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I graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2006 with a bachelor's in film (but I'm from the Chicago area, I just like to point out I'm not a hillbilly for going there). Immediately after spending 4 years working hard in college, I got a job as... [more]
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Send to Premiere 2017?
by Scott Roberts 22 hours ago
Am I missing something, or is there no way to Send my footage from CatDV over to Premiere Pro 2017... We've recently updated from Premiere 2015.3 to 2017, and also updated CatDV into version 12.0.3. I
Dunkirk
by Mike Cohen 4 weeks ago
Chris Nolan has a pretty successful track record of hit movies. I now wish I had seen all of the Batman films in the theater. Inception and Interstellar were mind trips on the big screen. Dunkirk is h
Re: Dunkirk
by Scott Roberts 4 weeks ago
I liked Dunkirk a lot. I thought it was an interesting way to do a WWII movie without it just being the sprawling epic journey that most war movies are. It felt very self contained (in a good way). It
Valerian
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Remember that Luc Besson sci-fi extravaganza that was totally and unfairly panned when it came out, only to become a beloved cult classic No, the new one: Valerian. Yes, it's The Fifth Element on crac
Re: Valerian
by Scott Roberts 4 weeks ago
I thought the set, costume, and creature design were all top notch. The market scene that you mentioned was an awesome concept that they executed pretty much spot-on. It was a better introduction to t
DVD director's commentary
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
I've been using streaming rather than DVDs for awhile, but I just watched a DVD with a director's commentary, and realized how interesting that can be. Have you found a particular DVD commentary more
Re: DVD director's commentary
by Scott Roberts 2 months ago
I haven't listened to an audio commentary track in a while, but I used to years ago. However, outside of The Lord of the Rings extended trilogy, which was easily the most informative 11 hour commentar
Alien Coversthesameground
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
A much more coherent plot line than Prometheus, this basically incorporates the movie you WANTED to see - Shaw and David fro Prometheus go to the alien Geneer's Homeworld to ask WTF... -into another b
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Chris Wright liked this 3 months ago
Re: Alien Coversthesameground
by Scott Roberts 3 months ago
I watched the original Alien the night after seeing Covenant, because I hadn't seen it in years, and I found it almost comical how many direct, specific things he just ganked right out of the 1979 fil
Guardians 2
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
No, not the thing with owls. The thing with a de-aged Kurt Russel, and a current-aged David Hasselhoff, the talking tree and five post- credit bonus scenes, with two cameos by Stan Lee and one each by
Re: Guardians 2
by Scott Roberts 3 months ago
I did also notice a lot of sold out shows when I saw it over the weekend. Luckily I bought my reserved seats 10 days in advance! Sounds like an inconvenience to people who just like showing up to the
Fate of the Furious: R8in' the F8
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
Pop on your best sleeveless shirt and then pop on your best sleeveless tactical armor, and while you're at it, pop in your finest lime wedge into that Corona you're drinking, brother! I saw Fate of th
Re: Fate of the Furious: R8in' the F8
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Just for you Scott: https: www.youtube.com watch v=g0dg7BVLRAU Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Ghost In The Shell
by Mark Suszko 9 months ago
I know I'm early, but the squee factor was too high. This Manga and anime' series was easily as seminal in modern pop anime culture as "Akira" was. (warning for prudes, there is some very slight "arti
Re: Ghost In The Shell
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
I saw this a couple of weeks ago, and unfortunately... I didn't love it.... Now, I thought just about everything technical about the movie was *awesome*; from its special effects, to its production de
Trainspotting 2, Life, and The Belko Experiment: Three movies you didn't see
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=IGdiACWiMAM T2 TRAINSPOTTING What is this Twenty years after the landmark heroin movie Trainspotting came out, director Danny Boyle brings back the same characters from
What I'm Watchin' - March 2017 Edition
by Scott Roberts 5 months ago
I often get so caught up in movies that I forget that is the *TV* & Movie Appreciation Forum! And while I will have some thoughts later on Kong: Skull Island, Logan, and Beauty & the Beast (which I'm
Re: What I'm Watchin' - March 2017 Edition
by Scott Roberts 5 months ago
Tim Wilson "I think it DOES get better, but I also loved the first episode, so I don't know how much that's worth." I'll give it some more episodes, then! Plus I just saw a commercials for it yesterd
Kong: Skull Island
by Mark Suszko 5 months ago
Apocalypse Now as a comedy with giant monsters. Sam Jackson as Ahab and Kong as the Whale. John C. Reilly as Ben Gunn the Maroon from Treasure Island. Sprinkle a dose of Avatar and puree In a blender.
