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Dax McKeever

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    With 5 years various film experience in Los Angeles, as well as stage in London (uk), doc. film in Gold Coast, Australia, plus six months cultural politics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, my interests are to find opportunity and gain experience in<br />documentary film productions, <br />hostile location cinematography, and/or international broadcast journalism. I'm a thrill-seeker, adrenaline junkee with military schooling and a love for linguistics. Recommendations to seek PA, intern, other aprenticeships, anyone? Por favor? Gracias mas temprano...Thank you in advance,

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  1. There is a theatre drive-in along Hwy 280 in Harpersville, Alabama. I noticed it for the first time when I was home from California back in Febuary, 2008. Now I've relocated to Colorado Springs, and asking myself if/when I can take a date to any available theatre drive-in outdoors? Is there a list of available ones remaining? In my opinion, the theatre outdoor cannot compete if the surrounding community does not advertise it. I bet there would be 100's of guys n' dolls that could, and would, maintain the thrill if they knew about it. On a side comment, bring back the 80's films. The arts has gone downhill since, and it is only the big money tech sfx that keeps it selling. How bad did the recent King Kong do?
  2. As a freelance, independent photo journalist, I'll offer 2000. I am aware this may be below asking-price, but i am also aware that your other option is to wait 6-18 months, or more.
  3. Of course, use your common sense. If at risk of danger and/or camera/material destruction, then confess that you are not a camera stuntee. But always, always, SAY "YES" WITHOUT HESITATION...and then your determination will be admired. It is dependent, however, on the individual such as Dave's 'think-twice' advice. Use your common sense.
  4. LA FILM SCHOOL IS THE WORSE. I KNOW FROM WORKING WITH STUDENTS THAT WENT THERE. HOWEVER, BROOKS INSTITUTE IS NOT MUCH BETTER. I DON'T RECOMMEND EITHER OF THEM. ACTUALLY, YOU SHOULD BUY YOUR OWN CAMERA, DO YOUR OWN SHORT, AND YOU WILL LEARN JUST AS MUCH...WITHOUT WASTING TUITION FEES. IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, OR CAN BE ACCEPTED, USC FILM SCHOOL and NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF ARTS ARE THE BEST IN THE US; and maybe world. Really, don't waste time/tuition with LA Film or Brooks Inst.
  5. Sorry Sofia, it looks like Xavier above already gave you good recommendation. That is the school that I was going to recommend. It is the finest film school there, and you won't find one better.
  6. Hi, are you south american local? I lived in Bs.As for six months and loved it. I have many friends and may be able to give other recommendations there too. There is also a good film school in Cuba, but that's what I've heard from a cinematographer in Mexico. Oh wait, yes, I know a great film school there in Buenos Aires. It is in Palermo, if I recall correctly. I have my paperwork somewhere but cannot find it. Keep contact and ask me to find the name of the film school. And if you go, keep me updated so I can refer you to other film friends there; and I can refer others too. www.InterNation.org is a good international website that you can find me and other international locals on. Ciao, te mando abrazos, Dax McKeever
  7. Hi, me again, seeking wise men's advice. I've narrowed my options of career entry: 1 - buy my own camera and do it myself, 2 - find internship/aprenticeship to learn from experienced 3 - apply for MA, MFA film schools to learn fine details Of course, I'm taking it one step at a time. I believe i've been recommended for a first-time camera to consider PANASONIC HDV, I think? My website friend Logan suggested that, I think. Of course because it will be my first, it sounds ideal to find a low-budget investment (used, maybe) to learn from and rise higher with time & experience. Once I have an idea of what camera to seek, maybe I can also seek advice for used or less-than full price offers? freelance websites, other? Any other recommendations for first-time cameras? I am planning to use toward documentary filmmaking, if this make a difference in camera choices? Ciao, gracias mas temprano...thanks in advance Dax
