05-04-18 As today is an organization day, I was inspired to start by simplify categories for why.movie. There hasn’t been a whole lot of functionality there because there were way too many and I was confusing categories with tags. Fortunately (thank joy) there was a lovely utility built in to WP to convert categories to…

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04-15-19 Lost 4 days to flu, which is still in play but I’m now 65% functional and coming back online. This is exciting because I am very motivated to hook into cosmic flow as we have a tentative I2 completion of 4/30 and Lorcano is 5/13. The best days of experience are just ahead. 1…

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So this is just a bit of musing. I need a more comprehensive and fluent workflow to do the compositing. A proven and methodical approach. I need to be able to break apart the roto into hair and other, then feather unique areas, apply an s_edge_blur (is that the best?) and s_refine_matte. Complicated shots where…

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Export XMLs from extended version and reference movies, rebuild the timeline in AE, revise and complete comps, render out a test master. That’s the goal, to prove I can do what the Rebel DV guide suggested all those years ago, master in AE. As of today July 29, 2014, we can’t. Something is amiss somewhere…

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AE check the site for deals engine room contest labs.adobe.com beta tester fxphd.com? fxguide.com creativecow fxphd.com/aeny.zip announcing new term – check in out. betas of redalert and play! reduser red andae knowledge is good (in relavant chunks) almost 2000 in the field post is developing-knowledge wins jobs lots of red work coming in understand red…

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clean comps, get rid of non essential elements and comment build comps so that changes will automatically propagate, rather than having to implement creative decisions over multiple comps expressions to automate repetitive tasks and so that changes are automatically applied. For instance, adding shadows or brightness to objects around the boxes. ideally, solid layers with…

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06-17-14 when things settle down… past all the hubbub… upon return to normalcy… after the trails and tribulations… we shall return… to our golden age utopia has been postponed until after the fall of civilization reputations are suspended for the duration of the crisis, trade with care   Are you tired of this -> Renewal…

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What better tool for an epic writing project than a database? That’s today’s theme. Ideas about a story are collected, marked up with categories and tags, and linked. Iterations of an idea are more easily found, no longer that uneasy feeling that I’m rediscovering / reinventing past epiphanies. One of the objectives of launching the…

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How to do things should be followed by how to do things efficiently and in a way that supports your collaborators, whether they are upstream, downstream or swimming along beside you. What is needed for someone else to take the next step? There’s two types of knowledge, working and reference. Working knowledge includes whatever you…

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Can I create a file with JUST the snippets of footage i need? Only what they need to roto? Fcp or AE? I think fcp (crosses fingers) Today… Send calibration samples and contracts, set up email form for time tracking, easy to copy and paste into spreadsheet. Beginning april 2 – full power. Charge up…

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