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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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Huntsville, Alabama
Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Adam Leonard 6 hours ago
Reposted from the Studio Design forum because that one seemed a little quiet, and I need an answer soonish. So I'm working at a mid-sized university putting together a lightboard studio. It's mostly d
Re: Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Todd Terry 5 hours ago
That is a puzzler.. you could try polarizing film on the monitor (in addition to the filter on your camera)... but you are right in that all LED monitors are, in theory, already polarized. If you happ
Anyone here in Las Vegas?
by Todd Terry 1 day ago
Is anyone here in Vegas ... can't remember. Got a three-day shoot there in a couple of weeks, and I thought I'd see if any of my COW friends were local. You never know what kind of "emergencies" will
Which lighting kit for semi beginner?
by Nurdin Orlic 7 days ago
Hi. I've been shooting videos (https: www.youtube.com channel UCXp...pb3zwKwuwuzA9Q) for the last year (mostly outside) and I caught myself in buying quite a lot of gear, but not the lights (which I s
Re: Which lighting kit for semi beginner?
by Todd Terry 2 days ago
I won't even write any advice, because Mark has said just about everything that needs to be saying. And yeah, for 500 (or dollars) you're not going to get much (if anything) in the way of pro gear. Yo
C200 Premiere proxies
by Warren Morningstar 1 week ago
I recorded raw and proxy files in C200. The proxy for one long clip was broken into two files. Any idea how to link to proxies to one .CRM file in Premiere
Re: C200 Premiere proxies
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
You might ask in another forum, likely the Premiere forum would be a good choice... https: forums.creativecow.net adobepremierepro Sadly this Canon forum gets almost zero traffic these days (the last
Blacking out large windows
by Rich Rubasch 2 weeks ago
We have a shoot in a 7th floor building with large floor to ceiling glass windows. We want to be able to use the view and other than ND on all the windows is there any other material you have used to
Re: Blacking out large windows
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
Yikes... that is a HUGE amount of window to cover. Probably not what you want to hear, but I'd say by far the easiest and cheapest and fastest way would be to simply pump in enough light inside that y
Live Band Videos - General Thoughts and Ideas With Production
by Ritchie Mellor 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but it isn't really about specific programs or techniques, but wanted a bit of help from the community on your thoughts on our band videos
Re: Live Band Videos - General Thoughts and Ideas With Production
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
I get what you are saying... just a couple of things... As for the video effects.... Ritchie Mellor "The guys in the band love it..." The guys in the band are wrong ... kill those effects. Umm, and do
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Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Logan McIntyre 1 month ago
Hi everyone. I'll be shooting a short film this summer that'll require several scenes with a more or less "evenly" dim lowlight look indoors. Scenes that look like moonlight or dusk interiors, but the
Re: Successfully Achieving an "Evenly Dim/Evenly Dark/Evenly Moody" Look
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
I'm gonna chime in and agree with most everyone here, I think. Looking at those samples, my guess is that it was exposed more-or-less normally and lit more-or-less normally (although with quite flat l
You need my Steadicam... you know you do
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
This is a cross-post with Cinematography, I hope no one minds.... Well, I've put my Steadicam up for sale on eBay yet again. I tried before but it didn't sell (price was too high then, I guess.... I h
Re: You need my Steadicam... you know you do
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Here's the funny thing... I had another eBay auction up, too.... for an old full-size Sony camcorder that has been taking up real estate on a shelf for fifteen years. I just sold it... to a Hollywood
180 Degree Shutter Rule With Camera's Like Alexa, Red, C300 MK II, etc.
by Anthony DeRose 1 month ago
Hello, When shooting with cameras that allow you to set your shutter in degree's (even though they are electronic shutters) do you need to adjust the shutter angle when shooting high speed Does this o
Re: 180 Degree Shutter Rule With Camera's Like Alexa, Red, C300 MK II, etc.
