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  1. Dont mean to brag but I got the mad dope crazy...

    Dont mean to brag but I got the mad dope crazy pulp-writing style skills.

    I can come up with a loose idea for a plot (character, problem/goal) and just start typing and end up with a...
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    Dogme 95 is/was great but keep in mind its just...

    Dogme 95 is/was great but keep in mind its just another highly naturalistic approach to filmmaking, part of a family of styles/approaches including italian neorealism, some of the work of the french...
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    I never for the life of me understood how "milky...

    I never for the life of me understood how "milky shadows" and an overall low-contrast look got so popular. Contrast and tonal range, in general, tends to make stuff look good/more dramatic.
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    I just want to clarify that the Herzog one I took...

    I just want to clarify that the Herzog one I took was mostly philosophizing, I think the Ron Howard one looks like the most nuts-and-bolts workhorse instruction.

    He's not the most well-renowned...
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    Great cinema is great cinema. The Cahiers Du...

    Great cinema is great cinema.

    The Cahiers Du Cinema guys championed American noirs and melodramas and adored Hitchcock. Its quite common for commercial filmmakers to confess to a love of art films...
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    You're working on a higher professional plane...

    You're working on a higher professional plane than I am right now and my expertise on social media marketing of a movie mostly amounts to a failed Facebook page for a webseries and a short that both...
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    Dudes ....The Last Dragon is essentially a kid's...

    Dudes ....The Last Dragon is essentially a kid's movie. It's an action-fantasy film for 10-15 year olds (which is when I saw it in the theatres and thought it was the coolest thing ever). So yes,...
  8. Just get good screenwriting books and follow the...

    Just get good screenwriting books and follow the directions and write a bunch of crappy scripts and keep writing and studying and you'll get better.

    The problem is that it takes 5-10 years to get...
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    Disney is not really interested in continuing the...

    Disney is not really interested in continuing the saga, they just want to serve reheated star wars leftovers to rabid fans ready to eat up anything Star Wars. Everything is an homage or a call-back...
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    Disney still doesn't get that "new cool stuff" is...

    Disney still doesn't get that "new cool stuff" is a big part of the tone of Star Wars. I hate to state it so bluntly and inelegantly, but new ships, new technology, cool new aliens, "things that...
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    I'm a huge fan, you're right that he had a sense...

    I'm a huge fan, you're right that he had a sense of humanity that has been untouched since then. I saw Planes Trains and Automobiles on TV recently and it just killed me, I almost cried at the end....
  12. William Martell's material is awesome. He...

    William Martell's material is awesome. He hasn't written a bajillion dollar grossing hit, but that doesn't have anything to do with anything. His instruction is solid and he's been in the trenches...
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    Disney doesn't truly understand the tone of Star...

    Disney doesn't truly understand the tone of Star Wars.

    As a matter of fact, Star Wars "fans" often don't.

    Remember when you saw an X-wing attacking an AT-AT and your mind was blown and you...
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    I took the Herzog one, it was cool. I haven't...

    I took the Herzog one, it was cool. I haven't taken advantage of the stuff like the message boards and whatnot, but for access to the lectures I'm fine with what i got. It's hard to argue with the...
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    Really just starting to learn this topic but I ...

    Really just starting to learn this topic but I want to second something that someone else mentioned, which is that Im pretty sure the main tool for color correcting video is the waveform monitor...
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    Not a genre (I do alot of thinking about genre,...

    Not a genre (I do alot of thinking about genre, not sure how or why I started investigating it heavily).

    These are all dramas with ensemble casts and mutliple plots (which may or may not...
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    Ive been dealing with this same exact issue and I...

    Ive been dealing with this same exact issue and I think I figured it out---

    If you start with 8 bit

    Dont transcode- It wont create any new color info anyway.

    When you grade: Make sure your...
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    Came back to to clarify though: I myself am...

    Came back to to clarify though:

    I myself am working in 8 bit (HDV) and decided to NOT transcode,after experimenting with dnxhd.

    As our friend mentioned, most software is upsampling the image...
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    I'm not a colorist and really a babe in the...

    I'm not a colorist and really a babe in the woods with this issue but I do want to point put that the white paper for DNxHD encourages color correcting in the codec.

    Not trying to contradict...
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    Got Virtualdub to open m2t, but when I tried to...

    Got Virtualdub to open m2t, but when I tried to install a seperate plugin pack to let Vegas read Huffyuv the plugin pack wiped out Virtualdubs ability to encode Huffyuv.

    Arg...computers....
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    This is all very helpful thanks. I guess my...

    This is all very helpful thanks.

    I guess my next step is figuring out how to get virtualdub to read the m2t files and also render h264 because it wont do either for me currently. I'm going to...
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    You mean an original M2t file? Here's one. I...

    You mean an original M2t file? Here's one. I was experimenting with doing the color in-camera with white balance, so this ones already green tinted.
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    Alright so now I hit the limits of my knowledge...

    Alright so now I hit the limits of my knowledge here---

    What are you recommending-

    I render the HDV to ...an avi with another video codec (MPEG-1 ?? ) in the container?

    I'm a newb with codes...
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    Is storage and file size another reason? I've...

    Is storage and file size another reason? I've been rendering to uncompressed avi to grade in virtualdub and a few seconds becomes 1 GB
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    I'm using Sony Vegas Pro and thought grading in...

    I'm using Sony Vegas Pro and thought grading in the software is not great, no? My artistic goal is to learn to do phony/cheesy/slightly gaudy saturated monochrome grading for my grindhouse projects...
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