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Todd Terry

Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc., a small but full-service creative agency and production company. Three employees. Shoot 35mm film, e35mm, C300, HD, and SD. Crane, Steadicam, crab dolly, Osmo Pro, Mavic Pro, etc. Three NLE suites with Adobe CS6 and Matrox MX02 systems.
Member Since:
October 6th 2006
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Location:
Huntsville, Alabama
Black Clothing is blowing out the blacks.
by chris pike 1 day ago
Hello, please see photo, which is is still from a video shoot with a Canon 5d iii. The black leggings are blowing out the blacks. You can't tell which leg is in front. Any suggestions from a lighting,
Re: Black Clothing is blowing out the blacks.
by Todd Terry 15 hours ago
Cool.... I'm willing to bet one of those colors will work much much better. Good luck! T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasti
How much should I charge(not hourly) for this video intro template adaptation I did?
by Davor Raić 1 week ago
It was not a regular template adaptation, it was more in depth with some of the parts of the original template being changed by my client's request. LINK TO ORIGINAL TEMPLATE: https: videohive.net ite
Re: How much should I charge(not hourly) for this video intro template adaptation I did?
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Well, at that rate you are giving it away for next to nothing. I understand you had some issues, and in a way this was a learning exercise. Think of it this way, if you were completely up to speed and
Lighting a room for green screen
by Alan Balch 1 week ago
I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to best light a room for green screen. The room I'm trying to light is 10' wide, 20' long and 10' high. My main question is whether or not I should try t
Re: Lighting a room for green screen
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Normally I light a greenscreen (or any other flat background) from both the sides and the ceiling. I'll usually put vertical 4' flos on stands at the sides, and have horizontal 4' flos in the grid to
Anyone need dolly wheels? CLAIMED
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
The wheels have been claimed... thanks! T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Free dolly wheels CLAIMED
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
The wheels have been claimed.... thanks. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Overnight shoot fees
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I hope you're having a great summer. I'm working on a quote for a restaurant industry client and they are asking to shoot the videos overnight, so we do not disrupt their daytime restaurant b
Re: Overnight shoot fees
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
We don't charge for non-shoot time that is unusable because we are sleepy or mentally hung over from a night shoot. BUT... We do have different hourly rates for such, that make up the difference. We h
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Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
Well this board has been painfully slow, and I was just doing a repair in the studio which brought to mind a question I've been wondering about for years and years... so I thought I'd bring this up...
Re: Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Tim Wilson 3 days ago
Bob Zelin "ll three major television networks would use colors to designate the states won by the presidential candidates on Election Night, though not all using the same color scheme. NBC continued
Brilliant Schwinn Promotion
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
This is one of the best marketing ideas I've seen in a while.... https: youtu.be D28ISOCtkBM This was a real promotion, a California bike shop partnered with Netflix to sell these bikes. Very old-scho
Re: Brilliant Schwinn Promotion
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
They were selling for $379, but all 500 sold out right away. Dick's Sporting Goods is selling an similar though not "official" one for $400. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative D
Finally selling the Steadicam
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hey gang... I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but I finally pulled trigger a couple of minutes ago and put our Steadicam rig on eBay (also in the COW classifieds). If anyone is interested... it is eBa
Re: Finally selling the Steadicam
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Ha!... incredibly stupid and funny at the same time. Of course since I have to over-analyze everything, the first thing I noticed is that the were advertising the "Steadi-Kid" for what would actually
Two tales of Customer Service
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
I thought this was an interesting comparison... just thought I'd share. I have two pieces of equipment out with their respective manufacturers being serviced right now.... a Zenmuse X5 camera from DJI
Re: Two tales of Customer Service UPDATE
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
An update... to the side of my post that had good customer service. My package from Fotodiox just arrived. Remember I sent them a light that had a problem with the dimmer. They determined it was not u
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Quick way to raise camera 10'
by chris pike 1 month ago
Hi. The tallest tripod I can find goes about 6 feet. I'd like the ability to raise the camera to about 10' and shoot down at an angle. Must be relatively quick change. I could get 10' feet up with a j
Re: Quick way to raise camera 10'
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hard to say... An avenger terminates with just a standard 5 8" baby pin on the top... so you'd have to figure out a way to put a head on it. It all depends on what head you have, there are so many dif
Making a city look like miniatures
by Conan Stott 1 month ago
Hi there I am getting into time-lapse in a big way and I discovered the following video https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=71&v=-7wB0YFeHQI I am just wondering how this look would have been cr
Re: Making a city look like miniatures
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
I'm mobile on location right now, so can't see the video... but I can certainly imagine what it looks like. Search "tilt-shift lens" and you'll find all kind of info. The tilt-shift effect is exactly
This great looking timelapse. Can anyone tell me how they achieved the stability?
by Conan Stott 1 month 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 Todd Terry 1 month ago
The handheld "hyperlapse" portion was no doubt stabilized in post. Or rather than stabilized, it was probably assembled by hand in post frame-by-frame from a series of stills. Sounds tedious... but no
Trying to figure out how this shot, and want to try and replicate in future...
