Frame.io for Video Production – A Year of Testing

I love being organized. It is part of the reputation I have built for myself. Some have even jokingly said that I give most producers and project managers a run for their money. So it would make sense that I would strive to use the most efficient and easy to use video review and collaboration software right? Enter Frame.io.

Modeling a 1989 Ferrari 460 GP Formula 1 Car in Maya

Four years ago I started modeling a 1989 Ferrari 460 Grand Prix Formula 1 car for fun. About a week later, for one reason or another, the personal project was abandoned. More than likely due to a growing workload at the ad agency I was working for at the time.

Fast forward to August 2016. While rearranging some files on my archives I stumbled across the files again and decided I would spend some time finishing it. It has been really interesting cracking this model open again after so many years.

Designing for the Web with Title and Action Safe in Mind

Anyone who has created content for broadcast knows that safe areas should be respected, even though modern televisions don’t suffer from the same problems that initiated the use of title/action safe. One of the subtle benefits – using guides can bring your content in line with typical design styles used in broadcast.

Power Management on Set

Most film lights draw huge amounts of power, so understanding a few basic concepts of electricity will ensure you don’t ever blow a breaker while out on a shoot. Let’s get started with a refresher on electricity. [Header photo credit: Ricardo Diaz]

Project Organization for Video Production: Freebies and Folder Structures

Anyone that works in video production or visual effects knows data storage can be a task in itself. Just one of the open projects I am working on, out of the dozen or so, is over 200GB and has more than 1500 files associated with it. The challenge of data wrangling can slow down a busy production pipeline and get in the way of creativity. So how do you create order out of this potential chaos?