Thank You from an Industry Professional!
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 1:21pm
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I own a video production business here in "the colonies" in the state of Florida. I've used AlamDV and now EffectsLab, in television production, and I could not be happier with both products. I made a station logo with AlamDV that used that program with others to create a spinning Earth on a space background, a Warp opening and the station's call letters coming out of the warp. The station manager, who claimed to have production experience (but didn't know that Sony made a 3-CCD prosumer camera---I had to remind him of the PD-170) asked me "How did you do that?". The station had a Video Toaster 3 setup with Lightwave, and I made the majority of the station's graphics at home in my studio with AlamDV and other programs. Anyway, when he asked me this question, I knew he was just trying to pump me for information, since I was the only one at the station with any actual production experience, so I told him, "It's magic!"
Anyway, thanks for wonderful products!
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 1:23pm
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Great stuff! its always nice to hear of someone doing great things with the products.
Any chance we could see what you did?
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 1:26pm
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Yeah, I think I still have the file on my hard drive...I'll have to find it and see what I can do.
Okay, here's the link:http://www.bigbytevideo.us/streaming_video.htm
That's the streaming media page on my site...the file is the third one down. Hope it works for everyone.
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 9:08am
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Thats pretty cool. Has something amusingly Starship Troopers about it! Can you clarify exactly what was done using ADV/EL?
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 11:22am
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Funny you should say that about the "Starship Troopers" feel. The music we had used from a set of production music cd's reminded me of that flick. I wished I could have included it on that clip, but the station manager's voice was also on it, so I just own the video portion of the clip. I NEVER GOT PAID FOR IT, SO IT'S MINE!
"Would you like to know more?"
About the graphic itself, I was planning to use AlamDV2 with the Coruscant Views plug-in for the planet, and got some wonderful clips with it, but I ultimately wanted a full view of the planet itself. So I got an earth pic from the library, scanned it and made it into a rotating ball with Bluff Titler, which is where the lettering also came from. The warp thingey and the explosion came from Particle Illusion. So---sigh---what I ended up using from AlamDV2 was just the space background. In hindsight, I probably should have used AlamDV2 for the Earth, also, but I was in a hurry to get it done, and I only had a dial-up connection for internet.
I am currently working on some titling effects for a BMX commercial I'm doing. I want to have lettering move behind a rider as he jumps. So I'm in the process of using EffectsLab to make mattes so the effect will work. Long process, but great results so far! I'll post the commercial on my site when it's finished.