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Xavier Plagaro Mussard

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  1. On 5/15/2022 at 9:26 PM, newfoundmass said:

    I'm in agreement with @webrunner5, I have come to dislike the overuse of gimbals. I think that kind of smooth movement should be used to convey part of the story you're trying to tell, as opposed to being the default camera movement you use. It is part of the sterile, for lack of a better word, direction filmmaking/videography has taken that I just don't like. Not everything needs to be CLEAN and PERFECT. And not everything needs to be in slow motion!


    Gimbal + Slow Motion + Background music on post = A way to get bland results with no effort or ideas. I am in a video editing guys group on FB, 90% of the videos they post are random clips with background music. Ten years ago AI can do a better job at editing. 

    Unsecure clients are always worried about all of the useless things, how big your camera is, how well you are dressed, how long the video will be. You paid a pro to not have to think about those things, don't you?

  2. 15 hours ago, newfoundmass said:

    Yeah, I'll see someone I know say something incredibly disrespectful to me because we disagree on politics, but then when I see them at the grocery store it's all smiles and asking how my family is doing, etc. When I tell them to fuck off (quite literally) they act shocked and confused.

    I don't mean to paint all older folks with the same brush, but people that didn't use the internet much all the sudden became super connected once smart phones took over the market and immediately became the shittiest users on the internet. Now your 60 year old aunt spends most of her day shit posting and making casual racist comments on Facebook but wonders why things are now awkward with you on holidays. 

    It can't be described better!

  3. I don't think the camera plays an important part in the final look of a well produced movie or series. The camera is a tool and pros work around the limits of their tools. If 90% of the look was the camera, one DP would be as good as another one. And set design, dressing, color grading would all be nearly useless. There is a reason end credits last 5-10 minutes.

    Of course all this reverse in the case of the videomaker, a situation in which one person is responsible for everything. There the camera plays a great role. 

  4. Editing is a fascinating but smokey art. It seams to slowly blow away when you try to talk about it, a bit as waking up and trying to remember your dream, imho. I don't know how much it is repeatable. I always felt that I haven't studied enough of it. Your idea of detecting cuts with Resolve is great!

    I am on a video editing FB group in Italy. Not once editing is talked about. Just usual Mac/PC, GPUs, Premiere problems, which NLE to choose, how to deliver to some TV, etc.  

  5. 15 hours ago, MrSMW said:

    The single biggest problem as I see it is the complete anonymity of the most toxic. It empowers them in their cancerous commentary.

    Until a couple of years ago. Now people with their full name and with a profile picture of their family, posts in FB wishing death to someone else. It is sad, more than anything.

    But adults are turning into rabid teenagers with zero responsibility.  

  6. On 1/25/2022 at 4:23 PM, Andrew Reid said:

    At first I thought you were going to tell us all to get off our arses and get on our bikes!

    I also thought it was going to be more physical weight loss, which wouldn't hurt either, at least for me! 

  7. Hi Andrew! Thank for everything you did, thank for being honest in a field where making easy money was possible and have a great RESET! You are smart enough to sort your life out!

    I am moving out of Rome and going back to Madrid, the city where I growed up. It will be a big change too. 

  8. I bought them and I am very happy with the set. The only thing I can't understand is that if I try to shout and overload the mics, it has a limiting function. It doesn't sound great, but it doesn't sound that bad either considering the levels. Of course I intend to use them for calm interviews, so I don't think I will ever send them into limiting. 

    The thing about the limiter is that is not switchable anywhere. But I really don't think you need the safety track at all in most situations. The safety track works with just one mic, because having two mics mixed on a mono track is a recipe for disaster, I think.

  9. 18 hours ago, Marcio Kabke Pinheiro said:

    I record a video of every product that I sell...

    When buying, do a video (with no cuts) recording all the opening procedure and turning on the product.

    I passed that phase too. It was a royal pita, because it is very stressful. I remember thinking how can I make it sure 100% with a video that I am sending this box. It is nearly impossible, unless you do everything and then hand it out to the courier, in the same take! 

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