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    Like Phil, I've also said this numerous times before, and I'm not popular for saying this either.Have you actually gone out and tried to produce something? As in, write a script, turn it in to a sh...
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     It certainly seems to be the most popular 'pro' level camera at the moment. And Arri have just released a new 'studio' cage for it which looks to solve a lot of the issues of using it in an A...
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    You can only learn so much from books and the internet. If you are passionate about learning and improving, move to NY or LA and keep working. It'll take time to meet people and network but it will...
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  • For Sale: Angenieux DP Optimo 30-80mm T2.8 
    Hi there,  I have for sale two Angenieux DP Optimo lenses (PL mount, 30-80mm, T2.8). These top of the range, lightweight zooms are in excellent optical and mechanical condition. They...
  • Measuring the Tint of Lights 
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    Thanks Matthew - Please beware of scammers both selling and buying!
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  • Bolex EBM setup to record Audio on the film while shooting... 
    Thank you Brian, I had not heard those words is decades!!!

 
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