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kat hayes

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May 18th 2007
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Using a soft box with a Diva Lite?
by kat hayes 3 years ago
I'm using a Diva Lite for some still photos, and I want to diffuse the light. I repurposed a soft box meant for a strobe and put it over the Diva Lite. Since the Diva Lite does not have a speedring th
Re: Using a soft box with a Diva Lite?
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Which "Diva Lite" are you working with If you're taking about the Diva fluorescent banks, they are already " soft" by nature to begin with.. But "Diva" gets mis-applied to a whole bunch of forms. So m
Portable lights for shooting video at a hospital
by kat hayes 3 years ago
I want to shoot some video with a Sony 4K FDR-AX-100 in a delivery room as a baby is born, and in the recovery room. I have no idea what the lighting will be like in either location, so I want to atta
Re: Portable lights for shooting video at a hospital
by kat hayes 3 years ago
I realize my question was a bit specific with regards to the equipment. Generally, what is the best way to diffuse these types of lights when attached to a camera in a run-and-gun type scenario What i
C-stand sandbag and arm placement questions
by kat hayes 5 years ago
I want to make sure that my C-stands are stable, and I keep seeing conflicting info regarding sandbag placement and arm knob location. I currently positioned the arms and bags based on what seemed sta
Re: C-stand sandbag and arm placement questions
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
Here's a good, short tutorial on C-Stands: https: vimeo.com blog post all-about-c-stands Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Does anyone have any idea what this screw from a C-Stand is for?
by kat hayes 5 years ago
I had an Avenger C-Stand with an Avenger arm attached to a Matthews Quaker clamp that was holding a collapsible background. I did not have any sandbags attached and it fell over and a screw came out (
CS6 keeps dropping audio on my Mac
by kat hayes 6 years ago
Using a Canon AVCHD camera, every single clip I ingest results in dropped audio. It doesn't matter if I close the program and reopen it, it is always gone. Is there any fix for this Thanks.
Re: CS6 keeps dropping audio on my Mac
by kat hayes 6 years ago
1.) If I copy all of the clips to the HD, how do I then delete the ones that I don t need 2.) After importing the clips I require, where are they saved to What format are the brought in I m guessing n
OT - Anyone use a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for displaying work?
by kat hayes 7 years ago
I'm looking for a new phone and am thinking of getting the large Galaxy Note 2, and using it to view videos and photos as well as to show them to people from the device. Does anyone have one What do y
Re: OT - Anyone use a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for displaying work?
by Jonathan Ziegler 7 years ago
Don't worry too much about it. Colors on most of these consumer devices are off. I'd grab a photoshop color chart, set it up with no color profile in Photoshop (just plain RGB). Open on your Galaxy No
Putting a sound blanket over my head to record spoken word?
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I want to record some voice overs in a room that normally will not be set up for recording audio. There is a desk in the room that I will put a mixer and a laptop on. I will be connecting a Countryman
Re: Putting a sound blanket over my head to record spoken word?
by kat hayes 8 years ago
Thanks everyone for the replies. Based on the two images included in the links, what might you recommend for recording my VO Do I need sound blankets on the walls or can I get by just with the Country
Basic pacing/editing questions
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I understand the technical of editing, though I do not have much background in the art of editing. I have about an hour of video from a scuba dive that I want to edit down to maybe 5 minutes. There ar
Re: Basic pacing/editing questions
by kat hayes 8 years ago
Hi Scott, 1. Is there some guideline for going from shorter faster clips to longer slower ones Is this just up to the discretion of the editor I guess I'm just looking to see if there are underlying g
Backup solutions
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I have a Macpro with about 10 500gb internal harddrives that I swap back and forth. I'm currently only backing up the main hard drive through time machine. I'm looking for a solution that will allow m
Re: Backup solutions
by Andrew Richards 8 years ago
What's your budget Best, Andy
editing on an iPad
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I want to take an iPad on a trip and be able to edit some short vacation videos on it. The two apps I'm looking at are iMovie and Avid. I currently use FCP 6 and am switching to Premeire CS5.5. Just c
Re: diting on an iPad
by Jacob Lanum 8 years ago
Get the avid app. The imovie app is VERY limiting
Question about using a Countryman E6 mic without a mixer/pre-amp
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I want to use a Countryman E6 mic to record some spoken word directly into a screen recording program called ScreenFlow. I do not have access to a preamp mixer, so the mic will need to be plugged in d
Re: Question about using a Countryman E6 mic without a mixer/pre-amp
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I have an XLR cable to go from the mic and into the mini mic port for the computer. Why would the mic get fried from being plugged directly into the computer Thanks.
