can i have a job?

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sukh
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hello,
i want a job at CV HQ please.
i'm 20 ( i have the youth generations point of view)

im two months away from finishing my degree in TV production.

I have loads of knowledge and experience in DV as well as all the old stuff.

And i'm funny.

Alan Roberts at work
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And modest as well

tom hardwick
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Loads of experience? You whipper-snapper, you've only been standing on your rear legs for 18 1/2 years, and only speaking coherrent English for 15. Are you a reincarnation? :))

tom.

Dave Currie
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Now even I know you should start a sentence with a capital letter- if you want to impress Bob!

I also want to be a millionaire (as I believe Bob is), so: "Give us a job too!"

Dave
(in jest and vest)
ps I know now't about DV (other than the fact that the initials appear in my Christian name ) but I know a Van de Graaff generator when I see one!

******* OUCH!!! ******** what was that!

Keitht
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If you're dyslexic I apologise in advance but otherwise it would be advisable to learn when to use I rather than i if you want to get into publishing. Maybe this is just another example of 'youth culture' but aren't the two words mutually exclusive anyway ??

Regards Keith

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"I think before I spam," said the computer nerd.

"It's the royal 'wee' for us," said the Queen's chamber maid...

"I've only one eye (sic)," said Nelson,"and I don't like you making fun of it!"

"One talks a load of bollocks Dave," said Prince Phillip...

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bcrabtree
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Oi!

I'm supposed to be the nasty one around here!

;)

Bob C

Pierluigi
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Sukh,

Yes but can you make a wicked cuppa tea? That's the first qualification that would be looked for in a degree graduate.

Bob,

This is a perfect opportunity to get a new teaboy/teagirl (or should we now address them as teaperson) for the offices, and remember under the work experience initiative you don't have to pay them a penny.

Trust the good ol' government to redefine slavery and actually make it sound appealing to both the employer and the slave(sorry I meant degree graduate) by calling it work experience.

Regards

Lui

Martin B
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Sukh,

Hope you do well in your finals. Once you graduate you will quickly find you are now in an excellent position to start learning - about the real world - about real life - about real work - about paying the bills!!! No more Rags or Pyjama Weeks, just pure slog.

But, 10/10 for trying, it's just the sort of cheeky approach that could work.

Go on Bob, have a word with him, just for his cheek!! You could have Sundays off then.

Martin

Martin

Dave Currie
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Bob could also end up with an AWFUL lot of sleepless niiiiiiights!

Dave

pcwells
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Martin,

Why did you have to tell him about bills?

You'll be on about credit and debt next!

And if you say there's no Santa Clause I think I'll cry!

Pete

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sukh said:

"i'm 20 ( i have the youth generations point of view)"

Cor blimey, and I thought that there was only one youth generation. How can we cope with more, especially if sukh is part of them?

sukh
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ha ha ha ah

sukh
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ha ha ha ah
Old ppl

you inspire me to write

How many of you lot have produced for broadcast?
How many have had the chance to work with professionals?
How many of you have interviewed celebs?(sort of anyway, Tony iommi, Ainsley Harriot, Anthony Wirral Thompson, Hepburn whatever happened to them, Daphne and Celeste, Sclub7, Marilyn Manson, Texas etc.)
How many have presented on radio?
How many of you have recorded bands?

Thanks for your kind words.
I am learning to spell.

Alan Roberts
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Quite a lot of us have actually, how do you think we earn our livings?

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Pierluigi
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quote:Originally posted by sukh:
[B]How many of you lot have produced for broadcast?
How many have had the chance to work with professionals?
How many of you have interviewed celebs?(sort of anyway, Tony iommi, Ainsley Harriot, Anthony Wirral Thompson, Hepburn whatever happened to them, Daphne and Celeste, Sclub7, Marilyn Manson, Texas etc.)
How many have presented on radio?
How many of you have recorded bands?
B]

I worked for just over a year at Sky, when they were still known as BSkyB.

I would say that I work with professionals all the time.

Well I must admit I haven't interviewed the quality of celebs that you have, I've only shot on video John Cleese, Ali G, Emma Thompson, Claire Sweeney, Frank Bruno, Chris Eubanks, Tony Hart, the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emma Caulfield, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Marc Blucas, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head), the cast of Angel (David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Densof), Kate Winslet, Shania Twain, The Corrs, and quite a few others.

You got me on Radio, I only do Video not Radio. But you do know that this is a "Video" forum of a "Video" magazine that discusses topics of the "Video" nature.

I used to be in a band at school, does that count? I've done a couple of pop videos in my time for some obscure independent bands, didn't pay well.

