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The “Pleasantville Effect”

The other day I was doing some editing for fun and I decided to isolate a single color to make the scene look a little more...dramatic and artsy. However, I kind of forgot how to do it! I learned it awhile back and hadn't really needed to use that particular effect in anything I've done recently so it slipped my mind. I went searching with Google and found a VERY helpful article. I remembered that I needed to use the color-correction 3-way tool but I couldn't recall what needed to be …

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Constructive Criticism?

I got an email recently that basically said my work was horrible and "left alot to be desired."...along with some other nasty things. What really makes me laugh is that this person signed their name as "noname." How ridiculous! They claimed to be a christian web developer with some "constructive criticism" for me. If your going to just diss everything I put up on my site, don't call it constructive criticism! It's just rude and pointless! Keep it to yourself or have the guts to actually sign your name to it. …

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The New Firefox

The New Firefox

Over the past week or so i have been receiving emails from various people that my videos did not play when using the new Firefox mainly for the PC. This version came out just after my website went live! What are the odds? So the problem has been fixed now using a new video player called "Vimeo." It is much more professional looking and runs so much faster and easier! If you're still having problems getting my videos to play for you, please email me! 

Rendering in Final Cut Pro

Rendering in Final Cut Pro

As I began to work on this site, I realized that I needed some more video projects and that most of mine were on my demo reel! So as I brought my last projects into my Final Cut Pro at my home..I completely forgot that it would have to be rendered. The project settings that were set up for that project and the project settings I already had set up at home were VERY different! Whoops! It took like 20 min to render! How unfortunate...I will remember next time.

Filters and More With Final Cut Pro

Filters and More With Final Cut Pro

Sometimes when I don't have any special projects I'm working on, I grab some random footage and start experimenting. My belief is that experimenting with different types of editing techniques, ect is really the best way to learn. One of my favorites happens to be the "screen" filter. It resides under the composite mode option in a drop down menu that appears after right-clicking on the footage in your timeline. It makes for a really cool picture and is kind of fun to play with. After applying the "screen" composite mode, …

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Final Cut Export Settings For The Web

Final Cut Export Settings For The Web

So I have been having some trouble with exporting the videos for this particular website. I have never done web videos before...besides YouTube of course. As a suggestion from my awesome brother, I went online and googled export settings for FCP. I watched a short video on how to easily export a video for the web. My original problem was that the file size was WAY too big!! From this video, I found out the best way to make the file size smaller is to set your audio settings to IMA …

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