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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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Solo
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Right out the gate, I have to say I really enjoyed the film Solo and I'm not sure why there seems to be so much hate for the film. I'm not sure if it has more to do with it having lots of problems dur
Re: Solo
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Jeff Hinkle "And Mike, that entire set of books is fantastic. I need to re-read them one of these days." No spoilers please - I don't want to know if Empire or Jedi were finished on time!
Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Randy Hansen 2 months ago
Literally, the title states what happened. I've worked here for about 9 months. The other day, the boss walked in with a box of a dozen or so external hard drives from the past decade containing video
Re: Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Check out Gentibus - it will scan your hard drive and create a searchable catalogue of folders and files. It won't organzie anything but it may be a good first step just to know what you have.
Article: Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much?
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
TV & Movie Appreciation Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical.
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Re: Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much?
by George Riddell 4 weeks ago
I still want more. And so does everybody I know. I don't see that ending anytime soon.
Opening Premiere Pro cc2018 project files in Premiere Pro cc2017
by Joseph Freeman III 2 months ago
I have a project (ProRes) which forced me to upgrade to cc2018 due to the format the project was submitted for VFX, color correcting and audio cleanup. Having been burnt from the problems from the cc2
Re: Opening Premiere Pro cc2018 project files in Premiere Pro cc2017
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
good to know - thanks
Editing Big TV shows
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=7ojMQlP1cR8 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing Big TV shows
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Kind of interesting but the camera work is almost unwatchable. You could remove the on-cam bits with the editor and make it a better video. Mike Cohen
How to become better at editing when you don't have a lot to edit or film?
by Scott Fleener 2 months ago
I live in a smaller city and I am making the best of it however I'm wanting more practice with editing especially with the. Adobe Cloud. Any suggestions on how to become a better Videogrpaher, Editor,
Re: How to become better at editing when you don't have a lot to edit or film?
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Get some friends and shoot anything you can. Improvised scenes with an iphone is a good way to start. Current technology allows anyone to shoot and edit video without investing large sums of money. Se
This one thing...
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Just ran across this from This Guy Edits. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Pr-YtQlSU_I - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: This one thing...
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
I have seen lot of "editing" reels which are a bunch of cuts of different shots from different projects, not showing any actual editing. If you take out the clips from mainstream movies this guy isn't
Client video review collaborative websites
by Dennis Dean 2 months ago
This is part of business for me so hopefully this is the correct forum. I'm looking for suggestions for websites that allow me to upload raw footage for my clients to view. Preferably with some kind o
Re: Client video review collaborative websites
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Vimeo Pro has such a feature where you can make comments and they are tied to the time on the video, but not to the actual timecode. We have started experimenting with mycircle.tv which allows you to
Shooting a conference video
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
Hi all, I'm bidding on a conference video shoot. Our camera needs to be positioned in the back of the ballroom which is 100 feet away. There will be people speaking from a podium and also a few panel
Re: Shooting a conference video
by Mike Cohen 2 months ago
Mark Suszko "Ballrooms are often horrible places to shoot. " Mark says it best. Going into a live event with anything other than the right tool for the job will be a bad result. If the speaker is at
Ready Player One
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
You know what you signed up for when you watch a Spielberg movie. You're asking to have your emotions thoroughly and professionally wrung out. Problem with this movie is; there's not much water in the
Re: Ready Player One
by Mike Cohen 3 months ago
Scott Roberts "I'm in my early 30s, and I was 9-years-old when Jurassic Park came out. IT WAS WORLD CHANGING! And I had the Jurassic Park bed spread, action figures, t-shirts, thermos, collectable sp
The Editing of Star Wars: How Cutting Created a Classic
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
I recently read this book by Linton Davies. Davies discusses editing techniques used in cutting Star Wars (the original non-numbered one, which is simply known as "Star Wars" to us geezers) as well as
Re: The Editing of Star Wars: How Cutting Created a Classic
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
The book does mention removing the Luke backstory stuff on Tatooine to speed things up. Lucas has discussed the concept of entering a story after it begins and letting the audience figure it for thems
can someone here explain Reddit to me
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
Hi - I know that Reddit is one of the most popular web sites in existence. But I just don't get it. It's not Creative Cow It's not Provideo Coalition it's not FCP X It's not Red User.net it's not any
Re: can someone here explain Reddit to me
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
It is a rabbit hole - beware the jabberwocky. A lot of the most popular Reddit content seems to repeat every so often. The forums are all over the place from news to things you cannot talk about with
A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 4 months ago
I stumbled onto this video which gives a detailed editing analysis of David Letterman's new Netflix show. I have a huge amount of respect for Letterman and I think his new show is a great second act f
Re: A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
I have shot many interviews, mostly single camera with a locked shot. Time permitting I may change the zoom amount between questions. On a few occasions I have parked a 2nd camera next to the main cam
Screen recording software for windows
by Allison Willford 5 months ago
Hi all, not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Our IT department kicked me off macs and now I need a new screen recording software for my PC. I have used quick time in the past. I want HD
Re: Screen recording software for windows
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
You can use the free Open Broadcaster - it just records and whatever resolution your select, then you would have to zoom and add arrows etc in post. There is value in paying for Camtasia because it do
Streaming TV Shows 2018
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
As many of us know streaming services now have a lot of original programming. Some is original content at least partially funded by Netflix, Amazon or Huluever, while some is from BBC or other non-US
Re: Streaming TV Shows 2018
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
Jeff Pulera "Check out "Broadchurch" on Amazon, a British police drama with 3 seasons. " Thanks, we have watched Broadchurch which is very well made. Nice to see that David Tennant has taken on some
Premiere Not Responding
by Mike Cohen 5 months ago
Every time I try to use Premiere CC 2018, usually when doing anything on a sequence, the program locks up (Not Responding - no other message). I have updated to the latest CC version. I wait for a pop
Re: Premiere Not Responding
by Eric Merklein 5 months ago
Have you done a diagnostic on your drives
Re: project ownership
by Sam Lesante Jr. 1 year ago
Hi fellow cows, If anyone can help me out here that would great. So we have an employee, not a freelance person, an employee, employed by us. We agree on a project that they are going to take full con
Re: project ownership
by Mike Cohen 12 months ago
Does the employee get a paycheck That is his "credit" unless the client asks for his name to be on the video. On the rare occasion when a client has added my name to the credits I have been humbled an
Premiere crashing - CC and CS6
by Mike Cohen 1 year 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
Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on an iMac
by Adam Read 3 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
If Bob Zelin was a Movie Reviewer
by walter biscardi 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 5 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Ki Pro as a sound recorder?
by John Mallidis 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Sony SxS Cards VS. SxS-SDHC Adaptors
by Tom Laughlin 4 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 4 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
Which camera would you get for future productions and why? PMW300 or the PXW-Z100 that shoots 4K?
by Tom Laughlin 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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