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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 04:56 PM

http://www.theonion....mp;special=2000
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:04 PM

Ha! You almost had me, but I know you can't spend $75,000.00 shooting a movie with a Canon GL2.

R,
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#3 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:06 PM

It seems like the writers for The Onion have hung out with a few film school kids. That hits a little to close to home.
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#4 Tim Carroll

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:17 PM

http://www.theonion....mp;special=2000


Thanks David, I needed that. :)

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#5 Stuart McCammon

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

That article was too funny - all his parents need to do is spend another $1.5 million and we can hear about the other 20 films he has brewing in his head - watch out Hollywood!
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#6 Joe Sexton

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:50 PM

I need to contact this guy and see if he wants to help me with one of my projects.
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#7 Peter Egan

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:13 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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#8 Paul Wizikowski

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 04:21 PM

I was wondering who stole my script.
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#9 Matt Workman

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:40 PM

I don't find this funhy in anyway.... :angry:
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#10 Josh Bass

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:21 PM

That almost hurts. Too real, too real.
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#11 J. Lamar King

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:26 PM

You know, I've worked for people exactly like that in real life. Including one guy who lied to me, said he was an adult and was still actually in High School! When these people call I tell them that they are not Indie but Amateur filmmakers.

Do you have a script breakdown? No

Do you have a real budget? No

Do you have a schedule that remotely relates to the breakdown and budget? No

Do you have a PM, an AD, a scripty? No

Are your actors and crew available every single day of the production? No

You are an AMATEUR.

Edited by J. Lamar King, 28 July 2006 - 02:28 PM.

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#12 Abel Klainbaum

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:55 PM

I am a regular reader of The Onion, but I have to say that this doesn't sound real...
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#13 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:25 PM

I am a regular reader of The Onion, but I have to say that this doesn't sound real...


What? What on The Onion is real? I mean it's usually based on real events but it is also satire and comedy. I just read an artice about a NASA rocket that burns money into space to test the durability of money. It is a fake article, but it pretty much sums up the goal of NASA, to burn as much taxpayer money as possible.

here it is: http://www.theonion....tent/node/47977
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#14 Bryan Darling

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:37 PM

I love the onion, if only it could replace all the news media...what a better place we'd live in :D
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#15 Robert Hughes

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:43 PM

What if I had to hold down a job, the way these poor souls did? It'd be unbearable. I thought, 'This could've been me.'

Let's hear it for artistic purity. ROTFLMAO! :D
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