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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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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Profession · Software · Video

Five Essential Apps and Tools for Freelancers

December 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

LOCKERGNOME has 5 essential apps for any freelancer. No complaints from me. Any other suggestions?

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Tags: Profession

Freelance Crap Take 1

June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

I don’t know if this is a joke or not. Here is the ad…

I have an idea in my head about the type of loyal, ambitious, talented person I think could fill this position.
I see it as an opportunity. I worked crazy hours and really cared about what I did coming up. I expect […]

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Tags: Message · Personal

PHYX Keyer 2.0 Easy to Use Chroma Keyer

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I love what PHYX has done for pulling the perfect chroma key. Keyer 2.0 is an amazing plugin for FxFactory that will allow you to pull the perfect key in Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects or Final Cut Express.
If I had PHYX Keyer 2.0, 4 years ago my job would’ve been so much […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Reviews · Tips · Video

New Version of Final Cut Pro “Awesome”

February 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

TechCrunch posted about Final Cut Pro’s newest update and said “It’s Spectacular”. Where did they get that adjective?
a small group of video editors were on the Apple campus recently in order to preview the new version of video editing software, which is in the same space as Avid and Adobe Premier. Apparently Apple is […]

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Software

Editors Christmas Wishlist

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tis the season to be want the things we cannot have. Maybe I should speak for myself. Here is a list of items that this editor would love to have this year for Christmas.

Editors Retreat
Why not? A chance to go to Miami, FL during the coldest time of the year and get […]

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Tags: Personal

Final Cut Pro Tutorial: How to Multiclip Edit

June 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

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Tags: Final Cut Pro · Tips

8 Great Arrogant Tips From A Documentary Programmer

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I can understand that Basil Tsiokos has seen it all and sometimes enough is enough.
Basil Tsiokos is Programming Associate, Documentary Features for the Sundance Film Festival. He also screens for POV, has been a guest curator for the Jacob Burns Film Center, and regularly watches hundreds a film a year through programming or […]

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Tags: Filmmaker

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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Tags: Filmmaker · Final Cut Pro · Message

This Is Who I Am

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I grab my mail and what kind of marketing material do I find? Gold, how the hell did they know that I wanted a college sweatshirt with my name on it. Wonder what my clients would say if I was walking around the set with my sweatshirt on?

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Tags: Personal · Thinking