20 Mini Reviews for the Holidays!
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
I got majorly backlogged over the last few months with movies to write reviews for, and if I don't do it now all at once, I know I'll never do it. So if your Uncle Tony starts to get a little *too* op
Re: 20 Mini Reviews for the Holidays!
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Can I try..... I had 3 days off work and packed in a lot of televised entertainment: San Andreas Give me a brief synopsis: Scientist played by Paul Giamatti figures out how to predict earthquakes. The
The Force Awakens
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Hello Creative Cow. It was 1977, the original Star Wars was being advertised heavily. This trailer makes it hard to believe the movie was so good: https: www.youtube.com watch v=vP_1T4ilm8M For some r
Re: The Force Awakens
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Wow - as a satirical article it is cleverly written, though the author doesn't accurately describe some of the events. The problem with such a fake article is that there is a captive audience of right
If Bob Zelin was a Movie Reviewer
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Appropriate that this reviewer is named Movie Bob. I swear if the Cow's own Bob Zelin was a movie reviewer, this is exactly what it would sound like..... http: thedailybanter.com 2015 07 this-absolute
Re: If Bob Zelin was a Movie Reviewer
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
WOW. I will have to watch this whole thing some time, but nicely done and probably very accurate. But let's see how a movie like this could come to pass. Adam Sandler still has some clout given his bo
Direct mail advertising
by Jacob Anderson 2 years ago
Hello everyone! I'm new to direct mail advertising so just have a few questions to ask. How effective is it today in the field of marketing Does the offer have to be free shipping or free gift to be s
Re: Direct mail advertising
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
We use direct mail and see a spike in direct to customer product sales timed with each catalog. We also do email marketing, though generally to smaller more targeted lists of past customers. Mike Cohe
Canon AVCHD
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Everything you shoot comes off the card as numbered MTS files. If you just transfer each card to a named folder on a hard drive, and import with media browser, all is peachy, except for the fact that
Re: Canon AVCHD
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Thus far I have been bulk renaming files, by adding a prefix (ie, XYZ-project_saturday_cam1_001.mts) and then importing the files as files, not using media browser. I'm sure somewhere an AVCHD enginee
Need PC Recommendations ASAP
by peter tours 3 years ago
Forgive me if this duplicates previous posts, but it's 3am and the new boss wants recommendations ASAP. Just started working in a shop with homebrew PCs w.o. approved GPU so software only. They are go
Re: Need PC Recommendations ASAP
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Hi - late to the party here. Forgive me, but I am using a Core2 Quad machine (home built (not by me)), Q9300 @2.50Ghz - Windows 7, 8 gigs ram, GeForce 9600 GT, with USB3 non-RAID storage. System was b
USB 3.0 RAID - Any increase in performance vs non-RAID USB drives?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Wondering if anyone has used products like these: http: www.lacie.com us products product.htm id=10601 or http: g-technology.com products g-raid Obviously RAID performance with USB 3.0 will not match
Re: USB 3.0 RAID - Any increase in performance vs non-RAID USB drives?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I was just googling the information which turns out to be in this thread. It seems we answered my own question a year ago. Long live the cow! Mike Cohen
That "n/c" item on the invoice
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
On this forum, what I'm about to confess is probably considered criminal, or at least shameful, but nonetheless, I'm willing to take the heat, for the sake of hearing your response. Please note, this
Re: That "n/c" item on the invoice
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
It depends upon a few factors: Your business model Your relationship with clients Your client's expectations Your business model How do you charge for projects If everything is a la carte, then perhap
Feature Request - make multiple new sequences
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
You know how you can drag a piece of media to the "new" icon and get a sequence with the media's settings It would be awesome if you could drag multiple items to the "new" icon and get multiple sequen
Re: Feature Request - make multiple new sequences
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
On the plus side CC lets you rename a nested sequence and have that actually be reflected on a sequence containing a renamed nest It's the little things that make a difference Mike
In over my head complicated tilt shift workflow
by Sadie Granberg 3 years ago
So I am working for a client that specifically wanted to shoot some exterior video using a tilt-shift lens. We booked and rented the lens and went out to shoot before the deadline, but on the days we
Re: In over my head complicated tilt shift workflow
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
You may have solved already, but you could keep it in Premiere, assuming your shots are locked off, and make a few layers of the same video, blur fore, middle and background to your liking, and use tr
CC ctrl+D
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Normally as long as the play head is at a cut, and the track is active, you can hit ctrl+D to apply default transition. Now it seems the two clips need to be selected. Is that the new normal On the pl
Re: CC ctrl+D
by Ann Bens 3 years ago
Behavior has not been changed. Did you target the track Select many clips and add transition has been around since CS6. (add default transition to selection) ------------------------------------------
ProRes issues with CC14 on Windows
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
You do not always know you have a corrupt video file until you try to play it, and that is usually inside Premiere. The file in question is a ProRes file recorded with a KiPro. Normally if Premiere ca
Re: ProRes issues with CC14 on Windows
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Quicktime is installed. 8gigs ram. ProRes files which are not corrupt import just fine and play back, but stability is in question. Granted it is a non-Mac laptop
Can Adobe answer this, and/or fix?
