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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:08 PM   #16
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Thanks Heath, though your push pull site is giving me the following error
when I select some of the options.

Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) in /home/.talley/hmcknight/pushpullmovie.com/news.php on line 39
Couldn't make connection.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:49 PM   #17
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I think that's the journal--also on www.skyefalling.com, the fake journal is having issues. I'll notify tech support.

Thanks for the head's up!

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Old January 31st, 2006, 10:26 PM   #18
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1. headphones for at least the boom operator, ideally the camera guy also.
2. MAYBE, a separate audio recorder so the sound person can be standalone and self managing.
3. Wireless lav system for those raw running docs.

Everything depends on what you are going to shoot.. I would not spend a dime on props or on anything thatonly gets used for only one movie or that you can borrow locally.

But I would spend some money on books about filmmaking. If every member kicked in $50 for books, you guys would build a huge library quickly. Maybe even some DVDs once you get going, and definitely find a way to watch lots of shorts. WATCH LOTS OF SHORTS. Borrow/trade your library with other colleges...

Great source for cheap books is here. I spend about $50 there every few months and get a whole box of books about filmmaking, most from $4 - $6 each. Look under performing arts category. GREAT screenwriting books, scripts, and more. [end advertisement]
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Old March 18th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #19
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New Film Club, New Ideas

Greetings again,

Now after two years and moving all the way across the country I am in Film school at California State University, Long Beach. And again I find my self running a filmmakers association. However this time I have 30 people at every meeting and access to lots of equipment, and now I know how to use it too!

The group is basically me getting people together to make a film, we have about 5 productions in Pre-production ready to shoot this April. We meet once a week for about an hour. Each week I bring in a senior Film student or a professor to talk about different aspects of film making (i.e. being a grip, being an AD) I've already talk about Producer, Director, AD, Grip and Script supervisor. However I'm running out of things I can talk about!!

Basically this is a class where students teach students, but I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas about what else we could talk about.

Thanks for your advise

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