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Old May 26th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Astorp, Sweden
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Sweden, Europe

Hello all!

I can start by admitting that I don't own a dv-camera... yet! :) But I do plan to buy one in the near future. I'm considering the Canon XM2 (Pal version of GL2). I currently own an analog video camera, but the quality and ease-of-use that comes with a dv makes all the difference.

The reason for my interest in the wonderful world of dv is that I want to make a movie. (Oh, don't we all! :-)) I've talked about it since around 1995 with a friend and each year we've said "This year we *really* got to do it". Well, now we've decided that our dream will come true. We've got the money, the time, the energy and - hopefully - the ideas and inspiration that will make it possible.

No, we're not aiming for Hollywood or hoping for a cinema release. This is just two guys wanting to fulfill their common dream of making a movie and showing it to all their friends and family - and to the rest of the world via Internet. We will never see our spent money again, but we do think it will be worth it.

We will probably begin shooting in June or July 2006, so we have about a year to learn all about filming, editing and so on. Yes, we have a lot of ground to cover... And we still have to maintain our dayjobs and pay our bills.

I currently work at a cinema (go figure!) and am a hobby photographer. Was born in 1975 and have lived in the beautiful southern part of Sweden called Skåne since then.

Well, see you in the forum!
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Old May 26th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #2
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Location: Holland
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Hey Jan! Welcome aboard (H)DVInfo.net, it's good to have you with us!

Indeed, a lot of people here have been at the point you are now. And it
really is nice to "finally" start doing what you want to do. It's a hell of an

One piece of advice I'd like to give out to people who make their first movie
is this: start with a SHORT movie.

Making a movie takes so much more time than you would think before making
your first one. The best thing you can do besides this is make sure you've
done a good pre-production job. Story is written, storyboards are made
(may not be needed), locations and actors secured, etc. etc. (even if the
actors are just "friends").

And if you are not going to pay anyone that helps you out, make sure food
and drinks are on you!

All the best and good luck with your first movie!

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
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Old May 26th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Astorp, Sweden
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Thank you for your kind words and support!

Yes, I believe that is an excellent advice - to start off with a short movie (or maybe several ones) before going on to "the big one". Learn how to walk before you run etc.

I intend to do just that. I will let the good people of DVInfo.net examine my creations for input and critique in due time! :-)

With all the support and knowledge one can find on this excellent site, I think my coming movies will be masterpieces. But that's really up to me! ;-)

Thank you again!
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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Latvia
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Hi everybody! I'm latvian. It's near from you :-)

I'm new here but not in IT/DV World
I have a small videoediting/shooting business and many knowledges in IT/DV.
But I'm interested in more popular tendences in Europe.
What about experience and knowledges exchange?
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