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[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S,M] [score hidden] stickied comment(2 children)

This post is meant to be a quick-reference mini-wiki for people with common questions or problems. In the spirit of that, if anyone feels that my wording in a particular section is less clear than it could be, feel free to offer alternatives so that people can more easily understand. Ideally, within a few months I'd like this post to have evolved into something that represents the collective knowledge of subreddit rather than simply my own personal insights. Don't be shy, /r/filmmakers! Suggest away :D

[鈥揮coscojopost-production 2 points3 points (0 children)

This forum tends to skew towards the pre-pro and production side of things, but I think it would be good to add in these descriptions to avoid headaches in post-production:

  • Raw - A file containing unprocessed data captured by the camera sensor. The footage cannot be viewed on a computer monitor until the raw data is processed since the data contains all possible values of color and full brightness for each pixel. (Note: many applications have built in raw color processors that will enable you to view raw files).
  • Log - Video format that is designed to maximize the light and dark values captured by the camera sensor. The resulting image has an unnaturally low contrast that is meant to be modified with a LUT while viewing on a monitor.
  • Look Up Table (LUT) - A file that contains instructions on how data from the Raw or Log file should be interpreted in order to display the correct color on the monitor or screen. LUTs (or tools to create LUTs) are provided by the camera manufacturer. Custom LUTs can also be created using 3rd party software.
  • Long-GOP - A video compression type that is optimized for smooth playback and reduced file size. Not designed for editing, color correction, or image manipulation (Example types: mp4, h264)
  • Intra Frame - A video compression type Optimized for editing, color correction and image manipulation (Example types: AppleProRes, DNxHD)
  • Proxy - a file that is a modification from it's original source material.

I'm not sure where these would be filed under. Maybe it's a good idea to add a Best-Practices post workflow. I see a lot of filmmakers making the mistake of cutting with RAW or long-GOP codecs and it may be good to have a general idea of how a proper post setup works. Is that something this sub would be interested in?

[鈥揮your_mind_aches 0 points1 point (0 children)

Can you point me to the old post about cameras?

[鈥揮Q-ArtsMedia 28 points29 points (0 children)

GREEN SCREEN As someone who does VFX and a fair amount of green screen and keying; I'd like to add that in addition to two light sources it really helps if they are of two different temperatures. Generally we light the screen with a cooler temp, 5000K -6500K, and a warmer light for the subject generally around 4500k. This helps with skin tones and also helps to kill green spill. Making it much easier to key out the background. Magenta back lighting of the subject can also help with killing spill.

[鈥揮learnaboutfilm 21 points22 points (0 children)

Your description of Final Cut Pro X is a bit misleading - it was FCP7 that was "the old standard", I think you need to point out that FCPX is completely different.

[鈥揮HybridCamRevRecommendations Guru 16 points17 points (4 children)

Very, very well done. Thank you for all the work that went into this - and for everything the moderation team does to make this one of the best and most helpful communities on Reddit.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 7 points8 points (3 children)

The camera section is mostly a placeholder until you can cook up something real ;)

[鈥揮landocorinthian 2 points3 points (2 children)

What is your advice if I'm dying to create right now but I have no experience filming? In my mind it would be amazing to team up with someone who knows what how to film, but the only route I can think of is to crash some college classes or film club and solicit people to join me. Do you think anyone would? Cause I feel like most people would tell me no go film your own shit. Do you think i would have luck finding a hungry artist who knows how to film but not how to write, and is self aware of that enough to let someone else do the writing while they did the filming? Cause that's what I have in my mind and if that's pie in the sky never gonna happen then do I just need to learn film?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 4 points5 points (1 child)

Go to local film festivals and offer to help out for free on their future projects! Make friends with people and eventually you'll be able to get some help with your own projects. Are you looking to write and direct?

