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Posted: Fri, 23rd Mar 2007, 7:57pm

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Zea

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We need some basic school/classroom backdrops. Unfortunately, we can't film in a school because we don't have access to one. Any ideas?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 6:12pm

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Why don't you have access to one?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 7:38pm

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Lol i'm guessing it depends on how old they are...if they just walked into a school full of children and said we're gonna film it and they're like 30 years old it's gonna look a bit dodgy isn't it?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 8:43pm

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There's a thing called getting permission. Talk to the principal or superintendant of your local school, explan what you are doing, and it is quite likey you can get in to film or rent a classroom on a weekend.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 9:52pm

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Yeah I would just get permission and go in with a camera, no big deal.
Posted: Fri, 30th Mar 2007, 6:42pm

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Scribble07 wrote:

Lol i'm guessing it depends on how old they are...if they just walked into a school full of children and said we're gonna film it and they're like 30 years old it's gonna look a bit dodgy isn't it?
That's exactly the problem. And as for "just walking into a school and asking for permission." That wouldn't work either.

There will be combat/cheesy violence, and NO school would allow that.
Posted: Fri, 30th Mar 2007, 10:11pm

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But if you're compositing it all anyway then you could still get permission and get the background plates yourself. That way you can be sure that they match your shots and are what you planned rather than struggling with someone elses shots and filming stuff to try and match the background (both of which seriously limit you)
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 6:14pm

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I just filmed last Tuesday inside a classroom at a local university. They let me do it for free because classes were out and summer classes hadn't started yet.

Granted, when I asked the high school they said no because it would "disrupt class for students", and that was in response to asking if I could film during the weekend or after school hours. *shrugs*

Try a university. It took me about a month-long process to get permission (mostly waiting for the lawyer to send me a release form), but it is feasible.
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 7:28pm

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Zea wrote:

Scribble07 wrote:

Lol i'm guessing it depends on how old they are...if they just walked into a school full of children and said we're gonna film it and they're like 30 years old it's gonna look a bit dodgy isn't it?
That's exactly the problem. And as for "just walking into a school and asking for permission." That wouldn't work either.

There will be combat/cheesy violence, and NO school would allow that.
Maybe you can tell them what you are intending to do.

Then you don't ask for a permission to shoot there, but for a permission to photograph the scenes?
Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 7:59pm

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Hi.
Some schools allow the hall to be hired for clubs and I'm sure you could find one that would let you hire part of the building.

Buu