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  • OT: MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR AIRDATE

    Posted by Shane Ross on September 25, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    The HD show I have been working on for 9 months (a record for me…longest time on one show) will finally air. The title is THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR.

    Friday, Sept 29 at 8:00PM ET/PT on The History Channel.

    This project mixed Varicam footage and P2 footage from the HVX-200 camera. Was shot 720p 23.98 and delivered 1080p 23.98 on D5. This show was cut with FCP at full DVCPRO HD resolution using 2 G-Raid 500GB drives, an internal 250 SATA drive and a Popsicle Stick Raid.

    I color corrected using the 3-way color corrector, did moves on stills with FCP and After Effects and did green screen comps (with the expert help of Patrick Sheffield) with Shake. I output at The DR Group in Los Angeles to D5 and delivered…well, LAST week be the show was kicked back for a few technical issues that we spent the last week fixing and have since returned the tapes to the network.

    Set your Tivo. Especially if you are a Neilson family.

    For information on my workflow, visit my blog at http://www.LFHD.net.

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

    David Roth weiss replied 17 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Shane Ross

    September 25, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    Here is a Teaser Trailer for your enjoyment. Sans color correction.

    https://homepage.mac.com/comeback/professional/iMovieTheater36.html

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • David Roth weiss

    September 25, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    Shane,

    The battle scenes look great, a lot like scenes from Glory. The particle effects on the canons are pretty noticeable however.

    I beat ya BTW, I’m just about to turn 365 days on the project I’ve been on. Its also about war, so maybe thats the secret to longterm employment.

    DRW

  • Shane Ross

    September 25, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    [David Roth Weiss] “The particle effects on the canons are pretty noticeable however.”

    Particle effects? Dude, that is live canon fire. All that you see is what the canon spit out. The canons are firing real canon balls…thus the 6 foot recoil on these 1 ton canons.

    The only effects I did were 16 green screen comps…none of which are in the promo.

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • David Roth weiss

    September 25, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    That’s funny, it must have been the way 24fps handles the flying particles then. Sorry.

  • Shane Ross

    September 26, 2006 at 1:01 am

    Shot 60p and slowed down using the frame rate converter to 24, then slowed down again 50%.

    Shane

    Littlefrog Post
    http://www.lfhd.net

  • David Roth weiss

    September 26, 2006 at 1:03 am

    Ah ha!!! That would explain it.

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