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Entries from May 2009

My Birthday Wish

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

As a kid I always wished for more than I deserved, I think we all do that, but I was never disappointed. When you are around friends and family and celebrate the day you were born, it is the best feeling in the world.
May 31st, is my birthday and I have an […]

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Tags: Creative · Personal · Profession

Product Review: CHV-Electronics Plugins for Final Cut Pro Part 1

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

This is the first part of a few reviews for CHV-Electronics. In this review I concentrate on the Filters and Transitions, QC Integration FX V1.7.1. CHV-Plugins are great and allow you to open your imagination to create your own custom plugin with their Quartz Composer Developer Tool. What is Quartz Composer you […]

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Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Video

Thank You Adam Ross

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Today a family is grieving, friends are sorrow and Greensboro filmmakers are mourning the loss of Adam Ross. He employed many filmmakers in this community and made films how he wanted them made. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
I don’t think I’ve ever wrote about Adam Ross on here. Adam […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Personal

Free Screening of Dogs of Chinatown

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments

If you live in the Triad, NC, I suggest you come out and see an independent film that was shot exclusively in the Triad. Micah, Blake, and myself worked endlessly on this feature and would like to share it with you. The screening is on Tuesday night in Winston-Salem, NC @ 9 PM. […]

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Tags: Personal

Sonicfire Pro 5 Is Here… Wow!

May 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Final Cut Pro Guru Larry Jordan walks us through a demo of Sonicfire Pro 5. I want more after watching this. Cool app.

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Software

Conversation With Harvey Robinson of Monkeywhale.com Part 2

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Check out Part 1 here. And always check up what Harvey and the gang are up to at Monkeywhale.com.
It was a pleasure Harvey…looking forward working with you in the future.

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Tags: Conversation · Filmmaker · Podcast

Smart Business

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

I was on a shoot earlier today. My client wanted to get one of his clients to do a video testimonial for his business. The shoot was scheduled for 2 1/2 hours. My rate for coming out to shoot is a minimum of $200 for up to four hours. He did […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Profession

Conversation with Harvey Robinson of Monkeywhale.com Part 1

May 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

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I did it again. Once I start talking I can’t stop. So I split the conversation up. Harvey is a real low key seriously talented kat. But don’t let all this serious artistic video fool ya. He has a dry sense of humor that makes Death […]

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Tags: Conversation · Filmmaker · Podcast · Profession

Product Review: Crumplepop For Final Cut Pro

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Crumplepop is a cool add on to your bag of tools. This is made especially if you are an editor that doesn’t have the time or the skill to make your own lower thirds or overlays to present information. It is real easy to use and comes in HD which means you can […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Video

What To Charge For Your Services

May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I got a few emails from my last post and I thought now would be a great time to discuss this topic.
What should I charge for my services?
Right now my rate for any service is $50 an hour, with a minimum of $200 to shoot.
10 years ago you had videographers charge […]

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