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    What's the film community like where you live?

    I thought it would be helpful if we could all post what the film community is like where we live. That way we can compare with one another. Some things that would interest me (and maybe others) are. Is the community supportive of one another or are there cliques. What do you feel is the...
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    Born Filmmaker vs. Made Filmmaker

    You're right. I probably should've said "artist" instead of "filmmaker". Unless you believe in reincarnation and the person was a filmmaker in a previous life. But, overall, pretty good answer.
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    Born Filmmaker vs. Made Filmmaker

    Born Filmmaker - A person that appears to have been born with the natural gift of filmmaking. Made Filmmaker - A person that had to be completely taught to make films. What do you feel is the difference, if any, between their films? And do you even subscribe to the idea of a "born" and "made"...
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    What if filmmaking was affordable to everyone?

    Now we're getting somewhere. Some of you feel that the playing field should not be level, to keep out the undesirables. Some of you feel that the playing field is already level. Some of you feel that the playing field being level is not an important factor. Interesting.
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    What if filmmaking was affordable to everyone?

    If films are being made from $0 - $300 million, how is that a level playing field? In my scenario we all can afford the same resources. The only thing separating us is how we use them.
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    What if filmmaking was affordable to everyone?

    I guess I didn't explain myself correctly. When I said the playing field is level, I meant everyone can afford the same resources as a big budget film. So, I guess the question would be "What if big budget filmmaking was affordable to everyone?".
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    What if filmmaking was affordable to everyone?

    As you know, money is usually a big determining factor in filmmaking. It determines who can or cannot afford to be a filmmaker. And the type of films you can make. So, here’s a hypothetical question. Edit: What if big budget filmmaking was affordable to everyone? Should money be a determining...
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    Color Grading for Digital Projection Screen

    I made a film recently that looked great on my monitor, but looked terrible on a digital projection screen. Admittedly, the film was dark to begin with, but just seemed exaggerated on the screen. Is there a color grading guideline when outputting to a digital projection screen? I don't have one...
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    Release Forms for long changing projects

    I've been working on a film for over two years now and it has undergone many changes. This does not affect the release forms, right? They're good for the duration of the project regardless of how long it takes or how many changes were made?
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    watch BUG COMPLEX (7 min. short)

    I've been looking forward to this and it didn't disappoint. Good job, Mike.
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    Shooting in Las Vegas last week in April?

    Weekends are best for me, but call me Thursday after 5pm and I''ll let you know.
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    Shooting in Las Vegas last week in April?

    Thanks for the kind words, Mike. I'm usually available Saturday evenings. But, you will be attending Spring Flicks that night. It looks like you will be filming Wednesday and/or Thursday evening? wheatgrinder, which hack are you currently using for your GH2? And that 17mm (f/4?) sounds nice...
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    I Want to Make a Surrealist Short Film

    Sorry, I don't have any advice to offer. But, I really enjoy surrealist films and the work of Lynch. So, I just thought I'd offer my support in saying that I hope you're able to complete it and I'd like to see it if/when it's done. Please keep me updated.
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    Las Vegas IndieMeet 2012 (June 15-17)

    IndieMeet is great. Not only do you get to meet other filmmakers, watch movies, and presentations. But, you also get to see what you might look like in 10 years or so.
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    Shooting in Las Vegas last week in April?

    We already know each other, Mike. Let's just say I'm an 'auteur of unconventional cinema' ;) My post was regarding finding people that want to make films for creativity and fun, not business. I haven't found anyone in this town that will do that.
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