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  1. Ideas for warehouse spaces in Yorkshire?

    Hi all, I'm producing a final year university film, and I'm running into a few roadblocks with regard to locations. The majority of the film is based in a lorry trailer, and so I'm looking for a controlled environment to house the trailer in for around 5/6 days in February. Having tried all...
  2. Back story in a treatment

    Hi all, Quick one from a newbie screenwriter. Is back story a big no no in treatments, or is it considered acceptable? On another note, I'm trying to come up with non-clich├ęd ways in which to introduce a dead person who has an influence on a character. In this instance, the protagonists...
  3. Short film - Copyright question

    Brilliant, all this information is really useful and helpful for learning - thank you everyone! As mentioned previously, I've found some old Max Fleischer superman cartoons which are in the public domain, so I would be tempted to use one of those cartoons, or alternatively still images from...
  4. Short film - Copyright question

    Honestly, it's never really mentioned unless you ask. They cover music rights etc, but never smaller things like characters copyrighted to other companies. I have asked my tutors, but given that we've already ended term, they're not fantastic at replying, so I thought I'd check on here in the...
  5. Short film - Copyright question

    Hi all, I'm making a short film as part of my second year at University. If it proves to be any good, I am planning on sending it to festivals etc, so I'm trying to make sure everything would be in order legally. It's still in very early story development, but I was planning a scene which...
  6. Hit a wall with short film development

    Thanks so much for the help. I think I've been focussing so much on the mother not knowing that it's thrown up obstacles. I think I also wanted to get in their something about a broken down relationship between the parents (hence why she might not know about the second job), but I think trying...
  7. Hit a wall with short film development

    Hi all, I'm a second year film student, and one of our main projects this year is to write, direct and produce our own short films (arghh!). Every week in workshops we are set a new task to help with development, so concepts, treatments, etc and it goes on. I'm currently working on a...
  8. A new film project - kickstarter

    Hi everyone, I'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my kickstarter campaign. This is the first 'real' film (post university) that I'm attempting to get started on so any feedback or support would be much appreciated. Many thanks...
  9. Syria - a short film

    Also for anyone interested, here is the kickstarter page! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/571018901/syria-0
  10. Syria - a short film

    It's based on a short story of the same name - the name of one of the characters. Nothing to do with the country.
  11. Syria - a short film

    "How far does a man have to fall before he can begin to ascend?" 'Syria' tells the story of a man whose life has fallen apart at the hands of temptation. -------- Hi everyone, I'm a producer on Syria, and I'm really excited about the project. It's our first big post-university project, and...
  12. Shooting on a Panasonic HPX171

    Thank you so much for this! Not too late at all, we're still in the planning stages (although my group don't seem to want to be cooperating much at the moment!). Fantastic advice. Yes, it's the standard package really. I'll definitely be using this technique in that case. Thanks for advice on...
  13. Shooting on a Panasonic HPX171

    Hi everyone, I'm a first year university student, and VERY new to film making! We've been set an assignment to create a short (2-4 minute) fiction film, essentially to prove that we have in fact taken in what they've been teaching us. We've been given quite a strict brief and a small list of...
  14. INT. or EXT. in this circumstance?

    It will be inside the bus, so INT - there is no exterior action taking place in this particular shot. Thank you for the help and advice. Much appreciated!
  15. INT. or EXT. in this circumstance?

    Hello everyone, I am extremely new to film making, and am currently attempting to write my first screenplay for a short film - an assignment for my course. I just wanted advice on one particular issue. In one scene, a bus driver sits and reads the newspaper (inside the bus) on a 5 minute...
  16. Canon 550D or 7D

    Hello there, I am very, very new to the whole film making area, and given that, thought I should get out there are shoot some stuff - you only learn by your mistakes right? In terms of future investments, I just wanted some opinions on the 550D v.s 7D - what you think of both of them and...
  17. watch Roundhay Garden Scene

    Great! Just what I love to hear! Actually, all the stuff with the old camera was shot in Leeds, but at the Armley Industrial Museum - it's a mock up of an original that they think Louis le Prince would have used - they have beautiful grounds and resources there!
  18. watch Roundhay Garden Scene

    That was the idea :) It is supposed to be Roundhay Park, but unfortunately had to be shot somewhere local to me! Thank you!
  19. watch Roundhay Garden Scene

    Thanks so much guys! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I did this all with help from a variety of people, from actors, to advice on shots and lighting, so it wasn't all me! And the costumes were a stroke of luck! Pauline Loven, who provided them, used to make costumes for museums (rather than film and...
  20. watch Roundhay Garden Scene

    Sorry, haven't quite learnt how to multi quote yet! Thanks for the advice! Definitely something I will work on. And can I be a total beginner and ask about blocking; how, what, why? I'm assuming it's similar to blocking in theatre but would love more detail! :)
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