Alex_vanPutten

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from Los Angeles, California

  • Activity

    • Who likes beer?

      5 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      The first episode I worked on for CRAFTY came online yesterday. I was first camera and assistant editor. Let's help make it famous.

    • I love my new life

      5 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      I had a great, busy weekend of filming. I showed up on set prepared to be a Boom op, but upon finding out neither of the assistant camera's showed up, volunteered my services and was immediately promoted to 1'st AC. At the end of the first day, I was asked to do a Steadicam shot, which marks my first time outside of my certification.

      The only problem is that it's deferred pay. But still wouldn't rather be doing anything else. I've got two more weekends of this, and I'm seriously excited.

    • I'm in LA

      5 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      I started work on Sunday, and I've got a reasonable work schedule this week. Not as many hours as I hoped, but supposedly I'll be bumped up to full time soon.

      Got a couple days off, so I'll relax for now. Maybe get drunk.

    • I've got some news

      5 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      Regarding the progress of my life.

      Since 2013 began, I've made it an active goal to jumpstart my career in filmmaking. FOr me, this meant getting in touch with everyone I know in the industry and bugging them enough to get any odd job I could. I've been a cameraman in a miniseries (Season 2 of HotDamnTV.com's Crafty, not out yet, 1 or 2 more episodes to film), a PA and a 2nd AC (on an indie film called Cockroaches) for a few short days, and a script supervisor on a short film called Poor Joey.

      With this under my belt, though it's not much, I've decided to officially make the move to Los Angeles, since everything is based from there and I'd rather not travel from San Diego all the time I'm needed. In order to do this, I decided the easy route would be to find a job at a movie theater, since I've worked at 2 for 2 years of my life. It's easy work, even if it is low pay. That'll help me get a foothold on the god-forsaken city.

      So that's what I did. I sought out employment at the Laemmle theater in Santa Monica. Stop by and visit me later on this month.

      Aside from that, I've also applied for lessons and certification in steadicam operation. For those who don't know, THIS is a steadicam. With that certification, I hope to take another step forward towards my goal of (eventually) becoming a cinematographer.

      The next couple of months are going to be hectic. Lots of hard work, shallow pockets, and long hours stuck in traffic, but there's no time to look back. It's time for my life to begin.

      TL;DR, I'm going to live in LA, bitches

    • So I finally got around to playing minecraft.

      6 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      That was a mistake.

      Goodbye, productivity.

    • Why does anybody care about the Oscars

      6 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      It's all shitty politics. I refused point blank to watch it this year because they didn't even NOMINATE the greatest film to come out in 2012, Killing Them Softly. The only movie to come out that broke the mold, and didn't pander to the lowest common denominator. So Fuck You, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You don't know what you're talking about.

    • And now I'm 20

      6 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      To celebrate my entry into my 20th year of living, I'm watching TDKR.

      This was a good choice.

    • Things are happening for me!

      6 years ago

      Alex_vanPutten

      Got a call today from 1st AC Ray Milazzo.

      www.imdb.com/name/nm0586919/

      He's going to help me get a job in the camera department of the TV show he's working on (not listed on IMDB yet). Finally, all this searching and work is paying off for me!

      Yeah. I'm pretty jacked.

  • Comments (5353)

    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

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      Maybe not that much of a curve, but a curve like that.

    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

      No, I mean kind of skinny them up, so the area going between the tail and the body looks something like this:

      [___]
      .\ . ./
      ..| . |
      ./ . . \

      rather than:

      [___]
      .| . .|
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    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      It's supposed to go live "late morning", according to B.net.

      Suppose you'll just have to wait till after school.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Please, our schedule is so ridiculously long term it's not even funny. I would be ecstatic if we had a working alpha by the end of summer.

      Go ahead and finish up whatever you're doing, but like I said, if you're ever in need of something to do, I could definitely use the help.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Eventually, it'll be a standalone .exe, but as of yet, I have no plans to release it at all. Still kinda testing the waters with the whole copyright thing. I doubt we'll hear anything from anyone important for a long time, if at all, but better safe than sorry.

      By the way, if you want to help, help would certainly be appreciated. I've got a couple people modelling for me already, but I will take all the people I can get.

    • bunig

      9 years ago

      Yeah, it's funny how that always happens.
      Even i'm currently working/starting on 3 projects. =P

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Well, they said the format the video is, MKV, isn't supported, so take your best shot: digital-warriors.blogspot.com/ .

      When If all fails, Quicktime or DivX might work, or you could use the third party media player they recommend: www.videolan.org/vlc/

      Post edited 3/30/10 8:23PM

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      I have to agree.

      But effective pricing much?

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Fail at embedding moonbuggy, but yeah.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Well good luck, I'll be starting a Mark IV myself, pretty soon now. I think I'm planning to have both the Mark IV and the Mark V in my game. I don't even think I'm going to concept it, though, I think I'm just going to open Max and start going spline crazy.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Hey, it's a great theory...

