My Landlord said it was ok....

MasterWolf
MasterWolf Posts: 369
The other day I asked my Landlord if I could keep a pet bird in my apartment. She said "sure, that would be fine, not a problem", then she asked me what type of bird I was thinking of getting, I said "An Emu"
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  • KahvehRobinett
    KahvehRobinett Posts: 442 Just Starting Out*
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    I think a Cassowary would be prettier, and they are a tad smaller. My apartment is tiny, not a lot of room
  • Prospero
    Prospero Posts: 127
    Wanna get a toucan that way I can always find the fruit loops :)
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    In the Brazilian rain forest the natives communicate over long distances by tying a string between toucans
  • Andrew
    Andrew Posts: 378 Enthusiast
    What the hell is this troll hole these days?
  • spydurhank
    spydurhank Posts: 3,156 Expert
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    This place is gone.
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    I think a lot of us are confused, just in different ways.
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    I just feel like i'm getting attacked for posting something not about film making in the General forums where we are suppose to be able to talk about pretty much anything. This is the first topic I have started that was non-film related and it feels like everyone is looking at me like i just defecated on the rug or something. In the welcome thread to the General Forums it says feel free to talk about anything you want besides politics and religion. My take on it is this is an area to relax, have fun and get to know each other... i guess i am wrong.
    So fine, if you have to talk about nothing but film making or run the risk of getting run out of the forums with torches and pitch forks....
    Anyone know a good price for an emu? I want to film it in my apartment.
    There, I am talking about film making, I'm back on topic, you all happy now?
  • mercianfilm
    mercianfilm Posts: 161
    Ha ha that Toucan joke is genius! I remember i went to a little pub on the lincolnshire coastline that had similiar jokes but they were rather more risque- involving cockatoo's (genuine bird!) and exotic birds of a different kind. Was one of those pubs where everything was slightly odd- they collected all manner of things that had washed ashore- from bits of wood to muskets. the oddest and most unsettling thing was that it used to be a public toilet! And i can confirm a lot of the locals continued to use it in that manner after a pint or two! :D
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369

    Ha ha that Toucan joke is genius! I remember i went to a little pub on the lincolnshire coastline that had similiar jokes but they were rather more risque- involving cockatoo's (genuine bird!) and exotic birds of a different kind. Was one of those pubs where everything was slightly odd- they collected all manner of things that had washed ashore- from bits of wood to muskets. the oddest and most unsettling thing was that it used to be a public toilet! And i can confirm a lot of the locals continued to use it in that manner after a pint or two! :D
    Thanx, I wrote that joke myself
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    my favorite bird is the kind that wear short skirts am i rite!
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    I must say this is the topic I have laughed most at, I like the two can joke mate! Haha
    And I must say, I didn't really notice that this is a general forum, I thought it was a general film forum haha. Well I am glad I know now.
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369

    Welcome to the HitFilm.com forums! The General forum is where you can chat about anything you want and get to know your fellow HitFilmers.
    All are welcome here, beginners and experts, and we have only a few rules:
    - Discrimination of any sort will not be tolerated.
    - The HitFilm community is global. There will be people with differing views and cultures to your own, please respect them.
    - Please refrain from discussing politics or religion, as this is the internet and it never goes well. :)
    From the welcome thread at the top of the General forum page
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    Awesome.
    Well I say, you must get an emu! if you do, that'd be quite funny, take it for a walk throughs the hall says and see the look on the "morons" faces as you go past them. Hehe.
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    I found a place near me that sells babies for $50, I'd love to get a few but not in my apartment, this place is smaller than a shoe box. If i had me some land i'd have lots of stuff like that. So I really need to get my film career off the ground so I can get me some kool critters.
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    Do you have a job in the film business, like an editor for a mini company, or something like that?
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    Nah, i'm pretty much a freelancer. I've been a freelance artist and cartoonist for years and in the last 5 years or so I have added photography and videography to my freelancing credits. Additionally I enter a lot of art contests and the occasional film contest. Much of my software and equipment and such has come from contest wins. So basically I would love to work my way up to low budget film making, currently my budget is zero lol. If i get a budget of around $100 for a film project I feel like i'm rolling in cash. Keep in mind that I started doing tv commercials for local businesses 2 years before I could afford my first camcorder. I couldn't even rent one. I had image editing and video editing software and I used that to edit together animated commercials. I sold my first commercial before I had ever done any animating at all. They asked if I could do it, I said sure. Then spent the next 2 weeks learning how to animate. By week 3 I had finished a 30 second spot and got paid for my first tv commercial. I kept doing that till I could afford my first camera.
    I'm doing rather well at the moment. I have an apartment. I've been homeless 3 or 4 times in the last few years. 2 years ago I was homeless for 9 months. I slept in my car, at night I would plug my computers in at an out of the way public restroom, edit my stuff that way, then I would go to a local church to submit it via the internet. Not exactly the ideal working conditions. Not that my working conditions are that great now, but at least its not a public lav.
    I'm rather persistent. No matter how bad things get I never give up. I keep my eye on the prize no matter what, and for me the prize is making it as a successful film maker.
  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Posts: 4,370 Enthusiast
    edited July 2012

