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Christmas Goodies!

Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 12:29pm

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Well, my family always opens gifts on Christmas Eve, I got After Effects!!!! I have played all night with this, WOOOOO!! I love this stuff. What did you all get? Any new discoveries?
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 1:59pm

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I got chromator, and a rist band watch, and a new snowboarding jacket, and x-men 2,Hulk,jammies biggrin
merry christmas FXhome!
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 2:37pm

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i got peace of mind knowing i dont have to buy another pair of socks for a year...
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 3:56pm

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I got my second video camera - not that great of one, its a sony handycam - but it is what i have been using basicly, i just wanted a backup camera, and one i could switch angles...etc.

Super duper tripod with all three legs movable, like my first tripod, its just another one for my new camera! SWEET!

Pirates of the caribbean DVD collectors eddition - best movie of the summer!

BRAND SPANKIN NEW PAIR OF AWSOME HEAD PHONES!! THEY WORK SOOOOO WELL AND THEY ARE VERY SNUG!

Some drawing paper - yay!


Also got a fog machine!! (hehe, now i will try that chiller idea) and i also got chromanator

Andrew biggrin

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Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 5:10pm

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cool andrew i have a fog machine also though lol, I Finaly got Chromator lol hugegrin
merry christmas
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 5:26pm

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Well early this morning our family opened up all our gifts. Well my cousins, my bro and I all made the first dash to the present waiting there for me was a Sony MiniDisc player TypeS. Wow its amazing you can take music from your cds, computer and even the tv. Also got some new wigs and other props for my films and a camera bag for when i buy my Canon GL-2 this coming week hopefully. Now later this afternoon off to my grandmother for a second little christmas than my other grandmothers tomorrow for the 3rd and final little christmas...wow i'm spoiled smile
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 6:13pm

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my aunt and uncle got me an e mac and final cut express Yay (thr rich)

then i got









and then i got some cds a new cd player and a few other things
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 6:38pm

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Just make sure you save some of those Christmas dollars up for Chromanator wink
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 6:43pm

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Kick ass kungfukid...Welcome to Apple wink

Heavy Pro tripod- so i can lock down shots for cloning and CG and such.

Studio Monitoring Headphones because when I'm not working on a movie I'm making music

Money for all 3 CSB programs wink

Canta unsure
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 6:54pm

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Merry Christmas to everyone.

I've had a nice day away from the CSB secret base of operations with my family. Got some money and lots of chocolate...

*tim sips some beer

... hope everyone here has had a very nice holiday!!
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 8:04pm

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A Midiman Midisport 2x2!!!! TAHT pWNS JOO!!!!!!!!! Goes great with Reason!!!!! KEYBOARDS 4 LIFFFEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seirously, MIDI KICKS ASS. So do all those awesome synth features.
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 8:26pm

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MechaForce wrote:

A Midiman Midisport 2x2!!!! TAHT pWNS JOO!!!!!!!!! Goes great with Reason!!!!! KEYBOARDS 4 LIFFFEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seirously, MIDI KICKS ASS. So do all those awesome synth features.
can someone translate that for me?
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 9:08pm

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Basically... an adaptor so he can play notes on his synthesiser and write them to a midi file on the computer.

I got:

a Canon i900D (Kiss-Ass) Photo Printer

A 120 gig External HD (Well actually I got it 2 months ago as an early present)

Pi and Requiem for a Dream(Unrated Directors Cut) on DVD

Gift Cards for Barnes and Noble and Media Play

Cash!
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 11:22pm

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This is what I mean:

http://sjhs.stillwater.k12.mn.us/~pugo/xtremekeys.mov
Posted: Thu, 25th Dec 2003, 11:34pm

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cool i want one. better be a good boy and save up until next year crazy
peace out
merry Christmas
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:02am

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A dvd burner
well...I didnt get AE 6 for christmas, but I decided not to sell it and installed it! Its great, and not as confusing as I thought it would be.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:09am

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Wait... Did that make sense? You didn't get it, but you didn't sell it, but you installed it.... O....Kayyy.....

