Meet Jeremy Garchow
Creative COW Forum Host
: Jeremy Garchow
Maday Productions, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois USA
Residing in Chicago, IL, Jeremy Garchow (JeremyG to the herd) has been in and around the production industry his whole life. Many of Jeremy's family members work in corporate event planning and production and Jeremy was fortunate enough to tag along to some of these events as a young child. He believes that during these trips, his interest and inspiration for getting into production first began to sprout. He's been working very hard on his production career for the past decade starting out in college as a part time edit's assist, a lucky position at a reasonably young age. After asking all the questions he could possibly ask and sitting behind an editor for the better part of three years, Jeremy was promoted to Editor after completing a BA from DePaul University. Upon moving on to his current digs at Maday Productions, Inc, Jeremy has been working on high end corporate communication pieces, commercials and promotional material for clients like Harley - Davidson and also local spots for Chicago based businesses. Jeremy also completed a documentary headed up by a budding Chicago producer for PBS in late 2006.
Jeremy is extremely excited to be a part of the Creative Cow leader's team. At a turning point in his career, Jeremy was looking to spend money in training and classes to further his already healthy working knowledge of video production, and then he found the Cow. When affordable HD production was first hitting the scene in Chicago and the advent of Final Cut Pro HD, Jeremy took it upon himself to figure out how it all works, taking financial and social risks in the process. The Cow was there to help him through the rough patches and he could not be more grateful to this community as it not only offered the kind of knowledge that he was seeking, but it was offered for free by working professionals. In return, Jeremy has offered advice and also still asks many more questions in the past 3 or so years he's been browsing the Cow forums. Recent productions include videos for GE (corporate), Harley-Davidson (corporate/commercial/promotional), Kellogg's (corporate), Home Depot Supply (corporate), Wilson Golf (corporate/commercial/promotional) and the National Runaway Switchboard (Promotional).
Jeremy tends to ask a lot of questions when responding to Cow queries as he is truly trying to get to the heart of the issue. Questions are why forums exist and Jeremy is glad to have the place to answer these questions while simultaneously learning about new and emerging post-production techniques and technologies at the one and only Creative Cow.
You can find Jeremy Garchow hosting in Creative COW's Panasonic Cameras, Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and Creative Community Conversations (was FCPX Debates) Forums.
Articles by Jeremy Garchow
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate|
FCPX: Didn't We Ask for This?
"When talking about FCPX, the greater topics of philosophy, ethics, religion, personal well-being, the time space continuum, the consequence of true and real change, the past, the present, the future and, of course, our collective video careers, are often touched upon." Jeremy Garchow invites you to read the FCPX forums here at the COW to gain a greater sense of how people might feel about it if you have not frequented them lately. Yes, there is a lot of work to be done, and there are many holes to fill, but he does want FCPX to succeed. With this in mind, Jeremy spends some time focusing on what he likes about FCPX, today.
Adobe After Effects|
HP DreamColor Monitor as a CRT Replacement
Thanks to its 10-bit color and advanced calibration toolset, the HP DreamColor display has naturally been seen as a strong choice for color grading, animation, and VFX monitoring. Creative COW Contributing Editor Jeremy Garchow has also found it to be a stellar choice for broadcast HD editing, offering exceptional performance at a breakthrough price. There is a little more to the story than that, including some important tips about working the DreamColor into your facility. Read on for Jeremy's real-world report on why he bought the DreamColor, and how he is using it.
Apple Final Cut Pro|
A Few Bugs in Apple Final Cut Pro 6
Creative COW Leader Jeremy Garchow is one of the COW's most frequent posters. "I work in Final Cut Pro all day every day," he says, "and often all night too. These are a few of the issues I've found with Final Cut Pro 6. I assume that Apple will take care of these soon, but until then, here are some tips to help you watch where you step."
Art of the Edit|
The Sonnet D800 RAID: Speed and Safety
Jeremy Garchow's business is growing. So was his storage, and the potential for disaster. SATA array are less expensive, but were they safe, even with redundancy? With the Sonnet D800 he's got a terabyte of uncompressed HD, with full protection, for a great price. Read on to see the details of his set-up, and see if SATA and the Sonnet D800 will work as well for you as it has for Jeremy.