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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
What is the cost to replace Canon 5D Mark III sensor?
by vishal gupta 13 hours 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 7 hours 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
How do I light Interior Interviews with mixed lighting?
by Patrick Corr 2 days ago
I m having some trouble white balancing when there s a mixture of natural light and artificial fluorescent tungsten light in same scene and I'm wondering if I could ask for your help I shot an intervi
Re: How do I light Interior Interviews with mixed lighting?
by Todd Terry 2 days ago
Your reel is very very pretty, BTW. Yeah, I stalk newbies here, so I know who I'm dealing with. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.
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Filming laws when being hired by other people/businesses
by Bryce Douglass 1 week ago
I know this forum isn't for legal advice but hope someone here can give their opinions based on experience. I have my own filming & production business. I also get hired as a part time employee by oth
Re: Filming laws when being hired by other people/businesses
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Tom Smith " I believe that it is perfectly legal to film and audio record random people in public places" Well, that be technically true. In many (maybe most) cases it's legal to film those random pe
cheap, seemless gray backdrop equivalent?
by Jon Iverson 1 week ago
I've been trying to take a few portraits of myself and family in my home. Unfortunately, the walls don't do well and I am looking for a cheap background that I can put up and take down easily. I initi
Re: cheap, seemless gray backdrop equivalent?
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
As long as you are doing just head-and-shoulders portraits, you could go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and get the largest sheet of white (or whatever color) foamcore that they sell. Only a few bucks. If
It's that time of year....
by Todd Terry 2 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 2 weeks ago
https: youtu.be 1aNVN-911Tc T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Dedolight LEDs + Battery Power quandary...
by Tom Turner 2 weeks ago
I m reconfiguring my lighting set-up, and have purchased a bi-colour Dedolight DLED3, with the DT3-BI-BAT power supply. The supply has a Max Power of 45w, and an input voltage of 10.8 - 18v DC 4,2 - 2
Re: Dedolight LEDs + Battery Power quandary...
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
That flashing "on" light, and the operation at 70% are definitely classic symptoms of the instrument simply not getting enough juice... I would say your battery is definitely underpowered. On the upsi
Black and White video shoot
by chris pike 1 month ago
The last couple months I have been using my computer and cell phone with color off. I really think it has helped settle my mind and spirit. When I turn color back on, it is shocking and the colors way
Re: Black and White video shoot
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
There's little to no practical reason not to shoot it in color. Mark beat me to the point I was about to make... it's like a haircut, you can always take more off, but you can't put it back if you cha
Business at a crossroads ...
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hi friends... I'm coming to the group here looking for some advice, wisdom... or just to talk me down off the ledge. My tiny company is coming to a crossroads, and I just don't know which way to turn.
Re: Business at a crossroads ...
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Actually, Bob, I'd love to take a sabbatical... but I don't think I could make that happen. I could probably personally afford to take a year off (though might not be the fiscally best idea), but my b
Manager's Book Club, chapter 1
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Welcome to Mark's Book Club! (LOL). I've been working on a long series of lecture videos about "Lean Management" and "six-sigma" techniques these last few weeks. One of the presenters gave out a link
Re: Manager's Book Club, chapter 1
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
I'll give it a read. "Everyone looks good in a Sheinhardt" - Jack Donaghy T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Mole-Richardson 250W Daylight LED Softlite
by Andre Trinidad 3 months ago
Has anyone used these lights How good are they for interviews I'm setting up a portable interview kit for a one-man production. I didn't want to mess with Popup umbrellas or building a soft box (Lowel
Re: Astra and batteries
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hi Bob... Yes, I'm a fan of the Astra (though growing more and more a fan of the Fotodiox flapjacks of late). I wish I could help, but that's not exactly my situation. I have no 6x Astras, only 4x (mi
Having a difficult time
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
Hi guys, I need some advise and encouragement. Business has been extremely slow. I've tried several different ideas but nothing has worked. One of my biggest challenges is that clients don't want to p
Re: Having a difficult time
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I have to agree with Mike... I have to be one of those annoying glass-house-stone-throwers, because our own website is nothing to write home about.... but honestly for us it's just a vanity site and w
Stan Lee
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Well, we lost Stan Lee as everyone probably knows by now. Can't be too sad for someone who lasted 95 years and led such an amazing life. One thing that struck me... I just scrolled through an online g
Re: Stan Lee
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
One of the fun things in Marvel movies is finding Stan's Hitchcock-like cameos. I hoped he banked a few before he left us. Also, he's going to have a sit-down with Jack Kirby now for sure.
CFast card download issue
by jessica hargrave 3 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 3 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
What do you think of these lens zooms?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I wanted to do some fast zooms for a few shots in a current project, kind of like the fast zooms you see in older movies, during certain reveals. I did some practicing on the zooms, but what do you th
Re: What do you think of these lens zooms?
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Do what virtually everyone else in the industry does (definitely every casting director)... use Breakdown Services Breakdown Express for your casting. It doesn't matter that you are in Saskatchewan, t
Are there any gimbals that use manual focus when follow focusing?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
I was thinking of buying the Zhiyun Crane. However, I don't know if the follow focus is good on it, because it uses the cameras electronic focusing system, and I've never thought highly of electronic
Re: Are there any gimbals that use manual focus when follow focusing?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
I think you have two options, A and B... Option A-- Since you say money is not an issue, this option would be: Ditch the SLR lenses. Yes, many filmmakers have successfully used SLR lenses, but that's
Came-TV Boltzen lights?
by Joe Loria 4 months ago
Hey everyone. Ive looking at some of the Came-TV Boltzen LED fresnel lights and they look pretty decent for the price. I was just curious if anyone here has had experience with them and what your thou
Re: Came-TV Boltzen lights?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Well, that's a little bit apples-and-oranges. From what I've heard the Aputures are good instruments, but keep in mind those 120D heads are open-faced instruments, and are not fresnel heads, like the
Canon C200 remote???
by Corey Roberts 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 (
Lighting a room for green screen
by Alan Balch 6 months 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 6 months 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
Full-size STEADICAM rig
by Todd Terry 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Diffusion Scrim question: Two 4x4s or one 42x72?
by chris pike 10 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 10 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
Full-size Steadicam Rig - SK Model
by Todd Terry 11 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 _______________________
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 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 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 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 5 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 5 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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