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Nathan Walters

Owner of HaloUnion Productions, an Atlanta based production team I built when I was 15 years old. We produce narrative based films and shows, music videos, as well as provide services for corporate and commercial clients.
Member Since:
July 13th 2009
116 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Red Giant Denoiser- Resolve 14
by Andre Oosthuizen 2 months ago
Hi, I bought Magic Bullet Denoiser specifically for resolve and my other MB plugins work but denoiser doesn't. Is it a version issue or does it not work too well
Re: Red Giant Denoiser- Resolve 14
by Nathan Walters 2 months ago
I've gotten decent results with Denoiser within Premiere but never tried it out in Resolve. Are you on the studio version of Resolve It has pretty nice noise removal capabilities built in. I had a fri
VFX Artist/Compositor
by Nathan Walters 5 months ago
I am looking for a visual effects artist for a super hero proof-of-concept. Unpaid. I have around 70 shots in which I need new window plates motion tracked and composited over the current windows in t
Conforming clips with handles
by Mark Glenister 9 months ago
Hi All, If exporting media from DaVinci and adding handles, say 10 secs, what is the best way to conform the timeline back in Premiere Pro or any other edit software If you try to use the original tim
Re: Conforming clips with handles
by Nathan Walters 9 months ago
If you're in the latest version of Resolve, In the Delivery tab, at the top left, there are several options (i.e. custom, 720p YouTube, 720p Vimeo) and a little after that is a Premiere Pro XML option
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Mask path shows when editing parameters of an effect; would like to hide the path
by Kelly Johnson 10 months ago
I have a mask path on a solid. Apply the Vegas effect. Select "none" in the pop-up on the actual mask which hides the mask. When I make parameters changes, such as the number of segments, in the effec
Re: Mask path shows when editing parameters of an effect; would like to hide the path
by Nathan Walters 10 months ago
Another great way to hide everything in the window; use cmd+shift+"h" on Mac or Ctrl+Shift+"h" on Windows (I think...). Press it again to toggle it back on. That will hide not just mask paths but ever
OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Was on Facebook today and the camera is scheduled to be available for purchase this spring (actual date is unknown). While the camera looks impressive the cost is a bit much. We are talking $2,000 in
Re: OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by Nathan Walters 10 months ago
Didn't Kodak originally say the cost of the film would also cover its processing fees Nathan Walters Halo Union Productions http: www.HaloUnion.com
Comic Book Animation?!
by Chaernon Adrian 11 months ago
Hi, I am trying to do something like this. https: www.youtube.com watch v=VP_qzPUxe1o&t=20s Only problem is the guy who created the tutorial is inactive now and it s been way over a month since he sai
Re: Comic Book Animation?!
by Nathan Walters 11 months ago
I would put each comic panel in its own composition. And then put them all together in the main comp which would be the actual pages and all the panels put together. So for each panel, put all the ele
My blacks are covered in little squares
by Mark Matson 1 year ago
There are little square artifacts in my black on several clips. you have to look close, but not too close. Does anybody what might cause this How do i get rid of it This is a 1080 export using the You
Re: My blacks are covered in little squares
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
I've had the same issue with my BMPC. Still not sure of the definite answer. But basically it seems to be caused when pushing the camera too far with ISO, shutter, etc. I am no expert and may be incre
Animation Software
by Andy Proud 1 year ago
Hi, what's the easiest way (software) to make this kind of animations https: youtu.be dcbjWGj3jBk I mean just simple animations which work perfectly especially with pictures and text to make videos th
Re: Animation Software
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
I would say Adobe After Effects is the software to do these kinds of animations. It's definitely not easy though and takes a very solid foundation in motion graphics. I've done work like this for Coca
Encoding a long video into parts
by Phil Iovino 1 year ago
Hey all! I'm editing a video with many clips, transitions, and other effects. It's about 4 hours long total. Is there a way with Premiere (or Media Encoder) to split the export into 30 minute parts as
Re: Encoding a long video into parts
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
Not that I'm certainly aware of. I think you'll have to restart the encoding process. But you can start uploading Part 1 to YouTube as soon as it's done (while the rest is still encoding) and will sti
Suppress bounce light from green key on subject
by Leen Michiels 1 year ago
I need to fix the bounce light on subject. Tried using key light+key cleaner+advanced spill suppressor. Also using key light plugin, subject appears semi transparent after keying. Tried duplicating la
Re: Suppress bounce light from green key on subject
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
My typical Key Light workflow that has yet to let me down. (I'm writing this on the top of my head, so some of my wording choices may be inaccurate to the actual plug-in). Use the color picker to get
App Promo Critique
by Stephen Schuknecht 1 year ago
I've been getting into some video work recently (which has been a little overwhelming!) and could definitely use some advice. :) I didn't see a critique board so forgive me if this is in the wrong spo
