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K. Forman March 20th, 2006 06:41 PM

There's a boatload of board members down there, so I wasn't sure if they had hired any locals.

Jerry Porter March 20th, 2006 06:59 PM

Hated the video!! BUT loved the creative energy. You guys go to NC A&T?? If you are local send me a PM and we should hook up on a real project. I'm looking for some creative input on a new project and have ALL my own gear. Keep up the creative work and energy. Get better at sound and lighting.

Chad Huntley March 20th, 2006 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mike Steele
haha that was an awesome video. Could you explain how to create the bus running over the biker during editing? Thanks in advance.

Thanks for the compliments everyone! The scene was actually pretty simple to do, just required a bit of image editing in post.

First what we did was setup the camera on a tripod, then, had me cross the street on the bike, then bike off camera. We timed it so that after I crossed the street safetly, a bus drove by. In Premiere, I placed the clips ontop of each other, then cropped the right side of the "me biking" clip.

So for the first part of the clip, there were two seperate clips playing. As soon as the bus was in contact with me, I took out the "me biking" clip completely, then replaced myself with a image file of me on the bike. I then keyframed it out of the scene and added the sound effect.

Hope that explains it well enough

John Holland March 20th, 2006 09:07 PM


Lighting and audio are something I'm working on and getting better at, but all things take time. I'm in the Greensboro area (of course I go to A&T) so I'll definitely send you a PM about your project. I need all the experience I can get (I'm also getting ready to purchase a camera and equipment of my own)

Andrew Wills March 21st, 2006 04:50 AM

Hello everyone! I've decided to post a link to a short film I made a year ago (Graduation short), that scored me a First for my degree. I've only recently managed to wittle it down to a more comfortable 10 minutes, so it's now up on MediaSpine and TriggerStreet.

A horrifying tale of a mother and son terrorised by the mysterious and supernatural presence of a young boy.

Kim, a young mother going through a tough divorce whilst working two jobs in plagued by visions of a nightmarish incident, which took place in her past. What are these visions and what do they mean?


Download: (13mb)
(Right click and Save Target As)

If anyone is interested, the film was shot over 3 days, for £500, on a Canon XM2. The lead actress is called Maye Choo, she has since worked on BBC's Silent Witness. The young lad was called Brandon Mac, and has never acted before! Any further questions feel free to ask!

Let me know what you all think!

Travis Cossel March 21st, 2006 11:43 PM

I enjoyed it. The pacing was good. The scares weren't too over the top. The story and style weren't all that original, but you did it well, so that's okay by me.

I did feel that a lot of the scenes were way too dark. Sometimes it was hard to see what was going on. Also, there were a number of scenes where the actress had a lot of backlight and you couldn't see her face very well. It would have been nice to have some additional light on her face for those scenes.

This is all said, however, without any knowledge of what tools you had at your disposal and how many people were helping you out. Mostly I just wanted more light in a lot of the scenes. Everything else was done very well.

Andrew Wills March 23rd, 2006 05:26 AM

In terms of tools and crew, I used a CamCrane 200, and a GlideCam, although the GlideCam was useless due to the small corridors, and I was a rubbish operator!

As for lighting, all I had was one red head, three gels, (Red, Green and Blue)some diffuser (which caught fire), and a reflector (which was useful!).

Crew wise, just me and my fiancee! I could have had a larger crew, but that house was so small, it would have made the shoot much longer just by moving people about! I prefer smaller crews anyway, things seem to get done quicker!

Glad you enjoyed it though! Thanks for your comments!

Any more?

Andrew C. Stewart March 24th, 2006 01:27 PM

Really good stuff.

The shot in the church is almost identical to a sequence we just finished shooting. Crazy!

Erick von Schulz March 24th, 2006 08:07 PM

I love Girl Scouts the movie
Here is a clip from a video I am posting right now..... it is a little low budget and cheasy.... But funny as heck.....

it was shot on a cheap DV camcorder. but looks pretty good. It is pretty compressed on google's site. but the DVD looks incredible...... Let me know what you think.. Even if you hate it......



Shawn Beats March 25th, 2006 01:12 AM

lol, i enjoyed it. damn girl guides... always picking on people

John Holland March 26th, 2006 01:45 PM

Music Video

Check out the latest music video I directed and edited. It was a three day shoot with my new $3,000 camera (Panasonic DVX100B) and a few lights and fancy tricks.


Richard Darge March 26th, 2006 01:47 PM

T-R-U-T-H a lesson in advertising
Shot this 2 days ago on the HVX using SD - dumbed up the image to give it 'the look' - took about 6 hours to cut




Glenn Davidson March 26th, 2006 02:28 PM

This is the first DVi video I viewed on my new Apple Cinema Display. I like your lighting, the bouncing cam, the profile at mic shot and the talking mirror image. That camera (and op) make for a very nice filmy look. Oh and nice job syncing the whole thing. Overall, very good.

