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Nate Boston

Producer, post production editor and motion graphics artist.
Member Since:
July 27th 2006
97 Posts
Location:
Portland, Maine
Friends:

Nicole Haddock
Adding 2D rings to a 3D car
by Nate Boston 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm trying to add some radiating rings coming out of an animated car while it's moving. Here is an example what I'm talking about - https: www.youtube.com watch v=YxmLkqVrg4c I have my scene s
Re: Adding 2D rings to a 3D car
by Nate Boston 4 years ago
Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time to write this response! I did what you suggested and it worked (almost) perfectly! Do you think this method is a better approach than than using the discs and do
Getting a TV series Syndicated
by Nate Boston 6 years ago
I have a TV series about craft beer that I'd like make available for syndication (Nationally or Internationally). The only problem is I'm not sure how to do that. Do any of you have experience with th
Re: Getting a TV series Syndicated
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
How deep are your pockets Ideas are 10 a penny. Full blown concepts are a dime a dozen. Produced pilots are maybe 10 bucks a dozen. What is valuable are two things in general. Fully produced multi-sho
Creating Custom Transitions
by Nate Boston 10 years ago
Hey all, So I've been checking out the updates for FCS 7 and like what I see. One of the things I really like is the new Alpha Transitions option. In all of the videos and articles I've seen everyone
Re: Creating Custom Transitions
by Jim Taylor 9 years ago
This might help: http: documentation.apple.com en finalcutpro usermanual index.html#chapter=47%26section=8%26tasks=true
Wanted: Freelance Videographer - Little Pay But Lots of Work
by Nate Boston 10 years ago
I just found this online, and once I finished laughing my head off, I thought you folks with get a kick out of it! It was found on Craiglist.org, under the TV FILM VIDEO section. I was originally goin
Re: Wanted: Freelance Videographer - Little Pay But Lots of Work
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
Then of course are the ads for student films and low-budget films, stating: We can't pay you. Free food and a copy of the film for your reel. Sounds tempting indeed.
Bad Audio Problems
by Nate Boston 11 years ago
Hello All, Let me start off by saying that I'm fairly new to Encore (migrating from DVD Studio Pro), so I understand how to build a DVD, but I don't understand all the settings and things with this pa
Re: Bad Audio Problems
by Nate Boston 11 years ago
Alright, so after lots of searching and trial and error, I finally figured out my problem! All of my audio was too hot! In Adobe Premiere I had everything peaking around 0db, but after reading a few o
Rockport Maine Workshops
by Kendra Pasker 12 years ago
Hello to my fellow Bovine Editors! Does anyone have experience with the Rockport Maine Workshops I'm comtemplating taking one of their editing courses for technique and (mostly) networking purposes bu
Re: Rockport Maine Workshops
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hey Nicole, Shoot me an email when you get a sec...I'd like to talk to you a bit more, but not bog down the forums with chatter. nateboston (at) comcast.net Nate
Avid Versions and Dongles
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All, Quick simple question - if I have an older version of Avid Express Pro (say 5.0), then I go out and buy a new copy of Avid Express Pro (say 5.6), can I use the key dongle that came with the
Re: Avid Versions and Dongles
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Thank you for your help! That is exactly what I needed to know! Nate
License Question
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hey All, I work in a TV station, and we only have 1 copy of Adobe Premiere. I was wondering if it was possible for me to install Premiere on my machine, using the same serial number as the other machi
Re: License Question
by Simon Bonner 12 years ago
As far as I know it will work, but you should check if your company's licence covers use on multiple machines (Adobe charges more if you want to use its programs on more than one machine). I'm not sur
Newbie Demo Reel Question
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
Ive been working on a color correction demo reel for the past couple of weeks now and was reading online about how it would not be a good idea to put still images onto your reel unless you want it in
Re: Newbie Demo Reel Question
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
You can certainly do what you'd like with your demo reel...there is no set of hard and fast rules. Personally, I wouldn't mix the two medias if you are looking for employment color correcting video. Y
Is there a way...
