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Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:12pm

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it seems that everyone here has a 1000+ dollar camera...how can u people all afford this. the most i could come up with was 700 and i bought a sony dcr-trv38 which seems fine for the amateur stuff i do. i dont make advertisements or anything like that for business, so why would someone spend 1,500 dollars for a camera just to make some short movies once a month tops?
(i do realize there are people without expensive cameras as well)
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:14pm

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because parents are gullible razz
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:15pm

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People just save, im saving at the moment for a new camera and some other stuff i want for a future production i want to do. Thats what im guessing but then again some people might just be stinking rich (damn them) wink

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Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:18pm

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Or, they get their parents to let them use their Digital Camera which is equipped with high quality video recording features. wink
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:26pm

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it seems that everyone here has a 1000+ dollar camera...how can u people all afford this. the most i could come up with was 700 and i bought a sony dcr-trv38 which seems fine for the amateur stuff i do. i dont make advertisements or anything like that for business, so why would someone spend 1,500 dollars for a camera just to make some short movies once a month tops?
(i do realize there are people without expensive cameras as well)
I think your tarring everyone with the same brush there. There are people of varying age ranges on here and of different professions.

I'm 22 and in my final year of University doing a media course. I recently aquirred a +$1000 camera. I didn't pay for it, however my parents did as a loan which I intend to pay back when I am earning.

I don't just use my camera for making small films though, I use it for all manner of other things. Holiday videos, doucmentry pieces, putting together videos of events for myself and friends. When I've finished university I am taking a year out and I plan to spend a few months abroad snowboarding and I am planning to use my camera to put together some films while I am out there... pherhaps make back the money I ow my parents for the camera.
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 5:56pm

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save save save
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 6:31pm

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Four years ago, the only camera I had was a Hi8 camcorder.
Then, finding out we had a baby on the way helped justify to the Mrs. that getting a miniDV would be important. wink
I used that ZR25 (sells for like $200 on ebay these days) to shoot my fan film project. Worked great.

The reallly cool thing is that the fan film work helped me sell my first paying video gig, which covered the costs of all the gear and software I'd purchased to date and gave me a jump start on saving for a new camera.

After another several months of savings, I got a GL2 and the ZR25 has become a tape deck with a lens. smile

All one step at a time....it literally took years to get to the point of owning a GL2. Start with what you can afford, make the most of it, and the bigger guns will come in time.

Have fun.
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 6:42pm

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I am the owner of Wayne Enterprises, and the heir to the Wayne fortune, so yes, I'm loaded.
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 8:41pm

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I have a job and am currently saving for a GL2, because I keep getting these great video ops. So yeah, if you want it bad enough, wait and save.
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 9:03pm

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I worked out a deal with my parents.. My camera costed almost exactly 1K, minus extras (extra battery etc).. so as a Christmas gift, they covered half the price of the camera, and I had enough of my own to cover the other half.. And I also didn't get much else for Xmas or my birthday that year. wink

-Xel
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 3:27am

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I saved since 1999! I dont have one yet but I have the money. Also, in June im allowed to work so within 2-2/1/2 months you can make about 2 grand.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 7:46am

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Yeah, I'm single and have worked full time for the past 6 years, so all my money is mine miiiiine! razz

/me hugs his 2 macs, 3 pcs, XM2, DV bridge and various other paraphenalia...
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 11:48am

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Well,

I think the best strategy IS to save up your money. I'm doing some work over the summer, which could help me by maybe $200, and then on my 14th birthday I'll get a ton of money from relatives, problably at least $100, and then my parents will defienetly chip in around $100-200 dollars. So, I'll have at least $400, and a lot of good MiniDV's are around that price.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 2:27pm

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Also, in June im allowed to work so within 2-2/1/2 months you can make about 2 grand.
What !? HOW, might I ask, can someone your age own 2 grand for a bit of work biggrin
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 2:42pm

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Brettsta wrote:

Also, in June im allowed to work so within 2-2/1/2 months you can make about 2 grand.

PEACE OUT
WHAT!?!?!?! That is a teenager's dream job. I want it.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 2:49pm

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Minimum wage is 5.15 in ny, and I think a bill is being written to increase that to $6.75 an hour. Anyways, say one were to work for like 5-7 hours a day. Times that by minumum wage to get the daily earnings. Ill use 7 hours for an example. It equals $36.05 a day. Multiply that by a week, 5 days and get $180.25 a week. Now you can buy alam and chromanator wink. Take that number, multiply it by the number of weeks in that month, lets say around 4.5. Thats $811.13 a month. Multiply by two, for two months and get $1622.25 for two months. Two and a half months makes $2027.83. I rest my case wink

If minimum wage is increased to $6.75, then for two months it would be $2126.25, and for 2.5 months, it would be $2657.81.

