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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:14 AM   #376
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Very nice!

I'm still trying to get time to work on my not quite magnum opus. A lot of ideas, not much forward progress. Real life (work etc) keeps getting in the way of doing personal stuff. One of these days (months? years?) I'll get it done and post it.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #377
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I am a student at Ohio University in telecommunications. But on the side, I run a little production gig and shoot/edit/produce music videos, weddings/events, and corporate work.

Over the summer I worked for a design firm in Columbus, OH doing video for their web. The company owner had the idea to do video driving directions from all over columbus to the office, so I strapped my camera to the top of a truck and drove. they turned out pretty well and the boss was happy.(http://www.prioritydesigns.com/contact.html)
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Old December 5th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #378
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Why QT?

The idea is brilliant, I've never seen it before. But you (or the owner) might want to re-thing posting quicktime directions... virtually all work computers are PCs and with tightened security most of them won't allow installing additional software - in plain English you're loosing out on most of the potential viewers.

So think about offering WinMedia as an alternative; as an added bonus, it's quite a bit better quality too at the same bitrate/file size.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #379
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newbe from The Netherlands

Hi DVi Crew:

I've started in the industy in 1987.
Initially as an allround nono. Done a few workshops. Learned most by doing and making mistakes.

Used a lot of machines.
Umatic VO 4800, Umatic Type 5's, DXC M3, DXC 3000, DXC 325, Highband Umatic, 1 inch C format, Paltex Abner, M2, BVE 900, BVE 910, BVE 2000, Abekas Solo, Betacam Sp, Digibeta, Beta SX, DVS 2000, DVS 8000, DVS 9000, Ampex ADO, Dme 3000, etc. etc.

Specialised to (lineair) editing from 1991.

Nowadays i use Matrox RTX2 edit (2 sets) with Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, DXC D30 with DSR 1P, and XDcamHD F330.

Started working 5 years for corporate producers, 10 years in commercial television and since 1999 as an independant freelance director and editor.

I'm a partner in PictureThis.tv, a production company specialised in streaming media, both live and on demand.

I like being allround again. Use the cam a lot. Like to write, shoot, make music and give people advise on creative and technical stuff. Still hooked to the profession.

Happy shooting!


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Old December 28th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #380
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Location: Orleans, IN
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Work in a factory and hate it

Also run two buisnesses and starting a third...LOL

Value Sports & Entertainment Tickets

And Stera-Clean C.S.C.

I'm opening up a marketing group with a high school friend called
D.S. Marketing Group

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Old December 30th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #381
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Location: Massapequa Park, New York
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I work the overnight shift as a tape deck operator at NBC in Rockfeller Center. We back up all the feeds that come in off of the news wire into our servers, and that's where the tape deck operators come in. I stand in front of a wall of 36 betamax tape decks and switch them, label them and cart them all night. It is exciting to be part of a big company here in NYC, in a company with so much production constantly. Hope to ask questions of some cameramen and other production crew.

I edit off of FCP and own a Canon XH-A1 HDV camcorder. I have done some jobs on my own, as well as interned on a Brett Morgen (think "The Kid Stays In the Picture") film. I also was an assistant to an independent filmmaker here in New York City for close to a year. I hope to be able to support myself with a job within the film/video industry, whether it be PA on a shoot, working with a television station, and/or build up a client base and do some video work on my own. We'll see where the road leads!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #382
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Street Basketball consultant from the New York area

I am a Partner of Inside Streetball, a one stop shop for the Summer Basketball Tournaments in New York City. Our business evolved over the years from writing proposals and taking pictures to shooting over 100 games a summer. Along with shooting, we had to learn editing. Being the idiot that I am I never looked online for a forum such as this. I am overwhelmed by the knowledge shared here. We've been shooting on 2 Canon GL2's but just bought an A1. I can tell I'm going to be on the forums all the time. I look forward to sitting at the feet of the masters and learning from you guys.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #383
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Been working as a Network Administrator for the last 22 years and it's getting pretty old. Would love to finally make the jump to writing novels (which I am in the process of writing a couple now), freelancing for several publications on a regular basis (which I did about 13 years ago, almost leaving the IT world behind) or making movies and films (which is something I have enjoyed doing these last few months that I've got back into digital video).
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Old January 11th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #384
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Still work in the outdoors shooting photos and video for piece meal stuff. Still working in education, though most of the work goes to the web anymore. Aside from that I freelance every so often for various gigs.

