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    I know this isnt very upbeat lol but my life has turned to toxic waste and I've lost everything.

    My job, my house, my visa.

    Back to UK it is on a one way ticket with no money left. All my savings went on providing for myself and my soon to be 3 year old son here (who will stay with his mother my ex here in NZ) while I was out of work thanks to its demise from the earthquakes here. My visa was attached to the job.

    Not only that my DVX I bought from ebay was a dud and died after 30 hours usage.


    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....sweet sweet reality.

    I'm 26 and feel like theres just nothing out there job/career wise.

    I guess I will go on the dole when I get back and check into a shelter or something until i get back on my feet.

    But i wont let it get me down I guess, even tho its hard.

    I still want to be a film maker and nothing will stop me.

    Just a huge set back thats all. I did everything i could before to make the situation manageable but to no effect.


    Just wondering how low any of you guys have ever got in your life and how you dealt with it and came back to the surface.

    Sorry, dont mean to sound like a bummer, just would be cool to talk someone I guess.
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    Despite the unfortunate circumstances, your indomitable spirit is shining through. That's a good sign.
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    Bleeding Christ, that sucks.

    I really feel for you. I was very very low down once.
    The secret is never give up and get up one more time than you stumbled down.

    Does anyone have a DVX left, gathering dust on a shelf?

    We could maybe raise some money here on the board, buy the camera and send it to him, so he could get at least some wedding jobs or local commercials.

    Im willing to donate $20.

    Who else is in?

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    I'm in.
    Just tell me where to send it.
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    But i wont let it get me down I guess, even tho its hard. - exactly the right mindset

    I still want to be a film maker and nothing will stop me. - damn straight, nothing will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postmaster View Post
    Bleeding Christ, that sucks.

    I really feel for you. I was very very low down once.
    The secret is never give up and get up one more time than you stumbled down.

    Does anyone have a DVX left, gathering dust on a shelf?




    We could maybe raise some money here on the board, buy the camera and send it to him, so he could get at least some wedding jobs or local commercials.

    Im willing to donate $20.


    Who else is in?


    Frank

    I'm in too, cause I'm also so depressed and donno where to start, and I'm in UK! So even it's my last 20, I'm in...
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    Wow thanks guys, really appreciate it, but I could never accept money off you guys.

    Since I haven't been back to UK in about 5 years, my account is prob inactive, and my bank card expired in 2008 lol.

    I just have to laugh at it at the end of the day, its the best remedy. (Laughter.)
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    Nah, I wanted to raise some money to buy you a used DVX that gathers dust on a users shelf (dont know if there is any - but hey, its DVXuser after all) - just to give you a chance for a new start after your DVX disaster. Weddings and small business commercials may not be your filmmaking dream, but may pay the rent.

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    Well thanks man, thats really nice of you. I just feel a bit embarrassed as I've always worked for what I've got and not used to anyone getting me stuff. Would be nice tho.
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    I think it's good to keep in mind that lots of people who we have in our minds as having been greatly successful have almost always had a point in their life where everything seem to have been flushed down the toilet for them.

    So, hey, you're in good company, methinks!
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