hi, Marc Peter, I'm here now finally. Thanks anyway for your endeavor to set up password for me.
I bought ipad on 2010, it's the best handy gadget for me because i can reading, watching anytime anywhere like recently i'm preparing for TOEIC and i need to pratice my listening and reading, ipad is the best tool for me. For my BF, he loves to play games in subway when we are waiting. I wish you got it already.
There's another dimension to this now. I recently entered a film comp where I had to have a signed form for every recognisable person in the film. So despite the fact it is legal to film in public, the people running the comp did not want Joe Public coming to them for royalties if they ever used my film for promotional purposes. Can you imagine the admin nightmare of a stadium crowd scene?
Yep, they want their ass covered, and they know that the film maker is going to oblige, otherwise they will just go find another film maker.
We are 10 a penny low life now, the days of being revered are nearly over.
Some say anti-piracy was one of the drivers for the move to the cloud
While I've never personally been stopped by a police officer for filming there does seem to be a misconception by the constabulary that it is illegal to film in public, which it most definitely is not. We have a right to film in public under the same rules that the authorities can film us with CCTV cameras in most city centres. Just because they wear a costume doesn't give them any more rights than we have.
Here is an example of what I mean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQT-SZ3U4h8 and here is an explanation by a chief constable that "it's not what we want our officers to do" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCUnxeJZs4.
Taking photos or video has become much more sinister these days because of the so called "war on terror" and powers give to police under section 44 of the terrorism act.
Another attack on photographers is the item Tim posted about people (corporations) being able to use any photo posted on the internet for free if the user "can't find" the person who took it.
For me the civil liberties aspect is a worrying part of modern life. As for YouTube wanting to charge subscriptions for some channels, well that was nailed on as soon as Google bought it. I'm surprised that Adobe have taken this bold step and it will be interesting to see how this works for Adobe users and the company. I wonder if this might trigger an increase in pirate software for Adobe products.
VM I would say my frequencies get messed up due to lack of separation, the more live inputs the worse it gets, naturally. The way to solve that is to analyse those frequencies and manipulate them, or pay someone $75 a song to do it for me, which involves sending stems, which is in itself a lot of effort.
And to keep to post, the same thing happens now in video, colour grading, lighting, broadcast standards etc.
This deep and heavy stuff will always sort the men from the boys, for those artists that are solo and that have to be the jack of all trades, even though all they really want to do is get their ideas produced. The ideas and performance part is only 20% of the process, the other 80% is technicalities and learning curves and research and study, which is not an enjoyable return for the creative person.
Oh yes there are!
I've suffered some dreadful creations, trying deserately to find some thing positive, but fortunately more experienced filmmakers have spoken what can only be described a response to a completly different film.
However, I agree that 99% of "our" films are much better than 10yrs ago and in particular those Analogue days (and we must include sVHS). Before that, "cine" was the preserve of rich gentlemen. . . . 8mm fuzzy footage was possible, yet it was closer to "moving snaps" usually of children looking awkwardly at the camera.
That is not to forget some brilliant efforts, but they were rare mainly due to the huge effort (and cost) needed to complete. Many have become valuable historical records, possibly unforseen by their creators. (to which the World owes a gt deal of thanks, IMHO.)
Stripe: I wonder if you could post some info. on the mastering of audio which has spoiled yr get-up-and-go ?
...( If covered prior, a link maybe )...
This is a good information and thanks for sharing.
If you're into video marketing purposes and not on producing "music video" and other of the same type., then you don't need an expensive camera to produce high quality videos.
I just wanted to share some good content from James Wedmore about the camera he recommends and here it is: HD Video Camera for Your YouTube Videos - YouTube
You might also want to browse his video editing tip here: Video Editing (for non-editors) - YouTube
Hope that helps too! Thank you everyone!
On a parallel with this is the non existent feedback. Time and again I come across groups at all levels (including the very top) where nothing negative is ever said. It's the old 'nothing nice to say, say nothing' philosophy.
And that sucks big knobs, it's not only useless, but it also allows people to get carried away with themselves thinking they are the elite, because no one has brought them down to reality. It's the reason you see shoddy production even at high level.
Personally, I know where my stage of development is, and I know which particular step I am trying to achieve with a certain project. If you take everything one step at a time, and explain which step you are taking, people will lower their expectations and focus on that for you. There is no need to get defensive over anything else because it's not part of your aim.
It's when people try to jump the ladder in one leap that they come unstuck, because then everything gets attacked as a whole, and that just leaves you in a mess. For me, having an entire production accepted as a whole is a long term mission.
Nice little insight. I think the fact that technology is making filmmaking more accessible to more people is a great thing. With video becoming the go-to medium on the web and access to online editing and sharing tools I think we're in the age of the prosumer. it's exciting.
The bar has been raised in so many ways.
Feature films for example, are more special effects than reality now, and people are becoming conditioned to high standards. Produce anything slightly shoddy, and it is dismissed immediately. Accessability has meant a lot of good filming is taking place by the technically gifted, and the media is flooded with good looking photography.
Funny thing is that it isn't always because of the content, but simply due to the presentation.
It's making life hard for me personally, I have ideas I want to make quickly, but now I have to also ensure that these standards are met, which just creates extra effort, which is actually unnecessary, because I'm not trying to be George Lucas, I'm just trying to produce my ideas.
Been through this once with music writing and production, it got to the point where unless my songs were mastered and processed to hell and back, they were not up to scratch. The amount of effort involved in mastering a song is more than the entire creation, recording and mixing process. The result is that I don't bother recording songs anymore.
The same could happen with my filming, however I now notice artists deliberately recording in analogue, and ditching the digital cleansing. As per usual, the old fashioned way is being repackaged and called retro.
I wouldn't mind rediscovering my 'amateur', then I could just get on with things, and produce.
I think this has been increasingly the case since it became possible for everyone and anyone to make and publish videos. 10 years ago you had to devote a certain amount of time to producing a video that someone can watch (on a DVD or CD). So anyone who did so was by nature a hobbyist or enthiusiast. Now anyone can point their phone at something and upload it to YouTube/FaceBook. Everyone is an amateur videographer. So those who devote a bit more time to producing a more watchable product wish to distingish themselves from the "point, shoot and uploader"s and the vloggers so call themselves filmmakers and use the jargon. There's quite a stigma associated with "amateur" and even "hobbyist". I've fought against this for a couple of years on the IAC forum ("Institute of AMATEUR cinematographers") but have grudingly accpted that I'm not going to change the world and no-one wants to be called amateur any more (although my sig there is still"Proud to be an amateur"