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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #31
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I would love a forum totally dedicated to the One Man Person Crew approach. In fact I think that the technology has evolved so much in the last few years, that a forum dedicated to exploring technologies, challenges and opportunities of a "light" way of production would be filling a real need in the market.
I dream of a forum where we could explore the cheapest and smartest and most efficient ways to produce quality material putting content and storytelling first. You Tube and the likes are open to anyone and the revolution has just started and will required a totally different mindset, this is why I would rather see a new forum than just a thread on this one, yet I am convince that nobody can bring the discipline, expertise and managerial integrity better than the good people of DVINFO.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #32
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I personally think an SPC area would be a good thing. Not that I encourage everyone to go solo, but because of the efficiency it requires. Techniques for SPC applied an a two or three man crew would let you extend your capabilities even further. I'm for any tips or hints that let me get by with a lighter gear load-out, or make better use of what I've got.

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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #33
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

Whilst I can understand the "duplicate-post" arguments against, as a solo shooter when out as a videojournalist, I'd read a One Person Crew forum avidly for any helpful tips that could make my life easier, so it gets my vote.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #34
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I vote "yes!" We all have to be resourceful and nimble just to do what we do, but it takes an extra measure of both to (effectively) be a one-man-band. My $0.02.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:14 AM   #35
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I'd find it very helpful
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:14 AM   #36
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

This thread has been started over a year ago, maybe Chris can see now if it's an option?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:16 AM   #37
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I made the suggestion and assumed it was dead by now. I'd still like to see it, and I think the cross-post objection is a red herring. I could name a bunch of forums pairs that would be equally relevant for a given post. (Adding microphone X to camera Y, using the share menu in FCP X to author a DVD, best tripod to take when traveling, etc.)
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:24 PM   #38
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I am a three person crew...me, myself and I, usually in a blur. I would very much like a dedicated forum on solo operators. I hope Chris can see the value of this and roll it out.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:40 PM   #39
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I vote again for having this. I just finished a production last week all by myself since I just moved to the U.S. and have no assistants yet. ;)
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:15 PM   #40
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

Yes, a very good idea!

Hopefully it will also attract some of us legal videographers (all of us are one-man band) when in need of technical advice - legal video fora cover mostly the legal aspects.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #41
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I agree that having one spot for us solos to get hints and tricks would be great. There'll be all sorts of helpful hints to be shared without doing a hit and miss search over all the other forums! Looking forward to it.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #42
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

I would follow that forum. The concerns about duplication of threads makes sense. Maybe moderate it or provide some guidelines so that it has a narrow focus. Can think of all sorts of topics for it.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #43
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I'm a one-man-band all the time, great idea as these questions seem to come up frequently.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 01:36 PM   #44
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I'm in. I'm finishing my documentary I shot in Antarctica with the GH2, my Nikon lenses and a Marantz PMD660 recorder. No penguins were injured during filming.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 01:36 PM   #45
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agreed; there are very few simple working solutions in terms of gear for a single person crew. i typically have one trainee with me, but must know what everything does at all times, and usually end up doing it all in the end.
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