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I'm a capricorn, am rapidly balding and I tend to say "man" alot.
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Family business question
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
A little off-topic, maybe. I'm working on a script about a guy marrying into an already-existing, successful family business, and I'm looking for insights into the social and inter-personal dynamics o
Re: Family business question
by grinner hester 4 weeks ago
I have never hesitated to freelance a family member for 10 bucks an hour. When it comes to partnerships, it's easy here to separate family from it. Unless someone has six figures or a couple of decade
What is an Editor?
by Roy Schneider 2 months ago
I don't go in front of the camera very often... I am excited to share this video I put together for Garden of Dreams, MSGClassroom. It is an idea I have had for a while to teach the students What an E
Re: What is an Editor?
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I think every editor is secretly ashamed of some part of their past year's reel. We keep learning how to do things better or differently, and when we go back a year, or five, looking at past work, we
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Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Vishal Handa 4 months ago
Hey there, My first post here. This may seem like a very simple question, but whose job is it to relink all the full resolution media when the timeline will be going to a colourist to colour grade. Is
Re: Editors Job - Relinking Media
by grinner hester 3 months ago
your editors job, of course.
Fair Use in a Documentary About Syria
by Juan David Romero 4 months ago
Good morning. I have a legal question about using news clips on a short documentary film that is 23 minutes in length. I'm using the news clips to help tell a story and help the audience visualize the
Re: Fair Use in a Documentary About Syria
by grinner hester 3 months ago
the only ones who get away with piracy are wedding videographers because it doesn't air.
Naming a company: 'Production' or 'Productions'?
by Yang Aming 3 months ago
Hello! Aside from the obvious, what is the difference between using 'Production' or 'Productions' in your company name e.g. ABC Production or ABC Productions My own understanding goes like this: If it
Re: Naming a company: 'Production' or 'Productions'?
by grinner hester 3 months ago
here are the guidelines of which to name your business... dig it. nobody else cares.
Advanced Keyframing for Paint Effect?
by Andy Neil 3 months ago
Hi everyone. I'm dealing with a scenario where I have to animate shapes inside the paint effect. The animation is fine, but I end up needing similar animations above clips of different sizes. So, if I
Re: Advanced Keyframing for Paint Effect?
by grinner hester 3 months ago
after effects
How much to charge for making promo videos for businesses?
by mark blake 9 months ago
Hello, I'm starting a video production company with my younger brother. We will make 60-120 second long corporate promotional video for youtube, dailymotion, etc for local small businesses. I'm in cha
Re: How much to charge for making promo videos for businesses?
by grinner hester 3 months ago
My normal rate.. 195 hr. Rates should not change because of the client or end result. They are paying for your time and expertise. Or your brother's, anyway. Today, I often quote a flat bid per produc
looking for creative production ideas for video
by Joe Clark 7 months ago
Hello, I am an animator and I got a new project to complete.The project is to design some creative videos with good explainer videos .So for that I am looking for Creative Video Content for my videos.
Re: looking for creative production ideas for video
by grinner hester 3 months ago
You'll be animating it, right Kind of confused.
Advice needed with designing Medical Device animation.
by Joe Clark 7 months ago
Hello, I am an animator and got my new project.I have to design a medical device animated video. So I want your advice.I went through many resources and also checked Medical Device Animation Examples
Re: Advice needed with designing Medical Device animation.
by grinner hester 3 months ago
I just use photoshop and after effects for these.
Suggestions designing videos for a company
by Joe Clark 7 months ago
Hello, I am designing videos for a company ,as this is my first project it should be the best. And all the videos are Video Demonstration of a project . But I am looking for a software to design these
Re: Suggestions designing videos for a company
by grinner hester 3 months ago
Start with Creative Cloud then go from there.
Premiere or FCPX
by Pam Picard 4 months ago
I m curious to hear opinions-in today s professional video world do you find more professionals using Premiere or FCPX
Re: Premiere or FCPX
by grinner hester 3 months ago
Premiere, of course. I can't think of a reason to go with FCX
To fade or not to fade
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Throughout all of my commercial editing career, I've added picture fade ins and outs on all of my videos. I'm mainly talking about TV commercials here. This typically provides a "kiss of black" betwee
Re: To fade or not to fade
by grinner hester 3 months ago
Today, every network gives specific specs and thats what you have to fullfill. If not specified, I still do it the right way... 29:20, fade or cut. I usually add a 10 frame fade. Depends on the conten
How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by Emily Geraghty 5 months ago
Hi! I'm working on a project that's taking me longer than I'd like it to, and probably longer than my company would like it to. So I thought I'd ask ya'll what your opinion is. I'm a producer, shooter
Re: How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by grinner hester 3 months ago
Budget 5 days per episode.
parallax effect (2.5D)
by grinner hester 6 months ago
I have a lot of fun animating otherwise boring stills... https: youtu.be jE5enHiXbXs
Re: parallax effect (2.5D)
by grinner hester 4 months ago
I use photoshop to layer key principals and then the clone tool to wipe away edges on the bottom layer. Then I just animate the layers in after effects. Does take some time but it does wonders for sti
How to grow a business?
by william hawk 11 months ago
Good morning all We are a small business providing online marketing to small and medium sized businesses. My question is, other than marketing online what else would you advise to help take a business
Re: How to grow a business?
by grinner hester 6 months ago
Translation: I am starting a cake company. Can someone tell me how to bake lol sorry, man. Couldn't resist but you have to see the irony here.
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by grinner hester 6 months ago
I think all we have ever sold is ourselves. I instill into my students that it has nothing to do with the tools, but the artist. Fine art is still made with a chisel and stone. Has my rate become a fr
parallax effect (2.5D)
by grinner hester 6 months ago
I love treating otherwise boring stills. Makes a huge difference: https: youtu.be jE5enHiXbXs
Re: parallax effect (2.5D)
by Daniel Waldron 6 months ago
Nicely done. Definitely better than a boring ol' still. Sometime I like to add a little more subtle movement by using the puppet tool or mesh warp. Doesn't work in all cases though.
cold calling
by grinner hester 6 months ago
I posted this in business and marketing but, these days, there are a lot of freelancers out there sitting idle due to everyone and their dog having proper tools at home. So here is my latest article f
Re: cold calling
by greg janza 6 months ago
grinner hester "these days, there are a lot of freelancers out there sitting idle due to everyone and their dog having proper tools at home. " There's a lot of people out there who possess editing ha
Cold Calling 101
by grinner hester 6 months ago
My latest article for VideoMaker Magazine: https: www.videomaker.com article c08 19228-top-4-tips-for-successful-cold-calling
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Syncing video shot at 24.01 to audio recorded with 23.98 timecode
by Nik Lokensgaard 8 months 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 7 months ago
Sync to Ps and Bs and fit to fill each take.
why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Bob Zelin 10 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 10 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 9 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 9 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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grinner hester liked this 9 months ago
Looking for specific advice on starting a sports highlight video business
by Kamal Abdallah 9 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 9 months ago
Many can be ready to do this after ten years or so in the business. Took me 15.
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 2 years 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 3 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 2 years 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 7 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 2 years 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 3 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 2 years 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.
Taking over another editor's cut in a feature film
by Arturo GarcĂ­a 2 years 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 2 years ago
1. If ya like. 2. your normal rate
Shooting for cruise ship
by Greg Ball 2 years 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 2 years ago
Howdy, Greg. I always keep my sea legs ready and will be happy to answer any questions
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 3 years ago
thank ya, brother! :) much success...
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.
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Just fewer options. More track limitations, no animatte, things like that.
Thinking of Buying Media composer
by Ben Edwards 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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