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Old 09-11-2016, 06:08 AM   #1
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Movie Scenes to Recreate

Hi i am starting youtube channel with vfx, little cgi and acting/short films and i am looking for inspiration. I love cinematography and for now i found 2 scenes that i like. The first is from Now You See Me 2 where Atlas freezes the rain and another scene from Buried from 2010 where the actor is trapped in a coffin. Tell me other scenes that you like or looks cool. It doesnt matter if it has vfx or not. I will try my best to do it.
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I think that's a great idea. I have several scenes I'd love to recreate, just for the fun of it, but, of the two I am thinking of, there are political overtones to them.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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Why would you want to waste time and effort in recreating a scene when you can make your own new shit. Time is too valuable to be wasted.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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Why would you want to waste time and effort in recreating a scene when you can make your own new shit. Time is too valuable to be wasted.
Says the guy who just takes actual movie clips and changes the sound or adds a few cheap graphics on top.

Trying to recreate scenes from scratch, including lighting, cinematography, and CGI can be a great way to learn different techniques. It makes for a good, hands-on learning process.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:00 AM   #5
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It cost me nothing to do those things. What you are trying to do, will cost you a lot.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:17 AM   #6
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Why would you want to waste time and effort in recreating a scene when you can make your own new shit. Time is too valuable to be wasted.
Why would you want to waste time and effort putting fellow filmmakers down?
He asked a simple question. You didn't answer, you were rude and disrespectful.
I don't see how that contributes to this community of filmmakers.

borkoborko39, I agree with AcousticAl, recreating scenes can be a valuable
lesson in cinematography, lighting and story telling. Want a real challenge?
How about the restaurant scene from "Goodfellas"? You could go really old
school and try the opening scene from Fritz Lang's "M". Maybe the coin toss
scene from "No Country for Old Men". Anything from the "Star Trek"/"Star Wars"
franchise would be great to try some CG and VFX. How about doing your own
take on the famous Kobayashi Maru rescue mission?
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:09 PM   #7
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Like learning how to use those many lens flares in Star Trek.
I'm not trying to degrade anyone. All I am saying is create your own content if you're going to film something.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:13 PM   #8
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This is a great idea for a YT channel. I'm not sure why Quality objects he himself has a YT channel, titling over famous films.

Anywho... these would make great tutorials. Is that your angle? Like "Ever wonder how they lit that scene in _____? Well we did our best here:" (Show all the lights you used, color grading, etc.)

Another angle is, how to do it on a strict budget. So if you are pulling all this off with Home Depot lighting, kudos!

Looking forward to your channel.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:17 PM   #9
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This is a really great idea. A chance to learn and have fun without going all-in on an independent film. I'll definitely check it out!

As for scenes, how about the bloody bed scene or the girl on the walls and ceiling (both from Nightmare on Elm Street)? Both were incredibly difficult in 1984 and would be fun to recreate 30 years later with modern VFX.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:18 PM   #10
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Well the stuff I do, everything is in post so it takes nothing pretty much, as long as you know how to edit. But he's talking about actors, locations, lighting, food etc. Is it worth it? It sounds costly.
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I may have read it wrong and maybe he just wants to learn by recreating these, and not use them on the channel? But I like the tutorial idea. If you learn from it, you can help others and YT needs come good channels.

Either way let us know about the channel.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:30 PM   #12
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It cost me nothing to do those things. What you are trying to do, will cost you a lot.
What is it to you if a filmmaker wants to spend a lot of money? In your
first comment you didn't mention money, you only mentioned "time
and effort".
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Like learning how to use those many lens flares in Star Trek.
I'm not trying to degrade anyone. All I am saying is create your own content if you're going to film something.
What's wrong with learning to how to use those many lens flares in Star Trek?

You may not be trying to degrade anyone but your comment is rude and
disrespectful and does nothing to help borkoborko39. Saying that what he
wants to do is "a waste time and effort" is at the very least not helpful. If
YOU don't want to do it that's YOUR choice. No need to put him down for
wanting to try it.

You spend time and effort on a YT channel that I have no interest in. I have
NEVER comment in a negative way when you post you videos. I see no need
to tell you how YOU should spend your time and effort. Perhaps that's why I
feel it's disrespectful of you to tell other filmmaker how they should spend
their time, effort and money.

We do not need to be endlessly encouraging here on indietalk. But just because
YOU wouldn't spend money, time and effort on recreating scenes from movies
doesn't mean you need to tell borkoborko39 what he wants to do is "a waste
time and effort". It isn't. It's a wonderful way to learn.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:39 PM   #13
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Life is about balance in whatever you do. You can't just think positive, you must see the negative factors as well. For example a guy wants to bungee jump or sky drive. He's all pumped and wanting to go, he's not thinking about failure, or what can happen. There must always be someone to ask what if. If the positives out throw the negatives then by all means do it. That's all I was trying to do in my response. I would support any project on this forum.
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He's not jumping off a cliff he's trying to learn by those he's inspired by. Buying a book costs $, film school costs $, this is his way of learning. If you want to warn him of the dangers, great. You've done so.

Now let's keep this on track of suggestions.
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Life is about balance in whatever you do. You can't just think positive, you must see the negative factors as well. For example a guy wants to bungee jump or sky drive.
You are comparing life and death to spending “a lot” of money. If he fails all
he does is spend money he wants to spend and learns a little something
about making movies. There is no downside to that. He will not die or
injure anyone.

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He's all pumped and wanting to go, he's not thinking about failure, or what can happen. There must always be someone to ask what if.
Okay, I understand. You feel you are the person to warn fellow filmmakers
that they may fail.
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If the positives out throw the negatives then by all means do it. That's all I was trying to do in my response.
You're replies are often very short and unclear. Your first reply did not
come across as helpful or even asking "what if". Perhaps you could be
more clear when you respond to peoples questions. Since you feel the
responsibility to warn people about the possibility of failing perhaps you
should elaborate a little when replying. As you can see we all misunderstood
your intent. You are a writer. How a writer communicates is essential.

I understand now that your intent was not to be rude, dismissive or
disrespectful even though that's the way your comment seemed. I hope
you can understand that your terse reply could be seen that way.

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I would support any project on this forum.
Now that you have warned borkoborko39 that what he wants to do is
a waste of time and effort and will cost a lot of money do you have any
words of support for his project? Maybe a suggestion or two of scenes
he could try...

You never answered my questions; what is it to you if a filmmaker wants
to spend a lot of money on a project?

I'll answer your question; "Is it worth it?" Yes it is. Learning by emulating
(and even straight up copying) the work of other filmmakers is very worth
it. Learning how to hire actors, secure locations, figure out the right lighting,
how much food costs (and what cast and crew want to eat) and managing
a production is worth it.
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