Entertainment Weekly premieres trailer for Jack of the Red Hearts [Video]

I recently had the opportunity to edit the theatrical trailer for the award-winning feature film, Jack of the Red Hearts, starring Famke Janssen (X-Men) and AnnaSophia Robb (Mercy Street, The Carrie Diaries). The film will be released in theaters on February 26 at AMC locations across the country. I began cutting this trailer in Adobe Premiere Pro CC but switched to BlackMagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12, not for color correction, mind you, but for editing and delivery. My endless frustrations with Premiere Pro are well documented, but the final straw was the 5.1 surround sound mix.... More »

Time-lapse Calculator app

Use my free online time-lapse calculator or 99¢ iOS time-lapse calculator app to quickly determine the shutter interval (time between shots) that you should set to achieve your desired clip length for a given recording duration. iOS app includes additional features for your iPhone or iPad. Besides serving as an intervalometer, my time-lapse app estimates the memory card storage that will be required for RAW or JPG image files, based on the megapixel count of your camera. I’ve also shared some time-lapse photography examples and video editing tips for Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.... More »

Packafoma relocating to Brooklyn

After living in Los Angeles for nearly 15 years, I will be moving with my girlfriend to Brooklyn in August 2012. My producing partner, Shea Roggio, already lives on the east coast and keeps studio space in Philadelphia and New York, making for a promising opportunity to expand our collaboration.... More »

New blog under construction

May 2012: Packafoma Post, the new blog section of packafoma.com, is under construction and will be ready in a few days. Check back for updates on Packafoma’s relocation from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, and for articles regarding post-production, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Creative Cloud.... More »

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