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Samuel Smith

Member Since:
August 21st 2007
28 Posts
Attracting clients: Word of mouth, advertising, cold-calling/e-mailing?
by Samuel Smith 6 years ago
I'm wondering if you've had more success attracting clients through simply building a solid reputation and network through your work, or if you rely more on advertising, or a more proactive approach i
Re: Attracting clients: Word of mouth, advertising, cold-calling/e-mailing?
by Samuel Smith 6 years ago
That's a creative idea I wouldn't have thought of.
Color Grading Choices for Skin Tones in a Live Concert/Poor Lighting Environment
by Samuel Smith 6 years ago
Most of my footage is of live music with quickly moving subjects and changing lights. Mainly, I'd like to warm and "pop" the skin tones without compromising the blacks and whites in the background. Wh
Re: Color Grading Choices for Skin Tones in a Live Concert/Poor Lighting Environment
by Tero Ahlfors 6 years ago
Samuel Smith "to help aim me in the right direction of many choices." Here's one: Leave the finessing alone and grade what you can grade. Trying to get a natural effect in a dark coloured concert sit
Can you play / capture tapes shot on a JVC100 with a JVC250?
by Samuel Smith 8 years ago
I have some tapes shot on a JVC 100, I believe in 24f. Can they be played and captured on a JVC 250 Some cams are finicky this way; just wanted to make sure, and I didn't find an answer in the search
Re: Can you play / capture tapes shot on a JVC100 with a JVC250?
by Samuel Smith 8 years ago
I should also ask if tapes shot on Sony HDV cams will play on the JVC In particular, FX1000 and Z1U. I assumed all HDV was fair game, but I've had no luck trying to play these on Canon HV-30s.
Matching white balance with other video camcorders
by Samuel Smith 8 years ago
I shoot concerts and the primary cameras used are often Panasonic HVX-200 while DSLRS like the 7D are sprinkled in. We don't have a monitor or a budget for a professional color grader to fix in post,
Re: Matching white balance with other video camcorders
by Noah Kadner 8 years ago
Also having a monitor with waveform vector on set is very helpful. Noah Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160 130.
Converting FCP formatted .MOV to PC compatible format
by Samuel Smith 9 years ago
I have some FCP DVCPRO HD .MOVs that I need to work with on my PC. I'm visiting a friend with FCP to convert them, so I'd like any advice on what the best comparable exporting option would be. I'm hop
Re: Converting FCP formatted .MOV to PC compatible format
by Rafael Amador 9 years ago
Hi Samuel, You can edit your files directly on PC with this: http: dvfilm.com raylight If you don't want to spend any money, transcode your clips to Prores. You will be able to open the files in any P
Phantom power no longer working for mic input 2
by Samuel Smith 9 years ago
Let me start by saying I'm pretty confident the phantom power is broken for the mic input 2. In other words, I don't think it's any obvious mistake I'm missing, i.e. not switching the power on, faulty
Re: Phantom power no longer working for mic input 2
by Samuel Smith 9 years ago
I can't believe the horrible oversight I made. I was unaware of the "line mic" switch below the XLR input. Unbelievable, and the realization happened too late for my shoot. I borrow the HVX and hadn't
Live music; directing, shooting
by Samuel Smith 10 years ago
I hope this thread can meander a bit and allow us to talk about techniques and theories for shooting live concerts. I believe it's a special genre of film and there are many different ways to pull it
Re: Live music; directing, shooting
by Samuel Smith 10 years ago
I have a couple concepts I could use help with: directing your crew, and any miscellaneous tips for improving your camera positions. I don't have the ability to speak through headphones to direct the
Color/brightness syncing different brand camcorders before live shoot
by Samuel Smith 10 years ago
I'm doing a concert with multiple cameras. My main camcorders will be a pair of Panasonic HVX 200's. I know their white balance and brightness settings well. But the others will be a mix of HV 30's an
Re: Color/brightness syncing different brand camcorders before live shoot
by Walter Soyka 10 years ago
At a minimum, you need to white balance all your cameras on the same white card in the same light. Your camera operators should run their own irises manually. If the cameras feature zebra stripes, tha
Export MXF files best quality
by Samuel Smith 11 years ago
This has probably been answered before but I'm so ignorant to the terminology I have been unable to figure it out. I use a Panasonic HVX-200. Generally, I shoot in 72030p(n). That allows around 2 1 4
Re: Export MXF files best quality
by Samuel Smith 11 years ago
Yes, Edius has that. I thought it was only for exporting to a P2 card, but I see that it can save on your PC. Thanks.
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