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    Make a Table Dolly for Under $20

    Here's a table dolly design that will let you execute straight or curved dolly shoots with any fixed pan or tilt angle on a smooth surface. Check it out and tell me what you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Z7vcSaPNk Thanks!
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    Clamp Lighting

    Need an inexpensive light source? Clamp lights are very versatile and inexpensive (about $6.50 at your local hardware store). Bascially a socket on a stick, they use lots of available lighting (incandescent, cfl, halogen, photoflood) and can grip on any narrow surface. After a little use, I...
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    Midnyte is Coming...

    Hey guys and gals, Just wanted to put the word out about a new web serial I'm about to start using the HD mode of the Canon HF100. I purchased a couple of these cams for my job, and they are producing this narrative web/TV show. There is already an official website up here that will detail the...
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    Weapon Safety

    I recently used firearms in my last project but they were of the much safer variety. In fact I wrote a blog post about it that can be found here: http://www.filmflap.net/2007/02/technique-airsoft-guns-make-great-prop.html The nicest part is that no one has yet to detect that I'm "faking it"...
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    My fake blood looks like grape jelly?

    typing "fake blood recipe" in Google will give you a smattering of choices. Here's the first three on the list: http://www.shades-of-night.com/painneck/blood.html http://www.exposure.co.uk/eejit/blood/blood.html http://www.halloween-website.com/fake_blood.htm Good luck!
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