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  1. XA-H1 Busted - How to Transfer Footage?

    I recently did a 2 day shoot and the Unit Production Manager chose to put the main footage on an XA-H1 Canon HD Camcorder. It records to miniDV cassette tapes and now that camera is busted (the firewire connection is blown.) I am trying to find a way to transfer the footage to a computer so I...
  2. Creating Reality & Other Programming Out of the Box

    deleted on advice of my inner voice.... :)
  3. 3.8 Million per Episode - Netflix

    It's not films yet - but Netflix isn't taking their move into production lightly. http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/caa-agent-discloses-netflix-series-spending-1200006100/ If they can invest 3.8 Million per Episode for a series, what's to stop them from going into the film production business?
  4. $10,000 budget - can I do it on this?

    I want to produce a 'low budget' production. I think it will take 2.5 days to shoot. I'll need 2 cameras, monitors, and sound for up to 4 people at once. There are 3 sets, (1 big, 2 small) so lighting for each set. Take out $2,000 for the location, craft & insurance. Am I dreaming the rest...
  5. NDA or other protection before "Pitching?"

    I'm pitching a Reality TV concept to an Emmy Winning 'retired' Hollywood producer soon. Should I make him sign something before handing over the 2 page synopsis? I've already registered it on WGA. Dream Large
  6. Interesting Crowdfunding Mktg Strategy BID FOR MY LIFE

    This is happening live as I post, by the time you read it, they'll probably be off the air, and perhaps there will be some recordings of the better bits on their Indiegogo page. But it's interesting to see that strategy. He's trying to raise 6,000 pounds to create a documentary called Bid on...
  7. NBC Cancels DO NO HARM

    I just saw this article. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/08/nbc-cancels-do-no-harm/ Funnily enough, I was browsing my On Demand Programming recently and noticed Episode 2 was up - and I decided NOT to see it. Which suprised me, because I enjoyed the pilot. Perhaps I intuitively knew the show...
  8. Need Head Shots Tips

    I need to get a good head shot (or two) for my upstart acting career. I have almost no Acting experience to put on the back of my headshot print (yet), [other than doing a radio show and stand up comedy] so I'm thinking of skipping the usual large Head Shot piece and starting off with a smaller...
  9. Killer at Large ... watch your back

    This guy has been getting around. There's nothing else on the local news here in San Diego right now - but he apparently tried to hijack a yacht last night here in SD. Watch your back everyone. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/LAPD-Manhunt-Revenge-Plot-Christopher-Dorner-190213571.html
  10. Logline aGoGo (the brainstorming game)

    Do you ever come up with interesting movie idea, but don't want to pursue writing your own screenplay about it? Well, then - don't just lose that thought - instead, craft a spiffy log line and reply to this thread. If enough people participate, I'll try and remember to pull up your logline...
  11. Logline eZine & Free Article on Making Loglines

    I signed up for the free eZine, and got access to two great articles. One is on how to craft a great logline, the other is on how to do a 2 minute pitch. Here's the link. http://pageawards.com/the-contest/how-to-enter/ DreamLarge
  12. Would you read past this opening?

    OK - this is my first stab at trying to write my little story in Screenplay format. FADE IN: EXT. MARINA - DAY Clouds darken the sky. Thick ropes GROAN as they struggle to secure their charges to the docks. All the flags in the marina are erect and at attention, SNAPPING furiously to the...
  13. How long does it take you?

    For those of you who've completed screenplays, I'd love to hear how long it usually takes you (weeks, months, years, etc.) - and if possible, how many hours per day you end up writing on average (when you're in writing mode.) Also, when you finish the first draft - and you're ready to do a...
  14. Logline Assist Please

    Hi Everyone - I'm new here. This is the logline I have at the moment. Water Tight (Working Title) Action Romantic Comedy - PG 13 ORIGINAL LOGLINE: Doomed since adolescence to transform into mermen each night, sweet quiet unassuming Herman Nichols and his younger brother Cutter keep a low...
  15. Greetings from San Diego

    Hi Everyone.... Great to find this group. Looks like lots of interaction and inspiration and experience. About me... I've written some fiction over the years - but I've yet to try my hand at writing for film. I got turned on to the 48Hour Film project, and I'm hoping to get on one of the...
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