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Forum: Newbies 05-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
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It's the other way around - The NTG-1 uses...

It's the other way around - The NTG-1 uses external phantom power only, the NTG-2 can use an internal battery in addition to external phantom power. The NTG-2 has a lower output level than the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 783
Posted By Alcove Audio
That's like asking how many words should be in...

That's like asking how many words should be in the lyrics of a song.

The Beatles had a 7:47 song with only 13 words. (Okay, they're repeated many times, but the principal applies.)

She's So...
Forum: Newbies 05-22-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Alcove Audio
Recorders: Tascam DR-40 - $180 Tascam...

Recorders:

Tascam DR-40 - $180
Tascam DR-60DmkII - $200
Tascam DR-70D - $250
Tascam DR-701D - $450
Sound Devices MixPre-3 - $650

Shotgun Mics:
Forum: Music 05-21-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Alcove Audio
How would you feel if someone used your material...

How would you feel if someone used your material and did not credit you?
Forum: Networking 05-20-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Alcove Audio
Write what you know. Do copious research.

Write what you know.

Do copious research.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-18-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Alcove Audio
Do we have another Harmonica44 here? ...

Do we have another Harmonica44 here?

Future_Screen - Some of us are just not "creatives." Although I tried for many years, putting pen to paper and fingers to piano, I could never write great...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Alcove Audio
"Forrest Gump" is one of the more interesting...

"Forrest Gump" is one of the more interesting examples of VO usage. The entire VO was recorded on location - the park bench scene - so that Tom Hanks was completely in character. It was also the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Alcove Audio
And don't forget about "The Shawshank...

And don't forget about "The Shawshank Redemption."

Voiceovers are "bad" when they are used to cover plot holes, etc. in an attempt to rescue a film.
Forum: Tech Help 05-11-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Alcove Audio
You can have the actors - or even someone else -...

You can have the actors - or even someone else - say the lines in advance of shooting, reverse them, and have the actors practice/rehearse the lines A LOT.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-08-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Alcove Audio
The old musicians joke… How do you get to...

The old musicians joke…

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice, practice, practice!!!


So, how do you become a better writer?

Write, write, write!!!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By Alcove Audio
Don't worry about being satisfied with the first...

Don't worry about being satisfied with the first draft, just get everything on paper/screen as fast as you can. What's important to get your ideas solidified. After that you can edit to your hearts...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-07-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By Alcove Audio
Make sure you have a solid ending and work from...

Make sure you have a solid ending and work from there.

BTW, drug addiction is closely linked with many psychological disorders - major depression, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, etc. in addition to...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-03-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Alcove Audio
They are examples of telling a story in a very...

They are examples of telling a story in a very limited time with (mostly) very limited resources. Isn't that what you need?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Alcove Audio
If you want some inspiration check out some...

If you want some inspiration check out some really short shorts - ONE MINUTE.

http://www.filminute.com/home.php

Here's one of my favorites; it introduced me to FilMinute
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Alcove Audio
Our "job" here is not to do your work, or to...

Our "job" here is not to do your work, or to collaborate. We are here to offer suggestions as to how you can do things for yourself.

One of the hardest things to do is "kill your babies", to...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Alcove Audio
You need to strip it down; there'a too much to...

You need to strip it down; there'a too much to cram into four minutes.

KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By Alcove Audio
Make it like a secret society. Potential...

Make it like a secret society. Potential superheroes are scouted and tapped, sort of a "scholarship" program.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By Alcove Audio
Sounds like "Sky High." ...

Sounds like "Sky High."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405325/
Forum: Screenwriting 04-29-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Alcove Audio
Not a screenwriter myself, but this is giving...

Not a screenwriter myself, but this is giving specific sound directions in the screenplay. A "deep whoop whoop" does not necessarily mean a couple of short bursts from a police siren; there is a...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-28-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Alcove Audio
Unless the song is a key plot point there is no...

Unless the song is a key plot point there is no reason to specify that song in the screenplay.
Forum: Newbies 04-14-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Alcove Audio
Avoid the Zoom gear and go for Tascam or Sound...

Avoid the Zoom gear and go for Tascam or Sound Devices, depending upon your budget.

The MKE600 is fine, but you failed to mention what audio accessories you have - boom, wind protection, shock...
Forum: Music 04-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Alcove Audio
I understand it. As most of the songs are...

I understand it. As most of the songs are performed by "big names" these days the producers of awards shows try to get those "big names" to perform in the hopes of attracting a bigger ratings share....
Forum: Celluloid 04-06-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Alcove Audio
Just be thankful you don't have to restore audio...

Just be thankful you don't have to restore audio tape…..

Hours of baking - yes, baking.

http://www.tangible-technology.com/tape/baking1.html
Forum: Music 04-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Alcove Audio
You think that's dated, I still say "records" as...

You think that's dated, I still say "records" as in vinyl.
Forum: Music 04-06-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Alcove Audio
"My Heart Will Go On" was used over the end...

"My Heart Will Go On" was used over the end credits. It may have seemed like a bit of a cheat, but was fully appropriate as it definitely applied to "Old" Rose.
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