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Forum: Screenwriting 07-15-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 670
Posted By AcousticAl
Gladly:

Gladly:
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 670
Posted By AcousticAl
Okay, so youíve set up the scene with a drawing...

Okay, so youíve set up the scene with a drawing on the wall. Follow it with a reveal.

READ THIS. (http://www.scriptmag.com/features/screenplay-format-use-camera-directions-for-screenplays)
Forum: Newbies 07-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By AcousticAl
Right, but any daylight outside the window is...

Right, but any daylight outside the window is going to need some firepower for an interior foreground or the window will blow out and the sunlit landscape will be of no use.
Forum: Newbies 07-12-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By AcousticAl
It takes a lot of light to compete with the sun....

It takes a lot of light to compete with the sun. Does the window have to be in the background?

You can use the light coming in through the window as your key light if you have a decent background...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By AcousticAl
I’d be more concerned with how the ship was shot....

I’d be more concerned with how the ship was shot. It’s soft and fuzzy/grainy. Between that and the shake in the ship (not sure how you added that, but it’s distracting), it looks very much like a...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,560
Posted By AcousticAl
PoorTools? Yeesh... Look, Reaper may work...

PoorTools? Yeesh...

Look, Reaper may work fine for some. HitFilm may work fine for some. The thing is, those are perfectly fine if you’re doing your own thing in your own workspace. The minute you...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,560
Posted By AcousticAl
So, yeah... there are a couple things here that...

So, yeah... there are a couple things here that need to be mentioned.

First, a dedicated audio editing app is ALWAYS better for editing audio than a dedicated video editing app or compositing app....
Forum: Indie 07-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By AcousticAl
Sound design and mixing on a short film, along...

Sound design and mixing on a short film, along with a complete overhaul of my edit suite... new computer, updated apps, updated plug-ins, new audio interface, new control surface.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By AcousticAl
Since you’re dealing with mixed lighting...

Since you’re dealing with mixed lighting temperatures - you have daylight coming in, plus whatever (tungsten?) fixtures are in the house - you want to grab bi-color LEDs. Get a larger panel that can...
Forum: Directing 07-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By AcousticAl
https://youtu.be/MXmN_97rVw0

https://youtu.be/MXmN_97rVw0
Forum: Pennsylvania 07-01-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By AcousticAl
Youíre missing the point. You arenít going...

Youíre missing the point.

You arenít going to go from zero experience to multi-million-dollar project overnight. Nobodyís going to throw money into it for you. You certainly arenít the first to...
Forum: Post Production 06-26-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By AcousticAl
I don’t know any professional, semi-professional,...

I don’t know any professional, semi-professional, or pro-sumer NLE that automatically animates stills.

HitFilm and DaVinci both: drop your still into the timeline and adjust it to fill the frame,...
Forum: Pre-Production 06-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By AcousticAl
That is legal advice. Seek an attorney. As...

That is legal advice. Seek an attorney.

As for licensing, go by the general rule of thumb that if it isn’t yours and it isn’t public domain, you can assume that it needs to be licensed. Is it a...
Forum: Cameras 06-07-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By AcousticAl
There are adapter rings to fit Nikon lenses on...

There are adapter rings to fit Nikon lenses on Canon cameras, but you may lose communication between the lens and the camera body (things like auto-focus and auto-iris). As long as your lenses have...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 06-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,584
Posted By AcousticAl
I did. After all the discussion (and resisting...

I did. After all the discussion (and resisting our critique) that went on last year, I was curious.



Youíre the director. Whatever happens, or doesnít happen, certainly falls on you. Nature of...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 06-05-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,584
Posted By AcousticAl
I would argue that hiring a DP wasn’t...

I would argue that hiring a DP wasn’t (fundamentally) the mistake. Not conveying things like time base (24p) and overall vision... those are the mistakes, and you’ve already acknowledged that.
...
Forum: Networking 05-27-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By AcousticAl
Do you understand what spamming a forum is?

Do you understand what spamming a forum is?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
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: 646
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: 646
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: 646
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: 1,791
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: 686
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: 686
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: 686
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...
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