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Indie film producer, video, FX, love special effects. Photographer/videographer - stock, portraits, products, etc. Graphic designer for print, web, media, and mixed media projects.
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Simple Question - Photo, Text and Transparency
by Scott Tolliver 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon - I am new to indesign and am looking for a little direction on a simple question... I have one photo for a background (covers the entire page) and would like to place text on the photo
Re: Simple Question - Photo, Text and Transparency
by Jonathan Ziegler 4 weeks ago
I'm pretty sure I know what you mean, but can you tell me how you want the photo to show through the text Can you attach an example Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-3
Pick your brain
by Rich Rubasch 6 months ago
Hey Mark Suzko...can you email me offlline Have something I want to pass by you. rjr@tiltmedia.com Nothing to see here...moving on... Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound
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Re: Pick your brain
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Email sent. Brain on stand-by.
Trying to figure out how the texture was created in this illustration.
by Marius Crowne 7 months ago
I know the technique of creating gradients and turning it into a texture, which you then layer using multiply or overlay, but this beast is something different entirely. What do you think we're dealin
Re: Trying to figure out how the texture was created in this illustration.
by Jonathan Ziegler 6 months ago
actually it looks like the film grain filter in Photoshop. Select object, go to Effect (under Photoshop Effects), Artistic Film Grain... Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com
Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Jake Block 7 months ago
Hey guys, first, sorry if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it to the correct one if it's not. I'm going to try and explain my situation needs as best as possible and see if anyon
Re: Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Jonathan Ziegler 7 months ago
I have no idea how, but I've seen similar workflows automated with Automator on the Mac and AE. May also work with FCP Motion. Sorry I don't have details, it was not an in depth tour. I'd love to hear
Print crashing Photoshop
by Roger Burton 10 months ago
iMac, Pshop CS6, up to date printer drivers (Canon MG6650) ... in simple term if I make a screen grab and then get the print dialogue up and hit "Print" Pshop crashes. If I create a new document and d
Re: Print crashing Photoshop
by Jonathan Ziegler 10 months ago
First off: is it only in photoshop If it's only crashing photoshop (try printing the same screen shot from preview or another photo editor), then it's a photoshop issue. If it crashes outside ps, then
Change Canvas size without losing quality?
by Thomas Reimer 10 months ago
Hi there, I'm trying to create a facebook cover photo (815x315 px - 72resolution ) from a poster I created (3300x5100px - 300resolution). Ive tried changing the canvas size to match the cover photo, t
Re: Change Canvas size without losing quality?
by Jonathan Ziegler 10 months ago
Can you give exact steps to reproduce this Please include file details -size, color profiles, color mode, and can you include the original image at all Can't reproduce what you are seeing with the ste
.psd image problem
by Joshua Krause 11 months ago
One of my .psd files stopped opening in Adobe Photoshop CS6 - The document "filename.psd" could not be opened. Some of variant might be opening in adobe photoshop another version, it didn't assist, ot
Re: .psd image problem
by Jonathan Ziegler 11 months ago
What are the image specs and can you give a blow-by-blow of what you are doing to duo the issue Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
What kind of printing method and can I fake it ?
by Elias Carella 11 months ago
Hi there, does anyone know what kind of printing method was used here and how I could simulate it with photoshop or indesign thanks alot flyer is by the fantastic Planet Luke
Re: What kind of printing method and can I fake it ?
by Jonathan Ziegler 11 months ago
That is called ASCII art. You can get an ASCII art converter. Found this one, but not sure how well it works: https: picascii.com Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360
Color Settings... vs Convert to Profile...
by Jerry Smith 11 months ago
I have a document that I made. Under color settings, it says North American General Purpose 2, and the Working Spaces are first sRGB IEC... But when I go to Convert to Profile, it says Profile: Apple
Re: Color Settings... vs Convert to Profile...
by Jonathan Ziegler 11 months ago
The working space is just that: a space to work on the image without changing the existing color profile (if any). It looks like you image was already set to Apple RGB and you were using sRGB to do yo
Trying to "replicate" this style...
by Ray Zane 12 months ago
I am working on a project at the moment and am having serious difficulty in replicating the style used to create the ground and the atmospheric effects seen in this shot created by Mikael Gustoffson..
