Archive for September, 2016

TV Asia

September 23, 2016

One of the perks about shooting for TV Asia is that tea breaks come with the best Masala tea!

Producer Nalini Raja and Director, filmmaker Steven Fischer shooting for TV Asia in Chicago, Illinois in 2016

Tea break with producer Nalini Raja Patel and director Steven Fischer, shooting on location for TV Asia in Elmhurst, Illinois.

 

Click here for a home brew recipe.

A big shout out to Producer and National Correspondent Nalini Raja Patel for being so great to work with! Thanks for 8-years of adventure. Here’s to many more!

Producer Nalini Raja Patel and director Steven Fischer on location for TV Asia in Elmhurst, Illinois.

And now it’s off to India for the edit!

Advertisements

Second City Cartoon Workshop!

September 19, 2016

Many thanks to Tom Rosenak for these photos from my 2D Guide to Creating 3D Characters workshop at The Second City! And thanks so much to all in attendance. Your enthusiasm, openness to new ideas, and all-around-greatness made the day a real pleasure. (And thanks to Andy Eninger and Sheena Laird at Second City for the chance to collaborate on another adventure.)

Cartoonist and filmmaker Steven Fischer presents character creation workshop at Second City, Chicago. Sept. 17, 2016. Photo by Tom Rosenak.

Cartoonist and filmmaker Steven Fischer presents character creation workshop at Second City, Chicago. Sept. 17, 2016. Photo by Tom Rosenak.

steven_fischer_cartoonist_creativity_filmmaker_director_second_city_chicago_september-2016

Cartoonist and filmmaker Steven Fischer presents character creation workshop at Second City, Chicago. Sept. 17, 2016. Photo by Tom Rosenak.

 

Helpful Hints: Final Cut Pro: Plays fine in sequence, but out of sync on export

September 4, 2016

I recently came across a frustrating issue while editing. The sequence played fine on the time line, but when I opened the exported video in Quicktime, the video and audio were all mixed up. I found this solution at Michael  Wyszomierski’s blog:

 

If your Final Cut Pro sequence plays fine from the project file, but the audio and video get out of sync or there is a rendering glitch when you export a QuickTime movie, try selecting “Recompress all frames” when you export [File, Export, Quicktime Movie — ‘Recompress all frames’ is an option towards the bottom of the window]. You can also play around with clearing render files, etc., but this one box seems to do the trick.
Thanks, Michael!