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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:53 AM   #1
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If you had a lot of money..

I just want to know what you guys would buy if you would have a lot of money to spend?

Let's say for fun that you would make a film/project that would be really successful. You get loads of money from this, what would you do with your money? (related to DV products)

What cam would you buy?

Remember, this is just a philosophical question for fun sake.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: If you had a lot of money..

<<<-- Originally posted by Andreas Fernbrant : You get loads of money from this, what would you do with your money? -->>>

Retire from my "day job"
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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But what DV/film/video related products would you buy?
Stuff you dream about but can't afford?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:16 AM   #4
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I'd hire Charles Papert to direct, and rent an HD camera with a Pro35 adapter. Then I'd see about getting Michael J. Pollard to star in it... a western, of course.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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Don't stone me, I love my Sony, DV forever and all that jazz.

But if I'm dreaming, getting a piece of fantasy production gear that I know I will never be able to afford to buy or use...

Please don't hate me, but it would have to be a really good 35mm Movie Camera. Then I'd want the education to learn how to use it.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 12:34 PM   #6
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Well if I had enough money I'd pick up a Viper Film Stream Camera (why rent when you can buy!) and start taking script submissions or work on one myself. And, yes, I'd have to do a western as well Chris!

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Old February 3rd, 2004, 05:50 PM   #7
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no what if's here ... i have a elura !!!! works for me .. fits in my pocket... take it anywhere .. doesn't get noticed ...
all other camera's are rentable...
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 06:06 PM   #8
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Probably get me a course in screenwriting first... then perhaps
a Cine-Alta or something with a nice editing suite.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 08:45 PM   #9
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I'd buy a Ferrari Enzo. WIth a car like that, I wouldn't need a camera to get chicks.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 08:47 PM   #10
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You need a camera to get chicks?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:00 PM   #11
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Oops, I wasn't supposed to type that last bit in.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:52 PM   #12
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Well I wouldn't hire Charles to direct and I wouldn't rent an HD cam. Instead I'd outright BUY a few HD Cams (good ones... the best ones), I'd direct and I'd get my friend who is already a great DP to be the DP.

Then I'd make movies that everyone hates (though not by my own intention).

After that I'd buy a better house. Another car as well (though I'd keep the one I currently have). I would also flaunt my money to get women because let's be serious... that's what they are really attracted to. Then I'd buy the presidency and conquer the world through unrelenting force.

After that I'd have dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 10:36 PM   #13
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I'd give a big chunk of it to Chris to help fund the project he mentions since it sounds like a surefire winner... AND set myself up with a top of the line HD setup.

To set myself up, I'd take all the magazine articles and shows that show Robert Rodriguez' home studio setup...and hire someone to set me up the same way.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 10:59 PM   #14
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I'de pay off the $1200 debt I owe to the irs. I'm not as big time as most of you so I am sticking to smaller stuff right now that most of you buy with pocket change but.....New external dvd burner, a second cam, accessories (mic, lenses, etc.), and a better pc setup, and most importantly.....education, can't afford the classes. Simple but gets me going.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:38 PM   #15
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Well, sounds like people are thinking big, so I'd put just enough aside to pay the bills and mortgage, off the interest - then of course quit my day job. After that, I'd set up a production company with all the gears, doing animal rights video/docco/movie production. Hmm, doesn't sound flashy enough.....And I'd buy a Lamborghini Countach :)

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