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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, etc. Three NLE suites with Adobe CS6 and Matrox MX02 systems.
Member Since:
October 6th 2006
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Huntsville, Alabama
LinkedIn Question
by Todd Terry 3 days ago
I know some (many ) of you are LinkedIn users. I am a cursory user of only the mildest degree, so I had a newbie question... When a person sends you an invitation, and you decline it, does that person
Re: LinkedIn Question
by Todd Terry 1 day ago
THANK YOU, Shane... T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 4 days 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 3 days 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
Chroma-key Lights
by Jack Steiner 6 days 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 days ago
Well it's hard to say. The long instruments are fluorescents, obviously... probably four-foot instruments, possibly Kinos or some other similar brand (such as Videssence or a couple of other brands).
Fs7 grain
by D j Harris 7 days ago
Hi, I'm asking this question from the perspective of post production - we have an Fs7 but we often seem to have terrible trouble with grain and digital pixelly noise, particularly in dark areas. Any k
Re: Fs7 grain
by Todd Terry 7 days ago
Blaise Douros "And to address your comments, Todd, yes ISO 2000 does seem high until you know that the FS7 has three built-in physical ND filters:" I hear ya, Blaise... my C300 has the same three bui
Lighting for white background
by Bartek Bart 4 weeks ago
Hi, I need to make the video interview on white background. I made some shots, but I have some problems with lightning. The actor is to flat in my opinion, and also to gray. Later I'll put here sample
Re: Lighting for white background
by Todd Terry 7 days ago
Bill is right, its your wide iris that is causing your focus issues due to the shallow depth of field. Me, I'm personally usually an uber-shallow DoF guy... I'll typically shoot f 1.3 or thereabouts,
Lighting For Large Green Screen inside small studio
by dallas kruse 1 week ago
I'm a hobbyist. I have a Canon 5D Mark III. I have a couple q's about my green screen. I have a standard Green Screen muslin sheet (10x20). I have an odd shaped studio. Tall ceilings, which are great,
Re: Lighting For Large Green Screen inside small studio
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
Yup. And since this is front view I can't tell how far from the drop the instruments are positioned, but obviously they need to be a fair distance in front of it to wash the backdrop evenly. Also, rem
How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Robert Bengraff 1 week ago
I have been asked to put numbers together to produce five 5-8 minute outdoor, roaming host food show. I am currently under NDA so I can't give too many details, but think outdoor festival, tailgaters,
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Re: How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
I have to say, food shows seem to be on the TV in my house a lot (not my choice, I couldn't be less interested in cooking), but I have to say that I have watched them just from a directorial and produ
The Mechanic - a 60 second documentary.
by Orlando O'Mahoney Morris 2 weeks ago
I made a 60 second documentary for a film competition, the film is about Bo Hare, a mechanic who takes joy in the artistic nature of working on classic cars. https: www.youtube.com watch v=h6oVWtugUyo
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James Ollick liked this 1 week ago
Re: The Mechanic - a 60 second documentary.
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
I actually thought that was very beautifully done. SO much so that I'm really hard pressed to find fault with it. Ok, I'll force myself... I wish we couldn't see the subject wearing a mic. But then ag
Camera Lens Test C300 vs Sony FS7
by Micolli Davis 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I have been given a task to do a camera and lens test. The task is to compare the different between the Canon c300 mark ii and FS7. e.g. the lens resolution, lens contracts, chromatic aberrat
Re: Camera Lens Test C300 vs Sony FS7
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
You have responses to your identical post in the Canon forum of several days ago... the general consensus being that it was a somewhat confusing question.... T2 __________________________________ Todd
Shooting against pure white back drop
by paul gregory 2 weeks ago
Hi Just wanted some tips really, I have a shoot that requires the talent to be filming in front of a pure white backdrop. I use Lite panles Bi colour so was wondering wether to go Tungsten or Daylight
Re: Shooting against pure white back drop
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
John's right... Actually while I've done it a million times, I haven't done it a million times practically... as I said the vast majority of the time I've greenscreened. And yes, as John said you have
Canon c300 mark ii vs Sony FS7 Lens Test
by Micolli Davis 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I have been given a task to do a camera and lens test. The task is to do a lens test between the Canon c300 mark ii and Sony FS7. Compare the differences e.g. the lens resolution, lens contra
Re: Canon c300 mark ii vs Sony FS7 Lens Test
by Todd Terry 2 weeks ago
That's a tiny bit confusing.... Are you doing a LENS test ... or a CAMERA test Your title says LENS test, but that usually means comparing multiple lenses on the SAME camera or other test instruments.
Smelly Case
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
This is not remotely business or marketing... but I consider B&M sort of my "home forum" on the COW and know most everyone here... and figured some of my friends here might have run across something l
Re: Smelly Case
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Yeah this one LOOKED nice, but gawd the smell. It took about 20 nice-but-persistent emails but I finally got my money back... I just got the email from Amazon a little while ago that the seller had re
Right to edit purchased media
by James Whiteside 3 weeks ago
If I hire a production company to create video segments for my business do I have the right to edit the final product Can I pull footage from the provided segments and create a new video I am in a min
Re: Right to edit purchased media
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Obviously, you still have the rights to the footage that you provided (providing you had those rights in the first place, which I'm assuming you did), irrespective of the fact that it was used by the
Shipping... a laugh
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Thought some might enjoy a smile on a Monday morning. I bought a set of ND filters from DJI for my little Mavic Pro drone. They are tiny, smaller than a dime. Here are the filters... and the box they
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Greg Ball liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: Shipping... a laugh
by Steve Kownacki 3 weeks ago
Space. The final frontier... Steve
Super 16 cameras
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Interested in using a film camera and was curious to know if anyone stll manafacturers this type of camera. Thank you in advance.
