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Timothy J. Allen

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Professional Musician, turned professional TV Producer, turned professional NASA geek.
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November 6th 2001
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Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
Admin note: This was originally posted as part of a thread on another topic, but seemed worth elevating as its own discussion here. Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old
Re: Why change the COW?
by Mark Suszko 12 months ago
It's not a business. It's a ministry. In the finest sense.
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 12 months ago
Traffic down?
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Ever since the new Creative Cloud subscription and the new Final Cut X debate settled, there seem to be way less posts on the COW. Premier Pro is pretty busy and the Business one here, but seems like
Re: Traffic UP!
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
Tim Wilson "So it's inevitable that when upgrade cycles get longer, and new releases are more affordable, more reliable and easier to work with in ways that drive industry growth, that you'd see exac
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 2 years ago
Nexus and Sales Tax when doing production work across state lines
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
Hi all; We all travel for productions across state lines.....is anyone paying sales tax in other states if you travel there to shoot at a location even if your client is in you home state or a differe
Re: Nexus and Sales Tax when doing production work across state lines
by Timothy J. Allen 4 years ago
Thanks, Rich!
Larry Jordan
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
Like many of you, I learned today that Larry Jordan is folding his company. This was sad news, because he was the source of much good advice, although I have to guiltily admit that I can't recall actu
Re: Larry Jordan
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
I asked this in the other thread already, but if you guys can see it in your hearts to help Larry out and make a purchase from his online catalog this week, I'd take it as a personal favor. His traini
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 4 years ago
Anyone looking at 360º videography for Virtual Reality?
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
We've been exploring augmented reality for some time but recently heard about the boom that is imminent with virtual reality. Don't know of many video companies specializing in 360 video in our area a
Re: Anyone looking at 360º videography for Virtual Reality?
by Timothy J. Allen 4 years ago
Rich, I don't know many who are doing it, but you can bet I'll be exploring it this year. Most of my work is helping organizations explain how products work, success stories and or branding to make or
Client's footage turned out to be not editable. Advice to getting paid.
by Edward Harby 4 years ago
Before this project, I worked with this client (director producer) on 2 other projects. Things were smooth for the first two projects. Yes the camera work was a little wonky but the length of the vide
Re: Client's footage turned out to be not editable. Advice to getting paid.
by Kylee Peña 4 years ago
Mark Suszko "Make it a "ripple delete" then, and hope all the downstream changes are good for you!:-)" This post was delightfully nerdy. Thank you! blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t dem
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 4 years ago
FCP 7 Editors...need not apply!
by Andy Field 4 years ago
It's happened......looking for X only editors (and look at the riches you'll earn with their annual salary!) ----------------- 8v36j-4930517034@job.craigslist.org Video Editor - Final Cut Pro X (Fairf
Re: FCP 7 Editors...need not apply!
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Assuming the 40K is after taxes and etc. are taken out, that's roughly $3300 a month. A very cursory check of tiny studio apartment prices in Fairfax yields $1300 a month to $1700. Subtract $200 for f
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 4 years ago
Big winners here! We are excited!
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
I think I have posted this in years past... but for what is I believe the third or fourth year in a row our company has received notification that we are winners of the "Best of Salt Lake City" award
Re: Big winners here! We are excited!
