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Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Tom Laughlin 2 weeks 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 1 day ago
Ha ha, YouTube just placed this in my recommended videos. Here is a video that shows you what you are looking for: https: www.youtube.com watch v=J7ENEuqXDwY Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check
If you didn't care about 8k, maybe you will now?
by Sam Mestman 3 weeks 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 month 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 2 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Thor: Ragnarok, aka The Revengers
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
I wouldn't normally be going here just yet, but having already started talking about it on the Spider-Man thread, I thought I'd note that we're still a couple of weeks away from opening day, but the c
Re: Thor: Ragnarok, aka The Revengers
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Thor: Ragnarok, aka Thor got a haircut and now looks more like me! I hated Thor 2, hated it! This movie makes up for that big time. I thought it had a great blend of humor and action. I thought the ne
After effect flying envelope animation
by Hitesh Ramawat 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 5 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
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 months ago
Thanks Bob. I have to say, I just got an e-mail from Pond5 yesterday saying I just made another $26 for another sale. I love those e-mails. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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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Key Green Screen image with depth of field
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
I watched a before and after video of keyed footage of people driving in cars. It looked beautiful with the background out of focus. Any tips on how to key blurry footage. I tried it once and it didn'
Re: Key Green Screen image with depth of field
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
How does the Hawaiki Keyer compare to Keylight Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Warren Miller runs out of black diamonds
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
https: www.seattletimes.com sports snow-sports pioneering-inspiring-snow-sports-filmmaker-warren-a-miller-has-died-at-his-home-on-orcas-island-at-the-age-of-93 utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_c
Re: Warren Miller runs out of black diamonds
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
When I was a kid the Warren Miller film would roll into town and play at some venue for the weekend. I remember really looking forward to seeing amazing skiing and then trying to be just as cool on th
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
L'Eggo My Eggo
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I loved the first session of Stranger Things and was worried the 2nd session wouldn't be able to hold up to the last one. I'm happy to say that I really loved it. I have to say, I see a Saturday Night
Re: L'Eggo My Eggo
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I forgot to add, any idea on how much KFC paid for product placement Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I really liked Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I loved the Rock and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence and thought they played off of each other really well again. I had to laugh at a stupid comment f
Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
by Chris Wright 5 months ago
music is great, everyone looked like they had fun, it shows. shot in oahu.
Star Wars The Last Jedi
by Mark Suszko 5 months ago
Spoiler-free review: Better than the last one, it does a decent job at its main task of wrapping up the plotlines of the original cast leads and setting - or re-setting - the stage to continue forward
Re: Star Wars The Last Jedi
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I enjoyed the film but didn't like it enough to want to see it again. Also, I thought the salt flats scene with the red below the white salt was really cool to look at...but I give it minus 1 star for
Importing RED Source Settings from Premiere to After Effects
by Adam Rosenberg 8 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 6 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
Spiderman Homecoming
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
The best since, and perhaps in some ways, better than Raimi MGuire's first one. Smoothly and seamlessly updated in subtle ways, I was impressed by the well-developed villain, miles away from the corny
Re: Spiderman Homecoming
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Ha Ha: https: www.youtube.com watch v=hjuHNdEgN30&feature=youtu.be Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Sluggish Premiere
by Stephen Smith 8 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
Four Months Worth of Movie GIF Reactions
by Scott Roberts 8 months ago
I've been somewhat absent from this beloved forum for a good chunk of this year, which makes me sad! Life has decided to become exceptionally busy for me in every way. From buying a new house and doin
Re: Four Months Worth of Movie GIF Reactions
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
Looks like I didn't post the Gif right. Sorry, here it is: Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
gif test
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
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The Founder
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
The founder is about the "founder" of McDonald's. I knew Ray Kroc founded McDonald's and that is about all I knew about him. This film is about Ray Kroc and the McDonalds brothers and why it is called
Re: The Founder
by Mark Suszko 8 months ago
For those Midwesterners of a certain age, your early teen money-making and character-building opportunities were: walking beans and de-tasseling corn, if you live out in the hinterlands.... or, workin
documentary showreel / demo reel
by Tommy Hollander 10 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
Hilo Sizzle Reel 2017
by Tim Kline 1 year ago
Just Wrapped up our video production footage into this demo reel for 2017. Please add comment. Not sure I like the overlay but wanted to keep it simple. Can also view it on the full WebPage:  htt
Re: Hilo Sizzle Reel 2017
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Best of luck, you have shot some really good stuff! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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.
What to include in Editing Reel?
by Bobby Hall 2 years 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 2 years ago
My visual effects demo reel: https: vimeo.com 191119085
Re: Sean Kalra | VFX Reel | 2016
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
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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Exporting isuues WITH PREMIERE PRO CC 2015
by Jamie Davis 3 years 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 1 year 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
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
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 1 year 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
Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Steve Mullins 3 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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Test
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
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Re: Test
by Dan Haskini 1 year ago
test bold
After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 6 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 6 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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