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Old April 22nd, 2005, 09:55 AM   #301
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Director/Dp/Producer Team Available


If you have a project you need help on.. Let us know!

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Old April 24th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #302
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The Truth Is... film project

I am on the look out for people around the world who want to shoot their own version of "The Truth Is..." art film. You can see the New York version here...
In the same manner you can shoot this film in your own home town. Say, if you are in Germany, London, France, Italy, Russia, Israel, you name it. The film will expose the consciousness of the people from that locality.

What's needed from you to shoot this project:

1: A miniDV camcorder set to shoot in 16X9 widescreen mode (remember NOT 4X3 regular size but 16X9. This is important so that when we put together a mixed film that will contain people from all over the world, there will not be ratio problems).

2. A few miniDV tapes onto which to record.

3. A tripod on which the camcorder will be put.

4. Any painting frame, preferably a nice looking one. The inner size of the frame should not be smaller than 19 inches in width and 15 inches in length, (48.26 centimeters in width and 38.1 centimeters in length). To avoid expenses, try borrowing the frame from someone or getting it cheaply from a frame shop.

5. Your open-mind and ability to talk and ask people from the street to participate in this project. Remember, how you feel that day will be reflected on the participants, hence the outcome of your shoot. Try to pick a sunny and beautiful day when people come outside to enjoy the weather.

6. Picking beautiful locations so that the background shows where in the world it was shot. (for example, if you are in Paris, the ideal backdrop may be the Eiffel tower, in Italy the leaning tower and so forth). Also make sure to position angle the camcorder in an area where there is a flow of people walking or crossing a streets etc. This way it will show that the person participating stopped by to participate and other people are going about their lives.

7. You may also have to need a bicycle to move from one location to another to save time and money, however it is not necessary. I used a bicycle to complete the project in one day before the sun set when I shot the original Truth Is... film.


Here is the question you should pose to participants:

What is the truth? What's your own understanding what truth is?
(make sure to not let them think too much, otherwise it will not be natural but evident that they're portraying someone who they are not).

Some people will say, well what can I say on this matter? Just tell them that there is no restrictions and that they can say whatever they want about anything they want to tell what they think the truth is. Some people are camera-shy so you'd need to make them comfortable. Also, if you are a man and you got a beautiful girl to participate, don't drool over her, she may notice and that may scare her original thought. Just approach people of all ages completely unconditionally.

When people ask what they can get in return, you tell them that they will be shown among hundreds of others via streaming video on the Internet. Majority of people are kind and they will not ask for compensation to participate.

If you have any questions, fell free to shoot me an email at

P.S. Refer to the following page to see relevant instructions and pictures.

Renat Zarbailov of
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Old April 24th, 2005, 03:37 PM   #303
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Bumpity bump. I talked to Pete and this project is still open.

The studio number (905 685-3743) may not work anymore... you may want to try emailing Pete.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #304
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Thanks glenn. llok forard to meetting you n person and thinks for working on that other project for me. got your mail today.

My current number for this project is 905 964 9747 or the emails are the same.

thanks all. heres a temporary site forum if you would like to see more stuff


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Old April 25th, 2005, 09:35 AM   #305
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DP/Camera OP/Editor in the Chicago Area...

I thought I'd give this a shot...

If anyone is in the Chicago (or northern half of Illinois for that matter) area and needs an experienced camera op/DP or needs editing done, I'd be very interested in helping out.

Just shoot me an email and let me know.

Kevin Dooley
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Old April 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #306
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Wish I had more experience (and with those 3) and it paid as well as my day job. Only about 4 miles from my house ;) Sigh... Guess I will still drive to the airport.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #307
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They've filled this job.

Thanks everyone.

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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:43 AM   #308
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Looking for news footage of CH47 Crash

If anyone here is connected with any news stations, I am looking for some footage of the April 6 CH47 Crash in Afghanistan. This is for my own personal use in a memorial and will only be distributed to a few people and not be resold.
I am preferably looking for DV AVI footage if at all possible
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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #309
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Hey Brent

I live in New Orleans and work for a local casino using an XL1S. I would love to help and get some more experience. Email me at jmartinez70005@yahoo.comor call me at 504-453-4300.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #310
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Anyone out there? Bump :)
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Old April 28th, 2005, 03:13 PM   #311
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I just emailed ya!

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Old April 28th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #312
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I'm on Maui, but willing to help out any way I can.
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Old April 29th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #313
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Just wanted to add that in the UK it is perfectly legal for a 16 year old to sign an employment contract. There are rules about permissable hours that can be worked, the type of work and the wages but I have no knowledge of how that maps onto the film business. I do know of three young people (under 18) who are working as the tea maker in London recording studios. Not glamorous, but they're in the door.

Rhett, I think your 'didn't you read' comment was a tad unfair as you were referring to dropping out of college, not signing contracts. Otherwise, I think your suggestions were sound (if a little preachy!!). Let's not suck the enthusiasm out of these guys, misguided or not.

Lisa, Rhett's advice is, in fact, sensible advice and you should have a hard think about how you're going to get where you want to go. The best thing he said, in my opinion, is to just go out and make films. Go for it. And sorry, you DO need to read the books as well!

I ran a week-long summer school a couple of years ago in Yateley (which I suspect is quite close to wherever you are). The aim was to teach young people (between 11 and 18) how to perform for films (so not necessarily what you are looking to do). However, we could really have done with someone enthusiastic like you to help out. We did it for fun, though, not for any profit (ie it was voluntary and unpaid!), but it was great to do and everyone enjoyed it and begged us to do more. If only we had the time. We did a 45 minute version of the movie A Chorus Line. I've been talking to my partner about doing another one later this summer, if we can spare the time. If you are interested in getting involved in some way, let me know, I'd be happy to give you the opportunity. I'm not going to promise it will happen but if it does you're welcome to be involved in some way.

Are you two friends now?

Ian . . .
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Old April 29th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #314
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I am in fact starting my own film right now. I have written the screen play and got a few friends to be my actors. I am saving up for a camera and I am doing the storyboards etc now. I love reading books on how to make films I just don't like classes.
Thankyou both for your advice but everyone has to do it there own way. Your workshop sounds interesting, let me know if it goes ahead.
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Old April 29th, 2005, 07:37 AM   #315
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Well done. I wish I'd started at your age.

Like you, I dropped out of college in my first year (I hate classes but love books as well). Took me a bit longer to start earning proper money than my peers who went to university but I ended up doing well enough to pack it all in before I was 40 and concentrate on doing things I enjoy.

You get on and make your film. I'm sure you'll have a great time doing it and will learn a huge amount in the process. There are plenty of people on these forums who will give you solid advice (gained through experience). But don't forget that many of them have heard the 'I wanna work in movies' story a thousand times before so you'll have to bite your lip if you get advice you don't like!

I just saw a pretty cheesy poster on the wall of a friends office. It said 'In order to succeed we must first believe we CAN'. A bit naff, I know, but there's truth in it. Sounds as though you believe you can succeed. Well then, you're on your way.

Good luck. I'll let you know if we go ahead with the workshop again this year.

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