I don't know if your starting to get the hint, but to work on a publication like "Computer Video" or any media publication for that matter, you'll need more than a couple of years experience that you gained while doing a degree. I would say you need a hell of a lot more.

Of course I'm sure Bob or Pete will correct me if I'm wrong.

By the way, Can I have a job aswell?

Regards

Lui

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quote:Originally posted by sukh:
ha ha ha ah
Old ppl

you inspire me to write

How many of you lot have produced for broadcast?
How many have had the chance to work with professionals?
How many of you have interviewed celebs?(sort of anyway, Tony iommi, Ainsley Harriot, Anthony Wirral Thompson, Hepburn whatever happened to them, Daphne and Celeste, Sclub7, Marilyn Manson, Texas etc.)
How many have presented on radio?
How many of you have recorded bands?

Thanks for your kind words.
I am learning to spell.

Hi Sukh,

While I agree with your initial approach of 'if you don't ask, you don't get', your follow-up is hardly taken from the pages of 'How To Make Friends and Influence People'.

Be a go-getter by all means.

Be confident.

But whatever you do, don't try comparing tattoos with the people you're relying on to open doors. They have more decoration than you - and their decor doesn't smudge. I don't classify myself in that league - I graduated from my film & TV production degree course some years back but I still consider myself a student in most respects.

Please take this as it was intended - constructive advice.

Cheers,

Pete

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bcrabtree
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Sukh,

Peter has, in my view, summarised the situation nicely.

What you clearly couldn't have know before you put your foot in your mouth, was the VERY high calibre of some of the contributors to these forums

(I naturally exclude Peter from their number)

The fact that you didn't know - and didn't check - doesn't reflect too well on you.

However, since I'm not hiring anyone just now, that faux pas has not in any way diminished your chances of getting a job on CV.

For a laugh (and for the record), here's the job advert which I posted on the board many moons ago and to which Peter applied.

Bob C

Computer Video requires deputy editor

Computer Video's assistant editor Pat Byrne is leaving, and being replaced by *two* people - a deputy editor and a sub editor - bringing our editorial team to four persons, including the mag's designer and editor.

Those who know Pat will be interested to learn that he is joining Pinnacle UK's front-line support team at the end of the month.

And, the disgruntled users of Pinnacle's DV300, Studio 400 etc among that select band will be forgiven for thinking that, "Every cloud has a silver lining".

DEPUTY EDITOR
+++++++++++++

The deputy editor will be expected to write for (and supervise the production of) every section of the magazine when needed.

Writing duties will include some reviews of hardware, software, camcorders and VCRs - and these may involve working at home.

However, he or she will largely be expected to relieve the editor of some of his many jobs, which currently result in his composing rambling job adverts (or replies to message board postings) at times when sensible folk would be sleeping.

As a quick taster, we are talking about:

* Commissioning articles (and following through to ensure they are received on time, and in a fit state)

* Coming up with ideas for articles

* Coming up with ways of increasing our revenue - including increasing issue sales and subscriptions.

* Helping shape the many changes being planned for our web site [DID I REALLY SAY THAT?]

* Being the editor's conscience ("Bob! You know the readers deserve better than that, don't they?")

* Liasing internally and externally with anyone the editor can't find the time (or willpower) to talk to.

* Going a couple of times a year to boring parts of the UK or mainland Europe on one-day trips that inevitably mean your having to be at Heathrow (or Paddington) before 6am.

The job requires good writing and administrative skills and good knowledge of desktop video editing and video hardware.

All that said, this is a new job and the deputy will pretty much write her/his own job description.

As a result, candidates who can show that they know what's needed to make the mag even more unputdownable for readers (and how to make the editor's life slightly more bearable), will certainly push their way to the front of the queue.

========
Oh, and amazingly, give or take a few things, Pete actually does do everything in that job description, and a good bit more!

BC

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Pierluigi
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quote:Originally posted by bcrabtree:
* Going a couple of times a year to boring parts of the UK or mainland Europe on one-day trips that inevitably mean your having to be at Heathrow (or Paddington) before 6am.

6am????!!!!

I would like to cancel my request for a job, you guys are brutal, sadistic and in-human to expect anyone to wake up before 6am, I don't even get to go to sleep before then on some days.

sukh
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Thanks for the constructive crit.
I was being an arse to try and get as many replies as posible, and it worked.

bcractree, commisioning is tough, i'm in the middle of trying to get a commision from channel4.
You see i'm making a broadcast programme for my final year project, i've already made two, but this one is wholey my idea. So it's kinda my baby.
comming up with ideas is quite easy, but comming up with good ones r tuff. The previuos broadcast thingamajig i done gave me excelent ppl skils, as well as law issues etc. And also gave me the chance to work in a live environment.

