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    microphone Help!...Audio setup issues whilst shooting

    I haven't played with a Video Mic Pro before, but I do vaguely remember that they're not really shielded from RF signals. Try testing to see if you continue to hear the noise with everything else off and only connected directly into the camera. If you find that fixes it, try moving the...
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    pre-pro New Financing Plan for Short Film

    I'm now assuming this is some sort of passion project. How often do you put a project together? Just a perspective thing. The more you shoot, the more contacts you'll make. The more involved you get with other peoples passion projects, the more contacts you'll have for your own (no-budget)...
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    pre-pro New Financing Plan for Short Film

    Very good advice. Always my preferred option. Sometimes good people are busy. The amount of times I've heard this story in editing circles... They cheap out and pick the person based on what money they can afford. Sometimes it's compounded by, "They have my hard drives. How do I get my footage...
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    pre-pro New Financing Plan for Short Film

    There's a lot of good and bad advice in this thread. Take it all into consideration. I've worked on a few projects with this kind of budget range. My comments almost always move towards, your budget is in no-mans land. Too high for a no-budget but not enough to hire decent professionals (at...
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    diy Searching for an Independent Distribution Strategy Amidst Pandemics and Streaming Wars

    Agreed. It's kind of sad. Streaming has changed the future of filmmaking. Some think it's better for the consumer. I'm not so sure but only time will tell.
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    You're right on the first point. Private ownership of capital is one of the fundamental elements concepts too. I also should have said, efficient use of resources. Remember, this was all an oversimplication. You're going to be able to find holes left, right and center. If you didn't notice...
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    I don't believe him. FAKE NEWS :)
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    I'm making a guess that you're talking mostly about income tax. That's why it's complicated and the sub-title is kind of correct. It's tough to balance right. You'd be correct if you had only one government world wide. Problem is we don't. Covid19 aside, we're living in an ever increasing...
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    The fundamental purpose of capitalism is to ensure the efficient use of capital. The more you take out of a system, the less there is to grow and the more efficient each system needs to be to remain competitive. The more you want to spend, the more you have to tax. If you tax more to...
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    I'm not going to take offense. You're saying what I was meaning in a more graceful way. In my opinion, it's the ability for the average Joe to vote combined with unforseen changes in technology and society that causes a lot of the political problems with democracy. Economics is far from...
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    ..and Jack Bauer is his medical advisor... you don't obey, he comes for you, damn it! I'm sure there'd be more compliance... truth, lies or whatnot. On one hand, I would assume people are smart enough not to... but on the other, he did get voted in, so, I really don't know. No one has time to...
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    off-topic CovidTalk

    >He straight up admits he lied. He explained and then the reporter goes to say: "...The people would have listened..." Have you been paying attention? Some people listen. Some do not. It doesn't take a lot of people who don't listen to cause a big mess like the one you're in. We had our...
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    film-school Do I need film school?

    The real question should be: Does anyone care? No. I've been asked once in over two decades to whether I had formal qualifications... and that was by a govt buraucrat six months after I already had the job.
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    watch Do I have a future in editing?

    Have you taken a look at Storyblocks.com. I used them a while back when they were called Audio blocks and Video Blocks. Try other forms of editing to get in some editing experience/practice. It'll bring out different skills into the mix that you'll be able to use, even though it doesn't seem...
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    computers Min laptop specs for davinci resolve 1080 and 4k editing

    Grade in proxy? Is that a thing?
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