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Beginning Project...Now

Posted: Sun, 1st Jun 2003, 11:02pm

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Roxygirl577

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Hey everyone! Well me and my "crew" are finally starting on a project. We bought new cameras, editing software, lights, etc... Were going to be making a trailer first, to get some practice, so I'll be updating on the storyline which were working on now. Looking veryy forward to Alamdv3, digigrade, and chromanator. Its going to make this project so much fun to work on during the summer. Thanks! biggrin

-Tricia
Posted: Sun, 1st Jun 2003, 11:06pm

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It's about time... sheesh! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 1st Jun 2003, 11:53pm

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Can't wait. I love seeing new work. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 2:58am

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Roxygirl...i hate to say a bad omen, but I've noticed in more than one place that if a trailer is made first...it kind of rains shit on the rest of the production. In that it doesn't get made or many problems arise on set or turns out to be complete filth. So maybe just experiment in making a for-fun trailer and not a trailer for an actual movie.

I'm not saying this always happens, but i've had the luck of witnessing this in more than one place and also being subject to it. Example: I had a project called CORBAN and i made a teaser and shortly after the whole thing fell through (http://corban.scope-films.com), even though i still think that the teaser is hilarious. So ive made it a rule to have 80% of shooting (if not all) before i do any sort of teaser/advertisment. (why nothing has really been said about Pancakes - http://p.scope-films.com

Plus, shooting a trailer first doesn't make much sense for a film because your picking clips from scenes that aren't complete...so you would have to later shoot the rest, and may end up never using that footage because of rewrites etc.

But, that's enough bad talk from me. Good Luck!

And for anyone that cares: www.scope-films.com/citr_3.mov a stupid chapter from Catcher in the Rye for my english class. reason i'm showing this is because it was shot on the new 24fps Panasonic miniDV cam (yes, the first 24-frames-per-second DV camera).
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 3:27am

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TRUE! We filmed a trailer for a Silent Hill movie we were going to do a while ago, but we realized that we just didnt want to do the movie because it'd suck even though we had a good script.

But that's kind of a good thing, because instead we made (are making) DXM, and that will knock everyone's socks off. POOF!
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 3:35am

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Roxygirl577

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Yeah you guys are right, we kind of had our doubts about a trailer too, we just decided on it because we wanted some practice first. I think doing some fun trailers would be a good idea, I'll talk it over with everyone else. Thanks for your input, it all helps a lot smile . I'm still new at filmmaking and everything.

-Trish
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 4:18am

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lol take a look at the Devil May Cry trailer... good example for this topic... Just make sure ur movie is better than that one, I beg you.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 6:52am

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From what I got out of your first post, it sounded like you were making a trailer for a movie you weren't planning on making... Was I wrong?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:19am

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We're going to be making a trailer first, to get some practice, so I'll be updating on the storyline which we're working on now.
That sounds to be that she'll be updating us on the storyline for what the film is going to be about for which they will be shooting a trailer for.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:23am

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Good Luck, & have fun razz
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 11:43am

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hey, roxygirl577 just do what you want to do... it is your camera isn't it? if so (i know its your idea) do it, it is up to you what you do! i have had problems like this but i did what I planned to do! wink
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:09pm

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Spam_Daddy wrote:

lol take a look at the Devil May Cry trailer... good example for this topic... Just make sure ur movie is better than that one, I beg you.
What the hell are you talking about? That was one of the best trailers I have ever seen. The stick. Posesses the boy. Excellent. lol

Heya Tricia, if your going to be making a trailer, as others have said its a little hard to make a trailer than the whole film. I would suggest making a trailer for no other reason than for you all to practice editing skills and camera skills.

Just remember to let us all view it so we can give you critical construction on how you can improve. Thats what we are here for!

Hey! It'll be your first production as well babes. Be ambitious as you want! I made Crawling Space as my first ever production/shoot.

smile smile
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:29pm

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er-no wrote:

Hey! It'll be your first production as well babes.
Hehe.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:39pm

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Tricia: Don't call me babes
(takes out submachine gun)
BANG! BANG! BANG!

*Er-No is catupulted into the air and gets stuck on the top of a lamp post*
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:41pm

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hehe funny! nice one mell
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:41pm

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Hah! Yeah right.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:46pm

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Yes, really.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:51pm

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Grrr. Its just an expression I use when I know I am speaking to a member of the opposite sex. Its like when I send text messages. I don't leave 'xx J' at the bottom of texts to boys. Simple really. Its called being 'smooth'.

*stops watching James Bond*
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 1:55pm

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er-no wrote:

Its like when I send text messages. I leave 'xx J' at the bottom of texts to boys. Simple really. Its called being 'smooth'.
I guess we'll have to wait for Roxygirl's reaction to this, to see if your smoothness has worked. wink

Or whether you're gonna get a slap.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 6:27pm

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Have fun..

I'm assuming everyone is expecting a lot of additions to the cinema section - espcially as many of the younger users have the summer of school (inc me).
Im looking forward to DMX and b4uask's new stargate film.
BTW, whats so good about a 24fps camera?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 6:30pm

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Mellifluous

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That's the frame rate that movies are recorded in, & it's better quality
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 8:59pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

That's the frame rate that movies are recorded in, & it's better quality
TAP2: duh. Do you know nothing about film? wink

real film (ie, 35mm, 16mm) is filmed in 24fps...that's what gives it that 'film look'...makes it more 'fantasy like' because you are not seeing the projection the way it would look like in real life...so its a subconscious thing that you are still watching something that is fake.

Note, shooting in normal DV 29.97 and exporting as 24p does not have the same effect...cut down frame rate to that cuts out really odd frames (mathematically) so the picture will actually have a jerky feel to it...especially if playing with speeds that are not exactly equivalent to 24p.

And this 24p cam is a VERY new 3CCD one. It's perty: http://www.panasonic.ca/english/Broadcast/broadcast/dvformat/ag_dvx100p.asp
Posted: Mon, 2nd Jun 2003, 9:51pm

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That's what I said/meant, and so I was right, haha. I didn't want to go into a long explanation. I was saving that for you so you could boast about your 24fps cam wink lol
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 5:01am

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Roxygirl577

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Yeah I'm just gonna make a trailer for practice right now, but i'll still upload it when Im done so all you guys can watch it and let me know what I need to improve on.

lol oh yeah and Joby you are 'smooth' smile
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 12:48pm

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wink