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  2. When creating a sale thread, please use the following template. Post Title: [FS] - for sale Items included: list out all of the included items Price: Name your price and state whether it is price fixed or ONO (open to nearest offers). Reserve: If listing is open for bidding, you can set a reserve. Item Condition: Provide details on the product state, any damage, non-working parts etc. Item Location (Country/City): State where the item is located Shipping Options: Detail shipping/pickup options Shipping at buyers cost Pick up Pick up only etc Payment Method: Paypal Bank Transfer Cash on pick up etc Reason for selling: Provide a reason for the sale (no longer required, upgrading gear, etc) Photos: Listings must include photos of the actual items. Use services like imgbb or imgur to host your images.
  3. Here at Newsshooter we review a lot of lights. Using the Sekonic C700 spectrometer, we can finitely benchmark and compare the lights against one another based on their brightness (Lux), colour accuracy and Kelvin colour temperature. We have also reviewed products which shape and modify the light including softboxes and reflector systems. In an interview scenario, you are more than likely going to bounce or diffuse your light so you get nice soft light onto your subject so how do you know which technique to use, let alone which material to use as your diffuser or bounce source? Award-winning cinematographer Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, The Trade) recently decided to conduct an in-depth test comparing various diffusion and bounce materials and has compiled these results in the Ultimate Diffusion & Bounce Test. More about Matt Porwoll Matt Porwoll is an Emmy® award-winning cinematographer based in New York. His work has screened theatrically, appeared on TV networks such as Showtime, HBO, CNN, A&E, and PBS, as well as online outlets including Vogue, Glamour, Wired, Teen Vogue and W Magazine. Porwoll recently served as the series cinematographer on Showtime’s The Trade, a 5-part documentary series about the opioid epidemic. The feature documentary Cartel Land, which Matt shot and co-produced, won Best Cinematography awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 Cinema Eye Honors and 2016 Primetime Emmys. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Porwoll has served as an additional cinematographer on numerous other films including City of Ghosts and Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Matthew Heineman, HBO’s Emmy®-nominated By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, and HBO’s Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, which won the 2015 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short. In addition to working as a cinematographer, Matt enjoys sharing the technical side of the craft as well. Whether its covering topics such as cameras, lenses and lighting on his blog or collaborating with manufacturers about working with their equipment, teaching and sharing his experiences has been a rewarding complement to his work. www.mattporwoll.com
  4. See the full review: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/06/came-tv-astral-wireless-follow-focus-review/
  5. See the full review at: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/30/magrig-magnetic-usb-c-adapter-review/
  6. See the full review: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/25/stabilens-gimbal-ring-counterweight-system-review/
  7. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/26/postlab-adds-premiere-pro/
  8. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/29/building-a-diy-wireless-directors-monitor-on-a-budget/ In this article, Paul Moses breaks down his director's monitor rig
  9. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/27/try-final-cut-pro-x-free-for-90-days/ Apple has made FCPX available to download for free for a 3 month trial period. If you have ever been curious about or wanted to try FCPX then this is as good a time as any. If you’re using a previous version of the Final Cut Pro trial, you’ll be able to use this version free for an additional 90 days. Get your free trial here: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/
  10. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/27/k-tek-klassic-interview-boom-pole-keeps-6-distance-for-safer-news-interviews/
  11. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/30/motion-array-premiere-pro-plugins-library-video-review-video-portfolio-builder-are-free-for-the-next-3-months/
  12. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/03/31/apple-prores-raw-playback-on-windows-now-available/ You can download ProRes RAW for windows from Apple.
