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  1. I'm good man. Glad to see the forum back up. I'm out of the field, but it's cool to come back and see what's up here. What are you up to!
  2. Beaver

    iMac 2017

    Four now! These things look tempting (I'm sure the screen is amazing) but I'm leaning towards a Corsair One. I just don't know how seriously Adobe takes macOS any more - seems like Windows performance is always a little snappier (given approximately the same hardware).
  3. Working on a short personal project, this will be my first real attempt at stop motion. Anyone have much experience with this? I'm thinking I'll shoot it with a nice mirrorless camera, but cranking out a bunch of 24 megapixel raw files seems like major overkill. Is there a best practice here?
  4. Check out https://www.toonboom.com/as well. Hand-drawn animation will definitely take a lot of practice and experimenting if you've never done it before!
  5. I got burned out and left. What was always draining for me was the need to be creative "on demand" for whatever job. Some people have an amazing ability to do that but I can't.
  6. I have a collection of DV tapes I want to capture, and I have an old DV camcorder for playback, but I don't have a firewire port on my MBP. I was wondering, will the adapter work just like hooking up a stright firewire connection, i.e. will I be able to control playback & capture through Premiere? Anyone have experience with this? This is the adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Thunderbolt-to-FireWire-Adapter/dp/B008RXYOKY (As a second question, does anyone have a recommendation for some sort of external capture box with RCA or S-Video inputs that will connect via USB3 or Thunderbolt? I also have some old VHS and VHS-C tapes I want to capture).
  7. Been reading lots of forum ramblings on this, but who can trust those *other* forums? I came here for the real deal. What say ye?
  8. No way. They'd catch too much flak for such a deceptive claim.
  9. If you can support yourself with freelance work, you can use your current career to fund a search for a new one. That's what I'm doing right now, and I'm so glad I did. Maybe you'll find something new that you love, or maybe you won't, but either way I think it's a worthwhile endeavor.
  10. Damn man. You are my hero. This makes me so happy.
  11. I *think* it was a few spots that Buck produced for G4TV. Basically, the spots feature two slacker/gamer roomates. In one, one of the guys is reading a pet fancy magazine and making suggestive comments under his breath. Roomate comes in and says "Are you getting steamy with my pet fancy magazine?" He notices a bulge in his pants or something, and the guy with the magazine is like "It's just a crease in my jeans." The other roomate reponds: "Oh, you have a beast, in your jeans?" Anyone know WTF I'm talking about? Those spots were great, and I can't believe I can't find them now. Googling what I can remember from the spots turns up nothing.
  12. If you want to know what most people use, I think most people use whatever they have handy. It's just one of those things where you'll get a million opinions on what's best, and everyone has their own way of doing it. My personal approach: use whatever is installed on whatever machine I'm on.
  13. Been a while since I looked at video cameras. Last time I was interested in buying one, the 7D was what's happening. I think however, I would prefer a straight video camera to a DSLR with video capabilities. Been so long since I looked into this.
  14. In my experience though, studios always have a few seats with good monitors that are hooked up to obsolete machines. Ok, so it would be a pain to deal with wiring everything up every day, even if it was as small as the Mac Pro fleshlight, but if I was goin to be working on some heavy c4d scenes I'd probably bring it over a laptop.
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