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Entries from August 2008

The Next Great American Martial Arts Film… Beat Down Boogie

August 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

BEAT DOWN BOOGIE pre-production diary 1 from All Aces Media on Vimeo.
Any questions?

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Tags: Filmmaker · Original · Video

Guess Where I Will Be Thursday Night

August 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Guess Where I Will Be Thursday Night

Looking for future filmmakers for the next and following months. Huge thanks goes to Blake and Micah to help me out for this month’s show. If you want to know more about The dotmatrix project check it out. Hope to see you at the show Thursday night.

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Tags: Creative · Filmmaker · Music

Film Festival Idea

August 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If I were a new film distribution company I would go ahead and invest in creating a film festival. The top films will be guaranteed to be distributed at the next film market we attend. This way you have the films come to you and you can make a slight profit while doing […]

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Tags: Ideas

Time Lapse in Fuquay

August 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Time Lapse in Fuquay

Time Lapse In Fuquay Varina from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

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Tags: Video

Why Does HDV Suck in Final Cut Pro

August 25th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Why? Can anyone give me a reason why capturing HDV always crashes the log and capture and the timecode breaks so easily. The only setting that I can use without any worries is the Apple Intermediate Codec. The problem with that codec is the same as the HDV, it breaks the video […]

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Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro · Help

YouSendIt Plugin for Final Cut Pro

August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on YouSendIt Plugin for Final Cut Pro

Thanks to the Digital Production Buzz for cluing me in on a new plugin from for Final Cut Pro. When I was at the HOW conference in Atlanta in 07 a rep from told me about this. But it was only in development at that time. Here is the info from […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Freeware

Alive In Baghdad Arrested In Beijing

August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Alive In Baghdad Arrested In Beijing

Brian Conley, a friend of mine and the creator of Alive in Baghdad was among 6 people recently arrested in Beijing, China while traveling to cover pro-Tibet demonstrations.

Update from his wife Eowyn…
As of about 8 pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, August 21 Brian and 5 others had been detained for approximately 77 hours, […]

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Tags: Filmmaker

Product Review: Boris Final Effects Complete 5

August 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

When I first installed Boris Final Effects Complete 5, I was pretty unimpressed. I felt it was pretty ordinary and I was really bummed that a top name like Boris would put out a product like this. If you just drop these filters on your video tracks you would get those results. […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews

Relax and Enjoy

August 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Time Lapse of Clouds in Swoope, VA from Andy Coon on Vimeo.
I visited my good friend Jarod Kearney in Swoope, VA. He has been inviting me since he moved there about a year ago. I finally got a chance and enjoyed every minute. He lives in Swoope, VA next to Staunton, VA…not […]

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Tags: Personal · Video

Qmaster Cluster Buster

August 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I wasted yet another day trying to figure out how to run a Qmaster Cluster between my desktop and my laptop while encoding a file for DVD Authoring. Bad news is I tried so many tutorials and looked endlessly through the compressor/qmaster discussion board and found jibberish…until I came across a post that had […]

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Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro