The Secret To Filmmaking!!
Big money, or little money?
Total Votes : 9
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 8:13pm
Post 1 of 45
Gather 'round, children! The best-kept secret in the movie industry on how to make good movies is HAVING LOTS OF MONEY!! As of now, we have recieved TWO WHOLE GRANTS to make our next big movie! Finally! Big budgets are now being used by filmmakers (LIKE US) to make movies!
BIG MONEE!!!!! Bling bling, ice, and the big cheese, y'all!!
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 8:16pm
Post 2 of 45
From now on, I shall spell "monee" with an E, and I shan't with a Y.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 8:35pm
Post 3 of 45
hey - not bad - Speilberg probably started with $200 too!
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 8:42pm
Post 4 of 45
your waving $5s and $10s. that is not much money..... who is giving that money to you? that is not even enough to buy alam.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 8:43pm
Post 5 of 45
but I agree big money helps
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:02pm
Post 6 of 45
An old director once said to me.
If you can make a good film without fx or money, you can make a great film with it.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:07pm
Post 7 of 45
And in the UK we have the "Lottery Commission" that ploughs tons of dosh
into really worthwhile projects.............oops!.......slipped in some bulls..t.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:23pm
Post 8 of 45
It's definitely more than enough to buy alamdv.
Can't you see all the twenties?
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:41pm
Post 9 of 45
Actually I think less money means you have to think hard and be creative... So less money mostly makes better filmmakers...
But congrats on the money... it really looks... uh... interesting seeing you two waving... change...
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:47pm
Post 10 of 45
But you really made me curious... How much money did you get? What is "big budget" to you?
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 9:56pm
Post 11 of 45
no I can't see them (I was just kidding to begain with)
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 10:08pm
Post 12 of 45
congrats what is your next project anyway [/i]
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 10:12pm
Post 13 of 45
Although it helps in many ways money has little to do with it it's all in the idea...... You can have tons and tons of money and still make a s#@t film if you're working from a clunking script with a bunch of ar@!s.
Ultimately moneys biggest help is in marketing. If you can pay people to like your film then your pretty much sorted.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 10:18pm
Post 14 of 45
"Solthar" does make a good point also"b4" ......you can buy skills but that wont make you anymore skillfull.
I'm just jealous really....good on ye!
There is a downside to this......you future "epic"will be judged accordingly.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 10:23pm
Post 15 of 45
So what is the film your gonna do with all this moneeeeeeeee
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:02pm
Post 16 of 45
A movie with a GIANT GREEN SCREEN! Everything else is a mystery! Hah!
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:04pm
Post 17 of 45
Cool... Can't wait to see what you guys come up with again...
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:06pm
Post 18 of 45
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:09pm
Post 19 of 45
Comon , give us a little info on what ya doing ?
go on, you know you want to
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:10pm
Post 20 of 45
where and how much did you get the big green screen for?
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:12pm
Post 21 of 45
its just the curtain that covers the cinema screen that has fallen down
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 11:23pm
Post 22 of 45
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 12:58am
Post 23 of 45
Actually, it isn't just a curtain that has fallen down.
We went to a fabric store (Hancock fabrics), and bought 5 lengths of bright green cloth that was six feet wide.
We then sewed it all together, and rigged it up in the school auditorium.
It cost $234.18
We didn't have to pay a sales tax either, because it was non-profit.
Oh, and that's not the only thing we bought. I'd tell you guys more, but I don't want to give away much plot.
But to let you know, the movie's innitials are DXM. That's what we'll refer to it as.
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 1:49am
Post 24 of 45
And if you watch the DXM intro, you can find out the name of the movie! Wow! geekshelf sure is slow!
ooo! one more pic!
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 2:20pm
Post 25 of 45
Should be interesting to see what you come up with. The only problem is, how many times have you seen a Greenscreen actually look good? Don't mean to spoil your fun. I personally think they look pretty consistently poor. Well hope yours goes as planned.
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 2:28pm
Post 26 of 45
Yeah... Youll need a good key for this greenscreen to look good... And that you paid so much for it (cheeeeeeez... The most expensive greenscreen I've ever heard of... We paid 10$ once to use a greenscreen room in a TV studio)
Oh, and DXM sounds cool...
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 2:53pm
Post 27 of 45
I think I've already seen Dirty X-ray Machine
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 3:12pm
Post 28 of 45
Maybe its Deus Ex M... Metal... Moon... Mama...
As you guys are so keen on making computer-games based films...
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 7:26pm
Post 29 of 45
Actually, it has nothing to do with Deus Ex (the game) except the name. Seriously.
And, we OWN that green screen now. It's ours. We're going to make green tuxedos for homeless kids when we're done with it. It's going to charity:
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 8:09pm
Post 30 of 45
"And, we OWN that green screen now. It's ours. We're going to make green tuxedos for homeless kids when we're done with it. It's going to charity:"
Well thats one way to make them disappear .....must tell the powers that be about this.
Your not as green as you make out lads.
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 8:25pm
Post 31 of 45
Cool... getting paid to make films is like getting paid to play football or basketball: you get 1) the girls; 2) the monee; 3) the fame; and 4) the greenscreen from hell - I'm envious
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 8:28pm
Post 32 of 45
lol... the greenscreen from hell...
When will your film be finsihed?
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 11:59pm
Post 33 of 45
It should be done in a month.
The greenscreen is actually much brighter, but the camera can't handle that much color, so it fades it a little.
But it works great! We've had very few problems.
Oh, and why exactly is it from hell? Is it because it's so badass?
Posted: Sat, 26th Oct 2002, 12:01am
Post 34 of 45
Wow Moebius. Is that true do all Pro Football players get a Greenscreen!?!?! WOW!!!
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 7:38am
Post 35 of 45
hey cool. money in the film industry. must be a new concept.
i don't post much and i haven't been here in ages (stupid uni), but congrats to mecha and sidewinder. i love the fool skool series because they're just fun.
your new avatars and sig pics are very funny.
so who gave u guys the grant? gov't body; film-type competition/funder; nescafe; other??? just wondering because (i'm in australia) i got application forms for a gov't grant and i had to prove "benefit to the state", monitary or otherwise.... if i had money to benefit the state i wouldn't need a grant, would i ?!?!?!?!? ahh well.
oh, and the greenscreen - is the trick to have the screen itself lit really well so as to prevent the actors' shaddows from wrecking things?
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 2:54pm
Post 36 of 45
what is it?
the key to a perfect movie is.
1) alamdv (DUH!)
2) 20$ (thats it!)
3) Camera(VERY IMPORTANT)
4) ur nle (buy it or Pirate it
5) Xtra packages for 3d, compositing etc (buy it or Pirate it
6) A MIND! (Compulsory!)
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 7:19pm
Post 37 of 45
A script... you need a good script... All money in the world failes if you haven't got a good script...
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 8:15pm
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Posted: Wed, 20th Nov 2002, 4:59am
Post 39 of 45
dont foget swiss cheese... no movie is complete with out swiss cheese...
Posted: Thu, 21st Nov 2002, 2:28pm
Post 40 of 45
Instead of spending that much money on a greenscreen, why not just spend $60-$70 on greenscreen paint and then go down in your cellar and use flourecent lighting above it. Paint a blank wall. That's what I plan on doing. Even better yet, get some warped plywood for cheap from a wood store and a few 2X4's and build a portable (semi-portable) green wall.
If all else fails flourecent green posterboard works well. You don't need a budget to build a greenscreen.
Second, your script better be mint, or all that money should go to a professional writer.
Posted: Thu, 21st Nov 2002, 2:30pm
Post 41 of 45
Yeah... Me greenscreen is 3 on 4 metres, but it's fully portable and movable and has cost abround 25$
Posted: Thu, 21st Nov 2002, 6:46pm
Post 42 of 45
Why bother spending that much on a greenscreen at all? They're not very good, would have put the money into something else, Personally.
Posted: Thu, 21st Nov 2002, 11:41pm
Post 43 of 45
I bought a greenscreen because I needed one. I don't buy anything just for having it. I wanted to do shots I couldn't possibly do without a greenscreen, so the choice wasn't really a choice...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 12:37am
Post 44 of 45
You don't need any money to make a masterpiece, as a masterpiece can be made in your head. You have already done the hard part in thinking of the concept, then if you can get someone, just one persont to understand that idea you have completed the masterpiece.
So many people think only money can lead to a great piece of film or an idea. Thats not how it is, and sure as time moves on we will have revealed to us more and more amazing effects and concepts.
If you can hold an audience and make them understand, if you can for one split second make them cry or laugh. I think you have done well!
Who cares about the money!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 2:01am
Post 45 of 45
i do! I care about the money!
For those of you suggesting we build a small, cheap one, when we're done with the movie, you'll see why we didn't.
as for script..no need. The whole movie has no dialogue. think of MGR to the xtreme degree.
the initials are DXM, not DMX...
we didn't have any access to a badger...
but we did have swiss cheese.
Money does help. A lot. It means less work is spent limiting story to be within resources, and more time (and $$) is spent on cool things.
check the DXM trailer thread for info on where we got the Bling-Bling.