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That's real butter on the table yƔll!
On the 60th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me.
Sabado Gigant!…I can't stop laughing!

Yer killin'me!
Lets start this shoot asap people!

I'm about 100 pages into the manual. So far so good. And a brief test of the camera this morning shows A-okay.

Can't wait to get this one in the can!

Thanks, Jorge…It's a good starting point, but we've got a ways to go. And don't worry about reading this "properly." This isn't even written in the proper format. Once it's revised and properly structured, I think you'll find it easier.

Ahaha. I like it! I admit I don't know understand how to read screenplays properly, but eh, yeah, I like it! lol

The new camera has arrived!! I love new toys! For anyone interested…here's a link to the camera manual. I'm gonna OWN this mofo…


Okay, I'm going to post the link to the script as written so far. It's not much but it's something we can work with. I'm thinking this is more episode 2 material. We need something simpler for the first episode. I'm still not entirely happy with the name of the thing but we'll get there.


I put an ad in Craig's List today:

Infinite City Studio is a Hartford-based video studio looking to create fictional content for the web, television, and whatever venue makes sense for the project at hand. We are looking to build a crew (or crews) including producers, directors, lighting techs, sound techs, musicians, writers, on-screen talent, etc. ICS should be looked upon as a club with no incoming/outgoing monies, with the goal of transitioning to a professional outlet in any way we see fit as we progress. Several scripts are in development and future film work will be hosted on the ICS website (under construction) and wherever else it's deemed appropriate. Get in on the ground floor.

Interested parties should reach out to Danny Noyes at *noyes at infinitecitystudio dot com* stating their interest and their expertise (along with novice, intermediate, and expert levels) and attaching any pertinent material (specifically resumes…do not send writing samples at this time). Actors can include their headshots if they wish, although casting is not yet taking place.

At this early stage of the game Mr. Noyes is communicating via email exclusively and will respond to interested parties as quickly as he can.

As Hartford continues to work its redevelopment, let's do our part to create a stronger film presence in the city. All races, ages, religions, genders, and nationalities are invited to participate.

Not sure if this is the best place for it but if not, it'll be a nice slow start.

Growing the Crew by buzznoyesbuzznoyes, 22 Feb 2017 19:13

Little change in our "shooting schedule." We're going to push Jesper Union ahead of the Bawky Boys YouTube Sensations. It's a much simpler shoot. One actor (me), one location (possibly Raymour & Flanagan in West Hartford). This will give us a chance to work with our equipment and hone our skills. It will also allow us more time to work the script(s) for the Sensations.

Click the link below to read the speech as it stands right now.


Okay, I went bought a new camera. Had to be done if I'm going to take this shit seriously. We'll keep our current camera around as a back-up and possible B-roll. But our new camera is… the Canon Vixia HF R72!! It's a hard drive camera with 32GB of built-in memory and space for an additional memory card. It also has a plug for an external microphone which is getting harder and harder to find. Here is a complete list of everything that came with the purchase:

1. Canon Vixia HF R72 32GB Wi-Fi 1080p HD Video Camcorder
2. Transcend 32GB SecureDigital (SDHC) 300x UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card
3. Spare BP-727 Battery for Canon
4. Battery Charger for Canon BP-727
5. Vivitar 43mm UV Glass Filter
6. Vidpro Mini Condenser Microphone for DSLRs, Camcorders & Video Cameras
7. Precision Design Digital Camera / Camcorder LED Video Light with Bracket
8. Precision Design 50" PD-50PVTR Compact Travel Tripod
9. Precision Design PD-C20 Digital Camera / Camcorder Case
10. Precision Design 5-Piece Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit
11. Precision Design Universal LCD Screen Protectors
  • Andoer Studio Continuous Photo Video Light 3*Softbox Lighting Stand Photograpy Kit C5Z8

Laptop Studio workstation which includes:
Reaper Audio and Video editing software
M-Audio Mobile Pre USB Audio Interface w/ 2 XLR inputs and 2 Line In Inputs.
(2) Studio Quality condenser mics
(1) Mic boom stand
(1) 1 TB USB Storage Drive
Various Cabling for mics.

Here is a list of the equipment and software we currently have at our disposal:

  • Sony Handycam w/ original instructions
  • Backup Battery for Handycam
  • Promaster Tripod
  • Dolly
  • External Microphone for Handycam
  • 1 External Wireless Body Microphone (there should be two of these so I'll keep looking)
  • Battery Recharger (AA)
  • Adobe Master Collection CS6 (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, etc.)

Okay, as far as on screen talent goes, nothing is written in stone until we actually start filming shit, and even then we can be flexible. Just keep in mind, that when 1, 2, or 3 of us don't perform, we need to be thinking about casting. Which is fine, too.

