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    story Using Paul Schrader's metaphor method for a story

    “Write what you know” Pretty good advice sometimes attributed to Mark Twain. And often misunderstood by writers. To answer your question; no, I've never practiced this specific approach – using writing to exorcise my demons. Well, I did when I was first starting out but I discovered I wasn't...
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    pre-pro Problem - My own Development Hell - UK LGBT Drama Film

    I don't get you. In my experience no start date gets you fewer serious people both in front of and behind the camera. But since you've always done it that way, I guess it works for you.
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    critique High-Octane Thrill-Ride, but grounded in reality. Feedback welcome.

    I didn't respond initially but I get how frustrating it is to post something and get nothing. I don't really understand what you need. Sounds like you have a concept you really like. Do you want people to brainstorm other ideas? I know others love to make story suggestions so I hope they jump...
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    misc Article About Sound-For-Picture

    I made my first feature before the internet. Sure, I had some books available but very few on sound for movies. Production sound was not as high on my radar as costumes or even catering. (not to dismiss or put down either) We couldn't rescue the audio. The movie couldn't get any kind of release.
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    Introduce myself

    Welcome!
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    festivals Film Festivals

    Those are some good ones.
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    pre-pro Problem - My own Development Hell - UK LGBT Drama Film

    Hello and welcome to indietalk! Are you redy for some honest, realistic feedback and discussion for fellow filmmakers who have been where you are? Then hold on to your seat, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. No, it's not unprofessional to back out. Just as it's not unprofessional for you to pick...
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    camera Which small upgrade should come first?

    You are making very strong arguments for upgrading your camera. I now think you should upgrade your camera before you upgrade your lighting.
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    camera Which small upgrade should come first?

    A wonderful advantage you have that I didn't when I was starting is the ability to test and experiment. When I was starting I had to shoot film which was expensive and took a week to see what I had shot. You could step outside today, set up your camera and shoot a mock interview over the...
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    pre-pro Grayland:A story that I plan to turn into a film.

    You have a very, very difficult road ahead of you. A script that can't stand on its own is likely to end up a movie that can't. If you, as a writer, need to explain the reader your intentions I suspect it will make a very difficult and long read. It seems like you are attempting an awful lot...
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    camera Which small upgrade should come first?

    Yes. Since you can only do one, lighting is more important than the camera. Excellent audio is also more important than the camera. Camera phones quite good these days - especially for "talking head" shots. If you light the interview well it will look more professional than using the NX3000...
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    camera Which small upgrade should come first?

    My personal choice would be better lighting. However... What are you doing for audio? You all set up in that department?
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    pre-pro Grayland:A story that I plan to turn into a film.

    I wonder if that's a wise choice. I've read over 2,000 scripts and never once have I ever had to read a concept document in order to understand a script. Why is it called a Space Opera if it has nothing to do with music?
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    pre-pro Grayland:A story that I plan to turn into a film.

    I don't think I'm up to reading the concept document. Nor do I have the time to read several wiki pages and watch hours of videos. That's a lot to take in. But I sure am curious to read your finished screenplay. Do you think your screenplay will stand on its own without all context you're posting?
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    festivals Film Festivals

    I know by now you have done some research. What have you found? Any festivals that stand out for you? Yours is such a broad question I couldn't answer. There are so many good film festivals to send work to but the film YOU made and what you want out of a festival is far more important then...
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