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Understanding the effect
by artjoms zikuns 1 week ago
Hello, My client asked me to replicate an effect from this video - animations like twists circles electric lines etc. Could you please help me As I have no idea how to do that and how the effect is ca
Re: Understanding the effect
by Stephen Smith 6 days ago
You might find this tutorial of help: http: vfxbro.com lightstreak Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Are there any gimbals that use manual focus when follow focusing?
by ryan elder 3 weeks ago
I was thinking of buying the Zhiyun Crane. However, I don't know if the follow focus is good on it, because it uses the cameras electronic focusing system, and I've never thought highly of electronic
Re: Are there any gimbals that use manual focus when follow focusing?
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
ryan elder Okay thanks, but I thought I would just use the tools I got. Plus I think that the crane follow focus, actually is made for DSLR lenses, and not cine lenses, isn't it The Crane 2 Servo Fol
Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
Molly Ringwald's talked about what time has done to her and John Hughes' oeuvre. You can point to a lot of films from the 70's and 80's and what was just funny or unimportant then, can seem horrific n
Re: Loved then, loathed now: 70's and 80's movies seen in today's light
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I feel like we can have two themes here: 1. Does an "old and outdated" film make you squirm now because it simply just doesn't hold up 2. Does an "old and outdated" film make you squirm now because of
Match moving
by Jawad Zafar 3 weeks ago
Hello All! Hope you are doing well. I am trying to do Camera Tracking of attached video through Adobe After Effects Camera tracker but getting error. I need suggestion, What is best to do Camera track
Re: Match moving
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
I just downloaded the clip and watched it. I have to ask the same question Blaise Douros did. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Looking for a solution to create smoke on touchdown
by Branislav Milic 3 weeks ago
Hi I'm looking for a solution that can create the smoke generated by the rubbing tires of an airplane when it lands. I made a little video that explains what I need: https: vimeo.com 291404542 c2c9b0d
Re: Looking for a solution to create smoke on touchdown
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
Thanks Eric. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
More of a Design Question - Dealing with Text and Video
by Andrew Tucker 1 month ago
Good Morning, I work in a corporate environment where I get a lot of colliding feedback from the Up and Ups (we have a shifty approval process). I just introduced them to Screenlight (being new to it
Re: More of a Design Question - Dealing with Text and Video
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Make sure your client understands that in general people don't want to read much when they watch a video. A lot of people will stop reading the text if there is too much. If you have a voice in the vi
BIEN Motion Design Reel
by Ricardo Roberts 12 months ago
Hey everyone, this is our first post on Creative Cow as a brand new studio, fresh out of LA + Raleigh! Let us know what you think, we're very open to feedback. https: vimeo.com 237610542 Our studio si
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Re: BIEN Motion Design Reel
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Looks great! Looks like a lot of fun projects. The music goes quiet for some reason around 20 seconds or so. Good luck with the new agency. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
buzzing/flickering hair in key?
by Aaron Doenges 1 month ago
I'm having a lot of difficulty keying hair from a recent shoot. It was shot and lit professionally (Prores 4:2:2) and visually doesn't look like I should have any issues. I've tried Ultra Key in Premi
Re: buzzing/flickering hair in key?
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Best of luck. If you need any more help let me know. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
How is working with the RED in post?
by Sean Mannion 2 months ago
I have worked around the RED and I'm familiar with the camera.s I recently wrote a blog post about what they offer, but I've never really worked with it in post. I've worked with other 4K (from Panaso
Re: How is working with the RED in post?
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I think you are reading old posts. RED footage used to be the worst to work with. Back in my FCP7 days you couldn't work with RAW files and had to convert everything. RED would take forever. Now, I th
Hey, I saw a whole bunch of movies! ...But... SHOULD YOU...?
by Scott Roberts 1 month ago
2018 hasn't really been all that spectacular so far in terms of tons of really great movies coming out. There's been a handful. But it seems like I'm going to the theater less this year, simply out of
Re: Hey, I saw a whole bunch of movies! ...But... SHOULD YOU...?
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Ha ha, the JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Gif had multiple layers of meaning. I love your review whit Gifs. I agree it fell on it's face. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Jack Ryan - the series
by Mike Cohen 1 month ago
Amazon Prime has a newly released Jack Ryan series. Influenced by the Tom Clancy character but rebooted into the present day, the Jack Ryan is facing ISIS instead of the Russians. A few years ago ther
Re: Jack Ryan - the series
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=AQhmAWyBkIs Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Is this scene necessary for my short film to tell the story?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Basically for my short film, I am not sure if this scene is necessary or not to tell the story, and maybe audiences would make sense of it without it. Basically in the plot an auditor is assigned to a
Re: Is this scene necessary for my short film to tell the story?
