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REVIEW: Luca Visual FX Film Leaders

February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Luca Visual FX has a treat for anyone with a throwback style. I absolutely love this video generator. The effect is a damaged film leader, why you would use it? Perfect to start a music video or a transition into old footage or a great effect to overlay on top of your […]

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Review: Yanobox Moods

February 17th, 2012 · No Comments

I do not have a disclosure about my the reviews that I do for plug-ins. What you should know is I try to be as honest as possible about the plugin for the professional freelancer or amateur that spends their hard earned money wisely. There are many kinds of professionals in this field, […]

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Light Sweep Plug-in for Final Cut Pro and Motion

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments

FxPack that contains five plug-ins (Fake 3D, Light Sweep, Drop Shadow, Numbers and Grow Bounds) mainly for Apple Motion. You can find more information and download it from my blog.

I am so happy to find this Light Sweep plug-in by Tapio Haaja. This free plug-in was created in FxFactory and only works in FxFactory […]

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January 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Rode Microphones has made an announcement that sounds very interesting especially if you are an all in one producer. I’ve been using Rode mics with great success for the past 6 years and recommend their products to any independent producer. Check out the specs and tell me what you think.

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CrumplePop ShinkRay X free for FCP X for a very limited time

November 21st, 2011 · No Comments

CrumplePop ShrinkRay X
CrumplePop is pleased to announce ShrinkRay X, a fully-featured tilt-shift effect for Final Cut Pro X. With ShrinkRay X, you can make big scenes appear strikingly tiny, whether it is buildings, people, or landscapes. ShrinkRay X is available as a free download from the CrumplePop web site for one week, after which the […]

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Cool Uses of a Monopod with DSLR

January 19th, 2011 · No Comments

My friends over at Beat Down Boogie are sharing their techniques of getting some high quality shots with some very simple and easy to use techniques.

Check em out.

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Follow Focus with Legos for DSLR Cameras

October 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

For the past year I have been shooting the majority of my work with the Canon 7D. I absolutely love the image. Here is a very clever idea how to make a follow focus with legos for any digital SLR camera.

Here is the video on how to make it.

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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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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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Short Film Friday: MODERN WAR GEAR SOLID – ACT 1

July 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

My buddies are at it again. Micah and his crew went out and shot a very cool parody of two popular video games and came up with a great short action film.

The idea behind this short is to get eyes and potential sponsorship for Micah’s next feature film called, “Beat Down Boogie.” A […]

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