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March 13th 2018
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I was thinking of buying this slider but is their any hidden drawbacks?
by ryan elder 1 day ago
I was thinking of buying this slider since it's really cheap compared to others: https: www.amazon.ca Neewer%C2%AE-Stabilization-Capacity-Perfect-Photography dp B00LX1ERNQ ref=asc_df_B00LX1ERNQ tag=go
How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I am editing a short film, and I am experiencing trouble in editing from scene to scene. Basically it feels like the cuts are too 'hard', or not sure how to put it. Basically when transitioning from s
Re: How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by ryan elder 3 days ago
But how do I avoid using them It seems that they are in lots of places, and it's not a matter of not using them, it's a matter of knowing how to turn a hard cut into a soft cut. The only places they e
What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 1 week ago
The short film is more like an essay I guess you could call it. Not really sure what genre it is, but I call it an essay. I used footage from other sources as B roll since a lot of filmmakers do for d
Re: What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 3 days ago
Okay thanks, but what do you think of it besides the score
Question about hiring a post-production sound mixer and how long the mixing process would be?
by ryan elder 1 week ago
I was going to hire a post-production sound mixer audio engineer for my project, and I was going through their hourly fees. Some charge by the project and others charge by the hour. When it comes to t
Re: Question about hiring a post-production sound mixer and how long the mixing process would be?
by ryan elder 3 days ago
Yeah, like I feel the dialogue and sound effects and ambience will all sound different and recorded by different mics. It's like you record an actor in front of a green screen with one camera, but the
Question about a field recorder works.
by ryan elder 4 days ago
I have the Fostex FR2-LE recorder, and I read online that when it comes to using the 'mic trim', that you should start with the fader turned half way up, and then turn the trim up as far as it can go
Re: Question about a field recorder works.
by ryan elder 3 days ago
Oh sorry I meant to add, that that is with the mic placed on a boompole about 1-2 feet away on average. So with the gain at 90% and the volume at 75%, does that sound about right, for that type of mic
Should I sell my boom mics and by lavs instead?
by ryan elder 2 weeks ago
Basically I have two boom mikes, the AT4053b, the Rode NTG-3, and a boompole. However, I find that they are troublesome to use on a shoot, cause I cannot find anyone who is that good at booming. I usu
Re: Troll alert
by ryan elder 4 days ago
Oh okay thanks. I didn't know IATSE had a department in Regina even. I assume the prices would be higher but maybe it will be worth. I'll check it out. Thanks.
My lens is really sensitive to focus, any thoughts on how to do these shots?
by ryan elder 6 days ago
Basically I have a project where I want to shoot an actor running and I want to track the actor during from the side. I also have a shot where an actor is kneeling and I want to be on a close up of hi
Re: and again, don't feed the trolls
by ryan elder 4 days ago
Sorry, I was just asking for advice and do not mean to come off like I am addicted to attention. What would be a more proper way to ask for advice on this forum without coming off like an attention se
When editing narration, is it okay to cut on perspective change in audio?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
I am editing a documentary, and I want b-roll to be over top of the footage of someone narrating, intercutting back and forth between footage of the narrator talking on camera. I did different shots o
Re: When editing narration, is it okay to cut on perspective change in audio?
by ryan elder 2 weeks ago
Oh okay, thanks. But what about when it comes to perspective change Would real editors cut on that during narration voice over
What do you think of multiple-camera setup, good or bad?
by ryan elder 2 weeks ago
Do you think that shooting multicamera is a good idea I was told that I should try to get on some sets to study the DPs, and I was thinking back to a web series I helped worked on set for and a featur
Troll alert
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Since moderation does not kick in, can we PLEASE ignore this guy Foy you who do not yet know him, he will never every stop asking stupid questions nor will he do anything with the answers. It's a wast
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How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 3 weeks ago
For my next project I would like to make the locations and the production design look really good, since I didn't feel they looked that good in my previous works. I thought maybe I should just spend t
Re: How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 2 weeks ago
I also find it would very difficult to be DP, director, and production sound mixer all at the same time if I have to be. How do other filmmakers do it
How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Here is my latest one. I was told not to mix genres was too much, so I chose my thriller looking genre projects. Let me know how it looks. Thanks! https: www.youtube.com watch v=dAp1qZrTCbQ
Re: How does my demo reel look?
by ryan elder 3 weeks ago
The scene I directed with the best acting was actually a rape scene though, but do you think it would look bad if I put that in Acting wise though, I would say it's probably my best work.