Re: App Promo Critique
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
Really superb job. Especially as someone who is new to the video side of things. Main thing that caught my eye was in the first video. The in camera recording of the screen; the screen seems a bit too
Video upscale
by Jeromy Boutwell 1 year ago
First of all I am a rookie and learning... My boss asked me to do a reel for his kid that is graduating college, so I did a cool 1920x1080 presentation with a lot of moving parts. When I got the video
Re: Video upscale
by Nathan Walters 1 year ago
RedGiant has a plugin called Instant4k that allows you to upscale images and it does a good job at sharpening lines and dealing with aliasing, in order to improve the quality of the upscaling. You sho
Self Learning After Effects/MoGraph - Tips, Strategies, Advice
by Jason Brown 2 years ago
Hi, I've been learning After Effects for the past 4 months using online tutorials and books. Starting from the basic videos on using AE and animation principles then onto a few more advanced tutorials
Re: Self Learning After Effects/MoGraph - Tips, Strategies, Advice
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I'm self taught in After Effects. I never really read any books. I basically watched every tutorial on VideoCopilot 3 times. Every tutorial on CreativeCow about twice. And RedGiantTV has many great tu
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Fix changing/variable lighting for entire video
by Jack Hallett 2 years ago
Hello, I have a client that I edit Youtube videos for, and they recently sent me a long video that is a conversation between two people. The lighting in the scene is constantly changing as they are us
Re: Fix changing/variable lighting for entire video
by John Pale 2 years ago
You can try making two copies of the interview clip. Color correct it once at its brightest and once at its darkest. Then, layer them and key frame the opacity between the two. You don't have to make
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Point Tracker vs. Planar Tracker
by Janina Berger 2 years ago
Hi there! From time to time, we get some requests revealing that users are unsure what to expect while using a point tracker or a planar tracker. Is this popular issue What do you think Is there is a
Re: Point Tracker vs. Planar Tracker
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I know the differences now but there was definitely a time when it was all too confusing. I definitely think it's a differentiation a lot of people would find helpful to have a better understanding of
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Rendering Assistance Please - Tried lots of settings, getting problems
by Andrew Johnson 2 years ago
My laptop specs: Nvidia Quadro K3000M, Intel i7-3740QM 3.5GHz 16GB RAM Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Adobe Media Encoder: I start the render. It seems to go fast at the beginning but it slows down and at the end
Re: Rendering Assistance Please - Tried lots of settings, getting problems
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
That's odd that it starts out fine and then slows down to a halt. Are there any effects plug-ins you're using that could be problematic The render isn't uniform and can easily slow down and take longe
YouTube export
by Oliver Smith 2 years ago
I've been exporting various videos from Adobe Prem for use on YouTube. When I upload the video, the text within the video seems to look blurred and the footage looks washed. I.E I have a white backgro
Re: YouTube export
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I think Jeff hit the nail on the head there. That should fix it I'd imagine. Also, here are the recommended encoding settings. Although from what I can tell, your settings seem right. It would be a go
How to Create Light Reflections of Firewalks on a Portion of the Face
by Izzy Rogers 2 years ago
Hi - I have a clip of a fireworks scene and another clip of a couple who is looking up at it. I wanted to try to have some modest light reflections to show on their faces on some of the fireworks. Wha
Re: How to Create Light Reflections of Firewalks on a Portion of the Face
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Also, I'll add: Depending on how close up the shot is to the face, it's sometimes beneficial to use a luma matte so that an adjustment layer isn't affecting all the pixels evenly but is affecting cert
large files giving me an encoding pain
by Sam Adelman 2 years ago
Media Encoder is giving me a headache. I know there's one little thing I'm doing wrong- but I can't figure it out. I've tried different settings for my 21 minute 2k sequence- the files are huge. I'm u
Re: large files giving me an encoding pain
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
That is very odd indeed Are you using H264 the wrapper or H264 the codec What is your graphics card I've had problems encoding out of After Effects because certain effects weren't supported by my card
Screen real estate
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
I switched over to 12 a couple of weeks ago, and ever since I have been cursing (more so than before) the restrictions on window sizing. I'm finding it harder and harder to work with a larger node tre
Re: Screen real estate
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I couldn't agree more. This has been a heavily requested feature for a long time and it's disappointing to hear that they haven't fixed this. I was using Resolve yesterday and had the exact same issue
Sound sync nightmare w/Premiere or PluralEyes. I REALLY need assist. Project stalled with no hope in sight.