Any way i sent off my proposal last week to loads of playa's and i'm just waiting now, i done a shed load of research to prove that i can back my programme up, and i'm shooting a pilot for it.

Alan Roberts at work
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But your grasp of English spelling and grammar hasn't improved much yet. Bit of a problem for a would-be journalist.

Dave Currie
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Quote of the day:

"They say one good picture is worth a thousand words.

"But just one word from SUKH conjures up a thousand pictures..."

Sukh,
Good look with your project, and your job search, I'm sure your persistence will pay off!

Dave

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vega1970
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You guys love Sukh.
OK...now pay me some attention, read the OK guys post..i'd be interested to find outr whats happening.
Vega..

So long Suckas !!!

red
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Why bother with spelling and grammar when you can copy and paste? Take a look at the quiz he set in the 'solve this' post. A great improvement. Is Sukh two people?

ddmurphy
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Sukh

No harm in asking but may I suggest that you learn to spell and brush up on your grammar. There is no excuse in this day and age of spell and grammar checkers for any misuse of the language. It will hold you in good stead for your chosen career and at any interviews you might have. Have you lost the capital 'I' on your keyboard?

HTH

David

p.s. I typed this very carefully so as not to appear a fool if any mistakes ocurred.
p.p.s. I think you will find that most of us who contribute to this forum are professionals in one form or another whether it be in the arts or technology...except Alan Roberts at Work who is a god!

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Alan Roberts
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Tut tut, no blasphemy now.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

red
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Does that say ocurred or occurred Mr Murphy?

ddmurphy
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red

Well spotted! I wondered if anyone would notice. Thus the smiley.

David

Dusan
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Please, for Christ sake give him the job.

sukh
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i don't care about spelling on forums, as long as it gets the point across. And the way the questionaire was given by a relative thats y it was set out proper.

New_Chrome
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I have been following this discussion with some interest. I'm not one to pontificate but I would like to offer sukh some advice.

I am the Department Head of a highly talented team of top-grade engineers working in Multi-media and games production. We produce quite a lot of video content (though not for general broadcast) I have hired dozens of people in the last six years or so and have read (and often rejected) literally hundreds of CVs. I am currently in the process of resourcing four more highly skilled and experienced engineers. As far as your list of questions regarding our experience, I can, like many who contribute to this board answer positively to many of your questions and also add a few you left off. I don't consider myself to be out of touch with modern trends as I'm only in my mid thirties ands most people I work with are still under 30.

By the way I'm not telling you this to boost my ego, but simply to show that I'm reasonably qualified to speak on this matter.

I applaud your initiative, and I wish you well, however my advice FWIW is...

Lose some of the arrogance; though it doesn't hurt to have confidence, it is also better to be fairly humble with it.
It is far, far better to have other people sing your praises rather than doing it for yourself. Unless this is on your CV. Where it's OK to be proud of your achievements.
ALWAYS check your grammar and spelling. You may not care about it but others do, and telling them you don't care about it simply says; 'I don't have any respect for you'. This will surely piss people off, and believe me they will not want to employ you.
Admit you do not know everything - I learn something new every day, sometimes from the most unexpected sources (often this board!).
Always listen to what other people say (even if you think it's crap), they will be more likely to listen to you when you speak (or write).

A good Producer or Director not only knows how to lead a team, but also how to get the best out of each of the individuals. Listening is a big part of getting success in that area.

Anyway that's it... carve your own path, as do we all. Don't forget though, others may have passed this way before.

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Chrome (iProducer)
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Regards,

Chrome (iProducer)
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sukh
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I would firstly like to say sorry to everyone.
In my defence, I thought that if i showed a little arrogance then I would get the best out of you all. Rather than ppl saying,

'Oh don't worry, you'll make it, there is plenty of jobs out there'

Ad when I get out there, i'd mess up. This way you lot have told the truth by telling me what to do.

p.s. I don't want to work in TV or print anymore, i'll stick to stacking shelves in Tescos (not kwiksave they don't pay aswell)

just kidding.

Dave Currie
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It's TESCO and all job applications should be posted via: www.tesco.co.uk

All applicants will be required to pass the Tesco Test.

This involves working out the safe loading capacity of the steel shelving by:

Analysing the metallographic value of the shelving structure and the load-bearing capacity of the underlying structure - to determine their abilty to support the weight of the goods to be displayed.

