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Jonesy Jones

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  1. This has become a political forum, that occasionally talks about cameras.

    It is way too early to point fingers. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Except in the case of the media. They are the monsters. Either they are causing undo panic here, or their clear history of doing so dilutes a response to a true threat. They have no checks and balances. 


  2. I could use some quick help.

    I have just started using Resolve, basically for the first time. Fluent in Premiere, but complete and total novice in Resolve. 

    I imported some clips and they looked as expected. Did a quick sync and edit. Then imported @Sage's luts into Resolves folder. So, didn't do or add anything to the clip itself. Once I had brought the Luts into Resolve, my clip immediately changed. Not in the media browser, but in the timeline, and I think Master bin. I can't seem to turn this exposure or color correction off.

    Thank you.


  3. 29 minutes ago, fuzzynormal said:

    I can't find any news sources right now that dispute the actual reporting of this story.  Perhaps you can?

    Well... is this another way of saying there is only 1 source? In other words, to dispute... or confirm? 

    The title. Think it’s an accident that it briefly makes it sound like Donald Trump is trying to personally profit from this?

    Though the above is clarified in the first line, there are quotes around large sum of money. Are vaccines on this large a scale usually cheap? 

    Exclusive, and for the US only. This could mean so many things and so easily be spun incorrectly. And the only competing view is given literally 1 word, “wrong”. Like could there be any more an unfair and unbalanced a discussion?

    They are planning to have the vaccine by summer. This factoid alleviates the impression that Trump is trying to snatch the vaccine out of the world’s currently dying hands.

    And then this whole ranking the US healthcare system thing. Have you heard Shapiro’s discussion on this? The ranking is ridiculously subjective to say the least.


    I just don’t. I’m tired of. 

  4. 3 minutes ago, fuzzynormal said:

    It's just context as I was responding to a post about the world wanting a "sweet, sweet AMERICAN created vaccine" and that "the rest of the world has been sucking on the [American] teet."  So, you know, highlighting the contradiction.  There's also a promising vaccine coming out of Saskatchewan.  So eleison's jingoism I thought was a bit much.

    FWIW, it's not just the article that got my motor running.  It's everything.  There's a special situation in my life that makes this pandemic a bit unnerving to me, but that's neither here nor there.  

    No. You were launching from that pathetic article. 

    Can you imagine if one of us dumb redneck Republicans posted something so flimsy?

  5. 1 hour ago, fuzzynormal said:

    I'm going to leave this right here:


    And request OP to respond.  With any luck, the response will be in good faith.

    Meanwhile, all we are left to do as citizens is slow the roll of infection.  Hopefully so hospitals do not have to triage patients due to a rush on their health care services.

    Imagine being an elderly 80+ person that just had pneumonia, you then get hit with COVID and you find out you're going to need a ventilator to assist your lungs from failing under the strain. So, you go to the hospital but you're informed there are no ventilators available for you. Why? Because all the COVID suffering people that are 50+ and more likely to survive get priority. You, 80+ old man with weak lungs, you unfortunately have to die. 

    Keep in mind too that the US healthcare system is ranked 27th globally, so it's not like we have the best resources across the socioeconomic spectrum. And since I'm getting back into politics, why wouldn't we hold accountable people with the power of America's purse to help, yet for weeks actively not helping? Openly mocking the situation or dismissing it because they don't want to accept any responsibility?


    I don't understand this attitude of ideologists to earnestly ignore reality that cuts against their ideals. This era of truthiness doesn't work against the hard facts of nature. You can't bend optics to offset this sort of reality. If someone is making the situation worse, they simply need to be held accountable.

    That's. Our. Job. As. Americans. It's literally our civic responsibility. Maybe it hurts someone's feelings because a guy they champion is being criticized? C'mon. What are we, a bunch of overly sensitive snowflakes now? Have we truly lost the ability to look at a problem directly and honestly in order to attempt to solve it?  I mean, things have been bad, but are they really beyond all hope?  Sad to say, I'm beginning to think so.

    All this might seem out of place on a film making website, but I have a friend who is 80+ and vulnerable.  We've been chatting about making a movie as this unfolds and I'd follow him through the ordeal if/when he gets it.  I've never done guerrilla documentary work before and it seems daunting, but I feel like he and I need something productive to hold onto.   

    Just read the article. Really? This has your motors running? That article was too dumb and obvious for even me, and I always assumed you were smarter than me. 

    Lame sauce. If this imitation journalism is the kind of garbage libs are still being suckered into believing then we are hopeless.

  6. Very beautifully shot. Your direction with what I assume are non actors was done very well. 

    I love the footage from those ff Panasonics. Even though I’m not a huge autofocus guy, I think that is one of the greater features of the mirror less models. Wish they would improve theirs.

  7. 1 hour ago, androidlad said:

    It'll be 10bit H.265/HEVC, 480Mbps IPB.

    Has this been announced, or just rumor? If so this cam will be pretty dang sweet, and that’s coming from a guy who hates Canon. I mean these guys are going for broke. 

    Speaking of broke, I have a suspicion the pricing of this cam will leave us all broke.

