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  1. What is the use of a video assist?

    I've seen Cinematographers using the IVS Video assists on their Arri cameras. Is it a preview system independent of what has been captured by the film?
  2. What is IR Pollution and what is ND Filter?

    I had this issue, didn't knew what to call it, but in a recent mail from Koo's nofilmschool I learnt that this issue is called Infrared pollution. So why does this happen (briefly)? And what is an ND filter, how does it reduce IR pollution? Is there any production technique to tackle IR...
  3. American film festivals and their reality

    Now I have a 65 page action-thriller script about a heist . Since I have to attend college it's gonna take some time for making the film and will probably be ready by 2014. So which American film festivals are preferable for this type of film. Details about the production: It will be shot with...
  4. M-S mic arrangement

    How beneficial is the M-S mic arrangement to the Film makers as it is to Musicians? If it is beneficial then what are the post production necessities and methods to mix the recorded audio in the best manner possible? When to use cardioid and when to use omni? Also tell me which is the best...
  5. Downfalls

    Every great empires have fallen. So did some of the most promising film directors in Hollywood. They say it takes talent, energy and passion to make a mark in this competitive industry. And we've seen directors who had them all, and did unimaginable things at the start of their career. They...
  6. Making a film about bird. But how to get a bird?

    Yes, I know its expensive to get a real bird. Especially someone who is a beginner like me. I'm a director working on a possibly-5-minute-short. It'll be a horror about a fictional, scary bird and will take place in the woods. For most part of the film, the bird will either be hidden or will...
  7. Blade Runner

    Just watched Blade Runner on DVD. It's really hard to believe that it failed at the box office. :huh: I read comments on a website article that was discussing Prometheus, saying that both BR and Prom failed for the common reason - Lead character getting his ass kicked. But I thought that...
  8. Sherlock Holmes

    Guy Ritchie's career was pretty interesting during Rock and Rolla, and he earned the keys from WB for Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is one of my personal favorite detective character. And the movie was about to make it to the list of my personal fav detective movies. Though it falls flat...
  9. watch Parallel - 4 min Silent short film

    Hello everybody This is a short film in which the limbs of a lonely man form the lead characters. Logline is like this: "If couples are the perfect art of the nature, then love can no longer be blind." Watch it, rate it, comment on it and share it as well :) Thank you...
  10. Some basic technical knowledge that we must know.

    Hello Everybody This is really such a beautiful place. I've been here for just three days and I'm kinda getting into the act, quite nicely. Lots of Knowledge to explore. :) Having said that, I need to know some of the basic knowledge about film, digital film making which is considered to be an...
  11. Submitting for American Film Festivals

    Hello Everybody :), this is Amogh from Bangalore, India. I'm 19 years old and currently attending my first year engineering. It will take another four years for me complete my degree and later I have plans of making an ultra low budget feature film especially for American festivals. Currently...
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