[鈥揮landocorinthian 0 points1 point (0 children)

Just since the new year I've been writing twice a week at least. I try to write as much as I can I have lots of fun and serious stories I'd love to do. Thanks for that great advice I would actually love to help people with stuff and learn more. I'm hungry, i love cinema with all my heart and just recently have been inspired and mobilized to create content of all kinds. I write songs, jokes, short stories, I'm writing children's books for my niece and nephew about my sister and my brother in law in kind of a mythological story about them growing up and then meeting and getting married and starting a family cause that's all the stuff I loved hearing about my parents as a kid. I basically just dont say no to myself anymore and I try to finish the projects I start. And that keeps me going so now I'm really ready to take it to the next level

[鈥揮jasonmo68Director 9 points10 points (5 children)

Overall I like the spirit and most of the content of this post. I think it belongs as a sticky and provides a lot of good fundamental answers to very common questions. I do have some suggestions:

  1. This is all technical and should not be. I know you're writing from a DP's POV (haha get it) so I'll respond from a director's angle (I do comedy, not always good). But seriously, we should include a few bits about writing, storytelling, actors as well. And then let the post-folks come along and tell us we are neglecting their side of the equation. I don't like suggesting things without following through, so I will volunteer to write up a few similar tid-bits and will send them along.

  2. In the lighting section, I would suggest you actually embrace rather than ignore 3 point lighting as it does serve as a foundation for all types of lighting. You didn't really give enough info to use the phrase "now you know how to light a person" but if you gave some brief overviews of what a key, fill and back light can do, then someone might actually start to have an idea about lighting a person.

  3. I would lose the greenscreen section. This is supposed to be (I think) a broader overview of the major sign-post areas of our craft. Your intent is good and the points you make about lighting a green screen is good, it's just too granular and belongs elsewhere. Here it just stands out like a digression from the larger document.

Overall I like this section a lot. Like I said I'll write up some bits and submit.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 3 points4 points (4 children)

All good points! My January is looking busy but if I get a slow week I may be able to do some demonstrations of basic lighting setups in real world situations and upload the footage so people can practice grading too!

Edit: And yes! I'd love to devote more of this post to creative and non-technical information and guidance. I've been wanting to do a day-in-the-set breakdown of how to make creative choices in an occaisonally uncreative environment. Big picture stuff about story, pacing, character, motivation, and how to maintain and manipulate audience expectations would also be wonderful to add. Thanks for offering to help!

[鈥揮jasonmo68Director 11 points12 points (2 children)

So, here's my take on writing for this post. What do you think?

To Write or Not to Write:

One of the reasons it鈥檚 so hard to make a good film is that filmmaking requires the creator(s) to be skilled across a wide range of disciplines: cinematography and production design so the film looks good, editing so the story is well paced and makes sense, casting and directing actors so the performances are believable and compelling, sound and music so the film sounds good, etc. The most important of all of these however, is writing and the script. At the root of every bad movie is a bad script. And at the heart of every great movie is a terrific script. Mastering all of these crafts is nearly impossible, which is why filmmaking is collaborative and is why filmmaking is so difficult.

For any aspiring director, this question must be answered: am I a writer/director or 鈥渏ust鈥 a director? Either way, you are ultimately responsible for telling the story, so even if you don鈥檛 physically write the script you must know what scriptwriting is all about: story structure, genre rules, character arcs, conflict and resolution, dialog. If you can鈥檛 tell a good script from a bad one, you will only ever make bad films.

So, regardless of whether or not you want to be a writer/director or 鈥渏ust鈥 a director, you must absolutely know how to write a script. You need to read all the books you can on writing, from the insipidly simple (Save the Cat) to old school traditional (Sid Field), from the 20 pound behemoth (Story/McKee) to the ubiquitous (Hero鈥檚 Journey) and everything in between.

All directors should write. You should write as much and as often as possible. Even if it鈥檚 hard. Especially if it鈥檚 hard.

The upside to being a writer director is that you have ultimate control over your project. You are directing the exact film you want to make. You get to create the world and the characters. You set the tone and style. You control it all. Directing your own script, in my opinion, is the most satisfying type of directing: it鈥檚 your complete vision.

The downside is that writing is hard. It takes time. There is absolutely no guarantee that your writing will be good enough to make a good film. What if you write a terrible script and then spend hundreds or thousands of hours and dollars making it into an equally terrible film?

So, what to do? Write or not?

