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Simon Stutts

Member Since:
January 11th 2008
79 Posts
Export Asset List from Comp?
by Simon Stutts 6 years ago
Hi all. I've got a repetitive task that Im looking to automate, but having trouble finding a script or something that does what I need it to do. Basically, at the end of a project, I need a list of ev
Education - Motion Graphics
by Philip Martin 9 years ago
Hey COW community, I'm Philip, 17 years old and junior in high school (exchange student from germany). I discovered motion graphics a few years ago and was fascinated. I taught myself Motion Graphics
Re: Education - Motion Graphics
by Simon Stutts 9 years ago
There's a video called "Pollinate" done by the studio Belief a few years ago. I think its still floating around on the internet. Google around for it, and you should find it (FYI - if memory serves, i
Amazing Opportunity...
by Simon Stutts 9 years ago
From http: miami.craigslist.org mdc crg 1723263589.html Intern for a Big production Company (Miami) A great production company in Miami is looking for enthusiastic interns. Candidates must have strong
Re: Amazing Opportunity...
by Alan Lloyd 9 years ago
Doesn't read like a text message. And not enough misspellings.
We All Get Old
by Dan Asselin 9 years ago
So I went ot the Cow main page and while browsing happened to see the following under "Jobs Wanted". http: forums.creativecow.net thread 237 1929 After digesting the headline and the rest of the post
Re: We All Get Old
by Simon Stutts 9 years ago
Bob Zelin is my hero.
Question of Ownership
by Aaron Cadieux 9 years ago
Hey all, I'm prepared for the usual verbal lashing here, but once again, I need some advice regarding my job. I've been editing a video for a local client. The video is for a direct-response campaign
Re: Question of Ownership
by Simon Stutts 9 years ago
So...you did a good job, went above and beyond, the client apparently LOVED it and now you are trying to sabotage it I don't get it, dude. If its about the money, then...you do not work for the client
Video production workshop - Is this course worth it do you think?
by Charles Williams 9 years ago
Hello everybody, Retirement is coming up soon and I'm new to video production but somebody suggested this course, http: www.videoproductionlabworkshop.com Do you think it looks like a good course for
Re: Video production workshop - Is this course worth it do you think?
by Simon Stutts 9 years ago
Charles Williams "Please let me know what you think." I think that there are high school students producing higher quality work than this.
video email?
by Roy Schneider 10 years ago
Hi All: I am working on a new project for a client and wanted to see if any of you have done anything like this before. I am interested in the different approaches some of you might take to the delive
Re: video email?
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
This wiki has a full listing of everything that went down with the Batman ARG. If you are not familiar with it, it is seriously worth a look. The level of imagination and planning that went into this
Which effect
by Rhys Roberts 10 years ago
hi found this video of radiohead online http: www.fromthebasement.tv artists radiohead performances the-gloaming and was wondering how the motion blur type effect was created. Thanks
Re: Which effect
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
That's pretty cool. Not for sure how they did it, but it kind of looks like they did a variant of the whole "data-moshing" thing seen in the Chairlift and Kanye music videos - they messed with video c
Followup with project out of town...need suggestions!
by Jeff Bonano 10 years ago
OK, so recently I posted about an out of town project that I wasn't sure what to do for quotes and such. I had a chance to meet with the company on a more casual setting and of course they are interes
Re: Followup with project out of town...need suggestions!
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
I almost threw up looking at that picture. You are a brave man, sir.
+1
in need of some serious advice
by Rob Grauert 10 years ago
So I, along with someone else, have recently been hired full time to work on a company's corporate video. Basically, they make a DVD catalog and make annual updates when they need to. The people that
Re: in need of some serious advice
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Rob Grauert "And my two supervisors are definitely in the middle of no where. They're shooting a hunting show in Arkansas, Louisiana, etc. Sometimes they are at a hotel that has internet, but phone c
Help me with a Job Title Change
by Milton Hockman 10 years ago
For 4 years I have had the titled "VIdeo Editor" at my job. Well, my boss wants to change my title because I do a whole lot more than edit videos. And asked me to come up with some ideas. Was wonderin
Re: Help me with a Job Title Change
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Mark Suszko "He could go by "the Dude, "El Duderino", or just "Dude", if you're into the whole brevity thing..." As long as he doesn't roll on Shabbas...
