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Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 2:12pm

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TSHADproductions

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Now, I feel like I have needed to say this for awhile, so here goes: Thank you FXhome.com. It really is ground-breaking what you have done here! Think about it...

They created software that gives a user almost complete control over certain aspects of their movie, and when finished produces beautiful results. They also created a site, where filmmakers can talk (usually peacefully) and get advice or correspond. They have a cinema where movies can be submitted and viewed! They have an enormous amount of downloads on top of this! All this from one site!

Fxhome has done a lot for us. It really provides an opportunity like no other for young and older filmmakers to learn and grow. It is an environment that I have come to deeply appreciate over the past few months. FXhome, you guys have done an amazing job creating one of the most intricate and uplifting site on the web. Thank you so much!
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 2:35pm

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Thanks TSHAD! Your comments are very much appreciated by everyone here. It's always great to hear that our work is helping people out.

Needless to say, we're hard at work here on lots of cool new stuff that we'll be bringing to you guys over the next few years and it's you guys that keep us going when things get tough!

Thanks again, we hope that you'll continue to enjoy the FXhome website and our software for a long time to come.

The FXhome Team.
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 2:44pm

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Wow, thank you for your kind words! We have so much we still want to do to help filmmakers worldwide but it is great to hear we are already pretty useful! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 2:49pm

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I agree. Elab was the first visual effects software I ever used, and it was incredibly easy to learn and so versatile that I was utterly amazed. Besides that, it gave me a basic understanding of visual effects software and other related programs that would have probably taken me years to learn otherwise. Besides that, the prices are fair and I've gotten my money's worth and more from FXhome products.
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 4:58pm

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Well you guys deserve it! I almost feel like I should pay mothly (please don't smile ) for such magnificent opportunities in both learning and enjoying. You guys deserve all the credit you can get, and I mean it. I can't wait to see your new products. I will always be buying! They are truly extraordinary!

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Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 5:01pm

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I think the most potent part of FXhome is the cinema, promoted well by the mandatory inclusion of a software/website credit. The way I found this site was by watching the credits of films I'd seen online, which referred me here. I spent almost two years watching films here well before I purchased software or registered for the forums.

When it comes down to it, the cinema is what makes the website different. The community works well, too, and is free from *most* of the heavy elitism you see over at DVXUser and DVinfo (the two biggest film website competitors, forum-wise). It's fine to talk about films in a forum and mildly 'push' products there, but a better forum for presentation and outright evidence of the product is the cinema. It's well-designed, and provides mutual win-win-win benefits to all parties.

- Budding filmmakers get a place to present their films in a professional, effective manner (relatively simple page with details, data rate, embedded video, promotional images, author information and website links)

- Curious viewers (and potential clients/software patrons) get to see what the software can do and what kind of people are using it (CX3's quality of work with AlamDV2 is what pushed me to purchase)

- In turn, the producers of the software and managers of the website (FXhome) see sales resulting from the piqued interest that the cinema creates

All-in-all, the helpful, tactful community and the stable, powerful products are an important component of the FXhome business model and guarantor of user satisfaction. But it's the highlighted interactivity with the software and company (being able to post films that use the software, ask direct questions about the company or the products, having turnkey feedback in most cases) that is the primary staple, at least in my book, of the artist formerly known as CSB. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 10:51pm

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Strongly agree with ben3308. I like the Cinema stuff the best.
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 1:33am

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I love everything about this site. What!? New products!? A few years!?
Please don't take that long! sad I really want to see what you guys come up with as I'm sure it'll be truely fan-freaking-tastic! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 1:43am

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spydurhank wrote:

I love everything about this site. What!? New products!? A few years!?
Please don't take that long! sad I really want to see what you guys come up with as I'm sure it'll be truely fan-freaking-tastic! biggrin
Absolutely. I don't want to wait a few years! But I will.

I love FXhome.
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 12:16pm

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You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 2:20pm

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schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 4:08pm

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spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 4:43pm

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Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Posted: Sat, 9th May 2009, 2:56am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Sweet!
Posted: Sat, 9th May 2009, 5:39am

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I'm not bought yet; I still remember the circa 2003 talk of AlamDV3 almost here. wink
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 6:32pm

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FreshMentos wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Sweet!
awesome as a awesome fist razz wait dose he mean we have to wait more then a few months. sad
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 7:09pm

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awesome fist productions wrote:

FreshMentos wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Sweet!
awesome as an awesome fist razz
Fix'd.

I am positively drooling.
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 7:12pm

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Richard III wrote:

awesome fist productions wrote:

FreshMentos wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Sweet!
awesome as an awesome fist razz
Fix'd.

