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  1. El Director

    watch LEGO Batman Brickfilm

    haha! I genuinely laughed! (love RD). I think the walk cycles need some work, but the motion was smooth and you have a good sense of timing. loved the Joker's different dances, especially the hip thrust and then the head spins. Nice work!
  2. El Director

    color-grading How can I color grade without breaking the image

    I ended my post with that question ;)
  3. El Director

    color-grading How can I color grade without breaking the image

    LUTs are not for grading. They're for transforming color spaces. What kind of footage are you starting with?
  4. El Director

    marketing Printing Theatrical Film Posters

    I've had great success with Poster Burner. I get the 24x36 ones made for all my films and they look gorgeous. I think it cost around $18 per poster (but I only ordered one of each)
  5. El Director

    directing Who here is making a movie or short film?

    I'm wrapping up production on my fourth feature. I still have three days left of filming, and most of what we've shot has been cut. I'm also working on a few short films to experiment some new techniques and ideas.
  6. El Director

    misc What part of the film making process is most painful

    For me, it's definitely finding locations and actors. I enjoy every other part of the process, but on all my movies (shorts and features) casting and getting locations secured is always the most frustrating part. I'm in the middle of my fourth feature right now. We shot the majority of the...
  7. El Director

    distro Physical Vs. Digital Home Video Release

    I do. I live in the country where I'm lucky to get 1.5 Mbps down with my internet. Streaming is not an ideal option, so I purchase blu-rays for movies. Plus I like the extras and want to watch to the movie in the best quality I can (without a 4K TV). I know I'm not the only one
  8. El Director

    announcement Welcome to indietalk 3.0!

    The email bit threw me. I have like ten different emails I use so it took me a while to find the right one as well as figure out my password. New site looks great though
  9. El Director

    pre-pro Scheduling and Budgeting Software

    In my experience, you really can't beat Movie Magic.
  10. El Director

    pre-pro Your Next Project

    My day job is currently working as a VFX sup at a small house, but my heart is in making my own projects. I just wrapped a week of filming in Montana for my fourth feature film called, "Surviving the Wild". It's based on my time being homeless in the mountains. We have one more week of...
  11. El Director

    actors Have you ever watched any movie with a really sexy character?

    Since you reference Bound, why not see how they wrote it? https://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Bound.html
  12. El Director

    social-media YouTube giving creators $0

    I kind of agree with it. If my feature films that I have are "Christian content", then I would expect advertisers that are friendly toward such. However, I get a lot of what I would consider inappropriate comments daily that have to be deleted. It sounds to me like YouTube is just wanting...
  13. El Director

    Day Jobs

    AcousticAI brings up some good points. I've done the freelance thing too and in a way I prefer it over my current situation. The problem with "working in the industry" is that you're working on other people's projects, making their vision happen. For me it sucks a lot of the fun and...
  14. El Director

    Day Jobs

    I'm a visual effects sup at a small company by day, and I use my nights and 3 day weekends to pursue directing my own stuff.
  15. El Director

    movie-talk Best short film you've seen recently?

    I feel that a short needs to be less than five minutes to keep someone's attention. There are exceptions for going longer, but generally no. The beauty about a one minute short is that you're not asking someone to commit a large chunk of time to watch your film. Even if they suspect it might...
  16. El Director

    watch The Virginmarys: Look Out For My Brother

    Very nice work!
  17. El Director

    Estimate cost of...

    This summer I'm shooting another feature. All the locations are free, I'm just paying for the lead actor ($1500), food and gas. There are some other toys I would like to purchase (a drone comes to mind), but even if I do get all the toys, I'm still only looking at $6000 for this movie.
  18. El Director

    Estimate cost of...

    It can really vary. Here's a movie I shot on a ZR800 in 2009 for $200 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmNaM4YBDEg This one is shot on a T2i in 2010 for $2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZd-J7Ucn-c And here's a short film I shot for nothing (except gas) last November on the URSA Mini 4K...
  19. El Director

    My Post Workflow

    I'm not sure if this will be of use to anyone, but here's a breakdown of my post workflow using Resolve, Media Composer and Pro Tools.
  20. El Director

    Which earns more money for you, Amazon or Vimeo?

    Good idea! I've thought about that, just haven't taken the time to set that up yet.