BEAST RATINGS: Kong, Beauty and the Beast, and Logan
by Scott Roberts 5 months ago
I've seen a few movies in the last few weeks, and they all share a common theme... Beasts! Here's my thoughts on Kong: Skull Island and two other pretty hairy movies. KONG: SKULL ISLAND Premise: Mark
Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
I haven't had a lot of time to write as much as I'd like to lately (I mean, I guess I am getting married this weekend...), but I still managed to sneak in a few movies recently, and if I don't spit ou
Re: Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Congratulations, Scott. I hope that your honeymoon has many happy sequels - with the same person, of course. Bob C
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99 Homes
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=Vh0piQN1_LY Have you ever been watching Comedy Central at 2 A.M. and when the commercials come on, one of those Sarah McLachlan animal abuse fundraisers shows up, or the
Re: 99 Homes
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
Herzog was the prototype for grumpy cat: http: herzoginspirationals.tumblr.com
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We Are Your Friends
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=gZzAeYWXFpk A not so guarded secret amongst my close friends is that I kind of have a thing for stupid dance genre movies. I can watch them pretty much any time they are
Re: We Are Your Friends
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Scott - you did not mention it, but surely there must have been a youth center threatened by a real estate tycoon - and the kids hold a break dancing contest to raise money to save the day. I guess th
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Scott Roberts liked this 2 years ago
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. vs The Men From N.W.A.
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
I saw two movies again over the past week, and didn t have much time to write reviews for both of them, so I m going to put them both into one handy FAQ review to help you decide what to potentially p
Re: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. vs The Men From N.W.A.
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
So you're sayin' you.. forgot about him
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Jurassic World
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=-w-58hQ9dLk To answer your first immediate question: yes, I do own a glow in the dark velociraptor t-shirt. And yes, it will probably sway my judgement in regards to thi
Re: Jurassic World
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
I have to tell you a JP anecdote, about the first time my young son watched it at home with us. We'd decided he was old enough to watch if he sat on the couch with us and we paused to explain stuff or
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Best Camera Test Ever
by Jeff Breuer 2 years ago
I admit, I'll geek out on new video tech, but when it comes to cameras I struggle to keep up with my more DP minded friends. The web is full of videos where people go out and shoot some tests, usually
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Scott Roberts liked this 2 years ago
Re: Best Camera Test Ever
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
Haha, the water drops got me good.
gif test?
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago

Who can't wait for the Avatar sequels?
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
I sure can, BUT I thought this quote from James Cameron about them was too good: They re gonna be b****in . You will sh** yourself with your mouth wide open. Oh, to have that level of confidence. He's
Re: Who can't wait for the Avatar sequels?
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
I was just thinking that if the option to shit myself in a cinema with my mouth open came along, or the option to shit myself with my mouth closed, it would totally depend on what everyone else around
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Scott Roberts liked this 3 years ago
Best Audio?
by Jeff Breuer 3 years ago
I am teaching a post production class and we are moving into audio for the next month, but honestly, like a lot of other video guys, audio is my weakest link. What are some movies with the best audio
Re: Best Audio?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Are you differentiating between sound editing and sound design Star Wars is a great example of sound design - putting sound where it does not naturally exist. But take a movie like The Conversation wh
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Scott Roberts liked this 3 years ago
News: NBC Presents ‘SNL Vintage’ Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 P.M.
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
One Classic Show From Each of the Last 40 Years to Air Saturdays to Commemorate Anniversary (New York, New York--September 24, 2014) Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th season with SNL Vintage, a
Re: News: NBC Presents ‘SNL Vintage’ Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 P.M.
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
Not gonna lie, I'm kind of really excited for this!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=1Pb_h8NuYtg Premise: Told through an almost Inception-like layering of voice over narration, a teenage girl reads a book narrated by an older writer who recounts his you
Re: The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
My fave Wes film of them all: The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders http: nofilmschool.com 2013 10 snl-wes-anderson-parody-midnight-coterie-of-sinister-intruders
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Whoop Dreams
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
I confess... I'm kind of obsessed with juggalo culture. Now, wait a second! I didn't say I was a juggalo myself! I just will stop whatever I'm doing and watch anything remotely revealing about Americ
Re: Whoop Dreams
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
By Miracles. And Faygo pop.
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Back to the Future Hover Board
by Stephen Smith 3 years ago
Yeah baby! https: www.youtube.com watch v=yf7Nb2T3WfI This is funny. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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Re: Back to the Future Hover Board
by David Mathis 3 years ago
The hover board looks awesome but I want a car that can fly. Dallas traffic is a nightmare.
