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dave gardner

Producer/Writer/Director for over 25 years, specializing in corporate communications, documentaries. Living the good life in Colorado, office in home, with offices in Dallas and Atlanta where more clients sit in traffic.
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
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Colorado Springs, CO
How to organize projects with high shooting ratio
by dave gardner 11 years ago
Getting into post (on FCP) with my first longer piece (a feature-length documentary). We have a good 200 hours of footage because we anticipate creating a series of films from this footage. Need good,
Re: How to organize projects with high shooting ratio
by Shane Ross 11 years ago
Well, pardon me for pimping myself like this, but I have a tutorial DVD that is full of tips on how to organize projects. And I cover narrative and documentary options...and I am from a big doc backgr
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dave gardner liked this 11 years ago
TV spot fade out?
by dave gardner 11 years ago
I haven't produced or edited a TV spot in decades, so I am unsure of something very basic: Is it standard practice to fade to black at the end of the spot or to keep your last image up till the very e
Re: TV spot fade out?
by Mark Suszko 11 years ago
My general practice is to put a 10 to 15 frame fade at the end, but in some very tightly-packed spots where you want the graphic up for every frame to enhance readbility of some text, or you get a cli
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dave gardner liked this 11 years ago
TV spot fade out?
by dave gardner 11 years ago
I haven't produced or edited a TV spot in decades, so I am unsure of something very basic: Is it standard practice to fade to black at the end of the spot or to keep your last image up till the very e
Re: TV spot fade out?
by dave gardner 11 years ago
Thanks, everyone, for your advice and info. Happy New Year!
FCP is attempting 1:26 pre-roll to capture
by dave gardner 11 years ago
Using FCP 6 on a G5 with Leopard, connected to a Sony M25 HDV deck via firewire. Attempting to capture HDV clips. I have to use HDV firewire basic device preset usually to get successful batch capture
Re: FCP is attempting 1:26 pre-roll to capture
by dave gardner 11 years ago
The "error locating TC" problem is different, I believe. I do run into it sometimes. I believe I vanquished it by selecting a different device control preset (Basic HDV instead of Sony, as I recall).
Squeeze - how to apply global crop
by dave gardner 12 years ago
I'm using Sorensen Squeeze 5.0.4.6 I have 16:9 source material that I want to crop to 4:3 as I compress to WMV. But I don't want to center the crop. I do want the shift in the crop to be identical for
Am I misunderstanding nesting?
by Dylan Reeve 12 years ago
Let's imagine I have a sequence called "Ep 1 - Part 1", then I create a new sequence called "Ep 1 - Compile Master". I open the Part 1 sequence in the Viewer and drag edit into the Compile to nest it
Re: Am I misunderstanding nesting?
by dave gardner 12 years ago
Dylan describes exactly the functionality I need and expected from nested sequences. I'm editing a documentary, so I'm constantly updating segments that we treat as a sequence to be nested in the fina
Enough oomph for FCP 6 and ProRes 422?
by dave gardner 12 years ago
I have a long-term project that will need to output in best possible quality HD (considering the inputs) eventually. It will mix a lot of HDV and SD DV footage, as well as large TIFF graphics. Current
Re: Enough oomph for FCP 6 and ProRes 422?
by dave gardner 12 years ago
Thanks so much for the advice. I was under the impression I could just place HDV clips into a Pro Res timeline and render out to Pro Res. Why do I need to convert my clips to Pro Res before editing Da
Titles and dissolves won't play w/o rendering
by dave gardner 14 years ago
This must be the result of trashing preferences and not setting something properly, but suddenly my system won't play a simple livetype title w o rendering. Nor will it show me a dissolve. My sequence
Re: Titles and dissolves won't play w/o rendering
by dave gardner 14 years ago
Tried every possible Livetype setting with no success. trashed prefs in fcp with no success. same behaviorDave Gardner Producer Director Writer Visions West Breakthrough Communication for World-Class
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