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  1. Filmmaker Reacts To His Early Short Films

    The other day I was digging through my hard drive and came across some of my early short films. I thought it'd be fun to do a reaction video to them especially this first one. This is the reaction...
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    This tutorial is filled with tips - dealing with...

    This tutorial is filled with tips - dealing with LOG footage, keying two types of footage, and using the "hidden" bins templates to generate quick effects. Use the chapters to navigate if you want. ...
  3. I'm just a few hours from Butte, this part of the...

    I'm just a few hours from Butte, this part of the state is no joke. Heal well!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZ67vXlpiA&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZ67vXlpiA&ab_channel=ElDirectorVision
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    This is the best that I was able to get with...

    This is the best that I was able to get with YouTube compression. Shot in RAW on the URSA Mini 4K at f4 ISO 400.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQmFR19ciPg

    Here's my buddy's short, shot all...
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    Thanks for the tips on the grain guys. I'll give...

    Thanks for the tips on the grain guys. I'll give FilmConvert a try. I had wanted to master in 1080, but I did try a 4K and it did look significantly better. What are your suggestions on the...
  7. For the longest time, I didn't realize there were...

    For the longest time, I didn't realize there were multiple ads on my feature, Rise of the Beast. People kept complaining about there being too many ads, but with my adblocker, I had no idea. Then...
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    So on the topic of challenging, I've got my short...

    So on the topic of challenging, I've got my short shot and graded. Being lit by a candle, it's darker than anything I've done before. I uploaded to YouTube as a test using the YT preset in Resolve...
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    For sure. I think we'll be posting our shorts in...

    For sure. I think we'll be posting our shorts in the next week :) Speaking of challenging, we visited my wife's family for Christmas and I had the urge to shoot a short using their property. ...
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    It's fun to just make stuff and not care about...

    It's fun to just make stuff and not care about the gear! I got mine all shot last week and my buddy did his this weekend. We're looking forward to the result!
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    Challenging Yourself

    My buddy and I live a few hundred miles apart and decided it would be fun to help each other grow by giving each other filmmaking challenges. After the challenge is given, the other person has two...
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    If you're new to Resolve/Fusion and node based...

    If you're new to Resolve/Fusion and node based compositing, we break it down here. Hope it's helpful!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLmbDRiA3D4
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUMu03inIag&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUMu03inIag&feature=youtu.be
    One way to do lightsabers. I might show another approach in the near future.
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    Added a new video to the first post. Basically,...

    Added a new video to the first post. Basically, I was digging around an old hard drive for a movie I did 10 years ago and it inspired me to see how I did a shot back then in After Effects and then...
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    I'm glad they'll be helpful! I previously worked...

    I'm glad they'll be helpful! I previously worked as a VFX sup at a small Nuke house and I learnt/came up with a lot of tricks. It's fun figuring them out in Fusion now.
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    Thanks guys. More coming soon.

    Thanks guys. More coming soon.
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    Fusion Tutorials

    I'm starting to do some fusion tutorials on my channel (previously had another channel with Nuke/Natron tutorials) and thought I'd start a thread here to share them. If anyone has suggestions for...
  18. Thread: TeИet

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    SHORT: Posted a "Making Of" today ...

    Posted a "Making Of" today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwmFidU6nwg
  19. Thread: TeИet

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    SHORT: TeИet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO9zmc7lJBY

    When our theaters in Montana re-opened, my wife and I went to see "TENET". I was blown away and left the theater with a headache (though that could be...
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    Good attempt at telling a story. You had a...

    Good attempt at telling a story. You had a beginning, middle and end. Now try to make it more engaging. Also, better sound and focus would help.
  21. I think that a website is a great idea! Or even...

    I think that a website is a great idea! Or even a YT playlist. I love watching early digital work, Hollywood or Indie.

    Okay, here it is. We shot it with this camera:...
  22. I have my first feature, Wulf, up on YouTube. ...

    I have my first feature, Wulf, up on YouTube. It's an unlisted video because it was a horror film and I don't do that kind of stuff anymore, but I'd be willing to share here if anyone was...
  23. I live in a rural area and can attest that we act...

    I live in a rural area and can attest that we act like it isn't a thing. And so far it isn't. I'm personally tired of all the restrictions and think it's stupid and blown out of proportion but...
  24. I think the term is "Fake Shemp", coined by Sam...

    I think the term is "Fake Shemp", coined by Sam Rami on the Evil Dead series. I haven't used this technique much in dialogue scenes, but we did use it extensively for action scenes in my movie,...
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    I used to use it on every shoot. Now I use...

    I used to use it on every shoot. Now I use Resolve as it's better suited for my workflow of cutting in Avid. Offload cards and create offlines/proxies in Resolve, save the project. Cut in Avid MC,...
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