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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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Tags: Filmmaker · Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Video

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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Tags: Ideas

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

Short Film Friday: Ben Pickle

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments

From the talented Nic Berry and his fantastic crew in Raleigh, NC area comes a fantastic short film.

Winner! Best Short at The Ava Gardner Film festival!!
Official Selection at numerous festivals including The Kent FF, Magnolia FF, NC Comedy Arts Festival, The Strange Beauty FF and Captain Zorikh’s New York City FF.
Ben P. was also selected […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Short Film Friday · Video

Sonicfire Pro 5 a Must For Any Final Cut Pro Editor

March 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As an independent filmmaker one of the hardest things to do is get a great score for a project. If you use Soundtrack Pro you cycle through the amazing tracks and have a difficult time finding one that you haven’t used on numerous occasions, or heard everywhere on the net or local TV. […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Music · Reviews · Software

Moviemaker’s 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Moviemaker.com has a great list of blogs that are relevant to moviemaking. Here are some of my favorites…
FreshDV
The Anonymous Production Assistant’s Blog
The Documentary Blog
Twitch
StudioDaily
FilmSound.org
The Editblog
What are some of your favorite blogs?

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Tags: Filmmaker

Short Film Friday: Lost & Found

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Written, Directed and Edited by Todd Tinkham.
When single mom and writer, Samantha, discovers a homeless woman living in her tool shed, complications arise.
This short drama won BEST SHORT FILM at the 2008 Kent Film Festival in Kent CT. It has gone on to screen at film festivals all over the US and Canada.
Featuring strong performances […]

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Nationwide Businesses Sign Up For Your Free Web Commercial

October 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Yup, Turnhere is so confident that you will love your web commercial that they will spot you 6 months with no charge. This offer is for the entire country, but if you are in the Triad area I will personally shoot your commercial. I’ve shot over 50 videos for Turnhere in this area […]

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Tags: Creative · Filmmaker · Profession

Boinx Plugin for Final Cut Pro

August 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Boinx Software and Noise Industries, teamed up to create FxTiles, a collection of 3D filters and transitions based on FxFactory for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects.
The transitions and filters that Boinx put together is a nice package. These transitions are great for videos with movement and action […]

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Plugin Review: Volumetrix 2 from idustrial Revolution

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

FxFactory Pro is absolutely amazing and the plugin developers are making filters and transitions that are simply sensational. Here is my video review of Volumetrix 2 from Idustrial Revolution part of the FxFactory Pro plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express.

My 2¢
FxFactory Pro is supplying some of the coolest and most […]

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