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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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What to buy a wedding videographer for XMAS?

over the past 27 XMAS's i seemed to have acquired everything i want: a bmx, a light saber, a walkman, socks, satsumas etc etc.

now my girlfriend is asking me to write a list of stuff i want this xmas, and i'm really stuggling. is a Letus35 Extreme a bit out of the question?! :)

what do u good, imaginative people suggest? (wedding video related)
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:16 AM   #2
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Hi Richard,

Hmm, the imagination runs wild...

Graduated lens filters

Royalty-free music

NetFlicks subscription

And if the relationship is more "serious" <wink> maybe...

Marantz PMD620 Digital Recorder

iPod Touch (adhoc/quickie portable customer demos)

Training materials: Digital Cinema Video Training, Hollywood Camera Work, pro wedding instructional videos, etc.

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:21 AM   #3
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How about a gift certificate from B&H? Or is that too impersonal.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:22 AM   #4
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A gift certificate from Imacron so you can have more time off work.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Sony PMW-EX1 that's what you need.

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:41 AM   #6
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Patrick...ur secret is out :)
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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over the past 27 XMAS's i seemed to have acquired everything i want: a bmx, a light saber, a walkman, socks, satsumas etc etc.

now my girlfriend is asking me to write a list of stuff i want this xmas, and i'm really stuggling. is a Letus35 Extreme a bit out of the question?! :)

what do u good, imaginative people suggest? (wedding video related)

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Old December 4th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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can i help?

a nice monopod! they rock. You can pay anything you want for one too.

They start at about 30.00 units of money

go up to about 400.00.

great for the photo session. Find out about the tripod plate
used as this could be a factor.

I must get one myself.

Then again, theres always this. Notice how I didn't direct you to a new one!

http://cgi.ebay.com/STEADICAM-PROVID...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old December 4th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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Do you feel lucky?

Okay, if we're going to have some fun, I've got it - a mountain wingsuit! Every videographer should own one (sure beats wearing a Steadycam vest):

http://www.biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=4262

Enjoy, Michael
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #10
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Okay, if we're going to have some fun, I've got it - a mountain wingsuit!
That's one of the most incredible things I've ever seen...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #11
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I used to jump out of planes (US Army paratrooper many eons ago) and I have to say Those guys are NUTS!
Wow, what a trip. Not that I would do it but it was really one of the if not the coolest thing I've seen in my life.
I guess the old adage of "if God had wanted man to fly He would have put wing on man" is true. He did!
Cool!
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #12
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You said it Don, Wow.

Im sitting here seriously contemplating that if there is one thing
I would like to do in my life its THAT

Anyone any idea what happens when the ground presents itself?
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #13
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Anyone any idea what happens when the ground presents itself?
You go home as a properly wrapped present yourself, I would assume. ;)


I think I need to change my britches after just watching that. I got an adrenaline rush just watching that camera come within inches of the cliff.... And the music was awesome for that. :D

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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #14
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Oh my God !!!! How amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just one miscalculation, and splat... I would never have the guts....
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Old December 4th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #15
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looked like a small chute pack on their back for the "final approach"? I think you can see a red chute unfurl right at the end... crazy stuff!
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