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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
Film lab, anyone?
by Todd Terry 5 days 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 4 days 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
Just for fun... Memory lane, a past life
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Just thought some in here might be amused by this... Last summer I bought a new (to me) house, and had the pleasure (read: horror) of moving. Every time I've ever moved my home or office I've always s
Re: Just for fun... Memory lane, a past life
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
In my boxes of memorabilia is a dub of a PSA shot in my studio with a super-young freshman Illinois state senator. Very articulate guy, out of an assembly-line parade of about ten legislators coming t
Looking for a rotary adaptor plate for a U-bangi slider
by Philippa Day 4 weeks ago
Hi I'm looking for a rotary adaptor plate for a U-bangi slider. Anyone know of good suppliers of 2nd hand equipment to avoid buying new from the maker Thanks
Re: Looking for a rotary adaptor plate for a U-bangi slider
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Good luck... VP often has some weird unusual stuff that they don't advertise, so it's worth giving them a shout. They also respond to emails relatively quickly. You must be flying a pretty heavy load
Reducing glare on a lightboard?
by Adam Leonard 9 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 4 weeks ago
Polarizing filters can do interesting things, yeah. Recently on location when stopping at a fast food restaurant, a crew member said "Hey, I can't see the menus." This place had TV screens that were t
Lighting for a web commercial question
by Olivier Prudhomme 1 month 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 1 month 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
who edits your program for commercial broadcast?
by mark thompson 1 month ago
not sure of the correct forum but if anyone knows or knows a good place to find more information... So you make your doc to a set time for continuous display but you get a chance to put it on a commer
Re: who edits your program for commercial broadcast?
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
If a producer is creating something for broadcast, they will determine where breaks go and build those in, exactly as they want. If the initial producer is no longer involved (say, originally it was a
Trying to sell an idea, asking for references.
by Pablo Serrato 2 months ago
Hi there! I'm working on the pre-production of a commercial and I'm trying to sell the idea of making a pice where there is an actor speaking to camera while background props change creating diferente
Re: Trying to sell an idea, asking for references.
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Well, you'll probably not find a better example than the Old Spice commercials. The very first one especially just knocked my socks off, I loved it so much. The following couple of commercials, not as
Tired of Clients payment policies
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
Hi All, This is my last venting for 2019! I just lost a sizable video translation project. So frustrating! The NEW client agreed to our pricing for translating and subtitling their corporate video int
Re: Tired of Clients payment policies
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I think it just depends on the client, you have to tailor your approach to who they are, how THEY work... and whether you want to work with them again or on a continuing basis. For example, we do a fa
Best Pro Camcorder for use with Adobe CS6
by Norman Willis 2 months ago
Hi. I am a content provider and alleged "talent" who also does all the purchasing. Right now we have a volume license for Adobe CS6. I don't have money to upgrade it for the whole crew. Right now I ha
Re: Best Pro Camcorder for use with Adobe CS6
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hi Norman... Unfortunately there might be a little bit of trial and error involved. I am also a CS6 user... we can't upgrade our suites to CC because they are Matrox-based machines, and unfortunately
Canon Cinema RAW: color space confusion
by Cees Timmer 2 months ago
I am exploring a Rec.2020 workflow for my Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light footage. There are two ways to import this footage into Final Cut Pro X (FCPX): 1) RAW can be directly imported into FCPX without
Re: Canon Cinema RAW: color space confusion
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hi Cees.. That is really much much more of a Final Cut question than a Canon camera question. I think you'd have more luck asking over in the FCPX forum than in this one. And unfortunately this Canon
Ho Ho Ho
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Man, we're tardy this year (I blame it on Thanksgiving being later than usual)... but the lobby is finally festooned in all of its sadly tacky aluminum glory. We hope everyone suvived 2019 well enough
Re: Ho Ho Ho
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
It always broke my heart a little bit that I could never play piano quite well enough to master that (well, that and Chopin's Polonaise in Ab Major Op53). Actually it technically shouldn't be a hard p
Lighting question
by Suzin Daly 3 months 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 3 months 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
Selling Used Gear
by jim brodie 3 months ago
Hi Everyone, How have you found the best way to sell used gear I have some gear that is still in excellent condition but I'm at the stage where I want to scale back my business. I have a Sony EX-1R an
Re: Selling Used Gear
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
If you want to sell gear, my main advice is to do it NOW... don't wait a day, a week, or a year. In our business, sadly the value of most of our gear plummets the second you drive it off the lot, and
Three times the love from AT&T
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
This had me scratching my head... and laughing a little... so I just had to share... Just switched to AT&T fiber for the home internet (despite Google's promise for just years now it still isn't in my
Re: Three times the love from AT&T
by Nick Griffin 3 months ago
OK, just a parallel but far more stupid example: Earlier this week picked up my line 1 phone # and it had the intermittent beeping dial tone, indicating that there was a voicemail. Let's see what it i
Holding pricing?
