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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.
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October 6th 2006
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Huntsville, Alabama
Anyone need my Follow Focus unit?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
I really don't want to put up an ad here in a forum hawking something to sell, but thought someone here might need it... I'm unloading a Redrock Micro follow focus unit, very low mileage. I just don't
Re: Anyone need my Follow Focus unit?
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Yes, if you want something I have or are needing to do any business, then contact me at todd(at)fantasticplastic.com I still have the filmstock you asked about, but I no longer have the followfocus un
Anyone want free 35mm Filmstock?
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Anyone want free filmstock Doing some housecleaning and found eight cans (mostly shortends) of 35mm film in the fridge. We don't use it anymore, I sold my last 35mm camera probably six or eight years
Re: Anyone want free 35mm Filmstock?
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
I still have it, if you want it contact me off forum at todd(at)fantasticplastic(dot)com T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantas
green screen field of view & distance calcuator?
by David Patterson 4 months ago
I'd love to find an app that allows me to determine how large a green screen I will need for shooting talent, while calculating the lens field of view and factoring in the distance of the talent to th
Re: green screen field of view & distance calcuator?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Yes all of that is true... I'm just saying from a technical and calculatable math standpoint, it makes no difference where the talent is, the only factors that are important to the math are the FOV an
connecting C300 Mark II to computer
by Keith Salkowski 4 months ago
Please excuse the very basic nature of this question. I'm primarily a producer with limited hands-on experience shooting. I am currently shooting a video project with a C100 and C300 Mk II. The C100 h
Re: connecting C300 Mark II to computer
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Well I don't use the Mark II but I've shot with the C300PL since just about the first day they came out, and I know the camera pretty intimately... and I have to say that this is something that I've n
C300 MKII noise green screen
by Rich Rubasch 4 months ago
I m looking at you Todd...looking for ideal settings for reducing noise for chroma key. Lower ISO but how low Fstop 5.6 or higher. High shutter speed for reduced blur. Baked in gamma for reduced proce
Re: C300 MKII noise green screen
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Hey Rich... Most of your setting seem ok I guess... but I'm not gonna be a WHOLE lot of help. To be honest I've never really played hard-n-fast with shooting settings or establish a settings protocol
Green screen recommendations
by Oleksandr Kocherhin 4 months ago
Hi guys, I'm suffering with Greenscreen already several months. So I would appreciate any recommendations. As you can see on the right side there is a spill on the head and arm. My setup: - 2 daylight
Re: Green screen recommendations
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Eh, Oleksandr, it's hard to say, the difference is really almost negligible. If forced to say, I would say the "Before" pic has slightly better lighting on the subject, but the "After" pic has a sligh
shutter speed
by mark Aitken 5 months ago
I'm filming very fast moving swallows. When I manage to catch them in the frame the results are very different from what I see with my eyes. The birds are blurred and look like mosquitoes - rather tha
Re: shutter speed
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
You should have smoother results that way, good luck and let us know how it looks. Shutter speeds and frame rates are complicated things and people confuse them all the time, but once it settles in yo
Lamp Model - "Beyond Construction" Lamp
by Harrison Marchant 5 months ago
Hey there! I'm a 17 year old student studying Art and Design for one of my A levels. I've made a proof of concept for my lamp I'm making for school but unfortunately due to these trying times that is
Re: Lamp Model - "Beyond Construction" Lamp
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Rick is right... that's something that's probably not applicable to the film and video production industry, which is what this forum is for. I'm not sure you know that, we occasionally get posts in he
Anyone want free film?
