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]
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 a janitor, and my life sucked. Then I got a break and I've been working at the same post production house since early 2007. I can honestly say it's better than cleaning outdoor park bathrooms.
September 8th 2009
Burr Ridge, IL
Bad Movies by Mike Cohen 7 days ago There is little other way to say it - some movies should not be made. Last night my wife brought home the Fifty Shades of Gray DVD. This movie was so bad. I forced myself to pay attention and just cou
Re: Bad Movies by Scott Roberts 7 hours ago The Poltergeist remake from this year is on par with Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake in the "why did they even bother " category. Stephen Smith "Where is Scott's A Deadly Adoption review " I keep forgett
Jurassic World by Scott Roberts 3 weeks 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 Scott Roberts 7 hours ago There's almost *so* many nitpicking arguments that I've become overwhelmed and wouldn't know where to begin! Not that I really feel the need to defend the movie. It was what it was. I was entertained.
Best Camera Test Ever by Jeff Breuer 3 weeks 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
Christopher Lee passes by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago http: www.aol.com article 2015 06 11 christopher-lee-legendary-movie-villain-and-horror-icon-dies-a 21194479 Just to make sure, better lock the coffin. Just saying'.
Re: Christopher Lee passes by Scott Roberts 3 weeks ago Just to add my personal memories to his passing, I probably watched Gremlins 2: The New Batch 15 times when I was a kid, and I always liked him as the overly serious mad scientist, who had a laborator
Tomorrowland: "This Ride Is Broken, Sorry". by Mark Suszko 1 month ago Brad Bird swings for the fences every time, and connects every time... until now. I am going to blame Lindelof on the script, because the thing LOOKS gorgeous, the Actors are all good actors, but thei
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck by Scott Roberts 1 month ago https: www.youtube.com watch v=iqyPMyC2T0s I was never really a *big* fan of Nirvana, or the philosophical lyrics of their lead singer Kurt Cobain. I mean, I was under ten years old when they reached
Re: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck by Scott Roberts 1 month ago Awwwwwwesome insights, Tim! I loved it. It was like a documentary on the documentary! I've enjoyed that Unplugged performance for a while now, in fact, that was probably the gateway into me listening
Who can't wait for the Avatar sequels? by Kylee Wall 7 months 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 7 months 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
Best Audio? by Jeff Breuer 9 months 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 9 months 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
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Scott Roberts 1 year 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 1 year 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
Whoop Dreams by Scott Roberts 1 year 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
Clients by Stephen Smith 1 year 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-
SFX Side By Side by Stephen Smith 1 year ago Here is yet another super cool VSFX side by side: https: vimeo.com 83506810 Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Motion Training DVD Check out my Vimeo page
Her by Kylee Wall 1 year ago Saw Her last night. The trailers beforehand were some of the most hilariously crappy I've ever seen. They clearly had no idea who would be coming to see this film, and had no idea how to market it. Af
Re: Her by Tim Wilson 1 year ago Kylee Wall " If you look past the fact it seems to want to tell you something (yet it isn't sure what)" The message is, "If you think Siri is hot NOW, just wait a couple of years."
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by Scott Roberts 1 year ago https: www.youtube.com watch v=c1Xk-yTuFEU Premise: LIFE Magazine is about to publish its last print issue, and the photo they need to use for the cover is missing! Uh oh! The man whose job it is to m
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by Tim Wilson 1 year ago Stephen Smith "By the way, I tried to find the real last cover of Life magazine and couldn't." The filmmakers played around with this: Life folded in 1972. They also played around with covers. The ma
The Wolf of Wall Street by Scott Roberts 1 year ago https: www.youtube.com watch v=iszwuX1AK6A Premise: Stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes from rags to riches by selling terrible stocks to gullible people in the early 90s, and perhaps
Re: The Wolf of Wall Street by Mark Suszko 1 year ago Which is why I think "Trainspotting" is the most incredible anti-drug PSA ever made... with Requiem For A Dream a close second, and "Traffic" the third.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Scott Roberts 2 years ago https: www.youtube.com watch v=fnaojlfdUbs Premise: Bilbo and the dwarves are back for another adventure! Woo hoo! This time they try to answer the important question: What has Orlando Bloom been up t
Bad Grandpa by Scott Roberts 2 years ago http: www.youtube.com watch v=_MSrAwfagG4&noredirect=1 Look, you know what you're going to get out of Bad Grandpa. Going into it I anticipated plenty of poop, child neglect, and horny old man jokes. A
Re: Bad Grandpa by Tim Wilson 2 years ago I'd have to look it up, but you raise an interesting question Stephen. I would THINK it's like Candid Camera where people would sign releases after the fact. Most people are pretty good sports, and an
Blog: Creative Inspiration by Mike Cohen 3 years ago Weeks are for work. Weekends are for personal enrichment. Maybe that enrichment is biking, skiing, cooking, cleaning (really !), hiking, reading, going to the movies or theater, or whatever floats yo
Re: Creative Inspiration by Scott Roberts 3 years ago Not to sound disgusting, but "642 Things to Draw" sounds like the perfect book to put my bathroom (I get a lot of reading thinking done in there, OK I'll stop talking). Only $10 on amazon! Thanks for
Keep text size/font from Motion project by Scott Roberts 4 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
Encore CS5 Crashes While Opening by Scott Roberts 4 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 4 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
Service: Scott Roberts Editing by Scott Roberts 4 years ago Westmont Illinois, United States Post Production Scott Roberts Editing Editing Post Production Edit Creations, Inc., Burr Ridge, Il. January 2007-Present We are small post-production hou
Facebook as a "Resume" to hire an employee by Luis O Maymi 4 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
Farewell to a Chicago broadcasting classic by Mark Suszko 4 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