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    Today, 02:46 PM
    Oh okay. Do you think I should just email them out as a pdf? I actually don't want to show up the day of the shoot with storyboards. I want to have the script storyboarded and send that all out at once, to go over things longer in advance. Unless sending out the whole storyboards for all of it, at once is not the way to go for any reason?
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    10-17-2018, 05:28 PM
    When it comes to doing storyboards I was thinking about learning how to use frameforge and doing it that way, to present them with more clarity. But how do you present them to your DP and crew, after you are done? Does it look more professional to give them a binder with all the storyboarded shots in, or a perhaps just a downloadable file with them all in if...
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    10-15-2018, 05:46 PM
    Sorry I freed up more message space. Thanks I will check it out :). I was told that it's my job as director though to coach the actors more, into giving much more better performances and I understand that but sometimes I feel that no matter how much I do, maybe it doesn't help, or maybe I could do more. I was told before to not do line readings with...
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    10-14-2018, 07:21 PM
    Basically for my next project I wanted to do some zooms and dolly zooms for some of the shots, to get a certain effect, but then discovered it may not be a possibly, cause the lenses we have access to are not parfocal. However, I watched this film riot video, and at 4:33 into the video, the lens that they zoom on, is a Canon 24-105mm. ...
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    10-12-2018, 02:23 PM
    K. So if I could just train the actors here to be better somehow, then I shouldn't pay for ones to fly in from other cities? Are there any good books on how to train non-professional actors to be really good? I try my best to direct them but apparently it hasn't improved much according to opinions. But if I do get people from other cities, perhaps I...
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    10-11-2018, 06:07 PM
    Sure, okay. It's just the costs are running up fast. I live in Canada, and wonder if I absolutely have to fly in actors from Vancouver and Toronto, if it's necessary. How do other movies that claim to use non-professional actors, get them to do such a good job? Movies like The Battle of Algiers (1966), El Mariachi (1992), and City of God (2002), all claim...
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    10-11-2018, 05:25 PM
    I keep being told in my projects that the acting is bad, and I feel that maybe I am looking in all the wrong places. Usually I just put up casting calls on filmmaking pages on facebook, or Craigslist. But if I keep failing on finding good actors, then I need to improve on that. Does anyone know where I can find good ones? I have tried theater groups as...
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    10-10-2018, 02:21 PM
    For my upcoming project I want to do a scene where a character looks like he is driving really fast in a race against time sort of thing. I took some tips from film riot on how they do their car chases, such as in these two videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_3505493233&feature=iv&src_vid=uu7hf84fboM&v=OQMWF1n2zT8 ...
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    10-08-2018, 12:07 PM
    Okay sure, as long as it works :). If we are driving though, I won't be able to shoot with the camera placed in the driver's seat, and I think will only be able to do a shot, and reverse shot from the backseat only. Which means I will only be able to see a third of the actors faces. And of course if you want to get face emotion, it's not a good idea to shoot...
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    10-08-2018, 11:24 AM
    Okay thanks. I thought of this as well, it's just from the back seat you cannot see the actors faces very well, and you are mostly getting the backs of their heads with only maybe a third of their faces as they turn to look at the other actor. So I feel that they you are not getting much emotion from those angles. As for shooting from the passenger seat,...
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    10-08-2018, 10:00 AM
    Well I haven't really gone over what colors will be in the scenes yet. As for them having the conversation before they get in the car, I don't think that will work. Basically a witness is giving her statement to the police, and then one of the main police characters drives her home, and they are discussing what is going on. But I don't think they are going...
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    10-08-2018, 12:52 AM
    Some scene shoots I have coming up involve a some scenes with characters talking in cars. I tried writing the scenes so the characters would talk before and after the driving, but to me, it wouldn't make sense for characters to stop talking during the car ride and wait to pick up the conversation again, if the conversation were important. And so thus, they...
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    10-08-2018, 12:36 AM
    When you say you are recording with a rode, do you mean a rode mic on a boompole? Or where is the rode mic mounted?
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    10-07-2018, 01:37 AM
    But in the past I would have to make decisions and people would tell me whether or not it was right or wrong. So I feel that there is absolute right and wrong answers, otherwise people's opinions would be more relative and subjective, instead of a majority agreement.
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    10-05-2018, 03:57 PM
    Okay thanks, but I think they both do, and I could go either way on that, and wasn't sure which.
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    10-05-2018, 02:39 PM
    Okay thanks. I have tried both, and I feel that both even though different, still reveal things out of the frame, so I feel both do the same job, and just not sure which one I should use for which. Here is a boom shot I had done for one of recent shoots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxdSkIN-es&feature=youtu.be However, what if I tilted it instead? ...
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    10-04-2018, 02:01 PM
    I am storyboarding some upcoming scene shoots, and was wondering, if I should boom or tilt for when it comes to the reveals. I watched some tutorials on it, and some say that booms are used to reveal. But you can reveal with tilts too, it seems. So I was wondering what the emotional difference was in the two, or when would you do one, as oppose to the other?
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    10-03-2018, 06:30 PM
    For my film shoots I prefer if they use my equipment that way if anything happens where if they had to leave the production cause it goes over their schedule for any reason, I still have the same equipment so the footage and sound will match, they cannot be a part of the production anymore. The last film project I did where I produced and directed myself the...
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    10-01-2018, 03:01 PM
    Well I wanted to write it so that they sneak with the victim out the back. The cop hears screams and noise, comes around the back and sees them. But I was told that there are two problems with this, cause I want the cop to arrest one of them, and I was told by a cop in my research that a cop cannot arrest a person and then chase after kidnappers trying to get...
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    10-01-2018, 02:33 PM
    Okay thanks. When you change plot details around, how to keep it from creating a domino effect of unwanted plot holes though? I keep having that problem, and want to learn the key to changing a plot point around, without the rest of the plot around it being effected. Do you have any idea what the key to that is, for you? What if I wrote it so that the...
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    10-01-2018, 01:41 PM
    Okay thanks, but I am worried that the stock footage will not match, especially when all of a sudden the villains will run out, and then the building would all of a sudden be burning, and there is no shot in between to establish that they set the fire. Also there is no reason for them to fire gunshots though. They have a kidnapped person, but there is no...
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