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grinner hester

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I'm a capricorn, am rapidly balding and I tend to say "man" alot.
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Syncing video shot at 24.01 to audio recorded with 23.98 timecode
by Nik Lokensgaard 4 weeks ago
I'm working on an edit where footage will be shot on a phone at 24.01 (variable frame rate) and audio will be recorded by a separate audio station with 23.98 timecode. There will be other footage shot
Re: Syncing video shot at 24.01 to audio recorded with 23.98 timecode
by grinner hester 2 weeks ago
Sync to Ps and Bs and fit to fill each take.
Advice for a request for music change
by Dave Bowman 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I wonder if someone can offer me some advice on this. I've created a video of a large estate house for a customer and cut it to music - music I chose as it was suitable for the video . So
Re: Advice for a request for music change
by grinner hester 2 weeks ago
Show them what doesn't work then bill them for your time.
How do you make money editing?
by Reid Kimball 3 weeks ago
Hello, I see more people talking about how hard it is to make money as an artist these days. The business models have changed rapidly because of the internet. We're all part of one huge experiment whe
Re: How do you make money editing?
by grinner hester 2 weeks ago
State your rate, do a better job than anyone else can, then go to the bank.
What minimun Imac requirements do I need?
by Francisco Bech Gómez 3 weeks ago
Hello, I need to buy an Imac, second hand. Right now I have an old model from 2008, I am not aware of recent hardware improvements etc. I need to edit Panasonic GH2 and Black Magic PC 4k material, wha
Re: What minimun Imac requirements do I need?
by grinner hester 2 weeks ago
Just the bigger the better in the name of time. Meanwhile, artists to this day create fine art with a chile and stone.
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cold calling
by grinner hester 2 weeks ago
Taking the initiative to fill unbooked dates by turning stones not looked under and reaching out to add to your client base BIO: author bio: Grinner Hester is a 3 time EMMY Award winning Video Produce
why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Hi - today, I discovered that when I went to my website - bobzelin.com, I could see the pages, but I could not see any of the images (the facilities that I built). This is a Google Sites website that
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Re: why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Amen!! My wife also is there to support me, console me, watch my videos, and soften my emails. Wives are the best!! Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.co
Real Estate Video
by Joe Clark 2 months ago
Hello, I wanted to share a fairly recent property video creation. I shoot real estate (stills, video, 3D tours, aerial) all around the island, and I'm continually working to hone my craft. So far, I'm
Re: Real Estate Video
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
My main critique would be that the video is invisible or non-existent. :) T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
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Looking for specific advice on starting a sports highlight video business
by Kamal Abdallah 2 months ago
Hey guys, I'm someone with zero experience in filming, I have no idea what to look for in a camera, I have no idea what equipment I need to capture the footage I have in mind to the desired quality. I
Re: Looking for specific advice on starting a sports highlight video business
by grinner hester 2 months ago
Many can be ready to do this after ten years or so in the business. Took me 15.
Mixing 1080 and 720
by Carl Holm 3 months ago
Hello everyone, I am going on holiday soon and my sister and I will be making a film og our trip. She will be using a canon 80d and will be filming in 1080 60 which is fine, since we will be slow-mo'i
Re: Mixing 1080 and 720
by grinner hester 2 months ago
just make the project 720 and spit it out as such
fun out takes?
by grinner hester 3 months ago
I was going through an old project this morning and stumbled upon a clip the simply cracks me up. https: youtu.be wlsxlIePYDU Maybe I'm simple out. Anyway, post up some funnies...
Bubble memory video editor
by Chuck Johnson 6 months ago
Hey All, Does anyone remember a non-linear editing system back in the late 80's or early 90's that used bubble memory to do A B rolls I thought it was produced by NEC.. Chuck Johnson Big Bad Wolf Crea
Re: Bubble memory video editor
by grinner hester 6 months ago
Adcom's NightSuite did. Had multiple buffers so you could keep multiple copied whatevers to expedite things by just using a designated f key. They called em macros and it did indeed speed things up a
Wide shot of a song recording and a few pictures - how can I make a compelling video?
by Boe Beito 1 year ago
Hi folks, This board has been extremely helpful to me over the years and I am in your debt. I agreed to film a music recording for a friend of mine and make a video of it. It was sort of a last minute
Re: Wide shot of a song recording and a few pictures - how can I make a compelling video?
by grinner hester 1 year ago
sure man. use the wide, scale it in when you need to and utilize the heck out of those stills.