by Tom Laughlin 2 months 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 Todd Terry 2 months ago
Stephen Smith "I think overusing or misusing a technique can be applied to a lot of things in our industry. " True. I think there was a couple years during the early 90s where every single shot I set
Full-size STEADICAM rig
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
The real deal. eBay item: 323279064623 http: rover.ebay.com rover 1 711-53200-19255-0 1 icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=323279064623&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwi
Canon C100 First Version Mark I Multi Camera audio video sync.. Solutions?
by Heather Hansen 2 months ago
I have 1 canon c100 mark I . the first version not the Mark II. I need an easy go to solution besides a clapper board to sync up the audio and video. I am aware of the Free Run setting and the time co
Re: Canon C100 First Version Mark I Multi Camera audio video sync.. Solutions?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I hate to be one of those "I don't have an answer but I'll chime in anyway with my unsolicited comments" (don't you hate those people )... but I will anyway in this case because this forum doesn't get
Recommend an all-around video lens for C100?
by Tim Neighbors 2 months ago
I'm interested in purchasing a C100 mii or C200, but what has me hesitating is lens options. What lens would you recommend for me Price range <$5K Full-range zoom lens, Good AF motor (able to utili
Re: Recommend an all-around video lens for C100?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Yeah I was really wanting to check out the C200, and had booked one on a recent shoot in Greece (if we travel very far we usually rent gear on location rather than ship or travel with it). But... when
c100 for Food Video
by Kristian Bottini 2 months ago
Hey Everyone, What are your thoughts on the C100 for food video we dont have the budget for a c300 so I wanted to get everyones feedback.
Re: c100 for Food Video
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Well, something for "food video" is pretty generic and open-ended, doesn't really tell us what you are doing or what your camera needs and requirements are. Other than, at some point, food is involved
Canon C100 into two monitors
by Alex Newton 3 months ago
Hi all, Can I run a Canon C100 mkii into two monitors TVs If so, is it done via the HDMI and some sort of splitter Thanks in advance, Alex
Re: Canon C100 into two monitors
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Good deal. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Diffusion Scrim question: Two 4x4s or one 42x72?
by chris pike 4 months ago
I have to light a standing model from head to toe. I'm using two led panels, one at knee height and one at about 7 feet up (and pointed slightly down). The following question may seem trivial, but the
Re: Diffusion Scrim question: Two 4x4s or one 42x72?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Yep Rick is right, as usual. You don't need a frame, or even have to cut your roll of diffusion... just slide the roll onto a grip arm. And if you want to sound like you know what you are doing, this
Lighting a person with a baseball hat on
by Mark Crews 4 months ago
We just shot some interviews with guys wearing hats. We had a soft box directly beside the camera to get even lighting on their face instead of having to light on the left and right of the subject tha
Re: Lighting a person with a baseball hat on
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
I don't think the cap has much or anything to do with it, nor would it preclude you from lighting that guy the way you normally would. I don't think it's bad but there are a couple of issues going on
Looking to Up My Lighting Kit: Focusable and Hard Cuts
by Patrick Slee 4 months ago
Hi all, So, I'm a relative newbie and have only been really making films for the last 3-4 years (discounting the stuff I did in high school) and, as such, have been mostly using LED panels and those s
Re: Looking to Up My Lighting Kit: Focusable and Hard Cuts
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Hmmm... no the Boltzens run just fine at full power off an NP battery, that's what we do all the time. I will say they are a little bit power hungry. If I use them full blast they will probably exhaus
Lighting a lectern in a conference room with no spotlights
by Mark Pirres 5 months ago
Hello there, We have to video speakers in a conference room which will be equipped with a lectern. The room has a series of floor to ceiling windows and apart from those, it will only be lit by rows o
Re: Lighting a lectern in a conference room with no spotlights
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Also... is this a permanent install that you will use regularly and for a while Or a one-time thing for a specific speaker or event T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director F
How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Bill Sparkes 5 months ago
I've spent quite a bit of time reading various threads here, and researched various lights I could find online. Haven't found what I need so posting here. I'm in the process of documenting (video, not
Re: How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Rick is right, as he most usually is. In an exterior situation like this, reflectors are your friends. Of course you could use lighting intruments, but in an open agricultural field in broad daylight
Full-size Steadicam Rig - SK Model
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Offering my Steadicam VideoSK model. I've put put a web page to make seeing all the info (and pictures) easier... See all the details at http: fantasticplastic.com steadicam T2 _______________________
New Video/ Photography Studio
by Jeff Fi 5 months ago
This is probably a very specific situation. I'm building a recording studio and the big room for recording I would like to set it up for Video Photography as well. To be able to have this room as a mu
Re: New Video/ Photography Studio
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
1) Yes your grid can be close to the ceiling, as long as it is not RIGHT up against it. You need room for electrical connections, hangers on instruments, etc. In the "olden days" you had to worry abou
Custom WB and Color in General
by Melinda Jimenez 6 months ago
Hello Everyone, I recently upgraded from a Canon T5i to a T7i. It made a huge difference for me and I love it! With that said, I record manually and AWB just doesn't work for me. So I learned about cu
Re: Custom WB and Color in General
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
I don't really know the capabilities of the T7i so this might not be useful info... but if the camera will allow you to dial in the exact color temperature you want, I think you'll get much more likab
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Hey all... Are there any tips or tricks that I don't know about to get IP cameras to work with Wirecast Play I've tried everything I know, I have a couple of cameras that I'd like to feed into Wirecas
Re: Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Thanks Craig... I'm a victim of my own ignorance with a dash of misinformation (which isn't a new feeling for me). So, I guess I'll just stick with the single webcam. I don't have multiple iPhones at
Narration recording near Washington D.C.?
