Flow, work, flow.

I’ve been working on a project with a quick turnaround time for the last week. It was shot last Wednesday and Thursday, and will be presented next Tuesday. It’s essentially a training video with a 20 minute runtime. It’s very straightforward, but it’s still got challenges. It’s probably 97% chroma key footage mixed with a… Continue reading Flow, work, flow.

Job-chaining in Compressor

At my job, I commonly have to encode files for the web. Recently, I’ve added a new deliverable specification to each project I finish: three versions of the file for a streaming video library that will dynamically choose which version to play based upon the viewer’s internet connection. I commonly edit on a ProRes 422… Continue reading Job-chaining in Compressor

Things I Didn’t Learn in School Pt 2: Why Does My Greenscreen Look Like #&$%??

My attempt at a regular blog series hasn’t doesn’t much for keeping me blogging regularly, has it? I really suck. Admittedly, I started to write about aspect ratio a couple of weeks ago. I felt I had a firm handle on it and could easily explain the basics in a blog. Then I opened up… Continue reading Things I Didn’t Learn in School Pt 2: Why Does My Greenscreen Look Like #&$%??

Apple Pro Certifications

Since I completed some Apple Pro Certifications last spring, I’ve had several people inquiring about the certifications and my experience with them. When I was trying to decide if it was something I wanted to do, I couldn’t find a whole lot of good first hand information on the Internet. In general, I found a… Continue reading Apple Pro Certifications