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Forum: Screenwriting 08-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By jax_rox
Personally I think it depends on the specifics of...

Personally I think it depends on the specifics of the setting and how important the inaccuracy is to the story (which it sounds like itís quite important).

As an example, if you set a movie in...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-29-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By jax_rox
You mean 6gb ram right...? ;) MC First will be...

You mean 6gb ram right...? ;)
MC First will be perfect. Otherwise maybe DaVinci as long as you don’t start trying to colour...
Forum: Indie 07-29-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By jax_rox
Locally we have a ‘wireless’ open-world VR...

Locally we have a ‘wireless’ open-world VR experience set up in a large warehouse. You wear a backpack with a laptop, connected to a weapon, a headset and headphones.

It’s fantastic and really...
Forum: Indie 07-29-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By jax_rox
To me, VR is an interactive medium - so whilst it...

To me, VR is an interactive medium - so whilst it will have a place in entertainment it will not replace traditional movies or movie-viewing. It's more likely to take over a large portion of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-26-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By jax_rox
I love this simple breakdown of the art of...

I love this simple breakdown of the art of screenwriting - from David Mamet to the writers on The Unit:

“GREETINGS.

AS WE LEARN HOW TO WRITE THIS SHOW, A RECURRING PROBLEM BECOMES CLEAR.

THE...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By jax_rox
Where did you buy the lights from? Arri should...

Where did you buy the lights from?
Arri should be able to help you out - they have an office and service department in Lane Cove
Forum: Newbies 07-19-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By jax_rox
No, I'm saying why not in good faith show that...

No, I'm saying why not in good faith show that you respect somebody, the work they did for you and the contribution that allowed a film to become successful in the first place.
Even a lead actor...
Forum: Newbies 07-18-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By jax_rox
In the examples given, the actors are only being...

In the examples given, the actors are only being paid a token rate. If you’re paying your actors an appropriate rate, then sure. But how many low budget productions are?

Actors and crew also make...
Forum: Newbies 07-17-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By jax_rox
I agree. As a hypothetical, imagine a low...

I agree.

As a hypothetical, imagine a low budget film that pays its actors and crew a flat $100/day rate for 1 days of shooting - not the worst, but not great.

If the film goes to festival and...
Forum: Hollywood 07-17-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By jax_rox
I, for one, welcome our new Disney overlords

I, for one, welcome our new Disney overlords
Forum: Hollywood 07-16-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By jax_rox
Iím just saying - radio is hardly dead, even...

Iím just saying - radio is hardly dead, even though itís place and itís programming is vastly different from the 1940s. Network TV is still quite profitable and watched by millions.

The industry...
Forum: Hollywood 07-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By jax_rox
Radio is still alive and kicking though, and...

Radio is still alive and kicking though, and profitable (some territories more so than others). If radio can survive over half a century of disruption from TV, iTunes, streaming, podcasts etc. then...
Forum: Newbies 07-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,546
Posted By jax_rox
Depends what your contract says.

Depends what your contract says.
Forum: Hollywood 07-16-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By jax_rox
Who says radio is dead ;)

Who says radio is dead ;)
Forum: Computers/Software 07-15-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By jax_rox
Whilst true, I disagree mostly when it comes to...

Whilst true, I disagree mostly when it comes to software like Audacity. Personally Iíd rather use Resolve (which also happens to be free) than Audacity. Iíd prefer to use Media Composer or FCPXs...
Forum: Computers/Software 07-15-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,699
Posted By jax_rox
Upgraded my Maxes a little over 12 months ago....

Upgraded my Maxes a little over 12 months ago. Didnt install any Adobe software for the first time ever.

I use Pro Tools & Media Composer. Was doing a part time course so snagged them at...
Forum: Directing 07-05-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By jax_rox
It’s quite possible the drama type scenes are...

It’s quite possible the drama type scenes are single camera, however it wouldn’t be uncommon for a TV drama to shoot two camera cross coverage in drama scenes.

HBO shows do have time and budget...
Forum: Newbies 07-04-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By jax_rox
Hustle. Call up productions companies every...

Hustle.
Call up productions companies every day. Find out what’s shooting and send emails every day. Find out who makes commercials near you and call them up if that’s all you can find locally....
Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 06-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,395
Posted By jax_rox
Personally, I’m not sure that playing your...

Personally, I’m not sure that playing your project to the guy or girl at the Apple Genius Bar is the most effective way of getting creative feedback...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 06-15-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By jax_rox
Buy a real light meter. An app will never be...

Buy a real light meter. An app will never be particularly accurate, and will only ever be able to give you spot metering anyway unless you buy an accessory (which you can get a second-hand meter for...
Forum: Networking 06-15-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By jax_rox
I'll do it! ;)

I'll do it! ;)
Forum: Screenwriting 05-14-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By jax_rox
I just watched Molly’s game which uses VO quite...

I just watched Molly’s game which uses VO quite well IMO. There’s a time and place for everything. As long as you don’t use it as a crutch for exposition, I think it can work fine.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-03-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By jax_rox
First one is more concise and paints the picture...

First one is more concise and paints the picture better IMO. Unless the ‘whoop’ is extremely important to the scene/story id just leave it as siren.
Forum: Cameras 03-21-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By jax_rox
Depends. What are you shooting? What do you...

Depends. What are you shooting? What do you personally want to do? What do you want to do with the equipment?
Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 03-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By jax_rox
Honestly I find pelican cases to be too heavy and...

Honestly I find pelican cases to be too heavy and bulky if I’m doing something in the middle of nowhere. If you don’t have access to power and a home base etc. then I want to be as light as possible....
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