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Hey everyone!

I'm Chris Francis, a director/dp in San Diego, CA.  Excited to be a part of the new forums.

I'm currently wrapping up a documentary about my wife and I's journey with Covid-19 (we both got the virus 7 weeks ago).

Would love to have you check out the film --> https://MakingLemonade.film
(warning: this film contains 0% politics, 0% conspiracies, & 100% optimism)

If you have any questions about the film I'd be happy to answer them here in this thread I made in the Documentary section of these forums

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Hello!

I'm AJ Young, a freelance DP in Los Angeles.

You can check out my work here: http://www.AJYoungDP.com

I've been diving into the world of DIY Anamorphic and Virtual Production. I hope to share what I've been working on soon

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Hi everyone,

I'm just an arts hobbyist who tried filmmaking last year by making a short about my depression. Feeling the itch of having another go after focusing on my music since the film. Here to learn more about the craft and equipment, won't probably write so much, mostly here to read and listen 🙂

Short here if anyone want's to see it:
 

 

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G'day everyone,

Mark here. I'm a freelance DOP based in Melbourne, Australia but shooting wherever (or at least, I was until a couple of months ago 🤷‍♂️)

You can check out my stuff on my website if you'd like: www.dreamsmiths.com.au 

I'm appalling bad at social media, but love the socialising and discussion a good forum allows for. The knowledge people are open to sharing on places like this is a huge resource, and one I'm really thankful to Matt and the team for putting together. 🍻


 

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Martin here, from Norway. 

I've run my own small production company for a few years now, and have freelanced a good couple of years before that. I've worked a lot of ENG and documentary, and now using those skills to produce commercial content for most platforms. 

Been reading Newsshooter for almost my entire career, and love the content here. 

Showreel

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I'm the typical/non-typical sort of news shooter; I was a food editor and writer for about 20 years; first at newspapers then at Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

For the last seven years I've been shooting freelance, both video and stills.

I still write and if you need something written I can do it better than just about everyone. 

My showreel

www.richardswearinger.com

 

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Hello Folks,

     My name is Joe Ray and I am a trial attorney and cinematographer of wildlife and wild places here in Alaska...  I also shoot artists/songwriters in concert...  I look forward to being part of your group...  Sincerely,  Joe Ray Skrha

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Jeroen Damen. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Graduated at the Dutch filmacademy in 2005, Sound Design. Worked on major movies, mainly in post also a bit on set. 2006~2012 Switched to doing more and more editing and some light VFX. When Apple's Color came about also as Colorist. I was also directing/ producing corporate commercials on the side quite frequently, usually hiring a small crew: camera, sound, light.

I was starting my production house: 'De Filmboetiek' in 2008. Then came the financial crisis. To survive i was forced to pick up the camera myself, and started learning all i could about camera work and had a very big interest in lighting (still have). Via via i got asked to do a low budget TV commercial. It became a succes, and have made hundreds TV and Radio commercials over the last 10 years, and still going on 🙂

 

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Hello, I'm John.

DP and sometimes director. Based in LA, CA. Here's my website: http://johnmgardiner.com/

I shoot a mixture of work, lots of documentaries, I've worked on several ESPN 30/30 features and documentary series. But I also do a fair amount of music videos and narrative based content. 

I've got a mix of gear to go with my various work. Currently: Alexa Mini, C300mk2, C300mk3, Canon Compact Cinema Zooms and Celere Primes. I shoot stills and timelapse on fuji cameras. 

Happy to find a forum with a lot of talented pros to converse with.  

 

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Hi everyone, Michael Wynne here, I'm a production sound mixer based out of Atlanta, GA.   Active member of the Cinema Audio Society, do mostly narrative TV these days, love learning about gear. 

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Hello.

I’m in academia and making short films for educational use. Some by choice, others because of the pandemic. I use a BM P4k (with an Atem mini For live use) and have an A7siii on preorder for my personal use (low light). 
Looking forward to a relaxed and non-vitriolic forum - hope I’m in the right place!

Best,

TJ

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Greetings from Alaska, my name is Joe Ray Skrha and I shoot Alaska, it's natural beauty and wonderful wildlife as well as live performances of musicians and songwriters. I use a BMPCC 4K and 6K, Canon 5DMK3 with Magic Lantern that allows me to shoot 14bit raw and am looking forward to owning the new Canon R5.  Welcome on board...   Joe Ray Skrha

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Hello from a California that's on fire.