  13. The T-stop Inn is a new podcast by Ben Allan ACS CSI. It is a series of relaxed conversations between Ben and some of the most interesting people in the industry. Unlike most podcasts the first season of T-stop Inn has been released all at once Netflix style! Highly recommended listening! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-t-stop-inn/id1458354049
  14. View the article: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/02/lindsey-optics-announces-large-format-optical-viewfinder/
  15. RED has announced a new educational event called the Solitary Series which will be a free event for all online. These have since aired and are have been made available online:
  16. On the latest Go Creative Show podcast cinematographer, Paul Cameron ASC talks about working on Westworld Season 3. Paul and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the visual differences between seasons of Westworld, how he blends the old west with the future, his transition from DP to director, and how he fills the frame’s background with lighting. Topics covered Staying creative during COVID-19 (02:40) Visual approach to Westworld season 3 (07:49) Importance of prepping and storyboarding (21:30) Transitioning from DP to director (34:12) Relationship between director and talent (39:23) Challenges of filming with exterior lights at night (48:41) How Paul fills the background using lights (52:38) Approach to camera movement in Westworld (01:00:59) Advice for filmmakers (01:04:50)
  17. On the Go Creative Show impact the Coronavirus has had on Indie filmmaking., filmmaker and Film Riot creator Ryan Connolly and director and video editor Chris Fenwick talk about the devastating impact the Coronavirus has had on Indie filmmaking. Ryan, Chris, and host Ben Consoli discuss losing freelance work, creating YouTube content while social distancing, and collaborating remotely. They also break down a workflow for remote recording. You can listen to the full episode above. Topics Covered: How COVID-19 has affected Ryan Connolly and Film Riot (02:50) Film Riot’s “Stay at Home” contest (07:36) How COVID-19 affects YouTube sponsorship (09:42) Losing freelance work due to COVID-19 (11:42) Creating YouTube content while social distancing (13:02) Software to help collaborate remotely (15:57) COVID-19’s effects on indie film production (19:26) How filmmakers can utilize their free time (24:50) Staying creative with existing footage (34:42) Getting through COVID-19 as a filmmaker (44:00) How COVID-19 has affected editor Chris Fenwick (52:32) Remotely filming videos using Zoom (56:44)
  18. View the full article: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/20/canon-eos-r5-specifications/
  19. See the full article: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/20/canon-c300-mark-iii-hands-on-footage
  20. See the full article: https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/21/canon-announces-the-c300-mark-iii/ Canon has officially announced the EOS C300 Mark III
  21. Newsshooter takes no responsibility for the buying & selling of goods or services on this platform. Members require to have a minimum of 10 posts/comments and completed a 10-day waiting period before they are able to access the marketplace forums. Any person caught placing fake bids and bumping each others threads in order to gain higher selling prices or generate false interest in items they are selling will be permanently banned from the forums. The For Sale forum is to be used by private individuals only, who may offer things for sale on an "occasional" basis. It is not for vendors or professional traders Maximum of 5 concurrent ACTIVE threads in the marketplace. No "Possible Sales" (Expressions of Interest, or EOI) - If it is not for sale right now, don't post it! Forum is for the sale of cameras and related filmmaking equipment only There is to be no feedback posted about members. We don't know the details of your transaction or who is telling the truth, and member feedback threads often become a 'he said, she said' affair. If you're not bidding, making a genuine enquiry, or providing a link where the item can be found at a lower price, then do not post. More information on allowed post types is listed below. If posting a price link, the item must be available (ie in stock, ready to ship) at a lower price than the price in the thread once shipping charges are taken into account. Any discussion (including price/availability/avenues of purchase) for any item that isn't allowed to be sold on these forums, is also prohibited. Any software installed on a system listed for sale must include a valid license. If you don't have a license, uninstall the software and don't list it in the sale. Active Threads Any sale which is less than 7 days old or has not been completed is considered active. If you have completed a sale, please change the thread prefix to [Sold] and report the thread so it can be closed. Do not remove the title or the contents of the first post. Allowed Reply Types Four types of replies are acceptable within For Sale threads: Bids. Bids are expected to be reasonable - offers of $100 on an item with a $800 reserve will be considered trolling and will be removed. If the seller has listed a reserve and stated that they will not accept bids below the reserve, do not bid below the reserve. If you place a bid and win the auction