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  1. ShockingMind

    Anyone in Liverpool or the North West?

    Worth noting... Shooting people - subscription based networking website for people interested in film Shooters In the Pub - facebook group for people in Manchester/Liverpool to meet up in a pub and talk about films.
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    Interstellar - Official Trailer

    Saw Interstellar yesterday - have to say I found it very disappointing. Was really looking forward to it and yet I felt it was just flat across all the boards. The characters were all frustratingly cliched. The big action sequence towards the end it just felt to me that they'd lost grip of...
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    Composer & Music Maker

    Looking to collaborate and work with enthusiastic and innovative filmmakers, media developers and creative types. Below is a link to various sounds, themes and music ... it's a small collection of things already done (some used in projects others not). Always developing and looking for new...
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    This is the MOST important aspect of filmmaking.

    Anyone who tells me that ONE thing is the key to film making instantly goes on my idiot list. They always have an agenda (usually related directly to that ONE thing) and that's why they cannot be trusted. That's not to say you shouldn't have respect for people and their craft & Skills. There...
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    Tips to make my first real shoot not fail?

    Plan, Plan, Plan, Plan, Plan and Plan. Then be prepared to wing it.
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    Animal Kingdom - Aussie Crime drama from a few years back. I like a good cryptic ending but this one just sort of limps across the finish line, some nice dark touches early on though and terrific acting across the cast. 7/10
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    haha! A spot on review that. To The Wonder - a cinematographers wet dream, emotionally struck a chord but couldn't really say with any confidence what went on at all. My love/hate relationship with Malick continues. 8/10
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    Real Time Rendering w/Lucas Film

    Just WOW!! http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/11118/lucasfilm-shows-off-the-future-of-filmmaking-scenes-get-rendered-out-in-real-time-removing-the-need-for-post-production Imagine this will have massive impact on Gaming/Disneyland etc as well as films.
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    The Consequences of Love - Super tense atmospheric euro thriller.. well there's alot more brooding than thrilling, but you get a good cinematographer in cool hotel along with a great actor smoking his guts out and yr pretty much halfway to art house havana!!! 7/10
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    Play It Again Sam is an absolutely fantasic early Woody Allen film... has moments of farce like a lot of his early films but also a strong nod to the sort of thing that he develops in his mid-career classics like Annie Hall & Manhattan. Picnic At Hanging Rock - A strange little film about a...
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    VFX Fake Windows

    I've done this. Take plenty reference pictures ... similar landscapes through windows to match colour dropoff/tone etc... And take lots of reverse pics of the scene to use as window reflections... and dirt/smears etc... If you can get a window to look right, then the landscape is easy... :)
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    Ha great minds!! Ain't Them Bodies Saints -Strangely gripping if a little trapped between it's Malick esq meanderings and it's small-town-big-plot plot. Rooney Mara was excellent. 8/10
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    Is it worth helping to make a feature if it's intended for youtube only?

    Looking at those videos I'd suggest you don't actually know what you're trying to test. Brilliant thread though!! From "Youtube Features" to "is this in Focus" in only 4 pages :)
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    watch EVIL BLIZZARD [music video]

    Music Video I made for new UK band called EVIL BLIZZARD... A real community project with fans contributing all the video, was a lot of fun to make but not as much fun as seeing the band live!! http://youtu.be/O4OscceBWe0
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    Does a flashback have to be from a character's point of view or no?

    I don't understand how a story can have a point of view!! Flashbacks from different character perspectives... iirc Vantage Point does that a lot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDp-08uNH0Y EDIT:In fact scratch that... I don't think it's Flashbacks its a fractured narrative. Doesn't a...
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    Use of alien mask - copyright infringement?

    Maybe of interest... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101008221610AAu0wZ6 Otherwise Nike and Wrangler could be suing people for wearing clothes in films!!! Also depends if the Mask becomes an asset that is saleable/marketable. Rays/Alcoves advice is the best... Customise!!!
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    watch To Tokyo - Teaser Trailer for a new Thriller.

    Cool Trailer!!! Looks great!!!
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    Upstream Colour - Wowzers...Incomprehensible but riveting. Will require a few more watches to make any sort of sense out of it (or not!). 8.5/10
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    Ha ha what would be the point.... You're not exactly displaying an open mind to films are you. One of my faves of the year was Soderburghs Side Effects. What starts off as a rather generic thriller, about a third of the way in shifts gears, and the film becomes a much more interesting social...
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    movies What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

    I just think if you are going to pass a judgement on something you should at least give it a fair crack of the whip, that's how you would want your own work to be reviewed isn't it? Bail out after an hour... yeah fair play I do it all the time if I'm not in the mood or it hasn't grabbed me. But...
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