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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, website design and DIY projects. Any excuse to buy tools is a good one!
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Scotty Trek, Beyond
by Mark Suszko 7 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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks 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
Blog: Management 101
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
Working in production, I started out duping VHS tapes and going on shoots to setup gear and learn my craft. Years later, I found myself informally in charge of video production, while we had a sizeabl
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
Blog: G-Tech 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3 Hard Drive
by David Blake 1 year ago
Hi, I'm just wondering how suitable people find the G-Tech 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3 Hard Drive for using to access store media on for editing purposes on either Avid and or Premiere Pro CC I usually need to
Re: G-Tech 4TB G-DRIVE USB 3 Hard Drive
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
I use exclusively USB3 - doesn't really matter the brand as long as you have 7200rpm or better. Any more than 3 tracks of simultaneous 1080 video, or any 2k or 4k and i pre-render the raw footage on t
Universal releases Jaws 19 Trailer
by Jeff Breuer 1 year ago
In celebration (read: promotion) of Back to the Future and the year 2015, Universal made a teaser trailer for Jaws 19, and it feels like it was brought to us by the writers of 22 Jump Street.
Re: Universal releases Jaws 19 Trailer
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
A friend of mine helped put together this event http: www.nrm.org digital cruisein
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
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: Under the Dome
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
April began with a convention in Nashville, though not really. The conference was actually at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, known by most as the Biodome. If you have never been to a Gaylord, it is an
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: Grand Central Surgery
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
The very next week after LA, I had a two day conference in NY at the Grand Hyatt, attached to Grand Central Terminal. I love this area of Midtown NY with the juxtaposition of old and new architecture
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: Winter Wonderland
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Somewhere in the Feb-Mar timeframe I had a surgical video shoot in Joliet, IL. Actually on the outskirts, but close enough. I flew into Midway on the 6am direct Southwest flight, rented a car and had
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: LA Story
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
If you read my post about Los Angeles last year you can refer back to that - same basic deal. This time we used the in-house AV group, and they did mostly fine. Setup was done by about 8pm, leaving t
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparin
Blog: 2015 Chronicles: The Big Apple
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I kicked off 2015 with a 2 day trip to NYC to conduct some interviews. I expected a spacious hotel suite, I got a Residence Inn just off Times Square. While some Residence Inns have a lot of space, t
Blog: 2014 Adventures Part 15: The Windy City is Particularly Windy in the WInter
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I skipped Part 14, because if you've ready two blog articles about trips to Denver, you've read them all. Use your imagination - it was cold and snowy and productive. Redeye home. That was November. T
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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Video: VFX Hero Shots for Into The Storm by Method Studios
by Creative COW 3 years ago
VFX Hero Shots for Into The Storm by Method Studios Method Studios hero VFX shots for Into The Storm. watch video
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Re: VFX Hero Shots for Into The Storm by Method Studios
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Looks like Twister with more CGI. This review on the TV and Film forum seems pretty accurate, even if you only saw the trailer: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 267 6900
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
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