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
Hey gang... I usually haunt (and host) forums over in Biz and Marketing, Lighting, and Cinematography... but find myself in a rare visit in here with an audio need... Any of you in here happen to be i
Re: Narration recording near Washington D.C.?
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
Thanks Ty... Sadly I didn't see this message until now... I'm not an audio guy so I don't usually haunt this forum, and I don't get email alerts for posts here.... that's why I asked for off-forum rep
Free (practically) wireless mics. Who wants em?
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
----POST EDITED---- These mics were claimed quickly and are on their way to their new home... it was too late to just delete the post though. Thanks T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Cr
SFX or music cue?
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Any idea where I can get a Law & Order style of "dum-dum" punctuator without being in violation of their copyright Thanx for any and all responses.
Re: SFX or music cue?
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
It's not answering Nick's question... but here is a fun little article about the sound.... http: www.nydailynews.com entertainment tv examining-legendary-dun-dun-sound-law-order-article-1.2790190 I ha
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Looking for a li'l assistance with some Motion Tracking
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
Hey gang... I'm trying to think, but I honestly don't remember ever having to come to the AE forum before. I'm usually a daily haunter (and host) in the Biz & Marketing, Cinematography, and Lighting D
Re: Looking for a li'l assistance with some Motion Tracking
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
The COW came through for me on this... THANKS! Great to be a part of a community where people help each other. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Ente
Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hello all... I'm usually over in other forums (Business Marketing, Cinematography, etc.), and rarely venture in here because, well, I just never have any Premiere issues. But now I do. I'll have to pr
Re: Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Just an update, in case anyone was interested.... A tech with the computer company that built this machine was in today, prodding and poking around for a long time, checking drivers, trying this and t
Phantom Power Supply
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hey gang... I'm venturing over from the video forums with an audio question... a realm I'm sadly more ignorant of than I should be... I believe I am in need of a 48v phantom power supply, and thought
Re: Phantom Power Supply
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Richard Crowley "Have you looked at the Denecke Dcode gadgets " Not specifically, totally a fish out of water here which is why I was asking for advice :) I'll definitely give them a look. Richard Cr
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Just a quick addendum to my previous answer to Tim's question.... We still primarily shoot with the Canon C300 and will continue to do so.... however we've just picked up the DJI Osmo stabilizer with
Lav mic recommendations
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hello gang... I'm a foreign face here... although I haunt the COW daily and host several forums, they are all on the visual side of things. I'm here in a bit of unknown territory on the audio side, so
Re: Lav mic recommendations
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Thanks for reply... and all great suggestions. Most of which are (sadly) impractical in this situation (isn't that always the way ). Yeah I don't think I'd even consider directional lavs (I frankly di
Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by André Mascarenhas 2 years ago
Hi there, I'm a videographer, running my own production company, and I'm looking to upgrade my main mic for interviews. I currently have a Sennheiser MKE600 (I also have lavs, but here I'd like to hav
Re: Mics for interviews, connected to camera - MKH 416, MKH50, Sanken CS-3e
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
I'm not an audio expert by any stretch (I'm a director and DP by profession), but I happened to be in this forum seeking advice about something else and saw this and thought I'd chime in just from a l
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VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Obviously VR is going to be a big deal here at NAB. Adobe has tossed its hat into the ring with integrated tools in Premiere Pro. OTOH, Apple is more stand-off-ish, even on the consumer side. My thoug
Re: VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
I generally roll my eyes a little quietly to myself when someone chimes in out of the blue in an old thread... but now I'm going to be that guy. I'll preface this by saying that I'm one of those crank
Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Perchert 3 years ago
I'm trying to narrow down problems I'm having specifically with my connection to the Cow. Has there been any issues with the servers that would make connecting a problem I'll view a few threads, then
Re: Anyone experiencing issues with connecting to the Cow?
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
For what it's worth, this just now happened to me again. I could not access the COW, trying different browsers, two different ISPs, and just for the heck of it trying with my phone... But when I tried
Videotape Stock - BetaSP and MiniDV/HDV
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
Cleaning out the studio, we have several cases of BetacamSP and MiniDV (HDV) stock. All virgin tape, still sealed, new in the boxes. All stored in climate-controlled studio. I have it on eBay, hit "Bu
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