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What to include in Editing Reel?
by Bobby Hall 10 months ago
I've edited four music videos, a feature (drama), and a short (comedy). Is it good to include parts of all of them I wanted to include a couple scenes from the feature and one from the short, but I wa
Re: What to include in Editing Reel?
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
What is in your reel tells people what you do best and you are more likely to get the same type of work that is in your reel. If you want to do more music videos then I would include it. Stephen Smith
Corey A. Machado | Video Editor Demo Reel (2016)
by Corey Machado 7 months ago
Hey guys check out my demo reel. I would love to hear your feedback. 2016 has been a crazy year. Can't wait to continue to create new content and work with more and more brands. https: www.youtube.com
Re: Corey A. Machado | Video Editor Demo Reel (2016)
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
The title says it is an editing reel but it felt like an everything you do reel. If it is an editing reel then it should never be a montage. That only shows me that you can edit a montage. It should b
Sean Kalra | VFX Reel | 2016
by Sean Kalra 4 months ago
My visual effects demo reel: https: vimeo.com 191119085
Re: Sean Kalra | VFX Reel | 2016
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
Cool stuff, I liked when you would show the before and after. What VFX did you do for Wayward Pines Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Fades become clunky when uploaded
by Robert Gilbert 1 month ago
Please, could anyone tell me why my fades (transitions) are corrupted when uploaded to YT Personally, I love slow fades and crossfades, but with Premiere Pro they never looked that great in the export
Re: Fades become clunky when uploaded
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
It says the video is private. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Hashmukh Kerai Motion Design Showreel
by Hashmukh Kerai 2 weeks ago
Hashmukh Kerai 2017 Motion Graphics Showreel. Check out my full portfolio over at hashmukh.com. Contact me at hashmukh@kerai.org for enquires. <iframe src="https: player.vimeo.com video 208029626"
Re: Hashmukh Kerai Motion Design Showreel
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
Overall I thought the reel was really good. I liked the music and pacing. However, it felt like you held on the opening shot way too long. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Fluorescent lights & Flickering Video
by James Harries 1 week ago
Shot some footages with my Fuji XT1 @60fps and in some sequences I git some flickering apparently caused fluorescent lights on the ground. https: drive.google.com file d 0BwsPPskcQl7BWjZWR0U5WERjX28 v
Re: Fluorescent lights & Flickering Video
by Stephen Smith 2 days ago
Flicker Free is amazing: https: www.digitalanarchy.com Flicker main.html For Noise Reduction try Neat Video or Red Giants noise reduction tool. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo
Commercials and royalty free videos.
by oscar de la calle 1 week ago
Hi everyone, I m doing an academic work and I wonder if someone knows about commercials in which all the edit material are from video libraries. Thanks!
Re: Commercials and royalty free videos.
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
Are you asking about where to find footage stock footage Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
RED features
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
I just learned that you can eject media by holding down the two little black buttons between the record button on the front of the camera. I love that since you could accidentally format the card whil
Red Epic footage on my mid-2010 iMac
by Zak Scott 9 months ago
Hey there, First time editing with 4K. I need to edit Red Epic footage on mid-2010 iMac i3. It will be a 15 minute narrative film without any graphics. My specs are: Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 M
Re: Red Epic footage on my mid-2010 iMac
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
Zak, How did things work out for you What program are you editing in Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Red footage color grade workflow
by Harrison Gruber 8 months ago
Hey All! I just completed editing an ad using the RAW 6k files I got. What do colorists prefer to work with file format wise I know with Resolve there is some color space information advantage that co
Re: Red footage color grade workflow
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
I prefer to color correct the RAW files in Resolve. It requires less work on my part and looks great. But if they ask for ProRes 4444 it sounds like you don't have a choice. Stephen Smith Utah Video P
Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Johnny Smith 6 months ago
Hey fam, Just directed a low budget music video shot in 4K on a Red Epic ( dragon ). What I got today: 285gb of R3D files. I'm working with an older 3,1 MacPro tower ( not book ) that's been recently
Re: Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
Why are you unwilling to upgrade FCP or move on to a different editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
ProRes with Colored Look?
by Eric Klassen 1 week ago
I used a company RED EPIC (Dragon Sensor) to do some R3D coloring work a couple years ago, but now I just use the camera to do some talking head video spots. I know it's overkill, but I'm wondering if
Re: ProRes with Colored Look?
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
You can set the camera to REC709 if you don't want the flat look. You will lose flexibility if you want it when color correcting but it sounds like you don't want to color correct. Stephen Smith Utah
RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Martin Maslo 2 months ago
Hi there, I just got 4K material from a Red Epic Dragon and need to sync the external recorded audio key out the green and track the motion. On the software side I'm stuck with Adobe CC and the machin
Re: RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
For syncing, I would do it in Premiere and you should be able to do it with the RAW files depending on how old your machine is. You may have to reduce the quality in Premiere to half but it should sti
Video Production Workflow Expert Needed!
by Jasmine Miller 1 month ago
Is video production and photography workflow your area of expertise We are looking for someone with experience in creating video production and photography workflows to help shape our existing media w
Re: Video Production Workflow Expert Needed!
