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    The Hollywood Look?

    Perhaps it's the age old conundrum of "what makes the cinematic look"? For me the difference is framing, colour and lighting, which I obsess over. Frame rates and shutter angles are all rules that have been broken without losing the look and feel. Even aspect ratio can be flexible. Watching a...
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    [Mar 5] What are you working on this week?

    Little different: docu-drama series on fetish subcultures. Felt out of my depth at first, but the people are wonderful.
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    The Hollywood Look?

    Cheers for the advice. I know the importance of sound, but its never been something I've worked with, I only do cinematography. My go to sound guy is moving on, so I'm trying to build up a skills set just in case i don't find anyone else up to his talent (at the same cost).
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    Translating to digital

    Hi everyone, sorry I've been away for a while. Had yet another baby, etc. And to business. I'm currently hunting down some cine/movie footage filmed by my grandad in the late 20s and 1930s, some from as far away as Australia. What should I keep in mind regarding preservation of the film, and...
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    The Hollywood Look?

    What do you make of the idea of recording ambient sounds and frequencies on location separately where possible to later add in, rather than silent background? I'm a sound idiot, so not even sure if this is a good question :lol:
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    The Hollywood Look?

    Loving El Director's advice, especially re: making a camera bigger. If I use a shandheld camera, I use a custom rig I built up with plenty of added weight. Wielding a sword is different from a flick knife, as nutcases says. Lighting and lenses, most definitely. I cannot think of anything...
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    using celebrity images and artwork in set design

    Pretty smart move!
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    Cliches and mistakes

    I love it. I'm tempted to name Hashem as being responsible for "lighting", as well.
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    Cliches and mistakes

    I love two of these ideas - characters drawing attention to the lights, and the TV trope. I'm not sure the latter would be able to work in this instance, but it's a very good idea. Thanks.
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    Cliches and mistakes

    The idea that it's satire will come across very quickly. A great deal of this will be due to acting performance, which I've found in comedy plays a very big role. I do like the idea of using the super slo-mo. I reckon I will use that. Thanks.
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    using celebrity images and artwork in set design

    He does need the money these days....
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    Cliches and mistakes

    Oh, and I want to add in the "main character smoking and looking contemplative" scene somehow, before thats mentioned.
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    Cliches and mistakes

    So, I'm in the middle of a first draft of a satircal short about short films and all the cliches and mistakes that various student films, short makers, new film-makers, and YouTube celebrities bring in. To date, I've reviewed somewhere in the region of 5,000 short films, but would still like...
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    Film Production Jokes

    HAH!
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    Film Production Jokes

    Director to actor: ".... so you approach the heroine and take her in your arms, then kiss her passionately. As you slowly lay her down on the bed, and begin to tear off her underwear, I want to see the raw animal nature of lust combined with sensuality that only two estranged soul-mates...
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