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
Obligatory: http: www.youtube.com watch v=UU6hWW_JGK8
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 6 years ago
Jump Cuts
by Timothy J. Allen 6 years ago
Celebrating the changing culture of video editing style: http: teamcoco.com video jump-cuts-in-the-morning When it is obviously intentional, breaking the "editing rules" can be pretty funny. The key i
Re: Jump Cuts
by Kylee Peña 6 years ago
Awesome Jump Cuts video, I hadn't seen it. I love how the FCPX repost for laughs has derailed the original post though. blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t demo: kyleewall.com
Moving from Los Angeles to Texas
by Jacob Marley 6 years ago
Hello Cowpeople, I'm wondering if any of you have experience to help me make a decision... I currently am a freelance director video production company in the LA area. I do OK. I direct 4-5 local or b
Re: Moving from Los Angeles to Texas
by Tim Wilson 6 years ago
Mark Suszko " If you REALLY work your hardest" I don't agree at all. People in this business aren't losing jobs, or unable to find them, because they're not working hard enough. All job markets are n
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 6 years ago
A little self-promotion
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
http: magazine.creativecow.net article save-this-script-episode-2-by-john-morley-and-mark-suszko
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 7 years ago
NASA Audio Files Resource
by Timothy J. Allen 8 years ago
Just a quick note to let my fellow editors know that years and years of historical audio files from NASA missions have been digitized and are available free for your use. You can find them at: http: w
Re: NASA Audio Files Resource
by Mike Cohen 8 years ago
I love reading or listening to the less well known moments of well known missions. Everyone knows "Tranquility base here, the Eagle has landed", but not many people are familiar with "Buzz, this is Ne
Client revisions
by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago
Now I've worked with high end clients like car companies and they're no nonsense, send a few lists of revisions, deliver on the deadline and all is well. I've has a few instances doing commercials for
Re: Client revisions
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
How revisions are handled in the contract must be either implicit or explicit. Personally I do not explicitly state a number of revisions because a revision can be as simple as changing a few titles t
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 8 years ago
Should I use contracts?
by Jason Bullock 8 years ago
I am starting my freelance video production company in January. I am in North Carolina, about thirty minutes away from Raleigh but in a county with a lot of small towns and businesses. I am debating w
Re: Should I use contracts?
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
A man I respect once told me: "With the right people, a contract isn't necessary. With the wrong people, it's never enough." There are people in this world to whom a word and a handshake is everything
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 8 years ago
iMovie for iPad
by Nick Griffin 9 years ago
Whew! What a relief to know I can finally get rid of all this expensive equipment now that iMovie and a built-in HD camera will be on the new iPad 2. Or will it set off an even more intense round of "
Re: iMovie for iPad
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
The problem I'd have with voice controlled edit systems is that my voice would wear out within an hour.
corporate games
by Lucian Evans 9 years ago
Hi I'm working on a project currently where an animator has designed a board which incorporates a pie chart. The board game is recognisable as belonging to a popular game. Could anyone tell me looking
Re: corporate games
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
I tend to look positively at restrictions like this, as they seem to stimulate my creativity. When you can literally do anything, the overwhelming number of options can paralyze you, but facing someth
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 9 years ago
Trainee or Uber-experience
by Rich Rubasch 9 years ago
If you were a growing video production company looking for an editor would you opt for the entry level editor with some skills that you can train (lower salary, cost of training) or would you just neg
Re: Trainee or Uber-experience
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
Rich Rubasch "If you were a growing video production company looking for an editor would you opt for the entry level editor with some skills that you can train (lower salary, cost of training) or wou
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Timothy J. Allen liked this 9 years ago
Who gets producer/director credits?
by Chas Smith 9 years ago
I produced a video recently, a project through an ad agency for one of their clients. Long-story short: the end-user client wants to submit the video to a trade assn. video festival competition. Now t
Re: Who gets producer/director credits?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Most award associations let you list more than one Producer. Certain award organizations, such as the regional Emmy Awards, don't award to organizations, only individuals. In that case, my approach ha
Freelance Billing Time for a Day and Weekly Rate
by John Grote, Jr. 9 years ago
Good day all, Once again this question rears its ugly head. I work in the DC Metro Area and not that I am new to the area itself, I am new to the full time freelance world and trying to get a gauge of
Re: Freelance Billing Time for a Day and Weekly Rate
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
DRW, I didn't know they made that change in CA. Thanks for the update. I've always worked in "right to work" states and my typical freelance structure (after some trial and error) was full days or hal
confused!!!!
by Michael Lavis 9 years ago
I am still relatively new to the filming industry and am in the process of setting up a studio at my work. The company has just bought a new Apple mac pro 8 core, dont have all the specks on me right
Re: confused!!!!
