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Richard Herd

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BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Tony West 2 months ago
andy patterson "The Ultimate Editing Championship might shed some light on what methods really work the best." This might shed some light also Andy. Come on, you all were thinking it. It was just a m
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Richard Herd liked this 2 months ago
Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
It's been fascinating to read all your comments on the bricklaying threads, but one thing has very much stood out for me. From what I have seen, there are editors who approach the timeline with extrem
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David Lawrence liked this 2 months ago
Re: Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "it should have" Franz This.
Flying and batteries
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
This has come up in this forum a couple of times before, so I thought I'd share a real-world story.... I had to fly to a shoot in Las Vegas last week, all of the gear was checked in big Pelican cases
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Re: Flying and batteries
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Is it bad that while reading, I heard this in Jerry Seinfeld's voice "...and what's the deal with airlines and our lithium ion batteries Am I right " TSA reserves the right to be entirely arbitrary an
How would you quote this?
by Elisa Llamido 2 months ago
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and weigh in. I really appreciate it!! A few questions: 1. How would you quote the following job A perspective client owns a large demolition comp
Re: How would you quote this?
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
You're welcome. Also, this is simply my opinion: I would not change editing platforms because the learning curve will eat your profit margin. None of the buttons will be where you're used to. Some of
Bricklayers vs Sculptors - another perspective.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
The headline here reminded me that I actually hired a bricklayer once - and it totally changed my thinking about a bunch of stuff in my life. During the build-out of my home studio in the late 1990s,
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Re: Bricklayers vs Sculptors - another perspective.
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 months ago
Richard Herd "The main ideas I was referencing are techne and episteme." Richard, Yes, I assumed so base on your link. I was wondering how you were relating those concepts (and Aristotle specifically
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OT: Terrablock and Anti-virus software
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Disclaimer: I am not an engineer or IT person. This is being translated through my wee brain. At the VCU Brandcenter where I teach, we have a terrablock system for 21 Mac Pro's running FCPX and other
Re: OT: Terrablock and Anti-virus software
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
Yeah that's super difficult. If I were in your dilemma I would talk to these people: https: library.unr.edu atone My wife got her PhD at UNR and I spent a considerable amount of time in that media lab
More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
Great new post on Oliver's blog, deep diving into Simon's recent Bricklayers and Sculptors thread. Thanks for posting Oliver, and thanks Simon for giving us an in-depth look at how you organize and ed
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Re: More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
At least we're paying attention. :)
Contract for several social media videos
by Jordon Herdman 2 months ago
So I have an upcoming contract that requires 4 different videos to be filmed and edited at different times of the month, maybe over 2 months. Each shoot could possibly have 1 or 2 videos made out of i
Re: Contract for several social media videos
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
Greg Ball "the client does not receive the finished video until you've received payment in full." Meaning: burn timecode and your logo into the video. (Sometimes I agonize on where this should go but
Better call Saul on AMC
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
This prequel series to "Breaking Bad" is like a post-graduate course in the art of film making. The shot composition, the lighting - it's breathtaking, even when it'd for a momentary, "throw-away" sho
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Re: Better call Saul on AMC
by Mathew Farrell 2 weeks ago
It's pretty cool, though I have to say that after Breaking Bad, the cinematography felt like it wasn't quite there. I guess BB did so many interesting things, that it was always going to be hard to co
Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by greg janza 3 months ago
I work almost exclusively in Premiere so I don't stay current with what's happening with FCPX and I rarely take it for a spin. However, I recently was asked to do a project on FCPX and so I had a new
Re: Taking FCPX out for a new test drive (edited)
by greg janza 2 months ago
Richard, sorry, i didn't fully pay attention the first time to the difference in how the shared folder was set up in that video and how i had my raid share set up. I shared a folder from the raid with
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Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
A video from our annual meeting this week, if you have about 90 minutes to kill https: www.youtube.com watch v=hAHHFft1v-A&feature=youtu.be - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando
Re: Orlando Post Pros' NAB Recap
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Oliver Peters "That company got its start on Quantel gear - and continues with it - and workflows for the high end film community. In the end, when you absolutely need to get the job done..." Yep, Pa
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Making a video for a client who plans on using it to sell (commercial use)
by Quincy Berry 3 months ago
Hey, I was wondering if someone could school me on this situation, I spent the last hour or so trying to google my situation and I can't find anything solid, here we go. I have a client friend. I make
Re: Making a video for a client who plans on using it to sell (commercial use)
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
lol :)
Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Al LeVine 2 months ago
During its Platform State of the Union keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the "last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compr
Re: Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Andy Neil "I don't cut with it anymore, I just don't want to get rid of my disks. They cost me $1200. Andy " Frame them, hang them on the wall and call it art
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Dear Apple
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Thanks very much for you recent announcements, I have to admit that I was wavering for a while, I'd been looking at PC configurations and working in Premiere Pro a bit more just in case I chose to swi
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Re: Dear Apple
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I predict two things in the next major update: a role based mixer and VR capabilities. Make that three as there could be video lanes. My prediction for the new Mac Pro will be a Borg cube design that
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General question about rendering
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
I've been editing a lot of government and non-profit content that's well over an hour running time (talking head mostly, single camera). The footage (XDCAM EX 1080i60 (35 Mb s VBR 1920x1080) always re
Re: General question about rendering
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
THanks! I thought I was doing that, but it only works with particular codec and wrappers. I was using the wrong secret sauce. The footage I received was XDCAM EX in a quicktime wrapper. I guess I shou
Exposing for Shooting 16mm Daylight Spools?