  8. This is great, I mean, a real soap drama of nonsense sparked by a big mouthed, amateur child, and all of us wisemen who are wasting 10sec to inform a buffoon that he is a buffoon. If anything, we should welcome the buffoon to continue being a buffoon...b/c it means he won't be around long and one less buff to bump into on set; or on the freakin LA highway. What's even funnier is, I recognized the buffoon's name and wanted to remind myself why I didn't like him; so I clicked onto this forum and found an instant reminder. But no hard feelings, please don't let the world change you; and make certain you unite with the looneys in LA
  9. Hi Eric, I believe I responded to your question of "where are you located". And I think I gave a response, but have not heard back from you. Have you already found an available local? If so, I send kind regards. Thanks for the consideration. "Te mando abrazos" as the argentines say, I send open arms. Dax McKeever 323-620-2828
  10. Dear Eric Steelberg, I read your forum on cinematography.com that said you were seeking Production Assistant. You stated $10/hour, but the money is not a concern. I'm concerned about the experience and, of course, inter- active professional influence. I located to Los Angeles in 2003 after graduating Univ of Alabama- Birmingham. In five years I have found various work in various productions, big and small, and my abroad travels overseas include London (uk), doc. reality series in Gold Coast, Australia, and 6 mo. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most recently I've enjoyed full event passes at 2007 AFI Hollywood Film Fest, and 2008 Sundance in Park City, Utah. I am currently considering graduate study in Liverpool (uk), or Farnham (uk), or NYU's Tisch School of Arts in Singapore, Asia. I have a preference for international films. Although I'm not fond of the idea of returning to academic settings, simply b/c my undergrad did me little justice. My academics were with honours. It's been a long day for me, so I am sending this and I look forward to speaking further upon your reply. Thank you in advance, Dan McKeever 01-323-620-2828 PS Your website includes Juno, which I viewed at it's opening at AFI. It was very interesting; much more than the opener "Lions For Lambs", and the closer, which I could critique in various viewpoints.
  11. Here's a real answer: unless you're professors have full 15-20 yrs experience in LA or NYC, then they do not know anything about the career; they do, however, know how to return to school. 1 - USC FILM SCHOOL 2 - NYC Tisch Film School of Arts I don't recommend others. There are many more but most graduates spend 8-10 yrs trying to find career potential, only to return to school as teachers/professors at older age. If anyone does not give direct response, then it's a perfect example.
  12. Congrats that you feel so celebrating. That's great for a newbee, really. Now, I don't mean to reign on your parade, but did you can contact, trade business cards, get offerings for upcoming projects? Where you from, LA? What's your backing? How long you been in LA or California, so far? I ask this stuff because this is what will depend on if you get any paying jobs in the future, or if you will spend the next 6-7 years doing free paying film gigs; found on craigslist. I'm serious. First, they will judge you by 'home long you been in LA'? Next, where did you go to school, or who do you know, or work experience? SEVEN YEARS is ideal for entry level. FOUR TO SIX YEARS, you may be able to find temp. work by then. Ask around, you will get similar Q & A; if they're honest. Again, I don't mean to be critical. It's a speaking stone. APPLY AS INTERN FOR BIG COMPANIES.
  13. Hi, I'm seeking Documentary Production Companies in northwest that I may gain experience; PA, intern, other. Any recommendations on how I may seek such companies to apply to?
  14. I'm not too experienced with miniDVD, but I believe I was once informed "it was a mistake when they made it". They thought they would create a new generation, like 8-track-cassete-VHS-compact disc-DVD, but miniDVD just was a failure due to those who wanted to maintain their dvd/cd files. that's just my fyi, however, i guess clearly some of us are using miniature discs
  15. Have you ever been given a speeding ticket for following the limit, and when you request the cop to show your speed on his meter, he then replies, "I can't show you that. I have information that is secretive." My reply, "that's a public police vehicle officer, paid for by my tax dollars, meaning I have a public access and anything 'secretive' is handled by 'secret service' such as FBI, CIA, other." Of course he then begins to write you a ticket anyway. What can you do, tell him, "NO"? Sorry for the bla, bla. You're text captured my attention, Keneu. Keep contact.
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