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Old February 5th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #46
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

Would love it!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #47
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Good idea.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #48
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Yep, i'd like a " one man band" forum too!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #49
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

There are certainly unique logistics specifically around production, cameras, lighting setups (and breakdowns), transporting it all, for the solo crew.

I really think we need a one person crew forum.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 11:26 AM   #50
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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.
Antarctica as a one-man-crew!? You're crazy brave:-) how did it turn out?
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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #51
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

As someone who has been struggling with the task of making a documentary by myself for the last 4 years, I would highly appreciate a forum dedicated to one-man productions. If not for the technical advice, then simply for moral support, haha.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:50 AM   #52
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It feels like we're talking to ourselves. I first suggested this on 12/11, so far...nothing. Is it a big deal to start a forum?
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Old February 13th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #53
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I've been watching all of the input here and I greatly appreciate everyone who has spoken up about it. We are indeed going to do it. I'd like to say it'll be up in about 24 hours, hopefully less. It's no big deal to create a forum, but I'll have to write some language regarding how it should be used, and that takes a little bit of work, and I already have a full day going on here.

The main thing I want to avoid is a fairly common problem with our Weddings & Events forum, and that is the gear-specific conversations happening there that really belong in our gear-specific boards. Usually the pretext is, "I'm an event videographer therefore my question about microphones belongs in the Event Videography forum." That's not the ideal way to categorize things because most people here are event videographers. The entire DVi forum is for wedding & event videographers, not exclusively of course, but the whole site serves them, not just the wedding & event forum.

The same thing applies to the one-person crew concept: the entire DVi site is already here to serve you. Adding a dedicated board to discuss issues that are unique to a one-person crew is, as you all have just demonstrated, a good thing to have and we will have it -- you have convinced me. At the same time, I'll have to draft the policy statement that lets people know why their question about Camera X was moved to the Camera X forum (which I need to adapt for the weddings & events board as well).

Also, one more thing -- I don't like to start empty boards. Ideally we should have at least a dozen pre-existing conversations that we can move in there right away. I'll look for whatever seems to qualify, but meanwhile, you guys can help out a lot by pointing out any threads we already have that you think should be in there. The best way to do this is to click the little "!" icon to the left of any post, which is the Report Post button. In the message box please state "good candidate for one-person crews forum" or something to that effect. That would be a huge help, so thanks in advance.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #54
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Re: New forum suggestion: one-person crews

A bit of gear discussion is probably appropriate: "Product A is better than Product B for solo, run-n-gun, because it has Feature C." But comparing Product A and D (which both have Feature C) in detail would be out of place. A link to a detailed thread in the proper location would be the way to go.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #55
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Good point Jon (as usual)!
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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #56
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Since my vote counts the same as 150 less handsome forum members, I say YES! You can all share your secrets for setting up your brilliant 3-point lighting setup singlehandedly in 20 minutes.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #57
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And here you are... done.

Follow ups should go to a new thread, please! Thanks all,
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Old February 14th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #58
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Since my vote counts the same as 150 less handsome forum members, I say YES! You can all share your secrets for setting up your brilliant 3-point lighting setup singlehandedly in 20 minutes.
pfff, 50mm f1.2L at f1.2 ISO3200 who needs lights lol

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And here you are... done.

Follow ups should go to a new thread, please! Thanks all,
Excellent!
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #59
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Thanks Chris!
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