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    Hi. This is Kevan Jones from AV Specialist magazine. I'm planning an article that explores the use of Red in Africa and the Middle East and would appreciate it if current/ future users would contact me or reply to this thread. I'm specifically trying to understand where the camera is being used, what it's being used for - and why?
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    Hello Kevan,
    I love AV Specialist Magazine , We receive it every month in my company here in Lebanon. We have a RED ONE , we recently opened a production house ,sadly we are one of the few here in Lebanon that know how to work with this camera properly , we also have Scratch system . Recently we have been shooting lots of commercials .
    I was wondering if u know any production houses in Tanzanian using RED ?
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    Hi Kevan

    I am a Director/DoP based out of Dubai, I have two full Red camera packages with Arri accessories etc. I used to always shoot 35mm on commercials and high end corporates but now in the last 12 months I would say 75% of the I shoot on the Red's. Everyone seems impressed with the look and the quality. But as Sally Shamas stated there are few people who use it properly and truly understand the camera in this region, especially the post workflow. I have been around to the post houses that I work with and have been shocked at the lack of knowledge of the new workflows, they all seem to be trying to use the pre 7thDec 2008 workflows as opposed to the latest methods, very odd. However we will get there eventually
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    isnt this thread a bit old? why the sudden rebirth?

    Maybe time to revisit the topic, Kevan? I know the RED is freakin everywhere round here now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew clemson View Post
    Maybe time to revisit the topic, Kevan? I know the RED is freakin everywhere round here now.
    Not in Tanzania .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally Shamas View Post
    Not in Tanzania .
    I meant in the U.A.E. There's a ton more than there were when the initial article went out. Speaking to people from various companies, it would seem to have (at least in this country) overtaken film, as Riki said.

    Id also agree with Riki, that there are a lot of cowboys here aswell. A lot of the cameras are in the hands of people who don't know how to use them, and a lot of the post houses here have not yet fully caught up with the post process. We have to troubleshoot an awful lot of both workflow issues and poor shots.
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    On a side note, Id like to suggest, as I did a good few months ago, that we get a "Middle East' section added to the Usergroups subsection of the forum.

    I never know wether I should post in "Asia" or "Everywhere else".

    Would anyone else agree that it would be a useful addition to the site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew clemson View Post
    On a side note, Id like to suggest, as I did a good few months ago, that we get a "Middle East' section added to the Usergroups subsection of the forum.

    I never know wether I should post in "Asia" or "Everywhere else".

    Would anyone else agree that it would be a useful addition to the site?
    Well, technically we are in Asia . But the "Everywhere else" is a section to all the countries that they never heard about in the US, Canada and Europe .
    Here in Lebanon , RED is taking over film but its a shame how they are using it , shooting 2k , not knowing what to do with the footage , not using false color so we get lots of shitty footage , not knowing wat a LUT is about etc.etc..
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    That is extremely sad and disapointing Sally as this will only give the Red camera a bad reputation
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    Quote Originally Posted by RikiButland View Post
    That is extremely sad and disapointing Sally as this will only give the Red camera a bad reputation
    Until someone starts a RED community in Lebanon , maybe in the Middle East ...
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