Assessing the height/agility of potential customers - to ensure goods aimed at specific age groups are displayed on the appropriate shelf, to comply with Health & Safety regulations...

Your will also be required to:

TURN ALL THE LABELS ROUND THE SAME WAY - ON THE TEST DISPLAY UNIT - TO ENSURE THEY LOOK REALLY NEAT AND TIDY!

An upset Tesco shelf-stacker!

Pierluigi
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What Tesco test was that, the one I took consisted of three questions.

1) Do you know your name?

2) Can you spell your name?

3) Can you write your name in a clearly legible form using a pen and paper?

I think the third question was only for the managerial position.

Needless to say I failed and so decided to pursue a career in Video Production.

Regards

Lui (who's gonna get flamed for that one)

[This message has been edited by Pierluigi (edited 02 April 2001).]

Anonymous

With a sense of humour like that it's gonna be a long pursuit!

sukh
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Dudes, chill with the Tesco employee slaging off.
And no I am not one, worse a parcel sorter.

vega1970
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Sukh is right, you should'nt
dumb down Tesco's employees, in my experience it's the general managers that are the idiots there, not the Staff on the ShopFloor.

So long Suckas !!!

Dave Currie
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Sukh,

Your are who you are - not what your current job is. It's just society - in general - needs to put individuals into groups, and then label them!

We've all had a bit of fun, at your expense, but I hope you take it as just that... FUN.

There have been parcel packing pop stars and shelf-stacking super stars...so hang onto your dreams...and go for it!

And remember me - and IRONY - when you are famous!

Dave

Pierluigi
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quote:Originally posted by Chaifox:
With a sense of humour like that it's gonna be a long pursuit!

Your right, maybe I should go on Television instead, judging by the current crop of comedians, I should fit right in.

Regards

Lui

Pierluigi
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Do you ever get the feeling that this thread has ever so slightly swayed away from the subject of this message board?

Regards

Lui

sukh
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Thanks to dave for the kind words.

Check this a so-called friend of mine said that i aint gonna make it because the industry is racist, thats why there aint no asian or black ppl in production. I twated him and told him that there was hardly any because there aint any doing courses that teach the skills. What an idiot.

Any way I hope some of you can help me. WCW (world championship wrestling) has been bought out by the WWF (World Wrestling Federation).
They have shut down for a couple of months and are having a major over-haul, they are hiring new production staff, riggers, etc.

I would love the chance to work in this environment (don't laugh), live TV is such a rush to work in ( i know i've produced 2 cable series).
And I love wrestling, I think there is nothing better than doing a job u love.

I have been searching every where for information on employment oppertunities for these compannies but have had no luck.

Can anybody please piont me in the righ direction.

Thanks

Sukh

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you twated him,hmmm i think your going no where with an attitude like that
what you gonna do if you disagree with the director or producer? twat him one as well.
oh but there are tons of blacks,asians,gays,lesbians,men,women and beleive it or not animals as well,who can forget lassie

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Apart from providing light relief to Forum Members at your own expense I'm failing to see what value you're bringing to these Forums Sukh.

In fact I'm not so sure that this isn't all some puerile wind up?

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Dave Currie
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I THINK THE WRESTLING TERMINOLOGY IS:

TIME FOR A LOCK OUT!!!

red
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Looks my you've been rumbled my young friend, but before you get the lockout take some advice;

In between the banter there is lots of good sound advice in this thread.

Print it off, study it, and apply to your next job application.

Brush up on spelling and phraseology.

A little less attitude.

Now you might be getting somewhere.

If you are good you will be successful regardless of origins.

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sukh,

I quote "...live TV is such a rush to work in ( i know i've produced 2 cable series)".

Oh, so you're a Producer, I had wondered what your 'core' skill set was.

WOW.... all I can say is that I'm really impressed. One hell of an acheivement at the tender age of 20!

Go on then let us in on the secret and let us know the titles of your series, when and where they were broadcast. Just curious.

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Chrome (iProducer)
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Peter Golden
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I'll have you know, he used to write for D.V. World............ I think!?

peter

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Tut tut, Peter, that sounds like gloating to me

sukh
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So I lied. Infact it's just one and the second series is underway, it's a lifestyle entertainment programme called studio11.
It was broadcast on Telewest cable last year in the West Midlands region and it should be on the digital network this year.

Check out the very incomplete website at www.sandwell.ac.uk/studio11

Oh yeah by the way I have been reading CV for a few months only, I was wondering if you had done any articles on producing CD ROMS ( menus etc). If so what issue.

Thnaks.

pcwells
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We've done articles on creating menu-based VCDs, but little on multimedia presentations in general.

