Archive for September, 2008

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Link Dump: Rigs

September 25, 2008

Alright, well I haven’t collected any links that are new to me, but I started digging through my collection I’ve amassed over the years doing research for the project, and came across a few things that will be helpful.  We’re not actually building rigs for the shoot, but it was a thought in the beginning, so naturally I got excited about it.  So, here’s what I’ve got to offer right now, feel free to leave additions and whatnot in the comments. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Showcase: 10 Minutes

September 22, 2008

Alright, so this film clearly had at least the budget to transport crew to a foreign country, if not the budget to recreate an entire small town for the film.  However, looking past that, the point I want to make is this: take a look at the amount of cuts in the film.  The dramatic, realistic effect (not to mention huge technical respect from peers and knowledgeable audience members) that a fluid, long take gives a film is so great that you have to sit back in awe and admiration.  Children of Men had the same effect on me in their climactic sequence where there’s an 8-to-10-minute shot with no cuts throughout.  It’s a wonderful effect and something that only really takes planning at its most basic level, and anybody can do that, no matter their budget.  It’s simple and practical in principle, painstaking in execution but pays off hugely in the end, plus I love the short film, so I figured I’d show it off and offer the little idea for you fellow filmmakers out there. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Link Dump: Eclectic

September 18, 2008

Well this one’s another brief and rather scattered one, we’re entering the planning and scheduling of the project now, so I’m thinking about how we’re going to do the practical, on-set effects or complicated shots we’re going to need to pull off.  And since I spent my high school years researching that kind of thing, I’m excited that I finally have a use for all that amassed knowledge and inspiration.  So, here goes the short list… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Showcase: Steel

September 15, 2008

Well, here it is, another week, and I’m digging into my pocket of old showcase possibilities. This one I found a while back and was most impressed I believe with the fight coreography. Really, when you look at it, the whole thing could have been done with a very small budget, and a few good connections (someone with a nice car, a good eye for color-correction). I don’t have much else to say about it, but take a peek at the final product and feel free to leave suggestions for future showcase episodes, or thoughts on this one.

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Link Dump: Storyboarding

September 11, 2008

Well this one’s going to be very quick, as it’s been the most busy and hectic and honestly frustrating week so far at school and I am exhausted to the point of brain-no-function. So here it goes… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Showcase: The Assignment

September 8, 2008

Well I actually found this film a while back, but haven’t been on the prowl this last week for films to showcase, and decided to take a peek at my collection to see if there was anything amateruish I could post here. This one definitely seems to fit the bill, though it’s one of the more professional looking ones so far. I know nothing about this film, or about its creators, so suffice it to say this post is simply a showcase. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Link Dump: Screenwriting

September 3, 2008

Alright, well, regrettably, this one’s going to be really short. I haven’t actually amassed many links this past week. Somehow I just didn’t look around I guess. I also was catching up on some things I’d posted a while back and still hadn’t gotten around to reading. Nonetheless, I’m posting now, so enjoy what I did find and take advantage of the resources I can provide. This week’s topic is screenwriting. Read the rest of this entry ?