160 GB external hard drive, which will come in handy quite often.
OSX Panther. Noice.
And of course, the inevitable Christmas money from the scattered relatives. Made up what I paid for budget on the movie I'm working on and then some.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:14am

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well, i have a bit of a long list as i have a HUGE family, so here it goes:

From my parents i got:

    A cool black briefcase for college
    The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King game for PS2- which is SWEET!
    A sweet alarm clock with BLUE numbers smile
    A Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King poster, to add to my collection...
    £150 in cash biggrin


Grandparents:

    £30 checque
    Toblerone
    Various chocolate stuff


Schwar:

    Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic for X-Box


Jim (other bro):

    Pirates Of The Carribean on DVD


Jemma (Sister):

    A lego Yoda keyring
    A simpsons clock, where at the end of the seconds hand is a Doughnut, and the Face of the clock is homer, and his eyes move around and watch the doughnut smile


Uncle:

    £20 cheque


Santa:

    A stocking and a sack full of amusing goodies, such as Sea Monkeys, a Star Wars calender, lots of sweets, sand picture thing, all sorts of wonders...


Anyway, hope everyone else is having a groovy crimbopolus!

TMM twisted
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 2:07am

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Aculag wrote:

Wait... Did that make sense? You didn't get it, but you didn't sell it, but you installed it.... O....Kayyy.....
I already had AE 6, and I was going to sell it but instead kept for myself and installed as a christmas present to myself...it makes perfect sense...
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 3:06am

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Yo Yo!

I got skis and bindings...($1100)
500 dollar cheque from grandpa
bad boys 2 dvd
indiana jones box set
50 bucks fron other friends
sweaters/socks galore....

other stuff...

good times good times

now to buy an xbox? or a gamecube? haha

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 4:18am

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xbox, the hottest console on the market right now, that or ps2, NOT gamecube! bleh!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 4:28am

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TMM wrote:



Schwar:

    Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic for X-Box


*Marek wishes Schwar bought him presents... wait... he IS kinda like santa... without him, we wouldnt have awesome new programs to look forward to! yay! wink

Oh, and i got the new tony hawk game on gamecube... and some cash *cha-ching* and... this awesome book called "Real World: Digital Video"... which is basically an "independent filmmaking for dummies" book biggrin
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 5:44am

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jstow222 wrote:

I already had AE 6, and I was going to sell it but instead kept for myself and installed as a christmas present to myself...it makes perfect sense...
Might have made sense if I had known you had it already. Why did you intend to sell it?
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 5:51am

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Yea jstow, the 1st time u posted didnt make any sense at all man. read what u typed again at 1st.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 5:51am

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I'm at the time where I'm the one getting the presents for everyone and nobody knows what to get me (as there are only few things i want - but they are VERY expensive). I don't like petty little things, rather useful things so getting christmas gifts for me is always difficult. Off the top of my head, i got some nice new nylon guitar strings, a bag to carry lots of shit in, some cool book on business, but most importantly, money. Not as much as i had spent on everybody else, but it helped balance the money i spent somewhat. I think there's more from other relatives but can't remember and not all have been able to come (i was working 3-11 today - time and a half pay baby - ya!)
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 5:58am

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3-11??

that SUCKS - you miss xmas dinner!!

i wouldn't work 3-11 on xmas for tripple pay!

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 6:00am

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haha, i would for triple pay. Cuz it would be christmas all over again as soon as i got that check.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 7:54am

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That's an excellent point, CX3
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:39am

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Hahaha none of your guys gifts compare to mine! I got the Adobe Digital Video Pacage ( Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, Premier 6.5, After Effects 5.5) and Studio Mx ( Dreamweaver Mx, Flash Mx Proffesional, Fireworks Mx, Coldfusion Mx)!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 9:20am

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So you wasted your whole Christmas on software...good job maybe next you should actually get some hardware that will make all of that software that most people steal for free worthwhile...

