Irregular Meditations

From the Mind of Mister Jones

March 10th, 2010

“Why are there black bars on the top and bottom? Can they go away?”

A client was dissatisfied with a commercial I shot in 16×9. She actually requested I zoom in to remove the black bars. Then wondered why the commercial was blurry.

March 8th, 2010

When editing commercials, most of the time the client asks for text. This is pretty standard. In the event it’s requested to add text, I like to give my text more than just a solid color font. I don’t recommend using multiple colors all the time, but here-and-there is fine. Use your creative judgment.

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March 7th, 2010

Text animation is over rated. I prefer a nice, clean way to display text in my commercials and videos. Here are a few ways to do so. Keep in mind, this tutorial is very basic and shouldn’t be read if you already have a good understanding of After Effects.

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February 28th, 2010

When an individual works at a place of business, one would think learning to write would be the key requirement for a job. It makes total sense to me. But seeing the sentence structure used in today’s business world, I sometimes wonder if anyone cares if an individual is able to write.

Hay guyz i hav this gr8 idea i think i shud take a pikkchur of myself in da mirrur holding teh camerah at a weiurd angle isnt that original guyz? Am i rite?

Over the span of two and a half years, I have collected emails from a co-worker that just boggles my mind. I cannot believe these emails get sent out—some to important clients. I would think a person would check their emails for grammar errors before sending them to clients, but  I guess its not that important anymore. Because we haev spell ceck, right? Take a look at some of these real-life examples: Read the rest of this entry »