I thought it would be helpful if we could all post what the film community is like where we live. That way we can compare with one another.
Some things that would interest me (and maybe others) are.
Is the community supportive of one another or are there cliques.
What do you feel is the...
Born Filmmaker - A person that appears to have been born with the natural gift of filmmaking.
Made Filmmaker - A person that had to be completely taught to make films.
What do you feel is the difference, if any, between their films? And do you even subscribe to the idea of a "born" and "made"...
Now we're getting somewhere.
Some of you feel that the playing field should not be level, to keep out the undesirables.
Some of you feel that the playing field is already level.
Some of you feel that the playing field being level is not an important factor.
I guess I didn't explain myself correctly.
When I said the playing field is level, I meant everyone can afford the same resources as a big budget film.
So, I guess the question would be "What if big budget filmmaking was affordable to everyone?".
As you know, money is usually a big determining factor in filmmaking. It determines who can or cannot afford to be a filmmaker. And the type of films you can make.
So, here’s a hypothetical question.
Edit: What if big budget filmmaking was affordable to everyone?
Should money be a determining...
I made a film recently that looked great on my monitor, but looked terrible on a digital projection screen. Admittedly, the film was dark to begin with, but just seemed exaggerated on the screen. Is there a color grading guideline when outputting to a digital projection screen? I don't have one...
I've been working on a film for over two years now and it has undergone many changes. This does not affect the release forms, right? They're good for the duration of the project regardless of how long it takes or how many changes were made?
Thanks for the kind words, Mike. I'm usually available Saturday evenings. But, you will be attending Spring Flicks that night. It looks like you will be filming Wednesday and/or Thursday evening?
wheatgrinder, which hack are you currently using for your GH2? And that 17mm (f/4?) sounds nice...
Sorry, I don't have any advice to offer. But, I really enjoy surrealist films and the work of Lynch. So, I just thought I'd offer my support in saying that I hope you're able to complete it and I'd like to see it if/when it's done. Please keep me updated.
We already know each other, Mike. Let's just say I'm an 'auteur of unconventional cinema' ;)
My post was regarding finding people that want to make films for creativity and fun, not business. I haven't found anyone in this town that will do that.
Right, FrankLad. I think you have to decide if you're pursuing this as a passion or business. If it's a business, then all this hobby and fun stuff is not an option. As a matter of fact, you can't even necessarily make the movies you want to make, you have to make the movies that your viewers...