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
If your gut tells you it is not necessary it probably isn't. Shorter is better in my opinion. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I had my girls watch Pee-wee's Big Adventure for the first time. I've love introducing them to the films I grew up with like The Goonies. One of my daughter's review was, "Dad, that was weird." Oh wel
Re: Pee-wee's Big Adventure
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Ha ha. I love UHF. If you have the desire you have to listen to Weird Al's commentary on the DVD. It is the funniest commentary I have ever heard. That Spatula City sign was really put up on a billboa
how to - effect
by kjp Upton 4 months ago
Hey guys! Am new to this so hoping I'm doing it right. Anyway! I'm posting on here to ask if anyone knows how I can recreate this effect. Of course there's green screen in there but how do you do this
Re: how to - effect
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I guess they didn't really need any help Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Andrew Tucker 2 months ago
Hi Stephen, I added you because I felt like we may be in the same type setting. Part of an Internal Video team or at least the video person for our company. I know I definitely have a lot of questions because the position is still being molded and formed 3 years later.
Cheers!
Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Sure, what questions do you have
mission impossible fallout
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
spoiler free. great movie. great sound design and music. the sound should get an award for sound design. fun action movie. cruise can still run. I would say you have to see it in the theatres. its liv
Re: mission impossible fallout
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I had a blast and enjoyed the movie. Knowing that Tom does his own stunts and broke his leg in this film...plus really did fly the helicopter made the action scenes feel more tense. I'm surprised Tom
1000 Posts
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
I just hit my 1000th post, which I'm very excited about. I know some people around here do that kind of posting in a month or so, but for me, I think that it is cool. However, I was hoping for somethi
Re: 5000 Posts
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Can't wait. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
The Profit
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I really enjoy watching a reality TV show called "The Profit". It is a show about a guy (Owner of Camping World and other businesses) who purchases struggling business and implements better process an
Re: The Profit
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I've never heard of that show. I'll have to check it out. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Strange file interpretation
by Sean Collett 3 months ago
I have footage from the old RED One camera that was shot in 2013. For some reason when I transfer it from the storage drive (External) to the on board drive in my MAC Pro tower it chops of a good port
Re: Strange file interpretation
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Red Footage is FAT-32. Which means it cuts clips up. Your editing program will "glue" the cut-up clips and make it look like they were always one clip. Bring it into your editor and see if you still h
Incredibles 2
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Really fun movie, but best appreciated after watching the first one again, because it's been 14 YEARS. That in itself should be a crime of some sort.
Re: Incredibles 2
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I thought Incredibles 2 was a fantastic movie. Being a dad who has kids who are learning Common Core Math I can totally relate to the math jokes. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vime
Solo
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Right out the gate, I have to say I really enjoyed the film Solo and I'm not sure why there seems to be so much hate for the film. I'm not sure if it has more to do with it having lots of problems dur
Re: Solo
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Scott I think it was more big-summer-blockbuster fatigue. This movie came out right after Infinity War and Deadpool 2. To me, that was the real head-scratcher. Why didn't they save this film for the
Cool Video
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I shot this when the Red Epic-W came out and got busy and never found time to complete it until now. Check out this video I did of the Pacific Coast. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my
Re: Cool Video
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Thanks Eric, I really love that camera. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
I want to hire someone to train me on Yoyotta LTFS
by Doug Weiner 6 months ago
Anybody out there use Yoyotta I am willing to pay and want about 60-120 minutes of your time to master Yoyotta. I am not interested in the FCP, conform parts. I really need help with understanding the
Re: I want to hire someone to train me on Yoyotta LTFS
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
YoYotta's training videos can also be of some help. I use it but I'm not an expert: https: vimeo.com yoyotta Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
YoYotta Archive Software
by Stan Kellam 4 months ago
Does anyone use this software for LTO back up and have a good handle on it I find it really confusing to read their database and their videos do not help. Would love to find someone who could get me o
Re: YoYotta Archive Software
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Stan, I agree, all LTO software options I have looked at are really confusing. I use YoYotta and have found that their video tutorials are really helpful: https: vimeo.com yoyotta Stephen Smith Utah V
Applying a mask to another layer of a different size
by Ryan Allard 4 months ago
So I just spent a number of hours masking out a subject in a video only to realize that the mask was being applied on a separate layer that is hidden underneath the layer that my intended subject is o
Re: Applying a mask to another layer of a different size
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
In the timeline click on the Mask Disclouser Triangle so you can see the mask options like "Mask Path, Mask Feather, Mask Opacity & Mask Expansion." Adjust the "Mask Expansion" amount and you can grow
RE: New Forum
by Sam Lesante Jr. 9 months ago
Is there a "buyer beware" forum There's a company I've been dealing with for 5 yrs. that I bought a product from but has yet to give me a working unit Thanks
Re: RE: New Forum
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I would post it in the Business and Marketing Forum. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
YouTube Partner Program and AdSense - insight?
by Christina Crawley 9 months ago
I need to start utilizing the CARDS and END SCREEN functionality for my company's YouTube content to link back to our website. However, they now have it setup so you have to apply and provide payment
Re: YouTube Partner Program and AdSense - insight?
