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Steven L. Gotz

I was heavily into video and Premiere Pro until I picked up a DSLR in 2015 and started shooting stills. I no longer had to wait for something to move! :)

Now I am primarily a Zootographer and a Headshot Photographer. As the only official volunteer... [more]
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April 2nd 2002
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A question about lenses
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
Nevermind. Found my answer.
New Titler for Premiere
by John Lewis 6 years ago
Hi Guys As you may know or Not Vistitle is now available for Premiere This titler has been available for GV Edius for over 2 years now and is the best titler I have seen. The things you can do with it
Re: New Titler for Premiere
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
Looks interesting, but with people subscribing to CC, they get After Effects which can do those things. Also, there are a lot of 2D text effects that look pretty good. Check out Tim Kolb's Style4Type
Edit all closed captions at once?
by Martin Strandgaard 6 years ago
Hi guys! I'm working with Premiere Pro CC, and just recieived a .stl file from an interpreter with translations of a spanish interview. This is my first time working with subtitles so I'm new to "Clos
Re: Edit all closed captions at once?
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
Martin, Please clarify if you mean subtitles (burned into the video) or are you keeping them as closed captions Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
Fit footage to entire screen proportionally
by Eliezer Cisner 6 years ago
I'm an AE user starting out in Premiere, so sorry for this noob question. I'm working on a fairly simple, but lengthy, slideshow (Ken Burns), which is the precise the reason I decided to learn PR inst
Re: Fit footage to entire screen proportionally
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
Be aware that if all of the images are the same size, you can scale all of them on the timeline at once. You just set the first one to fit the way you want it using the scale parameter of the Motion e
Is It Possible To Click On Timeline And Have The Program Window Activate?
by Jona Taylor 6 years ago
Hello Folks, Is there a setting to make it possible to click on timeline and have the program window activate like FCP7 does Big thanks :) Jona
Re: Is It Possible To Click On Timeline And Have The Program Window Activate?
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
I think we are confused because the Program Monitor only shows the frame that is under the Current Time Indicator (CTI) on the sequence. There is no need to "activate" the Program monitor. You just ne
Zooming and focussing
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
When using a zoom lens for video does one zoom in on the subject, focus and zoom out for good focus. Just like with a videocamera Or are there different rules for dslr. -------------------------------
Re: Zooming and focussing
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
As Steve points out the rules are different. I only wish they were the same. What my camera does is it allows me to set it so that when I am set for manual focus, I get a magnified image in my viewfin
More Track Matte Effect Problems
by Alex Kerezy 6 years ago
Hi, So....since the track matte effects gets confused if the layers that is to be masked is being zoomed, or moving -or- if the layer that shines through is being zoomed or moving....... I moved zoome
Re: More Track Matte Effect Problems
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
You can solve the movement issue the way Ann suggests, or you could use the Transform effect in the Distort bin. It gets processed differently than the Motion effect. If you want to eliminate a track
Mask Alignment for Track Matte Key
by Alex Kerezy 6 years ago
Hi, I have three video photo layers. The bottom two are almost identical still photos, but the top is a blurred (gaussian) and the bottom is clear. I am using a third, very top layer with the letters
Re: Mask Alignment for Track Matte Key
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
"Who cares what's happening underneath - just show it through based on what's above." Yes, that would be nice, but it isn't how it works. Why Beats me! I just know that to get around it you either use
Stock footage
by Kevin Anson 6 years ago
We've all been there. You're working on a project and you need a piece of stock footage. You look around online, it's either nowhere to be found or it's way overpriced. We started a group of video pro
Re: Stock footage
by Steven L. Gotz 6 years ago
Sounds pretty cool. Of course, the $99 per year subscription to Videoblocks that I saw as an ad before getting to this forum today would be a good choice too. I signed up over a year ago just for the
Best Editing Software for round tripping with AE?
by Frederic Lumiere 7 years ago
We're starting a new massive project which will involve 9 full size theater screens in a 360 configuration. We're using AE for the assembly and the finishing but we are still trying to evaluate the be
Re: Best Editing Software for round tripping with AE?
