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denise quesnel

Researcher, Industry Liaison, S3D Editor / Post Production Specialist at Stereoscopic 3D Centre in Vancouver. I also film things in 3D underwater.
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January 22nd 2009
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6.5 is out there...
by MiƂosz Koziol 7 years ago
... is it worth it Apart from audio I fail to see benefit. Am I wrong
Re: 6.5 is out there...
by denise quesnel 7 years ago
Thanks Michael. I am thinking I am going to skip this update, in hope that the next will have even better stereoscopic support, and just maybe a means to edit in HFR timelines. ----- Stereo 3D Post Pr
Cineform Sync Drift
by George Rizkallah 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm working on a Stereo project using FCP7, Cineform and Kona 3's. I've tired this in many bays, but it seems the longer the film plays the further out of sync it goes with the audio. If I sto
Re: Cineform Sync Drift
by Ramil Pasibe 7 years ago
Hi George, I've encountered the same problem. That is why halfway through a project I decided to switch to Dashwood 3D plugins. It gave me a sense of stability since, I am working on a very crucial pr
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denise quesnel liked this 7 years ago
prospecting for jobs well in advance
by Andrei-Cristian Murgescu 9 years ago
Hello I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I'm planning to relocate (on a permanent basis) to Canada (Vancouver would be ideal). However this relocation will not take place earlier than a year since my fiancee
Re: prospecting for jobs well in advance
by denise quesnel 9 years ago
I am going to respond to your post more specific to the Vancouver Canada area, don't take this post as a template for how to network in other cities. I have lived in Vancouver, for the past 7 years. V
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Jittery text on DVD Playback
by Matt Dragovits 9 years ago
Ok, I just finished authoring my DVD and it looked great on my PC and on standard tv's. However, when I play it back on my bigscreen DLP, there is a section of the movie where I have billboard text th
Re: Jittery text on DVD Playback
by denise quesnel 9 years ago
What codec did you export out of after effects Does it match your final cut sequence settings Is it interlaced Also if the font is serif instead of san serif you may have problems.
The dreaded orange render line
by Dan Rollins 9 years ago
Hello, this is my 1st post on the COW. I have been cutting a movie in FCP7 and am wondering what is causing the Orange render bar. It is taking an extremely long time to render or export my video. My
Re: The dreaded orange render line
by denise quesnel 9 years ago
I would never try and render a self contained video that has still images in it. As you have found, it is a render but also corruption nightmare. What I would do it just render out the still images in
Am I asking the impossible in this tripod?
by Don Kimball 10 years ago
Okay folks, I have a budget of around $300.00 for a tripod (please dont laugh or stone me okay) and was looking for a tripod set-up that will work fine with my Sony VX2100 mini DV cam. Most of the pur
Re: Am I asking the impossible in this tripod?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Don, You definitely need to check out Trek-Tech's line of mono and tripods. They are EXACTLY meant for the kind of purpose that you said you would be using it for. They are also within your budget. ht
How much should i be Making$$
by Zach Dierks 10 years ago
I am 24 years old and have been working as a freelance editor for about 6 months for one company(in a major Midwest market). During that time I have been the main editor on projects for several profes
Re: How much should i be Making$$(Demo Reel Elements)
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
There is one big thing missing here. The original poster mentions he has been doing all this for 6 months, and also keeps mentioning 'projects that he has worked on' and not exactly that he is good at
Why do the larger corporate clients take so long to pay?
by Michael Lorushe 10 years ago
Every time I cover some sort of corporate event for a big company, they take ages to pay. I'm talking around the 30 to 60 day mark. I can understand and assume that they have to have an organized expe
Re: Why do the larger corporate clients take so long to pay?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
My advice is to try and balance out major clients with smaller ones. That way you don't get stuck with a massive amount owed while waiting to hear back from the big guy- you can do some work for the l
Help me do this right
by Lisa Farr 10 years ago
Howdy, I've been given the opportunity to edit a 10 minute film being created for a local film festival. Previously I've edited short projects (3 minutes and less) in FCP using NTSC footage and destin
Re: Help me do this right
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
"I'm already concerned about squeezing an 11 page script into 8 minutes of finished product plus two minutes of title credits. It'll definitely be an adventure." Here is a bit of advice I always use,
Release forms. Why?
