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#1 Scott Spears

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 11:39 AM

Hello People,

When I have some spare time, the teacher in me comes out and I make some little video clips to help newbie filmmakers. I've done tutorials on: China lanterns, grip kit goodies, c-stands, lighting units and the latest is on white balance.

Also, I've written some artilces on filmmaking that are on the same web page, so check those out too.

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A little about me; I'm an Emmy Winning DP with 20 years experience with 19 features, tons of shorts, music videos and commerical. I'd do some teaching on the side at seminars, etc..., so that's why I do these clips. To keep teaching and sharing.

Enjoy.

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#2 Rene Brar

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 03:21 PM

Scott,

That's very cool of you. I checked out your videos and articles - it's very helpful to newbies like me who are woking on a microscopic budget.

Thanks.
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#3 Ian Marks

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:51 PM

Fantastic site! Thanks!
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#4 G . Stephen Bruno

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:38 PM

thanks a million, no there is actually a check for a million dollars in the mail, okay no, there actually isn't, but thanks anyway, yet another great resource!
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#5 David Gottlieb

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:52 AM

Thanks for your incredibly valuable advice! I've been looking for cheap lighting solutions for months and after viewing your videos immediately went to a hardware store and found the items you listed at very low prices. Thanks again for your help and I will point others to your site as an invaluable resource for no-budget filmmakers!! (Now I just have to find somewhere with China lanterns ;) )
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#6 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:38 AM

(Now I just have to find somewhere with China lanterns ;) )



Ikea, Pier One and World Market ... to name a few.
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#7 Scott Spears

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:26 AM

Thanks everyone.

Finding china lanterns has become harder as of late. Pier One now only carries colored china lanterns. Target used to have them, but I haven't seen them recently. Ikea still has them, but there aren't a lot of Ikeas. I did find china lanterns at a new agey/head shop in an small college town in Boone, NC, so shops like that could be a source.

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