I've learned from past mistakes no to take too much on. So in order to make it happen, and make it happen the way we want it to, we have to consider bringing in more help when necessary. That might not happen very often…but it might.

Jorge, I LOVE your idea of doing the video in both styles. I strongly suggest we film the "in house" stuff with a smart phone. At least for a while. That way we can film from the "outside" and actually see the team members filming each other. We can do some really funny stuff that way. Especially if two members are competing for the job. The "outside" camera is watching the two holding their phones out almost like weapons while at the same time we show footage from both phone cameras at war.

I think we are already developing material for 2 or 3 episodes!

Tony, I'll try and get my inventory together by the beginning of next week. Jorge, let's put our sound hardware inventory on a separate thread and we'll pin it so it stays at the top.

Jorge, glad to hear about the non-editing issues. Looking forward to the testing.

SIDE NOTE 1: I'm going to look into this Karma ranking for new forum members. If I can remove, I will.

SIDE NOTE 2: I'm going to look for a simple calendar I can marry to this wikidot site. We should populate our known conflicts as far in advance as possible.

Lets get an inventory of what we have for sound devices and equipment and mett up and test it already! Sheesh! lol

PS. I am loading (trying to oad) Adobe Premier. Lets see how well it plays with Windows 10?

I have been viewing tutorials and such about Reaper and audio capturing. It really isn't much different than I thought it would be.

Dan, I am not sure but I really don't think not having continuous video will be an issue at all. One of the people I subscribe to captures all his voice into Reaper live, yet his videos are edited in many spots. I may be misunderstanding what you meant though. If so, please elaborate!

The more importnant thing for good audio is the mics. I have 2 very decent quality condenser microphones. I believe Dan said he had a couple of lapel(?) mics? If this is the case, we have some nice tests we can conduct.

My thoughts on initial testing would be to just jump in and see what works. We can test the various mics in various positions relative to the person(s) speaking and see what sounds promising and what we know will not work. I have ideas on placements but those are for instruments, so I'm watching more videos about spoken word to get a better idea of the differences in dynamics between the 2.

This will take time, patience and trial and error. However I believe we can come up with something that has very good results.

If you guys are interested, (and I realize time is hard to come by for all of us), here is a link to the program I would like to use for this. This is the program I record music and vocals into:

I get a:
Cannot post link because of low-karma error, so just google:

Cockos Reaper

If you choose to download and install it you should know it is a fully functional, non-crippled version. It has all the functionality of the fully licensed version I have purchased. It will never stop working. It will only come up with an initial 5 second nag to register after the trial, but will still remain fully functional. No watermarks in video or limitations in audio.

Hi guys,
Finally made it. Been really swamped lately sorry. Just to add to this, a few things I was thinking about:

I originally had this YouTube idea for you guys. Thinking I would be camera and sound (which I probably WILL still be). However, if you think we would be better served with me being more involved on camera, that is ok with me as well. I just don't want you guys to think I need to be on screen. Open to discussion!

This ties into what Tony was saying: I don't think there is any argument that Dan is BY FAR the most creative and imaginative of us here. (Oh author my author) :) So while I do have ideas, as I'm sure Tony does, we should realize most of the 'meat' will probably come from Dan, which I am totally great with, as I'm sure Tony is, however I do NOT want you (Dan) to feel like you are being overwhelmed and have to do it all! As Tony said, I can and am willing to take direction! I'm just unfortunately not that damn creative!

I am fine with any Title we can all agree on. YouTube Sensations is fine. If we come up with something different, that's fine too.

Thinking back to our meeting, I know Dan had mentioned it would be better perhaps if we didn't film like we knew the cameras were there.
I've been thinking alot about this. I do think it would be funny if we filmed it the other way as well. Meaning, we are aware the camera's are filming. This opens up alot of things:
The tagline or 'summary' of the show/series could be (cue cheesy typical voiceover guy lol), "Watch as we follow 2 (or 3) regular Joe's in their quest for YouTube stardom. You'll hear their ideas…encounter their roadblocks…learn knew things…laugh….cry….and you just, may, shit yourself as you ride along on their journey to become: YouTube Sensations!"

This also means we could actually film our first soundtest. (we would have to reproduce it obviously). Why not, It's one of the things/stepping stones we encounter along the way. We could then integrate at least partially, that gag we talked about with the no sound going and us talking in the background. Now that is funny! Besides the fact that this makes content for us. It's actually us filming what we would normally be doing to achieve our viral aspirations.

I've probably forgotten a lot more than I've written here, but I'm sure it will come back to me at some point.

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