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  • in reply to: Video Business Help. #195594
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    Thanks everyone for all the great help! love this community for that feature. I will look into others doing that work out here. I dont think anyone does. Thus why i thought it would be a nice thing to try freelancing. i have an “in” cause my family is good friends with a localindependentagent out here. her firms business cards even say wanna work with us in real estate call us. So im gonna get things together on a business plan so to speak. and then talk with her about if this is done. and if not. maybe i can just do it for her real low key. to get my feet wet. Thanks again everyone!

    in reply to: Video Business Help. #195591
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    Thanks Vid-e-o-man. I have always loved videomaker FOR the business tips, as well as its focus on video technology. As both are something we never really studied, just had to research on our own. In the intro to production class, we DID watch videomaker published dvd’s. And wish they would use some of its sources on the business side.

    I am probably gonna go back to the university, since im an alum now, and ask about any non degree courses they may offer on businessmanagement, it DOES have a business school.

    I am deff gonna look up yoursuggestionof business of video on here. That is gonna be a huge help i imagine.

    Marketing wise, im generally set. I took Intro to marketing for non majors as an elective. Which was a wise decision on my part. To take classes that pertain to my industry, but others in my study are not forced to take. I chose to take that one just to add some good bloat to my resume. I am not a pro at it. but, I think based on the small venture I amperusing, in such a smallcommunity. i should be fine.

    Thanks for the tips!

    ps. I imagine most would have to look up semiotics. I studied it in film theory, which for media arts majors is a 400 level class. Semiotics is dry as hell lol, one of the many things that i learned about, and will probably never use other then to talk film theory with my film nerd friends lol.

    in reply to: Video Business Help. #195588
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    Thanks so much for the help! I am gonna start looking into it. i have a day job, at nights. so that is doing fine for bringing in the cash, but i wanna venture out to more things of my field. so i can start that research and see where it takes me. thanks a bunch! I reallyappreciateit.

    in reply to: What I’ve made this seemster #189657
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    Well thank you sir for your kind words. We didn’t really aim to blow anyone’s mind with these. We where extremely limited, and just took those limits and thought “How can we make this as fun as possible?” And I suddenly remembered this evening that we can post collections of work here for comment and such. So though “Why not?”

    We haven’t gotten the grade yet. we hand in “Bryan’s Song” tomorrow evening at class. But so far getting an A. The proffessor is a quarky interesting fellow, a true art film enthusiast. But one of my favorites to work with due to that. The shorts where deffinitly aimed at him seeing them and grading them, for his enjoyment most of all. So I guess we did have some form of intended audience to reach, except it was one person, not a demographic. And we seemed to of reached it in the end.

    And just as you said, I learned alot making these. Got alot of experience, and will definitively build in my ability from them. But, I did ultimately achieve what I wanted in the end. To make the kind of thing that you would see and laugh at on youtube. Except with some form of production value, Artistic depth (Even if only a bit) and each having some sort of meaning in the end. Whether it be social, satirical, or otherwise.

    in reply to: Which Mac is best for me? #173813
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    Thanks to everyone! really appreciate the help. I was going for mac mini just for cost effective, but if you have to shell out the same amount as a macbook pro to get the mini up to scale. then ill just go with the macbook pro.

    I don’t know exactly what ill be editing yet. When I graduate ill be doing anything to make cash locally. The hope is to jump into an indie career with local Indie film producer connections I have here.

    But the plan is I want a system that is semi portable, and can handle my own small scale production needs for my own projects, or small profit. and if i need any serious equipment cause I am working with a producer…I’ll just rent equipment cause, it would have a budget. So I think macbook pro is all I need for now. Thanks again to everyone. You have all been a big help.

    in reply to: Help with building custom Editing Computer. #184767
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    Thanks everyone for your help. I appreciate any and all input from everyone. I will check out the suggested sites and previous forum posts. Thanks everyone.

    in reply to: What type of camera is for me? #180684
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    Thanks everyone. I wont be getting one till near the end of the school year. which is May or June. So i can still wait for new models to come out for this xmas season and next years models. But thanks to everyone for your impute.

    in reply to: Final Cut Help #193393
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    I have no idea if it will work. But you should look at this on a moral level.

    If you are just playing with it, or are a student doing work for a class, or just on your own for no profit or intent of profit. Id say it’s fine to use a crack. I have done that myself in those situations, and anyone who has grown up in this era has to.

    But if your a pro who is going to be sending this to festivals, or to make any tipe of profit on here or in the future. You really should just buy it and forget the upgrading at this point.

    If you where using Adobe Premiere and a student, id tell you to get the student edition. cause that is like 350 at my Uni book store, and you can get the production pack for like 599. so you get an amazing deal getting the pack instead of just premiere. and you can upgrade it for the cheaper price every cycle. Not so with Final Cut. Student Editions can’t be updated.

    in reply to: final cut pro vs adobe premiere pro #193215
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    I personaly prefer Premiere Pro. You can get it in a pack for about the same as Final Cut Pro Studio. And the Prodcuction Premeum pack has just about the same feature as Final Cut Studio, and more; including Flash Pro. Or you an buy both individually for about the same price if I’m not mistaken.

    My prefrence may be of personal tast though, I have used Final Cut the most, as all of my Universities editing bays are Macs. And after using it alot, and even taking a work shop dedicated to it. I always strugle with it. somethign goes wrong that I didnt expect and I’m left spending hours fixing it. Where I have had no formal training in Premiere and I can get double the work done in the same amount of time. To me its just easier to use, yet both are complex and confusing at first.

    In the end its up to you, try tirals for both. its all based on personal tast. And in all truthieness, Final Cut Pro is really just Adobe Premiere with a Mac finish. Good luck to you sir.

    in reply to: I need a name for a film I’m making. #173169
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    I’d go with “Operation: Duo” or something. and have that the name of mission there on.

    But, names are the last thing you should worry about really. I’m taking a screenwriting class right now, in college. and the instructor never looks at the title, I called one assignment “Class Assignment 1” as the title. Just give it a Working Title for now, and as you develop it a name will hit you…thats how it always works for me. I start writing it, and once the story is fully developed i always imagine the opening sequence and title first, to seet up what mood im going for.

    in reply to: Open Sourse? #172088
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    thanks alot BarryG. this will give me some new stuff to play with and learn with this semester. it will eventually lead to me buying software. but i am of course gonna use free equivalents to learn about how to use them. thanks again!

    Franko

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