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Did you ever figure out what to do Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Is $250/minute for whiteboard animation worth it?
by Joe Clark 1 year ago
Hello, I am looking to have a whiteboard animation done, as all the top (Clickbank) sellers in my niche have such a sales page. I found a seller on oDesk, with testimonials of past projects(whiteboard
Re: Is $250/minute for whiteboard animation worth it?
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
It is hard to find good talent to voice your video for $250. As mentioned, if you want a video with a bunch of pre-built elements and not a lot of creative control then you can do down that road. I wo
Suggestions designing videos for a company
by Joe Clark 1 year ago
Hello, I am designing videos for a company ,as this is my first project it should be the best. And all the videos are Video Demonstration of a project . But I am looking for a software to design these
Re: Suggestions designing videos for a company
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Another vote for creative cloud. However, if you have never edited before it may not be the best solution. How much editing are you planning on doing Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my
Which is the best software to design animated videos?
by Joe Clark 1 year ago
Hello everyone, I just wanted to ask if u guys can recommend a good software for animating in 2D .I have been learning 3d and create some 2D 3D Explainer Video now but I have now discovered that 2D an
Re: Which is the best software to design animated videos?
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Another vote for Adobe After Effects. If budget is a concern and you are on a Mac you can use Motion. But I feel After Effects is the industry standard for 2D motion graphics. Stephen Smith Utah Video
Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Randy Hansen 4 months ago
Literally, the title states what happened. I've worked here for about 9 months. The other day, the boss walked in with a box of a dozen or so external hard drives from the past decade containing video
Re: Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
When I'm done with a project and have enough completed projects I back them up to an LTO tape. I'm on a mac so I use Neo Finder to make a record or every file on the tape. Then when someone says go an
The Toys That Made Us
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I grew up in the 80's and toys like GI Joe where a big part of my life. There is a documentary series on Netflix called "The Toys That Made Us". It covers how certain toy brands like Star Wars came to
Re: The Toys That Made Us
by Chris Wright 3 months ago
thanks for the heads up. there is also a gi joe PSA documentary albeit redubbed.
Server or something
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I'm looking for the best option to connect 2 iMac Pro's together so we can edit off the same drive. I'm looking at the QNAP TVS-1282T3 unless it makes more sense to use or do something else. Any thoug
Re: Server or something
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Bob and Nathaniel, thanks for the help. I'm after the "no frills network shares". Bob gave me a call and we got everything worked out. I'm excited to stop sharing hard drives and being on the QNAP. St
MotionVFX and mFlare in Premiere
by jerry wise 4 months ago
Bought mFlare for Premiere a few years ago. i worked well on my older versions of Premiere. Yesterday i wanted to use it again but it didn't work in my CC version 2017.1.2. filed a report to MotionVFX
Re: MotionVFX and mFlare in Premiere
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Luckily it still works with After Effects and the round-tripping is easy from Premiere and back. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
How to track this footage
by Sney Noorani 4 months ago
hi folks, I'm running some tests for an upcoming spot I'm working on and we thought we'd try to build in a camera move to our greenscreen shot. I put some tracking markers on the wall thinking this wo
Re: How to track this footage
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Right on, I'm glad it worked. I think with the extra track points and varying up their shapes you will be good to go. You will have to share the final project when you are done. Best of luck. Stephen
My Reel
by Chris Wyatt 4 months ago
I've been trying to land some paid editing work in the Seattle area but so far I've had little luck, wondering if it has to do with my demo reel. If anyone can give me some feedback or suggestions on
Re: My Reel
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
What type of work are you trying to get with your reel Your description says you are an editor, director, producer. If this is a reel to show off your editing and producing skills your reel is really
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Recommendatio for Resume Writing Services?
by Jaeson Jrakman 8 months ago
Not sure where to put this, but this seemed the best category. I wanted to get input on this from creatives. So, I've reached the point where I'm ready to invest in having a professional write my resu
Re: Recommendatio for Resume Writing Services?
