Christian Tucci

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  1. @MCooogan1 I agree with all of the feedback mentioned above. One of the main things you want to accomplish with a video is a story, no matter what the video is being edited for. Even simple real estate videos need to tell a story. I do like the idea of using stills in the video too, not many people do that and it has to be done just right for it to work. I think a lot of the transitions can be eliminated and some of the shots in the beginning were long. What I really liked is your write up and answering of the questions. You used the course appropriately and answered the questions sp
  2. This is a great idea too. I have used FCP X's proxy feature a bunch of times, and know it uses ProRes 422 Proxy files. It sounds like you are looking for it to use an even lower quality format to keep library file size minimal. While you can't dictate which proxy format the built-in feature uses, you may be able to accomplish what you want with the re-linking feature. Not tested yet, but if you use compressor to make ultra low quality versions of your masters, it might let you "re-link" from the menu to those "proxy" files after it can't find the masters anymore.
  3. This is an awesome idea for a course lecture! Thank you, will definitely incorporate that in some way when making more material for the course.
  4. To get the best idea of what is in there now, take a look at the curriculum page for the course (link below). It shows each and every lecture if you scroll down some. I don't want to write my exact ideas yet until some fresh feedback comes in because I don't want to steer anyone in a certain direction yet. Want to just hear anything and everything people might want to see.
  5. Hi all, I am planning out some improvements and updates to the Post-Production course and part of that is a consideration for making some new screencast videos on either new topics or going more in depth on a topic already covered. So, wondering what everyone thinks should be included and hoping at least a few of you have some time to share more in-depth thoughts over email or a phone call. Just let me know, want to make the course something that appeals to even more students if possible. Best, Christian
  6. @Daniel Vavrecka Job well done! I am impressed. Great use of transitions especially when it comes to matching a type of transition with the shot's movement. I second @Av8Chuck's comments with having a bit more variety. Some shots were repetitive and long but I do like how on a few shots you chopped them up with a transition just to make it more dynamic. I rarely see people do that, and it shows you are thinking outside the box I think. The music worked well and overall, I don't have more comments than that if you can believe it! Definitely keep flying and practicing getting close-ups
  7. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is definitely the standard for most Windows based editing setups.
  8. Daniel, Again, sorry for the delay in response. I thought I fixed notifications on the forum but it appears I still do not get an email when these posts are put up by students. This is actually a very nicely done edit! The music is a perfect pick, the footage is crisp and clean, the transitions are nice and the motion tracked titles are awesome. Below are my few comments. 1.) A couple of clips especially towards the end, don't seem to match in color and white balance with the rest of the shots. It is not too off but it is noticeable. 2.) There were one or two horizons that
  9. I believe I read somewhere that the point of sport mode on the I2 is it lets you go faster by allowing a greater pitch angle, but in exchange the props get into the shot sometimes, but can be cropped out. So it becomes a matter of do you want a true clear frame and less speed or a cropped clear frame and greater speed.
  10. @Alan Perlman Always happy to answer! @Bert Very very nice shots. Job well done! I love the composition of the shots and the fog looks sick! Especially with the bits of color on the trees sticking up here or there. Coloring looks fine to me, except for maybe one or two shots where most of the fog looked purple sort of, but maybe that is the natural color you were getting? It does look cool though... In terms of the edit, I think one of the major things I would change is the opening shot. It seems to be out of focus slightly but that may be because there is a mismatch between camera o
  11. Vimeo is really awesome too. If I am not using for a project, I am using Vimeo or Dropbox.
  12. With most of my client productions I like to use It is specifically tailored towards sharing and reviewing video files (or any file) amongst a team. It has awesome collaboration tools built in that allow you or clients to make timecode based notes and even draw on the video to provide examples of a comment. You can create a project folder in and invite clients and the team into it. The videos can even be password protected and links sent out to people that don't have an account. They have a free account tier but it is pretty affordable to upgrade to a higher tier if your
  13. Glad you are excited! Brendan and I will also be making ourselves available as instructors of the course to answer any additional questions or issues that arise while you are taking the course and trying out some of the workflows mentioned in the course. We really can't wait to get it out there for you all!
  14. @Aaron Yes, since Final Cut Pro X is written by Apple, unfortunately they have designed it for Mac only.
  15. For all of my professional editing I use Final Cut Pro X. I previously used Final Cut Pro 7 and still do for some massively complex projects but for anything to do with aerial reels FCP X hands down gets me from rough cut to final export the fastest. It is very intuitive with minimal training and easily works with 4K footage. If you haven't heard yet, my friend Brendan and I are designing a course on cinematography for UAV Coach. There will be a post-production element to this course where I will go over the basics of editing and coloring your aerial reels. Keep an eye out for the course