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
...to find and delete any all After Effects ProAnimator effects from individual files in a AE project I have an old AE project (made by someone else) that has about 40 comps, comps in comps, etc. Seve
Adding Logo to Ornament
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello faithful creatives! I'm pretty new at C4D, so I'm sure my question can be easily answered, but I'm stuck. I have a scene that I downloaded from turbosquid that has a Christmas tree branch and an
Re: Adding Logo to Ornament
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
hmmm...this sort of works, but it's not really what I'm looking for. Any other ideas The ornament has now lost it's smoothness, and the logo goes inward, rather than outward... thanks nate
Avid to Avid
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello, Is there an easy way to move a project + media on one computer, across a network, to another computer Then be able to open edit the project on the other computer Is there an export setting or s
Re: Avid to Avid
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
There are two ways to do this. Brute force and 'elegant' The brute force way is to just copy the OMFI Avid MediaFiles folder + the project to the target machine. The problem here, is that you get EVER
Avid Startup Error
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All, I just purchased Avid Express Pro 5.7.2 this week. I have installed it on my computer, when ever I open the program, I get this error message: ----------------------------------------------
Re: Avid Startup Error
by Alex Bond 11 years ago
I have this same error (ADM_DSOUND_MIXER_OPEN_ERROR) did you fix this
Timeline TImecode
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello Faithful Avid Users, I'm just learning Avid (have been a FCP user for some time now), and I'm having some difficulty figuring something out. I have no problem loading video, creating a timeline,
Re: Timeline TImecode
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Thanks for the extra info Carl! Right clicking on the record window seems to be a quicker way to get to that window. You wouldn't happen to know how to set a default timeline timecode start time, woul
Going from Avid Express to Avid Free DV
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello ALl, I am relatively new to Avid (been using FCP for years), so I'm not sure what the best way to do this is... I'm trying to take video audio I capture with Avid Express on Computer One, and mo
Re: Going from Avid Express to Avid Free DV
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Ah, okay this all makes sense now! Thank you for all your help! I'm off to find a dongle! Nate
Fade Off Problems
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello, I'm using ProAnimator 4.1.0. I have a logo that I've imported from Illustrator, made 3D, and animated using different pose's in the timeline (no presets, my own animations). The logo is a telev
Re: Fade Off Problems
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Matt, I cannont see the effect when I playback within After Effects. I have done what you instructed (interpret the movie Alpha as: Straight - Unmatted), with no improvement. The "Alpha" box is checke
Editor for Hire - Charlottesville VA
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All! I have recently moved to Charlottesville, VA and would love to find a job editing, doing motion graphics, or even shooting! I am an editor by trade, but wear many hats when it comes to the
Salary for News Editor
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello, I am moving to a new location and have found an opening for an Evening News Video Editor (full time + benefits). One of the things they request is how much you expect to get paid. I've spend my
Re: Salary for News Editor
by alan farris 12 years ago
Nate, hope your sitting down for this. Im in the top 40 market (37-40) Competitive starting rate for an editor with 1 yr exp is 20k.... very lousy if you ask me. Its completely different in the post p
Editing Demo Reel
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
I'm trying to cut a demo reel to highlight my editing skills, but keep running into the same problem - should I mix images from things I've already cut to music (like a music montage), or should I cut
Re: Editing Demo Reel
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
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Opinions and advice please...
by Nico Jones 12 years ago
Greetings all, I do motion graphics for a corporate media company. We do quite a few 3-4 minute videos for companies that consist pretty much entirely of graphics with green-screened interviewees, whi
Re: Opinions and advice please...
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Wow, that's impressive! I'm surprised you are only using AE and FCP. I would have thought you needed a true 3D program, such as cinema 4D. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade my copy of AE... Anyway, I
Kim Huston's Editing Demo Reel
by Kim Huston 12 years ago
This is the second version of a demo I had made under the strict and kind of weird regiment of the Pixar demo spec. They wanted titles between each example saying what equipment I used, what I wanted
Re: Kim Huston's Editing Demo Reel
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
If you don't have anymore graphics on hand, I would just make up some now. You need at least one more on there. The two you have go by so quickly that it's a little confusing. I think you should break
Demo reel on DVD: What size (in pixels) should it be?
by Alexei 12 years ago
Hi everyone, I want to create a demoreel on DVD to send to my potential employer. What size should it be created rendered in to be seen well on a TV What is the best practice Thanks!!!
