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Entries from August 2010

Short Film Friday: Confessions of The Doorway Killer

August 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This was a demonstration on how to shoot an interview during the video production class at Welfare Reform Liaison Project in Greensboro, North Carolina, that I instruct.
As the instructor, I was trying to show how to show drama with certain lighting and different tripod height.
The students were then asked who would like to act as […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Short Film Friday · Video

Aquafadas PulpFX Abstract 1.1 Plugin for Final Cut Pro

August 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Aquafada’s PulpFX Abstract 1.1 is a generator for Final Cut Pro. This is a well deserved improved upgrade from 1.0. When I reviewed 1.0, I liked the the plugin but I had some issues with how the generator handled displaying the titles of the pics. They have fixed that…here’s how.
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Tags: Creative · Final Cut Pro · Reviews

Conversation with Independent Filmmaker Todd Tinkham

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

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I met Todd through another filmmaker friend, Ajit Anthony Prem. Our brief introduction left an impression on him…he casted me to play a bruiser in his newest film Southland of the Heart. I accepted and was part of magic that day. Not the kind of magic that I […]

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Tags: Conversation · Filmmaker · Podcast

Review: Class on Demand – Advanced Training for Apple Color

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Once again Class on Demand does a top notch job with their training DVDs, this time with Advanced Training for Apple’s Color.
The Instructors
Bob Sliga and Steve Hullfish are once again your trainers with Apple’s Color application….but this time it’s Advanced Training (extreme trailer music playing).
This DVD will give you a great understanding of […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Software

Fix Your Audio Levels All At Once in Final Cut Pro with Normalization

August 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Normalization…for the longest time I couldn’t figure out exactly what it did. I had audio geeks tell me to normalize everything and I’d ask, “what does it do?” The answer I always got was always to technical and in terms I couldn’t understand. I think like a video editor, so I needed it […]

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