Posts Tagged ‘stock footage’

Wow, what a process!

August 2, 2009 3 comments

This video was essentially done in a day.  I started early in the morning.  I had a family game night for the kids, then immediately kept at it.  I finished at 3am.  I set it to render in After Effects.  In the morning it wasn’t done.  I stopped it, thinking it messed up.  I started it again.  It took 7 1/2 hours, but when I watched it there was only 24 seconds.  So again I started it to render.  This time it looked like all was good.  It still took about 3 hours, and for a 1:44 video it was a 14gig file!

Here’s the youtube version.  I’ll be writing an article in Christian Video Magazine on Kinetic Typography, and this, my first real experience.  What a process it was!

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Stock up on Stock Footage

June 18, 2009 1 comment

Stocks may be down right now, but you can stock up on stock footage. Stock footage is a necessity in the realm of video. You may create your own footage, but every now and then you need a shot that you haven’t actually filmed yourself. Stock footage that you use in your own productions should be royalty-free so that you won’t get into any copyright trouble. It can get pretty pricey! That’s why I stock up on freebies. There are weekly and monthly freebies out on the web; clips that I eventually will get to use in a video production. Let me show you where you can find these and stock up on other ideas as well.

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from June’s issue Christian Video Magazine


FishXpressions Christmas Media

December 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Shoal Creek Footage

December 7, 2008 Leave a comment

lo-fi sample of new footage from shoal creek

it might look better if you go to and select “watch in high quality” which for youtube is still not very high quality.

First Shots with DVC30

November 8, 2008 Leave a comment

These are my first real shots with the new (used) Pannasonic DVC30.  Please note that the quality was first compress to WMV, then compressed again by Youtube.  The full-res versions are much better.  I’ve gone ahead and put a “fishxpressions” watermark over it.  This is too much fun.  I’ve got a lot of plans, and slowly getting the equipment to be able to pull it off.  Vote for your favorite of these.  Send me a comment.  I have to submitt three samples to to see if I’ll be an approved producer for them.

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