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Old 02-15-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Is A "Road movie" a cheap short movie idea?

It passes in road and some times it stops.. Will it go to be cheap? You suppose two main actors and one main actress...

A few mins short..

Writing short is less time consuming and I see no problem in writing one cheap...

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Write it!

I'd love to see a properly formatted screenplay from you.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:47 PM   #3
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filming car stuff takes longer and its more effort. but it can be done cheaply.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:08 PM   #4
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:20 PM   #5
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I hope this is okay..

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx...3cyNThLdFZfdTA


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Old 02-15-2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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I guess you're not very fluent in English?

Why do you want to be an English screenwriter?
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:08 PM   #7
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You're using software and you're getting the feel of the
proper format. A great improvement.

This would be inexpensive to shoot. Three actors, most of
the action takes place in the car, very few locations. But
you still have a long way to go in just the format. I know
it's difficult especially when you do not read other scripts.
I'm happy to see you putting in the work to improve.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:36 PM   #8
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I guess you're not very fluent in English?

Why do you want to be an English screenwriter?


I don't know anyone Persian speaking who directs by myself. Also, Iran is not so good in cinematography & my ideas are more visual. Of course, I can do in Persian, but I need to know a film maker..


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Old 02-15-2017, 07:54 PM   #9
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Read this
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le17300536.ece

You really need to open up to your own country's cinema.

While it is difficult for someone in the states to find much cinema from Iran,
Iran makes about as many films per year as England. And many end up on
streaming services. I've seen a few on Netflix. I just watched "Taxi" a couple
of days ago.

Don't close yourself off to local filmmakers.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:15 PM   #10
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Read this
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le17300536.ece

You really need to open up to your own country's cinema.

While it is difficult for someone in the states to find much cinema from Iran,
Iran makes about as many films per year as England. And many end up on
streaming services. I've seen a few on Netflix. I just watched "Taxi" a couple
of days ago.

Don't close yourself off to local filmmakers.
Hmm, to see..


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Old 02-15-2017, 08:28 PM   #11
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but I need to know a film maker.
You already know plenty of English speaking film makers.

The script is a bit part of the toolkit to attract talent to a project. If it is unintelligible, how are the film makers going to attract anyone with a clue?

I suggest that you invest in your English language skill set. It's time to accept the reality that if you want to work with English speaking directors and film makers, you need to be fluent in the language, both English and script writing.

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it's difficult especially when you do not read other scripts.
What's this? He doesn't read scripts? Why not?

I guess it's part of the reason why he's struggling, making so many rookie errors.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:58 PM   #12
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Personally I have found car scenes difficult to film if you want to do it for real and not use a green screen. First you have to consider that the camera will most likely have to be mounted outside the window. Second, if you plan to use source audio it is difficult to get good sound over the road and engine noise.
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Personally I have found car scenes difficult to film if you want to do it for real and not use a green screen. First you have to consider that the camera will most likely have to be mounted outside the window. Second, if you plan to use source audio it is difficult to get good sound over the road and engine noise.
As you can see this is posted in the "Screenwriting" forum. The writer
doesn't consider camera placement or sound. The writer considers the
story, the characters and the dialogue. This might not personally be
the right script for you to shoot due to challenges, but this script could
be shoot cheaply; which was his question.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:04 AM   #14
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As you can see this is posted in the "Screenwriting" forum. The writer
doesn't consider camera placement or sound. The writer considers the
story, the characters and the dialogue. This might not personally be
the right script for you to shoot due to challenges, but this script could
be shoot cheaply; which was his question.
I absolutely agree. It is a cheap shoot.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:59 PM   #15
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I think this is the best answer in this thread.

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As you can see this is posted in the "Screenwriting" forum. The writer
doesn't consider camera placement or sound. The writer considers the
story, the characters and the dialogue. This might not personally be
the right script for you to shoot due to challenges, but this script could
be shoot cheaply; which was his question.
Well, yes that's true. However, if a screenwriter actually wants their story to be produced, and expects only a small budget, then logistics are worth considering. For example, if I were to write a Road Trip movie while keeping budget in mind, I'd put a severe limit on how many scenes take place inside a moving car. I personally have made the mistake one too many times of thinking I could pull that off successfully.
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