• Now i know there are a fair few film and TV technicians on here and also a good number of directors, agency people, film students and other people from the 'creative industries'(sorry) around as well so i thought somewhere to post on the forum could be useful.

    There are often posts from people looking for people to come shoot something last minute or in need of equipment and advice so if it could be used as somewhere for people to go with their questions and requests from like minded people rather than on shooting people, mandy etc.

    As a clapper loader with 4 years experience working on low budget features and TV dramas moving up to focussing and going through the usual early year under employment phase it would be good to find anyone shooting a cheap ass music promo who needs crew to gather more experience and similarly if anyone needs to know how to load an Arri 416 mag, lace a Panaflex or set a Red camera to ramp from 25fps to 100fps (or other such random questions) then maybe these questions could be answered by someone on here. Similarly if you want to get some problems of your chest somewhere that your colleagues are most likely not going to be looking or you have a daft question about invoicing and freelancing then maybe you will get some sympathy and guidance(or epic ribbing)from the forum.

    Cheers

  • Omar, nice thread. As a newly minted freelance promo director it's good there is a place I can aske stupid media questions and also see if I can grab some people for small beer for personal projects I've got rollin around in my head..

    Anyone need any info on making television promos let me know, worked at the beeb for a decade and now doing bits for discovery, espn and eurosport, and hopefully others if I sort my showreel out.

  • work in small post hous have acsess to hd cam - hdcam sr as well as the regular other bits, avid not much on FCP, happy to help where i can, dubs lay offs, reconditioned stock (mates rates..beer!)

  • Good stuff, lets hope it can be useful to someone....

  • Go on then, first test for the thread.

    A friend of mine is a fantastic artist. He works as a concept artworker for a pretty big feature production company. He's very creative and has a lot of great ideas. He's just written a script for a short which he's been banging on about for about 2 years. When he first mentioned it to me I was really keen. The idea sounded great and I expressed an interest in producing it (I've produced music videos and short films in the past but am currently a news producer of sorts.) He sent me the script last night and, without beating around the bush, it's shit. It's really, really, really shit. It's like I imagine the treatment for the Rebecca Black 'Friday' promo to be. But maybe a bit worse.

    Thing is, he's very self concious about it. And very self-aware about the fact that it's taken so long as he's been trying to get it right. How do I either A. go about subbing it to something I'd feel comfortable producing (because the heart of the story is still a really dark/funny and original idea) or do I tell him to re-do it?

    When I've received scripts and treatments in the past my reaction has been more like: "lose this line, more of this, reword this". This will require a complete rewrite but I don't want to make the guy feel like shit and put him off.

  • Does he want to direct it as well? Maybe persuade him that by getting the script finessed by someone else he can focus more on the 'look' of it.

  • I like it. You're hired.

  • Sort of related to this topic I do animation and motion graphics, storyboards etc. From time to time I need stuff dumped to tape. Good to keep an eye on this thread.

  • oooh. I graduated doing Digital Arts @ Kingston.

    Looking to get my foot in the door at a motion graphics studio, or get my freelance career started by working on projects free of charge.

    Willing to work for free not cheap.

    c0nartiste.nu - this is my blog/website/portfolio

    My main weapons are - Cinema 4D, After Effects & PFTrack.

    It'll be good to meet and keep in touch with like minded people. :D

    Rich

  • gonna ressurect this one a friend I used to work with is doing a call for graphic designers for the agency he now works at..

    if you are suitable go ahead and show them your stuff

    http://www.dixonbaxi.com/3296

    Senior Designer - Branding/Design

    We are looking for a highly talented individual with multi disciplinary design agency experience. It requires an ambitious and driven creative to work with some of the Worlds most interesting brands.

    The person will be an intelligent, decisive and ideas led creative who can design across a wide range areas. Experience required includes brand building, rigorous design, innovative thinking and delivering at the highest level.

    Skills required:

    • Strategic thinking

    • Rigorous design sense

    • Creating inspiring presentations

    • Writing proposals

    • A good people person

    • Original thinking

    • Passion and drive to be excellent

    • Skills across all areas of design

    • Adaptable

    • Able to work on high profile projects

    For the right person it is a career defining opportunity.

