Celebrity photographer, Kerry Beyer, has been published in VOGUE, LUCKY, ALLURE, The NEW YORK TIMES, VINTAGE GUITAR, FRETBOARD JOURNAL, TONE QUEST and more!

Kerry recently directed Academy Award® Nominee Eric Roberts in the action/thriller "Rogue Strike", is a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and has starred on ABC, CBS, VH1, the WB and more...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

GH4 AUDIO SYNC ISSUES

GH4 Audio Sync Issue
I've recently purchased a Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera. I love the look of the footage, but I noticed a troubling audio issue. As a long time Panasonic user, having shot 3 feature films (including one starring an Academy Award nominee), I was shocked at how horrible my experience with tech support was when I called to sort out this issue.

All of the footage I have shot with the GH4 is out of sync by about 2 frames. I've shot in 4K and HD, both in 24P and 23.98. I used the built in microphone for testing.

I'm using version 1.1 of the firmware.

I've imported the footage into Final Cut Pro X, and used a timeline native to the frame rate and size of  the test footage.

Unfortunately, Panasonic support would not let me speak with a technician. They said they would only guarantee smooth playback in camera - I couldn't seem to get the support person to understand that this isn't a playback issue - the audio is actually 2 frames out of sync in the timeline.

Take a look at the image above. Notice the playhead has moved past the slate waveform, yet the slate hasn't made contact. The audio is about 2 frames early.

Panasonic support wouldn't guarantee playback in FCP X or any third party software. While I understand not being able to guarantee smooth playback, they should be concerned with how the leading professional editing software handles their files. The support person didn't seem to care about helping me sort this issue out.

Is this a problem with the GH4? Is this a problem with the way FCP X is importing the footage?  Who knows...

It would have been nice to speak with a technician to see if this is an isolated incident, or widespread. I repeatedly asked to escalate the case, to speak with someone more familiar with the product, as this person was clearly reciting canned phrases and not listening or caring - even when I mentioned my frustration and likelihood of returning camera for a refund.

As a pro user, this is unacceptable. And Panasonic may have lost my business on multiple camera purchases if this issue isn't resolved.

Are you having audio sync issues on your GH4? Contact me, I'd like to know.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS: PHOTOGENIC

Congrats to my client Nicole Fernandez taking home Photogenic 3rd Runner Up in the National American Miss Pageant! With over 200 girls competing in the pre-teen division "we were thrilled with placing," says Victoria Fernandez.

Nicole also received 1st Runner Up in the "Most Promising Model" category. Thanks to an outstanding team of MakeupBySheila.com and Valerie Hayes Coaching.

"You're photos were beautiful and we look forward to doing more in the future," says Victoria. Nicole is now eligible to compete a Nationals, and we wish her continued success!
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

MISS TEEN TEXAS INTERNATIONAL

Pageant Headshot Houston Photography
Congrats to my client winning Miss Teen Texas International, Jahnavi Muppaneni! Together with the fabulous MakeupBySheila.com, we created another winning team with this stunning photograph.

Contact the studio today and see how we can help you create a winning image!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

PAGEANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Pageant Headshot Houston Photography
Need great pageant photography? Here's another fabulous shot with MakeupBySheila.com
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CONSULTING

Need career guidance?

Are you an aspiring actor looking to break in? Are you a filmmaker who needs production guidance, distribution, or marketing? Are you a corporate professional looking for ways to expand your brand with video?

With 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, both in front of, and behind the camera, I can help guide you through the process of taking your career to the next level.

What do I know about the biz? Well, I'm a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Winner of the Slamdance Anarchy Film Showcase. I've produced, directed and distributed feature films starring Academy Award nominees. I've fought Chuck Norris... and lost.  I've produced and directed successful corporate marketing communications videos for Fortune 500s... everything from infomercials to aerospace technology. I run one of MovieMaker magazines top coolest horror film festivals, SplatterFest. Here's a link to my IMDb.

How can I help you today?

Contact the studio today to setup a Skype consultation. $100/hr

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ACTING DEMO REELS


An acting demo reel is an essential marketing tool for an actor. The main purpose of a demo is to get your foot in the door. Considering that most roles get upwards of 1000 submissions, a demo needs to be short and sweet, with the main objective of letting the casting director know that you are going to be worth the time to bring in for an actual audition.

I recommend keeping demos extremely short - 1 minute, tops. Short clips showcasing a range of character types. That's it. Cut everything else out.

Editing demo reels is an art, much like editing movie trailers, and is done best by someone who has a little distance from the material. As actors, sometimes we are too close to our own material to be objective. This is why I recommend getting someone who has experience editing and marketing actors to cut your reel.

Rates:

$150/hr for editing services. (Most demos can be done within 2 or 3 billable hours).

I will need footage in quicktime .mov format, or DVD. (please note: ingesting footage from DVD will incur billable time for the transfer).

If providing DVD, please note the timecode of the clips desired.

Completed demo reels will be delivered in quicktime .mov format via hightail.com

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

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AUDITION TAPING & COACHING


Want to book your next audition? As you probably know, more and more auditions are being submitted on tape (digital video), and as a result, more actors are going up for the same roles than ever before. Competition has skyrocketed.

A role that may have had a few hundred submissions previously, now has THOUSANDS! How will your audition stand out?

Sure, you can self tape, but even seasoned professionals can benefit from an experienced coach directing their performance. The difference in that polished performance could be the difference between booking the role, or languishing as a struggling actor.

My experience directing feature films, working with Academy Award nominated actors, allows me to guide performances to better match what producers and directors are looking for when they are casting.

AUDITION COACHING/TAPING:

Professionally lit and filmed in HD, with high quality audio. (Most coaches are filming with a camcorder, using poor quality on camera mics. I use the same HD production camera I use for my feature film work,  with an overhead condenser boom mic, providing superb audio).

Rates:

$100/hr (1 hour min.) $50 each additional half hour.

I will edit and deliver a quicktime file to you or your agent via hightail.com

Contact the studio:

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