Re: Super 16 cameras
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
Cool... it's not just the motor-to-shutter drive train, but you'll want to make sure the film movement hasn't had its lube dry up as well... and also the servos that control the lens. One thing I want
Looking for new camcorders with best image quality.
by Craig Alan 1 month ago
The Sony A7S R mirrorless cams are getting a lot of attention as having perhaps the best image quality for video short of an Alexa. After looking into it, I find the Sony FS7 line and perhaps the Sony
Re: Looking for new camcorders with best image quality.
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hey Craig... No I didn't look at samples... I'm directing on location today so while it is easy for me to type, I'm not where I can see screens well enough to judge any footage. Nor do I have any hand
GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Kyle Blackwell 2 months ago
As the title says. The company I work for is going to purchase a new camera this year and was looking at the C100 Mark II. Now with the GH5 specs being released, I'm wondering how they compare and whi
Re: GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I JUST noticed Rich asked me a specific question... didn't mean to ignore him, but I didn't see it until now.... Rich Rubasch "Todd, did you pony up for the C300 Mark II " No, not yet... I'm still sho
Troubleshooting camera hum when on ac power.
by Kristin Crawford 2 months ago
So, I have a very specific problem, that is also unfortunately hard to test out solutions, so I'm just trying to gather as many possible solutions as possible. I work for an non-profit that puts on a
Re: Troubleshooting camera hum when on ac power.
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Sounds like you have a grounding issue caused by dirty power sources in your European locations. Do the mics sound clean with using AC power in the US If so, the power is your culprit... and sadly, I
Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 4 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 4 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
Weird liney raw footage with motion?
by Anastasia Antonova 5 months ago
Hi guys, I have recently been using the canon xf300 for my work and cannot understand why my footage has weird lines whenever there is motion (both by the camera and by subjects) I am looking at the r
Re: Weird liney raw footage with motion?
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
I responded to your identical post in the Cinematography forum. T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
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"Canon EOS Rebel T5i" Will Not Take Photos in an Aspect Ratio of 1920x1080
by Ryan Blair 6 months ago
Hi. I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, I actually just created an account to post this as I haven't found anyone with my problem. A few days ago, I had purchased the "Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Re: "Canon EOS Rebel T5i" Will Not Take Photos in an Aspect Ratio of 1920x1080
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
I'm not familiar with the T5i specifically, but I am familiar with Canon cameras in general... and it was easy enough to look it up. It's not the answer that you want to hear, but you can stop driving
C300 : Converting in-camera overcranked footage back to real time.
by Dejha Ti 6 months ago
I'm editing a project where we wanted the ability to have slow mo for some shots and realtime for other shots. The DP used the C300's slow mo function where it it converts 60fps into 24fps making the
Re: C300 : Converting in-camera overcranked footage back to real time.
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
Firstly.... welcome. Secondly... ouch. I don't want to be blunt and say your DP made a boneheaded move.... but.... Actually what you DP did is sometimes the only option. If you are doing a shot where
Phantom Power Supply
by Todd Terry 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 7 months 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
Use XF300 as Skype Camera
by Christopher Hill 9 months ago
Is it possible to use my Canon XF300 as a "webcam" specifically for use with Skype Maybe with some sort of external capture device or converter adapter. I'm open to any solutions.
Re: Use XF300 as Skype Camera
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
Christopher... I raised exactly this same question earlier this year in another COW forum. I needed to do a very similar thing (although for different reasons). You might read through the advice I got
Lav mic recommendations
by Todd Terry 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 9 months 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
HD Video camera as webcam
by clyde villegas 11 months ago
How do you make a video camera with HDMI work as a webcam The platform that we'll be using only accepts webcam. So we would probably need to convert the HDMI to USB to "fool" the system that we're usi
Re: HD Video camera as webcam
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
You need both software and hardware... I've been looking to do this as well, but for a personal project so I've been looking for a real "bargain basement" solution (which there doesn't seem to be). Yo
Canon C300 - Anyone recommend a Film/Cinema look profile that i can use for project.
by Gordon Henry 11 months ago
Canon C300 - Can Anyone recommend a Film Cinema look profile that i can use for a project in africa. Thanks GH
Re: Canon C300 - Anyone recommend a Film/Cinema look profile that i can use for project.
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
I've only ever used internal recording with the C300, recording to dual slots. I've never run across any reason to use an external recorder with it... at least not yet. T2 ____________________________
Video: DIY Background Roller
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
DIY Background Roller A DIY roller system for seamless background paper, less than 10 bucks in parts. watch instructional
Re: DIY Background Roller
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
@Agnes Marsala "Is this system unable to handle larger and heavier rolls " Well Agnes I think you've proved that it won't. Vinyl is obviously too heavy, I can imagine that it is many times heavier tha
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 2 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
Video: Honda Commercial
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
Honda Commercial Broadcast commercial for North Alabama Honda Dealers Association watch commercial
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