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Well, firstly, a "normal" shutter speed, one that emulates a 180 ° shutter, is always "one over twice the frame rate." So, if you were shooting 60fps, a 180 ° shutter would be 1 120th of a sec
Recording audio at a festival/concert
by David Weathersby 1 month ago
I'm not sure if this is the proper forum. If not, I'll move it. I'm about to start a new project. I have to record a number of subjects at outdoor music festivals. They will actually be participating
Re: Recording audio at a festival/concert
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
I'd suggest you ask that in the Audio Professionals forum... https: forums.creativecow.net audioprofessionals You might get some advice here, but those are the go-to guys for sound recording. I have t
Mixer advice needed
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hi gang... I'm totally a video guy, not an audio guy, so please excuse my ignorance. I'm in need of a small simple mixer, in order to use two mics with an Osmo Pro camera. I'm trying to find the small
Re: Mixer advice needed
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
In this situation we have an interviewer and an interviewee... each will be boomed with their own mic. But regardless of the lav vs boom issue... unless I'm missing something two mics are still two mi
Who needs a REAL Steadicam?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Well, I've put my Steadicam up for sale on eBay yet again. I tried before but it didn't sell (price was too high then, I guess.... I have lowered it). If anyone is interested in a full-size rig (perfe
Old discs and jewel cases
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hello biz friends.... For the past few years we've been archiving all projects and such to hard drives. But prior to that (before media was so cheap) we archived everything to data DVDs (and some even
Re: Old discs and jewel cases
by John Cuevas 1 month ago
You could try the CD Recycle Center, you would have to ship it though. Just click the "Recycle Now" link Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that th
Anyone have any C200 footage?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hey does anyone have a 4K clip shot with the Canon C200 they can share I'm looking for the ORIGINAL camera file, straight from the card. Doesn't have to be long, a few seconds is fine, and don't care
Re: Anyone have any C200 footage?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I'd say the MP4. Or maybe one of MP4 and one of Cinema Raw Lite... but if I had to pick one I'd say the MP4. The XF-AVC is not needed. If you or anyone here has a short clip or two to share, it could
Finding a specific shot
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Anyone know where I can find the exact earth shot from this video on this website My client want this EXACT clip . Any thoughts servcorp.com Thanks so much. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations
Re: Finding a specific shot
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Well... there's a big difference in "similar" and that "EXACT SHOT"... Which you said your client requires...haa. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic E
Some days are more interesting than others...
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Thought I'd share this just for fun. Every now and then I'll get in a rut and think my job is a bit boring. Sometimes really boring. And then, I'll notice an email like this in my inbox... I'll bet yo
Re: Some days are more interesting than others...
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I keep fun props from old productions around the office, and a human skull with hinged jaw is one of them. You never know what drawer he'll turn up in... Speaking of props, I need to find a deal on a
Can you identify roof lighting used in "Carpool Karaoke"
by Steve Crow 3 months ago
Whenever I catch an episode of James Cordon's "Carpool Karaoke" my eye is drawn to the lighting in the interior roof of the SUV they are driving around in. Anyone know what product they are using or i
Re: Can you identify roof lighting used in "Carpool Karaoke"
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
I honestly don't think it's a mystery or some big flat lighting instrument at all... I would entirely bet the farm on that. And the neighbor's farm, too. The passing shadows totally give it away. That
Problems sourcing replacement lamp for HMI (6k)
by Philippa Day 3 months ago
Hi I am looking for a replacement lamp for a 6k HMI but am having a problem sourcing one. Any suggestions Thanks Philippa
Re: Problems sourcing replacement lamp for HMI (6k)
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Filmtools BulbAmerica B&H Photo Osram Direct These are the usual sources for HMI globes. If no one at those places can help, maybe they can point you to someone who can. T2 ___________________________
Music video copyright/ownership
by Ryan Conway 3 months ago
Hello All- Trying to obtain a little clarity regarding both legality and a general sense of what is common practice or considered fair. Backstory- I'm a music producer and studio owner, have done a fa
Re: Music video copyright/ownership
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
That seems pretty clear cut to me. You are the producer, and if I were you I'd make sure you own and retain all the rights. On the client side of things, you just need to make sure your contract spell
How did they light the wide shot
by clyde villegas 3 months ago
I'm watching SNL on Youtube and saw this. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mWYcobbgIU0 How did they light the frontal wide shot It looks like each person is lit individually, as putting just one big key
Re: How did they light the wide shot
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
What Rick said. Remember this is SNL, where they have a crazy CRAZY production schedule (also access to about 972 lighting instruments already in the grid in studio 8H). All the sets used in an episod
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It's that time of year....