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
My main post on this is over in the Cinematography forum, but thought I'd put a shout here as well. Cleaning out the fridge and found eight cans of film (mostly shortends) hiding in a bottom drawer. I
My saddest eBay listing ever
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
No real news here... just a plea for sympathy... I'm trying to take advantage of the Corona slowness to do some housecleaning here... I always feel I'm just one click away from being on an episode of
Re: My saddest eBay listing ever
by Tom Sefton 6 months ago
We have an Otari 16 channel tape recorder with control unit that was purchased in the mid 1980s for around 34,000 (c. 98,000 today) which is used as coffee table. Analogue stuff is depressingly worthl
Craigslist Ad - Just for fun
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Don't we have an interesting industry Through the years we've had actors do things that seem very normal to us, but probably a little wacky to the rest of the world. Dance with no music playing. Girls
Re: Craigslist Ad - Just for fun
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Refusing to acknowledge that reply. Just can't do it. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Sticky 523PRO lanc controller
by Steve Delarre 7 months ago
Hi. I have an old Manfrotto 523PRO lanc controller and have just got it out of it s bag and am afraid the plastic covers have become sticky and the surface marks easily, as if the plastic is breaking
Re: Sticky 523PRO lanc controller
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
That's a pretty common problem with older camera gear, where rubberized housings begin decomposing and starting to become both sticky and brittle. As you said they become "unpleasant to touch"... very
Strange question for the most knowing group on the cow
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Hi folks, I hope you're doing well. I'm looking for a sound effect and don't really know what terms I can use to search for it. It's the heaven like sound where an idea is revealed. You know it's like
Re: Strange question for the most knowing group on the cow
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
Try keywords "choir" and "ahh" https: www.youtube.com watch v=6QBEt0F13RE https: www.audioblocks.com royalty-free-audio vocal+choir+ahh https: freesound.org people Diboz sounds 211494 http: www.orange
Canon C300 file issue
by mark Aitken 7 months ago
I can't find the camera topic so I hope this is the right place... I'm having mysterious problems with files from a Canon C300. I'm using Sandisc Extreme Pro cards and when I try and transfer the file
Re: Canon C300 file issue
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
Hi Mark... You are in the right place. I have to say that I've been shooting with the C300 since right when they came out (so quite a few years now), and I've never seen this happen, or the question m
A quarantine success story, and nod to Litepanels
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
It's good when things go right... here's a quick success story I thought I'd mention. I love Litepanels lighting instruments, especially their Astras. I recently developed a problem with the first one
Newbie here..Question on multiple cam setup Canon XA50 and Vixia HF200
by David Ritchie 7 months ago
I am an old "still photographer" going way back to 4x5 film cameras. Getting baptized by fire in video here due to the "stay at home orders" I am wondering why i have such goofy video at 53:30 to 53:4
Re: Newbie here..Question on multiple cam setup Canon XA50 and Vixia HF200
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
David Ritchie "What software are you using that tells you that portion of the video is only 12FPS " Well I just imported the clip into Premiere, where it showed me the entire clip was 23.976, so I pu
Atem Mini Pro Availability
by David Ritchie 7 months ago
Anyone have a favorite supplier or an inside track when the ATEM Mini Pro may be readily available I have had one on order for awhile at B&H and am in desperate need for church services. Thank you
Re: Atem Mini Pro Availability
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
I've been wanting to buy one, too, David... and have checked I believe every single one of our usual sources for gear (B&H and about 10 others). Every single one of them has it backordered until the e
Ending the quarantine...
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
This is soooo well done.... https: youtu.be Bpg-QbgoOIo T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Re: Ending the quarantine...
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
This raises another issue: Production in the time of C-19. When they produced this video advocating social distancing, were they social distancing There's a nice commercial airing now, where the set-u
Any good way of capturing 4:2:2 without breaking the bank?
by Ethan Nunn 7 months ago
So I have a really bad Chroma Key setup. My lighting's all over the place with no good way of getting even lighting so I have to make use of what I have now. I have an a6500 and I'm recording it with
Re: Any good way of capturing 4:2:2 without breaking the bank?
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
Well I don't have a solution for you, but I do have to ask this, which might keep you from spending a bunch of money... Even though the files generated are huge, have you tried, as a test, recording s
Is filmmaking still an option?
by Isaac David Quesada 8 months ago
I have spent my professional life following a long term plan to build my career as a filmmaker while, at the same time, being able to pay the bills. But now I find myself in a situation where film is
Re: Is filmmaking still an option?
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Rich Rubasch "So for me the industry has provided both the outlet for my creative drive, as well as the ability to earn a living doing something that is more of a hobby than a job." All that makes pe
Deliveries during Isolation
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
I know we don't need yet another disruption to think about during these crazy times, but I thought this bears mentioning. Like many people our office is running with a very skeleton crew and keeping v
Bolex 16mm Newbie question
by Martha Horn 8 months ago
Hi everyone, Apologies if this seems like a foolish question. I recently inherited a Bolex 16mm from a friend. It's my first time using one and I'm still getting to grips with it. I loaded and some fi
Re: Bolex 16mm Newbie question
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Not knowing your exact camera... I can offer some guesses... Are they like the little 100' "daylight" spools These would be spools that have a hard solid side to them... as opposed to cores (usually 4
DV / Firewire recorder?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
I'm trying to get some life out of our old Canon XLH1... or more accurately, I'd say "resurrect it," as it has been stored for several years now. It was a great camera in its day... and would come in
Re: DV / Firewire recorder?
