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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Greetings from Tasmania, Australia

I've been here for a little while, posted a few times... but realised I never actually came in and said "hi" :)

I'm Nick, I'm from Hobart, Australia. It's in Tasmania, which is the little island state down the bottom right on your map :P

I started in television standing behind a studio camera ped looking nervous, and over the next 9 years progressed through soundo/camera assist, to ENG/EFP camera, and then a 3 year diversion into the graphics department.

I resigned in February of 2004 to pursue a university education, but did the odd ENG shift on a casual/freelance basis. After another diversion of a well-paid but batshit dull office job for the first half of this year, I'm about to return to uni to finish that up, and I'm sidling back into the ENG thing to make ends meet. Seems the break away might have been just what the doctor ordered, as I really feel like I've "found the love" for shooting again.

ENG work is great, and helps pay the bills - and keeps me up to date with "proper" industry camera gear, but I'm wanting to diversify out into some more interesting and creatively rewarding projects, which is why I'm hanging around here... Until that lottery win, I'm definitely a miniDV user for my own projects. Not a big problem - I'm a firm believer that it's the operator who primarily determines the quality of the image. Of course, HDcam will always look better than Hi-8, given the same operator! Still... I'd rather make the best of what I have, rather than sit and wait to buy something new (although that new Panasonic Hi-def unit looks pretty damn nice).

Um, so that's me... Howdy. Sorry I didn't say hi sooner :)
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Old June 12th, 2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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Hello Nicholas! A belated welcome aboard. Good to have you with us!
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Old June 13th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Rob :)
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Old June 13th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Nick, just wait for the next ice age and you'll be living on a peninsula. I imagine that if you wear some high, snakeproof boots, Tasmania would be a paradise for wilderness and Nature videomaking. I saw a recent show about a renewed interest in Thylacine sightings there and in Western Australia. I'd probably be among those packing a camera around, looking for one, if I lived there. What sort of things are hot items for news gathering in your locale?
How different is it from the coverage you'd see here in the U.S.?
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Old June 13th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #5
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I imagine that if you wear some high, snakeproof boots, Tasmania would be a paradise for wilderness and Nature videomaking.
You are almost definitely right, however in this case, I think familiarity has bred apathy, if not contempt. :) Actually I was just throwing a condensed showreel together to put online, and it struck me that the best animal stuff I'd done was in Perth Zoo, Western Australia! Perhaps I should venture out locally and see what I can see...

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What sort of things are hot items for news gathering in your locale?
It's fairly provincial stuff... local politics, court, a lot of colour stories... It's a funny mix of capital-city style and "small town" human interest. I don't see a lot of U.S. coverage, apart from the big internationally relevant stuff that makes it onto our networks via affiliation, so its hard to compare.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #6
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G'day Nicholas,
Be sure to post the link to your website when it's up and running.

Cheers.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 05:30 AM   #7
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Be sure to post the link to your website when it's up and running.
By all means... I'm still putting together the HTML, but you can download a near-complete cut of the showreel:

http://nstorr.customer.netspace.net.au/nickstorr.wmv
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Old July 6th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hey there, just thought I would say hi.

Good to see someone comparitively local.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #9
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Oh goody, two other Tasmanians here.
I'm from Launy (Launceston to others)
With Nicholas in the South of the State,
Kryz in the North West.
Myself in the North, we almost have it covered. ;)
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Old September 12th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #10
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Hey there Chris.

Us Tasmanians keep popping up everywhere. Hope Launie's good. I'm often over that way for meetings regarding video projects. What sort of camera stuff do you get up to?
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