Tag: Prep Work

A Surprising Tool for Creative Direction

I recently transitioned from a strictly video job to a role as a Creative Director over print, web, video, advertising, brand, etc. One of the biggest tools for me in my new job is one that I had pretty much written off and rolled my eyes at not long ago. There’s a good chance that…
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Link To Files On Shared Storage

Here at my day job, we use a shared NAS for our file storage. Telling people where they can find files was a huge pain, especially when giving one of our project managers a file path for a deliverable so they could get it to a client. We as editors spend all day in our…
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Making Sense of File Organization

When it comes to real life, I’m pretty unorganized. Actually, scratch that. I’m a mess. But as far as my “digital” life goes, I’m extremely OCD and particular about file organization, UI, colors, desktop icons and backgrounds, etc. My coworkers actually make fun of me a little because I’m so particular about it. Not long…
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Quick Tip: Fixing (Some) FCP to Premiere Problems

Here’s a quick tip I encountered a few hours ago: I was moving an old FCP7 project to Premiere Pro CS6 through XML, and the import kept freezing or crashing Premiere. It was a large project with 500+ clip of P2 DVCPro HD footage transcoded to .mov in FCP. I did a little research and…
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Colorist Tip #47 – The Lightbox

Use a “lightbox” to see consistency, progression of a grade over time, and to pick out problem shots. The lightbox can give you a (very useful) 10,000 ft. view of the project you’re working on. Wow! It’s been a long time since I had an official “colorist tip”. This one comes full-circle from my early days…
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