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22

Apr
2013

2 Comments

In Photography

By vashi

The Cork Car

On 22, Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | In Photography | By vashi

2 young skateboarders (Oliver and Cyrus) bought the cork car for $750.
I came home and saw it parked in front of my home in Santa Monica.
I grabbed my Canon 5Dmkii, a Nikon 20mm f2.8 lens and snapped some shots.

Here are the results… (click to enlarge)

 

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15

Apr
2013

38 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

6 Free Effects for After Effects & Premiere [Plugins]

On 15, Apr 2013 | 38 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

Free Effects for After Effects

When editing any project…there are moments when a visual effect can be applied to help the story be told. These effects can emphasis something to make it more evident, subtly isolate a certain element or blend several assets into one shot. Sometimes these effects are added only as eye candy to add production value to a project. Ideally, you are not adding visual effects to hide mistakes or to cover up deficiencies in the story…but this has been know to happen. (Guilty as charged!) Read more…

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11

Apr
2013

6 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

NAB 2013 Interview with Vashi Nedomansky:
Editing with Adobe Premiere

On 11, Apr 2013 | 6 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

Just finishing a whirlwind 4 days at NAB. I was honored to be asked by Adobe to present on their main stage and discuss my experiences cutting with Premiere Pro. It was my first NAB and overwhelmingly awesome is how I would describe it! After speaking in front of hundreds of people for a couple days…it was extra wonderful to meet many other filmmakers who until now, I only knew on the interwebz. Please enjoy my 5 minutes of rambling in the video above…

Here is the outline for my 30 minute presentation. I went with the “kitchen sink” approach and actually hit on almost all the points I laid out. Better more than not enough info! It was a sincere pleasure to get the opportunity to share my experiences with Adobe Premiere CC.

NAB speech

Outline for my speech


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05

Apr
2013

5 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

NAB 2013: The Next Adobe Premiere Pro

On 05, Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | In Editing | By vashi

NAB is right around the corner and one of the first big bombs was dropped on April 4th. Adobe announced their Next versions of video and audio tools including: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Speedgrade, Prelude, Media Encoder and Story.

NAB 2013 Vegas

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The Last Moment – Art or Exploitation?

On 20, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Combining image and sound to create something more than the individual parts is the definition of film editing. I chose to use vintage news footage of actual deaths and fused it with a remix of music by Jimi Hendrix and Muse. I find the result emotional, disturbing and raw. Is it art or exploitative? Beautiful or morbid? Only you can be the judge of that… NSFW

 

 

The online historical archives of British Pathé contain countless news reel films covering war, tragedies, accidents and other historic events. Some of these reports document the last moments of peoples lives. The camera does not lie. Life can be both beautiful and horrible…and sometimes these extremes intermingle in a split second.
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Photographers Becoming Filmmakers:
Editing the Shopbop Video Ad

On 13, Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | In Editing, Low Budget Filmmaking | By vashi

Coney Island Fashion Shoot - ShopBop Video
I’ve had the luck and pleasure to work with many artists that have uncompromising vision…ones who create stunning images and at the same time tell compelling stories. With the revolution of DSLR cinematography and the proliferation of these cameras into the hands of the masses…everyone now has access to inexpensive technology that can rival 35mm film when used properly.
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16

Feb
2013

37 Comments

In Editing

By vashi

Adobe: 5 Editing Tips for Music Videos

On 16, Feb 2013 | 37 Comments | In Editing | By vashi


In Part One of my behind the scenes look into the production of “PIMP in the SERP,” I exposed how we prepped and shot the video with no budget and only 69 minutes of access to a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper.

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The $20 Rap Video: Low Budget Filmmaking

On 29, Jan 2013 | 17 Comments | In Low Budget Filmmaking, Production | By vashi


Welcome to the launch of my first official info packed blog post for my new site! My name is Vashi Nedomansky and I’m a feature film editor based in Los Angeles who embraces filmmaking, technology, life and all things that put a smile on my face. I’ve cut films for David Zucker, Vincent Laforet and edited more than 25 projects for Shane Hurlbut ASC…all after I played 10 years of professional hockey. I love a good challenge, a great meal and a cold vodka gimlet at day’s end.
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21

Jan
2013

No Comments

In Editing

By vashi

Adobe After Effects in Filmmaking

On 21, Jan 2013 | No Comments | In Editing | By vashi

Adobe After Effects for Filmmaker

Photograph: blog.adobe.com

As an editor, I’ve had to grow an ever expanding skill set that encompasses audio, VFX, and the rapidly changing digital video formats and codecsthat I have to work with on a daily basis. At some point in every project I’ve ever done, I’ve had to use Adobe After Effects in some capacity to either solve a problem, apply a visual effect, or deliver a final asset. The beauty of After Effects is…
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07

Jan
2012

5 Comments

In Editing
Uncategorized

By vashi

7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction

On 07, Jan 2012 | 5 Comments | In Editing, Uncategorized | By vashi


Color correction is just one step of the entire filmmaking process…but oh, what a difference it can make. You can take average footage and really make it pop, sing and enhance the viewing experience of your project. If you have excellent footage, then the sky is the limit. You can also make images look garish, ugly and destroy all the hard work the crew did to capture those images on the day of the shoot. The challenges and choices are many and it comes with great responsibility if you are the one applying the Color Correction and Color Grade.
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