Does anyone have an recommendations for good video editing or film making seminars? I've got a pretty good background in filming and editing, but, looking to expand my knowledge and have a budget. Can be anywhere in the lower 48 states.
posted by trbrts
on Apr 18, 2013 -
A month or two ago I saw a video someone had made of an exchange they had with a customer at work. The video had two cutesy CGI dog-like animals talking with very basic gestures and motions. It googled the watermark in the corner of the video and it took me to the site the guy had used to create the video. The name was four letters long but it wasn't a real word. There were multiple themes or scenes you could select, enter dialog, etc. Most of the themes were very cutesy- animals, flowers, etc. The speech seemed to be rendered by some typical voice-to-text software as it was very flat with no inflection. Overall it was a pretty easy to use website. [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I've got home video in a number of formats that I'm trying to convert to play on my PS3. I have a Very Large NAS with integrated UPnP server (a version of Twonky), so I'm not looking for a new way to stream the data. I've got Handbrake 0.9.8 for OS X, which doesn't (appear to) have a preset for the PS3. I've dug around a little bit, but every set of settings I've found either results in data the PS3 won't read, or video that's more artifacted than I expected (common symptom - horizontal striping when things move). Anyone have a good set of parameters to transcode to something the PS3 can use?
posted by hanov3r
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Anyone have suggestions for video games that do a great job of immersing you in sci-fi (ideally alien) worlds? [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Any HD video files i try to play stutter horribly on my new computer, and just generally play inconsistently and in a not-smooth fashion. I've tried almost everything... [more inside]
posted by emptythought
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I saw this cool demonstration of grace and balance
on YouTube and now I want more. From the context, it looks like the 2013 champion of a Japanese TV Asahi show called Kamiwaza
. If this is the champion, you'd think there'd be a dozen or two other performers who weren't quite as awesome as this, but were awesome enough to be worth watching. Google and YouTube don't seem to know much, though. (Although I did learn that Kamizawa is also a PS2 game and apparently a Polish cosmetic brand
Can anyone tell me more about the show? How long has it been running on Japanese TV? Where can I see more?
posted by Jasper Fnorde
on Mar 5, 2013 -
I'm trying to track down a viral fashion video that featured a model in a meadow of flowers at golden hour, with a wind machine following her gestures, flattening the grass and flowers. I can't remember what it was advertising — maybe perfume?
posted by sixswitch
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I was hoping that someone could name the turn-based space strategy game I played as a demo on my PC back around 1995. I offer these sketchy details:
--it was a turn-based game where you piloted and battled using one or more spaceships
--the game offered the intriguing feature of allowing you to design new spaceships
--I remember learning the word "chassis" from the game, since you could choose what type of chassis you wanted in ship design, among other choices
--the GUI was predominantly a gray-colored menu with text and options that you could interact with using the mouse, along with some more-or-less static images of planets and spaceships
--I don't recall much in the way of storyline or even characters
--I think you didn't see faces of characters much at all, or much of them otherwise.
Thank you for trying to help me penetrate the obscurity.
posted by Perifferol
on Feb 17, 2013 -
I would like to know which program is a really good one to record Skype calls. I have tried some but not sure which one to purchase. Maybe you could recommend a free one.
posted by VincentLee
on Feb 15, 2013 -
If I was to go from zero to learning one tool/software for professional 2d video animation and editing (creating simple animation/transitions and splicing live/animated content) what should it be? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic
on Jan 28, 2013 -
I just want a 60" screen that just shows the video from the home theater and devices like Roku. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by usermac
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Looking for a basic DVD + Blu-Ray player with HDMI. Doesn't need any kind of network streaming (TV and other devices handle that already). Ideally under $100. Am okay with buying used off craigslist or something if the model is known to be pretty reliable. Suggestions?
posted by curious nu
on Jan 1, 2013 -
I would like to know what options are available to me to enhance (or indeed the opposite) video streams - What I'd specifically like to do is download specific youtube footage (personal use) and render it with a jumpy black and white Pathe film-like quality. What would be the best approach to achieve this? - And please take into account that I have no Apple products to hand and very limited experience in manipulating the moving picture.