Re: Trying to "replicate" this style...
by Jonathan Ziegler 12 months ago
Have you tried illustrator Looks like a bunch of vector lines. Wouldn't be too difficult in illustrator. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Removing white background from fur
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
I've been collecting a lot of stock photos lately with the subject isolated on a white background. Usually it's easy enough to remove the white with a colour select and mask but I'm having a lot of tr
Re: Removing white background from fur
by Jonathan Ziegler 1 year ago
Not sure which version of PS you are on, but the Refine Edge tool works great for this kind of thing. It works really well with plain colored backgrounds, too. I do tons of photography against plain p
Maximizing Illustrator Performance
by Dean Forss 1 year ago
Hi Folks, I wanted to hear from the collective brains about your thoughts on maximizing speed in editing huge images in Illustrator. My question relates to bringing huge .eps files from college campus
Re: Maximizing Illustrator Performance
by Jonathan Ziegler 1 year ago
Check Adobe's site on GPU performance if you plan to use the GPU acceleration: https: helpx.adobe.com illustrator kb gpu-performance-preview-improvements.html Beyond that, set your scratch disks, and
Problem With File / Automate /Batch
by Greg Flory 1 year ago
I create an action to add 1 px inside stroke, boost saturation by 5, resize image to 1024 px width, save in folder, close image. When I use this action in batch, the resulting image widths vary with a
Re: Problem With File / Automate /Batch
by Jonathan Ziegler 1 year ago
Have you tried re-recording in the new version Might be something wonky with the resize used in a script I. One version over another. Just a guess. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electri
Effect creation in Photoshop or Illustrator?
by William Wright 2 years ago
I was wondering how this letterpress effect was created. Was it is Photoshop or Illustrator I have been unable to recreate it with such fine detail and smoothness. Any help would be appreciated. Than
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Re: Effect creation in Photoshop or Illustrator?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Looks like a couple later styles in Photoshop. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Instagram video layout
by chris artis 2 years ago
Hello guys! My Is kind of a 2 part Because it take both premiere pro and photoshop. I have been seeing videographers that shoot music videos post previews of the video On Instagram with borders with t
Re: Instagram video layout
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Can you send a screen shot Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Picture style, what are they?
by Ali Quintana 2 years ago
There are so many videos and info on how to get pic styles and how to set pics styles in DSLR. I am interested in what is a PICTURE style and how does the dslr cam achieve this. If you want to do colo
Re: Picture style, what are they?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Saturation can be added or removed. It's tough to put it back once removed - it always looks flat. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Is it possible to interpret a photo edit and use it on a higher res version after the fact?
by Jimmy Gable 2 years ago
Hey there, I recently edited several hundred photos very meticulously for hours and hours using an app which was inadvertently lowering the resolution of the every photo as I saved it - 12 megapixels
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Re: Is it possible to interpret a photo edit and use it on a higher res version after the fact?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Bummer. Okay I looked at the enlight app and its features. Does it give you any type of metadata you can read in to make some type of edit at all I'm going to guess no. In Photoshop CC you can use app
Shooting simple auditions with Canon T3i. What's the best lens?
by Angus Mac 2 years ago
Hi, I set up a studio in my house for auditions. I have a neutral backdrop, softlights, AT899 xlr lav, xlr preamp. I know I'm never going to get amazing video from the camera, but would like to explor
Re: Shooting simple auditions with Canon T3i. What's the best lens?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
I have the same camera, but I've killed the lens. I now use a Tamron 24-75mm f2.8 zoom. I love it cuz I don't have the stopping up and down you get with zooming the kit lens. In the past, I've rented
New Marketing Tips for an Old Dog
by Roy Schneider 2 years ago
Hi All: In short, I would love to start a discussion about Marketing ideas for the Video business. I have a full-time editing gig, but have always run my own Video Production Web Marketing Business on
Re: New Marketing Tips for an Old Dog
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
It depends on several factors: What kind of video do you normally shoot What kind of video do you want or plan to shoot Commercial or consumer business Talk to your customers, find out what they like
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Problem With Automated Tasks
by Rob Barker 2 years ago
I have a slight issue at the moment with my Photoshopping projects and would really appreciate a bit of assistance. I'm trying to run an automated task for watermarking my pictures in batch, ready for
Re: Problem With Automated Tasks
by Rob Barker 2 years ago
Excellent, thank you for the informative response! I used the method you kindly explained with the Image Processor script, and it worked perfectly first time. This problem had bugging me for the past
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Using negative space / selecting and keying out white
by Ryan Hillaby 2 years ago
Heres my issue. I have a logo design I'm working on. Basically its a blue circle with a bunch of white elements paths inside all onto of a white background (the idea is that the white is negative spac
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Re: Using negative space / selecting and keying out white
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
Your tool of choice is the Pathfinder. Use it to first unite all white shapes into a single white shape (doesn't matter if it is made out of separate parts, as long they're all united. Then cut out th
Can I have Magic Lantern & Technicolour Cinestyle on my 5d mkii simultaneously?
