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Intro documentary film class

I am looking for an intro documentary film producing class. I have been a professional photographer for several years and want to add a video production component to my skill mix. My near term goal would to be to develop short e-books that have interesting stories coupled with great photography and embedded film clips to enrich the story. I live in Basel taking intensive German until end of April. At that time I would like to find and attend a Documentary film class to learn how to better use my video camera. Sometime in the next year I plan to sell my Nikon D3 and Sony F1000 camera and purchase a Red cinema Scarlet camera.
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Old 24.02.2011, 13:43
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I would be interested in the course like this. I have extensive experience with print and interactive multimedia, and I would be interested in producing documentaries.

Short of an available course, would anyone like to teach?
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Old 24.02.2011, 13:52
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Re: Intro documentary film class

Make that 3. If you come across something, please let us know (and likewise)

I do Digital photography as well as film developing. I also have an edit suite and have made a few films, mostly cat pr0n though.
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mostly cat pr0n though.
Is that where two women fight with each other, and the viewer fantasizes they are fighting over him?
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Old 24.02.2011, 14:03
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Is that where two women fight with each other, and the viewer fantasizes they are fighting over him?
lol. No, i just made a whole bunch of movies about cats and cooking, although not cooking cats - in order to have something to use to learn the Final Cut editing process.
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Re: Intro documentary film class

You guys are too funny!!

I finish up this intensive deutsch class in early May. Would both of you be interested in meeting somewhere to discuss this topic? One initial thought is it seems like we each have some experiences and skills if they were all combined maybe there would be enough of substance enabling us to give a short class, or jointly working on a project of common interest. I live in Basel but could come to Zurich no prob.

For me in summary relatively good behind a DSLR, have some top end wireless audio gear, decent HD video camera, worked enough with Final Cut Pro to be able to edit film clips and have turned a number of those into DVDs for sons school using DVD studio pro and video trailers for websites. (I.e. Be dangerous!)


Not sure where the above thing is going but collaboration never hurts. Thoughts?

And thanks for your responses.

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You guys are too funny!!

I finish up this intensive deutsch class in early May. Would both of you be interested in meeting somewhere to discuss this topic? One initial thought is it seems like we each have some experiences and skills if they were all combined maybe there would be enough of substance enabling us to give a short class, or jointly working on a project of common interest. I live in Basel but could come to Zurich no prob.

For me in summary relatively good behind a DSLR, have some top end wireless audio gear, decent HD video camera, worked enough with Final Cut Pro to be able to edit film clips and have turned a number of those into DVDs for sons school using DVD studio pro and video trailers for websites. (I.e. Be dangerous!)


Not sure where the above thing is going but collaboration never hurts. Thoughts?

And thanks for your responses.

Randy

Hi Randy,

Let's do it. Let's plan a meeting.

One of the new technology developments that motivated me to look into film is the capability of some of the new consumer cameras to shoot HD video. With interchangeable lenses, that gives regular folks a capability that was not previously available in this price range. That means the capability to shoot film with interchangeable lenses under $2k. I think the caveat is that you can shoot for a limited time, and panning motions would have to be limited due to the speed of the CCDs. In any case, you can still shoot visually stunning HDTV.
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I'll inquire and post here.

PSST, you ought to post an introduction before posting on threads. The forum is for people, not corporations. But don't worry, we like meeting people.
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I am looking for an intro documentary film producing class. I have been a professional photographer for several years and want to add a video production component to my skill mix. My near term goal would to be to develop short e-books that have interesting stories coupled with great photography and embedded film clips to enrich the story. I live in Basel taking intensive German until end of April. At that time I would like to find and attend a Documentary film class to learn how to better use my video camera. Sometime in the next year I plan to sell my Nikon D3 and Sony F1000 camera and purchase a Red cinema Scarlet camera.
Thanks, Randy Slagle
I like this idea. Maybe interested in the course & could be useful on the content side as I have worked for the BBC & other media organisations for many years, have interesting contacts (including presenters) & have presenting & production skills myself.
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I'll inquire and post here.