posted by mattoxic
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Mrs. COD gifted me yesterday with a shiny new Nexus 7 for my birthday. Where can I find free or cheap video programming to entertain myself on 1 my one hour each way daily commute? [more inside]
posted by COD
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Where can I host videos for my Shakespeare play comparison website that won't a) cost me tons due to hosting and b) be YouTube knee-jerky on copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Oct 21, 2012 -
How can I save the LA Times' time-lapse video of space shuttle Endeavour's journey across LA for posterity (on my own computer)? It's really beautiful, but I'm afraid they'll take it off the LA Times website at some point. I'd like to save it for personal viewing later. I don't know much about these sorts of things (flask, etc.). I have an older Mac and no video capture card. Is this even possible? (Nevermind whether it's legal). Thanks all! Answer in the hypothetical if you prefer. ;-)
Awesome shuttle video
posted by bluesky78987
on Oct 18, 2012 -
CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei
on Oct 17, 2012 -
After viewing the excellent "A Man for All Seasons" IMDb
and the BBC's Kierkegaard - Sea of Faith YouTube
I'm in want of viewing other portraryls of noted authors & philosphers. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Back in May I went to the This American Life live-recorded show "The Invisible Made Visible". I'm trying to find a place to download video of the segment with OK Go's "Needing/Getting" - the one with the DDR-style animation for the audience to play along with smartphone handbells. Does the video exist online? [more inside]
posted by Cheese Monster
on Oct 6, 2012 -
I'm finding myself quite happily drawn to the Gangnam Style
video. Can you point me towards the best dance/pop/crazy dance videos NOT from the U.S.?
posted by agregoli
on Sep 29, 2012 -
Please help me find examples of athletes who did something completely counterintuitive in terms of the sport (so seemingly wrong) and won because of it. I'm especially looking for those moments that have been captured on video. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood
on Sep 13, 2012 -
Looking for an Internet video: Humanoid robot soldier patrolling a real, Third World city. It combined live action footage -- which looked like Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, etc -- with a digitally inserted, Terminator-like robot soldier patrolling the streets on foot. The robot appeared to be a motion-captured actor, from its level of fidelity. The project appeared to have a somewhat political slant about the eventual use of robots in combat.
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Sep 6, 2012 -
I'm teaching an online course on internet culture and of the first sections is on music videos and youth culture specificaly. To counter-point the peppy more mainstream examples like Rebecca Black, I'd like to show a specific music video of a teen hipster girl singing in a lazy cadence about her love for a boy - but I can't remember her name or the song. She sang with the song's lines running together. She had some vocal fry in there. There was a macbook on the bed. There was only one other girl in the video and they were sitting around the bed mostly. The laid back vibe and simpler subject matter of the video captured something I'd love to show. Anyone know who she was? Thanks!
posted by zwaro
on Sep 3, 2012 -
I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
posted by _paegan_
on Aug 18, 2012 -
shut down! Now how am I supposed to convert my hundreds of wedding photos into a 2 minute video, with music? Please, please, please tell me there's an alternative way to do this - weather an automatic service, or a stand alone program, or some multi-step conversion nightmare. Thanks!
posted by rebent
on Aug 13, 2012 -
(Asking for a friend.) I need to find some sort of software that lets you both record yourself through a webcam (showing the image live in a window on the screen) and (not simultaneously) play a pre-recorded video in the same screen. Ideally it would have very minimalist buttons, or configurable buttons/toolbar. [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Jul 31, 2012 -
The band uses Ableton Live for backing tracks (drummer uses a click track - metronome).
From the arrangement view (Live's VSTs are used also) is there a way to place video in a track and have it stream from a Macbook
while the audio streams to a soundcard?
If not, what is the easiest way to play videos in sync with the backing tracks? [more inside]
posted by M83
on Jul 18, 2012 -
i'm looking for the funny video where a guy has a hard time making new male friends. it's set after a basketball game and he's trying to hang out with the guy he played with - asking to watch a sports game with him, either at his place, or at a bar. the point is that it's difficult for a guy to make guy friends after college. please help! thanks! [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea
on Jul 5, 2012 -
Game felt a bit like Mass Effect, but it predated ME. Searching has been fruitless thus far. [more inside]
posted by inauthentic
on Jun 30, 2012 -
I have an idea for an amateur film project I'd like to try out, only I've never so much as held a video camera. Where should I start learning? Ready to jump in with both feet. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter
on Jun 28, 2012 -
I've seen (practically) every video of Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs in existence. I am fascinated and learn something new every time I watch one. What else should I watch? Who else would I enjoy?
posted by davezor
on Jun 9, 2012 -
I'm working on setting up an outdoor webcam that can pan, tilt, and zoom with web (and possibly iPad/smartphone) access, and I'm having a heck of a time finding a good solution to do all of the above. Help? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan
on Jun 7, 2012 -
I'm a part-time web designer. I've got some experience with video, but not a lot. I have a writer client who has a video trailer for one of his books. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this thing to play nicely with browsers other than IE? Or should I just say the hell with it and put it on YouTube with links? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit
on Jun 4, 2012 -
I have a Betacam-SP UWV 1800-p player/recorder. I cannot think of any use for it. Would it suit a college AV department ? Or a museum ? I'd like to see it find a good home, but I will settle for getting rid of it. Can any Mefiers recommend a next step ?
posted by devious truculent and unreliable
on May 20, 2012 -
I want to make a music video straight to VHS. How can I maximize the glitches and poor quality associated with the medium? [more inside]
posted by synthedelic
on May 18, 2012 -
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo
on May 9, 2012 -