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Yep. It should do the trick.
How to get into "different" video work??
by Jay Evs 9 years ago
I will be looking for a new job in video soon, from scratch, in a new city. I've been through the process of applying to production houses and video jobs before. But Im wondering if anyone has any ide
Re: How to get into "different" video work??
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Tim, I think that is not only good advice for those like Jay who may just be starting out, but is also the kind of exercise all of us should take some time to do every few years. And, yes... make sure
Are Software Certifications Worth It?
by Jim Biffle 9 years ago
To all, Earlier this year I earned my ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) certificate in Photoshop CS4 and I'm currently studying for the After Effects CS4 exam. Then I plan to study for the Premiere Pro CS4
Re: Are Software Certifications Worth It?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Well said, Scott. (and Jim and Cory)
Surgical Video
by John Morfesis 9 years ago
I am shooting a video in the operating room and I need to find out about placing of the cameras and if there are any procedures with regard to sterilization of the equipment. I will be shooting with a
Re: Surgical Video
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
That's an excellent article, Mike. Even though it's been years since I shot a surgery, some of those same tips can be applied when working in research labs. Thanks for sharing it again!
Sally Mencke
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Sally Mencke, the Editor who worked with Quentin Tarantino on "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown" was found dead this morning after she had not returned from hiking in Griffith Park. She ce
Re: Sally Menke
by Martin Curtis 9 years ago
Hello Sallys.
video format for .pdf?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
My apologies if this has been answered lately... I didn't see the answer in a search of recent posts. I have a client that wants video files that they will be having another contractor embed into a .p
Re: video format for .pdf?
by Terry Mikkelsen 9 years ago
H.264 seems to be the answer. Adjust data rate to achieve end results. Tech-T Productions www.technical-t.com
326 ppi
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
So where's my video export settings for 960-by-640-pixel H.264 video at 326 pixels per inch. That's the display specs for the new iPhone 4. Looks like I need to do some math. ;-)
Re: Oh yeah, but one more thing...
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Craig, I do want the 1920x1080 support - and I want it to be displayed through a built in projector with at least 2200 lumens. ;-) I did have a senior moment about video size and screen size. Man, wou
Rapid cuts to music - is there a term for this?
by Jason Yates 9 years ago
I was wondering if someone could help me with the proper term for this technique (if there is one): http: www.youtube.com watch v=a77s91_IeJQ#t=3m29s (I don't want to embed the video, because it jumps
Re: Rapid cuts to music - is there a term for this?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
I like the way you think, Bill. I'm calling that a "boogie cut" from now on. :-)
Image masking/bluring/replacement
by Ryan Jarmon 9 years ago
I have some video footage where a ring from a can of dipping tobacco is in someone's back pocket. In the footage, they start out facing sideways, then turn so that there back is to the camera. I have
Re: Image masking/bluring/replacement
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
This sounds like a job for the new Roto Brush in After Effects CS5. ;-) Even in CS4, I'd probably still use After Effects to motion track it and cover it up, but it depends on how close and how long t
Coolest Stuff
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
What is the coolest stuff you have seen at NAB this year Stephen Smith
Re: Coolest Stuff
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
The coolest thing I saw at NAB was Ron, Kathlyn, and Tim Wilson all in the same room at the same time. ;-) Oh, you meant equipment There were quite a few things that make my list. Adobe's CS5 improvem
2010 NAB Show iPhone App
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
If you are attending NAB and have an iPhone, I recommend downloading the free "2010 NAB Show" iPhone app. You can scroll through exhibitors and click the star next to them and it will highlight them o
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Re: 2010 NAB Show iPhone App
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
I know a lot of wives that might pay 99 cents for that app, but they won't have to because I heard the Association of Divorce Attorneys is making it available free with their ad support. But in all se
editing
by margherita gramegna 9 years ago
would you say that for every min of shooting is ten min of editing
Re: editing
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Leave it to Grinner to be so concise! :-)
3D at the Masters?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Is any one on this forum planning to watch Comcast's 3D coverage of the Masters that starts this afternoon I'm curious to hear your opinions. http: www.usatoday.com sports golf masters 2010-04-07-the-
What woiuld your dream room have in it?
