5 more mins
Mine is don't lend gear.
How about it, blondandfun? 12 hours from bottle to throttle.
The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
I've invested quite a lot in my gear recently, so I'd like to put it to use and make more videos, earning more experience and perfecting my skills while improving my work. I don't think we improved a lot in our last video, but Charlie and I had fun shooting it. I had fun shooting with green screen for the first time, I've played a lot with my work lights and I did a quick sessions of dialog recording yesterday. Btw, I've been impressed ending up doing it with the NTG-2 for dialog, indoor and sat at my computer. It really gave nice results. The sound was cleaner than the ATM-650 and the MB4K (mainly due to the ambient noise from the computer) because of the excellent off-axis rejection of the NTG-2.
That being said, I'm checking with Charlie to take more time and working on a "more ambitious" project, something like 20-30 minutes short for the next year. Just talking about the possibilities at the moment.
Happy New Year to all of you, and best wishes!
I spent the past 3 weeks with my family overseas, where the world is simpler and access to the Internet is not quasi-mandatory.
Erik, maybe this will be the year that I will stop being an absinthe virgin. I have all the information I need.
I photographed their wedding in the very early 1980's, never met them until the actual wedding (her Mom made the arrangements) and never saw them again (Mom picked up the album for them) until years later. I was in Menard at the high school, gear set up on the school auditorium stage and was headed to the principle's office to let him know I was ready to start photographing his seniors. Rounded a corner and near collided with David (the Groom), I surprised him by greeting him by name and he escorted me to the office.
He and Connie (the Bride) had lunch together with me in the school cafeteria and I had fun getting to know them more than I had a chance to at the wedding. After that I saw them each year I came down to Menard to do the senior class portraits. They were dedicated teachers and had a ball serving their community in that capacity. The last time I saw David I was on my way to San Antonio for a military re-union two years ago, I had stopped at a Menard convenience store to gas up and David stopped to run in and grab a cup of coffee to go.
We spent about a minute and headed our separate ways.
He was a tall man, had an infectious grin set in a squarish craggy face and Connie was a very sweet good natured gal. He was 69 and she 62, lives much too short and the world will be a dimmer place without them.
So far the State Troopers think fatigue might be a factor, the other driver was flown by helicopter to a hospital here in San Angelo.
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I am a reforming videomaking addict
Here in Helsinki, just a few days ago, a 25-year old driver killed an 11-year old girl. Hit & run, to boot. He had 2.5 parts per thousand of alcohol in his blood (that's 0.25 %), five times the legal limit...
He had been sentenced with five prior drunk-and-drive offences, the last sufficiently long ago that he had regained his drivers license. Now, there's a discussion going on in Parliament on how to prevent cases like these...
He told his family, and they phoned the police after he got home.