by Jade Whitmire 4 months ago
This may come off as a rookie question, so apologies for some novice curiosity but I am about to shoot some 100' rolls of Vision3 50D 16mm film - and I want to be sure that I expose the film correctly
Re: Exposing for Shooting 16mm Daylight Spools?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Rick Wise "using a light meter on video shoots" I always use an incident meter but then I'm AAU alumni 2005 and it was necessary part of the curriculum. I sure miss Curran Engel.
Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed)
by Mike Tyler 3 months ago
From what I've seen, most people use Adobe Premiere for editing.. Until now I was working with FCPX because it was just faster - the rendering was almost instantaneous. However in my last project I wa
Re: Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed)
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Mike Tyler "150 mb larger from Final Cut" One hidden detail in compression is called the key frame interval. And that means how many i-frames there are. Compression is interesting. In order to have c
A USB Cable rant...
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
This is nothing important, just something I thought I'd share from the "Whaaaaaaa " department. Ok, what's the biggest gripe about USB cables I think it's universally the fact that on the first connec
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Re: A USB Cable rant...
by Rich Rubasch 3 months ago
I know! It costs more to do it this way! That's it! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Media manager error
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
So I'm trying to media manage a sequence to a new drive so that we give the online facility ONLY the assets used in the cut. A typical thing. Avid does this, FCP 7 and FCX do this. And NOW supposedly
Re: Media manager error
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
6. File permissions are not wide open for everybody to read and write.
Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
Thought you'd enjoy this email exchange between an counseler and myself. She advertised on videographies.com looking for someone to shoot and edit a half hour course for her. Here's the enchange afte
Re: Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Richard Herd 4 months ago
If you were a scribe during the middle ages copying texts by hand with ink on vellum, yeah, you were an artist, but folks moved on. The printing press was all the rage.
Shooting Product Introduction Videos
by Phillip Seitz 4 months ago
Hello readers. Abit of a rant ahead and looking for insight. So, here's my story: I've been shooting and editing videos for quite some time here, including, but not limited to; macro shots of jewelry,
Re: Shooting Product Introduction Videos
by Richard Herd 4 months ago
Phillip Seitz "Have any of you shot interview product footage with the talent sitting down Is there a guide for something like this that I missed out there What could the psychological advantages dis
Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 5 months ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Richard Herd 5 months ago
Todd Terry " Jack Steiner "what structure should we use to improve acoustics and get rid of the "reverb" "" In a perfect sound stage environment for recording audio (very niche here) there are no par
Fs7 grain
by D j Harris 5 months ago
Hi, I'm asking this question from the perspective of post production - we have an Fs7 but we often seem to have terrible trouble with grain and digital pixelly noise, particularly in dark areas. Any k
Re: Fs7 grain
by Richard Herd 5 months ago
2000! Holy crap. This brings up so many questions! Do you have a depth of field chart for the FS7 I googled of course but it was hard to suffer through all the noise. Thanks!
Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Jacana 5 months ago
I have to hire 4 contractors for a 3 day shoot. Was wondering what type of insurance is normally required. I'm responding to an RFP and they mention "insurance" I presume liability insurance, don't ne
Re: Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Herd 5 months ago
Richard Jacana "hey mention "insurance" " Short Term Production Insurance is what you're after. The client will determine how much you will need. Please be aware of the different kinds of insurances,
replacing black frames to remove "blinking" in video file
by Christoph Salzmann 6 months ago
Dear all, I have been recording powerpoint presentations but have encountered a big problem. For whatever reason, the videos "blink" when I play them. There are black frames which shouldn't be there.
Re: replacing black frames to remove "blinking" in video file
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
This forum is pretty quiet and I just popped in to post the answer to my question in case someone else asks. Not to be a jerk to the cow, but I found lots of help on the reddit ffmpeg forum. Good luck
Public Access channel video that needs editing
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
The video I received is .mpg, but -i is: Duration: 04:58:48.48, start: 0.320867, bitrate: 5448 kb s Program 1 Stream #0:0 0x200 : Video: mpeg2video (Main) ( 2 0 0 0 0x0002), yuv420p(tv, bottom first),
Re: Public Access channel video that needs editing
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
I solved the issue. fmpeg -i input.mpg -c:v copy -c:a pcm_s16le output.mov Then when it comes into Premiere it took the 5 hour file several minutes to load.