Canta unsure
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 9:34am

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Hey, this isn't a contest tard
I don't think you got software to run on a typewriter. But, I saw someone that got a mac and final cut express. I think that's pretty nice.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 12:03pm

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Hi All,

hope you all enjoyed Christmas.

I got a few albums, dvds etc... I never realised how funny the Office was biggrin
I also got a new keyboard cos my old one was all sticky and had cat hair wedged between the keys, I got myself one of those wireless ones and they're great. Extrememly reliable - Logitech Wireless Optical Desktop MX

I also got one of those water things you find in offices, but a mini desk version. So if I need a drink, I no longer need to get off my ass and goto the kitchen!

I have to say after Christmas I still seem to have pleantly left in my wallet, So I may get a CSB product now biggrin
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 1:10pm

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Is it just me or is all this discussion of what people got, tasteless and innapropriate. Stop gloating about what you got and think of those who didnt... or who have still got family in Iraq or wherever !

We are here to discuss filmmaking and special effects, even though this is the "general chat" forum, you are alienating some members of this board with the "I got more than you materialism"..

Cut it out please... Nuff Said..

P.

(P.S. Im not being the net police here this is just my opinion but I want to keep what respect I had for you guys!)
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 4:23pm

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That's the point - this is the general chat, anything goes.

Jesus man! Don't be such a Grinch! Most of us here are teens/kids, Christmas is one of the best times a year for us. We're all friends here, I think we should be able to brag a bit about our presents. Don't you remeber what it was like to be a kid? I bet at that time you couldn't hold back your excitement on Christmas morning.

And just because we're bragging about our gifts doesn't mean that we aren't thinking about people in the world that are less fortunate than us. That's part of the Christmas spirit to too, giving. I know I gave some money to the bell-ringers.

Lighten up man!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 4:51pm

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Wow you guys really get what you want, well done.

Not many things i need ( expect more hard drives and digi-grade )

What I got was flight sim 2004 biggrin , a cup sleep , lynx body spray. frown

think yourselves lucky.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 5:30pm

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B4 i'll have your cup biggrin Yes, yes we are all very lucky there's nothing wrong with what anyone got all you have to do is take a little time and think about others too. Well put Orion we are still kids Christmas is the best time of the year!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 6:22pm

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Thankyou, discussion and agreement, thats better.. I'll give it +1 to show no hard feeleing about being accused of being a grinch smile I just think that you have some people here who are "saving up for a copy of AlamDV" and others who get given Apple Macs, Video cameras and Copies of Expensive Software for Christmas.. Well, good for you for thinking about others ...

But, It is a discussion forum and we are all entitled to our opinions... So, I can be a hypocrite and join in with the christmas good cheer... What did Santa bring me.. hmm, A Box of after dinner mints, Some Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, Some Bath Towels and a ZX-9R to replace the 5 year old fireblade in the garage.. I guess I have to give that to the missus now..
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 6:50pm

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I got $20. "Hurray".
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 7:17pm

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Who ever it was that says I wased a christmas on software its not true I also got some clothes and 2 xmod cars. Also I have the proper hardware to run all the software a 160 gig comp with a 2.8 pentium 4 processor with hyper threading technology, a good video card and sound card. I dont mean to be a brag but every one was saying what they got and I payed some of the money for my progs and they were off ebay so they were all like half price and sence its pacages I got all the adobe stuff for only 700 usd and it values around 1300 usd. Any way hope you guys had a good christmas...... And hey Im not as fortunate as you think I still didnt get to pre order charomantor!
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:08pm

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Slick, you could have preordered Chromanator if you wanted to... take out a little bit of those progs. and you could have gotten it...

hehe..