by Nathan Thomas 2 years ago
So, its that clear really! Can I have Magic Lantern & Technicolour Cinestyle on my 5d mkii simultaneously I'm running a Canon 5D Mkii with firmware 2.1.2 and installed Magic Lantern yesterday onto one
Re: Can I have Magic Lantern & Technicolour Cinestyle on my 5d mkii simultaneously?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Hi there, it's fine to run both - one thing, tho, I notice installing ML may wipe out the Cinestyle picture preset. I keep it permanently installed on my User 3 slot (no reason, just seemed like a goo
Canon 70D low light issue
by Harry Mao 2 years ago
I think I'm having issue with my Canon 70D in low light situation. Comparing to other people who have done low light comparison on 70D on youtube. Some of them have ISO set to as high as 1600 in low l
Re: Canon 70D low light issue
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Frankly, I'm not seeing any issues with the video. I don't see any lines. The image is really underexposed, though. Even low-light tests still require enough light to use the camera and lens the way t
Odd lines on my 5D
by Sharad Patel 2 years ago
Hi guys, I hope you are all well. I am getting these very odd lines on my 5D which have recently appeared in the last few months and I have no clue why. I have posted a photo and I'm hoping you can s
Re: Odd lines on my 5D
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
I'm not seeing any lines. Can you describe what you are seeing Can you give specifics The image is a bit underexposed it seems, are the lines brighter if you crank up the ISO Save early. Save often. J
Resolution issue
by Rick Collins 2 years ago
Hi guys, I need to make an 8'x 8' backdrop for characters (costumed avengers) to stand in front of to take pictures with guest. I will be creating an epic avengers style background. How do I set that
Re: Resolution issue
by Rick Collins 2 years ago
Yeah, it's a family event. So do you think pictures with a general resolution of around 2048 1360 will work for an 8 foot by 8 foot set When I make what I think is the right Photoshop doc they seem wa
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Filming at night! Any tips?
by Milan Grmusa 2 years ago
Hello! I am a year 12 media student and as part of my assessment I have to create a short film. Part of it will be filmed at night low light near in a remote area so lighting is an issue since the onl
Re: Filming at night! Any tips?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
A fairly fast lens helps, but it won't make up for a lack of light. Not sure on your camera, but try to find a reasonably noisy ISO (it won't be noiseless, but there are levels of noise that can be le
Legalities of filming at a dog park?
by stan welks 2 years ago
I want to shoot some video of my dog at a dog park. I will do my best to not get any people into the shot, though I would like for my dog to play with other dogs in a shot. The footage will be part of
Re: Legalities of filming at a dog park?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Coca cola is the big example here: they have sued and won a few times where their logo appeared nonchalantly in the background, but prominent enough to be seen clearly. They claimed, among other thing
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Rendering is incorrect
by Phillip Mullen 2 years ago
For some reason whenever I try to render the file as a rater image, it looks wrong. It seems like the layers are rendered in the incorrect order, leaving things like drop shadows above some of the obj
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Re: Rendering is incorrect
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Overprint! yeah, I should have thought of that. I've done that a couple times, too. Glad it works for you now! Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Animation Preview
by Daisy Millard 2 years ago
I'm working on cell animation in photoshop and whenever I scrub through the timeline or press space to preview the animation, it becomes pixelated. Then, as soon as I stop, it goes back to being clear
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Re: Animation Preview
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Can you quick export to another format Like a small QuickTime or something It sounds like it could be a graphics driver issue. Either you're graphics acceleration is not working right or you're not co
Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Joost Lettink 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been working on making some low-poly art and created triangles with the pen tool. These triangles were made by using the anchor points of other triangles. The results are great but t
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Re: Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Try adding a small stroke the same color as the triangle to triangles showing those lines. This happens to me all the time. No bigger than half a point should work - may have to make adjustments for y
Anyone else getting website SPAM?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Just curious, is anyone else getting a sudden influx of SPAM arriving via your company websites Like most of you probably do, we have a Contact page on our website that is a feedback form... boxes to
Re: Anyone else getting website SPAM?