teamed up with FantomWorks
by grinner hester 1 year ago
I am making a series called The Short Story with Dan Short of FantomWorks. We have a common friend named Marvin Gumba who was born with no arms and 1.5 legs. He wants, like all warm blooded men, to dr
researching for video script writing
by Geoff Swartz 2 years ago
As the sole video producer at my company I find that I'm being asked to produce videos for a variety of end users. Some days it's for our customers who are trying to learn how to use our software, oth
Re: researching for video script writing
by grinner hester 1 year ago
I have found when an artist tries to follow others' work, that is exactly what they do. I have likewise found nobody wants to buy that and seek artists who create new visions for them. I know no bette
You've been given $5,000 for a corporate client to buy equipment...
by Tim Robinson 2 years ago
You've been given $5,000 for a mid-range corporate client to buy equipment. They want to the foundation of an in-house video production studio to shoot short web social media videos, trade show videos
Re: You've been given $5,000 for a corporate client to buy equipment...
by grinner hester 1 year ago
I buy a beer and 6 for them so I can take the time to explain this to them without laughing.
" Worth It Anymore"??
by Andy jackson 6 years ago
I started in the video production business in 1986 at the age of 16 working for two well established companies in my area. I m now 41. I got very lucky at the time to get the both jobs by sending out
Re: " Worth It Anymore"??
by grinner hester 1 year ago
lol Man if people got into video for the money, we'd have consumer electronics more capable than six figure gadgets pros purchased 6 months prior. Either one loves it to a point they have never and wo
Getting visuals of famous people
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I need visuals for short tribute videos on two famous political leaders, Leon Panetta and former Israeli prime minster Ehud Barak. I'd greatly appreciate any advice on how to find video and or photos
Re: Getting visuals of famous people
by grinner hester 1 year ago
I always ask. If I don't know the person personally, I contact their handlers and explain what it is I am making. If that doesn't work, I utilize images they or theirs uploaded, relieving my company o
New Video and Audio Studio Set-up, Looking for Thoughts and Feedback
by Luke Shaw 2 years ago
Hey, So I have been hired as a Video Producer fresh out a college at a corporation that really wants to revamp their video department and bring it into the 21st century. I am pretty much a one man tea
Re: New Video and Audio Studio Set-up, Looking for Thoughts and Feedback
by grinner hester 1 year ago
Any company that puts a student in charge of building their department is not a company that plans to be in business long. Go through the motions but pay close attention and ensure they owe you nothin
Going rate for voiceover actors?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Hi, can anyone tell me the typical pay rate for voiceover actors For example for doing narration for promotional Youtube videos Are they paid by the hour the day the project I work for a DC think tank
Re: Going rate for voiceover actors?
by grinner hester 1 year ago
I send an email with "can ya bang this out for 250 bucks " and wait for a file within the hour. Building personal relationships is key for any business.
Monthly or yearly salary for San Francisco Editor
by Kevin Gonzales 2 years ago
Hey production world. I'm looking to bring on an editor for my production company and I'm a smaller production house. Our annual sales are about $300k but things are growing. Looking for someone who i
Re: Monthly or yearly salary for San Francisco Editor
by grinner hester 1 year ago
It ranges from nada to well into six figures. You know your budget so set the position based on that and hone the perfect candidate accordingly. Some find it cost effective to hire and pay for experie
How Do I Present My Video Concept Without Wasting Time or Money?
by juan carlos medina 1 year ago
Hello, I have been doing corporate video for about 6 months now but I'm having trouble pitching my ideas to my clients. I dont have problem with coming up with a concept but I dont know how to effecti
Re: How Do I Present My Video Concept Without Wasting Time or Money?
by grinner hester 1 year ago
By far the most cost effective way is to just do it and show them. Often, trying to explain something creative to someone who is not is a null. Trust goes a long way. "I have an idea I'd like to try"
Taking over another editor's cut in a feature film
by Arturo García 1 year ago
Hi guys, I was hired as an assistant editor for a feature film with a 3 million dollar budget. The film was edited with a "more experienced" editor in Spain who I know charged 18,000 dollars to cut th
Re: Taking over another editor's cut in a feature film
by grinner hester 1 year ago
1. If ya like. 2. your normal rate
Shooting for cruise ship
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
Has anyone here ever shot for multiple days on a cruise ship I'm working on a proposal and I'd love to pick your brains. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovatio
Re: Shooting for cruise ship
by grinner hester 1 year ago
Howdy, Greg. I always keep my sea legs ready and will be happy to answer any questions
What are your terms for payment?
