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Forum: Post Production 12-17-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
With Neat Video if your video comes out looking...

With Neat Video if your video comes out looking too smooth and plasticky it means you're using too much noise reduction. You need to play with the advanced controls to tune it and find a balance...
Forum: Post Production 12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
There's a reason Pluraleyes is still the primary...

There's a reason Pluraleyes is still the primary recommendation - while both Premier & FCPX are capable of syncing audio and video, the workflow isn't particularly efficient for large numbers of...
Forum: Post Production 12-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
I've had the opposite experience - I've never...

I've had the opposite experience - I've never really had an issue getting good looking DVD encodes assuming I start with a high quality master.

In general I've found you'll get the best results...
Forum: Hollywood 12-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
I upgraded one of the drives in my laptop a few...

I upgraded one of the drives in my laptop a few months back, but started having issues with it - noise, slowdowns, unmounting itself, etc. Just got a new one, cloned everything over except for about...
Forum: Hollywood 12-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
I'd have them throw the tinsel and suddenly the...

I'd have them throw the tinsel and suddenly the tree is on fire and everyone's running around screaming and the camera gets knocked over and lands on it's side right next to a glass ornament in which...
Forum: Narrative 12-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
The concept is decent, but the execution is...

The concept is decent, but the execution is lacking. You could build the sense of escalating frustration better (and keep the overall film more interesting) if you used more angles and did some more...
Forum: Hollywood 12-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Sounds like a cool idea. Sort of the Newman's Own...

Sounds like a cool idea. Sort of the Newman's Own of movie studios.

Unfortunately I think you're getting way ahead of yourself. Before you can donate your profits to charity, you need to be...
Forum: Post Production 12-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
You're talking about DVD burners, connected to a...

You're talking about DVD burners, connected to a computer, either internal or USB, right? Not a standalone DVD recorder hooked up via video cables?

If so the burner has absolutely nothing to do...
Forum: Hollywood 12-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
You missed the part about the 10:1 shooting ratio...

You missed the part about the 10:1 shooting ratio - so that's 20 hours of raw source files, or nearly 100TB if we go with your 55mb/frame number.

But realistically you're probably not going to...
Forum: Hollywood 12-14-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
New 8TB drives and failure stats

There have been a few threads recently about expanding storage/external drives, etc so I thought this might be of interest.

Seagate has released an 8TB drive which sells bare for just $260!
...
Forum: Hollywood 12-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Here's the thing - there's a pattern we see...

Here's the thing - there's a pattern we see pretty regularly around here.

People drop in with unrealistic, grandiose plans, certain of the inevitability of near-term success, but with little...
Forum: Hollywood 12-13-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Something along the lines of The Last Shot maybe....

Something along the lines of The Last Shot maybe.

The crowdfunding scam goes unexpectedly well because people get really excited about the film, and it gets a ton of press as one of the largest...
Forum: Hollywood 12-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
You certainly could be right. To me there's just...

You certainly could be right. To me there's just not enough smoke and mirrors there to indicate that - I could put a far more sophisticated trail together in an afternoon. It doesn't come across as...
Forum: Hollywood 12-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
I got curious, and did a little more digging....

I got curious, and did a little more digging. Starting with this:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dashawn-thomas/90/b01/267

which links to this site:

http://representativesglobal.webs.com/
...
Forum: Hollywood 12-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Wheat's final edit is actually a pretty good...

Wheat's final edit is actually a pretty good scam. If you've got access to say a 100 stolen credit card numbers (relatively easy to get online), using them to contribute to a kickstarter campaign...
Forum: Hollywood 12-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Exactly, as I just posted in one of the many...

Exactly, as I just posted in one of the many other threads on this the cost of servicing a loan of that scale is likely to run over $200,000 per month...
Forum: Pre-Production 12-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
There's very little information online about...

There's very little information online about "Edmund james commercial lending" other than their website, which claims they do a lot of things but doesn't provide much in the way of specifics - and...
Forum: Business/Legal 12-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
This is actually one of the arguments against...

This is actually one of the arguments against doing free or very low cost work if you're trying to make a career or build a business - it's very difficult to charge a client more once you've...
Forum: Hollywood 12-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
You kind of have to look at productions like this...

You kind of have to look at productions like this as something akin to golf, or skiing, or scuba diving, etc - a hobby. All of these hobbies require a fairly significant outlay of cash to get...
Forum: Business/Legal 12-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Can you be more specific about the "business...

Can you be more specific about the "business registration liscences" etc that you need to get - and where you need to get them from?

$8000 seems excessive. I think I spent about $2-300 total to...
Forum: Hollywood 12-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,367
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Based on the numbers here: ...

Based on the numbers here:

http://www.the-numbers.com/market/

There's been a gradual downward trend in ticket sales since the peak around 2002. Box office revenues have gone in the opposite...
Forum: Hollywood 12-10-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,367
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Universal hits record profits with no blockbusters in 2014

Very interesting article on Universal's success this year with a full slate of relatively inexpensive films:
...
Forum: Narrative 12-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Nice work, I definitely think these are improving...

Nice work, I definitely think these are improving with each episode.
Forum: Post Production 12-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,283
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
I wouldn't say that article is particularly...

I wouldn't say that article is particularly relevant in this context; they're addressing drives that go beyond the typical desktop speeds (5400 - 7200 rpm). The metric they are comparing (IOPS)...
Forum: Post Production 12-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,283
Posted By ItDonnedOnMe
Raw is a the only place where you're likely to...

Raw is a the only place where you're likely to run into speed issues, but you're also not likely to be editing it directly - you'll generate prores proxies to edit with, and only use the actual raw...
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