Raji Barbir March 26th, 2006 02:34 PM


i've been making jokes on my blogs about this dumbass "truth" crap forever. I'm glad someone finally made a mockery of the commercials i hate so very much. Oh and btw, i'm a non-smoker. I'm just tired of seeing one retarded, pointless and ignorant anti-tobacco commercial after another

Nathan Donnelly March 26th, 2006 02:58 PM

2nd Resonance project - Motionless
Hey everybody, just got done with our studio's second project, a music video from local Seattle-based industrial music act Tau Factor. It was shot over a weekend on various locations, but primarily onboard the USS Turner Joy, an inactive Destroyer docked at Bremerton, WA. The other shots were done inside a small studio with greenscreen capabilities. (I was both the director and the DP) The video was shot with a Canon XL2 and edited on Final Cut Pro with assistance from Motion with some animated effects.

http://www.resonancedigital.com/motionless.mp4 (35Mb Quicktime)
http://www.resonancedigital.com/motionless-hires.mp4 (153Mb Quicktime)

Richard Darge March 26th, 2006 06:09 PM

Thanks Raji

Please feel free to link the video on your blog

p.s. i'm a non-smoker too, i just hate those ads

Ahmed Aboulnaga March 26th, 2006 06:16 PM

'Yasser wa Yousef' teaser trailer online
Hey folks,

I am working on an amateur movie (in Arabic) and have posted a teaser
trailer online.


Although the site's in Arabic, the buttons have English translations
(you should download the trailer that has English subtitles).

Just to give a brief intro... I have never taken any type of film
class in my life, and everything is pretty much self taught. This is
my first time acting, directing, editing, producing, and pretty much
doing everything myself. All filming was done in the Washington DC area.

I used a Canon XL2 and Adobe Premiere.

Let me know what you think.


Jeff Cottrone March 26th, 2006 08:17 PM

Hi John, I enjoyed both the video and the song (the last dollar part of the song more). Anyway, I'm wondering how you did two things:
1. Make the scene bounce--is that done with the camera or in post?
2. You do this several times, but at :31 in, there's a stutter in his movement effect that I like. Do you take two separate clips and just cut a few frames of each together? Or is it two separate parts of the same take? His head is very close to aligned as his body stutters.

John Holland March 26th, 2006 09:25 PM

To make the scene bounce, I did it with the camera just by shaking the tilt to the beat of the song. I originally thought they did that in post but by a pure stroke of stupidness, I found out I could do it just by shaking the camera lol.

Those stutter parts are actually unedited. Everynow and then the camera shaking and his movement would synchronize in a way that made his movement real stuttery. It was an accident that turned out to work.

Glad you liked it, it was a great learning experience and hopefully I will build off of this.

Olivier Bonenfant March 26th, 2006 10:11 PM

The action film - w. DVX100B
You can download it at http://www.theactionfilm.com/

It's my first post but I'm a longtime reader of this forum and dvxuser (the usual)

Random information about the movie:
- Shot with a Panasonic DVX100B and a Sony Digital 8 TRV250 (for reasons obvious in the film)
- 22 actors
- shot in two days
- over 25 special effect shots
- the film is french with english subtitles
- amateur short film made for a contest in Quebec by the National Film Board of Canada; got ranked in the 10 best out of 335 films submitted
- also very amateur in terms of costs to produce it: less than 300$ (beer, props and renting the camera)
- 4 days of 3d renders
- over 80 hours of post prod in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After-Effects and 3D Studio Max.

Don't hesitate to leave comments on the film as I'll probably do some more changes if I try to push the film into more film fests this summer (see if my short film is worth it)

Andrew Todd March 27th, 2006 12:02 AM

anyone watch the show entourage?

Glenn Davidson March 27th, 2006 01:14 AM


Originally Posted by Andrew Todd
anyone watch the show entourage?


Andrew Todd March 27th, 2006 07:45 AM


Jeremy Hughes March 27th, 2006 09:04 AM

nice work! Just plain wrong but nice work -ha!

Jeremy Hughes March 27th, 2006 09:54 AM

Is there a reason you rendered the 3D so flat and cartoonish? If you are going for realism - maybe try grabbing location HDR photos and rerendering while splitting up your renders into passes so you can really blend in your effects. Also, when the chopper is shooting at you and the rockets are bursting, throw some camera shake into the scene and some heavier dust? Fun concept - I liked it but IMO I think with the quality of the footage you really need to push for photoreal renders that blend well - kinda like what Tetra Vaal did... or the Toyota truck meets meteor commercial

Glenn Chan March 27th, 2006 03:36 PM

Is it wrong to like this?

Anyways, the credits are nice.

Nick Ivanov March 27th, 2006 11:22 PM

Aerial video
I found a nice way to combine two of my hobbies photo/video and RC models :) The setup is: 420 lines bullet camera, 2.4 GHz transmitter/receiver, 12 dB yagi antenna, recorded on DV camcorder. I wonder if anyone knows how to disable AVG and auto color functions on these 'bullet' cameras. Mine is based on chipset from Sharp. Thanks.


