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Old July 27th, 2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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New Guys Rock!!!

In the last couple of months I have noticed a lot of new shooters participating on this forum. That is awesome! I'm talkin to all of you that have 50 posts or less. Welcome to DVINFO.net. I'm glad you found us. I am not a mod or wrangler. I am just some guy that has enjoyed this forum for a little while.

I consider this board to be the most valuable video information resource for anyone of any level of expertise on the entire internet. What makes this place so awesome is the people. Just like you new guys that were not afraid to put your name on your first post and join the community. Here at DVINFO Pros help Pros and anyone else with a desire to lean or contribute from their own experience. We all benefit from everyone else's knowledge. You will find much more truth than smack talk here.

If I can make a suggestion, and I will. The best way to become familiar with this community is to spread your posts around to the appropriate sub forums. Please don't pidgeonn hole yourself. For example some wedding guys make every post in the wedding sub forum so they can communicate with other wedding guys. Nothing truly wrong with that, their an amazing group of wedding shooters from all over the world. But lets say you have an audio question. The audio forum has a core group of audio professionals with many years of recording, broadcast, and production experience. Get to know them too. Most of them don't bite, hard, I have seen them design entire audio set ups for complicated wedding scenarios just because someone provided the details and asked the question.

Anyway, I noticed you are here and wanted to say welcome aboard. This forum can't be beat!

Kind Regards,

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Old July 28th, 2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: New Guys Rock!!!

You've made my whole week with this, Steven... I shoulda been the one saying it. Sure glad you stepped up to the plate here -- much appreciated!
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Old July 29th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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Chris,

I noticed how many times you have contributed by posting. I would have to say "You Rock"!

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Old July 29th, 2017, 02:59 PM   #4
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Re: New Guys Rock!!!

Like John says Chris you have helped out a lot of members on here long time members and the new one who are going to ask the odd question which has be asked before and you have always help.

The main thing I have notice about this forum is that every one is frendly with each other and there is no one putting what someone has said down. There is also someone about with an answer(s) to someones problem.

I myself have been along time reader and have leaned alot and I have joined up as I needed to ask a questiona and I got some very good answers.

Its the people on this forum who make it for what is and they have made it a friendly place

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Old July 29th, 2017, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: New Gals Rock!!!

New Gals Rock too!!!
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Old July 30th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #6
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...there is no one putting what someone has said down.
Actually that happens here from time to time but we try to catch it.

The trick is to take that sort of thing out of public view while leaving all of the helpful stuff in place.

Criticism and disagreement are often *very* helpful but it needs to be delivered in a polite, constructive, non-confrontational way. And that is always welcome on DV Info Net.

But if there's nonsense or rudeness then yes that tends to "go away."

If you see something like that here, you can help us out by bringing it to our attention with the Report Post button (the little "!" icon to the left of any post). Making a public reply to it is generally not a good idea as it just creates more work for us -- and by "us" I mean there's just a couple of us that ever do any editing on the discussion threads.

It's kinda like gardening. Keep the weeds from grabbing hold so as to let the flora thrive.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 04:03 AM   #7
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Re: New Guys Rock!!!

I have been a long time user on this forum and I can only agree with Steve's comment and especially the point he makes in posting into the "right" subforum, in the audio section as an example one of the most competent audio gurus in the industry are active and I would be surprised if you can not find an answer to your question there.

Chris also keeps a very tidy ship here and eventhough some discussions can get very heated he, or the other admins watching the forum always have a bucket of water at their disposal to put out any flames quickly so it's impossible to find any burning marks :) Translated that means that anything offensive is removed which keeps any subject on topic.

But...I also find it sad to see how certain forums which used to be THE most active ones, like the wedding forum, has become the most non active one over the years. I had a bit of time on my hands and checked the number of posts in the "wedding and event sample clip gallery" where members can share and discuss their work, I have also shared a number of my work in there.

in 2013 there where 103 posts
2014: 68
2015: 24
2016: 13
2017: so far 4

I always wondered why that was and this year I got my answer, I never had a facebook account, when I share a weddingvideo I upload it on vimeo and give that link to my clients and they put it on their facebookpage or I put the film on my website and give them the link so they put that on facebook. I noticed that facebook embeds had a hugh impact on the number of views where I often got up to a 1000 views on my film in just one day and that only from my clients facebook account.

I was talking to a forum member saying that posting a film on dvinfo did not evoke much reaction anymore, I never want people to compliment me on my work, that's what I expect from my clients :) but on this forum I just want to talk about technical things, you know, geartalk and problems I encountered during that particular wedding and then the other forum member says to me I need to get a facebook account and go to a facebookgroup that has all the weddingvideographers in the world.

So I do that to find out there are over 11.000 weddingvideographers subscribed in a specific facebook group and what is shared here every year is shared there every day and the activity is like night and day compared to here.

Now a few things that have to be said about these facebookgroups is that 1. information appears as quick as it disappears, you can have a lot of reactions on a post in a very short amount of time but if no-one reacts after that anymore the post just disappears from view and is hard to find back anymore.

2. Discussions can get very heated at times but are not being monitored like on dvinfo at all, much depends on the admins but not all do a equally good job keeping the dirt out + reactions can get very offensive.

3. The information that passes can be very useful, it has in fact become my daily news feed, every morning I quickly scroll trough what new to find something I can use for my work every day which can be gear related or just inspiration when watching other peoples work.

I hate to admit it but I don't come on dvinfo that often anymore and shifted my attention to these facebookgroups, I do post here sometimes or share my work but the lack of interaction made me ask the question why I should even bother anymore. I posted 8,979 posts in 10 years but I"m sure I will never reach 10.000.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 05:31 AM   #8
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Re: New Guys Rock!!!

I would have to agree with Noa, about Facebook it has alot to answer for, it also has destroyed forums and other sites. If there was a group like dvinfo on facebook and this one here as it is here. I would pick this one here as when you ask something and get a few answers others will find it later on as in a few years and have a read and it also may help them. But on facebook it shows for a short time and then disappears, it may never be found again.

There is also alot ones on facebook who try and start a fight over small thing like spelling mistakes. I did join a few groups on facebook but left them as there was alot of fights over the way thing was writen or spelling that over the problem at hand or the question asked.

I would like to say again fair play to everyone who help make this site work and keep it way it is. I know I have asked a few questions here and got answers, I was made feel like one of you even I am getting to doing videoing mainly of shows as in plays, strickly come dancing(which Kinda dead now) and show alike.
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Old August 5th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #9
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Hey Noa, You are one of the highly respected long timers here. I would hate to see you quit contributing. I don't need to explain the differences between Facebook and this board to you. They are VERY different. And like Chris has always told us....this board will always be whatever "we" make it! I can't myself or anyone else having an impact on FB in any way.

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