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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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Tags: Filmmaker · Profession

Freelance Provider Once Again

June 13th, 2011 · No Comments

If you hear any news about the economy recovering let me tell you that the news source you are getting that from is full of shit. That being said on July 1 2011, there will be a flood of new applicants filing to the unemployment offices across the country. No, I do not […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · News · Personal

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

Upcoming Conversation with Independent Filmmaker Todd Tinkham

July 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Todd Tinkham is an accomplish Independent filmmaker from Hillsborough, NC. He type casted me in his film and I enjoyed every second being on his set. His crew was some of the most professional and kind that I’ve worked with. It felt like a close knit family and everyone was helping each […]

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Tags: Conversation · Filmmaker · Podcast

Short Film Friday: Pennies Heart

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

From the beautiful minds of Phos Pictures…

Produced: Lukas Korver
Directed/Edited: Eliot Rausch
Director of Photography: Lukas Korver, Matt Taylor
Song: The First Days of Spring / Noah and the Whale
the 3rd life of 8LIVES / Documentary Release 2010
For more information on Penny (

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Tags: Documentary · Original · Short Film Friday · Video

Easily Make a Skater Dolly

May 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Big thanks to Rob Imbs over at for this great how-to video.

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Tags: Filmmaker · Ideas

Every Film Contract That You Can Think of…and Then Some

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Film they have it all from Accounting to Vehicles and Transportation.

• Accounting
• Authorizations
• Breakdown
• Budgeting
• Call Sheets
• Cast
• Check Lists
• Cinematography
• Crew
• Deal Memos
• Equipment
• Insurance
• Lighting
• Locations
• Post-Production Forms
• Pre-Production Forms
• Production Forms
• Production Logs
• Production Reports
• Releases
• Requests
• Safety Forms
• Scheduling
• Sign-Out Forms
• Sound & Music
• Stock Inventory
• Storyboarding
• Stunts
• […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Tips

Review: SUGARfx HUD

October 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

What is SUGARfx HUD?
A unique set of plug-ins to make your video look like it’s being seen through binoculars, weapon sights, old cameras and a wide range of high-tech gadgetry.
The trial, unlockable version of HUD comes with the standard FxFactory installer.
The Review
HUD comes with 3 filters, Binoculars, On Screen Display and Target. FxFactory can […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews

Off to NATPE LATV Fest

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

I arrived in LA yesterday around 2 PM, after missing the connecting flight in Houston. Took a cab to Philippa’s house a good high school friend, where her neighbor took me to her car. Got in her car and was on my way to another old friend from Montclair. Simon Cote and […]

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Tags: Ideas · Profession

Free Film Releases and Documents

June 11th, 2009 · No Comments

When I was preparing for The Corporate Assassin shoot this past Sunday I found a useful site that has all the documents that I needed for the shoot.

Talent Release
Location Release
Call Sheet
Cast & Crew Contact sheets

And more check it out.

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Tags: Freeware · News