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Old 01-31-2017, 08:19 PM   #16
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You guys spend all your time replying to H44's posts (and complain) but yet when other members actually post something of substance or try to show work they've completed or get distribution, nothing. There is something wrong with that.

I don't want anybody that keeps replying to H44 to complain. You guys are enablers.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:21 PM   #17
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Q. How long should a scene take to shoot in this case...

A. Apparently 6 years.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:47 PM   #18
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I had a couple thoughts. First, the general idea is 1 page of script is equal to about 1 minute of film time, runtime, not the amount of time it takes to film the page. Second, I would see if you could get multiple cameras. Sometimes libraries even rent them out. This way, with enough rehearsal, you can do it all in one take and have your establishing shot and closeups all at once.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:44 PM   #19
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Second, I would see if you could get multiple cameras. Sometimes libraries even rent them out. This way, with enough rehearsal, you can do it all in one take and have your establishing shot and closeups all at once.
He can barely function by himself with one ca,era, constantly complaining that he cannot find crew. Let's not complicate things even further by leading him down this path.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:06 PM   #20
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He can barely function by himself with one camera, constantly complaining that he cannot find crew. Let's not complicate things even further by leading him down this path.
Too late.

Now he is going to say, "One guy said I should get a camera from a
library and shoot with two cameras." And then ask us how to do that.
And what library to go to. And what camera to get. And how to match
those cameras. And how to light in this case...

To SleepyDogFilms, how many library's offer cameras in your area?
Are they checked out like books or DVD's. Are they maintained by the
library staff?
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:35 PM   #21
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Because he must create obstacles so he is "busy" not making a film, this way he remains busy, but will never make a film.
Speaking of projects I have shot, I did post recent draft of the video I was hired to do by a company, in the screening room forum.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:30 PM   #22
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Depends. I'll say this, most indie filmmakers think it takes longer than it does. Maybe because they are a one man crew, or because they do more than necessary, or because there's a lot of trial and error. But I've been on location in LA with TV shows like Southland and other procedurals where they'd go on Yucca street, do some quick plastering of the street with garbage and fake art and graffiti, put up massive lights, film the scene, and they were out in 3-4 hours 5 hours tops.
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Depends. I'll say this, most indie filmmakers think it takes longer than it does. Maybe because they are a one man crew, or because they do more than necessary, or because there's a lot of trial and error. But I've been on location in LA with TV shows like Southland and other procedurals where they'd go on Yucca street, do some quick plastering of the street with garbage and fake art and graffiti, put up massive lights, film the scene, and they were out in 3-4 hours 5 hours tops.
The big difference between a well oiled machine and trial and error indeed.
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Speaking of projects I have shot, I did post recent draft of the video I was hired to do by a company, in the screening room forum.
I was very happy to see that! The more work you actually post, not only the better you get, but the more help you will receive here because it is being put to use.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:33 AM   #25
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Oh okay, thanks a lot for the help . I have another project, which was just a make up tutorial, which I can post later on sometime, once I am done some other stuff.

I am having trouble writing script stories that are only suppose to be one or two pages long to shoot. Would it be possible to try to get convince a cast and crew, to only shoot once scene in a story for practice? Cause I got longer scripts, that need more time to develop their stories, but if I could just take a scene that is just a couple of pages, and shoot a scene as a test, that would be nice.

But since it's just one scene, and not a full story, with a beginning, middle and end, would it be very difficult to get other aspiring cast and crew interested in doing it?

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