The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by ryan elder 4 weeks ago
Basically I am editing on the timeline and the clips won't touch. I think I figured out the problem. Basically I was editing on a 24 fps timeline, when the videos were shot in 25 fps, which was causin
Re: The clips won't touch each other in Premiere Pro, what do I do?
by ryan elder 3 weeks ago
Okay thanks. I tried copying and pasting it but the program still reads it as 24 fps on a new 25 fps timeline. If nothing else works I can just redo it.
Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
I have a project where I feel maybe I should do forced perspective, since it calls for a police car, and a fire engine, both of which I cannot get during shooting. At least not real ones. So I was won
Re: Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Okay thanks, and yes I am going for realistic. But when yous real elements and 3D models, what do you mean Are you saying I should get a real white police looking car, and then put labels on it in pos
What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
I was thinking of getting this one, but I was very surprised at the astonishingly cheap price: https: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home A=details&O=&Q=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0dHdBRDEARIsAHjZYYDWEVMG6Yh
Re: What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
by Blaise Douros 1 month ago
Yep. It's a reflex lens. They suck for basically everything but astro.
Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I am shooting a movie with a Canon 5D most likely, but I don't want to shoot in 16:9 video necessarily, which it can only shoot in. I was thinking maybe 2.20:1 or 2.39:1. I researched this and other p
Re: Would I be able to get different aspect ratios on my DSLR?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Okay thanks! What do you mean when you say the F & F chart is request so I have a frame reference to post, exactly
Is it bad to use footage from other movies, when making a documentary?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I am making a doc type of project right now, but I don't want to just show interviews only, as that can be quite boring, especially compared to other docs how it's done. The project is on war and poli
Re: Is it bad to use footage from other movies, when making a documentary?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Sorry here's the video: https: www.youtube.com watch v=7tvXPGBxD9w&feature=youtu.be
Is it possible to mark which footage I have gone through vs, which I have not?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Basically when it comes to reviewing a shooting take in Premiere Pro, is it possible to mark on the timeline which parts of the video have been reviewed, and which parts have not been, without making
Re: Is it possible to mark which footage I have gone through vs, which I have not?
by ryan elder 1 month ago
Oh okay thanks! How do I extend the marker duration though, I haven't figured it out.
Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
My next project is a horror thriller type genre film and I am contemplating which aspect ratio to shoot it in. I was thinking either 2.39:1 or 2.20:1. However, I was told that most theaters are specif
Re: Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Oh okay then. Well I will shoot in the aspect ratio I want and then ask what I should export it at then.
Can I do a projector effect in after effects?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Basically I shot a short film where a guy is in front a project and gives a presentation, while a video is being projected on to his face. However, because of emergency rescheduling, I was not able to
Re: Can I do a projector effect in after effects?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Actually I might be able to edit it as is, and it will still make sense. Sure the guy is in a room where I meant to have a projector, but perhaps he can explain things in a way, in which he doesn't ne
How do you track skin tones from frame to frame in Da Vinci Resolve?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
I was watching this tutorial on using it and at 16:15 into the tutorial, he isolates the skin tones, and separates from the rest of the scene, so he can color the rest of the scene without coloring th
Re: How do you track skin tones from frame to frame in Da Vinci Resolve?
by ryan elder 3 months ago
Okay thanks. Perhaps I don't need to skin tone tracking as it does take time, money and assistants, like you say, but is there anyway I can separate the back ground, from the foreground, color wise I
How can I make a sky replacement, not look green screened?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
Basically I want to do the day for night effect, and I watched different tutorials on how to do it. The tutorials say to use a sky replacement and darken the sky replacement so it looks like night. I
Re: How can I make a sky replacement, not look green screened?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
Okay thanks. It's just that shooting at night is much more expensive cause you need much brighter lights, and that's the problem for me. Plus I can shoot whatever I want at night and no one cares, as
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