Advice on camera to use for video shoot?
by kat hayes 8 years ago
I want to shoot some footage that will be used for a 30-45 second web based commercial. The footage will not have any audio recorded on location, and the video will have quick cuts and different angle
Re: Advice on camera to use for video shoot?
by kat hayes 8 years ago
Could you elaborate a bit on the 5D advantages over the HVX200 I know the HVX has better audio controls. How else does the 5D perform better over the HVX besides the shallow depth of field I guess I'm
Recommended Mics
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I want to buy some mics for students to use while learning to shoot video with cameras. They will conduct interviews, do commentating like a newscaster, and shoot scripted video. I'm thinking of getti
Re: Recommended Mics
by kat hayes 9 years ago
We are going to get a lav also. When I go to BH's site, they have a lot of different variations of the Countryman B6 and EMW and B3. We are not going to get a mixer just yet, so it will have to be plu
Recommended way to plug mic into Mac?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
What is the easiest and least expensive way to plug a handheld mic like the M58 into a Mac and be able to control the levels Thanks in advance.
Re: Recommended way to plug mic into Mac?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Thanks!
Recommended tripods?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good tripod for use with a DVX 100, AF100, or any other camera we may want to use I prefer if it is lighter in weight while still sturdy. A fluid head is important. I have no id
Re: Recommended tripods?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Is that price range enough to get a good tripod, or just an OK one Thanks.
Advice on buying a new 3TB drive
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I want to get a new 3 TB 7,200 rpm drive for my Macpro. I am looking at drives from http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search atclk=Capacity_3TB&ci=6525&N=429454238... Does anyone have any opinions regardin
Re: Advice on buying a new 3TB drive
by kat hayes 9 years ago
What is the RPM of a SSD How much of a difference will editing from a SSD make Thanks.
Advice for buying a quality hard drive?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Not sure where else to ask this, so this seemed like the best place. I want to get a new 3 TB 7,200 rpm drive for my Macpro. I am looking at drives from http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search atclk=Capac
Re: Advice for buying a quality hard drive?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
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Suggestiongs for small lighting kit?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I want to buy some lights that students can use to learn basic lighting. We do not have a dedicated space for setting up the lights, so these maybe used in a corner of a classroom, or maybe in a hallw
Re: Suggestiongs for small lighting kit?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
How are the quality of these lights compared with KNO FLO Are there quality differences They do seem like a lot less money. Thanks.
Recommended accessories for Cinema 4D?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
We are going to find an instructor to start teaching Cinema 4D at our school, though I know nothing about the software. Besides the computers and displays, are there any accessories or peripherals tha
Re: Recommended accessories for Cinema 4D?
by Adam Trachtenberg 9 years ago
Wacoms can be useful for BodyPaint (3d painting) but not necessary and other than that, nothing is required. Best to put the funds into higher-end hardware (RAM, graphics card, cpu).