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Dude, I found new pants and then ruined that pair too.

      Don't even get me started.

    • Xx_Thorn_xX

      9 years ago

      Brooklyn!!!

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      He's a hero among heroes, dude.

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Only problem I'd have with rain and wind is it blowing in my face. Otherwise, I wouldn't care if I got soaked (unless we're talking freezing temperatures).

    • GMFRK_00

      9 years ago

      not sure but its just been windy and thundery as fuck

    • Ajemsuhgao

      9 years ago

      Oh, huh.

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Oh I'm sure his fiancee already has.

      Besides, I orginally thought she lived somewhere in the mainland NYC area, so I assumed it was either Rhode Island or Jersey. But she lives in Bolton, NY, and it's so much closer to the US-Canada border than I thought (which explains why his trip to Canada aswell as New York last year was simpler and cheaper than I originally thought).

    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

      That could be a lot of things. Hopefully it is just the hard drive. Good luck with it. I hope you can get it working.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      I'm fairly certain that Cox hasn't upgraded any of their stuff around here to accommodate how many people live in the area. During the day that means my speeds slow to a fucking crawl. At night it's usually okay, though.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      I download a ton of movies and music, so the first 2 TB drive I picked up is already about a sixth full. I've had it less than 5 months.

    • Xx_Thorn_xX

      9 years ago

      Well thats why I would watch it

    • Xx_Thorn_xX

      9 years ago

      Maybe thats why he started watching it.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      Confused looks, mostly. It's in my dirty laundry right now. I'll get some pics up next time I wear it.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      My video card and my CPU.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      I don't have specific ones in mind just yet. I look for deals online and just try to find something that is significantly better (and compatible) without breaking the bank.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Okay so maybe it's actually more like 60, but yeah, they do butt rape you on the retail copies. But they treat their employees like royalty, so, I guess it's a trade off.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Like 80% off or something. Don't really know, but I can't sell it to you anyway, so it's a moot point.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      Yeah, bought a copy of Win7 from the MS company store (employees get super discounts), just haven't installed it yet. Too busy, or something like that.

      Well, yeah. Beginning stages at the moment. Cranking out a lot of low poly Halo models and basic engine code at the moment. Also got a few people helping me out, so things are going better than expected for the moment. The Sparrowhawk was by far the toughest, though, because of the lack of blueprints. Everything else is comparitively a piece of cake.

      You'll be seeing a lot of stuff hitting deviantART in the next few months, I assure you.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      You're running Win7 as I recall?

      All Windows versions have native DirectX support, and Vista and later support OpenGL, though not natively and not that well either.

      Doesn't matter, the poll is already starting to look like what I thought it was going to. It'd be better to write the game as a Windows native .exe program in C++ using DirectX, and then if we ever feel like releasing a Mac version (though as I recall they can run .exes through an emulator) we can just hunt up a CC-licensed C++ compiler for Mac executables. The performance time on the Mac version will suffer greatly, if there ever even is one, but it's quite apparent that most people use Windows anyway, so we're not really going to bother with compatibility for the moment.

    • stupidsmart

      9 years ago

      WASHING-TUN

    • stupidsmart

      9 years ago

      no, i was joking, people are just stoopid.

    • Fatalpath

      9 years ago

      Thanks alot dude, Ive joined the group and ill check out the website.


      Thanks again

    • Fatalpath

      9 years ago

      Ahh okay, Got any decent tutorial websites for a nub on 3ds max? bigsmile.png

    • Ajemsuhgao

      9 years ago

      No. But I know you can find it online pretty easy. Just look for Halo PC modding/models.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      Yeah, it's Cocks. That's plan B, by the way. Plan A is to update the firmware on the router and replace the modem, and see if that does any good.

    • dragonmanweb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold What's this?

      9 years ago

      We're pretty sure it's the modem, since only resetting the router doesn't usually fix the issue. We have to reset both.

    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

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    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

      I would get in so much shit for that. Just be patient. smiley8.gif

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Me neither.

      It's looking top notch.

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Mmm... sounds tasty.

    • Bizargh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Like a fish

    • GenericBrit

      9 years ago

      I feel your pain.

      I've got College until Friday, and won't even get to touch the game (Could be lucky enough to play Firefight for an hour or less) until then.

    • stupidsmart

      9 years ago

      the delicious freedom and equality of the people between the walls of iron and steel

    • X13

      9 years ago

      Fine, but just to warn you, it really sucks.

    • fritzmonkey

      9 years ago

      Do you have a serial code for it? You still need one of those. They are available for free though.

    • X13

      9 years ago

      It's somewhere, not here though.

    • X13

      9 years ago

      Oh god, I had to do a project based on that song my junior year where I had to write and sing an alternate version to that song...

      That project was the sole reason I passed AP U.S. History

    • Sparten316

      9 years ago

      it really isnt...
      but it is...

    • bunig

      9 years ago

      Added! smiley0.gif

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