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Meet: CreativeCOW.net leader Shane Ross

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Shane Ross
Shane Ross
Los Angeles, California USA
Los Angeles, California USA

Shane Ross is a broadcast television editor in Hollywood. Well, OK, Los Angeles. He only had one job that was actually in Hollywood. He is a documentary and narrative editor and has edited shows for the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Nickelodeon…plus a handful of short films, spec commercials and demo reels.
 
He was born in Missoula, Montana, the only son of a Feminist and an Erotic Artist. Inspired by the Star Warsfilms, he started out his illustrious career when he made his first film at the tender age of 10, using a super 8 camera and his stuffed animals…and cardboard space ships and special effects consisting of lasers and explosions scratched onto the film.

Early in his "film" career he worked at countless video stores, and a small video production company where he transferred people's super 8 mm and 16mm films to video. He eventually ended up at Montana State University in the Media and Theatre Arts program where he realized that he didn't want to direct, but rather enjoyed shooting and editing. While there he worked as an Associate Producer at Native Voices Public Television, a program devoted to producing the works of Native American filmmakers. During that time he also managed the Video Rodeoand school movie theatre. His senior year the school acquired an Avid editing system and he had the privilege of being the first student to edit his senior film with it.
 
Upon graduation, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, with a girl he hardly knew, but planned to marry. While she attended ASU he worked at…yet ANOTHER video store, all the while littering the town with resumes in hopes of landing production work. Then one company, tired of receiving his resume, hired him as a Production Assistant on a couple local commercials. This lead…essentially nowhere.  He ended up working as a technical support specialist at Apple, providing phone tech support during the "Performa years."
 
Meanwhile, he married the girl, with whom he had become better acquainted.
 
After a year at Apple, during which he had a brief stint as an extra on TIN CUP, he knew he wasn’t going to get anywhere in the industry without a demo reel so he approached the production company that hired him and pleaded to use their Avid. The producer said "Oh, you know how to use an Avid?  There is a company making a movie out here who is looking for an apprentice editor and they need someone familiar with the Avid."

The interviewer indicated that he was waiting to be impressed.  As if on cue the director’s assistant bursts into his office saying that her computer needed to be taken in for service. It was an Apple Powerbook. After 5 minutes Shane fixed her computer and was promptly hired. Thus began his editing career…Apprentice Edtior on U-TURN (uncredited…sigh) where he rubbed elbows with Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jaoquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton, Claire Danes…and some unknown actress named Jennifer Lopez.
 
Desperate to make editing his career, he spoke to friends in the industry and they said, "California is the place you ought to be, so he loaded up the truck and he moved to Beverly.  Hills that is.  Swimming pools…movie stars."  OK…Van Nuys actually, so porn stars.
 
He has since worked on WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK, AMERICAS FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, JUDGE JUDY, EVEN STEVENS, THAT’S SO RAVEN and countless History Channel and Discovery Channel shows.
 
Shane and his wife currently reside in Van Nuys with their three daughters who are budding filmmakers in their own right.
 
You can find Shane Ross hosting in Creative COW's Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple FCPX Techniques, Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2), and Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forums.

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Articles by Shane Ross

Art of the Edit
GoPro Workflows for Editing Pros GoPro Workflows for Editing Pros

GoPro footage is making its way into nearly every broadcast project that editor Shane Ross has been working on. It's even showing up in feature film production, so no matter what you're cutting, you're going to work with GoPro soon, if you're not already. Drawing on his real-world experience figuring this out on broadcast deadlines, Shane offers practical advice for editors using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Apple FCPX.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Art of the Edit
Shane Ross Rebuilds His Bay with Thunderbolt Shane Ross Rebuilds His Bay with Thunderbolt

Broadcast editor and longtime Creative COW leader Shane Ross was onlining a series for MSNBC on Avid Symphony, and noticed a funny thing: his MacBook Pro was outpacing his Mac Pro tower. Follow his adventures as he uses a variety of new products to rebuild the heart of his suite around Thunderbolt and his MacBook Pro.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
NAB Expo
Inexpensive archiving for tapeless media Inexpensive archiving for tapeless media

Thousands of members of Creative COW were at the 2011 NAB Show, and we are pleased to bring you some of their reports. In this entry, blogged from NAB 2011, Shane Ross had a mission, which was to search for a reasonably priced archiving solution of tapeless media that all of us not-so-big production and post production people could afford. Look now at Prime CACHE-A and Pro CACHE-A, BRU by the Tolis Group, and Edit Bay Production Desktop with this talented editor.

Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
Copying Sequence Content in FCP Copying Sequence Content in FCP

In this FCP video tutorial, Shane Ross shows how to get a section of cut footage from one sequence to another in Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7 Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7

This tutorial gives an overview of the tapeless ingest workflow using Log and Transfer in Final Cut Pro 7. It encompasses a handful of the supported formats that FCP works with... including XDCAM EX, P2 AVCIntra, P2 DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and Canon DSLR (5D, 7D).

