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Server or something
by Stephen Smith 1 week 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 1 day 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 2 days 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 1 day 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Celebrity Endorsement
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
We just found this great Celebrity Endorsement. So I definitely had to take a picture of the box. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
This great looking timelapse. Can anyone tell me how they achieved the stability?
by Conan Stott 2 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=VCUxKiNLFsg&feature=youtu.be&t=43s The above has some great looking moving time-lapse from about 45 seconds. I can see that the person shooting appears to be in a vehicl
Re: This great looking timelapse. Can anyone tell me how they achieved the stability?
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Take a look at this Hyperlapse tutorial. Of course, I would just use the Warp Stabilizer in After Effects and save a step: https: www.youtube.com watch v=a46wdR2AleU Stephen Smith Utah Video Productio
My Reel
by Chris Wyatt 1 week 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 1 week 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
Solo
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
Jeff Hinkle I just don't want to see it turn into a factory of cranking out a film every year because Disney knows there's a built-in audience. I agree. This was a fun discussion. Jeff Hinkle It dese
Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Tom Laughlin 1 month ago
Cinematographers, I recently watched a beautifully shot interview with James Cameron and George Lucas for the AMC channel, I'm sure a few of you have seen this clip already. I just wanted to know what
Re: Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
Trust me Todd, I'm guilty as well. Funny about the "Dutch Angles". I watched Thor 1 with my daughter the other day and mentioned that there are a lot of dutch shots in this film. She said like in the
Premiere Pro CC(2018) to After Effects CC(2018) wrong video clip settings
by Aim Limpiado 3 weeks ago
Hello! I m new to After Effects, and I tried to replace a video clip from Premiere Pro by using Replace with an After Effects Composition . The thing is, when it Dynamically links to After Effects, th
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Re: Premiere Pro CC(2018) to After Effects CC(2018) wrong video clip settings
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
Awesome, I'm glad it worked out. Best of luck! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Recommendatio for Resume Writing Services?
by Jaeson Jrakman 4 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 2 weeks 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 4 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 2 weeks 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 3 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
Re: Agriculture Demo Reel
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
Gorgeous footage. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Animated opens with their own music mixed with demo music
by Dan Krier 2 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 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
Font
Re: My new
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
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Video and Motion Reels
by Mohit Sebastian 2 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 2 weeks 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
Centered text animation
by Luke Tribe 2 weeks ago
Hello! Does anyone know how i could animate text like this https: www.instagram.com p BRnl2grlGpU hl=en&taken-by=itsnicethat Basically staying centered until a new word is added. Im idealling wanting
Re: Centered text animation
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I wonder if there is a plug-in or something to make this a lot easier. But for now, I would add the one word and make sure it is centered. Copy that layer and make the 2nd layer start where you add a
AE 2d animation walking
by Onur Uygur 3 weeks ago
Hi Im a kind of beginner in 2d animation. Im using AE. I need to make my puppet walk. How can I walk it Whatever I do it seem not natural. Please I need the easiest way to do it. Thanks guys..
Re: AE 2d animation walking
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
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Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler-free version)
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Well you certainly get a lot of movie for your dollar on this one. Marvel's interlocking Avengers movies have created a star-spanning meta-story that's akin to a modern-day Wagner's Ring Cycle. Is it
Re: Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler-free version)
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
I liked the film. My parents didn't know it was a two-parter and the movie was split in half. My Mom was really upset when the film ended :-) Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo pa
Blog: Saturation Wars: How Much Star Wars is Too Much?
by Mike Cohen 3 weeks ago
When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. Back in the 80s it took 3 years for the next SW movie to
Re: Saturation Wars: How Much Star Wars is Too Much?
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
With a Disney-Marvel movie coming out multiple times a year I find myself still wanting more. They created a great money-making machine. I think Star Wars will end up being the same. Stephen Smith Uta
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 3 weeks 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
If you didn't care about 8k, maybe you will now?
by Sam Mestman 2 months ago
Honestly, I didn't there was anything that was going to get me excited about 8k... until Michael Cioni did his presentation at Faster, Together at NAB this year. A really impressive, thoughtful talk t
Re: If you didn't care about 8k, maybe you will now?
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
That 8K video was really cool. I own an 8K Red and for the first time in my over 15 year editing career found myself zooming in on clips and changing the composition. In this spot, I realized we never
Achieving a Moody, Cinematic Look on RED
by Andrew Gallego 2 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 4 weeks 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 2 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 4 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
After effect flying envelope animation
by Hitesh Ramawat 3 months ago
Hello All, Just wondering can we make this kind of animation in after effect If yes please tell me how https: www.youtube.com watch v=7VFPos9clPo I want to put that animation to an envelope.