  8. So perhaps this is just me trying to put a positive spin on a whirlwind of negativity. But consider that if things do slow to a halt for a bit, maybe it’ll be a chance for literally everyone to stop the rat race for a short period, and rest, and breathe, and focus on what is really important.


  9. So yeah. You’re no longer talking about filmmaking, but a marketing firm. For those with that skill set, or willing to dive in that’s great. Some of us are/were filmmakers. And that’s a lifelong pursuit as it is. I mean just how many hats does a guy need to wear?

  10. 17 hours ago, Oliver Daniel said:

    Depends on the job, and I would advise anyone to think beyond getting a day rate.

    The thing about day rates is they aren’t scalable.  They are based on time, and with only so many days you can work in the week, you can’t incline your income steadily. You could charge more, but then, you’re going to have to be a master specialist to achieve that. 

    If it’s not TV, film or music videos....I advise anyone to not position themselves as a “videographer” or “filmmaker”. Instead you frame yourself as a business solution. Instead of talking about what shots you want to do, you talk about how you will get them a business result. 

    This differentiates you from the over saturated  “videographer” role  - which in fact a lot of the  industry see as “low cost” and easy to negotiate your price down. You appear as a “problem solver” who can grow their business. 

    Also, getting the client to think more about the business result allows you more freedom with the creative stuff! 


    The problem with this is that you are now on the hook for results. And this is another problem I see with video is that there is very rarely a direct roi. 

    Video can be very productive when it is part of a synchronized campaign thrust. So we’d need a solid marketing plan. Is that our job now?

    What am I missing?

  11. A couple years ago I cleared about $50k. Freelance. Not great, but I could survive. I have since moved across the US and started work in another field. Freelance just never felt secure enough to support a family and the trend I see is that, while video is in more demand, people want to pay less for it. But I know that if I kept pushing and hustling I would make it..... but I hate the hustle.

  12. The reason it gets used so much is simple. If you look at a color wheel orange and teal are complimentary, opposites. And opposite or complimentary colors create high contrast of color, which makes them pop, and adds intensity. Any set or pair of complimentary colors has this affect. 

    Now the reason for orange and teal is because all human skin falls into the orange spectrum, making teal the complimentary. Also orange and blue is used a lot, think Avatar. Regardless of the fact that it is used  frequently, these are winning combinations. They pop and add contrast, and therefore intensity. You’ll see this in its extreme in movie posters. It just works. (Though I’m not saying we should always do this.)

    By the way, the opposite of this is using affinity of color which is using colors from the same spectrum. Like orange on orange. You’ll see this a ton in fashion photography. Ignoring the skin tone, you’ll see red on red, green on green, white on white, and so on. It’s a very intentional use of color.

  13. Thank God for Blackmagic. 

    Panasonic was my 2nd fav camera company. It would be really sad to see them exit. It’s hard for me to believe the GH5 didn’t profit. Everyone had at least 1 of those. 

    It also seems really foolish for a CEO to say something like that without being clearer. Consumers of even their profitable divisions could get trigger shy and begin leaving. Profitable divisions could start slipping as well.

  14. If Raven is a precursor, one had better be ready to order immediately and it will be months if not years for the rest of us. Maybe they’re working on their production line.

  15. I still can’t figure out what happens to the rest of Reds cameras. This cam does much or most of what they do. And in some ways more. I mean I’m looking forward to it as well but what’s the catch.

  16. 48 minutes ago, fuzzynormal said:

    Rather, think it could be better and push towards that.

    Except that pushing from my side could result in a loss, in a big way, at least from my perspective. Better to make the best of what I have.

    I think there is too much emphasis and power at the top, including SCOTUS. I think both sides generally agree. I wish more was being done to protect and empower state and local authority. That is the big waste of all this.

    That said, here is what I think happened. Mind you, I have no inside info. But I have no doubt.


    TRUMP’S MIND: My actions and policies have contributed greatly to what’s going on at Apple in Texas. In fact, people will never know what I know about what actually would have happened here if it weren’t for me.

    TRUMP’S TWEET: I just opened an Apple plant in Texas.

    TRUMP’S SOCIAL MEDIA STAFF: Mr President, you do realize the left is going to go bananas over your tweet?

    TRUMP: Yes.


    Would I have said or done as such? No. But I get it. Would I prefer a more noble approach? Yes. But I get it.

    Trump does not, has not, and will not EVER receive any credit or praise from the Liberal media, regardless of what he says or does. He could denounce Christianity, embrace the climate crisis fully, and replace Pence with with a gay trans black woman and he’d still be mocked as a bafoon orange orangutan. In his mind he has to overcome this incredibly clear bias. I don’t necessarily agree with his methods, but I get it.

    I also don’t think he’s a strategist, but his strategy seems to work. Again, I wish things were different, but I get it. 

    You know the following is true. If Trump were to use Andrew’s words and call the Earth round, tomorrow’s headlines would read! “Trump and His Ingoramous Followers are Flat Earthers.” If that happened to you day in and out, how might you begin to respond? What might your tactics become? I know what I wish for, but I get it.

    So is the earth round? Or a sphere? Or an oblate spheroid? One group would understand any of the above as true. The other will lose their minds over over any. And somehow, and only God knows why, Trump seems to win regardless.

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