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
Hi All, In my proposals I always say that our pricing is good for 30 days. I have a rather large project I'm bidding on and the client is requesting that pricing stay in effect for 90 days. My issue i
Re: Holding pricing?
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
I'm a little bit confused, that seems like apples and oranges to me. On one hand you're talkin about holding pricing for a future event, but really you're talkin about locking them into a contract. Th
Drone rates
by Daniel Waldron 4 months ago
Hi all, I mainly participate in the After Effects and Premiere forums, but like to lurk around here and glean advice whenever I can. My reason for posting is that I am branching out and starting to of
Re: Drone rates
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Daniel Waldron "I looked up rentals comparable to mine and they range between $180-$300 day. " Yeah, I understand, but that's irrelevant. That's just hardware. You're not charging for the hardware (a
How to See Moire (Moiré) While Shooting?
by Rob Youngberg 5 months ago
Hi, I have two questions on dealing moire during a shoot (not in post). Our in-house corporate studio recently upgraded from the Panasonic AF100 to the Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K. We love it but we get a lot
Re: How to See Moire (Moiré) While Shooting?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Haaa... this might have even been the exact jacket.... https: entertainment.ha.com itm movie-tv-memorabilia costumes johnny-carson-sports-jacket-a-nice-houndstooth-sports-jacket-by-dorso-of-beverly-hi
Reccomend an iPad-based teleprompter that doesn't need a separate stand?
by Adam Leonard 5 months ago
Hey everyone, We've been expanding the recording studio that I posted about the last two times, and we've added a simple iPad-based teleprompter, with the sweet PromptSmartPro app that actually auto-s
Re: Reccomend an iPad-based teleprompter that doesn't need a separate stand?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Mark Suszko "...buy what's called a "cheese grater plate"... " Oh god, I do relish the opportunities to correct Mark... they are the perfect combination of fun, satisfying, and rare (unfortunately)..
Any one need a practically free silk?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
I'm trying to stop hording and clean out the studio of things we never use (I just tripped over a 1200w fresnel HMI head that I haven't used in literally years). I ran across a big silk among the rags
Canon XH G1 and final cut Pro x
by Allan Fowler 6 months ago
Good Afternoon, I have just uploaded some video from my Canon XH G1 to final cut pro x. After uploading all seemed fine with browsers clips a bit slow and jerky but was happy with that. I started to e
Re: Canon XH G1 and final cut Pro x
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Hi Harry... Sorry, but Apple wasn't being "helpful"... Apple was passing the buck. I look at it much more this way... no, your camera has not "become incompatible" with FCP X (what a ridiculous thing
Live event to remote screens
by Todd Terry 6 months 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 6 months 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 9 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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
Does anyone have latest firmware for Focus Enhancements FS-5?
by Jon Metallo 9 months 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 9 months 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
C200 Premiere proxies
by Warren Morningstar 10 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 10 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
Mixer advice needed
by Todd Terry 10 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 10 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 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 2 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 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 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 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 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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