Wait, what?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=cHWLpJRlBYA
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Re: Wait, what?
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Debut
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
This... looks... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesoooooommmmmmmmmme. http: www.youtube.com watch v=pTZ2Tp9yXyM
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Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Debut
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
jinx, you owe me a soda
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Scott Roberts liked this 4 years ago
Another SuperCut: Teen Wolf of Wallstreet
by Jeff Breuer 4 years ago
We all seem to enjoy these. Another gem.
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Re: Another SuperCut: Teen Wolf of Wallstreet
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Worse: Propecia
Clients
by Stephen Smith 4 years ago
Didn't know where to post this but figured the gang here would enjoy it. By the way, I have experienced the Microsoft paint one: http: justsomething.co 25-most-ridiculous-client-comments-according-to-
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Re: Clients
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=5AxwaszFbDw http: www.youtube.com watch v=qgcX0y1Nzhs
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Keep text size/font from Motion project
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
This is probably just an incredibly simple question, and perhaps I'm just tired and not thinking straight. I don't use Motion very much, but now I'm using Motion 5, and I've created a very simple lowe
Re: Keep text size/font from Motion project
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
I use FCP7, but when I do lower thirds I either just make them in FCP (if really simple ones needed), but mainly I make them in After Effects or Cinema 4D. Ventured into Motion territory almost on a w
Encore CS5 Crashes While Opening
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
Hey folks, I've never used Encore before (I typically use DVD Studio Pro), in fact I've never even tried opening Encore before today. But now I need to make a Blu-ray, so here I am! When I open Encore
Re: Encore CS5 Crashes While Opening
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
Scratch that, I went in and deleted FX Factory plug-ins from the Adobe programs (I only use them in FCP anyway), and now Encore opens fine. Had kind of a "duhhhh" moment there. Thanks Scott! Love, Sco
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Facebook as a "Resume" to hire an employee
by Luis O Maymi 6 years ago
Hello COW Community This is not exactly video related, but I would like to hear what you think about this. I recently wrote an article for my blog, "Facebook Resume; Hiring someone for a Job" and I wa
Re: Facebook as a "Resume" to hire an employee
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
I don't know if I really agree with using Facebook to really judge anyone either. Not that an employer would see it because I have privacy settings amped up, but as a guy in his 20s, not everything th
Production Haikus
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
When I said: "approved", it's not like that is the end. Five more must sign off.
Re: Production Haikus
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
Three hundred dollars! Wow, Final Cut X is cheap Don't hire high school kid
Farewell to a Chicago broadcasting classic
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
The Empire Carpet Man, Lynn Hauldren, has passed away at age 89. He will be rolled up and delivered and installed at the cemetery in three or four days. Seriously, this guy was really a part of Chicag
Re: Farewell to a Chicago broadcasting classic
by Scott Roberts 6 years ago
The Empire Carpet Guy, Bob Roooooooooooohrman, and the Eagle-Man are forever a part of me.
Questions about my Map
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to work on this map of Africa. I imported an Illustrator map with all the countries, and organized them, animated it, and then added the border look I wanted with Cel Renderer. The a
Re: Questions about my Map
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Nevermind, found out the artifacting (not banding, wrong word) problem is the caps not being quadrangles with low width. And I think the edges problem is in the original Illustrator map document. If y
Trophy Render
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I've been working at learning 3D for a little while now, and I made this glass trophy model, and I think I finally got the glass looking good, but the lighting seems like it is not coming across at th
Re: Trophy Render
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Yeah I definitely didn't have the HDR in the color channel, but it's there now, and I was able to lower the brightness. And I replaced the polygon sphere (not sure why I made it a polygon object to be
Sally Mencke
by Timothy J. Allen 7 years ago
Sally Mencke, the Editor who worked with Quentin Tarantino on "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown" was found dead this morning after she had not returned from hiking in Griffith Park. She ce
Re: Sally Mencke
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Ah jeez, that's awful... Tarantino is one of my favorite directors, and he has said in interviews the one person he trusted the most in his filmmaking process was Sally. This makes me sad. I like the
Glass Trophy
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
I've never really worked with glass materials all that much before (not that I've been doing 3D that long either), but I'm trying to make a glass crystal trophy. I've modeled it perfectly how I want i
Re: Glass Trophy
by Scott Roberts 7 years ago
Thanks guys! Jeremy - I think I got it looking pretty decent with the all black background and the light actually being a cool element like in that picture. It's probably a rookie mistake on my part,
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