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
What software and cameras are you using Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Red footage (green screen compositing)
by Patrick Presto 6 days ago
I'm working with red footage for the first time. I'm editing out fcpx. I shot some green screen footage and am trying to send it out for compositing online. Workflow wise, an I harming my footage by t
Re: Red footage (green screen compositing)
by Stephen Smith 3 days ago
When you say send it out for compositing are you saying when you send it to After Effects Also, what footage are you working with 8k - HD Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Strange import
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
When I import an illustrator file into after effects it treats each layer like an image sequence. My other illustrator files come in just fine and I'm not sure why this one did this. See this image: A
Re: Strange import
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
Cool, thanks! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Guidance to replicate this effect
by Adam Henaghan 3 weeks ago
Hey Guys, Long time reader, first time poster. Trying to re-create this effect, https: www.youtube.com watch v=qPMH_bqx_uo (Around the 2:30 mark) It doesn't look too complicated, I've managed to get a
Re: Guidance to replicate this effect
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
Hope this helps. 1. Take a look at this: https: www.youtube.com watch v=t3tQmjdPKAs 2. Jump to around 12 minutes: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials colorful_universe Stephen Smith Utah Video Produc
Exporting isuues WITH PREMIERE PRO CC 2015
by Jamie Davis 1 year ago
HI I HAVE HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS RENDERING OUT EXPORTING A VIDEO I HAVE EDITTED. ORIGINALLY I HAD MORPH CUT, WISH KEPT CRASH THE PROCESS AND NOW, I CANT EXPORT AT ALL. ANY IDEAS I HAVE RE-INSTALLED PREMEI
Re: Exporting isuues WITH PREMIERE PRO CC 2015
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
After 30minutes I finally figured it out...at least my problem. One of the clips with the morph cut had a change to its scale and position. When I returned it to its original size and position it work
2nd monitor stopped displaying
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I installed a 2nd computer monitor today. I went to Preferences, Playback and checked the 2nd monitor. Everything worked great. Now all of the sudden it doesn't show up anymore. I shut down my compute
Re: 2nd monitor stopped displaying
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Apple had me reset the NVRAM. What will happen now while working in Premier or After Effects the video will play on the 2nd monitor. A few times a day, when I hide or close the program my 2nd screen i
What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Justin Dillihay 1 month ago
It's the effect transitions that the WWE used for their Royal Rumble 2017 graphics. This is the intro for the show. I would love to know, for one, how to do the letter-by-letter reveal of "The Road To
Re: What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
For the very first video, a lot of it would be by changing the text for each few frames. Unfortunately there isn't a special filter that will build that for you. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions C
Text Slam/Smash effect?
by Aaron Wolski 1 month ago
Hey guys, Fairly new to after effects and thought I'd start with something simple but its turning out to not be so simple lol I'm looking to recreate this effect: http: www.motionelements.com after-ef
Re: Text Slam/Smash effect?
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Take a look at this: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials camera_shake_with_wiggler Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Netflix Originals
by Mike Cohen 3 months ago
Hi there. It has been a while since I have grazed the pastures. I have spent a fair number of hours on Netflix as the days have grown shorter and have discovered a lot of good original content. Netfli
Re: Netflix Originals
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I watched A Series of Unfortunate Events and really liked it. The first episode is hard to get through because it really only sets the whole series up. Once we figured out that every two episodes is o
Doc's on directing actors
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
It's time to learn something from the masters. I'm looking for rec's for doc's which show great directors at work with actors. For example, I vaguely recall a documentary which features Ingmar Bergman
Re: Doc's on directing actors
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I liked the behind the scenes feature that came on the North by NorthWest DVD. It was interesting to see how Alfred Hitchcock approached directing. One actor was frustrated that he never got any direc
After Effects Explosion
by Emori Smith 2 months ago
I am getting ready to shoot an action scene for a feature film. I need to know how to shoot it to allow for some effects work later. My questions are: 1. Can you FX a distant explosion outside and thr
Re: After Effects Explosion
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I would check out this website's tutorials: http: www.videocopilot.net For explosions and stuff I would check out this product: https: www.videocopilot.net products action2 . Plus it comes with some c
A Monster Calls - Patriots Day - Live By Night - Split - The Founder
by Scott Roberts 2 months ago
January was busy! ...And I also saw five movies. https: www.youtube.com watch v=R2Xbo-irtBA A MONSTER CALLS What is this The 2017 movie year got started off on a fun note about a... ...Oh, wait, I'm l
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Re: A Monster Calls - Patriots Day - Live By Night - Split - The Founder
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
At the End of the Founder did they say that every character in the movie was real except for Tommy and Kroc Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
mtm, RIP
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
She had spunk. https: www.youtube.com watch v=etyO7T6WGwU
Re: mtm, RIP
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
She really did. I loved the Mary Tyler Moore Show. My favorite episode is when Mary invites Lou ( Here Boss at a new room) to be a guest speaker in front of her journalism class. Lou talks about how y
Fingerprint Face Effect
by Harper Sherman 2 months ago
I was wondering how the fingerprint face effect was done from 10 - 15 seconds as well as the 26 - 30 second mark the link to the video is here https: www.youtube.com watch v=VLVj-l56OvM Thanks
Re: Fingerprint Face Effect
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Very interesting effect. At 10 seconds you can clearly see that they rotoscoped the hand. If it was me I would motion track the face and add the hand print. Then roto the hand so it looks like it is i
