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    HelsinkiZim reacted to IronFilm in Ever wondered about the history of screen writing? Wonder no more!   
    I stumbled across this interesting article and thought I'd share it, something non-gear related for an odd change! ;-)
     
    http://www.screenplayology.com/content-sections/screenplay-style-use/1-1/
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from andrgl in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Liam in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Inazuma in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from kaylee in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from JazzBox in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Adept in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from sanveer in A Success Story to Inspire Us All   
    I make no claims to knowing the guy, being a part of anything other than being his fan for the past 3 years.
    He introduced me to blackmagic, because when I searched for blackmagic in 2014 his vimeo channel came up all the time.
    He started with, if I remember, the pocket and then moved on to the cinema camea. He built his own light systems and taught himself pseudo 3d animation to complete his money shots. His talent was his wife. Who, if I remember, was a painter or photographer, I don't know, but she was not shy. Yes, it sounds like a 'latching on to success' post, but really, I thought he was very strange. But I wathecd all his early videos like a hawk because he had, what we call, 'talent'. He got hired by some agency based on his shorts and I thought he was gone. Then a week ago I see  promo for a film BASED ON HIS SHORT.
    To me, he is an inspiration.
    His movie is trending worldwide, its called Lights Out. Look through his videos to find his inspiration.
    Here's the profile https://vimeo.com/dauid
    Try to watch his behind the scenes if you can where he gets a bit nuts with piping and hardware lighting.
    We should support him fully!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from OliKMIA in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Hans Punk in Kessler Crane Second Shooter   
    I recently ordered a full spec Dynamic Perception 3 axis rig...did a lot of research into Kessler/ Edelkrone and found the Dynamic Perception setup to be way more friendly for customising (open source) and a much better fit for my needs. I've built my own focus motor, which i can easily patch into the system (yet will have to loose 1 axis when using it - as current NMX controller only supports 3 channel). Apparently in the near future, they will allow multiple NMX boxes to be daisy chained, allowing theoretically unlimited motor channels to be controlled via app software, or when tethered to tablet/pc running the more featured Graffik software.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Ricardo Constantino in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to mercer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    You can't ban Zack Goidwin for playing the lighthearted doofus and not ban ES for being an international criminal. That would just be ridiculous. 
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Ed_David in EOSHD Community   
    Wow man, thanks - that just made the whole 14 hour exercise of this make it all worth it, when I could have been spending the time finishing my short film.
    Thank you thank you!
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to mercer in EOSHD Community   
    Nice sentiment Helsinki, but iamoui was in the thick of it, following the entire thread, and commenting accordingly. I agree with you though, Ed_David is "fucking nuts" and I'd rather have him with me than against me. Him and his Hipster Mafia gets shit done. Btw, I coined the phrase Hipster Mafia and I think it would be a hilarious short for Ed to make deep in the bowels of Williamsburg. I only ask for a "story by" credit.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Michael Coffee in EOSHD Community   
    To quote from Game of Thrones
    “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
    How dare you recline in your sofa/ coffee shop/ bedsit and lambast Ed David for having a pair of balls. Not only is he rocking a heavy copper pair, he also gave you a lesson in storytelling.
    What is it you loved so much about Serial, or Making a Murder?
    Haven’t heard or seen those, ok, let’s spread the net…
    Why did you love the Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, the Wire?
    Ok, you’re still lost…
    Breaking Bad?
    It’s because in real life there are no good guys and bad guys. To try and bookend this episode with your own view of the world and how it should be will always make you a shitty storyteller.
    Yes you can make your money knowing everything about a camera spec and DP for someone, but you do not understand the complexity of emotions in real life drama that unfolded before your eyes. You went through the emotional roller-coaster, you just wanted to wait until the dust had settled before taking action. That's the difference between art and criticism.
    Where were you when you could have put your cards on the table many times during the episode? Where was your defense or attack?
    Michael Moore said that the most important thing a filmmaker can do is to find an opinion and fight for it, it doesn't matter what side its on. The honesty as you work through your honest emotions is what everything is about. Werner Herzog was a bit more enthusiastic - he said you must stare death in the face (I think he had the same general jist - be honest about your own humanity).
    Where were you when all of this humanity was unfolding? Anger, sadness, remorse, arrogance (defensiveness?) and full circles over and over again...
    Oh, youre here now, book-ending and categorizing the winners and losers.
    Those are the cheap seats.
    Ed went through so many stages of emotions, and at each stage he gave us such honesty that it is ridiculous that you sat at your desk for a week and still feel you have a right to pass judgement.  he showed it all…
    ... in defense of YOUR community... our community.
    For that, I will always remember a one Mr. Ed David.. that filmmaker in New York who fucking loves this racket we are trying to make it in.
    ... and he will have your back if you get screwed...
    ... and he's fucking nuts.
    Go find someone like him on any other forum. I dare you.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Ed_David in EOSHD Community   
    To quote from Game of Thrones
    “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
    How dare you recline in your sofa/ coffee shop/ bedsit and lambast Ed David for having a pair of balls. Not only is he rocking a heavy copper pair, he also gave you a lesson in storytelling.
    What is it you loved so much about Serial, or Making a Murder?
    Haven’t heard or seen those, ok, let’s spread the net…
    Why did you love the Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, the Wire?
    Ok, you’re still lost…
    Breaking Bad?
    It’s because in real life there are no good guys and bad guys. To try and bookend this episode with your own view of the world and how it should be will always make you a shitty storyteller.
    Yes you can make your money knowing everything about a camera spec and DP for someone, but you do not understand the complexity of emotions in real life drama that unfolded before your eyes. You went through the emotional roller-coaster, you just wanted to wait until the dust had settled before taking action. That's the difference between art and criticism.
    Where were you when you could have put your cards on the table many times during the episode? Where was your defense or attack?
    Michael Moore said that the most important thing a filmmaker can do is to find an opinion and fight for it, it doesn't matter what side its on. The honesty as you work through your honest emotions is what everything is about. Werner Herzog was a bit more enthusiastic - he said you must stare death in the face (I think he had the same general jist - be honest about your own humanity).
    Where were you when all of this humanity was unfolding? Anger, sadness, remorse, arrogance (defensiveness?) and full circles over and over again...
    Oh, youre here now, book-ending and categorizing the winners and losers.
    Those are the cheap seats.
    Ed went through so many stages of emotions, and at each stage he gave us such honesty that it is ridiculous that you sat at your desk for a week and still feel you have a right to pass judgement.  he showed it all…
    ... in defense of YOUR community... our community.
    For that, I will always remember a one Mr. Ed David.. that filmmaker in New York who fucking loves this racket we are trying to make it in.
    ... and he will have your back if you get screwed...
    ... and he's fucking nuts.
    Go find someone like him on any other forum. I dare you.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from kidzrevil in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    10 bucks for that Brooklyn one that puts you buy the shake shack.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from kaylee in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    10 bucks for that Brooklyn one that puts you buy the shake shack.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Ed_David in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Jeez man, Ed, get out of this situation. It all just stinks. There is a seat for you here on the sidelines.
    These messages sound crazy, seriously.
    Extract yourself and rest easy.
    The male version of the Lolita scam is going on now. You just gotta open your eyes.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Ed_David in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    The minimum wage in Egypt - well for a housekeeper is $150 a month.  A kid in college probably makes around $50 a month.
    http://sites.miis.edu/educationinegypt/files/2013/05/CIEsalaryEgypt.pdf
    So the "scam artist" made at least $750, which is 5 months salary for say, someone working at McDonalds in Egypt.
    That's a lot of money for a scam. And it's possibly more - if there are other victims who haven't come forward yet.  
    In America, monthly minimum wage is $1100. Ten times as much.
    So with this logic (and correct me if I'm wrong) - the scam artist made about $7,500, based on standard of living in Egypt (rough estimate) 
    That's a lot of money.
    $7.5k, especially if the scam artist was young and poor.  And let's say there are two more victims - that's easily a cool $10,000 USD.  For a young kid , damn that's a ton of money.
    If you had that opportunity, you were really good at English, and smart and tech savy, would you feel the temptation? Especially if you tell yourself that you are ripping off greedy rich Americans who should know better?
    I can see the motive.
    Especially if I was young and needing money.
     
