New EARCOS Video from ISM

Just wanted to pop in for a minute to show you guys the new promotional video that I produced for EARCOS, through my education division, ISM: This piece was done using a combination of Photoshop, After Effects (mostly all After Effects), Logic Pro, and Final Cut Pro X. I’m so pleased with the results and …

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New Underwater Video: Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Posted By: gypsy on Apr 17, 2014 in Diving, SE Asia, Travel, Video

The conditions were not ideal, but I admit that I am pretty spoiled. Below are a few shots I got from Big Perhentian Island, off the eastern coast of Malaysia, just a couple weeks ago. Some stormy seas, but no less beautiful for it. • Shot on a Canon HF-S100 with Ikelite housing and lighting. …

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A Day in the Life of ISM

Posted By: gypsy on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, ISM, Travel, Video

I had to share this video from the ISM Blog, because it gives you an idea of life and work around here—both with Gypsy Creative and ISM. It’s not always easy, but it’s always fun! ISM Video Blog #1 from jeff nesmith on Vimeo. Learn more about ISM here.

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Kicking off 2014 with a New Award!

Great news! The latest video from Saigon South International School and Gypsy Creative Communications, are among the winners of the 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest! I just got word of this during our holiday in Cambodia. What a great gift it was, and what an awesome way to kick off my new business: International …

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Organizing Your Horribly Disfigured Final Cut Pro X Project

Posted By: gypsy on Oct 19, 2013 in Blog, Design, Final Cut Pro, Travel, Video, Vietnam, Web

One of the strengths of Final Cut Pro X is its comprehensive organization system. From tagging and grouping clips, to reconnecting offline media, it’s a pretty impressive setup. When I took the FCPX certification course, a large part of the curriculum was dedicated to early-stage organization, and I spent a lot of time getting the …

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New Micro-Doc: SSIS and the Cardboard Challenge, Part 2

Posted By: gypsy on Oct 03, 2013 in Education, Final Cut Pro, Post Production, Travel, Video, Vietnam

This is my follow-up to a previous blog post I wrote, just after starting on this project. Background: Caine Monroy is a little boy who lives in Los Angeles whose dad owns an auto parts store. While his dad worked, Caine developed a hobby of taking the boxes from his dad’s warehouse and creating intricate …

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New Micro-Doc: SSIS and the Cardboard Challenge, Part 1

First, if you haven’t seen “Caine’s Arcade”, please check it out now. It’s a great story about a 9 year-old boy who had almost more creativity than he could handle, and access to a ton of cardboard boxes. So he made an arcade out of cardboard. I was personally moved by this film, partly because …

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Making video look like film (with examples!)

Posted By: gypsy on Sep 05, 2013 in Final Cut Pro, Photography, SE Asia, Video, Web

Scroll to the bottom for the sample video. This is not a new concept, and it’s certainly one that has been discussed extensively around the Internet. But making digital video look like film is still an elusive task for many filmmakers out there; especially those in my business — small documentary production from weird places. …

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Gypsy News | Spring, 2013

What do I mean by “multimedia”? Check out the Gypsy Creative Spring 2013 Newsletter here! *I would post it directly in my blog but the CSS gets all screwy…

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Final Cut Pro X… Part Two: I’m Sold

Posted By: gypsy on Feb 20, 2013 in Education, Final Cut Pro, Travel, Video, Vietnam

OK, I’m sold. Final Cut Pro X is a badass. I recently returned from the Philippines, where I took an Apple certification course in FCPX over the course of four days at a training center in Manila. Like many people in my profession, I often have to learn new software in the studio, all alone, …

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New U/W Video from Phuket, Thailand

Posted By: gypsy on Feb 06, 2013 in Diving, Final Cut Pro, SE Asia, Thailand, Travel, Video

Racha Noi | Phuket, Thailand

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Final Cut Pro X… Part One: still plugging away at it.

Posted By: gypsy on Oct 15, 2012 in Education, Final Cut Pro, Travel, Video, Web

I’ll say it: I like the way Final Cut Pro X works. I like the way it looks, the way it feels, how fast it loads up. I am excited about FCPX. I think good things are happening here. But many video editors are still not so enthusiastic about Version Ten, and that’s understandable. For now, …

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