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Entries from March 2008

Bad Voodoo’s War… Deborah Scranton At It Again

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Deborah Scranton the Director of “The War Tapes,” is at it again. This time as the Director of “Bad Voodoo’s War,” premieres Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, FRONTLINE at 9 P.M. ET on PBS.

“Here we are. It’s about 2:30 in the morning on the 2nd of October. We have been on the road […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Personal

Hard Drive Issue With The Sony HDR-SR1

March 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I received an email from Kim in the Balkins and I can’t help her cause I’ve stayed as far away as I could from the AVCHD hard drive camcorders. Here is her issue…

I am using the Sony HDR-SR1 camera with FCP 6.0.2 on a MacBook Pro with upgraded ram. I am not having […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Help

What Should I Do?

March 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I came outside my house and saw a red robin injured on my driveway. What should I do? A little voice went off in the back of my head telling me to end it’s life. Hey, I’m being honest here. I think it was my male ancestry echoing through a time […]

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Tags: Personal · Random

One and Done

March 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week I made a decision that was eating at me since I wrapped the first ConvergeSouth Film Festival which I produced in 2007. I’m not going to be a part of this year’s ConvergeSouth Film Festival. I have to focus on my professional career and be more assertive with my freelancing opportunities […]

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Tags: Personal

I’m Plugged In But Turned Off

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the main reason why I don’t watch the news.

The FCC just sits on their asses and will fine a network for obscenity… what the fuck is this kind of news? It’s not accurate, full of lies and it is the most obscene piece of television there is.
This is the reason […]

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Tags: Message · Personal · Video

The DotMatrix Project… Filmmakers Needed

March 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Sean, my brother, is the director of the dotmatrix project which is kicking off on April 24th, 2008 at The Burro, in Greensboro, NC. Sean has taken the pill and is opening himself up to the music industry and dissecting the ridiculous nature of the music labels on his blog. It is a […]

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Tags: Creative · Filmmaker · Music · Original

FLV In Final Cut Pro

March 15th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Bevan, a recently graduated independent filmmaker in South Africa asks… “Apart from frantically finding out where i fit in in this world, I am trying to import flv files into final cut pro or find a way to convert them into something that final cut pro is happy with.”
You cannot import FLV files into Final […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Freeware · Profession · Software · Tips

On Location Day 6… I Think

March 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

These days are long and exhausting. But I’m not the only one. The crew I’ve met on this set are incredible. So talented and very down to earth. The cast are very professional and knock out long extended scenes in no more than 3 takes. Micah and Blake are shooting […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Profession

Understand HDTV Resolution?

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

VideoTapeStock.com has a great page dedicated to give you a better understanding of High Definition.
They describe:

480p
720p
1080p
Analog vs. Digital
Different Types of Digital TV

This is a smart idea for their business, putting an article in the website that helps their consumers understand HDTV better. What a great practice.

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Tags: Message · Profession

Motion 3.0.2 What Are You Doing To Me?

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m on set and my job is to archive footage and to organize the shots in each scene. That is easy and moving along well. When I got asked to put together a cool background to play on a HDTV in a scene. Well I can’t, because Motion is acting up and […]

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