That didn't take long!

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BLD
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This site was registered on 27th September, the day after the Dragon's Den programme.

http://www.lets-film-it.co.uk/

No samples at all and they also seem to have 'borrowed' a fair amount of text from the Shoot It Yourself site.

Lusky
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I don't know if it is this company but someone was looking online last week bold as brass for someone to copy SIYs site and use SIYs videos. honestly with a Dragon's legal team behind SIY those people won't get very far

John Paul

Lusky
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OK, just red the FAQs they supply Flip cameras, seriously? we were debating the merits of A1s but Flip!!! why not ask people to record it on their iPhone 4s

John Paul

Barry Hunter
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I`ve got a Flip HD Cam for fun, but I was surprised at the quality! Take a look at the boy wonder :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9UpwYyLZG4

Barry Hunter videos4all.org

MAGLINK
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Yes but it's only £350 and that is a big selling point for most idiots who want this service, the dragon can't touch it as you can't copyright such an idea as the porn industry has being doing self shoot video for years!:D

FX Films
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haha Barry - shame on you for making it look so easy - all you've done is turn the flipHD 90degrees anticlockwise and what you're actually doing is crawling along a rocky floor :)

Barry Hunter
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FX Films wrote:
haha Barry - shame on you for making it look so easy - all you've done is turn the flipHD 90degrees anticlockwise and what you're actually doing is crawling along a rocky floor :)

You`re not supposed to know that!

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sleepytom
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I'm going to undercut these people with my new service provisionally called you-fkin-edit-it.net Same concept but as well as the cameras i provide professional editing software (imovie) for one of your drunk guests to edit your special day as shot by your drunk friends.

Seriously no matter how good an editor you are you can't turn poorly shot video into a decent film.

But thinking more about this i think giving some guests a flip (not a complex prosumer camera) could add something to the professionally shot and edited films - maybe it would make for a nice special feature section on the DVD of a behind the scenes / guest eye view of the day. (similar to 'togs who put disposable cameras on the tables for guests to use, it won't give you the moneyshot but will give a personal view of the day that a professional will never manage to capture)

SIYS seem to be insane though - yeah lets give people an A1e and call it a broadcast camera - see how the footage comes out when they click the 'auto lock'button and then go inside in to a dark church! Nevermind the tape based rushes complete with discontinuous timecode where the 'cameraman' has been winding the tape to show people what he just shot! I do wonder if they have actually produced any videos that were really done like this, and how long they take to edit them?

You can contact me at http://tombassford.org
People interested in live production might like to check out http://atemuser.com 

Gavin Gration
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There's gold in them there hills. Copycats are popping up daily.

Good suggestion re: handing out cams Tom.

infocus
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Lusky wrote:
we were debating the merits of A1s but Flip!!! why not ask people to record it on their iPhone 4s

For the record, any debate was about referring to the A1 as a "broadcast quality camera". (It's not, and Sony themselves don't have it in their broadcast range.)

I actually think the A1 is a pretty good choice for Shoot-It-Yourself - it's the use of the "broadcast quality" description that I object to, and could land them with misrepresentation troubles.

sleepytom wrote:
i think giving some guests a flip (not a complex prosumer camera) could add something to the professionally shot and edited films - maybe it would make for a nice special feature section on the DVD of a behind the scenes / guest eye view of the day.

I fully agree.