by John Grote, Jr. 7 years ago
Good day all, I am a trying to find out what is reasonable terms for payment, net 15 Net 30 Net 45 Net 60 Most of my smaller clients are better than net 30 with payment, but two of my larger (national
Re: What are your terms for payment?
by grinner hester 1 year ago
30 day net. I offer no monetary incentives for paying on time but do add late charges. Now that said, I did have a client that was a full time gig for several years. They paid net 90 or more to collec
Client Wants Raw Footage
by Luke Chu 2 years ago
I have a small video production company in NYC. I just shot a crowdfunding video for a client. I am going to edit and deliver the final video. However, the client has also requested all of the raw foo
Re: Client Wants Raw Footage
by grinner hester 1 year ago
simply deliver their property to em.
Cancellation fee for multiple days
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
When a client books you for multiple days, for instance one 5-day week, what is your policy on cancellation fees For one or two days' work, I understand that many of us charge on a sliding scale, depe
Re: Cancellation fee for multiple days
by grinner hester 1 year ago
This totally depends on the relationship with the client and the relationship you want in the future. The black and white business part of this is they booked you for those days and owe you for them.
How do you calculate your equipment overhead?
by C. Blake Davis 2 years ago
I am about to negotiate a long term (1yr+) contract with a company. I will be running their video production, video editing and some design work. I use my own equipment: Cameras, audio recorders mics,
Re: How do you calculate your equipment overhead?
by grinner hester 1 year ago
1: take your day rate and multiply it by 40. 2: well, that's all, really. You are giving them 12 weeks in trade for a year's booking.
Client issue
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
So I was hired to shoot and edit a video for a corporate client that is 70 miles away. The signed the agreement and sent a deposit check. We had scheduled a conference call for today, and the client r
Re: Client issue
by grinner hester 1 year ago
Not all all, man. They retained you and you are willing to keep your end of the deal. Their not doing that does not in any way have to cost you money. Communicate with them and explain you will be hap
COW Magazine
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
I love the COW magazine and really enjoyed the article written by Grinner Hester. I think you need to have a follow up article that discusses the process of creating the show, budget issues...stuff li
Re: COW Magazine
by grinner hester 2 years ago
thank ya, brother! :) much success...
DVD or Flash Drive?
by Patrick Callahan 3 years ago
I have an event coming up and several customers have requested USB Flash Drives instead of a DVD for final delivery. I'm happy to provide a USB drive, but the cost difference is significant. Of course
Re: DVD or Flash Drive?
by grinner hester 3 years ago
Yes. They part where you explain to them the price difference. :)
God bless warp stabilizer :)
by grinner hester 3 years ago
I have gained 3 shots I would not have had from it this morning
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Re: God bless warp stabilizer :)
by Chris Borjis 3 years ago
AMEN! Had a client want to remove a key shot he needed because the movement was really bad, but we had nothing to replace it with. The stabilizer made it smooth as butter...client was blown away.
Copyright issue
by Damien Morgan 3 years ago
Hi I was meant to film an lecture event for free but the guy doing the lecture stated that I could only film if I draw up a contract stating that I film on behalf of him with all rights retained by hi
Re: Copyright issue
by grinner hester 3 years ago
charge him your day rate and sign it.
add edit vs match frame edit - Remove match frame edit
by Olivier Prudhomme 3 years ago
I have a little confusion between the terms add edit and match frame edit. Are they 2 types of edit What I thought is that Remove Match Frame edit would remove an edit done in a clip where we didn't p
Re: add edit vs match frame edit - Remove match frame edit
by grinner hester 3 years ago
adding an edit is just cutting the clip.match framing is matching it to the source.
Videoing of apartments
by Mark Pirres 3 years ago
Hello we're going to do some corporate videos of apartments with no film lighting - so it will be a mix of the halogen lights fitted in the apartments and natural light.. we appreciate these are not t
Re: Videoing of apartments
by grinner hester 3 years ago
I tend to just go auto preset with run and gun stuff like this. It's really not color correction anymore (to me). It's color creativity. I'd be fine tweekiing it anyway so I just need all the informqa
Anyone think of a better way to do this..?
by Christopher Travis 3 years ago
Hello, I've got my picture locked sequence, with my sync video and sound on V1, A1 & A2. However the dubbing mixer wants me to put back all associated audio for all my cutaways as well (even though I'
Re: Anyone think of a better way to do this..?
by grinner hester 3 years ago
if adding nats to every broll shot, you will indeed have to matchframe each one. Shouldnt take too long as you'll just hit in out, match on the first frame then just lay nats on A3 if ya give him an o
Waveform Monitors; Video Scopes; Choices
by Neil Ryan 3 years ago
Curious to know what Online Finishing Editors and Colorists are using for their scopes and what they like & dislike about them. So please, tell me what you're using and are the likes & dislikes of tho
Re: Waveform Monitors; Video Scopes; Choices
by grinner hester 3 years ago
i have always liked tektronix scopes. I like Resolve for color grading.