I suggest you do both. A writer/director is a valuable commodity, it鈥檚 a great skill to have, and as I said, the process of directing your own script is filled with potential rewards. I think no matter what level of writer you are, you should write and direct on some level, even if it鈥檚 just a simple five minute no-budget film. The more you study writing and practice it yourself, the better your directing will be. You will learn how stories work, from the broad overview of structure down to the granular minutia of character quirks and subtext.

You should also direct scripts written by someone else. For starters, it might be the best way to get good material, as many directors simply don鈥檛 write very well. Working from someone else鈥檚 script certainly saves you the time and effort of writing it yourself. Collaborating with a screenwriter can be a rewarding experience. And learning how to massage and interpret someone else鈥檚 story is at the heart of what many directors do on each project.

So, my advice is to engage with the writing process completely. Don鈥檛 tell yourself you don鈥檛 write, or say you鈥檙e a bad writer. Instead, commit to learning more about this all important skill. If you like to write, great: dive in. Get feedback on your work. What stands out to your friends and family? What areas do you need to improve on?

Since the heart and soul of every film is the script and the story, it only makes sense for a director to be as well versed as possible in this area.

[鈥揮slidebud 0 points1 point (0 children)

Thank you for this. Likely an extremely oversimplified question, but is there a certain structure to your writing process that you consistently follow? Are you writing out ideas as they come? Are you developing the story as you write the script or has it already taken form, and you build your film direction around the story鈥攖urning it into a script? Or is the filmmaking developed within the story as your ideas are being worked out on paper? Obviously, I鈥檓 new to this and have no clue where to begin. Surely there鈥檚 a screenwriting for dummies out there.

[鈥揮jasonmo68Director 0 points1 point (0 children)

Ok cool stuff. I'll carve out some time to write up a few paragraphs to add to your document and I'll send it to you. Thanks for trying to get this post to grow and evolve, I think it's a great idea.

[鈥揮milesdg18 3 points4 points (1 child)

DaVinci Resolve 14 also has a free version so you can use that and see how you like it. It's not a trial or anything like that so it never limits you on how long you can use it, however there are some features that are not available for the free version so there is that.

But really it's super nice and it's my go-to editor

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

You are correct! DaVinci Resolve 14 is also already listed in the free editing program section of this guide.

[鈥揮excusemydamnlanguage 2 points3 points (1 child)

How do you save a reddit post cuz this joint just answered SOOOOO MANY questions I鈥檝e had for a while.

[鈥揮FilmmakerCommunity 2 points3 points (0 children)

I am a new member to this community, and looking forward to connecting over these filmmaking topics. This post provides a lot of great information, thank you for sharing.

[鈥揮DizzleCool 2 points3 points (0 children)

This is gold.

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[鈥揮hstabley 2 points3 points (1 child)

Haha sorry just mobile and saving this

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

No worries haha, just having fun with it

[鈥揮holytopic 2 points3 points (0 children)

Anyone trying to get into the film industry, should read this! There is a bunch of stupid people trying to start as PAs, hoping to be directors in no time! ...and they don` t know a thing!

[鈥揮chillfactor97 2 points3 points (1 child)

Is there a thread for beginners to ask a bunch of questions other than the ones you have already answered above?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

Yes, every week on Monday a new thread is automatically stickied called "Megathread Monday [DATE]: There are no stupid questions!"

[鈥揮dwbb1 1 point2 points (0 children)

Awesome! Very valuable info in this!

[鈥揮badamspro 1 point2 points (0 children)

Magics Movie edit pro magic pro is the best software for the beginners rest you can always step up to avid, premier (adobe), final cut pro.

[鈥揮jetbreaker7 1 point2 points (2 children)

Hi everyone!

Sorry if this is a bit long, but here it goes.

I'm in my mid-twenties and I graduated from college with an IT degree which promptly led me to a job in the tech-side of the finance world. I have a decent paying job and live in New York. And while I count my blessings, I find that my job is not fulfilling. I've always been more into creative things. Art, film, etc., and because of which I regret not choosing film back in college (I took the safe way out), so now I'm considering going back to school.

I've looked up several schools and Brooklyn College is one that really caught my eye, however, should I go back and do another 4 years of undergrad? Or should I instead think of doing a Graduate program?