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
The annual appearance of our vintage aluminum Christmas tree just always makes our already-kitschy lobby a bit extra tacky... and festive! Although last year I had a perfect record during assembly, th
Re: It's that time of year....
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Well I bought mine in an antique store about 20 years ago... but there are usually bunches of them for sale on eBay, both vintage ones as well as reproductions. T2 __________________________________ T
What is the cost to replace Canon 5D Mark III sensor?
by vishal gupta 4 months ago
I found an amazing deal on a Canon 5D Mark III, the only thing is that the sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. I haven't bought the camera yet. Just want to make sure that if I buy this camera, wi
Re: What is the cost to replace Canon 5D Mark III sensor?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
You'll have to get a quote from Canon repair to find that out. And I'm not sure I'd go with a third-party repair (if anyone will do that), I think that's a job for an actual Canon repair. Just a wild
CFast card download issue
by jessica hargrave 7 months ago
Hi, I am trying to download footage from a C300 mark ii shot on a Sandisk 256GB Extreme Pro Cfast card. The card says that it has 59.85 GB on it, but all that shows at the finder level is the INDEX.MI
Re: CFast card download issue
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
I might be wrong (I probably am), but I didn't think the XF Utility worked with Mark II footage. I normally shoot with the C300 original so I use the utility all the time, but the one time we rented a
Canon C200 remote???
by Corey Roberts 8 months ago
I know you can WiFi a remote with your phone but we need a tactile button, and no one seems to be able to help. Had anyone had success finding something and can point me in the right direction
Re: Canon C200 remote???
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Just did a tiny bit of investigating, and yeah the C200 handgrip will work that way. If you can't get a long off-the-shelf cable that will work (if standard 1 8" stereo connectors aren't exactly right
HFG 10 File size limit
by John Watts 10 months ago
Greetings and salutations.. Just got off of the phone with a potential client. He records a multicamera show with HFG10's. The show is an hour. Currently he says the cameras will record about 11 minut
Re: HFG 10 File size limit
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
I don't want to be one of those "I don't know the answer but I'll open my big mouth and chime in anyway" guys (don't you love those ), but in this case I will anyway. I can't say with 100% certainty (
Full-size STEADICAM rig
by Todd Terry 12 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Full-size Steadicam Rig - SK Model
by Todd Terry 1 year 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 _______________________
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 3 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 3 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
VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Cropping and feathering an EFFECT on an Adjustment Layer in Premiere Pro
by Steven Miori 6 years ago
ok so here's what I want to do: I have a lower third that is to be inserted regularly into a broadcast program. I want the lower third to apply a gaussian blur to the main video track of the program b
Re: Cropping and feathering an EFFECT on an Adjustment Layer in Premiere Pro
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Steven... While this is not hard to do at all, I don't know any conceivable way that it could be created as a single little stand-along thing (single image, file, or whatever) that can be easily and i
Return Key won't play timeline
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Hi gang... I'm rarely in the Premiere Pro forum, I usually haunt host serveral others forums here on the COW, but now I have a Premiere issue... Two of our suites are identical, Windows 7 machines run
Re: Return Key won't play timeline
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
That did the trick, Tim... one little checkbox, easy fix. We looked and looked for something to that effect, but just didn't see it or wasn't looking in the right place. That's an option that I never
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