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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
The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Rich Rubasch 3 weeks ago
I wonder if somewhere inside the case we will find a little sticker that says "Made in China" Too bad...it kind of tarnishes the whole thing, and it won't make Trump happy! https: www.cnn.com 2019 06
Re: The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Todd Terry 1 day ago
Bob Zelin "Apple looking to "price gouge" " Of course they are. What more would you expect That's simply the way big business operates, and I would expect nothing less of Apple nor do I really find a
The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Todd Terry 1 day ago
This forum has been slow so I thought I'd take the opportunity to rant. I've just read a blurb where someone, some thing, or some article is referring to Disney's The Lion King as a live action re-mak
Looking for a new lighting instrument
by Ty Ford 2 months 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 day 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
Transcribing interviews and such
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Hi gang... I just thought I'd pass along a resource that I stumbled on that I'm pretty darn impressed with. We just finished a week-long corporate shoot in Las Vegas, where we shot tons of interviews
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Re: Transcribing interviews and such
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Temi puts a timecode stamp every paragraph or so... or every couple of sentences...whenever there seems to be a good clean break in the audio. It does start from 00:00:00 though, so if you want it syn
Shooting Video Under LED Lighting
by Thomas Hanser 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
Anyone here in Las Vegas?
by Todd Terry 2 months 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
Re: Anyone here in Las Vegas?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Ahh... that was you, Bob. I was out on a location shoot, and the editor who answered the call said that somebody called about that, but would email. I guess you were that somebody. Sorry the email did
Does anyone have latest firmware for Focus Enhancements FS-5?
by Jon Metallo 1 month ago
I just got a Focus Enhancements FS-5 video camera DTE hard drive and I was wondering if anyone had the latest firmware for this device Focus Enhancements has been bought out by another company and the
Re: Does anyone have latest firmware for Focus Enhancements FS-5?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
I've got one, I'll see what the firmware version is when back in the studio tomorrow. If there's an update it might be a little hard to find, Focus went bankrupt more than 10 years ago and the FS-5 is
Match white balance between an on-camera screen and the subject/lighting?
by Adam Leonard 2 months ago
So I'm still working on the studio from the previous post. We've just now introduced a large touch-screen monitor that professors will be using (not at the same time as the lightboard). The problem is
Re: Match white balance between an on-camera screen and the subject/lighting?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Oh, the other thing you could do it gel your lighting instruments, rather than gelling the monitor. In this case you'd do the opposite of my previous suggestion... rather than turning your daylight mo
Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Adam Leonard 2 months 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 2 months ago
Sounds like that would do it. Let us know how it turns out. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Light meter or no light meter, that is the question?
by Olivier Prudhomme 2 months ago
It seems light meters allow for super precise light control. Do you guys use them for video work I am not talking Hollywood movies but dsl shoots. Until now I relied on false colors and lots of settin
Re: Light meter or no light meter, that is the question?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Rick Wise "...if you are lucky enough to shoot film as we still do at the Academy of Art University..." You do, Rick I'm impressed by that. I haven't shot film in a very long time... but I do conside
C200 Premiere proxies
by Warren Morningstar 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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You need my Steadicam... you know you do
by Todd Terry 3 months 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 3 months 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
Mixer advice needed
by Todd Terry 3 months 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 3 months 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
What is the cost to replace Canon 5D Mark III sensor?
by vishal gupta 6 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 6 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 9 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 8 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 3 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 3 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
Why is NBC requesting Betacam format from me? I'm all digital.
by Jeff Baker 7 years ago
Please send a beta video of Jane Lynch speaking at commencement along with any other picturesque commencement shots to ... What I shoot avchd in 16x9 and do not have a beta machine. I don't think ther
Re: Why is NBC requesting Betacam format from me? I'm all digital.
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
Ann Clark "What are you getting at, Terry " Huh I'm not "getting at" anything, or trying to stir the pot... just observing that maybe there are regional differences, since virtually all the broadcast
This also changes everything!!!
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
http: johnbrawley.wordpress.com 2012 04 17 blackmagic-cinema-camera-lets-take-it-from-the-top Steve Connor "FCPX Professional" Adrenalin Television
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Re: This also changes everything!!!
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
It's kinda neat... but you think Blackmagic would have learned a lesson or two from all the people screaming about their Canon DSLRs and what those won't do... I think there are a few things keeping i
How are videographers dealing with copyright restrictions?
by Sebastian Alvarez 7 years ago
From reading about copyright restrictions in this and other forums it seems that videographers are banned from doing lots of live events or risk losing their business to a lawsuit at some point. For w
Re: How are videographers dealing with copyright restrictions?
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
I'm very late to the party here Sebastian and I'm sorry for this very late post... but I just saw this (I don't come in to this particular COW forum too often). You are absolutely correct. You CANNOT
Question for Jan, re Panasonic monitors
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
Sorry to highjack this forum with a question NOT about any of the specific cameras in this list... but I had a Panasonic monitor question and was hoping Jan might be able to answer since she hosts and
Re: Question for Jan, re Panasonic monitors
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
Jan Crittenden Livingston " It has been replaced by the BT-LH910. Hope that helps," Well, it helps knowing the info, but doesn't help me in practicality...ha. Arrrgh... the BT-LH910 is much too big t
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