Matchmoving a dolly zoom with greenscreen
by Axel Nordman 7 months ago
Hello, I need some advice on how to go about to plan the visual effects, matchmoving and execution for this shot: https: drive.google.com open id=0Bw_DOei-S1wOUW54bjJmZXQ2ZGs The challenge is that we
Re: Matchmoving a dolly zoom with greenscreen
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
In general, this is standard and relatively straight forward: Normally with a zolly, it's very exact, and each take is written down accurately on set, noting all the relevant details from take to take
Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by C. Blake Davis 6 months ago
Hello! I have an image file I would like to move WITHOUT moving the mask it contains. Normally I would just use a trackmat, but this image file already has an alpha matte, so I have to use a mask on i
Re: Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
The after effects render order is the following: SOURCE MASK EFFECTS TRANSFORMATIONS (smet) Imagine the problems if masks were not on the source. Yikes! Or effects ignored masks!!
How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by hanna dean 6 months ago
as u can se the side of the airplane body it rounded and bends , so how do i make my text bent so it fits nicely. what plugins are their that bends the text to this shape
Re: How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
Cinema 4D is the "normal" application to do that, using mograph mo text, which is not part of Cinema 4D Lite.
What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Justin Dillihay 6 months ago
It's the effect transitions that the WWE used for their Royal Rumble 2017 graphics. This is the intro for the show. I would love to know, for one, how to do the letter-by-letter reveal of "The Road To
Re: What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
Wiggle expression can be applied to the opacity Transform so you can make things do that blink. There are thousands of expression tutorials to google search. For the words, I would use the Animate Cha
Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure?
by Charlie Knott 7 months ago
I am planning on working with a Bolex 16mm camera on a short experimental film, and in the process I am trying to achieve the effect of time-exposure, or slow shutterspeed. I have read about turning t
Re: Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure?
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
Back to basics: in film, shutter speed is calculated as follows: Frame Rate * Shutter Angle = Shutter Speed For example: 1 24 * 180-degrees 360-degrees = 1 48 shutter speed. What makes the smeariness
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 6 months ago
Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Re: Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Richard Herd 6 months ago
I came over here researching 5.1 system signal flow, but thought I might give my 2 cents here. That "feel" you're talking about is truly the mastering stage. To get mastering at very high quality requ
Shooting an old train on Green screen
by eli rezik 7 months ago
Hello everyone, In a couple of weeks I'm going to shoot a short film in an old train cabin. of course we are shooting in a stand still train, and using green screen for the outside. however before I g
Re: Shooting an old train on Green screen
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "underexposed green screen" Getting back to the basics. What does underexposed mean Let's make it easy. We have 5 stops of latitude: 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8 IMO "underexposed" means everythin
What Are The Best Practices for Animation?
by Jason Jammer 10 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for advice on the best way to animate a flow of dots inside a pipe. The end result would be a continuous flow of dots that loop infinitely. I went an old school route where I copied
Re: What Are The Best Practices for Animation?
by Richard Herd 10 months ago
There's a slightly hidden thing too. Right click a point on the path. Then Mask and Shape Path Set First Vertex.
Premiere Pro 2017
by Greg Jones 10 months ago
Anyone brave enough to install the new version of Premiere Pro and try it out Just noticed Premiere Pro 2017 pop up on the Creative Cloud Tab. Greg Jones D7,Inc.
Re: Premiere Pro 2017
by Richard Herd 10 months ago
Downloading it now.
Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by Luke Pearson 10 months ago
I have an opening scene in a video I'm working on that starts with a slow fade in. That first clip looks crisp and smooth until I render the clip. Then you can see terrible banding in the sky during t
Re: Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by Richard Herd 10 months ago
But that doesn't answer the question. In the old days, like 5 years ago, haha, we could Force a keyframe using markers. I can't find a way to do that in Premiere. But if you find it, please let me kno
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 10 months ago
Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is worth upgrading,
Re: itch to upgrade
by Richard Herd 10 months ago
It's not an "upgrade" per se. There are some new features and enhancements of course, but changing out a working system is a bad idea because you'll have a million little "Oh yeah I forgot about that"
Data DVD Bitrate - HD file too big for disc
by JohnBen Lacy 10 months ago
I have an h.264 HD video that is 1h12m. I exported from Premiere Pro using the Vimeo 720p preset, which gave me a resulting file that is 8.81GB. I delivered to the client using DropBox, but now they w
Re: Data DVD Bitrate - HD file too big for disc
by Richard Herd 10 months ago
So let's ask a different question too: have you been paid for this or is it a case of a grinder asking for one more thing before they approve the invoice I ask because a data dvd in 2016 is actually a
Question about exposure settings
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
I'm just an amateur and I don't have a fancy lighting studio or outdoor equipment but the answer to my question might help others. OK, when shooting a scene that will end up dark and moody, should one
Re: Question about exposure settings
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Haha. Pretty silly. If you're gonna pull keys, definitely do not underlight or overlight -- do it just riiiiight.