you are expected to follow through with this; repeated failure to do so will result in a permanent ban from the trading forums. Questions to the seller requesting specific information about the item for sale. Pointless or ridiculous questions (eg. asking for overclocking results on a cat) will result in a ban. Links to a shop where the same item is available for a lower price, once shipping is taken into account. You can't link to an item that is out of stock, or something on eBay that's very cheap but has hugely inflated shipping charges. Replies from sellers to any of the above. If your post does not fit into one of these categories, please do not post at all. If you see a post that doesn't fit into these categories or that you think needs to be removed, please report it rather than responding to it. Precautions to take when buying/selling Please note: Neither Newsshooter nor its owners or administrators play any role in any sales. The following list of precautions are not guidelines, merely a list of things you may, or may not want to do. Preferably meet up in real life to see the item before you pay for it, to confirm it exists and is in the condition you expect. Pick somewhere safe and neutral. We encourage social distancing to be practiced and general health hygiene. Contact the buyer (or seller) via PM, and ask for their full name, current address and email, current home phone number, and current mobile telephone number. Ring both, and double check the person exists at both numbers. Cross-check the addresses in the White Pages and (if possible) match the home phone numbers. Check that the email address is valid. If they are a business, get their ABN/Registration and contact numbers too. In a worse case scenario, this info is essential. If the person sounds young, maybe ask for a parent's work no., mobile no., or consent. If the number is private, it won't be in the White Pages. It's up to you then to trust them. Ask the buyer/seller if they've traded with anyone else before, and get in contact with them to see what they thought of the trader. If you are the buyer, get the users bank details. If possible, ask for the branch name. It is possible to get the branch name and location out of the BSB/Swift numbers. Cross-check this with their address. It is possible they have made an account in another state, then moved, but again, the decision to trust them is up to you. Ring the bank and check the account is valid. Keep all receipt numbers of sent money. Check that the money was sent by asking the seller for the transaction number. If you are the seller, do not send anything out until the money is in your account and cleared. As simple as it sounds, a lot of people send goods without waiting for the money to clear. Do not send if postage costs are missing, the amount is incorrect or only partially sent. If you need the extra precaution as a seller, ask for their bank details too. It's extra information to be provided to police if necessary. They will be able to get a lot of information out of valid bank account details. If you are really paranoid, escrow is another choice. Basically, it involves a trusted third party company, which acts as a middle-man in the transaction. You send the money and the goods to the escrow, and the escrow sends the money and goods to the appropriate people. If you take this option it might be a fair idea to split the costs between both parties. If you are selling, pack the goods properly. Nothing is worse than receiving a camera or accessory in a tiny little plastic bag. Measure the boxes/goods, then get the postage costs. Add on a few bucks, and get some decent bubble wrap and box. Use registered and trackable post, keep all receipt no's and post. If they ask for express post, clarify with them. If they ask for a courier, ask specifically which company. If they offer a tracing service, use it. Basically, make sure you have some sort of insurance or genuine way to back up the delivery. Because if it fails, it's your arse. Take responsibility for damaged goods. If you are buying, make sure you choose a decent type of delivery method to avoid trouble. If there are any problems - consult the buyer directly first. Ring them up, send an email, send them a PM. ALL BUYERS & SELLERS PLEASE READ! Only bid if you are interested in purchasing the products. If you are consistently bidding for items and bailing then you will be flagged. The same will also apply to sellers who list their items and then withdraw them. We do understand that at times it is unavoidable, but, if a member does this repeatedly then they too will receive a ban. DO NOT REMOVE THE CONTENTS OF THE FIRST POST OR THE THREAD TITLE! For some reason a lot of sellers remove all of the contents of the first post when they sell an item. This is very frustrating for buyers as if they have not quoted the post they then have no record of what they have purchased. There is no reason for you to remove the contents of the post so please be fair to buyers and leave it so that they can check that they receive everything that was on offer. You only have to change the prefix to [Sold] - please leave the title and the body of the sale intact.
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  23. Welcome to the Newsshooter forum, please introduce yourself to the community.
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