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Forum: Post Production 03-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By AcousticAl
And the bigger the video file, the more data it...

And the bigger the video file, the more data it has to deal with. Adjusting the color writes (or rewrites) a new render file from which to play. And moving all your video to a secondary drive will...
Forum: Post Production 03-18-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By AcousticAl
Even better. Just get a large drive (7200rpm if...

Even better. Just get a large drive (7200rpm if you can) and use it to keep your video media separate.
Forum: Post Production 03-18-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By AcousticAl
Well, there’s your other problem. Never, ever,...

Well, there’s your other problem. Never, ever, ever store your video media on your boot drive. The drive has to do way too much work when it has to run the OS, run the NLE, and read, process, and...
Forum: Post Production 03-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By AcousticAl
Just curious. Do you have any of your working...

Just curious. Do you have any of your working media on your boot drive, or is all of your media on an external (or secondary) drive?
Forum: Cameras 03-10-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By AcousticAl
First, you need to uderstand what focal length...

First, you need to uderstand what focal length actually is: the physical distance between the lens and the camera’s image sensor. It’s indicated in millimeters, and is what determines the field of...
Forum: Post Production 03-05-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By AcousticAl
Indietalk is absolutely right. 8GB RAM will shut...

Indietalk is absolutely right. 8GB RAM will shut the system down.

Playback is actually the least-intensive process in there because it’s likely playing back from a rendered video cache, just as if...
Forum: Business/Legal 02-28-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By AcousticAl
From your other post: $150-$350 is...

From your other post:



$150-$350 is very reasonable, especially without broadcast or commercial use licensing. And handing out free demo reads for prospective buyers on Fiverr is a losing...
Forum: Newbies 02-23-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By AcousticAl
This may seem counterintuitive, but... don’t....

This may seem counterintuitive, but... don’t. Don’t spend your $2k on all this stuff right now.

You can get a real starter approach that yields good results, on your phone. Seriously. Get the...
Forum: Newbies 02-23-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By AcousticAl
He wasn’t talking about recording sync sound: ...

He wasn’t talking about recording sync sound:



Music videos typically record to pre-recorded music playback. The scratch track recorded on the camera will be more than ample for syncing to the...
Forum: The Lounge 02-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By AcousticAl
100% freelance here. I worked fulltime in TV...

100% freelance here.

I worked fulltime in TV many moons ago, then had a fulltime job with freelance on the side for 14 years. Because, y’know, bills and health insurance. But I when back to full...
Forum: Business/Legal 02-19-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By AcousticAl
That’s known as the “Poor Man’s Copyright...

That’s known as the “Poor Man’s Copyright (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_man's_copyright)” and its effectiveness is not guaranteed.

Somebody told me about that 30 years ago, and I still...
Forum: Newbies 02-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By AcousticAl
If you trust Google and YouTube to be your film...

If you trust Google and YouTube to be your film school, you’re gonna have to navigate a whole lot of bad advice and to learn how to know what’s useful and what’s not. Anybody with a YT channel can...
Forum: Newbies 02-16-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By AcousticAl
Did you actually read the entire page at that...

Did you actually read the entire page at that link? There are two fairly thorough responses - one from a client, one from the company - that shed a little light on the original complaint (which,...
Forum: Hollywood 02-15-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By AcousticAl
No. What I’m saying is that the big studios spend...

No. What I’m saying is that the big studios spend big money to get big names so that those names will bring in fans who want to see their favorite star(s).

That doesn’t meant there aren’t good...
Forum: Hollywood 02-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By AcousticAl
I cited Slumdog Millionaire as an exception. I...

I cited Slumdog Millionaire as an exception. I never said Rami Malek was an exception, just a case of a movie that brought in a non-A-lister as the lead. Yeah, he was known before that film, but not...
Forum: Hollywood 02-13-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By AcousticAl
Because they’re A-listers and ecognizability...

Because they’re A-listers and ecognizability sells. That’s called branding, and it’s the most effective way to reach a broad audience.

There are exceptions to the rule, like Slumdog Millionaire,...
Forum: Post Production 02-11-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By AcousticAl
You mean THIS ONE...

You mean THIS ONE (http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=63601)?
Forum: Screenwriting 02-02-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By AcousticAl
Or have the cup there. She puts it on the...

Or have the cup there. She puts it on the counter. She fills it. We never see him touch it, pick it up, drink out of it.

When we see that he’s disappeared, the cup is still there, still full.
Forum: Newbies 02-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,135
Posted By AcousticAl
And there’s your problem. BlackMagic recommends a...

And there’s your problem. BlackMagic recommends a minimum 16GB for Resolve, and ideally 32GB.
Forum: Music 01-28-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,019
Posted By AcousticAl
No reason not to. For low-budget at no-budget...

No reason not to. For low-budget at no-budget indies, this is a great way to go.

Licensing will be specified in the purchase, but a lot of sites offer buyout licensing, meaning once you buy it you...
Forum: Business/Legal 01-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By AcousticAl
A comedy mockumentary? Have you considered a Ron...

A comedy mockumentary? Have you considered a Ron Howard/Arrested Development style read instead of baritone?
Forum: Business/Legal 01-27-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By AcousticAl
There are plenty of crappy sellers offering...

There are plenty of crappy sellers offering lowball prices for cheap results. Some of them use AI and aren’t even recording anything. Listen to demos, read reviews. Lots of diamonds in the rough...
Forum: Business/Legal 01-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By AcousticAl
For a short read, perhaps. It also depends on who...

For a short read, perhaps. It also depends on who you’re looking at.

Don LaFontaine would spend his whole day moving from studio to studio, session to session. He’d often knock the read out in a...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-27-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By AcousticAl
This. 1000x this. The key words are...

This. 1000x this.

The key words are “character development”. What’s the main story arc? The things that are happening in the margins - the issues the kids are dealing with outside the story arc -...
Forum: Business/Legal 01-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By AcousticAl
Yep. That’s a lot of copy and long reads aren’t...

Yep. That’s a lot of copy and long reads aren’t cheap.
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