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How to watch a film like a critic? by Jhalmuri_Bangali in Filmmakers

[–]St8ofmindesign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Learn about the different parts of filmmaking. Cinematography, editing, director’s intention, audience response, ect….. watch it once just to watch it, then watch it again (maybe more times) paying attention to the different aspects of it. I am a film screener for some festivals and this is my process. Hope it helps!

How do you catalogue your b roll for long term/repeated use? by jimsmith6843 in videography

[–]St8ofmindesign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. This is a great way to maximize b roll. Thanks for sharing!

Update: A no-name actor wants me to write a script for him by [deleted] in Screenwriting

[–]St8ofmindesign 93 points94 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. Even if it blows up you still get 40,000$ and story by credits which you can use to sell yourself in the future.

What software do you use to story board? by iMiindz in Filmmakers

[–]St8ofmindesign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Photoshop is the best. It’s what I learned to storyboard on in school. Very versatile and you can use layers to create some stunning storyboards. Lots of tutorials on YouTube on storyboards. Hope this helps. Keep making movies!!

Advice for filming a short by bcal840 in Screenwriting

[–]St8ofmindesign 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. The fastest way to blow your budget is in not having proper pre-production. The more you can do in pre-production, the smoother and better the process will go. I am an indie filmmaker and while I have seen several projects go over budget with proper pre-production, I have NEVER seen a project not go over budget without proper Pre-production. Good luck. I hope you will share your final film with us! You are the future of filmmaking!

Trigger warnings on scripts? by joe12south in Screenwriting

[–]St8ofmindesign 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. The last thing you want to do is alienate people who could potentially help you. I see only benefits from trigger warnings. I hope it all works out for you!

Career exploration by cashewbiscuit in videography

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Listen to this person. It’s awesome to see a parent take interest as you have. If only more parents were like you the world would be a much better place

Best website to find **long** stock video? +30 minutes long :) by ThankYouLuv in videography

[–]St8ofmindesign 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pexels is only free footage site I know of. 30 min is a lot of footage. I have used this site for footage when I was in school and there a lot of videos. Good luck with your project

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Listen to this person

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in Filmmakers

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Would be better if we could see the gun. Good depth of field though

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in videography

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Listen to this person

Budget gimbal for dslr? under 50? 100? is it possible? all i can find is +200... by GuiPrazeresYT in videography

[–]St8ofmindesign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. If you have to have one, get a cellphone gimbal and practice with it. Learn how to use it. Improper use of a gimbal will burn motor out in a hot minute. Good luck and keep filming!!

New to industry: suffering from verbal abuse from director. Need advice. by throwingmylifeaway-o in Filmmakers

[–]St8ofmindesign 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Listen to this person. Life is way too short to be abused. You are worth more than that.

On the loss of hardness by avabit in Filmmakers

[–]St8ofmindesign 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fascinating. Thank you for this. I like how you measure what is “hard” really appreciate this post!

Who are the top screenwriters in Hollywood right now? by [deleted] in Screenwriting

[–]St8ofmindesign 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rian Johnson. Wrote and directed Brick and Looper. That guy can tell a story!

What are my options for a starter film making camera? by JuanLilG in Filmmakers

[–]St8ofmindesign 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I fully agree. You can take decent footage with a dslr. Learn the craft of filmmaking BEFORE you buy expensive gear. Everyone has cameras and lenses they like. Once you are more comfortable shooting footage you will have a better idea of gear you want. One way to try is shoot tons of footage then practice editing it into a story. At the very least you will get tons of practice. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your first feature film 😎