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools

This tutorial shows you how to convert 720p60 footage into very smooth slow motion using the CONFORM option of Cinema Tools.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP: Export Multiple Channels of Audio FCP: Export Multiple Channels of Audio

In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to export multiple channels of audio, both to tape and to a Quicktime movie. If you want to export more than just the standard of two channels that Final Cut Pro is set up to do by default, this is the tutorial for you.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP: Add Visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports FCP: Add Visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports

In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to export a Quicktime movie with Final Cut Pro with burnt-in Timecode. Let Shane guide you through the easy steps of three different ways to adding visible Timecode to Quicktime Exports.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP: Tapeless Offline / Online Workflow FCP: Tapeless Offline / Online Workflow

In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Shane Ross details how to manage offline and online workflow with tapeless format.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
AJA Kona - Mac
Up-Converting SD for HD Projects and HD Cross-Conversion Using AJA Kona 3 Up-Converting SD for HD Projects and HD Cross-Conversion Using AJA Kona 3

Need SD upconversion for HD projects, and HD cross-conversion? Broadcast editor and Final Cut Pro community leader Shane Ross recently had a DVCPRO HD project shot with the Panasonic Varicam and HVX-200 at 23.98 that had to be converted to 1080psf 23.98 for delivery on HDCAM. After long research and experience with many FCP-compatible cards, he concluded that the AJA Kona 3 was the way to go. It even handles SD upconversion too, all in real time. Read why he chose this specific card, and how he got the job done.

Tutorial, Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3 The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, Part 3

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the worlds most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, hes compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shanes Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. Here in Part 3, he covers QuickTime issues, timecode management, P2 tips and much more, including one of the most frequently questions of all: how to open new projects in older versions of FCP.

Tutorial, Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2 The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 2

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 2 he covers HDV monitoring, editing web codecs, working with Photoshop files in FCP, and much more.

Tutorial, Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1 The Ultimate Real-world FCP FAQ, part 1

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross is one of a very small handful of the world's most respected FCP experts. Over the course of years answering questions, he's compiled a real-world list of the questions that are truly the most frequently asked. He calls them Shane's Stock Answers. We call them the information you really need for working with FCP. In part 1 he covers lossless QuickTimes, digitizing across timecode breaks, some of his favorite freeware add-ons, and more.

Tutorial, Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
Build Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut Pro Build Unique Transitions with Filters in Final Cut Pro

Apple Final Cut Pro has a lot of great filters, and Creative Cow leader Shane Ross found a number of them that he thought would look great as transitions. It turns out that really do! In this video tutorial, he shows you just how easily you too can build truly unique transitions with filters.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6 P2 Import in Final Cut Pro 6

P2 workflows are among the very hottest topics at the Cow, and with extensive experience with P2 in broadcast editing, leader Shane Ross is one of the industry experts in the new features to support P2 in Final Cut Pro 6. In this video tutorial, Shane covers new techniques for bringing in captured footage, and as always, tips for project organization and media management for the best results with the least effort.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Matrox MXO: Broadcast Monitoring on a Desktop Monitor Matrox MXO: Broadcast Monitoring on a Desktop Monitor

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross wasnt convinced that the Matrox MXO could really provide the CRT-accurate monitoring through an Apple Cinema Display he demands for his HD broadcast workflows. After working with it for nearly a year, through multiple upgrades and in a variety of configurations, he tells you here why hes convinced now.

Review
Apple Final Cut Pro
Upgrade your FCP Machine to Leopard...Safely! Upgrade your FCP Machine to Leopard...Safely!

You know you want to install OS X Leopard as soon as you can. For your production machine, though, you probably also know that you should wait. You also know that you're probably going to do it anyway. Whether you do it at the right or wrong time, there's a right way to do it. Creative COW Leader Shane Ross tells you how.

Editorial, Feature
Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2)
Making History with Panasonic P2 and the HVX200 Making History with Panasonic P2 and the HVX200

In this reprint from Creative COW Magazine, Creative Cow leader and broadcast editor Shane Ross uses his work for The History Channel to illustrate end-to-end workflow using P2 media and the Panasonic HVX200: from a multi-camera shoot in the middle of blazing gunfire, all the way to your living room.

Feature
HD High-End
Shane Ross Reports: IBC 2007 Shane Ross Reports: IBC 2007

Creative Cow leader Shane Ross saved you a trip to Amsterdam -- further for some Cows than others, but pretty far for most. As always, you can count on Shane to tell you exactly what he thinks about what he saw: AJA, Sony XDCAM EX, Edit Share, and That Other Camera.

Feature
CalDigit
CalDigit HDPro: RAID 5 and Beyond! CalDigit HDPro: RAID 5 and Beyond!

Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross shares the great news: both performance and protection with CalDigits new HDPro RAID! Supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, and 6, the HDPro even works with your laptop. Its the answer to Shanes prayers. He thinks it might be the answer to yours too.

Review
Panasonic HVX - HPX (P2)
P2 Tapeless Workflow Helps Rewrite History P2 Tapeless Workflow Helps Rewrite History

In this real world camcorder review from The Creative COW Magazine, editor Shane Ross uses his work for The History Channel to illustrate end-to-end workflow using P2 media and the Panasonic HVX-200.

Review, Feature
Apple Final Cut Pro
DVCPRO Frame Rate Converter DVCPRO Frame Rate Converter

In this Final Cut Pro video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross discusses taking 60p footage shot with DVCPRO HD and slowing it down to 23.98 so that it's slow motion. Please note that this only works if you are working in a 23.98 or 29.97 timeline.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Movement on Stills Movement on Stills

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross discusses creating movement on stills in Final Cut Pro. Many people call this the Ken Burns effect, but Shane wants to point out that this effect is been used long before Ken Burns made it so popular. In fact, Shane would like to someday have it called the Shane Ross Effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Apple Final Cut Pro
Importing P2 into FCP Importing P2 into FCP

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross gives users a quick tutorial on how to import footage from a Panasonic P2 card into Apple Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial


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