by Erik Abel 9 years ago
Hello to all. My name is Erik. I work for a moderately sized company. I was recently put in charge of supplying plans for a small production studio. I was recently told to give them a list of what I c
Re: What would your dream room have in it?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Not to sound flip about it, but make sure you have a decent chair. If you are spending numerous hours in one chair every day, you want it to be a good one. That won't make it a "dream room", but it co
Submitting a corporate video for comment?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I am a relative newbie to Creative Cow. First, let me give credit where credit is due. This board has already seriously helped me several times. I am really impressed with the experience and intellige
Re: Submitting a corporate video for comment?
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
Neil, First let me say "Welcome"! We are really glad you are here. People do submit videos for critique from time to time, usually by posting it to a website and posting a link to the URL here. If you
text only youtube videos
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
I'm loving the "Text Only" versions of some YouTube videos that are up today.
Re: text only youtube videos
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
The description on their blog is great. http: youtube-global.blogspot.com I think we'll add some TEXTp versions to our shows - you know to give clients that little "extra". ;-p
cs5
by Eric Jurgenson 10 years ago
Seems like this would be a logical month for Adobe to release CS5 - plenty of time to get the buzz going before NAB. This could be an exciting year with full 64-bit apps on both platforms, especially
Re: cs5
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
I just got the email that I'm sure many of you also received announcing the CS5 Launch Event on April 12. I'll be at NAB and will miss the online launch event, but I hope the demo hosts will be out in
How you know when you need a real script writer for your industrials
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=RXJKdh1KZ0w&feature=related I think every one of us has worked on a project like this at some point.
Re: How you know when you need a real script writer for your industrials
by Timothy J. Allen 9 years ago
I'm sharing this with my NASA colleagues! Now, any pointers to a video that models how to simply and accurately explain something that's technically complex I've used this as an example in the past: h
Back drop images - Green Screen
by Dave Davin 10 years ago
Hi Just wondering if anyone knows any site that provides images for use as back drops when using green screen Thanks Dave Dave Davin Managing Director RAIC Productions www.raicproductions.com
Re: Back drop images - Green Screen
by Timothy J. Allen 10 years ago
... and for motion video I've always liked digital juice products. http: www.digitaljuice.com
Onsite Avp
by Justin Leyba 10 years ago
What does an onsite AVP in wedding mean
Re: Onsite Avp
by Timothy J. Allen 10 years ago
I think you are correct, Nick... but titles are weird and it's not above some people to call the guy carrying their tripod an "Assistant Producer" just so they can bill more. But seriously, it's proba
How do I break into corporate video?
by Robert McGunnigle 10 years ago
Hello all! My subject line pretty much says it all! Currently I work at a medium-market television station producing client commercials. My duties include: meeting with clients to develop an understan
Re: How do I break into corporate video?
by Timothy J. Allen 10 years ago
I can't speak to local or state employment since I've only freelanced at that level, but my big break for federal government work came through an ad that a large contractor placed through tvjobs.com t
no info, no answer
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
Dear Very Big Cows, This little Cow has a little gripe and a little idea for a fix that could be helped-along by a short Tim, Ron, or Kathlyn feature on the subject of, "Helping Cow Leaders to Better
Re: no info, no answer
by Timothy J. Allen 10 years ago
Have you ever been searching for an answer to a question and find that google points you to a thread on the COW that you yourself answered The COW can be a pretty good archive system for your brain so
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