by Steven L. Gotz 7 years ago
So, what all these people are telling you is that there is no round tripping between Premiere Pro and After Effects. Not really. You go back and forth, your video never really does. It just links back
Improving Bicycle-Flying Scene
by Alan Wagner 7 years ago
I'm editing a film that calls for a child to climactically fly into the heavens on his bike at the end of the movie. But because our shoot ran over-schedule, we didn't have much time to set up the gre
Re: Improving Bicycle-Flying Scene
by Steven L. Gotz 7 years ago
It seems to me that you could solve the hands and the wheels not moving issues quite simply. Using a green screen, prop the bike up and spin each wheel. Without the kid on the bike. Use a matte to get
CS5.5 Production Premium to CS 6 - Cloud or no cloud?
by Frederic Lumiere 7 years ago
What would you guys recommend Upgrade to Production Premium CS6 with the cloud or without
Re: CS5.5 Production Premium to CS 6 - Cloud or no cloud?
by Steven L. Gotz 7 years ago
Yikes! You guys, the Creative Cloud is NOT cloud based! Adobe used the name because it is the hot, new, sexy word. That's it. Really. I swear! It is a download only software distribution system. You d
Premiere subclips to After Effects
by Stephen Kennedy 7 years ago
Hi, Since PP is still unscriptable (WHY !) I want to be able to take my entire sets of bins of subclips from Premiere over to AE to run some scripts on them. Unfortunately, i can't figure out how to d
Re: Premiere subclips to After Effects
by Steven L. Gotz 7 years ago
There is a way to make them into master clips. Only it seems to be broken also. I can make a subclip and see it in the project as 1:00, even though the master clip is 9 seconds long. So far so good. B
What computer set up are you using for AE / VFX / 3D ?
by Kim Taylor 7 years ago
Hi everyone I'm trying to buy a new computer and I am really interested to know what other guys on here are using. As pros I'd be interested if you could list a brief overview of what you're using: Ma
Re: What computer set up are you using for AE / VFX / 3D ?
by Steven L. Gotz 7 years ago
I am extremely pleased with my new PC. I had it built by ADK in Kentucky. I made a few decisions as to what I wanted after spending a lot of time researching and reading forum messages. Eric at ADK pr
CS 3 hell!
by Chris Knight 12 years ago
wow... step 1.) un-install CS2 and AJA software step 2.) install CS3 step 3.) install AJA 3.0 software step 4.) be amazed at how easy the upgrade...was step 5.) load Premiere CS2 project file, and wat
Re: CS 3 hell!
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
The bin behavior is user definable in the Preferences on the first (General) tab. You get to decide. Just swap Doubleclick and Ctrl+Doubleclick.Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
Bin vs. Timeline Preference
by Christopher Latragna 12 years ago
I'm curious what editors believe in regards to preference in edit workflow - do you prefer to cut up clips ahead of time in the bin, or do you prefer to divide up the clips on the timeline And do you
Re: Bin vs. Timeline Preference
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
First I need to say that I was incorrect. You don't doubleclick, you use "T" in Premiere Pro to get a Match frame, and "M" in CS3. Instead of calling up the whole clip in the Source Monitor, it calls
Default Titler Font
by James Orlowski 12 years ago
Any way to change the default titler font on my Premiere CS2 from the boring Microsoft Sans Serif to some other font that at least has a bold and italics associated with it
Re: Default Titler Font
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
Sorry guys. Can you put your favorite in the upper right so you can just get in the habit of clicking on it before typing Must be the AJA.Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
Editing Workflow
by akinonyx 12 years ago
This is my first post, and I hope it's in the right category. I have a question about my editing workflow. I use an NLE to edit all my tracks, then the parts that I want to bring into After Effects, I
Re: Editing Workflow
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
If you start with DV AVI (or Quicktime), then use DV AVI (or Quicktime), in After Effects, why not just use the Render Que to produce a DV AVI (or Quicktime) to import back into your NLE Exporting DV
promo for a book
by Mike Cohen 12 years ago
Anyone have a suggestion for promoting a book. This is a book with few pictures. Aside from showing pages, the cover and a picture of the author, which sounds boring to me, has anyone ever made a 30 s
Re: promo for a book
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
It depends on the subject matter. If about people, show people. If about places, show places. Specific or generic, either way depending on the topic. If it is a book on math, show some of the equation
Documentary Film Trailer
by Aaron Cadieux 12 years ago
Hello, I am looking for some feedback on my documentary film trailer. The film is called "The First Patriots" and will be the first ever feature-length documentary on the history of King Philip's War
Re: Documentary Film Trailer
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
The audio was poorly done. Ryan probably needs a better microphone. It sounds like noise was removed and what was left was not very good. There seems to be something wrong with the low end. The volume
color correction books?
by Milton Hockman 12 years ago
anyone know of good books that teach color correction i want to improve my final videos. Thanks.