by Matthew Plourde 2 years ago
Gang, I am in desperate need of help here. After finally figuring out my merged clip problem (stupid Odyssey Recorder!) I have spent a great deal of time trying to sync my sound. I have CC 2015, plus
Re: Sound sync nightmare w/Premiere or PluralEyes. I REALLY need assist. Project stalled with no hope in sight.
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I haven't done it since CS6. But used to you would open the video in the source monitor, set an "in" point for your sync point. Then open the audio file into the source monitor. Set an "in" point for
DSLR Video doesn't look as good as it used to.
by Gersh Dharma 2 years ago
Hi, I filmed some 1080p24 video on my Canon 650d, and it doesnt look full hd. It looks better than 576i footage, but still not great... not as good as footage i see on youtube, with the same camera an
Re: DSLR Video doesn't look as good as it used to.
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Yeah but you'll be getting way more resolution out of a photo than video, so that's not really a fair comparison. I own a 650d as well. It's really just not capable of getting sharper, more crisp imag
LUT's make my footage look like...
by Duke Sweden 2 years ago
...crap!!! Every tutorial I've ever seen on using LUT's always mentions using a LUT created for the camera you shot your footage on. Well, I use a Nikon D5500 (never claimed to be a pro). I shoot flat
Re: LUT's make my footage look like...
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Sounds to me like you're a man with particular tastes (which is a very good thing) but looking for simple solutions. I think instead of looking for LUTs and simple ways to get those high end looks, yo
How to take out a background in a video of a moving person and put the person in a other background.
by Christopher Khouri 2 years ago
Hi how do i take out a background of a moving person and put the person in another background. Here is a video example. https: www.youtube.com watch v=tHFpyYT5rJU
Re: How to take out a background in a video of a moving person and put the person in a other background.
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Good question. For something like those Drake vines, it seems like it could be difficult, as his clothes and skin are taking on the same lighting colors as the background. The answer is having to roto
An expression to link Trapcode Particular's emitter to 3D layer?
by Aza Allen 2 years ago
I don't want to use a light because I have multiple instances of Trapcode in the same comp, and I have more options ... Anyhow, the emitter in Trapcode has an X and Y position and a separate Z depth c
Re: An expression to link Trapcode Particular's emitter to 3D layer?
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Really helpful stuff. I'm throwing this into my Bookmarks for later. thanks! Nathan Walters Halo Union Productions http: www.HaloUnion.com
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
^I do that too. I mean a pay once, own it forever choice. Nathan Walters Halo Union Productions http: www.HaloUnion.com
file transcode suggestions for lo res editing
by John Smith 2 years ago
Hi all, After many years, I have decided to abandon FCP 6 (never got 7 for personal use) as my primary editor and make a switch to PP (or maybe Avid if I really don't like PP - but I know AE reasonabl
Re: file transcode suggestions for lo res editing
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Yeah, Premiere is pretty flexible when it comes to media formats. A great deal of the people I know using it are still using all their beloved ProRes codecs. And I can fortunately say, I've never had
What are the problems with archiving on external hard drives?
by tim gallaher 2 years ago
I am in charge of archiving uncompressed audio files (and a few video files) for a small yet international school. I archive off site using stored, duplicate 2TB external hard drives, plus a third set
Re: What are the problems of with archiving on external hard drives?
