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Old June 19th, 2005, 08:58 PM   #61
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HBO's The Comeback

Anyone else watching this? It's hilarious - very, very dark comedy for those of us who enjoy that kind of humor. The premise gives the impression the show could be kind of 'eh', but it's that same kind of subtle undertone humor that made Curb Your Enthusiasm so d*mn funny (tho CYE has plenty of upfront comedy as well).

Very well written.. very well choreographed and edited.

I wouldn't say it's a gem, but it's worth checking out.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #62
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"Paparazzi" The documentary on BBC-3

Hello all,

Has anyone seen the doco on BBC-3 called "Paparazzi"?
I'm very keen to watch it but dont have BBC-3 here in Australia & have been trying to contact BBC-3 but there are no contact links on their website for this show.
Anyone in the UK that could help me out with a copy or some info? Would be much appreciated...

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Old June 28th, 2005, 08:49 PM   #63
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Video Workshop: Focal Point

Hello everyone, I am here to promote Focal Point, a filmmaking workshop, for anyone who wants a chance to bring their dreams to the screen. No previous experience is necessary. Just a passion to learn is required!

Focal Point is an intensive week of “hands-on” video study designed to give adults and mature high school students an opportunity to work with video from concept to finished product in one week. Students of all skill levels are welcome and course work is geared to accommodate specific interests and needs. For over 30 years Focal Point has provided this rich mix of learning and artistic collaboration.

Focal Point meets from 9am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, July 11-15, 2005 in metro-Detroit.

Tuition includes all instruction, use of equipment, most materials, lunch, and a compilation tape of all student work. University credit (3 hours) is offered through Central Michigan University for an additional fee paid to CMU.

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 11:35 PM   #64
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Att: People in Canada- CBC Newsworld Monday Night, Can anyone help?

Hello Canadians,

Check this link on a CBC Newsworld show on Monday night July 4th 8pm:

Its meant to be an interesting doco on paparazzi photogs. I've been trying to get a copy of this show from the BBC as they were first to broadcast it but they couldn't help me. Is there anyone who could do me a huge favour & record this show for me? Any format is fine, I can cover your costs through paypal or some other method. If anyone can help it'll be muchly appreciated..

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Old July 20th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #65
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Twisted Nightmare Weekend (NE Ohio)

Hey guys. I usually spend most of my time posting in the alternative imaging area of the boards. I'm not trying to spam or anything, so i figured this was the best place to post this. I co-run the twisted nightmare weekend convention. It's a horror, sci-fi convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The show is coming up in a few weeks and I figured I'd post real quick and let anyone who might be interested know about it. If you want more info just check out the site at...

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Old July 21st, 2005, 01:35 AM   #66
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Name of the classical piece in XL2 intro flash?

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Old July 24th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #67
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Global Censors Live HD feed from Rockerfeller Center on SNL!

I don't know why but Global censored the new Live HD feeds on SNL looking at the Empire State Building from the rooftop of Rockerfeller center! You only got to see the HD signal for half a second and then it breaks off! I don't know if it's intentional so that we poor canadians can't see the new HD signal or there's a timecode error in the commercial tape server. Did anyone in the US see the new HD signal?
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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #68
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Independent Film & Videomaking in Uganda

There was an interesting segment on "The World" today, a public radio program, about the growing movie-making activity in Kampala, Uganda. The center of focus was the Maisha Film Lab, an institute that teaches and encourages would-be movie producers. It was founded by Mira Nayer, a producer from India, who made "Monsoon Wedding". A main theme of the instruction there is that "Something explicitly
local, can become international in importance". A reference was made to the saying that every waitress and bank-teller in Los Angeles is working on a screenplay and how that could also apply to Kampala. It would be nice if someone from this group would log-on to DV.Info. You can listen to the 4 min. 55 sec. radio feature here, with Windows Media Player:
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Old August 13th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #69
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Flat panel TV prices dropping, sales rising

Prices for flat panels have finally begun to tumble -- by as much as 35 percent in the past year


About 20.8 million flat-panel TVs will be sold this year worldwide, almost double the 10.9 million units sold in 2004. Sales next year should rise 47 percent, iSuppli said.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 05:55 PM   #70
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Apple extends G4 agreement

Apple has reached a new purchasing agreement with longtime supplier Freescale Semiconductor which produces the PowerPC G4 chip for the computer maker, according to a regulatory document filed Friday by Apple. Under terms of the new deal, Apple has the right to buy -- and Freescale has the obligation to supply -- PowerPC chips through the end of 2008.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:33 AM   #71
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Early Draft of the PotC Script

An early draft of the Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl script is posted on the Wordplay website. To improve my writing, I find it helpful to compare scripts, especially early drafts, to the finished movie.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:37 AM   #72
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #73
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Beware it's 'Troll Season'

This is Troll Season...that special time when all the mysterious first time posters come on board writing up lengthy first-time post arguing against this new camera, or for that new camera. I wouldn't even argue with these (marketing) people, but then I guess there are those whom don't want to see misinformation spread, I can understand that.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #74
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Anyone keep movie development logs?

Was wondering if anyone likes to keep dev. logs on their movies or short, maybe online. Do you reveal any plot information or script excerpts, or what do you say at all?

I'm thinking of documenting all the stuff I'm researching and learning, with thoughts and ideas I may be working on at the time - but of course, I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, or have an idea ripped off.

I'd be interested in reading other's if they're out there, though.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #75
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