My Animation & motion graphics Reel 2009
by Mohammad Naveed Khawar 10 years ago
Hi, Here I have uploaded my animation & motion graphics reel 2009. Hope you guys will have a expert look at my work http: reels.creativecow.net film motion-graphics-showreel-2009 I am expecting commen
Re: My Animation & motion graphics Reel 2009
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
I'd get rid of the video-copilot tutorial look-alike piece...the rest of your work is high quality - don't bring it down by including an obvious tutorial effect. http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials c
Is this ok? or illegal?
by travis chan 10 years ago
I saw on a couple of my friends reels that they put content that they did not work on, but they did work on the same project. They just didn't work on the specific scene that they included on the reel
Re: Is this ok? or illegal?
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
If they don't mind having their professional credibility destroyed and the entire rest of the reel called into question in a super-awkward moment during a job interview, then it's probably OK. :-) If
Having Problems when adding a background - image comes out awful
by Ramon Montes 10 years ago
I recorded a video with a white background and now I want to replace it with an image background I created on photoshop. When I insert the background using keylight, the face of the person is painted
Re: Having Problems when adding a background - image comes out awful
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
I know its probably not what you want to hear, but take it as a lesson leared: white is NOT a good color for keying. At all. It's not a high-contrast color, and when shiny things reflect light, what c
Zombieland Intro (Animating individual letters of text)
by Chris Wood 10 years ago
Hey, so I have my zombie footage, I have my text as a 3D object in place, i've got the keyframes down in the exact moment I want it to appear that the zombie moves through the text, now, how can I con
Re: Zombieland Intro (Animating individual letters of text)
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
It's known as motion tracking. http: lmgtfy.com q=After+Effects+motion+tracking :-D
Hammered
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
If you are a fan of science fiction programming, you know all about what Bonnie Hammer and her appointed replacements did to the SciFi channel. They knocked off most of the science fiction as "too nar
Re: Hammered
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
The Management at SyFy killed Farscape like 7 years ago. And I think I'm still bitter about that.
Water Wall
by Matthew Neal 10 years ago
Hi I am new to AE and I am wanting to create a brick wall with water flowing through the cracks. This will happen over time. I would like to animate it so one crack happens and then another and over t
Re: Water Wall
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Honestly - you are probably better off building a small-to-medium scale model,cracking that, having real water crash through it, shooting it, and then using AE to composite that into whatever scene yo
Demo Reel From Nothing At All???? hmm..
by Jeremy Fabiano 10 years ago
Ok it's time I finally ask this question. I've been wondering it for a very long time and have tried to figure it out on my own, but to no avail. How in the heck do you piece together a demo reel to g
Re: Demo Reel From Nothing At All???? hmm..
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Some self-initiated projects people have done: http: www.vimeo.com 3365942 http: www.eatpes.com I can guarantee you that these guy's "personal" projects directly resulted in them getting paid projects
Need Flourish Help
by Joshua Knox 10 years ago
Im adding some animated flourishes to my intro but i cant figure out how to color them. any help
Re: Need Flourish Help
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Not to be a total tool - but: the animated flourish is more than a little played out by this point. Is it really what your video needs Could you go with something simpler that would look better If you
XServe RAID trouble
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
If anybody has any advice, I'm all ears... So, today, somebody accidentally yanked the power out of the fiber channel switch on our shared storage system (still don't know who did it). So all our bays
Re: XServe RAID trouble
by Eric Hansen 10 years ago
this advice might already be too late since its a few days later, but here you go: since you're using a fibre channel switch, i assume that this is an Xsan setup. if so, make sure EVERYTHING is turned
How do I synch 3-data/video beams?
by Juan delGado 10 years ago
Hi, I am currently working on a video project in Bogota (Colombia) in which the narrative is split in three screens. My intention is to show it using three video beams projectors, each one plugged in
Re: How do I synch 3-data/video beams?
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
I'm going to follow up Andy and Walter and recommend Pro Video Player. We recently used it on a nationwide tour to allow us to project digital set backdrops onto three screens situated directly behind
2008 Demoreel
by Scott Welsh 10 years ago
Link: http: www.youtube.com watch v=lC6awozA1UU Compilation of some of my things in 2008, I hope you enjoy.
Re: 2008 Demoreel
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
I'd put your name & maybe contact info right at the beginning. Betchya a dollar that no matter how good the reel is, most people looking to hire you wont watch the entire thing.
Online demo reel sites
by Lori Miranda 11 years ago
Hi there, More and more people keep asking me if I have my reel online, which I don't. Where is the best place to post my reel without having to create a website. Eventually I would like to make my ow
Re: Online demo reel sites
by Simon Stutts 11 years ago
While I agree that you should definitely put together your own site, I'd recommend you take a look at vimeo.com. They're generally higher-quality than the other video sites, and can handle full HD vid
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