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New and completed projects, gear and other stuff I'm interested in. All the gear I review is my own. No paid reviews here.

Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Like me, tweet me or +1 me

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Saturday, August 27, 2011,

The folks who host my website recently added some very useful social media functionality to the CMS. So in addition to liking my website and blog posts, you can now also Tweet my stuff to Twitter, or +1 me on Google+

This is just the first of a number of improvements that I'll be making to this website in the next few weeks. So click away if you see anything you like, want to tweet or want to +1 here. Visitors are always welcome at! 

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Make those blocks move - creating the new NWU promo

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Thursday, August 25, 2011,

I recently completed a promo clip for the friendly folks at the NWU's corporate communications department. The project brief called for an effects clip that tie closely into current corporate identity graphic design. I love FX work and this project was right up my alley even if the deadline was desperately tight - only five working days available from the first phone call to the delivery of the final video media in multiple consumer formats!

Technical projects like these seriously appeal t...

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Amazing FX work done in Adobe After Effects

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, August 15, 2011,

I am a big fan and long time user of Adobe After Effects. Never used it? Well it is only the coolest software ever created, something like Photoshop for moving pictures. It is also the type of post production tool that turns a bland video into a masterpiece that will stop hearts and turn heads...if you ever manage to master it.

Being in the middle of a major effects project for a client I was immediately drawn to a post from the After Effects Facebook feed this evening -just check out this ama...

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Friday, August 12, 2011,

I stumbled across the picture below while surfing the World Wide Wait and it makes me realize just how spoiled we've become with built-in title generators and graphics tools in modern day editing applications. I have no idea what the story is behind this picture, but apparently this is how the folks at ILM created the iconic intro to the Star Wars films back in 1980!

May the force be with you!

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Fable write-up on Soul Beat Africa website

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, August 2, 2011,

Our documentary film Finding the fable directed by Nicholas Ellenbogen, and the music video for the film's theme song Loaded Gun performed by Lloyd & Bruno, recently received a write-up on the Soul Beat Africa website. Stop by and have a look.
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Sending video across the water: frame rate conversion from 25fps to 29fps

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, August 1, 2011,

I just completed a project that required a video clip to be sent to the University of Massachusetts Boston ( for streaming from their online learning servers. It's easy enough to produce a Quicktime H.264 clip. But then the catch - they needed it at the NTSC frame rate of 29fps and an NTSC DV frame size of 720x480 pixels. Here in sunny South Africa we use 25fps and I work in 1080i HD resolutions which are 1920x1080 pixels.

I love little technical challenges like these.

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