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Forum: Equipment 08-13-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By AcousticAl
And then DigiBeta came along with pre-read heads...

And then DigiBeta came along with pre-read heads and we could make cross-dissolves between two clips from the same source tape and we thought we’d died and gone to heaven.



100%

The Wacom...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By AcousticAl
Geez... folks caught up in the “I don’t use it...

Geez... folks caught up in the “I don’t use it myself, so there’s no reason you should” way of thinking.

Edit controllers - tactile control surfaces - can speed up workflow. It’s not as black and...
Forum: Computers/Software 08-05-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,123
Posted By AcousticAl
Just curious. Have you actually used Pinnacle? ...

Just curious. Have you actually used Pinnacle?

I’ve played with it on several different machines (all well above the minimum system requirements) and have had nothing but problems... the same...
Forum: Documentary 07-29-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By AcousticAl
I’m with Rik. I’m interested to see the final...

I’m with Rik. I’m interested to see the final version.

Sound design impacts perception of the visuals. Again, right now it’s just... incomplete.
Forum: Computers/Software 07-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By AcousticAl
I loved my Commodore 64! We had MAD Magazine’s...

I loved my Commodore 64! We had MAD Magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy”... I played the hell outta that game.

AVID MC First may be a decent option. Unlike ProTools First, you have unlimited projects and...
Forum: Documentary 07-29-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By AcousticAl
As a viewer, that does not work for me. It’s only...

As a viewer, that does not work for me. It’s only frustrating that the text is too fast to read. The silence and the type-on effect do not indicate fast-paced but rather come across as...
Forum: Documentary 07-28-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By AcousticAl
Without the narration, I coudn’t stick with this...

Without the narration, I coudn’t stick with this for long. At 1:45 it goes dead silent, and that’s where you lost me. I know that’ll change with the narration, but it needs something else there, too....
Forum: Newbies 07-23-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By AcousticAl
Beware cheap softbox kits from eBay. Cheap...

Beware cheap softbox kits from eBay.

Cheap tungsten softboxes are fire hazards. Cheap fluorescent sofbox kits have nasty green or magenta shifts and may flicker.



He’s said specifically that...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By AcousticAl
I wouldn’t. The VideoMicro isn’t the...

I wouldn’t.

The VideoMicro isn’t the strongest mic in terms of output, and the extension is unbalanced. The longer the extenstion, the more noise and potention RF you’ll introduce. Just use it to...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By AcousticAl
NTG-2 boomed overhead, plus RØDELink on the...

NTG-2 boomed overhead, plus RØDELink on the talent. Always good to have a backup. The boomed shotgun may sound more natural, but if the subject moves off-axis and starts to sound distant, the lav...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By AcousticAl
Any chance you set the globes into the fixtures...

Any chance you set the globes into the fixtures with bare hands?
Forum: Computers/Software 07-19-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By AcousticAl
Audacity is an app best for no-budgets and...

Audacity is an app best for no-budgets and amateurs to do select surgery on idividual clips.

But if you pay attention to the OP and her post history so far... ProTools and Reaper are WAY above the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-15-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By AcousticAl
Gladly:

Gladly:
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By AcousticAl
Okay, so you’ve set up the scene with a drawing...

Okay, so you’ve set up the scene with a drawing on the wall. Follow it with a reveal.

READ THIS. (http://www.scriptmag.com/features/screenplay-format-use-camera-directions-for-screenplays)
Forum: Newbies 07-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By AcousticAl
Right, but any daylight outside the window is...

Right, but any daylight outside the window is going to need some firepower for an interior foreground or the window will blow out and the sunlit landscape will be of no use.
Forum: Newbies 07-12-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By AcousticAl
It takes a lot of light to compete with the sun....

It takes a lot of light to compete with the sun. Does the window have to be in the background?

You can use the light coming in through the window as your key light if you have a decent background...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By AcousticAl
I’d be more concerned with how the ship was shot....

I’d be more concerned with how the ship was shot. It’s soft and fuzzy/grainy. Between that and the shake in the ship (not sure how you added that, but it’s distracting), it looks very much like a...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By AcousticAl
PoorTools? Yeesh... Look, Reaper may work...

PoorTools? Yeesh...

Look, Reaper may work fine for some. HitFilm may work fine for some. The thing is, those are perfectly fine if you’re doing your own thing in your own workspace. The minute you...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,577
Posted By AcousticAl
So, yeah... there are a couple things here that...

So, yeah... there are a couple things here that need to be mentioned.

First, a dedicated audio editing app is ALWAYS better for editing audio than a dedicated video editing app or compositing app....
Forum: Indie 07-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By AcousticAl
Sound design and mixing on a short film, along...

Sound design and mixing on a short film, along with a complete overhaul of my edit suite... new computer, updated apps, updated plug-ins, new audio interface, new control surface.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By AcousticAl
Since you’re dealing with mixed lighting...

Since you’re dealing with mixed lighting temperatures - you have daylight coming in, plus whatever (tungsten?) fixtures are in the house - you want to grab bi-color LEDs. Get a larger panel that can...
Forum: Directing 07-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By AcousticAl
https://youtu.be/MXmN_97rVw0

https://youtu.be/MXmN_97rVw0
Forum: Pennsylvania 07-01-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By AcousticAl
You’re missing the point. You aren’t going...

You’re missing the point.

You aren’t going to go from zero experience to multi-million-dollar project overnight. Nobody’s going to throw money into it for you. You certainly aren’t the first to...
Forum: Post Production 06-26-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By AcousticAl
I don’t know any professional, semi-professional,...

I don’t know any professional, semi-professional, or pro-sumer NLE that automatically animates stills.

HitFilm and DaVinci both: drop your still into the timeline and adjust it to fill the frame,...
Forum: Pre-Production 06-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By AcousticAl
That is legal advice. Seek an attorney. As...

That is legal advice. Seek an attorney.

As for licensing, go by the general rule of thumb that if it isn’t yours and it isn’t public domain, you can assume that it needs to be licensed. Is it a...
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