Lighting hands against a green screen?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I want to shoot video of my hands and some of my arms in front of a green screen holding markers and pens that I will later bring into After Effects to make it seem like I am writing on different boar
Re: Lighting hands against a green screen?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Thanks for your responses. Attached are a couple sample images of how I might want to shoot the video of the hands. Any ideas or suggestions for how to light this I understand the basics of lighting i
Basic Setting Advice
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I am new to the HVX and want to shoot video of my hands and some of my arms in front of a green screen holding markers and pens that I will later bring into After Effects to make it seem like I am wri
Re: Basic Setting Advice
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Hi Chris, 1. what do you mean by "Think about motion blur " 2. Should shooting at 720p even be considered if 1080i is an option If so, why Thanks.
Format and settings to shoot a wedding?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I'm going to shoot a wedding for a friend with the understanding that I have never done this before. I can shoot with a Sony in HDV or with a Panasonic HVX200. The Panasonic has a 4:2:2 color space wh
Re: Format and settings to shoot a wedding?
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
I've used the Panasonic and I like it. I would say 720, 1080 is overkill and chews up more drive space. More important will be for you to get familiar with manualyl controlling focus and exposure from
Baseline design skills needed?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
How much artistic background, drawing, designing do you need for being good with Maya Can you get good with the program without an understanding of graphic design, color theory, etc. Thanks.
Re: Baseline design skills needed?
by Mathias Duch 9 years ago
i have no experince with drawing or other ways of "artsy" things and im doing fine! :)
Baseline design skills needed?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
How much artistic background, drawing, designing do you need for being good with Cinema 4D Can you get good with the program without an understanding of graphic design, color theory, etc. Thanks.
Re: Baseline design skills needed?
by Scott Benson 9 years ago
You can become incredibly competent at this program without an iota of design skill. There are entire skillsets within C4D that don't require a single art class - rigging, dynamics and Xpresso (C4D's
Basic questions about Maya
by kat hayes 9 years ago
We are considering offering some Cinema 4D courses at our school and have some basic questions we are hoping someone can answer. We would like to hire someone to teach two courses, a basic and a follo
Re: Basic questions about Maya
by kat hayes 9 years ago
1. If you do not mind me asking, is this a private school, community college, etc. 2. By becoming quite "proficient" what are they able to develop after 1 term What about after 2 terms Example: A 30-s
Basic questions about Maya
by kat hayes 9 years ago
We are considering offering some Maya courses at our school and have some basic questions we are hoping someone can answer. We would like to hire someone to teach two courses, a basic and a follow up
Re: Basic questions about Maya
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I guess what I'm looking for is, I know Photohop and based on my knowledge of it, I could say that after 1 semester of an intro to Photoshop course students should be able to do work with Layers, Sele
Industry standards?
by kat hayes 9 years ago
Is there a industry standard for developing short intros and bumpers for web videos If not, what are the commonly used programs to do this Maya and Cinema 4D Thanks.
Re: Industry standards?
by Cory Petkovsek 9 years ago
For web videos, there are technological standards, but not content standards. The technology standards would be your playing technologies (flash and html5), your containers (mov, mp4, wmv), and your c
OT - survey of entry level positions
by kat hayes 9 years ago
I work with a school in LA and we want to train students in Maya, though we need some data to be able to justify funding for new courses. 1. Is there some sort of industry data out there that describe
Re: OT - survey of entry level positions
by Ben van Hamelen 9 years ago
Well, I couldn't answer it for Maya specifically, but it might be worth looking into 2010's Motion Graphic Design Census: http: motiongraphicdesigncensus.org 2011 01 motion-graphic-design-census-resul
Prerequisites to this program
by kat hayes 10 years ago
I work at a school and we are considering developing an introductory Maya course. I know nothing about the program. 1. What prerequisites, if any, would someone with ZERO Maya experience need to take
Re: Prerequisites to this program
by kat hayes 10 years ago
Thanks guys for your help!
Advice for set decorations to work with lighting and green screen
by kat hayes 11 years ago
I am going to shoot video of myself in front of a green screen and later composite in different backgrounds. One of the things I want to do is to demonstrate different items, so I want to build a cust
Re: Advice for set decorations to work with lighting and green screen
by kat hayes 11 years ago
Hi guys, Thanks for your responses! I apologize in advance for all of the questions. I was actually going to create an industrial look by getting metal type materials and placing it over a wood table.
