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Old May 5th, 2002, 04:14 PM   #1
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Greetings from Canada

Hello everyone, my name is Geoff Auckland I'm from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. I've been in this industry for 23 years, (seems like 45 sometimes) so here's my brief background.

first 4-5 years - master control at a TV station. duties everything from switching commercials into programs, tape & delay, produce news etc. equipment - IVC, ACR, and 2", 1", 3/4" , studio cameras the size of a freezer. (you'd have to be pretty old to know anything about this equipment)
then about ten years in a independent production facilities as an editor (linear). most projects betacam, but also some film.
4 years operations manager tv station, then with threat of layoffs to middle management types I moved to a cable facility as production coordinator.
For the last 2 years myself and a partner have been slowly building our own production company while we remain at our full time jobs. We have gathered some equipment (every cent we make goes back into the company except for the odd case of beer and some golf memberships).
We've made some great contacts and know that marketing is the key to getting to the next stage.

anyway enough about me, I look forward to discussing all aspects of DV production with you, and I hope I can be of assistance from time to time.

good day eh!
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Old May 5th, 2002, 10:19 PM   #2
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Welcome, Geoff! Glad you found us. With your experience I'm sure we'll be hearing from you often...hope so!

A really good friend of mine is from Saskatchewan. I asked him one time how many people live there and he said "Two. But since I'm here in Korea that leaves the other guy back home." So, I guess that's you. ;)

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Old May 6th, 2002, 02:37 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard Geoff! Sounds like you have an interesting
background, glad to have you with us.
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Old May 6th, 2002, 06:02 PM   #4
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Hi John and Rob

Actually I think there almost 20 people in our province now, although I heard most of them are moving to Alberta and the rest are on welfare or retired, so I think he meant there are 2 people working :)

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old May 11th, 2002, 02:39 PM   #5
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Yorkton, eh? Got a good friend near there (Preeceville/Sturgis)...Rick Downs. I used to go to Madge Lake in Duck Mountain (no, not goose mountain, Duck Mountain Provincial Park).
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Old May 17th, 2002, 10:52 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard Geoff! It sounds like you have a good deal of experience. Novices like me can use all the help we can get. It's great to see the large number of pros on this bulletin board. Best of luck on your venture.
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Old May 18th, 2002, 12:54 PM   #7
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Hi Frank, I don't know Rick Downs but have spent some time at Madge Lake, Nice Golf Course there. I'll be shooting a Boat Race event there for Speedvision next month.
Thanks for the welcome Phil, anytime I can be of assistance let me know.
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Old May 18th, 2002, 02:04 PM   #8
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Rick used to own, Assiniboine Valley Homes. I don't know what he's up to now, still into home construction, I imagine.
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