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Old April 4th, 2020, 08:23 AM   #46
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It all started when someone mentioned a camera they wanted but were waiting to buy now 'cause of the cancellations, and how someone's older camera struggled with certain lighting conditions.
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Old April 6th, 2020, 11:34 PM   #47
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The irony here is that certain lighting conditions can be used to induce a corona effect, thus bringing it (forgive the pun) full circle. :-)

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Old April 6th, 2020, 11:52 PM   #48
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Would it be even more ironic if this thread went viral?

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Old April 9th, 2020, 03:07 PM   #49
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Well - the latest Covid-19 victim is my poor old mum. 88 years old and she'd been diabetic for over 60 years, she'd had 2 heart attacks, kidney failure and breast cancer - then Covid-19 comes along and wiped her out this morning. Up until this morning, the numbers of people who have died due to the virus were just numbers - it's got personal now!
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Old April 9th, 2020, 03:49 PM   #50
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Sorry to hear the bad news Paul, you and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
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Old April 9th, 2020, 05:51 PM   #51
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So sorry for your loss Paul.
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Old April 9th, 2020, 06:26 PM   #52
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Thatís awful. Sorry to hear.
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Old April 9th, 2020, 07:26 PM   #53
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Paul Iím sorry to hear the bad news. Remember your not alone.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 02:25 AM   #54
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Postponements now right through until September.

Just put my songfreedom subscription on hold and a few other bits like that. No point in paying when I have no need for them.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 07:04 AM   #55
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I've not renewed my public liability insurance - no public to keep safe and while not a lot, everything helps with zero income.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 09:48 AM   #56
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I created a live Zoho calendar and sent a link to all my couples to refer to this when rescheduling. So far only 1 couple has cancelled, and the rest (up to August) have rescheduled to 2021. I feel this is the best way at least they can pick a date they know I am free rather than throwing a date at me I can't do and me losing the wedding
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Old April 30th, 2020, 09:49 AM   #57
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I've not renewed my public liability insurance - no public to keep safe and while not a lot, everything helps with zero income.
Same here - and my Soundstripe was up for renewal in April - decided to wait on that as well
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Old August 7th, 2020, 12:50 PM   #58
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Well this was weird??


After years of the business, struggling for leads etc, I always kinda was a weekend warrior, I made the decision recently to stop. For a time, a long time (year?). Haven't advertised in ages anyway. Just now I get a call, 'Hi etc etc'

Him: "Do you do 8k weddings?"
Me: "8k?" (Could've been more prepared to say yes, but Im not sure I can commit to such an upgrade, secondly pricing...)
Him: "Yeah"
Me: "No, I do not"
Him "4k?"
Me "Yes I do"
Him " How many frames per second?"
Me "60"
Him:: "Uhm, ok. Can we bring our own camera?"
Me "As in, like I'll shoot on it and then edit it?"
Him "Yeah, like you frame the shots and all"
Me: (Realizing this might be a bad road to go down with a client while I'm considering checking out of the industry) "Uhm, could I ask when the wedding is?"
Him "In November"
Me (Being honest) "Uhh I think I'm not shooting weddings this year."
Him "Ok"


I ended up giving him a phone # to someone I know who's pretty good & does good cinematic work, I just don't know that that's a client I want to work with. Years ago, like 2014 I was asked about 4k, when it was brand knew, and I said I don't & bride replied I needed to keep up with the times etc. 8ks a bit too early, and its not just a camera its a computer to edit it.

Strange, kinda late to be booking a high priced video for a wedding, although I'm sure plenty are looking for jobs. (I work in video streaming now/webinars, been here for about 2 years, so I'm content here).
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Old October 6th, 2020, 07:15 AM   #59
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COVID-19 Exemptions Media Key Worker to Live Sport in the UK

We're a company that has been in existence a couple of years, we're called Deaf Sports Media, and provide a Live and Recorded Service to Deaf Sport.

Since all sport was cancelled on 23rd March we've had no business at all, but have this week had a potential booking, for 7th November, for a Deaf Basketball Final, that was postponed in April.

Now, Disabled Sport is exempted under the England, United Kingdom, rule of 6 people, so the event can take place under the previous ruling of no spectators and 30 people, including athletes, coaches, and officials.

The issue we have is when both teams of 12, their coaches, and officials are counted, that brings the total up to 30 already, what about us?

Now I understand that Live Media coverage of Elite Sport is given exempted Key Worker status under the Covid Laws here, so maybe we don't need to be included within the total of 30 people, but we're having trouble confirming this with anyone, and not only that, along with Social Distancing and transmission of virus prevention, there's some 14 day isolation clause post event, that if applied to us would make life a bit difficult.

I realise this is not a cancellation (unless we're forced to do it ourselves), and its specific to England, UK, but does anyone know a link for definitive information on this exempted Key Worker status? All new to us, and a Google doesn't bring anything up that is legally definitive, particularly as we could as a company be subject to a £10,000 fine for breaching Covid Legislation.

Any help you guys can give on this we'd appreciate it.
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Old October 7th, 2020, 09:15 AM   #60
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Since you are concerned about a legal issue where the wrong decision might have serious consequences, have you considered consulting an attorney?
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