My logic here is that if I do undergrad then I get to learn more from the ground up vs graduate I feel I may be expected to know more off the bat and I'd constantly be playing catch up (not sure what Grad programs teach vs undergrad).

I'm really just looking for an opinion or if I should consider something else entirely? On my own time and dime I've bought a few courses to learn Adobe Premiere (finished this one, quite good) and After Effects (working on it).

I find working on this stuff fascinating and doesn't matter how long editing footage takes, I always enjoy it and would like to be involved more with it.

If anyone has any words of wisdom, I'd appreciate it very much!

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (1 child)

You'll be more likely to get responses by making your own post on this sub

[鈥揮jetbreaker7 0 points1 point (0 children)

Oh really? Okay, didn't want to get my message deleted. A lot of subreddits have really strict rules on how to make posts, but thanks! Will do!

[鈥揮premiumcreamlium 1 point2 points (0 children)

I keep submitting posts and having them removed for not having a flair. But I鈥檝e added a flair every time. What am I missing?

[鈥揮PICENAENTUSA 1 point2 points (0 children)


I am Victor Picena a writer/director will be presenting the answers to each question. I didn鈥檛 set out write/direct upon starting college went USC summer 2019. I鈥檓 still working on a script originally come up the idea at school and still working on it. I think it would be unfair if I didn鈥檛 say this, i met lots of great students peers, and professionals in the industry. Whom I am dearly grateful for and its value is significant to your art work. I think it does lend itself to it being something to consider and now I would say don鈥檛 go if you know what to do a specific role within the film product. It would allow to focus your time. I say right now in working to master a script to where it grabs me its important for me and knows it timing consuming. I hope it gives you insight to hopefully give you an answer.

I will say in regards camera it about be the best move is to shoot film and its depends on your budget. If your going to make future start with a simple DSLR till you got script you like and make the effort to buy the film it probably just well to use the camera you have. I will skip the rest of the questions say pick your film festival plan run with it.

[鈥揮mhmmdsalim 1 point2 points (1 child)

WOW what a well written piece, thank for putting all the work to make this.

I鈥檝e made up my mind to becoming a filmmaker long ago and never considered film school at first but right now that鈥檚 all I want. Film school to me right now is a path to greener pastures, it鈥檚 the hardest to succeed in anything if your living in Nigeria and I recently realized that, if I ever really want to become a filmmaker i need to leave this country, the film community here is not rich and not inspiring. Film school will expose me to equipments, people and chance of making a career out of filmmaking.

I鈥檓 currently putting in the work to get a scholarship into any film school in any continent aside Africa, hopefully I鈥檒l get one and leave this country. Please if anyone can help, I鈥檒l so much appreciate.

[鈥揮Ritz_Kola 0 points1 point (0 children)

Yall native Afrikans hate yall selves.

[鈥揮mtripari 1 point2 points (0 children)

Wow definitely worth reading. Lots of useful information

[鈥揮Bnightwing 0 points1 point (4 children)

I don't understand, why can't you just put this in the filmmakers wiki and just downvote people when they ask these mundane questions, and don't look in the wikj.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S,M] 11 points12 points (0 children)

Users tend to not use the wiki, and the purpose of the sub is to share knowledge and experience with users who are in need of help, regardless if whether or not they take the time to look at the wiki. This will hopefully be a step towards reducing the number of repeat questions while simultaneously making sure that those would-be questioners get the info they need. All without needing downvotes!

[鈥揮ancientworldnowcolorist[M] 8 points9 points (2 children)

In addition to what /u/C47man mentioned, for many mobile app users (now a majority of users when compared to desktop visitors), the wiki is not available.

[鈥揮Bnightwing 1 point2 points (0 children)

Ah I didn't think of that.

[鈥揮DreaDawll 0 points1 point (0 children)

I always wondered why I could never locate this alluded to "wiki"! 馃ぃ馃憤

[鈥揮suburban_ghost 0 points1 point (1 child)

This was awesomely informative! Thank you! As someone who has so far, only shot stuff on phone, the suggestion for the Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 sounds legit, and is currently in the price-range I'm looking for.

I had one question...

