Christian Ackerman's Page
Picture from the Missoulian during MCAT's
Summer Camp 2010
FINAL CUT PRO X
Now, I have had an opportunity to use Final Cut X, thanks to MCAT. I wanted to check out this highly controversial editing software myself and see what I thought.
Well, I opened the program and it looked like imovie. But, don't get me wrong, I still tried it. I loved it. So, far it is a
very user friendly program with all the final cut pro bells and
whistles. Well, yes it doesn't capture tape camcorders, but it
wasn't designed that way. I believe it is more a head of its
time (not complaining here, I love it). It is not for everyone.
I'll still give it a great big awesome thumbs up.
with green screen special effects. Amazing instant play back
and I feel as if this program lets me edit at the speed of
thought. It is a breath of fresh air.
MCAT Producer's Handbook Video
Classic Orientation Video takes you step by step through the MCAT Producers Handbook. This is required viewing to become a bona fide MCAT producer.
Kodak Zi8 Camcorder
The Kodak Zi8 is my new favorite Handheld Camcorder!
We use these cameras during our Flagship Classes and
they are wonderful. They record to a SDHC card on a 5
Mega Pixel CMOS sensor 1080p HD Footage. They also
have a 1/8" mic input-great little video cameras!
Canon Vixa HF G10 Camcorder
I love the Canon Vixa HF G10 Camcorder! It's an indy filmmaker's bestfriend. It can shoot in cinema mode witch is in 24fp 1080 HD video. Has wide angle lens which gives you that professional image.
Here is a test movie that I shot with it here.
MCAT's SPACE TAXI RIDE!
and where it all began-Missoula Community Access Television. A ride to outer space within a audio visual ride simulator.
Photos of MCAT's Space Taxi at First Night Missoula 12-31-10
A Fun and Successful night!
Space Taxi at the "Kidapalooza" Caras Park
Questions Contact Christian at MCAT 542-6228 Ext. 202
MCAT's MovieClub Meet!
As of now, MCAT's MovieClub meets at the studio every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The group talks, writes, and produces movies! Come and join the group. MovieClub's Website Call MCAT and ask for Christian between Wednesday through Friday 12pm to 5pm.
Get Your Show on MCAT! How? Here's How!
If your show is all done and ready to go on TV:
Fill out a "Program Contract" down at MCAT or here on our website.
Then, turn in your program with "Program Contract".
In three to four weeks your show will be on MCAT Channel 7 (on TV). If you don't have cable you can watch it here on our website.
MCAT on Youtube
We also have a Youtube account with helpful videos and entertaining videos from MCAT.