Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Final Cut Pro X

I know there are a lot of haters out there but Final Cut Pro X is the most amazing NLE (Non-Linear Editor) I've ever used.  I started editing as a kid on my brothers' computer using Adobe Premiere v4 over 13 years ago.  Since that time I've cut on Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and Express.  I've also used Final Cut Pro since version 2.

This new version of Final Cut does have a few bugs and I recognize that it needs a few features added in order to be compatible with other software used in professional post production.  I had some hurtles to overcome and needed to rethink the way I edited in some ways.  But now that I've given it a chance I am blown away by the sophistication and power built into such an intuitive program.  Especially when you consider the price point!

I've also been teaching myself DaVinci Resolve, there's a "Lite" version available as a free download.  It's been a lot of fun to learn that workflow and it gives you so much power and control over video images.  Even the free version is not as limiting as one might think.

Update - Apple has added XML support, multicam, broadcast monitoring and many other goodies:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Night at Silver Lake

After enjoying some grilled hotdogs and hamburgers Laura, Mason, Kim, and I decided to journey up Big Cottonwood Canyon and take a walk around Silver Lake.  We did get attacked by mosquitoes, pesky little guys, but other than that it was an enjoyable time!




Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Suits

Our friend Chris Downey has moved away and returned from the land whence he came, North Carolina.  He was employed at Mr. Mac during his stay here with us.  Prior to his departure Garrett and I decided we must buy suits from him.  The man knows how to dress to say the least.  Obviously a photo shoot was a must.  These photos were taken in my backyard with a Canon T2i and a plastic fantastic 50mm 1.8 Canon lens.  I used Apple's Aperture (as always) to edit them.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Big Events of Eventfulness

I've had the good fortune to be at three major events in the last couple weeks.

First I was able to attend a private meet and greet with Mitt Romney on May 14th where he announced his candidacy for president. I was front and center and the closest person to the podium in a room full of powerful and wealthy people. Afterwords we shot a video with Mitt and I got to shake his hand.

Then came our awards show on May 20th, Utah's Entertainment and Choice Awards, which I've spent many long hours helping with by creating video and graphics. Several celebrities came out to support the event. Daniel Bernhardt, David Archuleta, Debbie Gibson, Sean Bradley, the Osmonds, the Fredettes, and others were among those who attended along with local media personalities.

I brought a few friends along who really enjoyed the show. It wouldn't have happened without the vision of Daniel Thompson along with the efforts of Doug Osmond and John Moyer. Congrats guys! And thanks goes to everybody else who made that evening great!

I've been anticipating this third event for a couple years now, the U2 concert on May 24th. That show rocked! It was significantly changed up from the one I saw in Vegas in 2009.

The best part for me was that pretty much all my friends that wanted to go were able to be there. All of them said they loved it. Most of my buddies got in the inner circle, and I could have been there too. But Meghan, Breann, and I decided due to being vertically challenged it would be better for us to be outside the circle and close to the front. Our picture was taken for the Deseret News, and Breann and I showed up in a Fox News clip.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tumultuous Tulips

After months of waiting through miserable snow storms spring has finally arrived in Utah! Breann had the great idea to check out Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival. It was the perfect place to take some awesome pictures.

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I make movies with my friends. I like to find humor in just about anything. I live in a dark cave similar to Batman's as far as cool computer equipment goes. But my cave lacks the gym, car, and suit...