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Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 02-20-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Sweetie
It's really a judgement call. I was production...

It's really a judgement call. I was production managing a web series where one of the actors was from about 1000km away. No sweat, that's only a local flight... but she was in LA at the time. I...
Forum: Newbies 02-12-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
Most of the major bits are $1k+, some range up to...

Most of the major bits are $1k+, some range up to $6k and more. Obviously decent C-stands aren't that much, but in my area, they're rather expensive compared to most other regions.


It depends on...
Forum: Newbies 02-09-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
That's what commonly happens with cheap audio...

That's what commonly happens with cheap audio gear.

The expensive (good) stuff not only works best, it's built like a tank.



If it's a lot of money to you, I don't understand why you're in...
Forum: Newbies 02-09-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
You'll get to run your sets the way you want to...

You'll get to run your sets the way you want to run them. It'll be your dime.




You're not getting me. It's a bigger risk to your wallet to buy the wrong gear. Spending twice is never the...
Forum: Newbies 02-08-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
If all you're going to do is learn enough to get...

If all you're going to do is learn enough to get yourself into trouble, I'd say correct. have a read of those books Alcove suggested and you'll be in a better position to determine your requirements...
Forum: Newbies 02-07-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
I get your theory. The reality is nothing is ever...

I get your theory. The reality is nothing is ever the same.



If that's so, why invest in the sound gear in the first place. Collaborate.
Forum: Newbies 02-07-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
For the most part, yes, but also no. It depends...

For the most part, yes, but also no. It depends on what you're doing, what you need and the circumstance you're thrown into.



It's the experience curve. You're never going to learn what an...
Forum: Newbies 02-04-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
I have some experience, not as much as Alcove....

I have some experience, not as much as Alcove. I'm still learning.



I use a H1 to record place holder audio until we record with gear that better suits. My suggestion comes from a place of...
Forum: Newbies 02-02-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,009
Posted By Sweetie
It's probably outside your budget but for a...

It's probably outside your budget but for a recorder, I find it hard to suggest anything lower than the Sound Devices MixPre-3.
Forum: Promotion 01-25-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Sweetie
I'll keep an eye out for your future posts.

I'll keep an eye out for your future posts.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-18-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sweetie
Last point I'll mention, filmmakers don't make...

Last point I'll mention, filmmakers don't make for good audience substitutes.

Instead, find audience members in your intended market and ask them. As an added bonus, there's less chance a...
Forum: Newbies 01-17-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Sweetie
It's why god invented reshoots.

It's why god invented reshoots.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-17-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sweetie
It was meant as a potential life lesson response...

It was meant as a potential life lesson response to say, you're lucky it wasn't the new Matrix idea. It'd get stolen in a heartbeat and there'd be nothing you can do about it.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-17-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sweetie
Lucky for you it isn't interesting enough for me...

Lucky for you it isn't interesting enough for me to steal ;)
Forum: Newbies 01-16-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Sweetie
If they've volunteered their time, personally I...

If they've volunteered their time, personally I go out of my way to help them with the footage. One caveat I've always held to. If the film is unreleased, it cannot give away a plot twist critical to...
Forum: The Lounge 01-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
Posted By Sweetie
Trust me, if you met me in real life, it'd be the...

Trust me, if you met me in real life, it'd be the last thing you'd say to me.



Too risky... too many farts out there ;)
Forum: The Lounge 01-11-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,873
Posted By Sweetie
Kinda reminds me of an old meme. ...

Kinda reminds me of an old meme.

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/500x/80455736/if-you-run-into-an-asshole-in-the-morning-you-ran-into-an-asshole-if-you-run-into-assholes-all-day-y.jpg
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Forum: Post Production 01-08-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Sweetie
It's transcode. Now you know what it's actually...

It's transcode. Now you know what it's actually called, you can google it.



Incorrect.



No, however, you do need to find an editor who knows what they're doing. An editor who won't...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 12-30-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sweetie
We just have different interpretations, but we're...

We just have different interpretations, but we're for the most part on the same page. I see all movement in front of the camera as part of blocking. Actors, camera, extras, foreground, background...
Forum: Pre-Production 12-30-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Sweetie
Great news! He's awesome. Say hi to Steve...

Great news!

He's awesome. Say hi to Steve from me.
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 12-30-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sweetie
Yeah, kinda. They should get involved, but not be...

Yeah, kinda. They should get involved, but not be in charge of blocking. The DOP, The First AD and the actors (occasionally sound too, gaffer and others depending on the shot required) often get...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 12-29-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sweetie
In my opinion this falls under blocking, which is...

In my opinion this falls under blocking, which is mostly the responsibility of the director.
Forum: Pre-Production 12-29-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Sweetie
You again. It's been a while. Welcome back. How...

You again. It's been a while. Welcome back. How did your first film go? Did you hit your budget target? Was it 5 million?



It won't matter. Pitching well is a skill that most directors need to...
Forum: Newbies 12-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Sweetie
Resolve, Lightworks and Hitfilm are all free....

Resolve, Lightworks and Hitfilm are all free. Depending on how technologically savvy he is, Resolve and lightworks might be outside his comfort zone. Get him to try Hitfilm. If that doesn't work out...
Forum: Indie 12-24-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Sweetie
I guess I'm lucky, I get to watch a movie almost...

I guess I'm lucky, I get to watch a movie almost every day at work. Include what I watch at the cinema/home, that'd put the movie watching at about 8 to 15 hours a week.

We do about 8 to 10 hours...
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