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Old June 16th, 2003, 05:32 PM   #61
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Hi all,

I am thinking deeply about moving to vancouver and recently noticed several folks in B.C. involved in this forum. I would like some general advice on areas of the city to look at for residence, west side, downtown, etc. As well, I feel that this forum may be a good way to make some new acquaintances in Vancouver for future works. I currently operate a small production company and would be looking to get the ball rolling on several shorts immediately upon arriving and settling into Vancouver. Any information is helpful. How is the microcinema situation? Feel free to email me personally.

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Old June 16th, 2003, 05:41 PM   #62
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Are you going to buy a condo/house? If not, rent from the Kits or Kerrisdale area, though rent is expensive. The West End is okay, if you rent close to Stanly Park (west side of, ugh, can't recall the street name. Also, West Van near the Lyon's Gate Bridge has good rentals, expensive, but nice. For cheap, but good, Look around Couquitlem Centre, this is a bit away from downtown, though.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 05:52 PM   #63
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Welcome to Vancouver. Look us all up.

I live in Yaletown but I'm looking to get out. Good sights when it's summer, modern condo living, boutique shopping. But aside from being within walking distance of my day job there isn't much of a community. I much preferred the lifestyle near W. 4th / Kits. Also Commercial Drive ("the Drive") is good if you can get a secure place. These are places that have good grocery shopping and interesting people. You're looking at fairly high rents anywhere downtown and Kits as well.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 08:38 PM   #64
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Hey, I'm short on time, so I'll make this quick.
Live near where you plan on working, unless you can drive in off-rushour times (like me). I'm in Coquitlam, a suburb, where I rent a 4 bedroom house for about the same Keith rents his 2 bedroom condo for downtown. However, it takes me 40 minutes to get downtown on off peak hours, 60 minutes in rush hour. There are lots of great places to live here, and tons of things to do.

The house rental market is tight, since there are 10,000's of Vancouverites renting houses to grow pot in (the penalty here is a small fine, not life in prison like the US), and townhouses are often as expensive as full houses. It all depends what you need. If you HAVE to work downtown, but don't want to live there, I'd look at Burnaby. There are still some reasonable places to rent, and you are 15 minutes from everywhere.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 10:14 PM   #65
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Avoid Richmond unless you like the excitement of dodging bad drivers.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 10:38 PM   #66
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Everytime I go to Richmond, I get that sinking feeling. :)
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Old September 1st, 2003, 09:45 PM   #67
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Anyone in the Vancouver BC area?

Curious.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 09:56 PM   #68
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Hi Chris- With the response I have been recieving from really pretty actresses in your area, I wish I could say I was. But there are several board members that are from Vancouver, most notably Dylan Cooper and Keith Loh (Who aren't very pretty at all :).

If you head over to the Lady X website, you can find the latest segment of this web serial submitted by these talented fellows.
www.ladyxfilms.com
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Old September 1st, 2003, 11:26 PM   #69
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Cool site, thanks for the heads up.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:02 AM   #70
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No.

Wait, I mean yes!

I'm confused now...

Oh yeah, I'm work out of a cardboard box behind a sushi restaurant in Coquitlam. Moderator Frank Granovski lives in a small tent on Wreck Beach. Keith Loh can be found loitering around film festivals and such, trying to pick up girls with his XL1.

There are at least a few more of us here, plus probably quite a few lurkers.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:08 AM   #71
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Yes, that's correct, Dylan. However, I have to venture out tomorrow for a box of Fuji miniDV tape, a new razor, suntan lotion and Viagra---oh, and I think I need a new hat. Now if only I can find my cane and shoes---! :)
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:16 AM   #72
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No metal detector, Frank?
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:22 AM   #73
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No, but ever since I was a kid I wanted one. Just think: look at all the pennies you can find with one! *_+
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 02:05 AM   #74
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And now I try to pick up girls with my XL1 AND a samurai sword.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 05:18 AM   #75
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So, Chris...tell us more about yourself. What type of shooting do you like to do? And what's the origin of your name? (I can't even venture a guess)
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