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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
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 1 week 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 5 days 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
Getting Actors for my fun / non-professional short film.
by Jon Metallo 1 week ago
I was wondering the best way to get actors for my short film project It is nothing professional but just some fun ideas that I have. Some people write stories or draw pictures or take photos for hobbi
Re: Getting Actors for my fun / non-professional short film.
by Todd Terry 5 days ago
Casting talent services such as Breakdown Services will allow you to post breakdowns for low-paying or non-paying roles, and while you won't get any talent agents to respond to your casting call you s
Wirecast, anyone?
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Hey all.... Would there happen to be any Wirecast experts (or just users) in here that I could hit up off forum for some techie advice I'm trying in desperation to get some IP cameras to work with it,
Re: Wirecast, anyone?
by Craig Seeman 6 days ago
I was sleeping in the cow patch https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 260 818
Medical Device Marketing Video
by Joe Clark 1 week ago
Hello, I am designing an animated video for a medical company so, I am looking for some help in making the Medical Device Marketing Video .I have spent nearly 2 days reading through the many posts on
Re: Medical Device Marketing Video
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Joe Clark "I still have a couple of questions left over" Well, then ask them. I have to say you are a mysterious poster, Joe. Since joining the COW a couple of months ago you've made a couple of doze
Nielsen, a rant
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
The board is slow, so just thought I'd share a rant... A few weeks ago I was called at home and informed that we had the honor of being selected as a Nielsen family... and that our diaries would be ar
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Re: Nielsen, a rant
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Nick Griffin " I don't understand is why the B&H Photo algorithm keeps promoting things to me after I've already recently purchased them... from B&H." Oh yeah that happens to me ALL the time. Also si
Out of control ... just for fun
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Someone from the office just made a run to the office supply store to grab some thumb drives. This is what he came back with.... Yes, three tiny tiny drives are blister-packed onto the center of a gig
Shutter times during filming in a green screen studio?
by Lennart Holterman 2 weeks ago
Hello there, I am filming in a green screen studio, i film with 25fps. Now most people advise me to shoot either with a shutter speed of 50 or 100, when you shoot with 25fps. So this is what i do, but
Re: Shutter times during filming in a green screen studio?
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
People are always confusing shutter speed with frame rate (which is an easy mistake to make), but you seem to have a handle on that fortunately... There has been tons of discussion here about shutter
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Green screen --> set the Kelvin (WB) , so the green matches the color-bar (vector-scope) green. Good or Bad??
by Lennart Holterman 3 weeks ago
Hello there, I am looking for a second opinion: A local guy, who has his own professional green screen studio, advised me to adjust my Kelvin (WB) in the camera, so that the green from my green screen
Re: Green screen --> set the Kelvin (WB) , so the green matches the color-bar (vector-scope) green. Good or Bad??
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
I would never do that, and have never heard of anyone doing that. I would always... ALWAYS color balance my camera for the temperature of the light I was using on my talent. Maybe your friend just doe
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Dense White Smoke with an Espresso mocha coffee
by Adriano Castaldini 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I tried to shoot a scene with an Italian espresso coffe moka pot (a Bialetti like THIS) but the smoke is not as white and dense as I'd need. Is there a trick to obtain that white dense sm
Re: Dense White Smoke with an Espresso mocha coffee
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Oh, we've also used tobacco smoke... cigar smoke especially is thick and white. We've run tubes to the places we need smoke to appear, and gently blow the cigar smoke through. It's wacky, but it works
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Best Camera for Ultra Slow Motion?
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
I have a client looking to demonstrate a golf swing and the impact of the driver hitting a golf ball in ultra slow motion. We'll be shooting this in front of a green screen. ny suggestions for a camer
Re: Best Camera for Ultra Slow Motion?
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Couldn't say for sure... The standard (or at least most common) Phantom mount is the PL mount, so that would require PL mount cine lenses. I know there is the option of the EOS mount on the Phantom fo
Opinions On My New Social Media Marketing Startup
by Joe Clark 3 weeks ago
Hello, A friend of mine recommended this board as a place to get some feedback on a new website (app coming soon) startup I just launched the other day. It's a small business social media marketing we
Re: Opinions On My New Social Media Marketing Startup
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
I'm sure you'll find people in here happy to help. Point us to your site in question and we'll be happy to take a look. I will say though that you are a very mysterious poster. You are a new COW membe
Don't you hate it???
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Just an exasperated rant I thought I'd share... We're prepping for a big location shoot tomorrow... and found this little blue screw in the bottom of the main camera case... It's not too unusual for s
Re: Don't you hate it???
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Makes sense, Tom... but I have three matte boxes and not one of them uses any blue hardware. Nor is missing anything. It's a puzzler! I'm guessing something will turn up... T2 ________________________
What?????
by Nick Griffin 1 month ago
OK, now I have a new pet peeve: People taking flash photos of the eclipse. Doing so at concerts was stupid enough, but REALLY......... Just because your smart phone has a camera doesn't mean that you
Re: What?????
