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Old January 9th, 2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hi there, my name is Rick I am switching over from Web development to Videography. I have some previous clients that want web work. My equipment consists of XL1S, sennheiser UHF lav mic, Sennheiser Shotgun mic, 5" on camera monitor, Shure handheld mic, MA100, Dual battery pack and a Fluid head tripod.

My editing equipment is an Apple 1.8 Dual G5 with a 20" cinema screen and a 17" for my tool bars. I am using FCP4 and DVD Studio. My input to the computer is a ZR60 camcorder. I am using 2 firewire drives. a 400 180gb and an 800 200gb

I look forward to picking many brains and learning as much as I can.

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Old January 10th, 2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Rick! You seem to have some nice collection
of tools. Good luck with your projects!
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Old January 26th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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Whoah, I had to read the name twice to make sure I didn't submit that post lol. Mabye an exageration...

I too live in las vegas. I too am in the process of switching from web dev to videography. (Right now I work as a web designer at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory on Sunset and Mountain Vista) I w ish I could quit.

Do you by any chance go to UNLV? I'm a computer science major there.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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no I am not currently in school. I freelance currently and have a pretty good client that is an attorney in construction defect so it keeps me busy. Keep in touch maybe we can work on our video skills sometime.


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Old February 3rd, 2004, 06:44 AM   #5
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I too, am from vegas. Formerly in IT (web stuff, networking, blah blah), now involved in video fulltime. Or somewhat fulltime, haha. :D
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:31 AM   #6
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Viva Las Vegas

I am also one of the desert rats here in Vegas if you guys need a hand. I will warn you that I am an expert at nothing.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:39 PM   #7
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Awesome!!! We should work on something. The only thing I am an expert at is being reliable, and that's all I ask from anyone that works with me lol.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 04:11 PM   #8
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hi vegasians,

i was wondering... are you allowed to shoot in a casino in vegas?
my friends and i will attend a gathering and i'd like to tape the event (including when we're gambling, maybe...)
i just need to tape my friends gamble, maybe 2 minutes top.
is it allowed, tho'?
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Old February 18th, 2004, 04:59 PM   #9
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Diny, I think we are called Vegans (a small, furry, outerspace creature)... or something along those lines.

First off I would say that you will probably get away with it. Just be very touristy and make sure your friends lose. If casino security thinks you are trying to break security with any type of signalling or whatever... you will be out of there, if your lucky. If you are unlucky (bad thing to be in Vegas) they might just decide to keep you for a couple of hours to make sure you are not on a black list somewhere.

I have taken photos and video in casinos but don't think I have tried it around the gaming tables.

Again be very touristy about it don't show up with 7 wireless mic's, 12 lights, 6 spare batteries and 3 reflectors and a mixing board.

Any idea where you might be going to attempt this? Would be more than happy to make a run through with a PD-150 this weekend just to see what hate and discontent it causes. Just to see if someone tells me "Don't take pictures."

Bottom line is that you are what Vegas lives on. People come here and they bring cameras and money, so casinos don't get too critical of a 'normal' camera. When you start dealing in the bigger stuff that we like to deal with they might get a bit skittish.....
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Old February 19th, 2004, 09:55 AM   #10
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hey edward,

thanks for the advice. think i can act like tourist...
i would probably do the shooting in excalibur, that's where most of us will be staying.
i'll keep my distance from the black jack table. don't need to make a scene, right?

thanks again!
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Old February 19th, 2004, 11:50 AM   #11
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Diny, table games are probably not as you think. Today, all of those tables are full of electronic equipment sending telemetry into the main control room. As Arlo Guthry once said, "They are inspected, detected, injected, but not neglected."

Anyway, if you have a problem out here just let me know and the wife and I will try and give you a hand.

Regards;
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Old February 19th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #12
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got it ;-)
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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:49 PM   #13
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It will all depend on what camera you're using. I've been tossed from several casinos using my XL1.. they usually want to know what film crew you are with, etc. If you're using something smaller (GL1, etc) and not shooting the actual gambling, you may be ok. Best bet would be to ask security well ahead of time and see what they say.
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