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
You see this a lot from PHP (ie: Wordpress sites). Many times, they just grab the address and then set up a bot to submit form entries. The idea is to use the form to send spam to others. I used to ge
Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Paul Harrison 2 years ago
Hi, I ve gotta problem with my Adobe Illustrator. Yesterday I was working in it. But today it doesn t want to open this file. It says that the file is corrupted. What s the matter I did nothing wrong.
Re: Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Hey there, more details about the file would be nice: what version of illustrator are you using At 42mb, it sounds quite big - did you have lots of raster images You can try moving the raster images t
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Recording TV screen results in banding lines...
by Ryan Thomas 2 years ago
Hey guys, so I have a Canon 70D camera and no matter what shutter speed I use, it always results in banding lines showing on the television screen. It is an LED LCD Samsung TV. Is there anyway to get
Re: Recording TV screen results in banding lines...
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Has to do with the shutter speed of the camera (set to 1 60) and the refresh on the TV (also set to 60Hz). May need a line conditioner to smooth out the rough edges so you always output the right amou
Can't snap to an intersecting line when adding a new point to a line.
by Stephen Aymond 2 years ago
I'm not terribly good at explaining visual problems through text, so I made a minute-and-a-half video explaining the issue I'm having: https: www.youtube.com watch v=oxrUUfvOGdQ&feature=youtu.be But b
Re: Can't snap to an intersecting line when adding a new point to a line.
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Silly question: do you have smart guides on What version of AI are you using Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Compound path woes
by Moog Gravett 2 years ago
Hi guys, Hope you can help with something. I have a shape. Imagine a circle filled with stripes. This is created by making a stripe pattern and then using a circle as a clipping mask. What I want to d
Re: Compound path woes
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Sounds like you will need to release the clipping mask first, make your changes and then reapply the clipping mask. Please post your progress and any images you can. :) Save early. Save often. Jonatha
Very disappointed with video quality from Canon 70d. Hoping it's operator error!
by Martin Gleeson 2 years ago
I'm a wedding videographer based on PAL land and I normally use that workhorse of wedding cameras, the EX1's and EX1R's. I love those cameras! I decided to buy myself a nice cheap DSLR camera. Anythin
Re: Very disappointed with video quality from Canon 70d. Hoping it's operator error!
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
I think the lens might be the issue. The focus seems to be pulling slowly from back to foreground. Try disabling the auto focus (the 18-55 kit lens is a fairly poor lens these days - mine broke less t
Magazine Production entirely inside of Photoshop?
by Gabriel Zybutz 2 years ago
I am not experienced with in design and have to produce a magazine. I am more than happy to put extra, un necessary effort into formatting the articles (e.g), if I produce it inside of photoshop but I
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Re: Magazine Production entirely inside of Photoshop?
by Gabriel Zybutz 2 years ago
Thanks, really I know I have to use in design but was hoping someone would tell me I wouldn't have to so I would have an excuse to not learn a new software but now I'm quite looking forward to it.
Adobe Illustrator - Transparency Issue
by Dan Smith 2 years ago
I'm a professional Adobe Illustrator user with over 8 years experience but this issue is leaving me stumped. I've created some artwork for the front of a booklet - it uses 3 jpeg textures set to the L
Re: Adobe Illustrator - Transparency Issue
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
What happens if you save and open the ai file into photoshop Or export to pdf Also, is the artwork Cmyk or rgb and does the JPEG correspond Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.c
Best way to go about editing DSLR footage?
by Austin shelton 3 years ago
Hello, i have a little problem on my hands. So far i have been editing the H.264 footage on my laptop (all i have at the moment) It's slow, really slow. I mean i get by with it because i have a lot of
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Re: Best way to go about editing DSLR footage?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
Download the latest MPEG streamclip. It's free, it works great for transcoding. I use prores to transcode. The problem is the h.264 footage is heavily compressed and takes loads of processor time just
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How long should a demo reel be?