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Of course they were using the flash. Didn't you notice it got dark eyeroll T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
The viability of starting a production business - should a new guy head toward or or away?
by Nick Ryan 1 month ago
Hey all! I've got a question for all you established business gurus. I'm wondering what the current climate of the production world is, and if it's foolish to head into it if I'm already established i
Re: The viability of starting a production business - should a new guy head toward or or away?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
I'm a little surprised you haven't received about 15 replies that basically said "Man, are you nuts "...but this forum has been a little slow for a while. Read what Mark said, twice... good advice the
How to get wrinkles out of polyester green screen Trevira cs Fabric
by Lennart Holterman 1 month ago
Hello There, I was wondering if anybody has experience with: getting wrinkles out of polyester green screen (Trevira cs Fabric) Hope somebody can help Greetz Lenny
Re: How to get wrinkles out of polyester green screen Trevira cs Fabric
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Sorry, Lenny.... I'm not a fabrics guy by any stretch, and honestly don't know what any of our backdrops, cycs, chroma screens, or other textiles are made of shrug ... so unfortunately I'll have to pl
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Anyone need dolly wheels?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Found these in our studio... was rummaging through some shelves behind the cyc on stage looking for something (which I later found at home... of course), and being a pack rat found all kinds of stuff
Narration recording near Washington D.C.?
by Todd Terry 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 months 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 month 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 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 1 month 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
Litepanels Customer Service
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
After having a nightmare experience (one of several) with DJI and their customer services over the past few weeks (they are right up there with Comcast and Bank of America).... I had to take just a se
minus green for chroma key
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
Which minus green do you recommend for helping create an edge for chroma key shooting Not full, but 1 8 1 4 1 2 Thanks! Bob C
Re: minus green for chroma key
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hey Bob... It really just depends on how well your greenscreen shots are keying already... but normally I'd say 1 8 is plenty in most circumstances. If you are getting a little bit of fringing on the
C300 MkII corrupted clip
by Alex Faurote 4 months ago
I don't know how else to explain it but corrupt, but for the first time in the 16 months or so we've been using this camera, we got back to the office and found a bad clip. In most programs, it would
Re: C300 MkII corrupted clip
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Did anything happen during the shoot that let you know there might be a problem later on I've had clips that were corrupt if the camera happened to be rolling while a battery died. But using the in-ca
Which lights should I purchase?
by Bull Sanchez 5 months ago
I've been saving up to buy some good lights. I'm looking for quality over budget friendly, but I am on a budget. I mostly do interviews and wedding videography, but I need something that can also work
Re: Which lights should I purchase?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
I'll jump in for just a quick good word about the LitePanels... We started using the Astras last year... I LOVE them, and now they are among our favorite instruments. Lightweight, great true color (bi
Canon C100 500hz audio hum
by Brad Allgood 5 months ago
Hi internet - Here's the deal. I have a Canon C100 with the latest firmware, but have been having audio issues with the camera. There is a fairly regular 500 hz hum in the camera audio. What can cause
Re: Canon C100 500hz audio hum
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Sadly, that means nothing to me. You might ask over in the Audio Pros forum where they have more knowledge in that realm, and there's much more traffic than in this one as well (sadly we get almost no
Canon C300 mkII what increment to use with 180 angle shutter?
by sara jones 5 months ago
Hello all, I would appreciate advice. I filmed with my C300 mkII (first time ever), and set shutter to 180 angle. I was on fieldwork without access to any internet etc and took a (foolish) wild guess
Re: Canon C300 mkII what increment to use with 180 angle shutter?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
I'm not sure what the problem with your footage might be (hard to guess without seeing it), but I don't think you did anything wrong. The "shutter increment" which you say was set at 1 4 doesn't have
Need small magazine examples from Canon Cameras for workflow application
by Gunleik Groven 5 months ago
Hi We're developing an ingest logging production-management tool (Qi) that is partly based on recognizing and treating different cameras by individual rules (say you want all C300 material automatical
Re: Need small magazine examples from Canon Cameras for workflow application
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Hi Gunleik... maybe you could list the particular cameras you need to add to your list For example, I pretty much shoot only with the C300, and I'm guessing you already have that one so I wouldn't be
Need to buy new camera
by Johnny Laty 5 months ago
I have a canon xlh1 but the firewire port is broken. I am also looking to record on sd. I'm shooting a movie out in the mountains this summer and I was thinking selling my camera and buying a differen
Re: Need to buy new camera
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
You've got three things going on that affect your exposure, that all work in concert: The ND ring on the lens, the aperture of the lens, and the sensitivity of the chip (the gain). Johnny Laty "When t
Chroma-key Lights
by Jack Steiner 6 months ago
Hey members, I am preparing myself to open a chroma-key studio (green-key + infiniti white) on a surface of 400 square meters. The purpose is pure for rental of the studios. I'd like to get an idea of
Re: Chroma-key Lights
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
I will completely and totally defer to Dennis here... good advice from him. My milieu is much more single-camera cine-style DP work... Dennis is a thousand times more the king of the studio-type envir
Wildlife photography tips
by Adam Belle 6 months ago
I m going to Longleat zoo and am looking to rent a telephoto lense for close up of the animals. This is the lense im renting - a canon 100-400 f4.5, I currently have a 5d mk2. Is it also worth renting
Re: Wildlife photography tips
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Adam Belle " Is it also worth renting a 7D for the crop sensor and that little bit extra zoom " No, it's not, because it doesn't really get you anything. For example, a 200mm lens is a 200mm lens no
Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Ben Edwards 6 months ago
Hi. We use photo 'bulbs' (the curly ones) with soft boxes to light a greenscreen. currently we have 2 on stands (one each side). What we cant to do is have 2 softboxes on either atand (they are verry
Re: Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Personally I'd probably just grind that quarter-inch stud off. Fix their wagons from the get-go. :) T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment,
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 6 months ago
I have a kit of 3 Ianiro Lilliput 650w open faced lanterns which have served me well but would like to change them for Fresnels so I get more control. Was wondering if I should go for something like t
Re: Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Will give that some thought, John... I sure do like the idea of them... The thing is, our lighting needs have changed so much over just the past few years, with cameras so much faster now (so much of
Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 10 months 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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
Cropping and feathering an EFFECT on an Adjustment Layer in Premiere Pro
by Steven Miori 4 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 4 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
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