Re: After effect flying envelope animation
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
That looks hand drawn to me. You can use the shape tool to draw and animate it in After Effects. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Good lighting training
by Stephen Smith 3 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 3 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
To fade or not to fade
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
Throughout all of my commercial editing career, I've added picture fade ins and outs on all of my videos. I'm mainly talking about TV commercials here. This typically provides a "kiss of black" betwee
Re: To fade or not to fade
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I don't do a fade on any of the commercials I edit. If you look at the national adds tonight on prime time I don't think you'll see very many fades if any. I haven't noticed any in my market. Stephen
Premiere or FCPX
by Pam Picard 6 months ago
I m curious to hear opinions-in today s professional video world do you find more professionals using Premiere or FCPX
Re: Premiere or FCPX
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
All of the big shops that I'm aware of in my State are on Premiere. All of the freelancers I know are on Premiere except for 1. But he used both FCP X and Premiere. I use Premiere because I spend a lo
Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 Dmitry Kitsov 1 year ago
Hello, Stephen, pop out the gallery window using the symbol that looks like 4 arrows pushing out to the corners of the square. You will see DaVinci Resolve Looks available to you. Dmitry Kitsov, Black
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Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Vishal Handa 5 months ago
Hey there, My first post here. This may seem like a very simple question, but whose job is it to relink all the full resolution media when the timeline will be going to a colourist to colour grade. Is
Re: Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Sounds like this is a conversation you should have with your colorist. If they quoted a rate on the expectation of not linking footage then you'll need to pay them more if you don't want to do it. Ple
Importing RED Source Settings from Premiere to After Effects
by Adam Rosenberg 9 months ago
I have an edit in Premiere consisting of R3D files. I've used the RED Source Settings in Premiere to adjust the color. When I right click Replace With After Effects Composition, the RED Source Setting
Re: Importing RED Source Settings from Premiere to After Effects
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Check out Lumetri, it allows you to apply Luts and is almost all of the other color tools rolled into 1 effect. It should be able to do everything you want. As for RCX, you will have to export out a n
Sluggish Premiere
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
Strangest thing. I have a maxed out iMac. I have edited a lot of 8k projects just fine. I have an HD sequence with a mix of 4k and HD footage. (The clips where provided to me so I don't know what they
gif test
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
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documentary showreel / demo reel
by Tommy Hollander 11 months ago
I look forward to the reactions (or not ) on my new documentary showreel showreel https: youtu.be YJa1Lvn0ID4
Re: documentary showreel / demo reel
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
I thought it was a great reel. I felt like I didn't know anything about any of the documentaries you had in your reel by the time I finished watching it. I think it would be better if you removed half
create a professional animated marketing video
by Joe Clark 10 months ago
Hello, I am looking to create a Animated Product Marketing video that uses the same as this video How to use your taste card - YouTube I would like to be able to so the 3d shots with roadmap style mov
Re: create a professional animated marketing video
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
The link to the video isn't attached. But based on the description, After Effects can do it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Motion Graphics Reel
by Jimmy Reynolds 12 months ago
Looking for freelance work mainly in Ireland but can work remotely. Specializing in After Effects, Flash, Photoshop. 13 years of experience in animation for TV and high end corporate graphics. https:
Re: Motion Graphics Reel
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
You have some great work but this reel is way too long. I would shorten it to a minute - minute thirty. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Still can't post / get activated on REDUSER
by Zac Gaetano 10 months ago
Hey all , saw a similar post on CC about this, but I'm having trouble getting on REDUSER, theres a Scarlet-Dragon package that I would really like to put an offer in for but I'm unable to post or even
Re: Still can't post / get activated on REDUSER
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Contact the RED Bomb Squad: https: support.red.com hc en-us Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Nik Alhazred 3 years ago
OK, I know I'm late to the RED bandwagon here, but it wasn't until recently that I actually got some work that required editing footage shot on a RED camera. The client handed me a hard drive containi
Re: Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Oki is correct, it is strictly FAT-32. Here is the way around it in Premiere: Go the the Media Browser, find your RED footage, let the clips populate once you selected the folder with the footage. Dep
Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by jack wormell 6 years ago
Hi There I work for a small production company, I'm in charge of media management and workflow. We are building up a large quantity of external hard drives and with continuing commissions for projects
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Re: Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
Since this thread is from 2012 I'm hoping there are some new and exciting options for Mac users. Any recommendations on LTO drives and software for an iMac user Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Ch
Find clips
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
From the Bin is there a way to select a clip to see it in a timeline Or if it is in multiple timelines Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Find clips
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Andy, Right on! What a great trick. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Bin question
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Is there a way in the bin to show clips used in timeline like you can in After Effects In After Effects it will put a check mark by the clip if it is being used. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions C
Re: Bin question
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
If you view in the icon view, there will be a little blue film strip in the corner if the clip is used. Click on the icon to see (and even jump to) exactly where it is used.
Commercials and royalty free videos.
by oscar de la calle 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Re: RED features
by Eric Santiago 1 year ago
There are a ton of things my Scarlet does that I love However, on set, once you run a loaded card through multi backups, love the delete all files in SSD (manually of course) cause once loaded into ca
Strange import
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 Walter Soyka 1 year ago
You're on a Mac, right, Stephen Click the Options button on the file import dialog, then uncheck Illustrator sequence. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescre
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What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 1 year 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
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