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I have personally never had any real issues with archiving to external hard drives. LTO tapes I'm sure are the much safer solution. With technology changing so often, LTO tapes could likely be used in
white border when using alpha matte
by Bernhard Walzl 2 years ago
hi! i have white text (an indesign file) on a black background solid. i duplicate the text layer and apply a luma matte on it so a background will be visible in the characters. this is the most top la
Re: white border when using alpha matte
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
I wonder if it may have something to do with aliasing Is the text coming from a graphic image or straight out of After Effects' text tool Nathan Walters Halo Union Productions http: www.HaloUnion.com
Another "How much should I charge for" question from recent graduate student
by jimmy chen 2 years ago
Hi all, sorry in advice if this is not the most appropriate place to post this question. I've already checked many posts but didn't really find my answer. I'm a recent graduate student getting started
Re: Another "How much should I charge for" question from recent graduate student
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
Definitely can't be afraid to charge too much. I've found that I'd much rather work with 2 well paying clients than 10 low paying clients. The low playing clients also tend to be the ones who want a t
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How to create a video within a video?
by Melanie Easton 2 years ago
Hi guys, I'm trying to figure out how to pull this off for a music video I'm doing. Have tried to search it a dozen different ways but can't find what I'm looking for. I assume I'd need to this in Aft
Re: How to create a video within a video?
by Nathan Walters 2 years ago
It will definitely help to have some kind of green material over the screen. Some kind of clean, saturated green paper (carefully cut to the screen shape) should work okay. Definitely want to consider
Looking for a part-time Video creator/designer
by Elijah Escoofield 7 years ago
I am looking for a part time talented video creator designer who can help me with my projects who can do unlimited revisions. The first job will be this one. I need somebody to make this video a bette
Re: Looking for a part-time Video creator/designer
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
If you can't find any voice actors, I have some talented friends over at SageDubs.com. Check them out if you need to.
Looking for video game show producer
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
We are looking for people to produce a short regular show about video games. You are free to produce it however you want, as long as the video is of high production value and good taste. You must be s
Looking for Intro / Outro for Survival Company
by Brit Morrisey 7 years ago
I own a company named http: www.SurvivalBros.com. We focus on nutrition self sufficiency sustainability and preserving wealth. We are looking for professional Intro Outro for our youtube videos Paying
Re: Looking for Intro / Outro for Survival Company
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
I've created a large amount of viral intros outros. Please contact me at nswalters91(at)gmail(dot)com and we can discuss ideas. Thanks!
Director/Editor/Producer
by GuGu E. Michaels 7 years ago
Indie movie maker(Director Editor Producer) Are you looking for that Hollywood production quality on a shoe string budget I have over 10 years experience in producing,directing and editing full length
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Gary Sypolt liked this 7 years ago
Re: Director/Editor/Producer
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
I watched the trailer for Dangerous Men. Pretty good looking stuff. I definitely recommend people check out his website, as you may like what you see.
VFX artist needed. Possibly a good opportunity
by Andri Eyjolfsson 7 years ago
Hello, everyone. I'm a director who was invited into a small competition to make a music video for Chemical Brothers. Now if the video wins, it will become the official video for chemical brothers - a
Re: VFX artist needed. Possibly a good opportunity
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
Sounds exciting! Let me know what you're needing. nswalters91 @ Gmail dotcom
Voice will travel
by Beth Bello 7 years ago
Voice available for travel documentarys, commercials, and cartoons.
Re: Voice will travel
by Nathan Walters 7 years ago
I have a friend whose trying to get a voice acting business going. Not sure if you're interested or not, but if so shoot me an email at nswalters91 at gmail dotcom and I'll forward you to him.
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