yeah great point. That line of thought is why I cut out the “I need to get drivers license information” from the yard sale. Now it ends with adr “you can check youcell phone if you don’tbelieve me “ “oh that’s not necessary. I’ll take the gun and ammo both “ doesn’t show that he used a fake Id but it’s a much more suspenseful note to end a scene on. And they can fill in the holes themselvesA basic question you can ask yourself is. "Does this create a plot hole?" The answer is no. If it was impossible, yes.
I don’t even need this much !!In fact in keeping with time pass titles the NH one could say:
3 hours later...
Somewhere in New Hampshire
Cut to driving, Simple.
lol i played competitive beer pong for like 8 years.How old is this?
Currently at 18:50 holy shit man everytime I think I’m done I find more to cut.
I watched the whole way through, but if I was watching for personal enjoyment, I probably would have turned it off after 30 to 60 seconds.How far did you make it / do you like breaking bad or crime dramas?
There aren’t even any film festivals. I guess he best I can hope for is to maybe impress my family? Lol my last film has averaged less than a view a day for five years so I’m not delusional about anybody wanting to see my work
My opinion, I don't think the story will hold for that long. It needs significantly cutting (in half maybe) for the story to warrant the viewing time. If you wanted to spend the time, try figuring out how to tell the story in a much shorter time frame. In other words, don't trim the fat, gut the whole pig and see if you can get it working.I was saying i trimmed another 90 seconds today so I’m still learning from the experience and it’s down more than 10% fat from the link you watched. So it definitely had fat still and it’s getting very close to done.
Audiences are getting more sophisticated. I feel these techniques aren't needed unless you're dealing with an older audience. See if a plain cut will do instead of a title card. Show, don't tell. If you're making it as a stylistic choise, so be it.Since you're doing time pass titles you could simply say "20 minutes later"
Well lets see.. you watched something that was what.. 23-24 minutes?My opinion, I don't think the story will hold for that long. It needs significantly cutting (in half maybe) for the story to warrant the viewing time. If you wanted to spend the time, try figuring out how to tell the story in a much shorter time frame. In other words, don't trim the fat, gut the whole pig and see if you can get it working.
One of the best way to determine that is to get a fresh set of eyes and ask.I'm using ADR to explain more stuff to the audience.. i think they need it
Remember, in the edit, there's always more than one way to tell your story. The script is only a blueprint to what was intended on being shot. The limitations are only in your ability, imagination and determination. I wouldn't be surprised if you got it down to a nice 8 mins or 9 mins film in the end. I wouldn't be shocked if it got down to sub 8 mins.Im not gonna get a 15 page script in 12 minutes unless i just start at the end and then its not even a story its just an action sequence
More like cut 30% out and its good to go.
Glad to be of assistance.Thanks for challenging me sweetie. 15 minute run time now
There is more too it than that... because i dont have a ton of experience editing i'm learning a lot from this.The funny thing with editing. The better you become as an editor, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions next time you're on a film set. Especially if you're hitting a time crunch. Knowing what shots always hit the cutting room floor, when you need to go for another take, when you need some sort of cutaway just in case the performance doesn't work as well as hoped, what is dynamic, what is bland, what shots look great, what cuts together better, what are the important shots you must get etc.
Anyway, good job getting it to 15 mins.
This is the reason I'm pushing you on this.The longer i work on it the more i see, and the more i learn.
You'll always end up hitting a wall where the limit is your abilities and creativity... but there's another part of it. Most editors fall victim to being too familiar to the material. Sometimes you need to put it away in a draw for a peroid of time and come back when you'll have fresh eyes. Some editors can do it without putting it away for time, but those are few and far between.Maybe not every single movie needs to be worked to perfection.. but i think at least SOME should be worked to perfection if you want to explore your capabilities as an editor. Also its informing my writing as well which is the most important thing. Really trying to expand my comprehension about concise and clear story telling.
Reality check: You're never going to get to that point. From what I can tell, in this post production, you've grown as a filmmaker. You're more experienced than when you shot it. If given the chance, I'm sure you'd shoot the material differently. You're going to learn more as you grow as a filmmaker. You're going to grow. You're going to get better. When you look back at your older material, you're going to know better ways to do it.This is likely the last medium length film I will ever make.. So I would like to get it to the point that when i watch it i'm not just constantly seeing shit i want to change.