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Forum: Screenwriting 11-08-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
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Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By AcousticAl
USB drives are dirt cheap, and great for keeping...

USB drives are dirt cheap, and great for keeping backup copies of all your extras (graphics files, sound files, etc.). They’re also good for keeping backups of footage. If I were you, I’d get one...
Forum: Tech Help 11-06-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By AcousticAl
Sounds like a drive failure to me. You did back...

Sounds like a drive failure to me. You did back up all your footage to a backup drive, right?
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By AcousticAl
Okay... so are you connecting to the Mac with...

Okay... so are you connecting to the Mac with FW800, or did you have to adapt it to FW400? This is kind of important to know.



Just out of curiosity... how big a sequence? Is your entire...
Forum: Tech Help 11-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By AcousticAl
Are you using FireWire 400, or 800? How many...

Are you using FireWire 400, or 800?

How many sequences do you have open in the project? FCP versions before FCPX could slow down drastically if too many sequences were open at one time.

Try...
Forum: Hollywood 11-04-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By AcousticAl
Like Bob, I’ve learned to flip the switch between...

Like Bob, I’ve learned to flip the switch between content creator and consumer. I’m only snapped out of the film when there’s something glaringly bad.

I do switch back into my production mind...
Forum: Newbies 10-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By AcousticAl
Solid color, but what about the weave pattern in...

Solid color, but what about the weave pattern in the fabric? Fine ridges in the fabric can do the same thing as pinstripe patterns.

Full frame mirrorless cameras are not always that much different...
Forum: Newbies 10-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By AcousticAl
It’s called moiré. It happens when fine-detailed...

It’s called moiré. It happens when fine-detailed patterns, typically those made of thin lines, overwhelm the resolution of the camera’s sensor. This is often more common in DSLRs than in higher-end...
Forum: The Lounge 09-25-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By AcousticAl
No clue what the context is for this quote, but...

No clue what the context is for this quote, but if I had to guess... he’d differentiating a “movie” (a fun ride, a 2-hour piece of entertainment), and a “film” (something with artistic depth and...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-24-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By AcousticAl
What is seen on screen is rarely as frightening...

What is seen on screen is rarely as frightening as what isn’t seen.

Study up on Hitchcock. Masterful horror stories. No gore.
Forum: Computers/Software 09-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By AcousticAl
Time compression/expansion, or time alignment, is...

Time compression/expansion, or time alignment, is what you’re looking for to use alternate dialog takes. Pitch has nothing to do with it, unless you want to make the dialog sound like it’s from...
Forum: Computers/Software 09-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By AcousticAl
That wasn’t a jab at you, dude. It was a crack at...

That wasn’t a jab at you, dude. It was a crack at every hipster in every coffee house. People who set up in a coffee shop with their MacBook do it so that they can be seen doing it. In other words:...
Forum: Computers/Software 09-06-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By AcousticAl
But if you aren’t sitting at Starbucks with your...

But if you aren’t sitting at Starbucks with your MacBook, how will everyone else know that you’re working on your screenplay?
Forum: Indie 09-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By AcousticAl
Just got hired on a feature (yay, 6 weeks of...

Just got hired on a feature (yay, 6 weeks of work), so I’m hustling to clear two other big projects off my desk to get them delivered before I’m pretty much out of pocket.
Forum: On The Set 08-30-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By AcousticAl
A movie trailer is not an accurate representation...

A movie trailer is not an accurate representation of the film as far as audio is concerned. Trailers are driven specifically by dialog, heavy music, and added sound effects that are not part of the...
Forum: On The Set 08-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By AcousticAl
Again, this is Foley. It’s done in...

Again, this is Foley. It’s done in post-production, not on-set. A dedicated Foley artist actually watches the playback of the edited picture and performs the footsteps along with what’s seen on...
Forum: On The Set 08-30-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By AcousticAl
Get your dialog recording right in production....

Get your dialog recording right in production. That’s the focus of production sound, and if it’s done right and done well, you can do anything else in post.

I’d say audio post is actually the more...
Forum: Music 08-29-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By AcousticAl
Due credit includes copyright...

Due credit includes copyright licensing/permissions. If you use it and it isn’t yours, just telling people where it came from doesn’t mean squat.

People think it’s perfectly adequate on YouTube to...
Forum: Promotion 08-28-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,692
Posted By AcousticAl
“Least possible budget” is not the same as...

“Least possible budget” is not the same as “cheapest of possible solutions.” He also said he wanted to get the sound right.

But whatever. After decades of working professionally with sound, what...
Forum: Promotion 08-27-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,692
Posted By AcousticAl
The Zoom H1 isn’t going to get you anywhere close...

The Zoom H1 isn’t going to get you anywhere close to where you want to be. This is NOT a recorder for getting clear dialog.

So, pedramyz, there are three things going on here. First, dialog is a...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,539
Posted By AcousticAl
It’s certainly not for everyone. For me, it...

It’s certainly not for everyone. For me, it thinks the way I do. The familiar “pen and paper” hand position also means I can blaze through edits and move straight into adding text without putting...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,539
Posted By AcousticAl
And then DigiBeta came along with pre-read heads...

And then DigiBeta came along with pre-read heads and we could make cross-dissolves between two clips from the same source tape and we thought we’d died and gone to heaven.



100%

The Wacom...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,539
Posted By AcousticAl
Geez... folks caught up in the “I don’t use it...

Geez... folks caught up in the “I don’t use it myself, so there’s no reason you should” way of thinking.

Edit controllers - tactile control surfaces - can speed up workflow. It’s not as black and...
Forum: Computers/Software 08-05-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,106
Posted By AcousticAl
Just curious. Have you actually used Pinnacle? ...

Just curious. Have you actually used Pinnacle?

I’ve played with it on several different machines (all well above the minimum system requirements) and have had nothing but problems... the same...
Forum: Documentary 07-29-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By AcousticAl
I’m with Rik. I’m interested to see the final...

I’m with Rik. I’m interested to see the final version.

Sound design impacts perception of the visuals. Again, right now it’s just... incomplete.
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