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
What line of work do you want to go into If it is for a video related job such as a video editor I feel your demo reel is way more important and you should focus your efforts on that. I typically don'
Feedback me on my edit reel? :)
by leona yung 8 months ago
https: youtu.be eJILU0iK66w Hey guys, Looking to get back into editing, have put together a first edit of my showreel. A lot of the work is from University, so i'm out of practice for the past 3 years
Re: Feedback me on my edit reel? :)
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
The problem with the reel is it doesn't show off your editing skills. It just tells me you can edit a montage. An editing reel should just be some sections of different videos you edited. I would show
Agriculture Demo Reel
by Blake Barnett 7 months ago
Agriculture Reel At BLARE Media, we love the idea of getting our hands dirty, and what better way to do this then to literally get our hands dirty. This is what Agriculture is all about. It s the lif
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Re: Agriculture Demo Reel
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Gorgeous footage. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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Animated opens with their own music mixed with demo music
by Dan Krier 6 months ago
It's been awhile since I've put together a demo reel. What is the norm for handling animated opens with music narration and using a general music track for the rest of the demo reel Timeline example o
Re: Animated opens with their own music mixed with demo music
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
It depends on what the Reel is for. If it is for motion graphics or a cinematography reel then it typically will be a montage of clips. Typically you will have one song from beginning to end. If it is
Compositing Showreel
by Dinesh Kumar Purushothaman 6 months ago
A selection of shots that I have worked on as a compositor ! https: youtu.be _a4r-1NAS_0
Re: Compositing Showreel
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
That's really cool! What texture did you use on the window at around 1 minute where she is driving in a car Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
My new
by Nate Jasper 5 months ago
Font
Re: My new
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
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Video and Motion Reels
by Mohit Sebastian 5 months ago
Hi, I'm a freelance Motion Designer and Video Producer. I'd would love some feedback on the two reels Video Reel: https: vimeo.com 267447193 Motion Reel: https: vimeo.com 155935676 Thank you, Mohit Se
Re: Video and Motion Reels
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I watched your motion graphics reel and you have some really good stuff on it. It felt like you repeated a lot of your work. My thought was I already know you can do that, that was just a variation of
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Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Tim Wilson 1 year ago
I'm just curious about this. It's been a while since we've talked about it here, and I know that business has changed for a lot of you over the years, so just laying it out there. Anybody selling foot
Re: Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Good question Bruno. I think my answer is going to get me in trouble. I would love to hear what others think: When you upload stock footage to a stock site a customer can only look at a low-resolution
Achieving a Moody, Cinematic Look on RED
by Andrew Gallego 6 months ago
Hello everyone! I was a Videographer for a few years, and now I'm looking to make the leap to high end digital cinema work. After saving up for a while, I'm looking to purchase a RED Scarlet-W or RED
Re: Achieving a Moody, Cinematic Look on RED
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I think another thing you are seeing is the lighting. It has the nice lighting where it is darker on the other side of the face. Good luck with your leap into Red. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions
Are RED files always problematic?
by greg janza 6 months ago
I work with RED files semi-regularly and each and every time that I'm given a RED shot project I run into problems with the files. Usually I encounter at least one or two corrupted r3d files in the mi
Re: Are RED files always problematic?
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I haven't ever had any problems with R3D files. As for Pro IO module mentioned by Tom. I use and like the OMOD XLR 2 and it works great: https: offhollywoodny.com products omod-xlr Just don't use the
Red files all 4.04 GB?
by John Vogel 7 months ago
Hi, I recently took over post on a film and upon opening the project in Adobe Premiere, the .R3D files are incomplete, meaning they're not the complete "take" on each clip. They're size are all 4.04 G
Re: Red files all 4.04 GB?
by Stephen Smith 6 months ago
That's crazy. I have never had that happen to me before. What is the name of the folder those clips are in Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
XML file?
by Ron German 7 months ago
Hi I m testing Black Magic Resolve 14 and it suposedly can import a Premiere Pro 6 project via XML a PP6 file. But I can t find the way to export this MXL file from my Premiere Pro 6 project (other th
Re: XML file?
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Not everything can transfer. Take a look at this chart for help: https: developer.apple.com library content documentation FinalCutProX Reference FinalCutProXXMLFormat Adjustments Adjustments.html If y
Good lighting training
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Anyone recommend any good tutorials on creating nice cinematic lighting Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Good lighting training
by Mark Whitney 7 months ago
Bob Cole "But I don't know how relevant the Hollywood approach would be to me. I had an accidental meeting with an eminent Hollywood DP (I was shooting an interview with his daughter), and asked him
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