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  1. Chris Tempel

    Dino Thunder! - A Brickfilm Short

    The last time I did a brick film, I was in 8th grade and shot it on VHS. A lot has changed since then. The college where I teach continuing ed classes on YouTube and video editing asked me if I wanted to teach a camp for kids this summer and the first thing that popped into my head was to do...
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    You know me, I post about everything lol I'm sure I'll have some pics like that :)
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    Mocked up some concept art for the scene I want to reshoot. Thinking of doing it green screen so that I can insert the actors into an environment like this.
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    Another update: I think I figured out the issue. It wasn't my computer, it was the hard drive that I store this client's work on. I had purchased it almost three years ago and in that time it had been added too, and old stuff deleted, over and over, basically causing fragmentation. This would...
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    The fun keeps coming. Computer was working great for a week, then Monday, when I had a client project, it started acting up again. Decided to just buy a new SSD for it and go with a fresh install of everything. The SSD arrived yesterday, got it installed, got Windows 10 installed, and Resolve...
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    Got it working! I took it apart and rebuilt it yesterday, cleaning all the components and making sure everything was seated properly. Spent a few hours after getting it rebuilt working on a Fusion comp for a client and no hiccups :)
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    Moving Update: We're 75% moved into the house! Bad news though - my editing computer is acting up. When I moved it, I placed it in the front seat of my truck, and even buckled it in with a seatbelt. Super cautious. In the three days it's been hooked up at the new place, I've had issues...
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    I'm almost halfway through my shots. Unfortunately things are going to be put on hold for about two weeks as my wife and I move out of our apartment and into a house. Good thing I don't need to do any reshoots at the apartment! In any case, I'm looking forward to having a few acres and a new...
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    video Car window footage

    I always shoot mine myself. I currently have a pickup truck that makes it easy, but I've also used a friend's hatchback in the past. The nice thing about shooting it yourself is that you can control stops and turns to match with the green screen footage of your actor.
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    Working on my most difficult shot yet. There's an earthquake scene that we shot practically as much as possible in the middle of a street. For VFX, I wanted to make some transformers explode on power poles, as well as add a huge crack in the asphalt. There's been a few challenges. First...
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    Cool part is that you can try it out for free with Nuke Non-Commercial. It's a free version for learning and doing tutorials. If you decide it's for you, Nuke Indie is actually pretty affordable at $500 a year. You'll also want to use the Nuke X version. Regular Nuke is basically like Natron...
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    movies How to Sell my Shorts and Features on My Site per Download?

    One thing to consider, people today can be gun shy about purchasing from a private party website unless that company is known and established. I understand wanting to keep as much control over the sales process as possible (and the profits), but I wonder if you wouldn't actually make more money...
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    It's days like this where I'm so happy I chose Nuke as my compositor. A while back, way before I started shooting, I mentioned on here about needing some prop newspapers. Due to budget constraints, I wasn't able to get any made. Instead, I bought a local newspaper for one dollar and used it...
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    computer-related Gotta fix it

    Glad you got it fixed! I feel your pain. I built my computer back in May, bought one of the biggest coolers I could find (Noctua D15) and I still get overheating when rendering at maximum speed in Resolve. I have to render at 50% speed in order to prevent it from overheating.
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    Nate's Guide to Self Help Books that will Actually Help you Help Yourself

    Awesome! I enjoy the convince of having a camera, GPS, calling and text on one device, as well as some apps I use in my film and video work, but that's about it. I don't have games or anything fun on my phone. It's about as close to a dumb phone as I can get while still having a great camera...
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    Nate's Guide to Self Help Books that will Actually Help you Help Yourself

    I was going to mention this one! Another one I really like is "The 4-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferris. At the core, it's about lifestyle design. Some of the info isn't so great, but there's a lot of really good nuggets in it. One of my favorites is the idea to only check email at one or two...
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    Ended up needing to add another step to my VFX workflow. My beast of a computer doesn't like playing back the rendered .exr files from Nuke, so now I'm converting all VFX finals to h.264 and added another track to my timeline where I place these renders. They're only for playback. On the...
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    business Just lost my film company domain url name

    I let them have it. It was for my older, unofficial company anyway, but it's a name I still use at times for certain projects.
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    business Just lost my film company domain url name

    I had the same issue. I was using domain.com and never got a notice or anything like that. One day I noticed my email wasn't working, so I logged in to my account and found the domain was gone. Called customer service and they informed me that it had lapsed and been bought up by another...
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