Looking for a USB flash drive type product...
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Hello, Maybe my search terms are failing me, but I've searched and cannot find find something as follows: a USB flash drive that has 2 connectors (with a longish wire), in this way I can plug two sepa
Re: Looking for a USB flash drive type product...
by Dave Mackey 1 year ago
Hi Richard, I'm not sure this is what you actually want to do. I would suggest plugging the USB drive directly into the workstation and then share the drive on your network so your other computer can
rendering interlaced footage, to output in 1080/50i: adjusment layer flicker on fields
by miron auslander 1 year ago
original footage is 25 fps 1080i working with adjustment layer and basic coloring effects the final output render results in adj layer flicker "on off" on each field the problem was tested on 2 differ
Re: rendering interlaced footage, to output in 1080/50i: adjusment layer flicker on fields
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Timewarp to 2008: http: lurkertech.com lg fields
After Effects- Assembled PC or Mac Pro- Need advice please!
by Kshitij Mehra 1 year ago
Hi All, I know there are multiple posts floating around on the same subject, but I needed some serious advice. I am a freelance video editor and I also do motion graphics on after effects. I'm current
Re: After Effects- Assembled PC or Mac Pro- Need advice please!
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Walter Soyka "PCs back in 2011" What operating system are you using now Thanks!
Walter S's proof of concept AE rigging comps with templates -- another question
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Here is the "proof of concept" video http: www.keenlive.com renderbreak 2014 06 rigging-ae-comps-with-the-new-templates-feature It works great! I am hoping to expand it, but not sure my next step. I p
Re: Walter S's proof of concept AE rigging comps with templates -- another question
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
That'll work (around). I made three lines of point text: top, middle, bottom. If they're blank they don't show up. Thanks!
Opacity color math
by Jerry Smith 1 year ago
So, I have a colored square with 100% opacity on a white background. I'd like to replace it by a darker colored square with 50% opacity. Is there a simple formula or web site with a color applet that
Re: Opacity color math
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Have you tried Adobe Color https: color.adobe.com EDIT: here is some blend mode math http: photoblogstop.com photoshop photoshop-blend-modes-explained
Create glowing, sharp zap coming out of a futuristic gun?
by Sebastian Lee 1 year ago
Hi there, I'm gonna go real succinct with this one. Can anybuddy share me some tips on how to create a futuristic gun zapping fx I've already a fake sophisticated gun on my actor's hands but how can I
Re: Create glowing, sharp zap coming out of a futuristic gun?
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Andrew Kramer's shockwave technique is worth investigating https: www.youtube.com watch v=JYbgjCR8PMI
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 1 year ago
What's up with that http: www.provideocoalition.com creative-cloud-trial-reduction
Re: CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Tim Wilson "Have you taken more than 7 days on a trial because you absolutely, categorically couldn't decide " That's the wrong question. How many days does Adobe need to improve their stock price mo
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Change objects in a sphere to show the back face
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
I made a comp that has the front and back of a credit card within, in 3D space so if you rotate the comp you truly see the back of the card. Then I created a sphere by duplicating the comp a few hundr
Re: Change objects in a sphere to show the back face
by Richard Herd 1 year ago
Maybe ...nulls are weird because their anchor point is 0,0,0 but their position is 960,540,0 (for example), and solids and every other layer is anchor point 960,540,0 and position is also 960,540,0. I
Tight reality show schedule
by Christopher Travis 2 years ago
Hi all, I m about to start on a reality show which has a brutal edit schedule. 5 episodes in 16 weeks. Apparently we (myself and the edit producer) will be inheriting long cuts of the main stories (5
Re: Tight reality show schedule
by Richard Herd 2 years ago
Shane Ross "Post is where it all comes together" Editing is not the most important part of the movie...it IS the movie.
can't locate .aep
by Vitaly Karamazoff 2 years ago
I have a project file that's been created on a different PC and it opens OK, then asks me to locate all the original .mvi files, which I locate successfully but for some reason when I locate .aep file
Re: can't locate .aep
by Richard Herd 2 years ago
Vitaly Karamazoff "aep file (which is also created on a different PC) nothing happens when I hit OK button" Dynamic Link right I'm on a mac, but the idea is the same, and you can find articles and tu
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