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Tyler Purcell

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About Tyler Purcell

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    Los Angeles
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    Arricam ST, 3 perf, Aaton XTR Prod +, Aaton 35III 3 perf, Bolex EBM, K3, Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • Specialties
    Cinematography (digital cinema and 16/35mm) and post production (DaVinci/Avid/Final Cut Pro)

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  1. Have you seen, "Five Came Back" on Netflix? You probably already know the story, I knew bits and pieces, but to see it all assembled, really shows how some of these guys, Ford included, because alcoholics and insecure about his career. Where I was never a fan of his movies in general, boy did he manage to make a bunch of great ones.
  2. DFT sells new machines, I think they are a million dollars or something like that. Same design, just updated.
  3. Oh they are amazing machines, the fact they work is beyond belief. If you saw it up close, you'd drop your jaw, it's bigger than a forklift! It has drawers underneath full of memory buffers and controls for the high voltage lamp. The back opens up and is full of optical components and the beam splitter line imager assembly. It's very complicated and honestly, having worked with it a lot, they do work amazingly... when they work. God help ya if a lamp blows up or there is a power surge. You're rolling it to the curb and hoping someone grabs it lol 😛 I believe there is a slight vacuum on
  4. Well, yea of course but everyone see's the recessions coming. During a reason the prices go up is because the value of the currency you're using to purchase has gone down. Also during a recession, you see peaks due to wealth preservation. They buy low and sell when it peaks out and the recession is over. It's no different then as you said, buying futures and making a gamble. A smart person will know these things and predict recessions and buy a lot more than they need early on.
  5. Here is silver. Draw a line from 2005 to the far end of this graph. Then do the math on inflation during that same time period. You'll see silver prices follow inflation (outside of recessions 2008 and 2011). So in 2005 the price was $6 and by 2015 it was $16. That's a $10 change in 10 years. Obviously today we're in a recession, so yea it's not a good time to buy silver. Here is gold, slightly less detailed graph, but you can see it does not follow inflation what so ever. This is because the demand for gold is less stable. Golds value is more speculative rather than driven by demand lik
  6. Really, you wanna talk precious metals with someone who has their entire life savings in that market? Please.
  7. I've never had a single problem with Resolve encoding. I think a lot of problems come from licensed and unlicensed versions of Resolve. It also depends a lot on your GPU. The media engine on older GPU's kinda sucks and Resolve is heavily GPU dependent. There are so many variables from two pass encoding to bit rate of course. I have a resolve license, I use Apple products with modern AMD GPU's. The output is always stellar, no way it could be any better. This is a "default" output from Resolve, .h264 DCI-P3 color space and true DCI 4k format. You can even see the film grain, it looks great!
  8. Way out of date. The problem with machines like this, is that they don't just work when you plug them in. These machines need calibration and you can't do that yourself. It requires a professional tech to be hired and that can cost thousands of dollars. Plus it weighs 1400lb probably, so good luck moving it around. They also require high pressure air like the Spirits do. So you have to come up with a triple filtered air solution, which is expensive and the computer to run the thing, well yea... good luck getting that to work. It doesn't just run on a modern windows program. Sure, you can threa
  9. I hope you're referring to the caches not the Davinci Resolve folder. But yes you can try throwing the caches away (not deleting them) and making sure the project still opens, that's what I do when I don't know. You can always bring it back from the trash/recycle bin if you want.
  10. Now this is a good subject! 😉 I guess what I was trying to say is that low budget digital productions are getting far more traction today than in the past. So the concept that you need to have a huge crew in order to make a decent movie, that makes money, has kinda gone by the wayside. So as a consequence, you don't really need a union crew like you have needed to in the past, thanks to digital. It's a lot harder to make mistakes with digital, you have to actually have no skills and/or not be paying attention. I can count on one hand how many shots have been out of focus on my digital shows
  11. Yes Yes! very good point, it would include their hardware.
  12. Yea and nobody was working unless they were in a union. Today I have friends in their twenties with $80k worth of equipment who are making $3k a day and have never once been on a union show.
  13. Yes Yes, during the recession the prices went crazy. If you look at non-recession periods, silver has followed inflation very closely, even with those substantial fluctuation.
  14. MPEG GPU encoding is different quality than CPU encoding. Resolve does a better job over-all in my opinion.
  15. In the past of course, but these days, we all have to come up with money to shoot on film.
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