Travel advice
by kat hayes 11 years ago
I am going to bring an HVX, tripod and laptop on a plane. I always take my laptop as a carry-on, and have not had a problem with doing so, though now that I want to also bring my HVX and tripod, I am
Re: Travel advice
by kat hayes 11 years ago
Thanks for the replies. How do you handle bringing lighting equipment I am thinking of bringing a couple of KNO lights. Thanks again!
Advice on which camera to use
by kat hayes 11 years ago
I need to shoot a series of simple interviews, without using a lighting kit (maybe an on camera mounted one) and only using a handheld mic connected directly to the camera. I have access to both a DVX
Re: Advice on which camera to use
by kat hayes 11 years ago
Hi Noah, Would I achieve a noticeable increase in either audio or video quality by using the HVX-200 instead of the DVX for this type of shoot, one with very little control of the lighting and no mixe
Release forms while shooting at conferences?
by kat hayes 11 years ago
1.) How do you conduct video based interviews on the floor of conferences trade shows without needing to get model release forms from anyone who happens to walk by the camera while you are recording 2
Re: Release forms while shooting at conferences?
by kat hayes 11 years ago
Hi Walter, Just curious, why is the verbal ok on camera not enough and a signed document is still necessary Thanks!!
Which of these mics to use for this shoot?
by kat hayes 12 years ago
I want to shoot some simple videos that will consist of a camera setup in a single spot while I am talking to the camera. I will be around 10-12ft from the camera. I am going to connect either a ME 66
Re: Which of these mics to use for this shoot?
by kat hayes 12 years ago
Hi Ty, I am thinking of going without using a mixer to keep the shoots simple. Will I be sacrificing much in terms of sound quality if I use either of those two mics OR will I just be missing out main
Physical Dimensions of a SD 480i Project
by kat hayes 12 years ago
I want to import still images into a SD 480 FCP project. I might do some zooms on parts of the pictures. 1. What is the native resolution physical dimensions of video or images that are included in th
Re: Physical Dimensions of a SD 480i Project
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
DPI means Dots Per Inch (IN PRINT) PPI means Pixels per inch.. which is how graphics are measure Inches means nothing in the world of video as the same signal goes to screens of all sizes DPI PPI mean
When is it best to down convert?
by kat hayes 13 years ago
When working with video shot at 1080 that will ultimately be delivered on SD DVD, at what point should it be down converted After being injested into Final Cut Pro, after editing it, or prior to bring
Re: When is it best to down convert?
by walter biscardi 13 years ago
This has been covered quite a bit on this forum, but the easy answer is in Compressor. Just edit HD, export HD, then have Compressor make a 16:9 DVD file.Walter Biscardi, Jr. Biscardi Creative Media H
Monitor stopped working
by kat hayes 13 years ago
We have been using a Sony AC-LMD9 production monitor and all of a sudden the screen has gone greyscale and will not display any color. Any ideas of what might have happened Thanks.
Re: Monitor stopped working
by Aaron zander 13 years ago
More info please. Have you tried switching input, what input are you using, what are you going from etc.
Best Way To Bring In Music
by Patrick Morrow 13 years ago
What is the best way to bring in downloaded music from I Tunes to FCP Thanks!!! Patrick Morrow
Re: Best Way To Bring In Music
by kat hayes 13 years ago
Thanks again.
Saving files
by kat hayes 13 years ago
I'm a student and have access to Audition, though I do not have access to a manual. I need to save a copy of the .ses non-compressed file so I can go back in later and edit it, though when I try to sa
Re: Saving files
by willie toth 13 years ago
IF you go to help you will find all the info you need ... You choose how to save things, if it defaults to a compressed format then you might have recorded the session in something other than 44.1 ..
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