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    The first thing generally is the plot. First worry about getting an idea and then script. The rest will come after that.

    And welcome to the forum! We have the same first name! :D

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    1) Do you REALLY want to make your own movie?
    2) What things do you have at your disposal?
    3) What is my movie about and why am I making one?

    Ok, now, if you want to learn about how to make a movie, there are plenty of resources out there that you can check out. Here are some below:


    http://www.filmmakingstuff.com
    http://nofilmschool.com
    http://filmmakeriq.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Donnelly View Post
    1) Do you REALLY want to make your own movie?
    2) What things do you have at your disposal?
    3) What is my movie about and why am I making one?
    It's interesting that you wrote number 2. I normally try to write freely first, and then see if I have to cut back later. For example, while writing a script I wouldn't worry about how I would manage to film an alien planet and 1000 actors, I would just write. Later I would either cut back on some things or figure out how I would do it.

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    1. SCRIPT. If you have a crap script, nothing else really matters does it?

    How do you go about getting the right script?

    If you're writing it yourself, keep in mind locations, amount of cast... Write what you can shoot, and what you can afford to shoot.

    If you're searching for a script written by someone else... The same things apply.

    It's just easier if you're a writer or know a writer to compose a script yourself rather than looking for one. Don't exceed your limitations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Filmmaker View Post
    It's interesting that you wrote number 2. I normally try to write freely first, and then see if I have to cut back later. For example, while writing a script I wouldn't worry about how I would manage to film an alien planet and 1000 actors, I would just write. Later I would either cut back on some things or figure out how I would do it.
    I like to establish the things that I have so that I can write stories that fit the gear, locations, actors, and the props that I have. Then I'll fit those things into the screenplay I'm going to write/am writing, so that I can use and incorporate specific features of whatever I have into my work so that I'm using what I currently have to it's fullest potential. I figure I should use the best out of whatever I have knowing that someday I could have a fallout with someone, move to another state, break a piece of gear, or wear out a prop.


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    Thank you, Anonymous Filmmaker. Yes, we do got the same first name.
    Dominic Donnelly: Thanks for that list. It will be help-full.
    So, guys, what is the difference between plot, script and screenplay?
    Thanks a lot.


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    I want to talk about what gear minimum is necessary for making an own film also, but first I'll let you tell me the difference between plot, script and screenplay. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    So, guys, what is the difference between plot, script and screenplay?
    Thanks a lot.
    Script vs Screenplay: http://actfourscreenplays.com/screen...pt-screenplay/
    The plot is what happens.


    I want to talk about what gear minimum is necessary for making an own film also, but first I'll let you tell me the difference between plot, script and screenplay. Thanks
    Camera
    Camera support (Stabilizer, tripod, etc.)
    Mic
    Editing Software

    Those are really the basics.

    -AF


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    Anonymous Filmmaker: Thanks. And also I have a question about copyright. Is it allowed to use peoples music without permission? Is copyright the right name ? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Anonymous Filmmaker: Thanks. And also I have a question about copyright. Is it allowed to use peoples music without permission? Is copyright the right name ? Thanks
    Copyright is the right name. Generally speaking, never use other peoples music without permission. The few exceptions are for educational use, etc. Even so, you would have to credit them.

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    What about for private use only?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    What about for private use only?
    I believe you are still supposed to, but a lot of people don't.

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    Ok. Thanks


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    Is it allowed to use peoples music without permission? Is copyright the right name ? Thanks
    If the copyright is expired and/or it's in the public domain, then you can use the music. But if you cannot find any clarification as to what the current copyright situation is, then I recommend you contact the artist. You don't have to worry about if it's personal use though.


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    It's commercial protection so people can't make money using other peoples property. You can make a Youtube video using copyrighted material you don't own the rights too. But you CANNOT monetize a video using said material, because you would be potentially making money from it's use.


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    Anonymous, before you think about making a feature, try to make some short films around 2-3 min long. Learn as much as you can from youtube, forums and articles. Learn from Dominic Donnelly's list of websites. When I first started, I thought that I could make a feature with only a camera and a mic. till I read alot and found out that you need good audio, good cinematography, good editing, and the list goes on.
    I recomend learning the following list.

    1. Script Writing.
    2. Photography. (If you want to be a good filmmaker, you'll have to know photography) You will learn about shooting angles, cinematography.
    3. Audio. (You need to learn how to record clear audio for your film). Once you learn about audio, you'll know about mics and what types to use.
    4. Editing.
    5. Color grading and Color correction.
    6. Visual Effects and Special Effects

    If you need music, there are some websites that have (Royalty Free Music). Which means you can use their music for free as long as you give them credit on your videos.
    1. http://incompetech.com/music/
    2. http://audionautix.com/links.php

    Last edited by UltimateVisionFilms; 04-07-2014 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Donnelly View Post
    1) Do you REALLY want to make your own movie?
    2) What things do you have at your disposal?
    3) What is my movie about and why am I making one?

    Ok, now, if you want to learn about how to make a movie, there are plenty of resources out there that you can check out. Here are some below:


    http://www.filmmakingstuff.com
    http://nofilmschool.com
    http://filmmakeriq.com
    Dominic, Anonymous has found this site and joined it to ask questions. Please try best to answer them and not send him on his way to 100 websites. I have edited this down to three, please do not post those links again.


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