I am the executive producer at Canyon Creek Media. We produce corporate and event (stage production) videos, as well as original music for film. I'm a long-time Mac user, although I also dabble in Windows programming.
Re: Need advice on task management software by Rick Foxx 2 years ago We've been using Trello for a couple of years. It's a free tool (premium features are available but we've never needed them) that allows you to create and assign tasks. It's a life saver on our bigger
Multicam Editor Timecode Display in 10.3.2 by Rick Foxx 3 years ago I'm in the process of editing a multi-camera shoot from last weekend. I've discovered that the multicam editor now truncates the timecode of the source clips for each camera angle. I've tried switchin
Where's your footage coming from? by Tim Wilson 3 years ago A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from? by Rick Foxx 3 years ago We shoot almost everything in-house. We have a mix of Panasonic AVC-HD cameras (AC160A, HMC150s), a few GoPros and a Canon DSLR (T4i). We do a ton of multicam, and typically edit in ProRes. We get the
Dance Recitals Storing Original Footage by Martin Verona 3 years ago I have been shooting dance recitals for years. When I lose a client I usually hold onto the original footage for 2 years then I delete it. I keep the edited footage. This is beginning to get costly. H
Re: Dance Recitals Storing Original Footage by Rick Foxx 3 years ago I know what you mean Jeff. About 3 years ago, we went to a new media retention policy and I dumped raw footage going back to 1997. It was pretty painful to toss hundreds of tapes that represented my e
Tall tripods by Jason Newstedt 4 years ago I need to shoot footage that requires my camera to be above the average person's height so people don't pass in front of it when I'm shooting. Most of the video tripods I've seen are around 60" or so
Re: Tall tripods by Rick Foxx 4 years ago I have two of these and they are great as long as you don't need to move around. With the center column, you can get up to almost 90", which is more than enough to get you over the crowds. http: www.m
Encore on Yosemite by ron darby 5 years ago Dose Adobe Encore from CS6 work on Apple Yosemite I am on a new 2014 Mac Pro 12 core and currently on OS 10.9.5. I want to upgrade to Yosemite to see if I can fix these black lines I am getting on exp
Re: Encore on Yosemite by Rick Foxx 5 years ago I use Encore on my MacBook Pro running Yosemite with no issues. I never could get Premiere CC 2014 to run for more than 5 minutes without crashing, so beware of that. 2013 MacPro 6 core 3.5 gHz, 16GB
Areca 8050 Weird Problem by John Rohrbach 5 years ago Just had a minor personal panic: Areca 8050 disconnected itself, and when I restarted my 2013 iMac, the Areca just cycled through the drives with red and blue LEDs... and a hyphen on the LCD readout.
Re: Areca 8050 Weird Problem by Rick Foxx 5 years ago I had a similar issue with my 8050 right after I configured the drives and was starting to load data. After rebooting the system, the 8050 came right up, so I just assumed it was settling in. Did Arec
Premiere CC 2014 Won't Launch by Rick Foxx 5 years ago Greetings, I downloaded the 2014 updates to my MacPro (2013) this evening, but Premiere Pro refuses to open. I never get the splash screen, and Premiere never appears in the Activity Monitor. Premiere
Re: Premiere CC 2014 Won't Launch by Rick Foxx 5 years ago Thanks Dennis, I ran the Cleaner Tool, and then re-downloaded CC 2014. I was able to launch Premiere this time, but I'm getting a ton of beach balls, and I've now experienced several outright crashes.
MacPro 2013 Kernel Panics with Areca 8050 by Rick Foxx 5 years ago I have a 6-core 2013 MacPro and an Areca 8050 (original Thunderbolt 1) enclosure that have been working fine since January. However, since updating to 10.9.4 and iTunes 11.3, I have been getting a ker
Re: MacPro 2013 Kernel Panics with Areca 8050 by Bob Zelin 5 years ago this is why I love Creative Cow. Do you think that Areca would even have a clue about this type of information. THANK YOU Rick, you are a wonderful human being for sharing this information. Bob Zelin
FCP7 on Mavericks by Douglas K. Dempsey 5 years ago I have an iMac running Snow Leopard and FCP 7.0.3 -- the last "supported" combo. I will need to sequester Legacy on its own partition, because I need to also install FCPX & Mavericks. My question: sho
Re: FCP7 on Mavericks by Rick Foxx 5 years ago No issues here on Mavericks, but I'm on a 2013 Mac Pro and can't install Snow Leopard. If you have the option, a Snow Leopard partition should be rock solid with FCP7. 2013 MacPro 6 core 3.5 gHz, 16GB
What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX? by Rick Foxx 5 years ago I have a new Mac being delivered this afternoon. Here's my plan of attack for getting everything loaded. Does anyone have any input to minimize potential conflicts 1. Install any Mavericks updates 2.
Interesting little series... by Charlie Austin 7 years ago Probably he's not really a pro, ;-) but this looks to be an interesting series of articles. http: www.moviemaker.com diy movies-better-fcp-x-red-feature-film-workflow-part-1 --------------------------
Multicam Headaches - Any Suggestions? by Rick Foxx 7 years ago I'm doing my first large-scale multicam project in FCPX, and I've reached the point that I think I'm going to have to start over with this project in FCP7. About my setup: My project is a 3 hour perfo
Re: Multicam Headaches - UPDATE by Rick Foxx 7 years ago Thanks again to all those who took the time to help me resolve my multicam issues. I was able to muddle through my edit, dealing with the constant spinning beach balls, occasional crashes, and interfa
Low light with HMC150 by Jeff Miller 10 years ago In December I will be shooting a dance recital with my HMC150 and of course there will be a fair amount of low light scenes. I am looking for good general settings to record the event. I also have the
Re: Low light with HMC150 by Rick Foxx 10 years ago I shot a half dozen recitals this last spring with the HMC alongside a DVX100A and a Canon A1. The HMC is a couple of stops darker than my DVX, but it was plenty bright for every recital. The A1 was a
HMC-150 Problems by Jerry Vogt 10 years ago Just finished shooting dance recital with HMC highest quality 1920x1080 60i and a DV-CAM 2 3 inch native widescreen. Transferred HMC using FCP and PRO RES setting. Dropped into timline sequence with P
Re: HMC-150 Problems by Rick Foxx 10 years ago I use Log and Transfer to transcode to ProRes, then drop the ProRes 1080i clip into a DV-NTSC Anamorphic sequence. FCP will ask if you want to change the sequence settings. Click "No", then add the fi