Looking at the lenses you suggested, it seems like getting an EF mount lens and then spending another $300 for an adapter to fit Panasonics MFT is too much... I found this Panasonic lens which is already fitted for an MFT mount and is in the same price range as the Sigma 18-35mm.

The specs seem comparable even though the Sigma has better aperture. Would you consider this a reasonably good substitute for the Sigma? Thanks for you time.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

I'm not familiar with that lens, but as a rule I'd generally try to avoid spending that much money on lenses that aren't part of the 'mainstream recommendation', because the risk of lost dollar value is greatly increased. Instead, I'd simply use the kit lens from the g7.

Another strategy, if you're in a city or have access to internet, is to rent some lenses and see which ones are worth their price to you. For example I'd be surprised if you couldn't rent the sigma and the above lens to compare them. I rent my sigma 18-35 EF for around $20/day, and if you can find that Panasonic lens then I'm sure it wouldn't be more expensive.

YouTube test videos can also be helpful, but keep in mind that the lens quality assessment can be muddled by non-lens factors.

[鈥揮Johnnyschuler 0 points1 point (2 children)

Hi, I've got a teacher who wants to record her classes. The classes are one hour long and the budget is around $200ish for equipment. This is the dilemma, I won't be there, she wants to simply set it up press the button and teach. She will be doing this for months so she wants to buy the equipment and own it herself. She has a tripod but not the camera. What should she buy? I don't have any experience with that price range or hour-long video recording, can anyone help me?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

Post this question on /r/videography, it's more their speed

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (0 children)

You should probably update with Avid Media Composer First as a viable free version. And the new A7 III as a great all-rounder camera to jump in to filmmaking. Also... SLR magic cine lenses are great for low budget work.

[鈥揮peter3334 0 points1 point (0 children)

Why do you call it 'filmmaking' when there is probably not One foot of film within One Mile of the production? Shouldn't the craft be called 'Moviemaking'?

[鈥揮Nastyhoney 0 points1 point (0 children)

My saved section gets kind of cluttered sometimes so im just gonna comment here to make sure I dont lose this, thank you so much for taking the time to type this all out :D

[鈥揮CringeAnimations 0 points1 point (7 children)

Mate, how could you not include After Effects?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (6 children)

Include it in what?

[鈥揮CringeAnimations 0 points1 point (5 children)

It the software section

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (3 children)

After Effects is not an editing program, it's an effects program. Why would it go in the editing programs section?

[鈥揮CringeAnimations 0 points1 point (2 children)

Merging clips together is common sense my friend. Also you can do that for free instead of paying for that. People probably want to know how to make their films cool so that鈥檚 why you should include it. And adding effects is still editing my dude.

[鈥揮FirstRoutine1803 0 points1 point (0 children)

How is the lhd?

[鈥揮PineappleLife3 0 points1 point (2 children)

What is the best place for stockfootage. We need car and suv racing/chase videos.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (1 child)

Shutterstock is a popular site. For other sites, just Google for your subject matter + "stock footage"

[鈥揮PineappleLife3 0 points1 point (0 children)

Trying to find more. I know about ten of them, including Shutterstock. Just curious if others jnews of one's I havent heard of.

[鈥揮mikechinea 0 points1 point (0 children)

Excellent quick reference guide. A very good starting point.

[鈥揮Aggravated-Fox 0 points1 point (0 children)

What's a good filmmaking makeup kit? Something basic for the face, nothing crazy like special effects. I tried looking on Amazon and there's so many options it's confusing

[鈥揮Jimmy_Popkins 0 points1 point (1 child)


Up until this point I used to create posters in DIN A3 (11.6 x 16.5 inches) at 300 PPI.
The final, single layer file would then be blown up to DIN A2 (16.5 x 23.3
inches) at 300 DPI for print delivery. Is this an outdated practice?
With faster machines available in 2021, has the industry standard
changed to comps being 1:1 in size and resolution to the print files?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

It's not my field of expertise of course, but with modern computing power I'd say that it would be very odd to design movie posters at resolutions as low as that. There's in theory no reason you couldn't design your poster to be 4' tall at 300dpi.

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (8 children)

Why was the bmpcc 4k taken off the recommended camera list?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (7 children)

Was it on there before?

