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Do you like movies as much if not more than you like photography?

Is it just me?

I've always wanted to apply what I know to movie making and if given the chance I would jump at any opportunity to make movies. Is this just a personal thing? Or do photographers have a natural ability to see photography in motion?

Just curious, at work and bored.
 

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I have always been intrigued by movies and for a year or so I followed that path, hoping to become involved with movies in some way. Especially in music...I love seeing how music (my first love) is integrated with photography (my mistress).
 

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Good question Bace.....Personally I worked with motion picture production, cinematography, video and audio/visual production before I ever worked with a still camera. Loved it and sometimes it's complicated for me to watch a movie.....I find continuity problems or kinda piece it apart and evaluate certain aspects of it rather than just sit there and enjoy it. Funny I do that at live performances as well.......pick apart the set etc. I'm getting better though......It's not that I am critical it's just that I am looking at it in a different way than most veiwers.
 

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last time when i got an digicam i switched to it from camera but then the difficulty in modifying it on PC and the usage of tape made me switch back to digital camera...
 

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I appreciate films which are shot and composed well much more now that my photography is getting a bit better! I still don't necessarily want to produce video and it's a whole new world of technical stuff to master.

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I love watching movies, and take them as they're presented.

But do I like the video production aspect of it better than still photography? I don't believe so.

Too many times I will catch myself looking at a scene onscreen - a landscape, a street scene, an actress in perfect lighting - and I just want madly to BE there, right there, so I can tell everyone on the set, "Move back!" and set up the tripod and catch the scene.....

....is that weird? :blushing: :lol:
 
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I've been wanting to make something really badly for the last five years. I need someone to actually write something good. Something I can actually back 100%. I've seen a few people I know make some films and they were crap, but they were poorly written, and poorly produced. I think I could produce it really well, but there's no point if it's a stupid story.
 

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I'm a huge film fan and def look for well shot films.... kubrik is a good example for me... he just knows how to get the most out of a shot and his panning was second to none IMO. I made a few short films in art college... and it's a good thing to start with a short if you want to get into it. but i agree there's so much ****e out there, it makes you wonder what you could achieve if only you got funding and a decent story together.... there's a few sites which showcase short films and is good for inspiration....but i cant remeber what they're called right now. Do a search if you wanna check out some people work :)
 

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I, too, see "moving photos", but not in the cinematic sense that you do. I find this great beauty in simple movent of perspective, the convergance of lines, things like that. It's kind of the video equivalent of Abstract photography, I guess.
 

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I love movies. I made them (amaturally) for about 3 years, and then dicided to goto school for film. Unfortuanatly i didn't get in 2 years in a row (they excepted 25 people from well over 600 applications), but i never stopped loving making movies.

Just prior to purcahsing my digital camera I was contemplating buying a video camera. Then it occured to me that until i have some kind of financial backing, or a large group of friends willing to act for free, it just didn't make sence to get into video just yet. But I indent on getting into it again someday.
 

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I do. I sometimes do the job for local tv as camera operator.. and I love it... but pure photography is ... my life... and movies... are only an addition... and addiction as well :)
 

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