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I Joined the Army

I’ve joined the army after unsuccessfully finding a job after 4 months of searching. In the future I’d like to take what I’ve learned and make my own films. I’d like to thank my family for the support they’ve given me over the past 4 years and the friends who helped me along the way.

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Powerful and Poetic Colorado Commercial

I’ve found a commercial that expresses my thoughts on experiencing the real world and the power of cinema. Performances and events may only happen once and never happen the same way again. Each moment is truly genuine and to blink or to not go on adventures would be to deny yourself something of true meaning. …

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Bedtime Stories with Harry S. Plinkett

I always grew up watching tv when I was in bed trying to sleep. In recent years I go through periods where I’ll stick to watching a certain thing to help me go to sleep. They usually revolve around sci-fi/fantasy related themes. 2001, THX1138, Stalker, Lord of the Rings, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas… …

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Storage Wars Effect

The cutout effect that can be seen in A&E’s Storage Wars series at the begining of the show and when someone buys a locker. It’s all about the wow factor.

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Bought an SSD

I finally decided to see what all the hype is about with these ssd drives. They’re at fairly decent prices now…had some extra cash…buy it?…sure, why not? Got a Vertex 4 128GB from Amazon with an Icy Dock 2.5″-3.5″ adapter. Hopefully this speeds things up a bit. Spent about $160 in all. I’ll write a …

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“Backyard” Green Screen

Time for some backyard vfx…Literally. In the absence of a large studio with a cyc set-up I decided to use a field of grass as a green screen. I needed a large green screen to composite shots for my latest crowd insertion project. It worked out pretty well. I did have to do some rotoscoping …

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Custom Ghost Image/Cropmark in Magic Lantern

In need of a solution to match perspective and scale on the clean plate I’ve been compositing to on my latest project I looked to Magic Lantern for a solution. I knew that Magic Lantern supported ghost images, 50% opacity faded images captured on the camera played on top of the lcd screen to align …

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Little League

I would like to film some more little league stuff as like a summer job. I’d charge $150 for a 3-4 minute video like this showing the highlights of the game with a team picture at the end set to some music. I could make up a DVD for each of the players and deliver …