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Forum: Screenwriting 12-06-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Alcove Audio
Personally I don't usually go for that type of...

Personally I don't usually go for that type of all-tied-up-in-a-bright-red-bow happy ending. Much too Hallmark/OWN channels. I much prefer that things work out for now, but leave the future...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-06-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By Alcove Audio
How's your research coming? Lots of...

How's your research coming? Lots of reading/viewing of the problems of foster kids, dysfunctional familial relationships, teachers assistants and high school theatre?

Dig into the problems of...
Forum: Promotion 11-29-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Alcove Audio
Correct; Foley is performed by a Foley...

Correct; Foley is performed by a Foley walker/artist live to picture. Sound effects are brought in from a library, even if the library is custom made.



Correct.



Sound editors are...
Forum: Directing 11-29-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Alcove Audio
It's the calm/silence before the scare that...

It's the calm/silence before the scare that really sets it up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYoYK761wwc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO4iWC0fHhE
...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-29-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Alcove Audio
My wife and I still have all of the clay...

My wife and I still have all of the clay sculptures our daughters created in art class throughout their school years. Maybe school projects come to life?

OR

I know that you are doing...
Forum: Newbies 11-24-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Alcove Audio
Doesn't seem to fit the criteria you put forth: ...

Doesn't seem to fit the criteria you put forth:



A relationship implies two (or more) people (characters) interacting, although a relationship can be with a non-human (animal, object, etc.).
...
Forum: Pre-Production 11-23-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://writerswritedaily.files.wordpress.com/2013...

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Forum: Equipment 11-20-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Alcove Audio
Gain-staging is maximizing the signal strength of...

Gain-staging is maximizing the signal strength of your gear. It has nothing to do with the mic placement. The pre-amp and mix levels are determined through experimentation and experience.



...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-15-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By Alcove Audio
I might also recommend: To Kill a...

I might also recommend:

To Kill a Mockingbird
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/

Anatomy of a Murder
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052561/

The Accused...
Forum: Post Production 11-05-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Alcove Audio
Remember that NLEs are not designed to do...

Remember that NLEs are not designed to do extensive audio processing; that's not their job.

The majority of audio post facilities use Pro Tools as their DAW. The audio post facility will request...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-03-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By Alcove Audio
From my reading New Life is a big deal. An...

From my reading New Life is a big deal. An artificial eye that enables the recipient to see is a breakthrough, but also controversial, as it would have to be "wired" directly into the brain. My own...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Alcove Audio
One of the best things you can do for your audio...

One of the best things you can do for your audio is to have someone doing nothing but audio.

Here is my standard advice:

Your project will only look as good as it sounds, because
"Sound is...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Alcove Audio
If you use budget gear you are going to get...

If you use budget gear you are going to get budget results. The cheaper the gear the more self-noise it will have.



If your mic placement is incorrect you are going to get poor sonic results. ...
Forum: Newbies 10-16-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Alcove Audio
The mic pre-amps of the MixPre are superior to...

The mic pre-amps of the MixPre are superior to those in the PMD-661. The MixPre is also better suited for "bag" work, and will supply phantom power much longer than the PMD-661.

(BTW, is it a...
Forum: Newbies 10-09-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alcove Audio
But that's a sin qua non filmmaking - you are...

But that's a sin qua non filmmaking - you are always adapting to the circumstances of budget, casting, etc., etc., etc.
Forum: Newbies 10-09-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alcove Audio
Yes, humor/comedy is very subjective. What you...

Yes, humor/comedy is very subjective. What you find funny may strike me as "Meh".

In a project that involves serious topics the humor comes from the reactions of the people involved. There are...
Forum: The Lounge 10-02-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Alcove Audio
It's been a tough cupel of weeks for my wife's...

It's been a tough cupel of weeks for my wife's side of the family; first Maria clobbers Puerto Rico (most of her relatives are still without, uh, almost everything) and now my brother-in-law and his...
Forum: Hollywood 09-17-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Alcove Audio
I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself...

I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself when frustrated, I repeat myself when frustrated, I...
Forum: Hollywood 09-16-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Alcove Audio
Why not do something bold and adventurous… READ...

Why not do something bold and adventurous… READ THE BOOK!
Forum: Hollywood 09-15-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Alcove Audio
I haven't seen "IT" as of yet. As a fan of the...

I haven't seen "IT" as of yet. As a fan of the book (and quite disappointed by the horrible 1990 mini-series) I'm a harder sell. The trailer has made me curious, however, as it hits a number of the...
Forum: Indie 09-11-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://mark.trademarkia.com/services/logo.ashx?si...

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Forum: Indie 09-11-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Alcove Audio
Why not find someone who has and knows how to use...

Why not find someone who has and knows how to use a solid camera/audio set-up in exchange for some free usage of props or a discount on purchases? Do a proper post as well. You'll definitely get a...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By Alcove Audio
That's the directors #1 job, to communicate...

That's the directors #1 job, to communicate clearly and succinctly the specifics of your vision.

Choosing the "right" people is tough when your selection is limited. Perhaps you should think...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-07-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By Alcove Audio
https://octicons.github.com/img/og/arrow-up.png ...

https://octicons.github.com/img/og/arrow-up.png
THIS!!!

There are many great directors who never wrote a screenplay, many great screenwriters who who never directed a film.
Forum: Hollywood 09-04-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By Alcove Audio
As English is your (sub-par) second language it's...

As English is your (sub-par) second language it's not for you to make such sweeping judgements. Dialog - and plot/story, characterization, etc. - is very much rooted in culture as well as language....
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