Re: Demo reel on DVD: What size (in pixels) should it be?
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
If you're going to be burning this to a DVD it has to be 720X486. That is the standard format for television DVD's. Unless your employer has a High Definition TV and High Definition DVD player - but t
New Reel, looking for feedback!
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All, I've just completed Version 1 of my new demo reel. Some background on me:
Is there anyway to go back?
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello Everyone, Just upgraded to Final Cut Studio 2, but have still have Final Cut Studio 1 on my laptop. On the desktop I'm running FCP 6.0, but on the laptop I'm running 5.1.4. Is there a way to sav
Re: Is there anyway to go back?
by Rich Rubasch 12 years ago
Here's a better tip. BEFORE you install any FCStudio upgrade, simply add the version number to all the studio apps filenames. Final Cut Pro becomes Final Cut Pro 5.1.2. Do this to all of them....if yo
Critique Please
by flashNet 12 years ago
It's my first demo reel so your critical assessment would be greatly appreciated. http: www.flashmind.net reel.html
Re: Critique Please
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
I thought your demo had some good stuff in it, but you should def try to cut it down to the very best of the best. It was just too long for me. And honestly, I didn't even watch the entire thing. Howe
Another Newbie
by Ashley_Mae24 12 years ago
So my job enrolled me to create and design a website for them. The only problem is that I have no idea where to start. The only thing I really know is that I have to buy a domain name. After that I'm
Re: Another Newbie
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Get a new job. LOL, okay but seriously, get a new job. This is not an easy task by any means. But if you want to take stab at it, keep reading... You have to buy a domain name yes (something www.mynew
What am I missing???
by ted hyland 12 years ago
I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm taking a small sample section of my video that has a scene with medium speed panning. When I export using compressor (settings in a minute) the image gets v
Re: What am I missing???
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Have you tried going to the compressed file you made and opening it up in Quicktime Skip over DVDSP entirely and see if the files plays in Quicktime alone. If it plays back fine, go ahead and burn it.
Tables Question
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Alright, so I'm using Dreamweaver to make my website. I export the slices and html file from Photoshop. In Dreamweaver I give my table a background color (so I can delete some of the colored slices I
Re: Tables Question
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Unfortunately I'm not using Image Ready, but Photoshop. In the Photoshop export settins, I found the option to never use spacer cells. However, when I open the HTML file it generates in Dreamweaver, i
tv click effect??
by HairiChimp 12 years ago
hello everyone never had a lot of success trying to emulate tv being clicked off( effect ) usually just try using crop in then out(10fr). curious if any other editors tried anything else.. thanks.
Re: tv click effect??
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
take a look here.... http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin page_wrapper.cgi forumid=1&page=http: www.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon tv_on_off index.html
best option for WMV encoding on a Mac
by Bill Crawford 12 years ago
Hi All, I'm looking for information. For a number of years I've used both Squeeze, and Compression Master (Episode) on a Mac for WMV encoding. Both with mixed results - some good, some not so good. I
Re: best option for WMV encoding on a Mac
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
"All three apps use the same underlying code, which is currently behind the current Windows implementation (although we're working with Telestream to close that gap)." So all three app's use the came
APPLE COMPRESSOR taking a really long time to compress!!!
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
I have a 3 minute video that I just compressed the other night and it took less than 20 minutes to compress. I had to make a revision to the video and now when I try to compress it, it says its going
Re: APPLE COMPRESSOR taking a really long time to compress!!!