I'm a documentary director that's drawn to stories that inspire awe, especially when it comes to the meaningful moments of life. This was a big year for me as I got my first film in theaters (Free Burma Rangers). It was a big accomplishment for us. 650 theaters in February, and because of Covid shtting down theaters in March it's currently the #1 theatrical doc of 2020. 🤷🏼‍♂️. What a strange year for the industry. Now the film is on Amazon Video.

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I've been directing for almost 20 years: a feature doc on HIV/AIDS “Dear Francis” (Showtime), an early comedy webseries “Lovin’ Lakin” (Hulu - Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin), but my main time has been spent making mini documentaries for nonprofit organizations. www.brentgudgel.com. I did a decade in Hollywood, then several years in Austin, TX, and now I'm back in California near Yosemite. Gear has come and gone over the years and I currently don't have a ton. I used to be quite into gear though. My DP and I inadvertently contributed to the DSLR revolution in '08 when we put this D90 camera test online, several months before the 5D came out. We didn't think anyone would see it - and we didn't even white balance properly - but it went kinda viral in the community because the DSLR depth of field difference was so striking. I definitely never got hired because of that poorly shot video.

It's wonderful to find out about this forum.

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On 8/20/2020 at 5:30 PM, Brent Gudgel said:

Hello from a California that's on fire.

I'm a documentary director that's drawn to stories that inspire awe, especially when it comes to the meaningful moments of life. This was a big year for me as I got my first film in theaters (Free Burma Rangers). It was a big accomplishment for us. 650 theaters in February, and because of Covid shtting down theaters in March it's currently the #1 theatrical doc of 2020. 🤷🏼‍♂️. What a strange year for the industry. Now the film is on Amazon Video.

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I've been directing for almost 20 years: a feature doc on HIV/AIDS “Dear Francis” (Showtime), an early comedy webseries “Lovin’ Lakin” (Hulu - Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin), but my main time has been spent making mini documentaries for nonprofit organizations. www.brentgudgel.com. I did a decade in Hollywood, then several years in Austin, TX, and now I'm back in California near Yosemite. Gear has come and gone over the years and I currently don't have a ton. I used to be quite into gear though. My DP and I inadvertently contributed to the DSLR revolution in '08 when we put this D90 camera test online, several months before the 5D came out. We didn't think anyone would see it - and we didn't even white balance properly - but it went kinda viral in the community because the DSLR depth of field difference was so striking. I definitely never got hired because of that poorly shot video.

It's wonderful to find out about this forum.

Wow, big projects! Congratulations!

D90 vs HVX200... quite a throwback!

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Hey all!

Recently got the itch to start shooting, so snagged up a Sony F3 and found my way here!  Psyched to see all the amazing info on here!

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Hi,

My name is Tim Aylen and I have been a stills photographer for about 30 years and now being forced to switch over to video journalism, as tourism in my region for my destination wedding business has vanished since COVID hit.

I find the information on these forums so helpful and look forward to learning a great deal from the experienced video shooters on here. So I hope you don't mind a few rookie questions.

Thanks.

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On 9/17/2020 at 4:36 PM, timaylen said:

Hi,

My name is Tim Aylen and I have been a stills photographer for about 30 years and now being forced to switch over to video journalism, as tourism in my region for my destination wedding business has vanished since COVID hit.

I find the information on these forums so helpful and look forward to learning a great deal from the experienced video shooters on here. So I hope you don't mind a few rookie questions.

Thanks.

Good luck with your new venture... and ask away away (in the appropriate sub-forum)!

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Melbourne, Australia based. Lived in Tokyo for quite awhile in the past. Very familiar with Mr Naso, my birthday buddy haha Been Moderator on another site for the last 12 years, wont mention here, only as it's probably polite not to. 

Last bit of work. Social style. 

https://youtu.be/BQmtVYyfHUA

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Hi, I’m from Canada just north of Toronto, just north of the hwy 89 snow pillow. Retired (highly recommended) interested in setting up basement vlogging studio.

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Hello everyone! My name is David and I'm a long time Newsshooter reader - first time posting to the forums! 

I've been a shooter/editor for over 20 years. Started in broadcast news, worked in corporate production for a while, and even taught a few years at UCF. 

Currently, I just took a new job in the Orlando area any my new employer is creating their first in-house video production position. 

I spent the last few weeks researching gear and so happy when they approved my budget without any changes! I'm building out a field production kit (hello Canon C300 mkIII!) and a photo kit (to pair with an R5) and we're currently looking at spaces to build a studio - where I'll be leaning towards PTZ cameras since it's just me for now. 

Thanks to the newshooter team for this wonderful resource! 

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Hello all,

I’m Mike, a photographer of 15 years who’s dabbling in filmmaking. I have a particular interest in making social & cultural micro documentaries.

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