by Cody Walters 3 years ago
Simple question, low long can you take until you are done watching a demo reel Is 1 minute appropriate for this Thanks for the advice! Cody Walters Houston Video Production Houston Wedding Videographe
Re: How long should a demo reel be?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
Depends on the project, but, as a rule, I like them to be under a minute (ideally 30 sec). Skip the plain, static camera stuff. Skip the talking heads. I can do that myself. I want to see shots nobody
Flickering in welding footage
by Hannah Hill 3 years ago
We are currently working on a project that involves filming welding footage, and we are getting a really bad flicker in our footage. We are currently shoot with a 5D mark iii and a c100 mark ii, and w
Re: Flickering in welding footage
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
This is a guess, but I'm betting the flicker is due to the way you shot the footage. At a 1000 shutter speed, you have a mismatch between how fast the torch is flashing and firing and how your camera
Upgrade from a Canon t3i?
by Chris Murphy 3 years ago
Hi, I currently own a Canon T3i, which I use for movie making. While I am happy with the video quality. The temptation to upgrade is always looming. Would a 6D be a worthwhile upgrade If not, what wou
Re: Upgrade from a Canon t3i?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I have a t3i too and I've rented the 6d. Love it. As soon as I have the extra coin I'm bumping up to the 6d. Full-frame at cropped pricing. Comparable to the 5d, but the 5d is still better I think. Fo
DSLR Rig / Steadicam?
by Kate Halle 3 years ago
Hello I'm looking for a rig or steadicam to stabilise shooting for band promo videos and weddings. At the moment just looking for something budget range up to 100. Is it better to get a shoulder rig l
Re: DSLR Rig / Steadicam?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I think it depends largely on you. Both act to stabilize footage, but not the same way. The shoulder rig has far less of a learning curve since it just needs to rest on your shoulders and it stabilize
Canon T3i Troubles
by Ezra Phelps 3 years ago
Hi everyone - I shoot predominantly on a Canon T3i and I have a few technical questions. If anyone knows the answers it would be much obliged. 1. Low light. How do I combat this I understand the senso
Re: Canon T3i Troubles
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
1. More light. No matter how sensitive the sensor is, they all still need more light. The T3i sensor is barely a nudge up from the T2i which is similar to the 7D. I try to never use ISO lower than 800
Legal Videography Business
by Holly James 3 years ago
I'm starting a new legal videography business. What would you recommend for the following Software Hardware Sound Mixer Editing Software How do you recommend storing equipment Thank you.
Re: Legal Videography Business
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I've done some work for a trial jury consulting company. They don't want to anything left. At one point they needed a camera that would record directly to DVD. This DVD was given to their client immed
Lens Adaptor
by Ted Ryan 3 years ago
Hi All, I have a Canon EOS M. I have a Canon ES 18-55mm lens that works perfectly. However, I wanted to attach other types of lenses to the camera. So I bought a Fotdiox Lens Mount Adaptor (EOS M Mirr
Re: Lens Adaptor
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
Not sure if it's the same with the FD to EOS adapters, but I have several of those. For one, make sure you put the adapter on "install" when inserting the FD lens (this ensures you get the aperture th
Need help. Not sure where to post
by Brandon Eastman 3 years ago
Hi, Everyone First time user on this site, so I didn't know whether to post here, DVD Authoring, or DSLR Video forum... My situation: I have two types of footage I need to edit for a wedding DVD that
Re: Need ----. Not sure where to post
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I transcode using MPEG Streamclip (free). Probably use MP4 (Quicktime) and h.264 for encoding. Keep quality up as much as possible all the way through. HD can take forever on your machine depending on
Seeking advice! Which Camera is good to start out with?
by Don Brecht 3 years ago
Hello all, I have a college background in tv, film, and broadcasting. However, I have been out of the game for almost a decade now... I know... Its sad! Im a rookie all over again! lol Although I am a
Re: Seeking advice! Which Camera is good to start out with?
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
A Canon DSLR isn't really good for live events. Also, $1000 will cover a camera, but no lens, tripod, audio gear, lighting, etc. DSLRs are quirky, they shoot for about 12 min (some shoot longer now, s
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NFL Films -- well, minus the "film" part
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
This news is a couple of weeks old, but I found it interesting. One of the last holdouts, NFL Films has finally ditched real film... and will, for the first time, shoot this season with 30 Arri Amiras
Re: NFL Films -- well, minus the "film" part
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I remember reading an article about NFL films several years ago in American Cinematographer. They shoot more footage than many production houses AND TV stations. This on the news that Hollywood is try
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