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Entries from September 2008

HDV Stay Away From JVC MiniDV Tapes ( MDV60DU )

September 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Before I began shooting behind the scenes for Dogs of Chinatown I bought 50 JVC MiniDV Tapes ( MDV60DU ). I shot over 36 hours of behind the scenes and I had trouble from tape one. Never experiencing HDV before the shoot I had nothing to base this on. It was the […]

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Short Film Friday: Pencil Face

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments

If I found this pencil I would’ve whooped some ass in pencil fighting. That just shows where my mind was when I was a kid. I actually sawed of the end of a shovel and my day drilled the center hollow and placed led in the middle. We shaved and sanded it […]

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Our Dotmatrix Project with Project Tritium

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

In August, Blake, Micah and I shot Project Tritium for the dotmatrix project at The Green Burro downtown Greensboro. We set up three 1k lowell lights and did some hard lighting and shot the song at a high shutter speed on 2 Panasonic HVX200s and a Canon HV20. Had to color correct […]

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Tags: Art · Creative · Music · Video

How to Encode Faster in Compressor with Apple Qmaster

September 23rd, 2008 · 18 Comments

This was a real pain to learn. I hope this helps many of you DVD Authors that have a laptop and a desktop. Good luck!
How to Encode Faster in Compressor with Apple Qmaster from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

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Tags: Apple · Tips · Video

Dogs of Chinatown Screening Streaming Tonight

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

We love the web and are using it to bring you to the party. Over at All Aces Media we are streaming the party tonight at 7:30 pm for the premiere for Dogs of Chinatown for the crew and actors who couldn’t make it. You are welcome to the show too.

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Capture Now With HDV

September 20th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Not happening! Tomorrow I’m going to shoot the audience for the private screening for Dogs of Chinatown. Only problem is I can’t figure out how to capture directly to my computer with a firewire connection to my camera. I can do it with no problem if I use DV-NTSC and capture in […]

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AVCHD Test… The Choice Is Yours

September 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Anyone in NC or the world want to lend me an AVCHD camcorder so I can finally run some tests on it and make a tutorial on how to capture footage?
Ideally the camera manufacturers are the ones I’m hinting at here. But if you live in Greensboro and want to drop it […]

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How To Make Chapter Markers For DVD Studio Pro in Final Cut Pro

September 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I hope I don’t confuse you with this video. It really is simple.
How to Make Chapter Markers In Final Cut Pro for DVD Studio Pro from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Tips · Video

Gotta Pay The Bills Somehow

September 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I took a PA job. When I was younger I dreaded being a Production Assistant (PA) because I had so much talent and everyone should listen to me. Now at my ripe age of Manhood, and a bit of humility…I’ve decided to accept a PA position with a production team coming through Greensboro, […]

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Elk: Hot Breathing

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

When you first start to watch this video you begin to think, yup another T&A music vid. Get through it…you’ll be in for a really stunning surprise. Impressive to say the least.
Elk – Hot Breathing from Elk on Vimeo.

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Tags: Music · Video