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Old September 19th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #361
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New Media Communications Specialist/Journalist

It's an odd duck, but essentially, I'm a journalist who happens to be working as a pro blogger in the marketing deparment of a medium-sized company as the editor of their house organ.

While alot of pro-bloggers get a lot of flack, everything here at my job is pretty much on the up-and-up, I get to report on industry news, I follow a strict code of ethics, always disclose our biases and our conflicts of interest, etc.

And we've broken some big stories too - got on Slashdot a number of times, etc...

I got into DV partially because we wanted to put together YouTube videos for the blog at work. I stayed with DV because I kinda... sorta... in a long story kind of way, ended up the producer of a feature-length film that I'm flying to NZ while I'm on vacation to shoot.

I'm -really- glad I learn -fast.-
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #362
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Student for now.
Looking at film for later. Big hobby now.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #363
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I'm a webmaster. I run a popular web forum. I'm trying to become a writer/director, but why does writing have to be so hard?
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 05:40 PM   #364
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What a long, strange, fun trip it's been. I have over 30 years experience as a theatre artist, five years as a film editor and for the last 13 years I've been a Media Producer for the Oregon Legislature. There's a more lot to tell about the years in between, but I don't know any of you that well ... yet.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #365
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Broadcast video consultant - this places has saved my ass on a number of occasions ;)
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #366
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my story

I'm a holistic physician and have developed a healing system using sound. I've been a filmmaker since I was 12....stop motion animations and stuff with my parent's brownie movie camera in 1960...on to Bolex cameras and art school in the 60's in Boston..on to Chiropractic college in 1977...into video production in 3-D with liquid crystal eye frames in 1989 and Canon XL2 recently.

My plans for now:

I have 60 CD's on the market using something called "Brainwave Entrainment"...sound pulses in the soundtrack pulsing at a brainwave speed cause one's brainwaves to time themselves to the pulse and change consciousness. I developed a system in 1990 to do the same thing visually embedded in the visual images for relaxation, hypnosis, meditation, etc.

I film exotic nature scenes in various parts of the world and manipulate the images to effect brainwave function on EEG for medical purposes, but the experience is like a Shamanic Journey for the eyes and ears.

In addition I teach and give national presentations, so I will be filming my presentations and some of my classes for online courses.

In addition....my old artists filmmaker part will be heading out into the big, bad world to make art films whose purpose is nothing other than to please me and have fun.

Dr Jeff
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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM   #367
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New to serious video

In my real life, I start and run commercial banks. I was asked to help out a friend's commercial production business one weekend, and was bitten by the potential and creativity. I will likely never be a pro (too old, too occupied by banking involvement) but I am a type A and whatever I do, I like to do it the best I am capable of. So, I am very gratefull to those of you who are experienced and creative, and I look forward to learning here. Thank you.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #368
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Documentary filmmaker, videomaker, producer, journalist...
(and I also translate docs from E/F/D/CH-D into Italian)
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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #369
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Rocket scientist by day..songwriter/composer/producer by night. Was an audio engineer and PC analyst in my previous life...but looking to gain new ground in filming (videography) so as to quit my day job....sigh....and they call me a dreamer. Maybe I could hook up with some investment banker somewhere...hmmm....now let's see....where do I look ...lol

These hobbies are getting expensive.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #370
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IT Support and Project Management

Based in Chelmsford in Essex.

Just bought my camera and equipment, so full speed ahead captain!

Having trouble finding ppl I know to work with, but it will come with time. For now, write write write!
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Old November 24th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #371
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Software Consultant / Developer by day (actually, by night too)
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Old November 28th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #372
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student right now, but I still operate my production business out of Victoria & Waco, TX. Do shorts here & there, & I have a mokumentary on the way.
MSProductions - Victoria, TX & Waco, TX
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Old November 28th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #373
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Originally Posted by Andrew Petrie View Post
We all come to DVInfo to

Some DVi members actually live the film making* dream every day. Others like myself have to keep trodding along in our 9-5 jobs hoping one day we too can turn a passion into a career.

I'd like to hear from everyone, exactly what it is you do for a living. To you guys who are in the film industry, how did you end up there?

I'm an IT/network tech for the Canadian government. Save me.

* - I know, technically DV = video, but leave me alone :)
I shamelessly push wide angle lenses and high quality filters on internet forums.


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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:07 AM   #374
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Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post

A couple of years back I started feeling the urge to get back into image making, and have been playing with 3D computer graphics and animation using Cinema 4D, and am now working on a (personal) project that will involve integrating animation with video.
Hi Jim, I was just reading your post (from April) and I thought I'd send you a link to a short film I did. I also use Cinema 4D and wanted to mix animation with live action. Check it out when you have time:
The little pencil in the film is the star of a lot of my 3D animations. Love the Cinema 4D...

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:54 AM   #375
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Jack of all trades that pay little

I worked for Win98 tech support, good money. Hated life , went to community college to get into radio. That year they shut down the radio broadcasting program. Did some plays, 7 years since previous one in HS, ended up getting paid techie work at the only local AEA playhouse. Played techie for another year, decided to focus on acting. 8 years later, after becoming one of the few regularly paid talent, got a loan for 60k to start a small studio.

Ive got 15 years of production experience, and great working relationships with darn near everyone Ive crossed paths with. Theres allot of talent int this town, true artist in their chosen areas who are working hell day jobs, and I intend to change that.
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