I am a retired makeup/hair/effects person that has over 30 years in feature and independent film.

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    04-15-2019, 08:36 PM
    I was once told “the first thing to go in a fastidiously planned film, is the plan”.... call sheets can often reflect the last minute changes that so often happen and are VERY rarely more than a day out. Sometimes, Dept. heads will have shooting schedules and working scripts based on that department and are warned in advance of possible changes in schedule based...
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    04-12-2019, 04:14 PM
    ...their are more "Producer" type credits (Producer, executive Producer, associate Producer, co-Producer, Line Producer, etc,etc,etc) than there are stars in the sky. The term PRODUCER should be limited to the main individual that got the project done... the rest are lollipops given for many various reasons to many various people. The suggestion of "segment"...
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    04-12-2019, 04:04 PM
    glennsweet replied to a thread Reshooting in General Discussion
    Re-shoot basically means re-film .... and never taken lightly by a production company... this is an incredibly expensive thing to do in major film, and rarely happens except in death or, less frequently, dishonor...
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    04-12-2019, 03:55 PM
    ..this sort of issue is exactly what ALL those many, many MANY, MANY pre-production meetings with writer, DP, Gaffer, set design, producers, wardrobe, actors, etc,etc,etc. are for. Everyone from each department needs to have their input as everyone has a vision.... MUCH more so with writers and professional actors, as their visions can often be in conflict. The...
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    04-12-2019, 03:36 PM
    ...thanks so much Mara! Hopefully my suggestions might help someone through an otherwise tough business...
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    04-12-2019, 03:25 PM
    ... with "known" talent comes certain "demands", and "requirements" that sometimes can be at odds with the smooth flow of an independent film. Budgets constraints can be forced upon other departments (camera, sound, lighting, etc.) because "known" talent rarely comes cheap. This can effect the over all quality of the finished product as well as create animosity...
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    04-12-2019, 03:10 PM
    ...using the air pressure method (I have also used canned air) is viable, but prone to error if the tubing isn't aimed properly or sealed well. The effect can be a bit over the top... as actual gun shot hits rarely cause that kind of explosive spray. If you watch professional armorers using squib charges you will see that they really don't spray as much as they...
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    04-12-2019, 08:06 AM
    ...mono filament in the 15 to 20 pound test is VERY difficult to see on camera. If you have a video tap you can shoot a rehearsal (without pulling the string of course) to see if your lighting is causing any "bounce" on the line. If so then simply move your assistant until the reflection is gone. It is rare though. As to the strength of the condom.... either get...
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    04-12-2019, 07:58 AM
    ..... just one of many reasons really. Story, acting, film quality, etc,etc. can lead to failure as well as success. Having recognizable names is a HUGE advantage in viewership but has its pitfalls as well.
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    04-12-2019, 07:22 AM
    Hello all. I am new the this site and just wish to introduce myself. I am a retired makeup/hair/effects person that has worked in the industry for over 30 years, having done feature, independent, and made for television film as well as industrial/corporate work. My wife insists that I may have some modicum of experience I can offer here and quit bugging her in...
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    04-12-2019, 07:09 AM
    ... having worked on MANY "no budget" independents to gain experience I can offer a "below the line" opinion. Mara is right... if you wish to get "something", ASK for something (points, backend, etc.). Just because the project has gone to distribution does not mean the producers have made any money at all. Recouping production costs on indie's is exceedingly...
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    04-12-2019, 06:57 AM
    room tone is essentially the ambient sound present in a scene and in my experience (not a sound mixer myself) it is generally 10 to 15 seconds of quiet directly after a master shot. No special set up outside of everyone staying in their exact positions. Some sounders will insist on "room tone" after every scene (POV's, etc) but I have seen varying degree's of...
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    04-12-2019, 06:35 AM
    I have done this many times, however... in most states they really get cranky unless your a Licensed armorer. Having said that, there is a less "explosive" method that can be used that you may want to consider. Same process of filling condom and prepping shirt but instead of using explosives of any kind simply tie mono filament (fishing line) around the secured...
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