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Nothing. There is nothing else you can do. Just let Compressor do it's thing. A lot of times it will estimate 4 hours, but in reality only take 30 minutes. Make sure don't have anything else running o
Newbie
by Nate Vander Plas 12 years ago
I'm not really a web designer- more of a video guy - but I got this job working on a website. My inexperience is starting to show and I was wondering if there are any basic tutorials etc. to help me g
Re: Newbie
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
From one Newbie to another, I can offer you what I've learned. The basic (and this is very basic) breakdown of how a website is made is this: 1. Create a design in Photoshop or some other imaging soft
Updating my site
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Alright, so I've had the same old site for awhile now - basic HTML that I coded myself with the help of Dreamweaver. I use the site (which is currently not online) as my online demo reel, resume, "sel
Re: Updating my site
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Thank you for your response! I know this was sort of a high order question, but I appreciate your help! My experience with flash is very limited, so knowing that I shouldn't create a website entirely
Letterpress Printing Filmstrip
by alanlastufka 12 years ago
I've been working on a series of short filmstrips about the various self-publishing printing methods available. I finished the second installment today, which covers letterpress printing. I'd apprecia
Re: Letterpress Printing Filmstrip
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Not too bad for your fifth editing venture! You were able to tell a complete story, which was good. The only thing that really got me was the audio. Especially the music. The music you've chosen just
"Tape Trouble. Check VTR." Error Message....
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All, Well I keep trying to load a DVCAM tape with my Sony DSR-1500 deck, via SDI, through my AJA I O, and I consistently get this error message: "Tape Trouble. Check VTR. Do not attempt to eject
Re: "Tape Trouble. Check VTR." Error Message....
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hey thanks for the response! So I don't have another RS422 cable to try this with, nor do I have another deck to try. So I made a quick fix decision and bipassed the AJA I O entirely. I just went stra
"Tape Error" message
by Peter dewit 12 years ago
I keep getting an error during capture that say "tape trouble check VTR" and halts the capture process. The tape seems to be fine and actually continues playing even though the captrue is stopping. It
Re: "Tape Error" message
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Any of you guys find a solution I'm having the same problem with a AJA I O via SDI, and a Sony DSR-1500....
Kona 2 SDI Output
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello All, So I think the SDI output of my AJA Kona 2 maybe shot. All morning I've been trying out edit to tape a Standard Def, 720X486, Uncompressed 10-Bit, 29.97fps project via the SDI output. I'm t
Re: Kona 2 SDI Output
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Well thanks to the folks at AJA we figured it out! Apparently there was a bad install on the Kona Software. After uninstalling it via their uninstaller, then re-installing it, it worked beautifully! H
Motion Tracking
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Okay Question.... I'm working with AE 6.5 Pro, and have had some luck with the motion tracking feature. However, the motion point I have selected goes out of frame as my video source pans down. The mo
Re: Motion Tracking
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Wow, just read this article....I never thought of moving the Attach Point! Even easier than my method! Thank you!
Motion Tracking?
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Hello All, So I know there is this great feature in After Effects where you can select a pixel from your video, and AE will draw you a line of motion that you can follow (or attach a graphic to). For
Re: Motion Tracking?
by Noah Kadner 13 years ago
It's worth searching for plugins but natively no. This is an AfterFX, Shake thing more than Motion. Noah Unlock the secrets of the DVX100 and Final Cut Pro! http: www.callboxlive.com
Pixel Follow
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
I've been trying to remember if this is even possible..... I recall reading once that you can import a piece of video into AE, then choose 1 pixel from any frame, and have something else "stick" or "f
Re: Pixel Follow
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Thank you Dave!
Everything I export comes out "blocky"
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Alright, so we recently upgraded FCP to version 5.1.2 on two machines. Machine A had a hang up during the upgrade and it didn't finish. Machine B worked beautifully. Machine A is our online suit, and
Re: Everything I export comes out "blocky"
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
You're definitly right.....although I think the problem lies within FCP. I contacted Apple today about this, and they told me to delete all of FCP and re-install. Before doing this, I moved all my ext
Audio out of Sync
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Hello All, Alright, so I've been having an audio sync issue now for a couple of weeks. More specifically, I've been having an audio sync issue when I try to import something though an analog audio cab
Re: Audio out of Sync
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
I think you might be onto something....in the other suit we do have a TBC.....thanks for your help! Much appreciated!
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