Re: color correction books?
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
I have that one. It is not bad.Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
green screen footage
by Greg Ball 12 years ago
A while back there was an ad on the cow from a company that sells shots of different people in front of a green screen. Does anybody know what that company is Thanks.
Re: green screen footage
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
http: post-holes.com
Edit Suites
by Mark Kenny 12 years ago
Folks, I'm going to inherit a large open space with the brief to install an AV department. We have Racks and Macs with XSAN, tables and chairs galore, but the new space has no walls or floor. Before I
Re: Edit Suites
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
Wow! I really, really enjoyed reading that post. I think you should turn that into an article for the Cow.
mono or stereo
by rap 12 years ago
hey guys I'm working on a film that part of it talks about music band and has some of their music, now the whole film was shot on sony HDV and on one track, the live shows also were recorded on one tr
Re: mono or stereo
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
I suggest that you treat all of your mono as stereo so that it comes out both speakers. That way the music itself will sound much better in the original stereo. That is easy in my NLE, so I assume tha
job title suggestions
by Brad Bussé 13 years ago
I'm presenting a change in job title to my company which develops video games. When I started the job I transferred over from doing 3D, and since it was a new video position they gave me the title "Vi
Re: job title suggestions
by Steven L. Gotz 13 years ago
How about "Video Magician" or "Video Sorcerer" No. Hmmm. Video Producer Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
Running FCP on a laptop
by Steven L. Gotz 13 years ago
If I wanted to start experimenting with FCP and After Effects to edit HDV, could I do it on the most powerful Mac laptop And if so, can someone link me to a spot where I can price out the best laptop
Re: Running FCP on a laptop
by Steven L. Gotz 13 years ago
That's useful information. Thanks. It is always nice to hear that what I want to do anyway is a good idea. Now all I have to do is convince Adobe to give me free copies of their MAc products to run on
January emitter library released
by Alan Lorence 14 years ago
I've released the January emitter library. Just a reminder that emitters with "(mb+)" in their names are meant to be used with motion blur with more than usual extra frames. in particleIllusion SE you
Re: January emitter library released
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Some of those lines look like they would be just perfect for use in the backgound of some lower thirds. This is really a very nice library.Steven www.stevengotz.com
Codecs help!
by Alan Lorence 14 years ago
A user in this forum has a problem with one of their codecs which causes particleIllusion to crash whenever they choose AVI as output type and go to choose the codec (it crashes before the codec selec
Re: Codecs help!
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
But spelled like that OK. But if I were having troubles, it would be the first one gone. You can always reinstall it later.Steven www.stevengotz.com
Spam with virus attached?
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
I am going to assume that nobody using the email account "sales@wondertouch.com" sent me a document zipped up with an email. So I trashed it. It is usually easier to find the "real" domain it is sent
Re: Spam with virus attached?
by Alan Lorence 14 years ago
You're correct -- we'll never send email attachments unless we've already been discussing an issue and have said that we're going to send an attachment. Keep those virus scanners up-to-date! Alan. won
Test
by Dave Hardy 14 years ago

Re: Test
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Photoshop CD Rom Tutorials
by TechnoTard 14 years ago
I have been trying to teach myself Photoshop CS and am totally confused. I am in the market for an affordable but in depth and easy to follow tutorial on CD Rom. I recently purchased one from KeyKo an
Re: Photoshop CD Rom Tutorials
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
You might want to look at taking lessons online from Lynda.com - for only $25 per month there are many, many hours of lesson. Cancel before the end of 30 days and you will have gooten a great deal. At
Working with high resoltions?
by Paul Boland 14 years ago
I'm quite good working with the tool, but I have a question. I render most of my animations at 400 x 300, which fits comfortably in the work area in PI 3. But recently I've done some work with higher
Re: Working with high resoltions?
