I have found myself a team to work with.
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> My name is Adam Barker and I'm interested in coming down to NYC to join an existing
> team. I own a high definition camera and I'm wondering if anybody here happens to
> a cameraman. There are, however, some important things that you really must knowof
> BEFORE you contact me:
> 1. I've come to notice that a lot of people on here seem to have a fairly decent amount
> experience under their belt. Some of you are established filmmakers, some of you aredo,
> actors and actresses, some of you may have won an award here and there for what you
> and also I'm guessing that most of you have college backgrounds. I do have experiencehave
> with making short films, corporate videos and wedding videos ... however, currently I
> absolutely no formal, professional training whatsoever (i.e., no college background, noif
> Oscars, NOTHING). So, if it is something that you're looking for and it's an absolute
> requirement, I ask that you please seek elsewhere. I have never even been to college, so
> that is going to be a problem for you, then let's not waste each other's time. Sound fair?If
> it's NOT a problem, then please continue to read this ridiculous message that I'm writinghike,
> to you...
> 2. I live in the state of Vermont. Vermont is about 4.5 hours from NYC. It's a bit of a
> don't you agree? Anyway...if you decide to ignore my above-mentioned lack of collegestarts,
> training (see #1) and would also like to meet up with me before the contest in NYC
> then you must be willing and able to do at least one of the following: a) either be in orof
> come to the southern Vermont area where I am currently located, b) meet up with me
> somewhere in Albany where we can discuss and plan the project, and/or c) wait until the
> day before, meet with me before the contest starts and then go from there.
> Now, all that being said...the following is my previous experience:
> My first-ever experience began during the winter season of 2002. I made over 30 hours
> footage into a 7 minute long recruiting video for my employer (Stratton MountainResort),
> using a Sony DCR-TRV17 and Windows Movie Maker software, on a horrible piece ofjunk
> Dell computer with Windows installed. It took a few months for me to complete it, and itbrief
> was used that following summer in five different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Peru, New
> Zealand and Australia). It was a success. I then went on to the world of wedding
> videography, using the same equipment for 5 different clients. After that, I went on a
> hiatus, during which I helped out a friend of mine with some of his college film projects.I
> was a soundman and camera operator for two of his projects (one of which helped himI
> graduate from Castleton State College). Just recently I invested in new equipment so that
> could get myself back into doing videography. I now own an Apple iMac G5 with FinalCut
> Express HD installed (I am currently learning how to use Final Cut Express HD). I alsojust
> bought myself a Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition video camera; with the matching tripod,Please
> light and wireless bluetooth microphone.
> If you're interested in having me join your team, then I would love to hear from you.
> tell me exactly what you specifically need from me and I'll be there; just as long as youcan
> fully understand and appreciate my background (and my location).
> Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Have a pleasant day.
> Adam Barker