I am positively drooling.
a means the same thing as an and it was the way i was taught. are you looking at my older posts back when i joined just to bad i have to use my grandmas comp that dosen't have spellcheck. sad
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 7:37pm

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Terminal Velocity

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No, no, I was just pointing it out.
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 8:58pm

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good thing im back now
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 10:07pm

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awesome fist productions wrote:

Richard III wrote:

awesome fist productions wrote:

FreshMentos wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

Richard III wrote:

spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

You won't have to wait a few years for a new product. smile
Right on!!! hugegrin
Yes!
Yes!
Sweet!
awesome as an awesome fist razz
Fix'd.

I am positively drooling.
a means the same thing as an and it was the way i was taught. are you looking at my older posts back when i joined just to bad i have to use my grandmas comp that dosen't have spellcheck. sad
Yes!
Posted: Sun, 24th May 2009, 1:28am

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I hope it isn't WPD Lab that we are waiting for! sad
Posted: Sun, 24th May 2009, 8:47pm

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you don't have to wait for wpd you can build a lab and then watch paint dry,biggrin oh wait
Posted: Sun, 24th May 2009, 9:12pm

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Thanks! But I will wait for the program because I would rather watch Paint dry then build a whole lab and...no...wait biggrin
Posted: Sun, 24th May 2009, 10:10pm

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Storm Grenade wrote:

Thanks! But I will wait for the program because I would rather watch Paint dry then build a whole lab and...no...wait biggrin
or go to a lab then watch paint dry
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 12:06am

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What they said.
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 4:17am

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Seriously, this place was much cooler when you guys weren't there. Can't you go harass the 4chan forums, instead?
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 4:23am

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I was about to lump together a 'group' of people that are 'like that' on FXhome, but pretty much everyone preceding Pooky in this thread fits the bill! biggrin

I kid, I kid.
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 8:40am

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Richard III, Movie Kid 4, awesome fist, Storm Grenade- and all on the same page, too. Seriously guys, cut this annoying excess of 'posting-because-I'm-either-spammy-or-completely-bored-because-I-have-no-life' out.

Come on, you guys don't start to see a problem when you've got to octuply-quoted posts?
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 9:32am

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Yeah, I agree with Atom, but seriously, these forums aren't intended for some kids to abuse the system by pointlessly quoting huge arrays of posts and posting pointless things that have no significant meaning to the actual topic.

Seriously, go outside, and get a life. All this may have been fun for a while, but now your just making your reputation fall to pieces even more with every post. I honestly don't care if you guys can't spell, but there's no need to feel like you have to keep posting to get back at us.

And now onto the actual topic, FXhome has done a great deal for me over the years I've been here, it's forums and people have taught me more about the industry than my college has, heh. Well done to creating a sucessful film making community. *takes his hat off*
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 10:03am

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This is the reason I don't agree with homeschool- too much free time closed off real interaction. wink
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 3:57pm

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May I burn forever if I've horribly offended the real members of FXhome. wink But seriously, I apologize guys; I should have thought my posts over more carefully.

FXhome got me started on learning how computers worked; whether I was trying to learn how to transfer pictures or convert the files; generally everything I know now about computers. I understand them better because of it. I've gotten a better appreciation for the work that good filmmaking. And I've (more or less) learned the difference between forums like Pandemic and forums like FXhome. I've learned how to conduct myself and the most un-offensive way to express my opinions. These have all been very valuable to me, I think.
Posted: Mon, 25th May 2009, 7:14pm

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Richard III wrote:

May I burn forever if I've horribly offended the real members of FXhome. wink But seriously, I apologize guys; I should have thought my posts over more carefully.

FXhome got me started on learning how computers worked; whether I was trying to learn how to transfer pictures or convert the files; generally everything I know now about computers. I understand them better because of it. I've gotten a better appreciation for the work that good filmmaking. And I've (more or less) learned the difference between forums like Pandemic and forums like FXhome. I've learned how to conduct myself and the most un-offensive way to express my opinions. These have all been very valuable to me, I think.
amen
Posted: Tue, 26th May 2009, 8:18am

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I think the trick to becoming a successful forum contributor is realising that the forum structure is not supposed to be used like a messenger or chat style interface, which hundreds of micro-posts.

Each post should have substantial content that furthers the topic in a meaningful and useful way. If your post doesn't do that then you should probably think twice about posting.

There are exceptions, of course, but generally the above is true.

I'd say Richard III's got the hang of it already, and I'm sure most of the others will catch up soon enough once they realise everybody else is ignoring them.