by Jeff Smith 10 years ago
Hi folks, I'm actually planning to make a documentary in Canada. It will be a documentary with kids. I know that I'll need release forms signed from the parents, but the question is why I know that th
Re: Release forms. Why?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Nick gave you lots of great answers, but I can confirm as a Canadian that laws here are different, and you need an agreement to use children. Best to consult a Canadian lawyer as well as check out our
Knowledge & What Its Worth
by John Grote, Jr. 10 years ago
Good day all, I have run into a situation that I have encountered before and I know some of you have run into this as well, the old a friend of the client needs a file logo (jpeg in this case) for som
Re: Knowledge & What Its Worth
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
This entire thread is hilarious to read, and also pretty painful. I think we have all been there at some point. John, you were asking what other would do in your situation, well its best to keep your
Unpaid Invoices
by Aaron Cadieux 10 years ago
Hello, I have a unique situation here. I work for an ad agency full time as their video production specialist. I also run my own freelance videography company on the side. I offer DVD CD duplication a
Re: Unpaid Invoices
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Hi Aaron, I agree that waiting to BE paid before paying contractors is a bad way of going about business. That is what business accounts are for, and good credit. Perhaps this company has neither, or
Sticking to rates when you're poor and desperagte
by Alison Grayson 10 years ago
Hey, I'm hoping I might get some insight or advice about this: I'm a young freelancer, but I've been doing it since I graduated two years ago. I have an impressive resume, and I don't need to shoot fo
Re: Sticking to rates when you're poor and desperate
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
"I've done everything I can to look, sound, and appear professional, but I've found that being a very young looking 24yr old female has been a major hit towards my initial first impression." Alison, a
Closing the deal?
by Douglas Wright 10 years ago
Hey guys, I've recently started a video production business with me and my brother and we have received many inquiries and a lot of people interested in it. Many are scared off by having to pay anythi
Re: Closing the deal?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Douglas, I think what is most difficult when you are young and first starting out is getting together a reel and website that is confidence inspiring to the market you wish to target. What I mean is t
Question of ethics
by Aaron Cadieux 10 years ago
Simple Question, Should I work as hard and as fast as I can at a job in which I am woefully underpaid Or, should I work at a speed appropriot for what I'm getting paid I'm a video editor video product
Re: Question of ethics
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Hi Aaron I don't think this as simple an answer as many may think it to be. You should ask yourself if the effort you decide to put into the project is reflective of how you feel, or due to actual bus
Work during this crisis
by Karim Cherif 10 years ago
Hi Folks, I was thinking about this the last couple of weeks and was wondering how you guys think about it. Personally I don't really mind the crisis. It's good to shake things up once in a while. I a
Re: Work during this crisis
by Bruce Bennett 10 years ago
Hi Karim, I am a Producer Director who owns an LLC without any other employees. I sub out all shooting and editing. Business is good, but like many of us, unpredictable for 2009-10. This year, I ve al
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denise quesnel liked this 10 years ago
Particle Effects for Children's Short- Paid
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I am looking for a particle effects animator to work on a scene in a children's short film. The film has already been proven successful through the film festival circuit, and now I would like to touch
Re: Particle Effects for Children's Short- Paid
by live IM2 10 years ago
Hello I'm looking for video editor & video cameraman job vacancy I have 2 years experience adobe AE with plugin Red giant Boris FX & more AE plugin
Has Anyone Had Success With Bulk Emailing Programs?