by Kent Beeson 3 years ago
I use latest PP CC 2014 and hope to continue to but this is slightly disturbing - anyone else experience the same output issues http: noamkroll.com there-is-massive-quality-difference-between-fcp-x-pr
Re: Can Adobe answer this, and/or fix?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
If you read the whole thread, the best comment is from Walt Biscardi, who points out that you can't make a blanket judgement of software based upon one person's experience. Everyone has a slightly dif
Ki Pro as a sound recorder?
by John Mallidis 3 years ago
Hi everybody. A year ago or more, I found online a tip on how to trick the AJA Ki Pro Mini to record sound only from a microphone connected to the XLR inputs WITHOUT a camera connected to it. I have u
Re: Ki Pro as a sound recorder?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
you used to need video of some kind to go with the audio, however I would suspect that absent video you would just get a blue screen. On the PIX240, which is similar to the KiPro, if you remove a vide
Some movement with the FAA on aerial photography with drones
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Sounds like we have good lobbiests in Washington pushing for video production use of drones. At the same time it is the news gathering and privacy guidelines that are the hold up. Private productions
Re: Some movement with the FAA on aerial photography with drones
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
and a related article about production specifically http: www.cnn.com 2014 06 04 tech innovation movies-drones-faa index.html iid=article_sidebar
Taking Credit Cards
by Jason Jenkins 3 years ago
Any easy way to accept a credit card, besides PayPal I have a client that apparently must pay me with a credit card. Usually I'm paid with a check, but in the case of credit cards, I normally I just s
Re: Taking Credit Cards
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Seeing as we are partly a direct to customer outfit we have a merchant account with a traditional CC machine. Website transactions go through electronically. We also use a machine for transactions at
My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
On Monday the local biz paper wrote an article about how I use LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function. It barely scratches the surface of how I use it but suffice it to say it really, really works and it
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Re: My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
I use LinkedIn for the following purposes: Participate in some forums. However most forums are for people in the same industry. Kind of like I don't expect Mark or Todd or Nick to hire me for producti
Sony SxS Cards VS. SxS-SDHC Adaptors
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Hey everyone, yes, I am posting a question that many have already dealt with from severals years ago, to present, even as new Sony cameras are released, media cards are still being used and some cheap
Re: Sony SxS Cards VS. SxS-SDHC Adaptors
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
While plenty of people have had no issues, most video work is too important to risk having a problem. Using SD cards with a camera which has a native SD slot is one thing, but using an adapter is basi
How do you like Creative Cloud *today*?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
The users need to make some rain. CC use is locked up due to some glitch at Adobe. Apparently worldwide. For those of you who base your shops on the Adobe Creative Cloud, is this just a momentary bug,
Re: How do you like Creative Cloud *today*?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Are you all saying that when the CC server went down you could not use your local software I thought CC only had to re-authorize once every 30 days.
Which camera would you get for future productions and why? PMW300 or the PXW-Z100 that shoots 4K?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Looking at getting some camera upgrades here in the near future. Been looking at several. I've been eyeing the pmw300, as well as the pxw-z100. Love to hear your thoughts. Thanks. Tom Laughlin Produce
Re: Which camera would you get for future productions and why? PMW300 or the PXW-Z100 that shoots 4K?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
There is certainly a lot of industry hype about 4K, but you need to do what makes sense for your business. We are in a similar boat - we produce everything in 1080, but 90% of customers view on a DVD
AV Sync
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Not really a good forum for this, so here goes - maybe Bob Zelin or someone with some engineering knowledge could chime in please. In live events we have a mixture of slides (Powerpoint) and I-Mag, sh
Re: AV Sync
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Thanks for the feedback Denis. Yes we learned that the switcher adds about 1 frame of delay and there is another frame or two somewhere in the system, so when we play back recorded files, the lip sync
liability insurance for live event at hotel
by James Redmond 3 years ago
Hi! I am video recording a live seminar at a hotel in April. Because the presenter will be using me, the hotel is asking that I provide $2,000,000 worth of liability insurance. Does anyone know of a i
Re: liability insurance for live event at hotel
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Not just for live events. We get asked for our certificate of insurance all the time by property managers, hospitals and equipment rental houses. In addition to insurance, gaffer tape and sandbags are
Display social media feed during live event
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
I think I have a solution for this using Crowd Convergence but wondering if anyone has done this, either as a ticker at the bottom of the main projection screen, or on a secondary dedicated screen. We
Re: Display social media feed during live event
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
we ended up using CrowdConvergence.com - they offer a $50 week option which is perfect for a 3-day event. you have to buy each visualization separately, so if you want a ticker and a full screen visua
How to present video to your clients
by Willem Scholtes 3 years ago
Hi there fellow film makers, I was wondering how all of you present you're videos tough out a project. Usually after the shoot i wont see the client so all communication goes over the phone and email.
Re: How to present video to your clients
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
We use one of the transfer file services, for client ease of use. Most people know to download the file, though most of the services let you view in the browser as well. I see the download count and s
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