Jim Geduldick

In this episode of Unplugged, Jim Geduldick reveals how his passion for cinematography was born out of his love for skateboarding. We talk about Jim’s roles as an Apple technician, a designer for Mercedes and Little Airplane, and most recently, his role as Senior Digital Intermediate Artist at OffHollywood. We also touch on the importance of being versatile in our industry and the pros and cons of being on the bleeding edge of technology. We wrap up with  fxphd.com, finalcutuser.com and aeny.com.

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  1. Jim Hines
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    Wow! I haven’t even watched this yet but I want to comment because I never got a chance to thank Jim in person. This guy is awesome. He runs the AENY meet up in Manhattan with Rabinowitz. Anybody who lives in the vicinity should really make a point of being there as it’s just a kick in the rump to be in a room full of people all digging on After Effects and all the ancillary mograph and animation stuff. My son and I really miss going to it since we moved away from our beloved NYC. He’s 11 and like Jim he is into stop motion animation – using his Legos and getting better each time – – he still talks about the time Jim brought in Kristen LePore for the meeting.

    Rock on Bro!

    • John Dickinson
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      So cool that you can share this journey with you son Jim. Thanks for sharing. Best, John.

  2. Aharon Rabinowitz
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    It’s fair to say that Jim is the batteries that run AENY. He puts a ton of energy into making things happen and I’m really thankful to be working with him. He’s got his finger on the pulse of the video world and always seems to know what’s going on. Honestly, if I learned even a quarter of what Jim probably forgets in a day, I’d be a rich man.

    • Robert Morris
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      In the 3 AENY meetings I’ve been fortunate enough to attend, I can second that. I appreciate what all you guys are doing, and hope to continue to give and receive support through this community. I was shocked at how many people showed up for Nick’s fantastic demo last night… not because I didn’t expect people to show, but more so because I am surprised that the house isn’t packed every month. It’s a fantastic program Jim and Aharon are putting together. Now, Jim, get busy on that Syntheyes presentation!! See you at the next AENY.

  3. stefano
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    REALLY interesting as usual! thanx
    ciao

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Stefano. Best, John.

  4. shad
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    So that’s what Jim looks like!

  5. digitalove
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    yep that was interesting, looks like Jim knows alot and has had heaps of experience with many different apps! Are there any sort of meet-ups or conferences for motion design in Australia?

    • John Dickinson
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      There are a few conferences each year, one being “Semi-permanent” but nothing regular that I know of, or anything that involves After Effects specifically. Best, John.

  6. Denis
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    Thanks for the heads up on fxphd. I had never heard of it and just signed up after i watched the show. So many courses.

    • John Dickinson
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      Great Denis, I’m certain you’ll find it was a good investment. Best, John.

  7. Mike Seymour
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    Thanks for the shout out. I enjoyed the interview. Appreciate the discussion and always great to see such a great After Effects Community activity- especially at this level.

    Thanks again and congrats on the show and the site.

    Mike

    PS.
    Roger (Ep 2) used to work with me! Small world.

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Mike, I really appeciate what you guys are doing over at FXPHD. Respect. John.

  8. tillimanjaro
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    What an interesting figure this Jim. Honestly i had never heard if him before.
    His background is realy interesting, because i also come from a skateboard background, shooting it and editing it.
    I skipped lunch to watch it :), so awsome. Now lets have a lunch…

    Tillimanjaro

    • John Dickinson
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      Yes indeed. I’d love to see some of JIm’s skateboarding productions too. Best, John.

  9. Jeff
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    I could be wrong, but Jim’s comment on watching 2k content at his studios theater is referring to watching Blue Ray Disks on a hi-def studio quality 1080p projector (2k resolution is basically 1080p or 2048×1080).

    • Jim Geduldick
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      Thanks for the comments everyone.
      Jeff to answer your comment .
      The 2k we play back is coming from a 2k Barco projector not a 1080 projector or 1080 source, usually from our Dolby Server playing back 2k DCP’s.So it is true 2k.
      The Blu ray player we do use (Blu ray being only 1080) is hardware scaled to 2k just like anyone who has a DI or theater uses similar workflow.

  10. Todd Kopriva
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    I have to admit that my head got a little swollen when I heard you both say that you saw value in reading my output. You guys make it all worthwhile. 😉

    • John Dickinson
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      And Adobe make it all possible! Thanks Todd. Best, John

  11. ScottieB
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    Just wanted to add that what Jim (and Aharon) do for the NY AE users is really something special. I haven’t made it to the last few meetings (been busy working which is good of course!) but try to get there as often as I can, and these guys really put together something special (and find some killer door prizes, too!). Oh and fxphd kicks some serious butt as well 😉

    John, awesome as always 🙂

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks ScottieB. I’d love to make it to AENY one day too. Best wishes, John.

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