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  1. Wrong. With all this horrible PC bullshit, this is exactly where things are headed. Milo for president!
  2. Hello Folks, So for example I've seen footage on the net where the image from the C100 Mkii is nice and detailed. And, I have seen the opposite. I recently came across this and it seems to me to be a very detailed and clean image: https://vimeo.com/140112461. Yes it was recorded via a Ninja 2, so I'm wondering if this unit helped and to what degree? Moreover, I understand that there can be many variables that come into play when working towards getting the best out of a camera - lenses and apertures, lighting, etc. I guess I'm wondering what one wants to keep in mind in order to get the best out of a camera like the C100 Mkii? Another question? I understand it, the image has been 'down sampled' to 1080 from a 4k sensor and I even read where someone was saying that because this happens 'in camera' it is the actually equivalent of having a 4k image. Can someone comment as to the 'truthiness' of this? This camera has quite a bit going for it in terms of built in tools that help you work despite the fact that it is having its ass roasted by the competition.
  3. Agreed. But I think that we'd agree that it's still good to have something of a base, even if it's rented. Thailand is wonderful... nice work Robert.
  4. Nice promo piece OliKMIA! It's a little too clean and tidy for my liking... but to think that Trump called it a shithole... was he off. Fuck. I also like the idea of 3 locations so as to keep things interesting... Italy is beautiful but I also struggle with the Italians No time in Spain, but I found the Portuguese are very civilized and well mannered.
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    Vimeo legal blunder leads to $10 million fine in Italy

    Bunga bunga? 8ish?
  6. Absolutely. I haven't had a tv for 30 years... traded it for an internet addiction I guess it depends on just how much one is willing and ready to engage in their new surroundings. But you are right about not fitting in if'n you ever return... which doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing... as long as one has a few good folks around to have a strange laugh with. I believe it's well and understood that so much of the experience we will have shifting to a 'new' land will have to do with how we hold ourselves and participate in where we've moved from. And as much as I like the idea of setting up in a cheap beautiful country and developing a really wonderful drug addiction, I sort of know that this really isn't a way forward... so engaging in the local culture and building relationships is absolutely paramount. Moreover, having something reasonably challenging to do will be equally important as well. I understand that we all have different interests, but I'd be curious who here has their eye on a 'place' that they feel could be 'right' for them, where that is, and why? Anyone? @Márcio Kabke Pinheiro mentioned Algarve. Part of me has joking about moving to Pakistan just to get away from all the uncomfortable 20 something social justice warriors who have made life in the West (particularly North America) so unnecessarily frustrating. I recently started watching Seinfeld as an antidote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YHz493rnLw&feature=youtu.be
  7. Nice thread Webrunner5. I've spent 25 years hoping 40 different countries with long periods in several of them. As Kye put his finger on, I'd say the main challenge is building up a decent group of friends - especially in a world where many seem to be content with social media and their own families. In my younger years I thought I could set up in just one place and hang in, but I began to see that it was somehow better to keep my options open and that meant not owning property unless it's was a base in the country of my nationality, which I've managed. But it does get exhausting always having to hunt accommodation out in the wider world. The challenge is that after so many years in so many places, no place is home... even my home. So I constantly keep an eye out for a place that could work... the trick in going forward is to not get trapped in paradise Cuba gets interesting, highly educated and low crime... just have to wait for Trump's court date and the warming that we saw under Obama can continue. Let's see.
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    What defines your style as a film-maker?

    In L.A. you know what you are looking at when you see it. Here not When Marsellus Wallace and Butch Coolidge stumble into that junk shop... that, for me, is Los Angeles. But who's counting
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    What defines your style as a film-maker?

    I'm in love with the unique place where reality meets fiction, and then blurring that place beyond recognition. For my latest project, I'm on a long haul doc set deep in the bowels of a city (and country) in transition that has a well known reputation for being illogical and often ludicrous. Here, I actively hunt the staggering absurdities of daily life through the eyes and lives of the characters I choose. Herzog, Oppenheimer, Glawogger and Sauper are my heros... pass the green chilis please.
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    What makes a video CINEMATIC?

