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    I'll be one of the only Americans Heading to Gaza City Palestine

    As one of the only Americans to cover the conflict with British filmmaker Harry Fear. This is one of Harry's short form documentarys. check out my campaign and please follow me on...
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    Cinematic Weddings, starting a production company.....

    i'm a 22 year old who recently moved to Florida and started doing weddings on the side. I was wondering what kind of things are involved in starting a small production company (like getting incorporated, insurance, ect). also, if you've seen jose ortiz films cinematic weddings.. That's the...
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    watch First Wedding Montage

    tell me what you think
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    Just moved to Florida

    St. Petersburg to be exact. from Cleveland, Ohio. Does anyone around the area need any help or know of any videography businesses that are hiring? I called up just about every one i could find in the area. I'm working on an updated reel, shoot with a canon 7d and dvx100b, and i work great...
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    Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)

    I'm currently doing a highlight video for a wrestler, and I chose this song. It's used in Raging Bull, The Godfather III, ect, but it's PUBLIC DOMAIN. Is anyone going to try to use copyright infringement on me for using it?
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    how MUCH do you CHARGE???? I'm in a major rut guys

    Hey everyone!!!! how's it going? It's been awhile.... I hope everyone is well! basically, I've been living and breathing filmmaking and editing the whole past few months. I've took a couple more courses, and did an internship shooting video and editing at a college over the summer. I'm...
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    * video Old Man defeats a live rattlesnake in woods with two sticks I was up in the appalachian trail for a week, and I met an older man who was doing the entire trail. He talked of how he killed and ate rattlesnakes. I didn’t believe him. But later, we ran into him again, and some female campers yelled to him that a...
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    watch Desire - Silent Short Film

    Hey all! this was a final project for a film editing class. it's the third film i've ever made, and since my actors/actresses cancelled at the last minute, I had to improvise the entire film and act myself in it. For many of the takes I didn't even...
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    watch How to Be a Creeper - Short Film

    Hey guys! It's been awhile! I'm still learning everyday, but this is a short I put together for class. We shot for 2 hours long, and I didn't have a script. It was all improvised. The next day I spent seven hours editing it with final cut. There are a few mistakes, but I shot outside in the...
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    Does water damage tripods and dollys?

    My mom's basement was flooded and I had some stuff down there. it was about 9-10 feet of water for around 11-12 hours. A Davis & Sanford ProVista Tripod and Head Davis & Sanford Tripod & A Tiffen W3 Universal Folding Dolly with Handle Tiffen W3 Universal Folding Handle Is what I had down...
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    Time Code Error During Importing of DV footage in FCP

    Hey everyone! I just recently shot two dv tapes on my panasonic dvx-100b with about 82 minutes of footage. I might of forgotten to reset the time codes before we shot the footage, although I'm pretty positive they were reset. Anyways.... While trying to upload the footage from The Dvx100b to...
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    Problem with FINAL CUT PRO

    I had a project, and the canvas, tool bench, and timeline wont load on it anymore.... when i try to click any of them, they are blank and unable to be selected. arrange - custom layout 1 wont work also..... what should I do?
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    Big Problems With Lense

    Hey guys, I recently recorded footage for the only the third time on my camera. My friends noticed white spots all around the picture when we were watching it on the t.v. How would I go about to clean this lense? It has about 3 little smudges on it.... I tried slowly using a microfiber cloth on...
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    top-list My top 100 films ranked

    Nino's Top 100 films
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    Truestar's Screenwriting Challenge

    I'm going to undergo a major challenge. Next week I intend on writing a screenplay in five days. monday - friday. I intend to keep updates on this site and write everything on the spot with very little character development. I hope you all take a look at it and give me your feedback. thanks -...
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    How to create the essential Hero

    Hey guys, I'm new to the site and have been studying screenwriting for a little over a year.... I'm a long time lover of all types of movies, and a born storyteller. Over the next two years I'm going to develop and fine-tune my abilities. The topic I would like to discuss is the Character. Now...
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    Panasonic Ag-Dvx100b - How do you prevent dust from getting on the camera?

    I was wondering how you all take care of your camera's. Do you use some type of cloth or wash to keep the dust off of it, or do you wrap it in something before putting it away, like newspaper? I can't keep the dust off of mine. Also, is it bad to leave a mini-dV tape in the video camera for...
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    What's the best way to learn Final Cut Studio?

    Like I said in another thread, I decided on buying the newest version of Final Cut Studio. It has Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Soundtrack Pro 3, Color 1.5, Compressor 3.5, and Dvd Studio Pro 4 in it. My question is, what is the best way to teach yourself FCS? I purchased The Apple Pro Series...
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    Firewire Cable for IMAC's - Big Problem!!!! *Pics included

    Hey everyone. Like I've said before I recently bought a Panasonic ag-dvx100b. The problem is, I recently bought a firewire cable that a salesman told me would work on my IMAC. My buddy and I tried to fit the cable into the port, but it wouldn't work. A few days later, the salesman tells me he...