    Senior Designer - Broadcast Design

    We are looking for a highly talented individual with extensive broadcast design experience. It requires an ambitious and driven creative to work with some of the Worlds most interesting brands.

    The person will be an intelligent, decisive and ideas led creative who can design across a wide range areas in TV and digital extensions. Experience required includes brand building, deep understanding of TV channel design, innovative thinking and delivering at the highest level.

    Skills required:

    • Strategic thinking

    • Rigorous OSP knowledge

    • Creating inspiring presentations

    • Writing concepts

    • A good people person

    • Original thinking

    • Passion and drive to be excellent

    • Skills across all areas of TV design

    • Adaptable

    • Able to work on high profile projects

    For the right person it is a career defining opportunity.-

  • I'm an MCR engineer at Television Centre. Not looking forward to getting a job when we close!

    Any technical questions, fire away!

  • I do a good line in biro drawings of cocks and I can eat crisps really quietly when needed.

    i supply my own teabags and I've got two pairs of trainers under the desk.

    be honest with me.

    Should I apply, Corny?

  • have no idea luci, I'm no designer meself, just spreading the word in these straitened times..

  • I do a good line in biro drawings of cocks (• Creating inspiring presentations) and I can eat crisps really quietly when needed (•** Adaptable**).

    i supply my own teabags (•** A good people person**) and I've got two pairs of trainers under the desk(• Strategic thinking).

    be honest with me.

    Should I apply, Corny?

    .

  • ^That's decided it.

    I'm cracking out my green crayons and I'm gonna draw the most beautiful C.V. they've ever seen!

  • I've just bought a Barbour jacket. Any jobs going where you can pretend that you know what you're doing? I have experience in walking around the set back home - everyone knew me, but were not sure what my duties were. Good times.

  • I've just bought a Barbour jacket. Any jobs going where you can pretend that you know what you're doing? I have experience in walking around the set back home - everyone knew me, but were not sure what my duties were. Good times.

    I have seen this so many times on location for real EEI.. Once saw a sparks pick up a 575 and walk it to the other side of the studio.. Stop. Talk. Point. Pick it up and walk it back to where he started from. He repeated this for 3 hours

    Your problem is that the Barbour jacket over qualifies you.. It's all about a North Face puffa vest nowadays.

  • Everyone is working on bond now so there should be lots of work about for down gilet wearers

  • I like teamwork. That's why I like rigging. The only problem is - - I gave up smoking, so there's nothing much to do when you work as a team.
    The rule is = who doesn't smoke - does work.

  • I'm not sure I can offer to help with anything advertised on here so far, but I thought I'd give everyone a heads up as to who I am and hopefully something will come of it.

    I am currently in my second year studying Broadcast Operations at Ravensbourne. I am trying to gain experience in all areas of TV production and would love to help with any projects anybody has at the moment. I am more interested in the operations side of things than production (with the aim of eventually becoming a camera operator) however I enjoy everything to do with TV production, am very enthusiastic and I would love to get involved with working in a professional environment.

    I have experience with many broadcast cameras including Sony HDC1500 HXC100 DSR570
    Panasonic HPX 371 HPX 500 HDX900.

    Also, being a student, I am fairly flexible on time so if you have anything that you think I could help you with please let me know.

    Thanks, Jack.

  • I do a good line in biro drawings of cocks and I can eat crisps really quietly when needed.

    i supply my own teabags and I've got two pairs of trainers under the desk.

    be honest with me.

    Should I apply, Corny?

    In draw he really means trace

  • For those that have an interest in film production this really is very, very interesting (Red Epic cameras on The Hobbit).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-3i1plo­R4&feature=player_embedded#!

  • Anyone know any camera operators in Vienna (or crew hire firms)? Crewsfornews are quoting me 750 quid a day for a 2 day shoot next week. For that I could rent kit here, fly there, hotel for 3 nights and shoot myself (not like that). Which is actually what I've been asked to do - but I don't want or have time to. Surely Austria has cheap ops? Help!

  • Have you tried Shooting People?

  • Have you tried Shooting People?

    That's how columbine started.

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