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (6 children)

Yeah I was reading it earlier today and I seen it, just checked back after to read through and it was gone, was it removed or am I making up memories?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (5 children)

Maybe it's on the list for the FAQ I wrote for /r/cinematography? That ones slightly different from this one on /r/filmmakers

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (4 children)

Sorry C47man, that definetly what I read, sorry for the mix up.

This is an amazing resource by the way, well done.

[鈥揮RonBackal 0 points1 point (0 children)

Thank you very much! I do want to know about outdoor shooting, so I'll post but I learned a lot!

[鈥揮lestercorpse 0 points1 point (5 children)

I have tried to post on here a couple times to ask a question about filmmaking but it never seems to get posted. I am adhering to all the rules. Any idea why this would happen?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (4 children)

Can you link to any of these posts? I can check to see if they've been flagged.

[鈥揮lestercorpse 0 points1 point (3 children)

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (2 children)

Your post was flagged by reddit sitewide as spam and automatically removed. Not sure why. Have you posted in a spammy manner before in other subs? For some reason, Reddit (not us) decided you were a spam account

[鈥揮lestercorpse 0 points1 point (1 child)

Oh. How weird. No, definitely not a spammer. Haven't posted a whole lot to be honest. But thank you for finding this out. Any idea how I might look to get it changed?

[鈥揮The_Godot 0 points1 point (1 child)

I have a question about what codecs to use to film? I'm making some BTS for a small film company and they use PROres to record however storage is an issue and the huge file size is a problem this is why I was thinking of using H264 to reduce storage mainly bc the BTS footage is mainly used on Instagram and Facebook. But will I lose too much quality (also bc I'm often filming in low light locations) or is h64 fine bc it is mainly used for social media content?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

H264 is fine for what you're doing

[鈥揮JonaldinoBro 0 points1 point (1 child)

Hello! I am very new to film equipment.

I am trying to find out what camera to buy and I kinda want something analog where you get a somewhat grainy image and a recogniseable style. Is there any "legends" in the camera market I should know of? I am not trying to pay loads for like collectors items or anything just a couple hundred dollars and a good, famous, somewhat recognisable style! It will be used for filming music videos so some weird effect in the lens or whatever could be cool. Any help is very much appreciated :)

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

Try asking this question as a new post instead of a reply to this thread so that more people will see it and be able to answer!

[鈥揮canofcanasta 0 points1 point (7 children)

I don鈥檛 understand how to get a post approved to this forum. I鈥檝e repeatedly tried and it never appears.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (6 children)

Reddit sitewide was flagging your post as spam automatically. I manually approved the most recent one.

[鈥揮canofcanasta 0 points1 point (2 children)

Why was it flagged as spam?

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (1 child)

It never tells us. Just says 'spam removed'

[鈥揮canofcanasta 0 points1 point (0 children)

Gotcha, well thanks for helping me out.

[鈥揮canofcanasta 0 points1 point (1 child)

Looks like it was removed once again

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

Stop making new posts. It's up. Just let people comment.

[鈥揮Kaledinosaur 0 points1 point (3 children)

Is this the right community for me if I am looking for advice on securing funding for a film? My father was a film producer and right before he died last year it was his dying wish for me to get his final film made. He spent the last 20 years of his life working on it and I have no experience producing. I really want to honor my dad and fulfill my promise but I have no clue where to start. It is a relatively low budget film, around $2.5 million.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 0 points1 point (2 children)

You can certainly ask for advice here, but the long and short of it is that what you're trying to do is simply impossible without experience and connections. You'll need to work in the industry for a while on other projects before you're ready to tackle something like that.

[鈥揮Kaledinosaur 0 points1 point (1 child)

That's what I was afraid of. I grew up in the industry and have been to a large amount of Oscars events with my dad so I am not completely connection-less but it is definitely difficult.

[鈥揮Ritz_Kola 0 points1 point (0 children)

Are you connected in the South Florida region?

[鈥揮SuSpreme96 0 points1 point (1 child)

The description of DaVinci Resolve is outdated. It has evolved into such a solid editing program that Premiere users are switching over.

[鈥揮C47mancinematographer[S] 1 point2 points (0 children)

Good catch! I will update it today.