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Dylan Gill

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  1. To be honest I was thinking back to the 'out of work thread' very early in the pandemic and in light of recent anti-Asian violence I felt bad about my replies. However I just looked them up and they weren't as offensive as I remember. I think the Chinese government did a horrible job and continues to do many bad things but I don't wish to bring that sentiment on innocent people/their citizens/our citizens. That is just something I don't want to add fuel to the fire of, though I guess the thread's locked and we aren't reaching millions of people, I don't know, I still feel guilt. I also feel like I was wrong about lockdowns-- I think in my shock of the situation and anger I was losing out on a job, I downplayed needing mitigation efforts. Frankly I'm embarrassed by my replies in that thread in general. I've messaged Tim. Sorry about the mess of a thread guys, I didn't know how to initiate deactivation.
  2. This is what I’m asking for, I’m trying to minimize my online time as the pandemic is ending and I don’t feel like I need to post here any more. I don’t understand why I can’t delete my account/have the name removed once I’m gone. I’m not asking to post under a pseudonym. I’ve also never had to ask for an account deletion publicly before. It’s usually under account settings of most websites/forums. I’m not trying to ruffle feathers I just want to delete my account and not have it anchored to me forever.
  3. Didn't know that, my bad. Also not asking for that. Could buy name be changed to Guest or something? I've seen it done before
  4. hello, would like to change my name and delete my account to erase my presence from this website. nothing against it, I just want more personal privacy.
  5. Hi David, sorry for the late reply. I meant I took a liking to 1.85 after maybe being too dogmatic about scope/anamorphic. As you said, the difference between 1.85/1.78 is nearly indistinguishable. That was just a screenshot, new laptop I don't remember where I put my color correction stills, so I did quick grab.
  6. Barry Lyndon is such a beautifully shot film. Might be my favorite Kubrick. I'm a nobody so not sure what my opinion is good for. But I really LOVE 1.85, it crosses between intimate and widescreen really well. 2.2/2.35:1 is you have something truly epic to shoot. I'd probably default to 1.85 until I had something with true 'scope' to make. I as neurotic and had this exported to 1.85 opposed to 16:9, even though we filmed it 16:9 safe
  7. Hope so. I usually like to have a few beers out especially when I'm writing to not go insane. Canned beer doesn't really replicate having a cold one out so I just didn't bother buying any. Plus I don't want to divert any attention away from fighting illness, even small amounts of alcohol take priority in the liver. Between that and all the cardio I do, I figure i'll be in good enough shape to fight it if i get it
  8. I've actually not been drinking since the lockdown happened and I've already lost five pounds
  9. I'm not actually a fan of shallow dof, is there a way to counter act this on the LF given it'll probably be the more popular capture device going forward?
  10. Good point I'm going to need a source on this. I just asked both parents and they said of course there will be an immune response/short lived immunity. That's all you will need for herd immunity
  11. That's a hard call for anyone to make, had this looked like the SARS 1 outbreak I would understand not taking it as seriously as we are now, which it kind of did until Italy
  12. Didn't know about that, that's pretty bonkers. I have doubts that there would have been government response before it happened regardless
  13. It's insane that politics are coming into this at all aside from establishing a safety net for the people who are indefinitely out of work. If they can bail out banks and airlines, they sure as hell need to bail out their people who they've demanded stop living life. I'm not sure how it's racist to tell an oppressive government that treats its people inhumanly to stop creating massive global problems. It's not a judgment on the people, but it's total intellectual dishonesty to pretend like there isn't a government to hold to account for this. Maybe if we weren't addicted to iphone's we wouldn't fellate them so much. I don't know about that, I do think it needs to be taken seriously for the time being because some people simply can't fight back against it. I honestly have no idea why it's causing so much respiratory failure, it makes very little sense. It bothers me to not be able to think around it. I think there's a balance between freaking out and thinking the sky is falling and being totally unconcerned. I think we should all be concerned for the time being. Who said I wouldn't self isolate if I were ill? I would probably err on the side of caution an not leave my house for a month if I contracted it. I've already been alone for 10 days now and it's slowly driving me insane, but I'm doing it. I don't disagree with you. 12 to 18 months is an unreasonable wait time though. There's no reason why we wouldn't develop immune response to this virus. Even if reinfected (how many times have you had influenza?) your body would know the intruder and start getting to work, turning it from a novel virus with possible complications to the common