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
OK. Got it. Worked great. Slow as can be, but it worked. I checked the image size in Photoshop and it was as desired. And the images look fine. A perfect 1920X1080. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1 Aft
'text on a path'
by Rob Dunford 14 years ago
I am creating a piece of text on a curve, so I first made the text layer then added the path text effect. But the layer says its an 'empty text layer' in the timeline window. I have the text and I am
Re: 'text on a path'
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
I see. I can't do much with the default handles either. So try this. Search the help on the words "text path". The first item that shows up should be "Creating and animating text on a path". Follow th
natural outdoor light for greenscreen
by EJ McLeavey-Fisher 14 years ago
is there any benefit to shooting on a greenscreen outdoors using natural sunlight to light both the background and subject i've been told there was, but i'd like to hear some more opinions. i'll be sh
Re: natural outdoor light for greenscreen
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
You do not want to shoot the talent in the daytime and composite them into a night scene. So shooting indoors would help you a lot.Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.steve
need good cinematography website
by brian luce 14 years ago
I tried google and didn't come up with much. I'm looking for a good web resource on the rules and guidelines of cinematography. like imaginary line etc.
Re: thanks
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Not really. I just collect info, I don't always remember where I got it or why. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.stevengotz.com Learning Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 http: www
Something different?
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Okay...what's changed Did you reset cookies I noticed that all formerly accessed posts are no longer marked as read, and my name is no longer noted in Red. More troubling...not all posts read now seem
Re: Other problems with the search engine
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Thanks. As long as it wasn't just me I can happily wait until you get everything done. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.stevengotz.com Learning Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 http
How do you sync a video camera with a Mini Disc recorder?
by N1 Gooner 14 years ago
I am assuming you have to use an improptu clapper board so you can sync up the video and the sound later. Are there any tips as to how to do this effectively as I dont have access to a proper clapper
Re: How do you sync a video camera with a Mini Disc recorder?
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Keep a couple of drumsticks and click them together. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.stevengotz.com Learning Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 http: www.lynda.com Contributing Write
NEED YOUR SUPPORT - writing diploma about Expressions
by Martin Sautter 14 years ago
Hi Everybody, I
Re: NEED YOUR SUPPORT - writing diploma about Expressions
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Martin, If you were trying to link to Dan Ebbert's page at http: www.motionscript.com - you didn't do it. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.stevengotz.com Learning Adobe Pr
NEED YOUR SUPPORT - writing diploma about Expressions
by Martin Sautter 14 years ago
Hi Everybody, I
Re: NEED YOUR SUPPORT - writing diploma about Expressions
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Martin, If you were trying to link to Dan Ebbert's page at http: www.motionscript.com - you didn't do it. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 After Effects 6.5 Pro http: www.stevengotz.com Learning Adobe Pr
Working In 16:9 In PI
by Jeff Polster 14 years ago
To anyone who'd know: Can you tell a newbie how to set the program up to work and deliver rendered results in 16:9 I've tried figuring it out but am getting nowhere. Thanks, JP
Re: Working In 16:9 In PI
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
What is hard about using square pixels I must have missed something. It seems to me that my only problem with 16:9 is figuring out how to get a 1920X1080 stage on a Monitor screen that is too small to
How do you remove Heart Beat from speech wav
by Clif Willard 14 years ago
Hi All, I have a tape that was recorded with a lavelere mic. The mic was clipped to the man's shirt so you can hear his heart beat throughout his speech. How can I remove the heart beat I tried the eq
Re: How do you remove Heart Beat from speech wav
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Clif, I believe the phrase is Non Illegitimi Carborundum Getting rid of the heartbeat might be a good use of the Spectral View that Willie has mentioned a few times lately. Steven Adobe Premiere Pro 1
April Emitter Library released
by Alan Lorence 14 years ago
I've actually managed to release the April library before anybody asked where it was! =) Thanks to Elvis for contributing a few interesting emitters, and giving me some inspiration. http: www.wonderto
Re: April Emitter Library released
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Looks like a good list. So all I have to do now is put all of the thumbnail files together into one big file and I will have what I am looking for. Thanks. If I can write a macro to do that, I will sh
Recommendations for shooting in Greece
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
I will be shooting a lot of ruins and temples in Greece this June with my Sony FX1. And suggestions on settings of any kind, or ways to make what would be a perfect still shot into an interesting clip
Re: Recommendations for shooting in Greece
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Pretty much I just shoot pretty pictures and put them to music to run on the HDTV for friends and at parties (and for stock footage for corporate stuff). The point is for people to look at the HDTV an
Shooting Suggestions-Freezing half the screen
by Daniel5000 14 years ago
Hello I would like to shoot a conversation between two people. At certain times in the finished sequence I would like to have one of the persons
Re: Shooting Suggestions-Freezing half the screen
by Steven L. Gotz 14 years ago
Basically, it sounds like a simple matter of using a split screen. Two versions of the same clip shown with a split down the middle so you can pause one side. The trick will be getting them back into
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