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  1. don't think "rich and famous" i'tll confuse you...

    don't think "rich and famous" i'tll confuse you and make it harder to make realistic life choices... the truth of the matter is that if you really wanted to be a filmmaker (director) you could...
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    Heres a short of mine if anyone wants to see me...

    Heres a short of mine if anyone wants to see me light using the "four point" thinking I mention (which again does not always mean 4 lights).



    the lighting in the short is hardly brilliant or...
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    you could just put the titles up without numbers...

    you could just put the titles up without numbers or calling them anything

    see reservoir dogs and pulp fiction
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    updated

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJ0HQvssWg

    thanks again
  5. SHORT: thanks for the tips, I have a background...

    thanks for the tips, I have a background producing electronic music so Im lucky enough to be able to fumble my way to a decent mix.


    I gotta suck it up and upload a new version, I mean its only...
  6. SHORT: crap, I knew it- yeah the mix at the end is off,...

    crap, I knew it- yeah the mix at the end is off, he gets drowned out a bit, thanks for confirming that.

    Sucks cause I want to fix it and upload a new version but then the link (which I already...
  7. SHORT: Parameters 2 minute short- nerd flogs " alt " chick over an arcade game....

    check out "Parameters"....

    its about a nerd who flogs an alt/punk chick over an arcade game.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADHIXad_IV4
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    you shot yourself in the foot there- you...

    you shot yourself in the foot there- you basically washed out the whole image

    you probably learned a big important lesson here

    decide what look you want ahead of time and then use all...
  9. For anyone interested in using this kind of...

    For anyone interested in using this kind of minimalist/naturalist approach, I just saw Kubricks "The Killing", check it out, there were alot of setups lit by practicals right in the frame, really...
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    I'm no expert at it (I let stuff fall into the...

    I'm no expert at it (I let stuff fall into the "noisy" zone all the time) but keep in mind a big part of cinematography is using lighting (actual lights but also perhaps diffusers reflectors, etc) to...
  11. check amazon and/or local bookstore for books...

    check amazon and/or local bookstore for books that have monologues for actresses


    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=actress monologues
    ...
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    well the main thing that jumps out to me is that...

    well the main thing that jumps out to me is that theres no characters.


    sorry to be a wise guy but its true.


    None of teh characters have much character. Things should happen because of the...
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    I want to read this, but Im having trouble...

    I want to read this, but Im having trouble getting through it.


    Can he divide it into sequences with titles? May help him focus the story and will help others to actually read it


    I mean,...
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    on most of my projects I've used only a (soft)key...

    on most of my projects I've used only a (soft)key light and a (hard) background light, no fill or backlight. "Four point lighting" doesnt mean you always use four lights. It's just a way of...
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    yeah, but dont confuse yourself with that: ...

    yeah, but dont confuse yourself with that:


    if you have the key 45 degrees to the scene and the actor faces the light (lighting down the nose) the shadow will be camera side.


    you dont have...
  16. Sure, like I said, you got the big basics down. ...

    Sure, like I said, you got the big basics down.


    Just whenever you watch movies look out for:


    Conflict: Pepple fighting, arguing, etc... the basis of screenwriting: Batman fights the Joker,...
  17. This is great stuff, you know how to keep the...

    This is great stuff, you know how to keep the conflict (arguing, fighting) and crisis (bad stuff happening) coming. Conflict and crisis are the foundations of sreenwriting. You're ahead of the pack....
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    use this ...

    use this

    http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp05.Death.to.Readers.html

    if you can tell at all if your script is good or not, then its probably not good, but then again it takes years (5-10? who...
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    Definitely . Ultimately the purpose of putting up...

    Definitely . Ultimately the purpose of putting up lights is to create shadows.
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    Yes, you can, if you don't find the concept...

    Yes, you can, if you don't find the concept useful, ignore "4 pt lighting" and just light the scene.



    Here are some things you're likely gonna want to do or at least consider:


    set up...
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    hate to break the news to you, but theory and...

    hate to break the news to you, but theory and technique can only take you from neo-phyte to someone who-kinda-knows-what-hes-doing.


    in order to go from intermediate to master etc, you have to...
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    4 point lighting is a step by step process. One...

    4 point lighting is a step by step process. One step and a time, you cant go wrong:

    1. pick the key (softness and what direction-- soft light at some side angle from the camera (45 maybe) is the...
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    for the sake of thorough exploration this topic,...

    for the sake of thorough exploration this topic, you did indeed break the 180 rule (the characters switch positions right to left and the purpose of the rule is to help you keep characers on the same...
  24. what a stupid, pointless thread I started, with...

    what a stupid, pointless thread I started, with such time wasted arguing dogma, when theres a million ways to skin the screenwriting cat

    apologies to all

    "no one is more arrogant than a...
  25. production design is doing alot here, everything...

    production design is doing alot here, everything in there is likely brown, grey, desaturated....no framing out the bright yellow box o' cheerios atop the fridge
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