cold, that's the whole point. It defies basic science to say that we won't build up some immunity to it just because it's scary right now. Then why were you there? I'm kidding you were there for the same reason everyone else was, to get fresh air and to curb the boredom and fear of the current situation by getting fresh air. You can know it's ok to go to the park, but not the mall or movie theater, right? Even then, everyone still needs to make grocery runs. The outdoors isn't easy to pass the virus unless we are talking coachella level crowds. I went hiking last week and there were plenty of people, but no one got in my face, that's all you need to do outside. It doesn't matter if it has more than one strain, a vaccine will do kind of what getting ill from it will do (and surviving) it'll wake up your immune system to what it needs to be looking for. Flu vaccines are basically just guesses what the dominant strain is going to be. Apart from the H1N1 vaccine in 2009 I almost never get them because they almost never guess right, and the flu is the easiest illness I've ever had. Four days with a headache, fever, and fatigue. I'll take that over food poisoning any day. Get a basic SARS-Co-2 vaccine and get it to as many people as possible and it'll stop spreading like it is. Just like flu vaccines, which are just guesses. It's the same theory, and it seemingly works. This is concerning. The way it attacks some and not all, is odd, and doesn't make sense. I hope these measures slow the spread so as little people as possible have to go through it, and we get a better understanding of how to fight it. Hell now there's the hydroxychloroquine + z pack treatment, that might stop the SARS part of the infection. I agree whole heartedly Not sure how it's our president's fault and not the Chinese government's (who didn't restrict travel during the onset and suppressed information, more than likely still is)? I'd imagine he'd get severe backlash for having done either of those actions because it would be deemed racist.
  14. You went outside and other people were there? Stop the presses, it's almost like it's safe to go on a walk or hike because it's not a effective way to transfer a virus from person to person. I've noticed something very different I live in Toluca Lake and I drove up to the costco on Sherman Way and Tujunga early saturday morning and the streets were empty aside from a bum peeing right onto lankershim, and police cars were in most parking lots, looked plenty locked down to me. I don't want to risk arrogance but the majority of people who get this virus will be just fine, in fact a lot will probably barely feel sick. Is it worth the massive hit to the economy? Honestly not sure, but the California lock down commitment until the end of April, that should be worth a short, and if it's not, well poop, I'm already doing everything I'm supposed to. The major problem is obviously hospital capacity and access to ventilators. A vaccine is probably coming sooner than 18 months, while they typically do take a long time to develop, this will more likely be expedited due to the massive **(obscenity removed)** the entire world is taking. While the vast majority of people will be fine, it can just bull doze old people and those with underlying health conditions. Here's a tip, if you aren't 80, if you get it, stay out of a hospital unless you have a hard time breathing. What they don't tell you is pneumonia is probably going to be caused by the bacteria factories that are hospitals. Same reason so many people get a bad case of MERSA after going to the hospital for something else. It is serious, all novel viruses are, and this one just seems to want to spread like wildfire, and yes I know some young people have died, I can't say anyone has a read on this virus quite yet, but whether the economy resumes soon, or effect treatments start (a good one is already being toyed with, it's off label medication, but anyone who knows dick about medicine knows how it all starts, AZT was a cancer drug before used for AIDS) this is something we will eventually have to face, it will not be contained. At the end of the day it's a novel cold virus, it'll kill some people, but we will all have to get it and let it become part of the seasonal cold from here on out. Maybe we should sanction China after this, after SARS 1, H1N1, Bird Flu, and now SARS 2 - Corona Virus, maybe all wildlife meat sales should be curbed (can extended elsewhere, we can thank people eating monkeys for AIDS, I frankly don't give a poop if it's insensitive, unleashing viruses that cripple the entire world is far worse) Before you say 'bro you don't know what you're talking about' both my parents are oncologists, I've grown up around doctors my whole life. Both of them are taking this serious, and I only am because I don't want to pass it on to them and risk them having a serious response to it. If it weren't for that, I'd frankly rather just get it, gather the antibodies, and get back to living life again, because living like this until July or August frankly sounds worse than a healthy person's response to covid-19. I'm thinking about everyone out of work right now, I hope we bounce back soon, you're all in my thoughts
  15. For whatever it's worth, it was one of the best looking films I've seen all year, also a great story, I wouldn't have changed a thing-- saw it on a big IMAX screen
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