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I'm 23. Started with video midway through high school. I was shooting VHS and editing with 2 VCRs. My sophomore year at college I got on-board with the on-campus TV station at Clemson University. I learned non-linear editing and started filming as much as possible. With all these internet forums, it doesn't take long to learn the basics.
Anyway, now I've got my own company. It's enough to get me some spending money and the occasional new piece of equipment, but I haven't gotten enough steady work from it to make it a full-time thing (I could use some PR help). My goal by the end of the year is to make this a full-time thing and have a few part-time employees working for me. Like a lot of people on here, I'd like to move away from freelance work and get more into narrative filmmaking.
Any other 14 year old's here?
well I'm not an old like you guys
I'm only 28
Number of years (old): 50.147945205.
Number of gray hairs: All black (@0 lux) to some gray (@7 lux) to a lot of gray (@60 lux). Never blond regardless of white balance settings.
25 years prepress experience but was lay off since last November.
Begin editing using the 7 Lb handheld (Sharp Super VHS-C) and the set top VHS (rewind/play/rec/stop/FF/play/rec .... Oops, let's start all over again ...).
Good at both Chinese and broken English.
Life is so boring, always learning learning learning.
Last edited by Charter; 2009 April 25th at 03:51.
born: 1949 (you do the math)
first film format : 16mm
first sound format : quarter inch tape at 15 i.p.s.
first sync sound system : nagra pilot tone
first cameras : arriflex, bolex
first sound recorders : ferrograph, brennel, nagra
I am getting a little tired now, think i need a nap.....!
I'm 31 in a few months and thinking about sending out some applications for a university place in directing. It's extremely tough to get in, though. Sometimes I think you already have to be a great director to get to learn how to direct.
Studio Special Place - Amateurs built the Arc, professionals built the Titanic
Wow. I am just about to graduate 8th grade. I cannot wait till I can start driving. Wait, no I don't. That means that instead of buying equipment it will be going to gas money. Sigh, I think all just ride a Fixie hehehe.
I live in China
I'm 13 and just finishing 7th grade!
Yet I still own an HV30 and Twoneil adaptor.
Other kids my age buy game systems and other video games, I buy camera equipment.
HV30 | Twoneil Adapter | Shrigg Rig | Rode VideoMic
my first non-film camera was a handheld vhs camera that connected to a tote bag that carried the vhs deck...
i was excited when vhs-c came out.
gone through what seems like miles of 16mm and 35mm short ends, and now these days all i shoot is digital and i could not be happier.
I'm 16 and have been into film making for three years now. My friends and I have a small crew going and so far we have had two of our films played on TV and four played on the silver screen (although that's in New Zealand- so everything is much easier down under0. I have made 80% of our crew's camera equipment and our skills have increase dsubstantially since our first film. I only wish I could have as much success with the ladies as I do with cinematography (although to be fair, she is a mistress herself)
Voted ≤19 (turned 12 a few months ago). Can't wait for my first year of highschool... Any other 12 year olds out there?
I'm 44 years old, turning 45 this year. Always been interested in Video and Photography and IT stuff
My first video camera was the JVC GRS707 it was an Super VHS-C Camcorder and it cost me around $3000 and that was a lot of MONEY back then!!
I had a 300$ JVC VHS-C as first camera, then a 1200$ Sony TRV-340 Digital-8 and i'm still waiting on my HV40!
I had a lot of time to improve my stuff and i think i'm ready to play in HD now! Never studied in video or film, but always been fascinated by it. Think this is the place i'll learn the tiny details that will make the difference in my work! Thanks everybody!
I have found that if it weren't for this forum i wouldn't have half the knowledge i have about videography! i feel I'm pretty tech savvy when it comes to video and computers and it all comes from the ability to ask questions and learn from peoples experiences. Im only 15 years old but already i feel ready to go work on a hollywood film production! I just hope that in the near future i find people with the same love of movie making as i have!!! Thank you guys so much for your ever going support and and feedback!!!
btw: its amazing that one little camera/cameras (hv20,30,40) could bring together so many people!
I live in China
I turn 30 in 2 months, so I'm close to SenorKaffe, but He's German so I bet he's smarter than me I have a normal unrelated job that pays decently, with a lot of potential, but I'd be willing to take a break to see the world and get away from the cubicle for a while. The cubicle destroys your body and your soul. I would accept complete homelessness and even death before I return to that lifestyle.
I like to shoot ANYTHING, but editing can be a bitch.
The same goes for Seo, you young cats know 10x's more than I did when I was your age. If you guys continue to go at the pace your going now, you will be successful by the time your 20.
I'm 14!Any other 14 year old's here?
Well... since we're giving out ages here, I'll be 24 in one month.
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I'm 24 and I started with a cheap mini DV cam in jr high/high school, but never did too much. I begged for a vcr for xmas so I could edit videos but I never got it. By time I did, girls were more important than anything so I never got to editing too much. Just thinking back on the whole "play, rec, slow mo, stop, rewind, play, rec" makes my laugh hard. I thought it was the coolest thing to type in text and point back at the tv for cool effects. I wish I knew back then that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I might have went to school more. Now I'm at a crappy job that pays decent enough to pay bills and mortgage and trying to catch filming jobs on the weekends. So far editing has been the funnest part for me. I do love filming but I feel that editing will land me the job of my dreams. Well off to a local studio to pick up 1 TB worth of footage that needs editing "woohoo"!
Follow me on my journey in videography: http://www.coldtwelvemedia.com
what does fifty five look like?
(shows a comically HUGE, three month old image of self)
=not retouched in any way
=dusk, and face-on flash, snapped by a 79 year old buddy,
make..."real life Photoshop" results.
In normal lighting I don't look quite so....
Ried Welch you look a lot younger than Fifty five.
I'm 15 now not 14. I've moved up in the world.
You'll never know if you don't go. GO!