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    event If anyone's wandering the Old World in the next couple of months ...

    Not directly related to film-making (or writing, or directing, or ... ) but a potential source of inspiration, or at the very least a cheap holiday! Now that Covid is off the menu, the coming months in France (and adjacent continental European countries) see the return of a series of annual...
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    crew Indies don't do dirt

    Watching an uncurated selection of shorts and not-so-short indie productions recently, and some not-so-Indie productions too, I found myself frequently distracted by the unrealistic cleanliness of many characters, who'd just been dragged through mud, vegetation, sewers, or almost any other kind...
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    camera-dept Canon XH-A1s - "an opportunity has arisen ..." as they say.

    One of these has appeared for sale on my local second-hand re-seller site. The guy says it was part of a job lot of camera gear that he bought from a studio closing-down sale. He knows it's a video camera, that it's missing a battery, that it's still in working order, and that's about it (his...
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    Credit where credit is due!

    In another post, I made a disparaging reference to "content" creators churning out fast-food videos. Well, the almightY algoriThm must have taken it to heart, and pushed this video in my face this morning: Now there's a guy who knows how to shoot a how-to video: no protracted pauses, no...
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    A guy walks into a forum and then ...

    2020 happened! :woohoo: As someone who frowns arrogantly at fly-by-night posters who disappear without a trace, I am returning to you after just such a disappearance in the most sheepish manner I can manage. :blush: Thanks to the 'Rona, and a sudden demand for my day-job skills, everything...
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    plot Lots of "beginning", lots of "middle" ... no "end"

    Seeing as there's been a bit of an influx of screen-writers lately, it feels like a good time to ask for help on this point: how do you figure out how (or when) to end your story? Alternatively: do you typically start with the end/twist and work backwards? I'm more of a craftsman than an...
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    film-school Adverts or animation - which is the more valuable teaching/learning tool?

    For new entrants to this world of stories told through moving pictures, which format would be a better model from which to learn? As I read through the intros posted on this forum, I see many people (like myself) with Big Ideas but very limited access to the resources needed to turn those ideas...
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    France Profonde says bonjour!

    Long time lurker (in fits and starts) finally coming out so that I can thank the IndieTalk community for all kinds of insights and useful info! :cool: Currently living in central France, I'm one of those "none of the above" people - have been interested in all things cinematographic from a...
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