In over my head complicated tilt shift workflow
by Sadie Granberg 3 years ago
So I am working for a client that specifically wanted to shoot some exterior video using a tilt-shift lens. We booked and rented the lens and went out to shoot before the deadline, but on the days we
Re: In over my head complicated tilt shift workflow
by grinner hester 3 years ago
aint gonna lie. Couldnt read all of your post. Lotsa words man. Just remember, life aint tough man. If you stand against a morning with this is what I do... freakin A. If you dont... man go get a job
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Renders cause white flickering Premiere Pro CC2014
by John Alexander 3 years ago
Premiere Pro CC 2014. Pulling my hair out over this: One track and or effect or multiple tracks and or effects - i.e. motion resize or reposition, chroma key, multiple layered title page etc. causes w
Re: Renders cause white flickering Premiere Pro CC2014
by grinner hester 3 years ago
I ran into this yesterday in CC 2014. It's the many preview files so if you throw an adjustment layer on top and just render that as one you should be ok (after deleting the old render files)
Trouble with layered PSDs in Premiere Pro CC
by Mike Gurfield 3 years ago
Hey All- I'm having a super weird set of errors in Adobe Premiere CC (7.2.2) running on a new MacPro. I imported the PSDs as separate layers, which worked fine this morning. However, now when I double
Re: Trouble with layered PSDs in Premiere Pro CC
by grinner hester 3 years ago
Hi, Mike. Yes, png files will be better. Sometimes that can be a pain, depending how many layers you are working with but much more stable than psd files and png files treat shadows and vignetts much
Shooting with Mixed Frame Rates/Shutter Speeds?
by Terry Nutkins 3 years ago
Hi there, I recently shot the first part of a corporate shoot at 24p 60s and due to problems with the footage we now need to shoot the second part at 25p 50s. The project is a series of 10 interviews
Re: Shooting with Mixed Frame Rates/Shutter Speeds?
by grinner hester 3 years ago
Yes they will look different and yes there are things you can do about that. Lay out your timeline. Whichever one you used the most (or the look you prefer) just mimmick it with effects on the other f
LUTs
by grinner hester 3 years ago
Whew! What a weekend. Hours and hours of extensive intake from Alister Chapman and Bruce Logan. From Star Wars to Feat and Loathing Las Vegas to Sony's consultant... man the knowledge these two shared
What is the difference between Media Composer and NewCutter?
by Phil Radelat 3 years ago
The title says it all. I can't seem to find any information about this, and very little on NewsCutter itself. So what are the differences, and are they any tutorials videos or other docs specifically
Re: What is the difference between Media Composer and NewCutter?
by grinner hester 3 years ago
Just fewer options. More track limitations, no animatte, things like that.
Thinking of Buying Media composer
by Ben Edwards 3 years ago
Hi, I currently edit using Adobe CS6 but don t want to go the CC subscription route, for me it would make it a lot more expensive as I am happy to keep with CS6 for a couple of years. I have used and
Re: Thinking of Buying Media composer
by grinner hester 3 years ago
You will have no problem going to and from other programs. Not quite as seemless project-wise as premiere to and from AE but it's as easy as exporting a quicktime reference file and bringing a quickti
Recording Voice Over with Avid 6.5.4 and a Matrox Mini
by Angela Gardner 3 years ago
Good afternoon, My editor would like to record VO. We are using a simple XLR mic hooked up into a mixer that is connected via RCA into a Matrox Mini which is then connected to our Avid via HDMI which
Re: Recording Voice Over with Avid 6.5.4 and a Matrox Mini
by grinner hester 3 years ago
If you can export the file to other programs and hear it see it, you are problem in the wrong audio settings. 48k vs 44.1
avid media composer video problems
by Cristina Frunza 3 years ago
Hello I have a problem with Avid media composer i record on minidv casette sony hd 1080i and now i want to load them with a sony dvcam. The problem is that i can hear audio but i can't see the video o
Re: avid media composer video problems
by grinner hester 3 years ago
you have to make sure the deck has been toggled to HDV from DVcam.
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