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sleepydustking  ·  2249 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: John Lennon's Love Me Do guitar, lost in '62, resurfaces in California

Since I started learning the guitar a few years ago I gained a whole new respect for Lennon. His songs are simple and easy to learn, but profoundly meaningful. Beautiful guitar.

Thanks thenewgreen - I've added your feedback to my list for the next one. The point you made about the length of the intro is exactly what one of the senior reporters told me. One of the hardest parts of scripting is cutting stuff down, which is even harder as you become closer to the story, as smaller details seem more important to the story then they actually are.

I feel your pain bro, I'm also one of those "diet coke" brown guys, and am always stopped at airports. Part of me likes to think its because I'm really cool and the immigration guys just wanna hang out with me. More likely just people being "careful" - it sucks but racial profiling does exist.

Btw, is there anything is particular I you think I ought to cover in the next episodes?

The funny thing is I had the right equipment, just didn't know how to use it properly. First mistake was I forgot to check the levels before, so completely missed the fact I was only recorded on one channel. Secondly, the mic was directional, and I stupidly placed it right next to Rizwaan, but on the chair below the table. So inexperience to blame mostly. Audio is my biggest problem, and from what I've learned, seems to be the most common. Thanks for the feedback Steve, much appreciated!

sleepydustking  ·  2254 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Senate votes to reform NSA 67 to 32, ends metadata collection

They're using this same reform argument in the UK - or "modernization", is the keyword being used. British people naturally tend to be more trusting of our goverment, or so it seems at least. Strange since quite a significant number of us have to study 1984 in school.

sleepydustking  ·  2259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I just spotted a real, live, endangered species in the wild.

    I envision you as one of those rare people that can get away with using the word phantasmagorical.

That is a cool word, one which I didn't know until just this moment. Here, have a couple of gold coins on me...

//throws gold colored foil at thenewgreen

Buy yourself a pretty pony or somethin'

sleepydustking  ·  2259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I just spotted a real, live, endangered species in the wild.

I carry a small sack of gold coins around my neck which I use for all my exchanges. There is chocolate on the inside of the coins as well, which is just an awesome bonus.

sleepydustking  ·  2259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Events

I've used task management/team communication programs in the past that have similar features. An online program called slack does this quite well, as you just type in a command and it automatically adds the alert.

ex: /remind me in 2 hours to eat cake

Thanks tng, glad to be here. Getting to grips with how everything works still but I'm already feeling positive vibes from the community. Really refreshing after the cynicism that larger websites seem to draw in.

In regards to your comments, it was precisely these issues that drove me to make the film. I got the idea from some conference notes I found on the internet. Young Muslims were asked to draw how they felt the media portrayed Muslims. The results were, of course, stereotypical "Islamists". You are right in that the general population find it difficult to think about these issues abstractly, they want or prefer simple answers. Education is the key I think.

The general poor quality is down to having no budget and poor equipment. We're trying to get more funding for Raw but it's a catch 22 - can't get proper funding without good films, can't get good films without funding. I've invested some of my own money into audio equipment for the next one.

Where are you based btw? If you're in the UK feel free to drop me message if want to collaborate.

Thanks again for watching and commenting. Feel free to share any videos you make with me!

Thanks for the kind words, really appreciate it.

When the guy who runs the bookstand drew a capitalist - totally surprised me! Never thought we would get a response like that.

There is alot of stuff I couldn't use as my house was broken into less than two days after filming. They stole my computer, SD Cards, ipad - everything! Lost a bunch of footage I hadn't backed up yet, was really disheartening.

Moral of the story - always back up yo shit!

Thanks lil, I was told by someone on reddit, strangely enough. I lurked a while before hand though. Yeh her name was Claire, she was really nice. All the interviewees were very open, which makes my job far easier!