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@latenitefilms

Chris Hocking

latenitefilms
Australia

I’m Chris Hocking, the original creator of FCPX Hacks which later evolved into CommandPost, a tool that adds automation and additional features to post-production tools such as Final Cut Pro X.

My day job is one of the founders of LateNite Films - a film and television production studio based in Melbourne, Australia. I take care of all the business and technical side of things, including overseeing a lot of our post production - which means I spend a huge amount of time inside Final Cut Pro X.

I definitely don’t consider myself a proper programmer - but I love solving problems using code. In addition to working on CommandPost, I also spend a lot of time working on Hammerspoon, which serves as the “engine” behind CommandPost, as well as maintaining a Final Cut Pro X bug tracker on GitHub. I also enjoy documenting our Final Cut Pro X experiments in The Lab.

Why Sponsor?

CommandPost now has over 3300 active monthly users and over 1158 users in our Facebook Group. Every day I get several emails, and social media messages from CommandPost users asking questions and/or requesting new features. Between running a small creative business, and supporting a young family, the amount of time I can devote to CommandPost is fairly limited. Being sponsored would mean I can set more time aside to focus on improving CommandPost.

Goals

Whilst David Peterson focusses on a lot of the big engineering challenges in CommandPost (such as improving test coverage, performance and simpler and improved internal APIs) I tend to focus on new features and pushing the boundaries of what CommandPost can do. As such, some of the areas I’d love to dig into include:

  • Adding support for 3rd party applications we use daily such as Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve & mocha Pro.
  • Adding support for “universal pasteboard translation” so that you can copy something in FCPX and paste it in Adobe After Effects or Resolve.
  • Adding support for new control surfaces, such as the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard.
  • Ticking off the hundreds of existing things on our to-do list.

If you want to chat about any of things, join us in the CommandPost Facebook Group or email me directly at chris@latenitefilms.com. If you feel my work is valuable, your sponsorship will help me do more of it. Either way, I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

3 sponsors

@Fle4k
@Lydilove
@thjperry

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$1 a month

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Spare Change

You value the work we're doing with CommandPost, and are willing to throw us a $1 coin you find under your couch each month. This tier receives:

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$2 a month

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Gold Coin Donation

You value the work we're doing with CommandPost, and are willing to throw us a $2 coin each month. This tier receives:

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$5 a month

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Individual Sponsor

You value the work we're doing with CommandPost, and you value it as much as your Apple TV+ subscription. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅

$10 a month

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Fan

You're a big fan of the work we're doing with CommandPost, and you value it as much as your Netflix subscription. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱

$25 a month

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Devoted Fan

You're a really big fan of the work we're doing with CommandPost and you value it as much as your Netflix & Hulu subscriptions combined. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • Access to the developers via email 📧

$50 a month

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Legendary Fan

You love and value CommandPost so much that you're willing to pay for it as much as for your mobile phone plan! This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • Access to the developers via email & Facebook Messenger 💌

$100 a month

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Bronze Sponsor

You represent a company/organisation that uses CommandPost, and finds it valuable enough to fund it. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • Access to the developers via email & Facebook Messenger 💌

$500 a month

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Silver Sponsor

You represent a company/organisation that uses CommandPost, and finds it valuable enough to fund it. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • 2 hours of technical support 👾
  • Mention on the CommandPost.io website 🖥

$1000 a month

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Gold Sponsor

A company that's deriving a lot of value from CommandPost and is willing to fund it. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • 4 hours of technical support 👾
  • Priority bug and feature requests 🎁
  • Mention on the CommandPost.io website 🖥

$5000 a month

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Titanium Sponsor

Your company derives so much value from CommandPost that you're willing to invest substantially in it. This tier receives:

  • A sponsor badge on your profile 🏅
  • A shoutout on social media 📱
  • 20 hours of technical support 👾
  • High priority bug and feature requests 🎁
  • Mention on the CommandPost.io website 🖥
  • Mention in the CommandPost application 🎉
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