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  1. camera-dept Canon XH-A1s - "an opportunity has arisen ..." as they say.

    One of these has appeared for sale on my local second-hand re-seller site. The guy says it was part of a job lot of camera gear that he bought from a studio closing-down sale. He knows it's a video camera, that it's missing a battery, that it's still in working order, and that's about it (his...
  2. Credit where credit is due!

    In another post, I made a disparaging reference to "content" creators churning out fast-food videos. Well, the almightY algoriThm must have taken it to heart, and pushed this video in my face this morning: Now there's a guy who knows how to shoot a how-to video: no protracted pauses, no...
  3. A guy walks into a forum and then ...

    2020 happened! :woohoo: As someone who frowns arrogantly at fly-by-night posters who disappear without a trace, I am returning to you after just such a disappearance in the most sheepish manner I can manage. :blush: Thanks to the 'Rona, and a sudden demand for my day-job skills, everything...
  4. plot Lots of "beginning", lots of "middle" ... no "end"

    Seeing as there's been a bit of an influx of screen-writers lately, it feels like a good time to ask for help on this point: how do you figure out how (or when) to end your story? Alternatively: do you typically start with the end/twist and work backwards? I'm more of a craftsman than an...
  5. film-school Adverts or animation - which is the more valuable teaching/learning tool?

    For new entrants to this world of stories told through moving pictures, which format would be a better model from which to learn? As I read through the intros posted on this forum, I see many people (like myself) with Big Ideas but very limited access to the resources needed to turn those ideas...
  6. France Profonde says bonjour!

    Long time lurker (in fits and starts) finally coming out so that I can thank the IndieTalk community for all kinds of insights and useful info! :cool: Currently living in central France, I'm one of those "none of the above" people - have been interested in all things cinematographic from a...
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