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Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 783
Posted By AcousticAl
Because... Future_Screen, you want...

Because...



Future_Screen, you want structure and clear rules and guidelines. Screenwriting, filmmaking in general, wonít give you that. But the first step is not to use this as a barrier.
...
Forum: Newbies 05-24-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By AcousticAl
Iíve used Tascam recorders for years. DR-40,...

Iíve used Tascam recorders for years. DR-40, DR-60DmkII, DR-680, DR-WL22. Never had an issue. Zoom, however, has been problematic. Though I use Sound Devices for my primary workhorse, I always have a...
Forum: Newbies 05-24-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By AcousticAl
Whoops. Thatís what I get for multitasking while...

Whoops. Thatís what I get for multitasking while I post.

In my experience, even with the slight difference in levels, both the NTG-1 and the NTG-2 have outputs too weak for cheaper pre-amps to...
Forum: Newbies 05-23-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By AcousticAl
The DR-701D may be overkill. Are you planning to...

The DR-701D may be overkill. Are you planning to use the time code sync function? With DSLR or a small camcorder, it’s a safe assumption that you won’t since those cameras cannot use TC sync. Plus,...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 783
Posted By AcousticAl
I know that you get caught up in details. That’s...

I know that you get caught up in details. That’s something you need to try and work past. It’s not generating any useful information for you. All it does is stall and keep you from actually writing...
Forum: Cameras 05-23-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By AcousticAl
Really? What donít you like about it? A DSLR will...

Really? What donít you like about it? A DSLR will give you better dynamic range (the amount of information captured between shadows and highlights), better depth of field, better control over the...
Forum: Cameras 05-22-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By AcousticAl
You mean aperture? Constant-aperture lenses...

You mean aperture?

Constant-aperture lenses don’t lose light through the zoom range, maintaining the same aperture throughout. Lenses have ratings that will tell you whether or not they are...
Forum: Cameras 05-22-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By AcousticAl
Not necessarily. I had a T2i years ago and ML was...

Not necessarily. I had a T2i years ago and ML was totally worth it. When I got a T5i and then an 80D I saw no need for it. I still shoot on the 80D quite a bit and find it lacks nothing that I need...
Forum: Cameras 05-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By AcousticAl
Agreed. I personally prefer Canon color and video...

Agreed. I personally prefer Canon color and video to Nikon.

The mic and recorder are absolutely necessary if you want anything close to decent audio. Youíre also going to want to get good...
Forum: Music 05-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By AcousticAl
If, for that reason, you cannot guarantee that...

If, for that reason, you cannot guarantee that the artist gets the credit required as a condition of use, then honestly you should find another source for your music. You say youíd be willing to pay...
Forum: Music 05-21-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By AcousticAl
What happens if I steal my neighbor’s lawnmower?...

What happens if I steal my neighbor’s lawnmower? From what I assume, it’s fine as long as my neighbor himself doesn’t see me mowing with it - in which case he’d be able to claim theft.

You’re a...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By AcousticAl
Yes! Canít believe I forgot about that one.

Yes! Canít believe I forgot about that one.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By AcousticAl
“Forrest Gump” was driven by VO. So was “Fried...

“Forrest Gump” was driven by VO. So was “Fried Green Tomatoes”. Both films used it effectively, as a first-person narrator told the story. Also, “The Princess Bride” was narrated by the grandfather...
Forum: Business/Legal 05-08-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By AcousticAl
Not true. Major production hubs in New York;...

Not true. Major production hubs in New York; Wilmington, NC; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA. Lots of production all over New England. Boston shouldnít be an issue.

And these days for people who...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 05-01-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By AcousticAl
If you’re talking about what is commonly called...

If you’re talking about what is commonly called the “Saving Private Ryan” effect, it’s all about shutter speed.

Frame rate is your time base, and you should stick with your project time base...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By AcousticAl
WRITE: Brief character descriptions Dialog ...

WRITE:
Brief character descriptions
Dialog
Minimal character movement (most blocking will be designed in production)
Scene descriptions (only as needed)

DON’T WRITE:
Credits
Edits...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-27-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By AcousticAl
Right around 00:52 a shilouette of the actor is...

Right around 00:52 a shilouette of the actor is composited to hide a wipe transition.

Future_Screen, youíre putting the cart well in front of the horse. These are editorial decisions, not...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-11-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By AcousticAl
If there’s no write in writing, you have a blank...

If there’s no write in writing, you have a blank page.

Brushing it off as no right or wrong is a bit shortsighted. There’s good writing, and there’s bad writing. And I’d argue that there’s more of...
Forum: Acting 04-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By AcousticAl
False. People have comfort levels. Conditions of...

False. People have comfort levels. Conditions of the role that include intimate/sexual portrayals need to be clear up front. Having that conversation after the fact (after casting) is bait-and-switch...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-03-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By AcousticAl
You seem to be in search of very simple answers...

You seem to be in search of very simple answers when the topics you raise are extremely complex.

Watch some classic, well-made horror films. What do you notice in any given scene that instills...
Forum: Newbies 04-02-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By AcousticAl
Absolutely! Get out there and start making...

Absolutely!

Get out there and start making some shorts. Play around with it. Figure out your style. The camera is just a tool.
Forum: Indie 03-31-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By AcousticAl
These two things. As Bob pointed out, youíve...

These two things.

As Bob pointed out, youíve asked the classic, ďHow long is a piece of string?Ē You want top-notch image capture? ARRI Alexa is really nice, or the Canon C700. But youíre talking...
Forum: Post Production 03-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By AcousticAl
Speed ramping. Shoot in a higher frame rate...

Speed ramping.

Shoot in a higher frame rate (60p, or 120p if you have/need it). Use your motion controls to change playback speed through keyframes, and add a Bťzier curve to smooth the speed...
Forum: Cameras 03-23-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By AcousticAl
Inexpensive, 4K, and 60p are not easy to find in...

Inexpensive, 4K, and 60p are not easy to find in one camera. Most of the consumer/prosumer camcorders out there in the <$1000 and $1000-2000 ranges that shoot 4K only shoot 24p/30p at 4K. To shoot...
Forum: Cameras 03-22-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By AcousticAl
Yes. For documentaries, one big key source and...

Yes. For documentaries, one big key source and some 5-in-1 reflectors. Possibly a smaller light as a fill/accent if needed. For narrative, a multi-head kit, understanding that the three-head LED kits...
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