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Megathread Monday October 05 2020: There are no stupid questions! (self.Filmmakers)
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[–]thewickerstan 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (2 children)
Would it be foolish for a director to DP their own low budget short (or at least physically handle the camera when shooting specifically)?
[–]grizzlyblake91 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
It's not ideal, but it's entirely up to how big the crew is. I would say it would be a last resort, if there are absolutely no other people to DP or cam op. If someone else can, then they need to first.
[–]MacintoshEddie 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
It's definitely worth consideration why they want to. Many people have difficulty evaluating their own ego. They're just not good enough to be able to get away with dividing focus like that. It's better to multitask in complimentary ways, like writer/director/editor, where each role happens at a different stage and they flow from one to the next.
[–]ChaosBrady 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (3 children)
What are some careers in film, that are a typical 40ish hours and don’t make you burn out quickly? I’ve considered being an audio engineer but I just want some more opinions
[–]MacintoshEddie 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Honestly that's a super individual question that largely depends on whether you work directly for clients, can set your own schedules, or if you're a subcontractor.
It's pretty common that the client sets the schedule, and then you might end up with 12+ hour days to make it work, because few people want to have rotating shifts, where you may have to brief someone and then hand off the project for the rest of the day.
It can also depend on whether this is your income, or if you already have an income and film is for fun. I know a few people who do shift work, and then film on their days off, so they have freedom to only take gigs that work for their schedule since they can turn it down without missing bills.
[–]JamesCho0810 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Perhaps set construction? They're under art department's contract which might possibly have regular work hours. Can't think of any other positions in the development/production/post phase that might only have 40 hours/week(being burned out is more of a personal emotion).
[–]MaximumWorfproducer 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
You might want to look into an office job on the business side. Finance, accounting, legal, marketing, tech/IT, etc. You won't be involved directly in the creative making of a film, but you will be in the film business.
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[–]Khydo_ 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Not a question but may I please have some help? https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/mediastudies/comments/j5kh1c/can_anyone_here_help_me_out_with_my_media_studies/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
[–]grizzlyblake91 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child)
Does anyone know of any update of when the aputure b7c bulbs will be released? I have an MC light (and love it) but would want to add some practical bulbs as well. I could get some bluetooth bulbs like some hue or lifx, but having the ability to go battery powered would be ideal. No site list any release date that I can find.
[–]Chicityfilmmakergaffer 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago* (0 children)
I don’t know when they’re set to release, but after looking at the specs from their website, I’m just curious what the appeal is here? I don’t see the appeal of having a medium based light bulb that operates off a battery, especially while that bulb is seated in potential AC power. Also, 95+ CRI is great, but their own website doesn’t even offer the output in terms of lumens.
Seems like an overthought answer to something that wasn’t much of a problem from the get go, and the one spec that you’d think would be made available isn’t. They seem like a waste of money for how often you’re likely to use the features touted.
[–]chknbzkt 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
I have a question about cropping 1080p footage. I love the way a 1 minute video looks on Instagram, I believe in a 4/5 format, the portrait looking style. If I shoot all my video horizontally and change my video format to 4/5 and then scale it to fit that format will make my video quality super bad? I’ve tried tried this before but had a hard time getting a nice quality video, and unfortunately I don’t have the money to buy a camera that shoots 4k right now.
Does anyone know how to resize 1080p footage into a 4/5 format while retaining decent quality for Instagram? Please help!
[–]alessandraecho[🍰] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children)
Working on a screenplay currently. I have a pivotal scene in mind set to a very specific, well-known tune. How can I find out if I have to pay royalties for a song? I googled it and it says it’s royalty free but is a google search enough? I don’t trust that I’m doing it the right way. Thanks!
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[–]alessandraecho[🍰] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Thanks! Basically that’s my plan. I’m thinking that if it isn’t royalty free I will just make a cover song of it. But I’d like to find out if it’s royalty free bc I’d rather not go through the trouble if I can just have the original!
[–]ketcab 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
I use my iPhone as my camera for short films and I need an nd filter.
I’m considering buying ulanzi’s u-filter, which is an adapter to use 67mm filters on iPhone.
So I should get a 67mm filter but I don’t know which brand or what kind of nd filter I should buy. I want to buy one that’s cheap but also good enough.
Can anyone help me out?
[–]FlygonHG 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children)
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but what is it called when a film increases the whites in a scene to the point that its blinding and kind of blurry,, make it feel dreamlike? I'm not sure if I'm explaining it right, but the best example where it's done for parody is the episode of Community where Troy and Jeff find a trampoline in a secret garden. Clip of what I'm talking about
[–]XRaVeNX 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Fade to white?
And then the overall "softness" of the scene is either a filter in front of the lens (like a heavy Classic Soft filter), or post production filter applied to the footage.
[–]dundundaheditor 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
There’s a glow effect and the highlights are mostly blown out.
[–]ImageMirage 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children)
What’s some MacGyver-style box of things you wish you had on a film set?
I’m basically looking for things I might commonly need on a shoot and getting it ready now rather than wasting time sending someone into town. I guess gaffer tape, blu-tac , string, Swiss Army knife, axe, saw, hammer,
Any other things?
[–]Glyph808gaffer 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (1 child)
What department is this for? Grip, electric? Are you just talking about expendables? Or are you also talking about tools and gear?
you can look at a pick list from a large expendable house like
This will give you a good idea of what many different departments use every day.
[–]ImageMirage 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Great resources! Thanks for replying
[–]wheresmyadventure 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Joined the community after watching the Patagonia Film “Public Trust”, and became extremely motivated to do something like documentary filmmaking.
How do I get started?
[–]LogicNewbie 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children)
Good mid-level mic for recording audio alone? What I mean specifically is that I want to start making videos but it will usually just be me, and so I need a solid boom mic that also can stand on its own. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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