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In Topic: Video about composition

21 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

Apart from some bits in Part 001, we haven't had much that's specific to time yet. I can see why, but eventually something about narrative or theory of editing might be good.  Personally, I have a figurative and narrative (think comics type stuff) Fine Arts background, and I often find myself conceiving ideas that are based on one continuous shot or sequence.  I just don't think in terms of cuts, which can limit my ideas for framing.  To some extent it's just my taste, which I don't think is wrong, but it's something I'd like to improve on.


The varied reactions to these videos really makes you realise the width of the spectrum we are coming from. Motion graphics is such a sprawl, no wonder I still can't explain what I do in one sentence.

This is a great talk about this very thing. Its specific to narrative film making, but it can be applied here too.


In Topic: The New Mac Pro

05 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

This doesn't count as close?



I never said "same or better" I said "close". The whole point was that you could keep the expandability of the PCIe slots, while giving your machine a very nice speed boost. As opposed to the New Mac Pros that make that expansion unnecessarily complicated (in my opinion, at least)

In Topic: The New Mac Pro

27 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

So with all the GPU/OpenCL/CUDA support taking on most of the workload, doesn't this add some life to the older Mac Pros?


You can add an SSD card from OWC and get read write times close to the new Mac Pro. You can get some pretty wild graphics cards (GTX 780, GTX Titan, GTX Titan Z) and get them running with minimal effort. You can get USB 3 connectivity fairly easily. And you can still run a fiber card to a crazy SAN setup. You can even upgrade the procs to something close as well. The only thing you can't have is Thunderbolt. So, I guess I'm wondering why spend 10 grand on a new machine when you can get your old one pretty close for less, and maintain some empty card slots for other goodies?

In Topic: The New Mac Pro

12 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

so the question just seems to be in what will be used for editorial (primarily Avid, some FCP 7 people are seriously considering Premiere).


I started out in editorial, and Ill be the first to tell you PPro was a joke for years. When I heard people would cut projects on it, it was a major red flag. major. FCP was getting old, and the natives were getting restless. We needed something that could take advantage of these powerful machines that were starting to come out. Avid was always and option, but that requires a shift in ideology almost. It just doesn't work the way some of us wanted it to. Then came FCPX and you could hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth in the streets. Was there hope? Thats when Adobe stepped in, and let us know they were done messing around. PPro CS6 was usable. Just usable. CC however, is legit. I use it now for all the edits I do and I couldn't be happier. Its fast (uses gpu to render), you can set up your old FCP keyboard shortcuts, and it even works more intuitively than FCP in a lot of ways. Its an option, people just need to get over the stigma, which is the hardest part.


edit: autcorrect fail

In Topic: Adobe CC, thumbs up or down?

08 June 2014 - 06:55 AM

Not really the point. You need at least 3 years to develop such a complex program from scratch, so even if you started today you'd have to wait quite a while. And of course you'd have to have a suitable team of programmers in the first place. Well, at least with Nuke Studio there is a streak of hope on the horizon...



I never said it would be fast or easy, just interesting.