Andrew biggrin

PS: Look who got Chromanator! nay nay na na boo boo! tard
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:21pm

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Man! Is After Effects awesome or what? I want it!!!! I got A shotgun mic, cool american flag hightops, AlamDV2, a guitar strap, and $131.00!!

The guy wanting aftereffects (nathan)

P.S. How much is it?
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 8:30pm

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hehe, you have much to learn.

After Effects is between 600 and 999 US dollars, at least according to adobe's site.

Big boys toys = big boys money.
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 9:58pm

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slick wrote:

Also I have the proper hardware to run all the software a 160 gig comp with a 2.8 pentium 4 processor with hyper threading technology, a good video card and sound card. ...... And hey Im not as fortunate as you think I still didnt get to pre order charomantor!
having good equipment and or computer (i have both haha) doesn't mean anything you do is automatically better. Someone could make a better film with a sony handycam than someone with a gl2. The quality of your equipment does not have a "BIG" affect on anyones work.
look at old films - You think they had crazy computers and software for the original star wars? Computers today are faster - doesn't automatically mean anyone can make something equivalent or better.

Still cool to get all that stuff tho. Im happy with my skis haha

-MAGIC
Posted: Fri, 26th Dec 2003, 11:26pm

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I got a new office chair as my old chair was getting a bit soft as I'm sitting at my computer nearly 24/7 biggrin

Treated myself to a new keyboard to help my bad wrist - there was a really cool $250 one but I couldn't afford that so I got like a regular cordless one for $50 - very happy with it, its my first cordless keyboard (magic I tell you).

Got lots of chocs as usual and a nice photo from my girlfriend smile OH YEAH, I found the Karate Kid DVD box set while present shopping so I nabbed that as well biggrin

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas.

P.S. TMM got me some chocs and mini Star Wars lego which I enjoyed making loads - brings back memories smile
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I got.......

A cheap shot gun Mic and a wake board....some juggling balls and solid rocket fuel for my model rockets!!!
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schwar, did you melt down the chocolate and pour it all over your lego men, then animate another lego man licking the chocolate off the other lego man's body? I heard you liked that stuff...lego i mean razz
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All of you go out and buy the El Mariachi / Desperado double DVD biggrin

As many of you are probably aware, El Mariachi is one of the world's lowest budget movies.

The DVD comes with a 'Ten Minute Film School' Feature, in which the director explains how he made the film.
It was one of the most interesting and inspiring dvd features I have ever watched, some of the techniques he used were shockingly creative. He didn't even record sound with the camera, he used a seperate recorder to record all the essential soundfxs and speech which he manually synced them back onto the video.

I won't go into too much detail but It's a really great clip and I'm positive all of you would enjoy it. Infact, I suggest all of you try and see it biggrin

Anyone interesting in buying it, it's available for £8
http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=1806&p=57&c=&g=72

As for the Desperado, I'm saving it for another night and I'll really look forward to seeing how he improved accross the two movies.
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 1:51am

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smile
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After Effects came in a pacage I got with A.E, Premier, Illustrator, and photoshop and all for 700 bucks! So I got all those progs for the price of one.... How you ask? Ebay!
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 2:36am

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TMM wrote:

well, i have a bit of a long list as i have a HUGE family, so here it goes:
Not just that but you got tons from each one!

Oh I forgot to say what I got. Didn't get so much this year cos I am old, but never anywhere near what TMM got! My main presents were a couple of interesting computing books and the indiana jones dvd boxset. I also got some puzzles cos I like having something to do on christmas day when I have to sit around with family and stuff. Atm I am very frustrated with a simpsons mini rubiks cube puzzle which I seem to have got into an unsolvable position. Even the cheats in the manual and online solvers can't do it!

Slick: not to take too much of a shine off your e-bay aquisitions but if they were 2nd hand rather than unopened then that's just as illegal as downloading them off kazza or something! Although you might have just got a very good deal I suppose. And at least you get paper mamuals rather then pdfs, woo.