I've done stuff along these lines, but it was all HTML based with MPEG-1 video. If I was to do the same today, I'd use Windows Media Format at 600kps.

We are, however, about to receive a final version of Xenturi, which will probably suit your needs down to the ground. The demos I've seen were quite Jawdropping.

Watch this space...

Pete

Anonymous

Pete

Are you not a tiny bit suspicious of companies that claim so much for their software yet make it so hard to evaluate. I can't see renting software buying many smiles but I guess if it is aimed at corporates it might make sense.

Looking at the website I'd say there is a definite Star Trek connection so it will probably be outa this world as you suggest.
Anyway look forward to your review.

Rob

pcwells
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I wasn't aware of the 'renting software' deal. That seems a bit silly, and I'll certainly be chasing up some clarification on this.

Talk about companies shooting themselves in the foot!

I was initially told that the software would sell for around £600.

The demos and results I've seen made the program look absolutely spectacular.

Now all they have to do is make it accessible!

I'll let you know what I find out.

Cheers,

Pete

pcwells
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Aha!

I've just been to the Xenturi Website and got the full details. It seems there's a rental option and a purchase option. This doesn't bother me at all - if a company only wants to make one or two presentations, it might make more sense to spend £250 for short-term use of the program that £690 for unlimited use.

I still think the prices are a little steep, and the limitations on productivity a bit unfair, but that opinion might change when I finally get to use it hands-on.

Anyway, I've pasted details from the website below.

Cheers,

Pete

quote:Rental Option 1
The rental scheme is based on a quarterly-renewable licence fee. It is priced as follows:

User number Quarterly rental per user
* 1 £250
* 2-5 £125*
* 6+ £65*

* These additional prices, run concurrently with one another.

Royalties only commence once a customer's quarterly production exceeds 10,000 CD-ROMs, enabling up to 40,000 royalty-free discs to be produced each year.

As well as the program, this option includes a full support package:

¨ telephone support;
¨ e-mail support;
¨ all patches;
¨ the software developers' kit (SDK);
¨ upgrades of existing products;
¨ a number of key new functionality plug-ins;
¨ an opportunity to evaluate new products.

NB - new customers must commit to an initial minimum of two quarters' rental.

Purchase Option
User number Unit price
* 1 £690
* 2-5 £350
* 6+ £175

Under this scheme, customers also receive:

¨ e-mail support;
¨ patches;
¨ the software developers' kit (SDK).

This option allows for a limit of 5,000 CD-ROMs to be produced per annum. Purchasing customers can easily switch to either rental option if they wish

[This message has been edited by pcwells (edited 13 April 2001).]

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sukh
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I want to create a Portfolio/CV type of thing ( as part of my assessmant and for future employment opps.) so which programme do you think whould suit me best.

I have a very powerfull PC (1ghz, 265 ram etc)
I want to create something stylish yet not overbearing.
Thnx

pcwells
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If you're looking to make CD-ROMs that can be accessed by Macs and Windows PCs, there are really only two options that I know of right now.

First in Macromedia Director. Good Luck with this route, as many a brave man has said 'sod that' in the face of its steep learning curve.

Second is to make your presentation HTML-based. This is a safe route, but has the disadvantage that it will be viewed in a browser (rather than seen as a fullscreen presentation), and you have to allow for differing screen resolutions of different viewers (limiting your design control somewhat).

There are a few decent Windows-only multimedia programs, however, such as Illuminatus.

What exactly are you going to be putting into this presentation?

Cheers,

Pete

sukh
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Thanks for that. I want to put a CV on it and other bits and bobs, Video etc.

pcwells
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CV in terms of text?

Define 'bits and bobs, video etc'. How do you want this video seen - inset into a page against a background? Fullscreen? opening in a separate player?

And do you need these CDs to be read by Macs as well as Windows PCs?

What's your budget if you have to buy extra software?

You say this is also for an assessment. What's your deadline? How much time do you have to learn a new program?

You still haven't given us much to go on.

Pete

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quote:Originally posted by pcwells:
First in Macromedia Director. Good Luck with this route, as many a brave man has said 'sod that' in the face of its steep learning curve.

Second is to make your presentation HTML-based. This is a safe route, but has the disadvantage that it will be viewed in a browser (rather than seen as a fullscreen presentation), and you have to allow for differing screen resolutions of different viewers (limiting your design control somewhat).

Third is "Macromedia Flash", with it's standalone player, you don't even need to use a browser and it's cross platform.

Regards

Lui

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Joined: Jun 10 1999

Good suggestion!

Pete