Brett OUT!
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 3:02pm

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Oh. Hmm though for me the proble misn't working, it's getting the actual job. I live about 20 min car ride away from the nearest mall, no restaurant near here hires peeps younger than 16, there is a waitign list to be paperboy, and my mom doesn't want me to mow the lawn because nearly everyone has automatic sprinkler systems and stuff, and if I break one she has to pay and bla bla. So I'm pretty much at the mercy of hwo much my parents give me biggrin
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 4:07pm

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Hey I use a Hi8 and Im saving up for a gl2 got around 400 bucks saved and my parents said they would pay the rest if I got all A's in school.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 5:40pm

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obviously brettseta you're not counting taxes. i think u lose around 16-20 percent from them. and obviously people would be spending some money as they worked. i do.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 6:03pm

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Not all people "make movies every once a while for fun". Some are doing it to earn money or want to do it to earn money. Therefore you need good equipment...
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 6:09pm

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Denise CookXClam wrote:

obviously brettseta you're not counting taxes. i think u lose around 16-20 percent from them. and obviously people would be spending some money as they worked. i do.
tax isnt nearly that much!
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 8:13pm

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Slick wrote:

Hey I use a Hi8 and Im saving up for a gl2 got around 400 bucks saved and my parents said they would pay the rest if I got all A's in school.
wow! I've saved 400 bucks too and am getting all A's in school in the advanced classes, but my parents aren't helping me at all.. sad
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 4:55am

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Brettsta wrote:

Denise CookXClam wrote:

obviously brettseta you're not counting taxes. i think u lose around 16-20 percent from them. and obviously people would be spending some money as they worked. i do.
tax isnt nearly that much!
Oh yes it is, brettsta, yes it is!
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 6:20am

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I dont think it is. I even asked my parents, they wereent sure what it was, but said it definately under 20 percent. whatev, you still get money
Posted: Mon, 3rd May 2004, 11:08pm

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evman101 wrote:

Brettsta wrote:

Denise CookXClam wrote:

obviously brettseta you're not counting taxes. i think u lose around 16-20 percent from them. and obviously people would be spending some money as they worked. i do.
tax isnt nearly that much!
Oh yes it is, brettsta, yes it is!
Yes it is. On top of that, you won't necessarily be working 5 days a week. Thats expecting a lot if you're not working now. So is expecing a 7 hour day. Do you even realize that you're counting for a 35 hour week?? Thats a lot if, as I assume, you are going to school. Additionally, you'll lose even more hours in your first two or three weeks while you are in training. So make it four months, assuming you don't have expenses like car insurance to pay (like i do sad ) and then i'll believe you. (btw, minimum here is $7.05 biggrin )
Posted: Mon, 3rd May 2004, 11:35pm

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Well, theres no school in the summer, so no need to worry about that. If tax is that much than, well that will definately take some away. Whatever...
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 3:37pm

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Also, to answer your questiion with the same grammatical flair with which it was asked, "no, we not loaded"
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 7:54pm

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well also someone would have to be pretty devoted to their videography if theyre willing to spend a lot of money on a camera. i can understand if they use it to make money or just make a lot of movies, but spending 1500 dollars on something to make a few movies a year is a lot. i spent 600 on my camera, and im planning to not only use it to make some good movies but as enterainment next year in college (parties etc.).
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 8:19pm

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I guess buying an expensive camera wouldnt really be needed for that kind of stuff, but i spent $2,600 for my vx2100 kit, and ive made nearly double that with the camera in the past year.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 9:39pm

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Tax? I don't think tax is that much of a problem depending on your job. For example, I get full money from one of my clients who owns an organization. I got about $500 for one job, no tax deduction. Also, I'm not sure if tax applies to youth labor.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 9:52pm

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I have a 'day job' in medicine, anaesthetics to be precise, and at weekends the day job pays for my hobby.

I have friends that have bought motorbikes, boats, caravans, sports cars etc. as this is there hobby.

My video gear is mine!!!



By the way - What the buggery is Wayne Enterprises????
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 10:07pm

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Uh, perhaps related to this? crazy




Uh, but like everyone said, saving is the way to go. 8 years ago, I had $50. I never spent any of my savings money. Then, two years later, I had $150. 2 years after that, I was at $300. 1 year later, $400. And now, I'm up to $1k. And that goes to the glory of saving!! Didn't spend a dime, maybe a quarter here and there, but certainly not a dime. twisted