Rob DuBroc March 28th, 2006 05:09 AM

"well you ain't gettin my $4.50, that's goin to weed bayyyyybeeee"

"shaniqua johnson-third grade-elbow drop-knock'd her azz out-true story-bring it on"

I chuckled.. couple clever lines in the script. Not bad.

Rob DuBroc March 28th, 2006 05:21 AM

tear down the cheek dude.... good work haha

John C. Chu March 28th, 2006 08:12 AM


You can make your own "Top Gun" movie! [I probably wouldn't want the propeller in each shot though...]

However--you can mount it sideways, and facing backwards also right?

Good stuff.

Somehow, I think there is a heartwarming family movie about a little boy or girl that builds a r/c plane with their parents and flies it in some kind of "championships". And of course--a bad guy that flies rc planes with a bad attitude.

That last shot as the plane comes down from the heavens and taxis towards the operator is something you don't even see in movies!

Nick Ivanov March 28th, 2006 04:37 PM

John, thanks for the note.


Originally Posted by John C. Chu
However--you can mount it sideways, and facing backwards also right?

Even better, I am going to mount it on a servo, so I can pan using a second radio. This was just our first attempt to get some video from the craft.

I am more interested in how to disable the AVG and auto white balance on Sharp bullet camera. Anyone knows a resource that will help me do this? Thanks.

Olivier Bonenfant March 28th, 2006 04:51 PM

Thanks for the comment. I'm indeed a lot more efficient in After-Effects than I am in 3D Studio Max, turning the helicopter scenes into something more absurd and cartoonish than I wanted at first. With a budget, it's clear that I should go with someone who's really good at 3D instead of doing it by myself. The stuff coming out of The Embassy Visual Effects (Tetra Vaal, Scion, etc..) is just amazing; tightly integrated into the real world.

Andy Graham March 28th, 2006 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by John C. Chu
[I probably wouldn't want the propeller in each shot though

I was up in a light aircraft getting some shots for a film and when I looked at the footage i noticed something strange....as the pilot banked round into the sun I put my ND filter on and the propeller (which you could see going round before the ND filter was on) disapeered. I was using my XL1s. I have no idea why that happened....maybe the freaquency of that particular propeller or may be a common thing with the ND filter on but whatever the reason I'm going back up and i'm keeping the ND filter on.

Obviously your lipstick camera won't have an ND filter but maybe you could cut an ND filter to fit and give that a go it may do the same you never know.


Gene Timothy March 28th, 2006 05:54 PM

I was on your website looking at the trailers page and was unable to download the trailer,. is it still up??


Jim Michael March 28th, 2006 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Andy Graham
I was up in a light aircraft getting some shots for a film and when I looked at the footage i noticed something strange....as the pilot banked round into the sun I put my ND filter on and the propeller (which you could see going round before the ND filter was on) disapeered. I was using my XL1s. I have no idea why that happened....maybe the freaquency of that particular propeller or may be a common thing with the ND filter on but whatever the reason I'm going back up and i'm keeping the ND filter on.

Obviously your lipstick camera won't have an ND filter but maybe you could cut an ND filter to fit and give that a go it may do the same you never know.


Was your shutter speed constant? Could also be lit vs. backlit blades on the prop.

Andy Graham March 28th, 2006 07:53 PM

yup I was shooting 25 fps so my shutter was always 1/50


Jeremy Hughes March 29th, 2006 01:35 PM

If youre good at AE, then you're in good shape. I think the animation looks fine. Just start setting up those render passes on separate renders. You throw those HDR files in there for your light sources and you are going to be able to pull it off pretty well I think. Theres a lot of links on the net about rendering out passes and layers... this project here had a two day turn around here so I didnt have time to make it real nice and the model was put together real fast. I rendered with HDR and pushed out several passes so I could control the specular, ambient, etc. http://www.jeremyhughes77.com/_qt/tabletSound_9-25b.mov so I know you could pull it off too ;) ...plus if you render out HDR passes as well, AE can work with those now too so you would have even more control!

David Delaney March 29th, 2006 08:40 PM

New episode of Distortions on victory 5 TV!
We just put up a new episode for www.bionicbuddha.com aka (www.v5tv.com) on reverse lyrics in songs. We have another three episodes in the can for Rewired and Distortions, just trying to find time to edit them. We have also put some behind the scenes shots on our blog if you want to check it out.

Feedback always welcome.

Clayton Woodley March 29th, 2006 11:34 PM

Skate Teaser
Two teasers, Edited pretty quickly, for a skate video I'm producing



John Holland March 30th, 2006 10:09 PM

Video Experiment

Quick little experiment that turned out cool. I had an assignment for my video class where I had to use the cropping tool, so I came up with this!


P.S. Yes, that's me playing.

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