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4 hours ago, Elliot said:

Hi all, I'm Elliot Smith – formerly of this parish! I'm a shooter/editor based in London, UK. Started out making multimedia at the Guardian when nobody watched it and now mainly work for a small agency here in the UK making short films for corporates, charities and NGOs.

Great to see you brother!!! I miss "seeing" you. We should be two days into NAB my now in Las Vegas. So strange right? 

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1 minute ago, Caleb Hauff said:

Hey everyone,

I'm Caleb, a DP and Editor for a creative agency and video production company based in North Dakota. We also have a Youtube channel we occasionally upload videos to. Excited to see this forum launch!

 

Welcome to the forum Caleb!!! 

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Hi all, greetings from Wellington, New Zealand. I'm joining on behalf of FilmConvert, long-time fans and supporters of Newsshooter and thrilled to see a new forum for discussion and sharing knowledge with a bunch of like-minded folks.

 

My own film background: started making short films in high school on a 3-chip miniDV camera; worked for regional television as a runner/PA/camera assistant, edited corporate documentaries and eventually assisted-edited the feature documentaries 'Heart of Steel' (Tribeca Film Festival selection 2006) and 'The Woman Who Wasn't There'.

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Hi everyone!

I am a New York City- and Shanghai-based freelance DOP. Excited to be here to chat gear, techniques and work! My reel and work is here, if anyone's interested.

Stay safe and healthy.

-Elliot

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Hi, im Joe.

Im an Auckland, New Zealand based DOP and long time Newsshooter reader.

Ive been asked by Matt, Eric & the Newsshooter team to help Moderate this forum and am looking forward to some good conversations.

Heres a slightly old Reel and I really should be updating right now 😅

 

 

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Hi all,

Tim from the Bright Tangerine team here.

We make filmmaking accessories that make life easier on set. Everything from matte boxes, camera cages, follow focus and other AKS.

Looking forward to engaging with the community, and if you have any questions about our gear, feel free to reach out.

 

 

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Hey everybody
huang from the hontoo team here.
We make filmmaking accessories that make life easier on set. Everything from matte boxes,  follow focus  and camera cages

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HI,

Name is Russell Johnston and I am a DP / Creative Director out of San Diego, CA. I own a small production company called Reef Creative. We work in the action sports industry with a lot of racing but our passion is wildlife and underwater cinematography. Excited to see how this forum goes, thanks to News Shooter for making a new spot on one of my favorite websites.  You can see my Motorsports reel at here:

 

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Hi all and finally managed to register (must have been a virus check going on).

My background is, amongst other things, that of a news and sports photographer, but I took an early retirement nearly 10 years ago to move to a rural community in South Gippsland (Victoria, Australia) and have more less been a gentleman (I use that term loosely) of leisure since that move.

To stave off boredom and save my wife’s sanity, I started to document (documentary photography and writing) the coming and goings of South Gippsland and Gippsland in general and record that in a blog. I’ve been quite happy with that but, as with all things, it started to become monotonous and in danger of becoming stale.

Roughly at the same time, I became interested in video and the bug bit hard. I’m now on a huge learning curve with video, trying to replicate that same photo-essay style, but using video to record events etc in and around Gippsland. I never envisaged attempting documentary style film making (if you can call what I do such a thing), but I’m learning every day. I’m hoping to gain knowledge from a forum such as this that has a wide representation of skill and experience.

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Hello, I'm Adrian. 

I'm a freelance camera operator and production assistant, based in SE QLD in Australia. My interest and experience is in the realms of commercial, corporate, event, and documentary work. 

Thank you to Matt, Erik, and the Newsshooter team for providing this forum. Newsshooter has always provided relevant, sensible, and interesting commentary by working professionals.  Having this forum as an extension of that is a great idea.

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Hello, I'am Ton from the Netherlands and on this forum to learn (basic) video shooting with my camera, reading the blog every day. I have Nikon for a very long time, the Nikon Z6 for a year now and made a start with the Resolve software. Thank you for all the information I got on the blog.

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Hi, I am Martin Friedrich from Munich, Germany. I am a DP/Director with a background in stills photography, shooting mostly documentary, some commercial and corporate work and branded content. You can find my work on www.martinfriedrich.com

Thanks for starting this forum!

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Hi all! I am Cable Williams. Ex ENG operator and editor turned Cinematographer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Currently creating short docs for Deakin University's research publication, Disruptr.

Also freelance and create personal projects under the banner of Creative Frame. Just finishing up DPing on my first feature "The Party Bus". Look forward to chatting with you all and seeing your great work!

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17 hours ago, Christopher Rowe said:

Hi, this is Chris, British DP located in Berlin and normally shooting documentaries worldwide (hope that starts up again soon but not very optimistic at the moment) . Favourite shooting style - hand-held with my Amira, but also enjoy putting my Phantom 4 in the air and experimenting with 360° cameras.

Hope this will be a great platform for interaction with other cinematographers and filmmakers. And who knows, maybe there are enough Amira owners and/or operators out there to warrant our own section one day!

Chris, I'll definitely push for an Amira section 🥳

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Hi all 👋

Phil Cooper here, London-based lighting camera operator & filmmaker focusing on documentary, branded content & the odd corporate for my sins - http://the-cooper.com/ 

Interested mainly in lighting, lenses, filtration - arent we all! Blackmagic Ursa Pro G2 owner, Zeiss distagon / planar primes etc. 

Cheers Newsshooter !

 

 

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1 hour ago, Matthew Allard ACS said:

Chris, I'll definitely push for an Amira section 🥳

When we get to that point we can segment off  the ARRI into subcategories with the various models 🙂

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20 minutes ago, Phil Cooper said:

Hi all 👋

Phil Cooper here, London-based lighting camera operator & filmmaker focusing on documentary, branded content & the odd corporate for my sins - http://the-cooper.com/ 

Interested mainly in lighting, lenses, filtration - arent we all! Blackmagic Ursa Pro G2 owner, Zeiss distagon / planar primes etc. 

Cheers Newsshooter !

 

 

Welcome Phil,

Great to see more fellow Brits in the forum.

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