by Nicole Frank 10 years ago
I've tried one to market my business, but didn't care for it and got poor results. Has anyone else had experience with bulk emailing Which programs would you recommend I'd prefer one that sends the ma
Re: Has Anyone Had Success With Bulk Emailing Programs?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I really don't recommend doing bulk emailing, otherwise known as spamming. There is opt in newsletter programs out there but the receiver must ALWAYS opt in to it first. If you already have a good web
AE and Final Cut
by Wes While 10 years ago
Hi all, So here's the deal... Never used After Effects before, but am comfortable with cutting together some projects in Final Cut. So I'm at the point where I wanna start doing some cool graphics ove
Re: AE and Final Cut
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
There is a program called Automatic Duck that will translate a sequence from FCP or Avid into After Effects. The COW forum is here: http: forums.creativecow.net forum automaticduck With the workflow y
adjust the speed of a clip
by Susan Weimer 10 years ago
i have a finished edit of 100 odd clips. i realize i want to change the speed of the 10th clip. so i copy it take it to the end and command j it and slow it down or speed it up. then i cut and paste i
Re: adjust the speed of a clip
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Why don't you just remove the entire clip from its place in the time line, move it to the end of the timeline, do your speed change, then adjust its length & move it back to its place in the timeline
Final Cut Quicktime to Flash
by Brian Cass 10 years ago
Hi all, I have Final Cut Pro 6.0, Mac G5 PowerPC OS 10.4.11 and I want to know how best to make a Flash (FLV) file from either a FCP timeline or a Quicktime file. Can you advise me what program I shou
Re: Final Cut Quicktime to Flash
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
Hi, you can export the reference video from FCP and import it into Adobe Flash Video Encoder. It comes with the CS3 CS4 suite. In the Encoder you can specify the settings of the video.
Exporting File for Digital Projection
by Shawna Glover 10 years ago
Hello, My film was accepted into a film festival and they are asking me to send a MPEG4 file on a jump drive with very set specifications. I am not sure about everything they are asking for. BITRATE:
Re: Exporting File for Digital Projection
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
What program are you using to export the video What is the native resolution of your video Bit rate is the same thing as data rate. I suspect the 128 rate you are looking at is actually the audio rate
Settings for HD Export
by Jimmy Stephans 10 years ago
Creative Cow Friends, I have a combination of questions... I'm new to Final Cut Pro Studio, but liking it so far. I am capturing from Sony HDV 1080i with ProRes 422 and its all fine. Editing is fine.
Re: Settings for HD Export
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
For Quicktime I always use H.264. It is the best quality smallest size codec. You can find that setting in Compressor, or alternatively you can use MPEG Streamclip a free program (Google it). With Str
Should I Charge for 'Training''?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I have a client in particular that I have been doing work for (just over a year now). He runs a production company and often needs spots uploaded online, DVD burned etc and its rather outside my line
Re: Should I Charge for 'Training''?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I think I should specify too that I completely intend to charge for the time I spent at the client's studio, that was always clear. Everytime I went there to do any work for the client I charged, and
I'm at a loss here... Need some advice on putting together my reel
by Cary Israel 11 years ago
Hey all, I can really use some advice because I am driving myself crazy trying to figure out what kind of approach I need to take with my demo reel. Most of the footage I have to put on my reel is bro
Re: I'm at a loss here... Need some advice on putting together my reel
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
"What I'm trying to figure out is if it is better to show more of the individual pieces as they were edited or whether I should take the montage approach (which I have seen a lot of on the web), re-cu
Online demo reel sites
by Lori Miranda 10 years ago
Hi there, More and more people keep asking me if I have my reel online, which I don't. Where is the best place to post my reel without having to create a website. Eventually I would like to make my ow
Re: Online demo reel sites
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I don't think there is, unless it is a pay service. In all honesty there are so many more pros to having your own website at this point and few cons. You don't need to design a website, just host the
FCP to AE and back?
by Sean Tatalovich 10 years ago
I don't know if I should post this here or in AE thread. I used to use FCP and forgot a few things and I am sure somethings have changed as well. I am trying to figure out the best way to use after Ef
Re: FCP to AE and back?
by denise quesnel 10 years ago
I've used a process before that is similar to what you explained Sean. If you want to use the same settings as on the FCP timeline, In FCP - Export Quicktime Movie make sure you don't have recompress
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