PSST, you ought to post an introduction before posting on threads. The forum is for people, not corporations. But don't worry, we like meeting people.
Hi Phos,
Thanks for the suggestion for doing an introduction. Did one so I'm all good now. As my son says I'm such a neeuub!
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Hi Randy,

Let's do it. Let's plan a meeting.

One of the new technology developments that motivated me to look into film is the capability of some of the new consumer cameras to shoot HD video. With interchangeable lenses, that gives regular folks a capability that was not previously available in this price range. That means the capability to shoot film with interchangeable lenses under $2k. I think the caveat is that you can shoot for a limited time, and panning motions would have to be limited due to the speed of the CCDs. In any case, you can still shoot visually stunning HDTV.
I agree with some of the DSLR cameras with built in HD you can do alot. I have not experimented with HD from a DSLR but have researched quite bit and the primary downside is no high quality audio. However, I have some great audio gear that can be used to supplement that problem. Growing field with lots of accessories to make it easier to film with a DSLR.
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Thanks for the suggestion for doing an introduction. Did one so I'm all good now. As my son says I'm such a neeuub!
That was actually intended for Cinedit.


A firm in Zurich, by the name of Cinedit, created an EF account and posted on this thread. A mod deleted the posts because it wasn't in accordance with EF's Terms of Use.

Anyway, Cinedit can put together a course. If anyone would like to ask them how many students they need for a class, their contact number is on their website:
http://www.cinedit.com/

Sorry, this action item from me fell between the cracks.
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I agree with some of the DSLR cameras with built in HD you can do alot. I have not experimented with HD from a DSLR but have researched quite bit and the primary downside is no high quality audio. However, I have some great audio gear that can be used to supplement that problem. Growing field with lots of accessories to make it easier to film with a DSLR.
I think some of them have basic audio input. I would be interested to know if the video format contains SMPTE time code for audio syncing.
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Re: Intro documentary film class

I'll take Phos suggestion and throw out a suggested block of time for a possible meeting. How about we try to meet the week of May 16th. I am flexible weekdays, evenings, or weekend.

I have two goals. 1. To get better and be more comfortable behind a video camera, primarily for developing documentary types of films (topics still TBD). This could be accomplished by collaboration with others, teaching a class, attending a class, or working on someone else's projects (I said flexible didn't I!!). 2. Complete my skill set allowing me to develop and publish ebooks that have rich media embedded such as video.

So if anyone that responded to my initial thread would be interested in meeting to discuss the two items (or other similar items) please let me know. I could meet in Basel or Zurich.... or other place.. (flexible...Ja). If that week does not work open for other dates.. In the meantime I will contact Cinedit and ask them about classes costs and number of people required to have a class.
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I think some of them have basic audio input. I would be interested to know if the video format contains SMPTE time code for audio syncing.
Not sure about that. Something I can check into this week since I have no Deutsch classes this week Wahoo!
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I would also be interested,have some exp. With video and lighting.The cinedit courses look interesting,keep me in mind if youarw meeting up!!
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Re: Intro documentary film class

Hey guys, I'd be interested in coming along too..have some shooting, Final Cut editing experience, putting together short video packages but it would be good to rustle up the knowledge again. Interested in the course too.
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I am looking for an intro documentary film producing class. I have been a professional photographer for several years and want to add a video production component to my skill mix. My near term goal would to be to develop short e-books that have interesting stories coupled with great photography and embedded film clips to enrich the story. I live in Basel taking intensive German until end of April. At that time I would like to find and attend a Documentary film class to learn how to better use my video camera. Sometime in the next year I plan to sell my Nikon D3 and Sony F1000 camera and purchase a Red cinema Scarlet camera.
Thanks, Randy Slagle
I would be interested in the D3 - if and when you decide to sell it.
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I'd also be interested in something like this. I'm a steadicam operator of 3 years too, and I'd love a chance to get in on the DSLR craze. I also have some friends in the Swiss video production/film industry, so I'd be happy to see if they're interested in bringing in a pro perspective.

A bit OT, but these friends recently shot this video, using only the Canon 5d DSLR cameras!
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Re: Intro documentary film class

would really like to meet with you guys, is this week to soon? am willing to travelas i am based in basel
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