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
I'm sorry Paloma I really can't say for sure. BUT... in theory it should be exactly the same as recording to tape. You are recording the same set of ones and zeros whether you record to the XL1's inte
Time / Usage Limitations?
by Jay Shelton 9 months ago
I've been hearing some mixed thoughts advice so I thought I would jump on here to take the temperature of those on the forum... Do you put any form of limitation(s) on how long a client can use a comm
Re: Time / Usage Limitations?
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
We've done it both ways, it just depends on the project and the circumstances. Most of what we produce are television commercials. Generally with those they are buy-out, and the client is welcome to u
Film lab, anyone?
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
Been a while since there's been a post about real film in here... but I have one. This is a long-shot question, but does anyone here (still) have a film lab or post transfer house that they really lov
Re: Film lab, anyone?
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
Thanks guys... I will definitely give Fotokem a look. As long as their rates are in line with the industry (such that still exists) it should be ok. Since this is a personal in-house thing, I don't ha
Lighting for a web commercial question
by Olivier Prudhomme 11 months ago
Web commercial for yoga outfit. Will be shot in a yoga studio 4 actors : 1 teacher 3 students 1 scene: yoga class, teacher facing students It is a $5000 budget job so no room for joker or M10 or 8 I w
Re: Lighting for a web commercial question
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
Mark Suszko "Posting the images does work here, I do it alltime." Actually, image upload is a little bit spotty of late... there was a week long stretch not too long ago when it wasn't working. I sho
Lighting question
by Suzin Daly 1 year ago
Three glasses of wine, and I bought a very good used Kino-Diva 200 kit. Excellent condition. tungsten...lighting...came with all the lamps and five extra. Compete kit stands etc. It way to big and hea
Re: Lighting question
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Mark Suszko "I'm going to be heretical and say I don't always mind when color temps get mixed " I don't find that heretical at all, not a bit. I'll frequently mix color temps, especially for things l
Live event to remote screens
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hi all... I don't really usually do live events (my work is more single-cam scripted cinematic type shooting), so I rarely if ever come to this forum... but I have a need that is definitely in the liv
Re: Live event to remote screens
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hey Tom... I don't know the resolution of the montiors and or projectors or whatever they have in mind... that's all on the client, and I doubt they know yet either. On our end though, we'll be provid
Looking for a new lighting instrument
by Ty Ford 2 years ago
Hi, I have an audio studio in which I ve installed a charcoal muslin back drop and very simple 5-point lighting. Here s an example of what that looks like. Pretty simple. https: www.youtube.com watch
Re: Looking for a new lighting instrument
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
That's probably a great instrument (at $2K+ it ought to be). And if you have money to burn, go for it. If it were me though (and I'm cheap) for this particular application I'd just hit eBay and buy a
Shooting Video Under LED Lighting
by Thomas Hanser 1 year ago
I have to shoot in an commercial aircraft interior mockup that is lit with LED lighting, which I've been told has a refresh rate of 50hz. I shot a test in this mockup with a Canon XF100, shutter speed
Re: Shooting Video Under LED Lighting
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hmm, well that's going to be a little bit of a tough one. Since your viewfinder is basically lying to you (well, maybe not lying, but is so forgiving that the image looks good when it really isn't), I
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Backlit greenscreen
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
I've built a few greenscreens, and it's always been a pain to light them in tight spaces battling flags, hotspots and all the rest. Meanwhile, the light itself is generally coming from large softboxes
Re: Backlit greenscreen
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Yes, those reflective systems have been around for quite a while. I've never personally used them, but I've heard some decent things about them. And yes, they are appropriate for fairly close stuff, t
Mixer advice needed
by Todd Terry 2 years 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 2 years 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
Full-size STEADICAM rig
by Todd Terry 3 years 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
Full-size Steadicam Rig - SK Model
by Todd Terry 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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