Category Archives: FCPX Grill

FCG109 – Experience or Baggage (feat. Michael Towe)

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Dynamic Trimming redux. Sort of. Michael Towe is an old school editor with ties back to early avid and we talk briefly about the trimming of FCPX and Avid but we also go into may workflow preferences like Keywords vs. Favorites, the beauty of the magnetic timeline when it comes to revisions, Time Remapping and Auditions and how Michael used them in recent productions. There is a bit of “old man history” at the beginning of this episode but bear with it, You’ll get to the good stuff if you don’t care about the past.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Michael Towe – m2digitalpost.com – @michael_towe – facebook/michael.towe

Mentioned on Show:

Wes Plate Trimming Video

Scott Simmons Trimming Video

Wings n Things – Quick commercial spot that the FCPXX keyer was a HUGE help in.

Trampoline Piece – Commercial spot that retiming was a big help on.

FCG108 – Motion Templates in FCPX (feat. Szymon Masiak)

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Motion is a powerful gfx creation tool for FCPX but some of the real power is available for $50 bucks a pop through Motion VFX. Szymon Masiak, talks about his company and the type of attention to detail that they put into all their Motion templates and just how easy it is to apply them and use them from within Final Cut Pro. We’ll also go into a rather controversial topic that hit Motion VFX a couple years about about content copywriter and plagiarism that is very interesting. Make sure you check out MotionVFX.com

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Szymon Masiak – @motionVFX

Mentioned on Show:

“Sons of Anarchy” Template

Mobjects

FCG107 – FCPX and Logic X (feat. Sam Mestman)

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Logic X seems to potentially be a great tool for audio sweetening in FCPX and audio for video is always a topic for discussion. On this episode we hear how Sam Mestman, a recurring guest on The Grill, took a simple task of producing a podcast under his wing to learn a new tool to add to his post production arsenal.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Sam Mestman – fcpworks.com – @sammestman

Mentioned on Show:

Sam’s Blog

Sam’s Podcast

Intelligent Assistance

FCPX to AFF for Protools and Logic Pro X

X2Pro on App Store

Macprovideo.com to learn Logic Pro X

Patron Video for We Make Movies

FCG106 – Cutting Animation (feat. Paul Neumann)

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Pirates Passages is a feature length animated film that was completed by PIP Animation Services. Paul Neumann was a technical advisor and responsible for training all the relevant people in the inner workings of FCPX for the entire workflow for the film, from the earliest animates thru the final assembly. Hear what worked great, and what worked, ok in this episode of The Grill.

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Paul Neumann – http://www.pipanimation.com – @ferdewyn

Studio Tour of PIP Animation Studio

FCG105 – Shop Talk (feat. Ben Consoli)

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Looking back on 2014 Ben Consoli and I touch on many topics. Hard drive tech and performance, Motion Graphics and tracking technology, Viral Marketing and we touched on the work of Tony Zhou. So much was discussed and covered in this freeform end of the year meltdown. Happy New Year from DCC and FCPX Grill!

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Chris Fenwick – chrisfenwick.com – @chrisfenwick
Ben Consoli – @benconsoli

Mentioned on Show:

Volvo and Jean Claude Van Dam 

Elite Pro Dual otherworld computing – just wasn’t the speed Ben wanted

G-Tech G-Pro

Stranger Than Fiction Opening

The work of Tony Zhou