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  • in reply to: Have a video to share? Post it here! #211256

    A short scary (?) video I shot for a contest. Shot in about an hour and edited in about 2 hours…

     

    in reply to: Audio for a talk show? #209560

    If your budget doesn't run to $100 mics (and yes, there are those of us out there without even THAT much budget) you could use the Audio-Technica ATR-3350.

     

    They have a 20 foot cord, record in stereo, and can be had for $20 on eBay. I use these all of the time and have never had a complaint.

     

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-ATR-3350-Lavalier-Omnidirectional-Condenser-Microphone-/141165224046?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Microphones&hash=item20de1a606e

    in reply to: Free Graphic Software???? #209257

    You can also use Pixlr (http://pixlr.com/editor/) which is very similar to Photoshop, but free. It lives online, so you'll need an internet connection, but since you're posting here, I'm guessing that won't be a problem. 🙂

    in reply to: Where do you host your videos? #209211

    Give Wistia a try. It may be what you're looking for.

    in reply to: Need Recommendation for Stock Video #208144

    You can find a fairly decent selection of stock video on http://pond5.com

    I bought a pair of UR40s at BestBuy and love them too!

    in reply to: Have a video to share? Post it here! #208142

    A friend of mine works for an aquaponics facility that may have to close due to lack of funds. I made this video for them so that the owner can use it to possibly find investors or a buyer.

     

    We were on a very tight timeline – shot and edited in one day using Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 60D and Canon T2I.

     

    Critiques are welcome!

     

    in reply to: Free Stock videos/photos, Overlays, Effects? #208141

    You can find some from stock photos at http://sxc.hu.

     

    You can also try http://dreamstime.com and http://bigstockphoto.com for inexpensive stock photos.

    in reply to: DSLR for short films #207123

    I've purchased quite a few things from KEH and never had a problem. I would recommend them highly.

    in reply to: DSLR for short films #207120

    It's my understanding that Magic Lantern DOES NOT void warranties because it's installed on the card, but I could be wrong.

     

    One other correction:

    dellwovideo said 12 minute record times, which is almost correct. The reality is that files are limited to 4GB in file size, which ends up being ABOUT 12 minutes. You may get more or less time depending upon what you're filming. Also, newer Canons (t4i, t5i, etc) also limit file size to 4GB, but restart recording automatically after file size limit is reached, so you're still not going to get 29 minute clips as a general rule.

     

    Regarding sound, I always record dual-system. Safer and better than what any of the cameras produce.

     

    I also rarely use the flip-out screens on my 60D or t3i.

     

    Just a little more food for thought.

    in reply to: DSLR for short films #207107

    I love my Canon DSLRs (t2i, t3i, 60D 5DII) for short films! If you already have lenses, I would think that this is the way for you to go.

    in reply to: How to create intro #206510

    I forgot to mention that you can use the 4 point garbage matte to create the narrow slices of other footage to overlay onto your main piece as well.

    in reply to: How to create intro #206508

    I would start in Photoshop. I would create vertical bands of the desired colors in the widths that you want with the proper dimensions overall. In other words, make a new transparent document 1920×1080 and then make a blue stripe that is 250px wide and 1080px high.

     

    Save as a .PNG24 with transparency and import into Premiere Pro or After Effects. From there, you can keyframe the opacity of the stripe to get it exactly where you want it.

     

    Regarding the multiple images of the models, I would mask out one image and put it on the timeline above the main image and off to the side.

     

    I hope that helps!

    in reply to: How to make an Infinite White Background Cheap…. #205476

    If you use paper, you can pick up a roll of 107" seamless white for about $50 USD on eBay.

     

    What I did in my photography studio for the floor was to purchase 2 4×8 sheets of white tileboard (like you put on the walls in your bathroom) and overlap them on the floor so that the edges were pointed toward the backdrop.

     

    Tileboard is about $12 USD/sheet at Lowe's or Home Depot.

    in reply to: Time lapse video panning techniques #205475

    I've run across this slider that can do most (if not all) of what you're referring to. Too rich for my blood, but hope it helps! http://ditogear.com/products/omnislider/

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