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    screenplay Before Sunrise--Inspiration

    I am writing a screenplay about two characters who take a long, isolating journey together. It is reminiscent of Before Sunrise. How can I keep the journey interesting when there is minimal plot and conflict?
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    camera 4K DCI on Cell Phone App

    Thank you, Chris!
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    camera 4K DCI on Cell Phone App

    Thank you! Does it alter the camera for DCI 4K?
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    camera 4K DCI on Cell Phone App

    I have an idea for a found footage movie that would be most practical for me to shoot on a camera phone. Arre there any apps for any camera brands that will allow me to shoot 4K DCI?
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    producing Lost YouTube Video on No-Budget Filmmaking--Please help me find it!

    There is a YouTube video that I lost track of. It featured an African-American gentleman speaking into the camera about how to produce a movie for only $1,000 - $2,000. He spoke with an African accent. I think his name was Gru. Does anyone know where this video is? I loved how he explained...
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    screenplay Santa's Apperance

    I am writing a Christmas fantasy movie, but I want my Santa to look different from the contemporary American depiction. Can I have him wear a green robe and have a brown beard without alienating my American audience?
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    directing Working with DP

    Questions for everyone: How can I ensure that I have a good working relationship with my DP onset? Does anybody have any horror stories that they could share?
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    camera Film Cameras

    Who here owns a film camera and shoots on film? 16mm, 35mm, or 8mm? What is to gain from these formats that is lost on digital?
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    color-grading Green Knight and Color Grading

    I want to have a conversation about color grading. A few weeks ago I went to go see THE GREEN KNIGHT—a new movie based off of a poem about one of King Arthur’s knights of the Round Table. I myself am an Arthurian Legend enthusiast with my own Merlin movie currently in post-production, so I was...
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    story How to write low-budget intimate character drama

    I have a vague idea for a feature film that I would like to self-produce. It would need to take place almost entirely in one house (which would possibly be an AirBnB). I would like to tell a love story about a nymph who has been trapped inside of some sort of object, who falls in love with the...
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    camera-dept Good Camera for Nature Documentary

    Hello, I am planning an 8 day nature walk/documentary this June. I am looking for the right camera to rent. I will be in a multi-acre forest and will be spending a lot of time in the shade of thick green leaves that will obscure some of the natural sunlight. I need a camera that will be ready to...
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    movies Why I appreciate DeMille and "The Ten Commandments"

    I love Biblical archeology. Thank you for the offer. And my man, thank you, THANK YOU, for showing me these graphs and numbers. I am preparing for making my own feature next year, and I have realized that it requires you to be as much of a craft businessman as well as an artist. Yes, I saw your...
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    movies Why I appreciate DeMille and "The Ten Commandments"

    Dude, you're an inspiration to me. You made a 5,000 dollar movie, and it was a Christian film. You made your project, and you saw it through to its completion. You've done what 95 percent of aspiring filmmakers only dream of doing. Can you please tell me if you marketed it, and if so, how? Did...
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    movies Why I appreciate DeMille and "The Ten Commandments"

    You're not the director of "Leap," are you, Mr. El Director?
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    camera Making a Found Footage movie that doesn't suck

    And when I say something appears in the crystal, that means they appear within the entire frame that the audience is watching the movie through.