    What the hell is this troll hole these days?
    More to the point, what is with your need to comment on any topic that doesn't personally interest you? A public forum is inevitably going to have a mixture of content, some of which will be of interest and some of which won't. The way most people deal with that is to get involved in the topics that do interest them and ignore the rest - it takes a particular kind of egocentrism to expect every topic to be of interest to yourself, and to actively complain when they're not.
    You seem to still have a slightly rose-tinted view of the old FXhome.com forums being some kind of bastion of serious, intelligent film discourse. It had a lot of that, of course, but it also had a massive amount of completely crazy, quirky content. That diversity is what I liked about it. The problem with those old forums is that they had been on a long decline, mainly because HitFilm's development had taken a long time which meant there wasn't a central focus.
    HitFilm.com's forums are run by the exact same people as FXhome's. They're essentially the same, just running on modern tech and with an active, growing community. The composition is different, of course, but tonally it feels about right - accepting, friendly, sharing, generous, quirky - and it has a good breadth of content - discussion of mainstream films, sharing of filmmaking tips and techniques, exchanging of VFX tests and tech knowledge, and general off-topic chit chat.
    Now, did I find MasterWolf's joke post interesting or even funny? No, personally I didn't. It's not what I read the forums for. But that's fine, because I'll just head over to a different topic and read about The Secret Number, or about interesting particle engine ideas, or about starting out with green screen filming, or about props that Mercian is building for his latest project, or Silentwisher's time lapse experiments, or about your Batman parody project. And it's clear that some people did enjoy MasterWolf's post, and that's also totally fine.
    But what I would say is that posts like MasterWolf's are what help to solidify forum members' personalities, just as you complaining in every slightly quirky topic solidifies your personality to readers.
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369
    Thank you Simon.
    A bit of irony, in real life i tend to bore people to death talking about movies and film making. Most of the folks I talk to haven't a bloody clue what i am talking about and just nod and stare blankly. I tend to live film making 24 hours a day. I watch movies, I read books on movies, I watch tutorials online ... I love movies and film making, but once in a while its nice to talk about something different. Just a quick quirky side note at the water cooler before getting back to the everyday stuff.
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    Yes, when ever i talk about film making at my school, people tend to get quite interested, thankfully, know most of my friends call me froi sometimes as thats what i called my old youtube account. I get tonnes of pretty good ideas for film, but in the past i haven't been able to make any of the ideas into films,as i didn't have any software/ PCs/ Cameras to use. So a few of my friends now think that any film i talk about making won't be made! But i aim to prove them wrong this summer, when i make many short films, 2 of which i have scripted, and 2 of which that i have nearly scripted! Going to be fun. - so that is a bit about me, how i am usually at school when talking about films. But on these forums i try to keep most things film related, just because i love films, not because i every thing in the forums should be about films, which they should not, like Simon said! :D
  • DanielMorgan
    DanielMorgan Posts: 324 Just Starting Out
    edited July 2012
    "I slept in my car, at night I would plug my computers in at an out of the way public restroom, edit my stuff that way, then I would go to a local church to submit it via the internet" - That show's a serious commitment to your art my friend, that's really quite inspiring.
    On what you were saying about living film 24 hours a day, I'm the same. To be honest the challenge with this stuff is actually being able to come away from it. When you're trying to tell stories about 'life', It's quite important to actually be living it and just talking about anything that can lead to inspiration. It's the weird thing about film, the closer you get to the process of making it , the further you get from what your making and vice versa. People can get so wrapped up in the technical side of things that they just forget about the more human elements to a film. It's a kinda beautiful chaos.
    That's why I think the 'General' forum is brilliant. I think all film makers have a 'general' portion of their mind where they are just talking about anything other than film. To get inspiration and to be reminded about what they are replicating on screen.
  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,617 Ambassador
    edited July 2012
    MasterWolf- How many news papers are you going to have to put down for that emu or can you train them to tell you when they have to go outside?
    What does an emu eat? :huh:
    The tucan joke was great!

  • Yes, when ever i talk about film making at my school, people tend to get quite interested.
    Well, you are lucky. The most people in my school form will talk about films was what follows:
    *random silence during art*
    Me: You like films?
    Other guy: films are good.
    Me: Well, I make films.
    Other guy: Bet they're rubbish.
    Me: Erm...Don't you just love the awesome SFX in Transformers?
    Other Guy: I only really noticed the fit girls' arses.
    Me: Yeah, there's that...
    *Slowly moves to another table*
    And that's it. As you can see, I'm really good at socializing.
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    edited July 2012
    Well a couple years ago when I started stopmotion, I was rubbish, people were still interested, even people I didn't like to socialise with (I sound like a "shower" bag there, if you know what I mean) still took an interest which was awesome.
    However, people at my school also tend to just look at the femal actresses and comment on them, but most people also like films because of the effects and story :) , so I can get into a good Convosation with them about it.
    And today alone, I have had, and still having a Convosation about a film I am filming soon, with a couple of my friends. So I am glad I go to a school where people tend to be creative. And next year in sixth form there will hopefully be more creative people joining! Fingers crossed.
  • MasterWolf
    MasterWolf Posts: 369

    MasterWolf- How many news papers are you going to have to put down for that emu or can you train them to tell you when they have to go outside?
    What does an emu eat? :huh:
    The tucan joke was great!
    Emus eat mostly grain. Like the cassowary they will occasionally eat meat, but mostly grain, leaves, other plant material. Actually I don't have all that much experience with them. I know they kick with enough force to break your leg and that you should squint around them because they have a nasty habit of pecking out your eyeballs. Anything shiny and they peck at it. Most of the emus i have dealt with were farm raised birds. I've only seen one wild emu. Went for a walk one day on the rail road tracks and suddenly found my self face to face with a big old emu. I had been watching a flock of budgies and hadn't noticed the emu walk up. I turned and there he was, about half a meter from me. Nothing happened, we just passed each other and were on our way. But it was an interesting surprise.
  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Posts: 4,370 Enthusiast
    Daniel - nicely put. It's the same with any creative medium: you need to take a break in order to get experience and references to put back into your work. If the work is all you are, that will eventually reflect in the work itself, making it shallower and less interesting.
  • Froi
    Froi Posts: 966
    so you basically need to do other things to get inspiration for what ever you are working on.