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
-Edited in Adobe Premiere with RAW Red Files. -Exported XML to Adobe Premiere -Color Graded in DaVinci Resolve -Exported ProRes 4444 files out of DaVinci Resolve -Imported the QuickTime movies into Pr
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Any idea on how to create a tint like this one Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Brown Tint look
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
Marc Wielage "The problems occur when the lighting doesn't match at all" Marc Wielage "there's all kinds of looks floating around out there, particularly the trend for very "steely" blue looks or the
Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
In DaVince Resolve it used to have a bunch of pre-built Power Grades that came with the program. I thought they wherein the "Color" Window in the Power Grades window. I can't find them. Does anyone no
Re: Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
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Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Steve Mullins 2 years ago
Need to find some decent music for a 3min Nightclub Cocktail Bar promo video- music has to be non elevator musak 'i pressed auto on a yamaha wav tracks' stylee sort of cheesey thing! YouTube audio lib
Re: Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
To back Revostock got sued by a Patton troll and had to shot down. I like audio jungle. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Yet another test
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
test Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Movie trailers changing the movie
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I love it when people get clever and take a movie and edit it into a movie trailer for different movie genera. Here is Inception as a Christmas movie: https: www.youtube.com watch v=JjJ2AnQ6mmA&featur
Re: Movie trailers changing the movie
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Since it is Christmas time I guess I need to add the Elf trailer. https: www.youtube.com watch v=EkwdYSn3Uws Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Here are Haikus for the 100 movies I saw in 2016
by Scott Roberts 3 months ago
A lot of people crapped all over 2016. And justifiably so. But... ...on a personal level... ...I had a pretty great 2016. I think I owe all the good things that happened because last year I evened out
Re: Here are Haikus for the 100 movies I saw in 2016
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Ha Ha, 95 was the best. Thanks for sharing. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Audio Volume
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
How do you increase the audio volume of a clip without increasing levels. I guess I'm looking for a way to add more umph to my audio without making it any louder. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions
Re: Audio Volume
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Way cool, thanks. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Test
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
test Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Test
by Dan Haskini 3 months ago
test bold
After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 5 years ago
Newbie on CC, and thanks for any heads up. I have been using After Effects for a while, but seems like my color picker is messed up when in 8bpc settings. I am used to having the right vertical displa
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Re: After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 5 years ago
In the color picker, make sure the radio style button on H is clicked, then all will be normal. In the Hue, Sat, and Brightness section at top. :)
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What's a good workflow for motion graphics?
by Santita Dwi Putri 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm very new to animation, and currently self-training in several Adobe programs. A lot of my projects are motion graphics mixed with video to visualize an audio presentation (think Buzz
Re: What's a good workflow for motion graphics?
by Rob Kennedy 7 months ago
Thanks Stephen. Love a simple answer that gets straight to the point.
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Making still image of trees move like it is windy
by Jason Bullock 6 years ago
I have a still image of trees. I want to create a subtle movement of wind blowing and they are moving. Is it possible to do this Do I need to use the Freeform plug in from Digieffects Thanks!!
Re: Making still image of trees move like it is windy
by Jason Mettler 6 years ago
If the effect just needs to be really subtle you can use liquefy to just barely twist leaves around. Also, bulge can work if used sparingly for leaves that may be moving towards the camera. The tools
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Film Frame Text
by Jared Hawco 12 months ago
Hi Folks, Does anyone have experience creating text that looks like the text on the side of a film frame Similar to the text on the right side of the image linked below: http: images.creativecow.net u
Re: Film Frame Text
by Stephen Smith 12 months ago
To me it looks like an Arial rounded type font with a yellow drop shadow around it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Grade Look
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Anyone have an idea on how to achieve this look at 16 seconds: https: www.youtube.com watch v=2YOslZNKm-s It has this really cool washed out brown tint look. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check
Re: Grade Look
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
I'm confused by your reply. I think we have a misunderstanding. The way I read your comment is if you think I'm asking how to achieve that look "IN" 16 seconds. I want to create a simular look to the
iMac ???? 4K????
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Can the new iMac handle 4k I was told it can't because it doesn't have Cuda Does that mean if I want to stay with mac I have to get a MacPro to edit RAW 4K in real time Stephen Smith Utah Video Produc
Re: iMac ???? 4K????
by Tero Ahlfors 1 year ago
Depends on the 4K. I can edit compressed 4K with an older iMac (eg. R3D files) easily, not in full quality though. Uncompressed 4K would need some insane disk speeds.
Any advice for setting up easy kinetic type projects?
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
I may have to do a package of ten short kinetic type pieces in a very short time. I'm trying to come up with some shortcuts and easy setups to make building these simple(r) and fast(er). What I have w
Re: Any advice for setting up easy kinetic type projects?
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Thanks for the compliment, let me know if there is any thing else I can do to help. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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