Transitioning to HD all around, which is exciting.
Michael Rosenberger
Sure I'll shoot your wedding, for two million dollars.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #385
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Full time I produce short for shows for web pertaining to action sports, music and lifestyle. www.steelroots.com. I also do consulting work, but only the Mac/Final Cut side of it.

Part time I'm a semi-pro grape peeler
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Old February 21st, 2008, 04:26 PM   #386
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Mixed Bag Background

Hi Everyone,

My background is a mixed bag. Career began as a scientist (marine biology - 15 years), then pres of the Canadian Museum of Nature (13 years), then started a consulting company (7 active years) based on fun but helpful things including environmental and sustainable development projects, defending and promoting traditional knowledge of aboriginal people in sensitive negotiations with resource development companies, photography, writing, and television documentaries (mostly as a subject or resource person, but have written about a hundred scripts for underwater docs), then got sidetracked into being CEO of a manufacturing company to help my terminally ill brother (5 years) -- did a couple of corporate documentaries using employees as hosts, slowly extracting myself from that so I am now back at the door of opportunity to do something different.

My idea is pretty simple. I would like to combine the science and business experiences and skills, as well as my familiarity (although certainly no expert) with TV and documentaries to a mini-career in independent film making.

I look forward to being a part of this group as well as asking for advice as my newest career develops. Starting from nearly ground zero again should be fun.

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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:10 PM   #387
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In my life time I have been a store man, a counter salesman, a sales representative .I worked for a company doing interior decorating in banks across South Africa for a year. I have repaired air brakes on underground locomotives in Gold mines for about 10 years. I have built and repaired rock drill machines, I once owned a business selling and repairing Golf carts. I was a professional Disk jockey for a while. I was fortunate enough to act in a movie. I owned a computer repair shop for many years. I have designed and maintained Web Sites. I have sold millions of Randís worth of property on the east coast. I have raced motorcycles against world champions. I was an infantryman in a war zone for a year. I have been married to my soul mate for more than 22 years. I have 2 children that I love and am very proud of. I have had articles published in a motorcycle magazine. I ran a motocross race track for 2 years. I have been a motorcycle mechanic. I am a manager at one of the oldest and most respected motorcycle dealers in South Africa. I have filmed produced and sold videos. I have broken my back and got up and carried on with life. I failed at some things. Most of the above I was and still am very good at. All of the above have helped shape me into the person I am.

I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #388
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Retired at 28. Then I got bored and started a band.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #389
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I am happy to say that I get the opportunity everyday to work in the video industry. I have been an audio engineer for over 23 years and I produce a few artists on a regular basis. Since video is a major vehicle for up and coming artists I got into video production to help promote them. It turned into something so much more over the past 3 years. I now do industrial video, commercials, and documentaries along with my music video production. I also started goodintentionsinc.org to help families with cancer by using video and audio production to benefit and educate them. If you are interested, you can check out some of my work at http://youtube.com/user/eddietomecko. God bless all you talented video, filmmakers out there! Eddie T.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:08 AM   #390
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I work as a freelance camera op. Not quite sure I'm making a living as yet, though I'm certainly having fun trying. With my work I've traveled to Ghana, Ethiopia and China as well as various places in Europe. I do a lot of corporate stuff and some TV, most the stuff I do seems to end up on the web. I'm looking to build up with more clients and regular work in the London area.
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