    Nice to see you folks kept the boxing glove laced up and this thread actually moved a bit... I guess there is no harm in chiming in. As I'm often found working in big dirty Asian megacities, I like having a few goats standing around nibbling on trash next to the camera... I find it the single biggest contributor to creating a 'cinematic' image. The psychology behind it is that having animals around gently lulls people into a gentler almost 'pastoral' headspace that sharply contrast with their new catastrophic urban landscapes... I call in 'goat-mode.' I also like dangling fruit from wires in places where it will no longer grow. Other than that, I'm with DBounce on 'motion.'
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    What makes a video CINEMATIC?

    Nice one Kye. Introspection seems a healthy place to start. More soon.
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    What makes a video CINEMATIC?

    There is a chain of command and protocol on the big shoots, so it's not like Youtubers come in a monkey with that... otherwise they wouldn't be there in the first place. Can someone please start another thread that is actually interesting? Pretty please?
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    What makes a video CINEMATIC?

    Without looking at this guy's work, I wonder how is he free from what he accuses others of? That intro tells me he isn't... bah.
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    C200 vs C100 MKII

    Well said. I hear you on having 4k to crop the image - that would be helpful - but for my personal projects I really have no plans to dump my C100Mk2... I love this horse.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Gulp!
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    - Ok then, have it your way. But how do you handle the weightlessness?
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    No, because I don't meddle in 'other nations affairs'... I'm already in a relationship and I'm monogamous But let me ask you, what's it like living in your mom's basement/ a hard won social democracy, but in a constant state of self-loathing?
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    - As a recovering malcontent, I'm happy to support your child rearing process - Too funny! I honestly believe that you guys were onto something with the sarcastic and borderline-abusive differentiator part... I actually get physically uncomfortable when everything is too 'nice.' Satire becomes much more meaningful to me over the years... I hope the state will issue a pardon and I'll be paroled soon.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    This is upbeat literature. Yep, 60 seconds in the microwave did the trick.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Kids can be fun and playful, and if it were me, I set up a few huge monitors around your main living area that are tuned and triggered by phrases like "how is that rude" and when triggered play random Kafka quotes. Here are a few that seem to fit: You are free, and that is why you are lost. So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Social justice warriors and half baked journalists love this approach... not that IronFilm is either as far as I know. But just for fun, I'm reminded of an insightful and often hilarious interview with Jordan Peterson by Kathy Newman that makes light of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Well said Kaylee, thank you. Now if we could just bring back some of the old hands that were dumped.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    For sure. And their is nothing quite like living amongst a wide range of cultures to get a sense of prevailing mentalities and how things actually play out on the ground level...
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Thank you for that Kai... I know of the situation you describe. I also know that not every refugee is Muslim, but it seems to me that if I were Muslim, I would want to seek asylum in a country that was also Islamic friendly... you know... where my brothers and sisters just 'get' me and my burqa clad wife. Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan easily come to mind as they are not war zones. But somehow everyone seems to want the nations with mini skirts social welfare cheques. How odd. It would be interesting to me if all Germans suddenly moved to bombed out Syria... I'll bet you that within 10 years Syria would be a model state and Germany would be a shit hole. The issue for me is that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and if you have ever sat at length with those who have Allah in the heart and on the tongue, you'll find that things like science, logic and reason often go right out the window. Funny that about religion... and yes the Evangelicals are just as dumb, but they don't blow people up... not yet anyway. I also know that not every asylum seeker is a religious fanatic, and asylum seekers can also be economic refugees. Should the West blame itself for the woes of the world... a little self flagellation? I don't know, sometimes the people get the governments they deserve. And finally, if 2 million Europeans sought asylum in an Islamic nation, there would simply be mass killings. But hey, the West has to somehow be the light... and Germany did have a huge labour gap that they wanted to fill... and so it goes
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