    My final question is:
    1.  The SLR magic rangefinder?  It was from SLR Magic or someone says that wasn't true?
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from mercer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    So the penny begins to drop for Mr Mercer.
    The ES poster has a sense of humour at least. It's all fake to them so they are engaging with us. They know their forum credibility is shot. They are just going to drag along this payback story so it doesn't progress to THEIR authorities. But we can all have fun now, no?
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from jonpais in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    We will have it all. I am literally making the widescreen hand formation right now. We will have it all! Screw royalties. Those suckers will be paying us for exposure!
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from jonpais in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Dude, you didn't watch it. Shame.
    Here is is again.
    It answers all of your questions.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Lee Kelly in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Some people seem to be able to consider these sorts of crimes soft. Its a faceless crime in many ways. The thing is, internet crime and this kind of theft is cowardly but just as harmful as having someone sneak into your house while you are sleeping and taking something from you. He may not have bonked you on the head and stolen something from you but he still stole something from you.
    Seriously, its on the news too often how many poor naive lonely usually elderly people are scammed in a similar way out of countless sums of money. Sure, some part of me thinks if youre naive enough to believe someone on the internet and give them all your money then what do you expect, but at the sametime on the other end is a sly scheming ripoff merchant who has premeditated the scam without issue. In this case that same person has then taunted the victims because they thought they would get away with it.
    As far as I can tell, the image we have of this guy might very well not even be who we are talking about. How deep does it go and across how many different platforms? The FB and IG accounts could be just as fake as anything else.
    Maybe I am a dick for believing in justice. Maybe if a 'kid' is taught a lesson early on, they might remember that kick in the arse and think twice about doing it again.
    He stole from people and taunted them about it with arrogance.
    I hope that it is not actually some kid in a jam who made a mistake and is now feeling like his world just ended because as I did say in an earlier post, the whole internet thing is not worth killing yourself over. I 100% promise every one of you that you are never likely to deal with ES in a professional fashion within the film industry and if you did, it wont be something that you remember and affect his career in any way. The internet never forgets as someone said just up there, but the internet is also the quickest medium for gratification and just like you swipe left and double tap, within seconds something else fills that little hollow space between your ears. I bet you cant even remember the name of the person who started this thread without looking at page one. People barely remember important milestones in history let alone some quick buck camera forum scam.
    For example;
    What year was Kennedy shot?
    What year did the Titanic sink?
    When did Princess Diana die?
    Who was Prime Minister of Australia 3yrs ago?
    Who owns the Star Wars franchise?
    What year did 911 happen?
     
    plenty of you and me will not know the answers to many of these questions off the top of our heads and these are SIGNIFICANT moments in history. ES is a teeny weeny nothing. A teeny weeny scam artist and fraudster but still nothing.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to tweak in 7D Mark II RAW or Micro Cinema Camera   
    Mark iii can shoot 1080. 7D gets close enough to 1080 in my opinion. If you shoot anamorphic you can also shoot above 1080 with 7D in 4:3 mode.
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