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  1. https://***URL not allowed***/apertus-axiom-beta-your-open-source-camera-an-update-and-recent-footage/ Footage is looking better than last time Sorry if this is only news to me
  2. If going the festival route, should I pretend I made them a year apart? That would be kind of relieving, like I'm already accomplished into the future a little. But it kinda killed me waiting for a year last time, especially since I mostly got rejections, and this is obviously.. twice that. Is it weird or ill advised to go around with two films at the same time? I like the Vimeo only route more than I expected, but I still have a feeling maybe really good luck at a festival - networking etc - is better than really good luck online. Just kind of a weird problem, wanted some opinions.
  3. I hear a lot that you should focus on one job, especially in filmmaking, because it's a "collaborative process". But my spirit guide lately has been Jim Lujan (writer/character designer/animator/voice actor/composer/editor). Today I was looking a lot at where to start learning to compose music for films.. which is a job made up entirely of skills I don't have (but with time, anyone can do basically anything of course). Then I started thinking I was being dumb.. I still want to believe at least learning some of everything is going to be helpful, even if you never end up doing it, just for ease of communication with your team maybe (actually I'm keen to do it all as well) - but I know I'm closed minded at times and possibly in the minority, so I'd like to hear some opinions. I know Tarantino was very relieved to get the advice from Terry Gilliam "As a director, you don't have to do that. Your job is to hire talented people who can do that -- Your job is explaining your vision. Your job is articulating to them what you want on the screen." Is the biggest risk that I do it all and just don't realize that I suck at half of it?
  4. Heard decent things about the TAKSTAR SGC-598, for micro micro budget. Probably safer to get a rode (or yeah, a lav)
  5. thought 1: those people just don't understand budgetting at all. it was minimal enough of a setup, that when factoring in the volunteers, they could have made a feature film on half of that. this part isn't evil probably, just weirdly ignorant thought 2: it must not actually have been a passion project. which it seems like you agree with? again, not evil, other than it being a lie. "I even chipped in a couple thousand dollars of my own money," was not spoken. their careers can survive my poo poo but yeah, let's all use our resources.
  6. Sorry, I really didn't mean to say she couldn't do it because she's an actor (or a woman for that matter ). She's just certainly being handed a lot.
  7. Fincher doesn't come to set anymore. From what I heard, literally Spacey didn't want to direct, and she said "hey, I'll do it" *cough, two paychecks*. They said sure, because there are so many people it can't really go wrong.
  8. Haha, I learned that the hard way
  9. Yeah, definitely implied the crew worked for free, but maybe she exaggerated (Near the end of the clip) Working like crazy on my own stuff right now! Definitely wouldn't want this to make someone give up. I'm just having a moment
  10. Some House of Cards crew, and star Robin Wright, made a six minute short film, set in one location, shot in two days. I guess the crew volunteered their time and resources. And they still ended up crowdfunding $50,000 to make it happen. So just a bunch of millionaires not willing to put a cent of their own into a film they call a "passion project". From the stills I've seen, I have no idea where $50,000 would have gone. And it sounded like they got accepted to CANNES before they were even finished. For Wright's directorial debut. Just because it looked pretty and had a big name. (My source was an interview on Colbert, if you want to look it up, sorry for not posting it here) How is that okay? And how far back in time to you have to go to see Sundance and Cannes as the home of brilliant films that don't fit Hollywood's bill? (Sundance appeared to be a mess this year too. Apparently Nick Offerman and Kristen Stewart are the great talents of our generation) Let me know if I'm just being a dick, but wow
  11. Alex Buono is a guy to search for if you're curious about some of this. They've used arri and RED and canon 7d's. Sometimes a cast member shoots something with a friend on a dvx100 and Lorne lets it in. Since they've been going for a hundred years, and don't care if the official crew is leading the way (and even they experiment), they've used everything.
  12. I knowww, sorry.. I had to bump up the iso way too high
  13. I love the imperfections of certain telephoto and wide angle adapters. I posted about mine with some photos here: http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/20981-shitty-lenses/ Nice bokeh, edge softness, and distortion, imo. But they're maybe a little precarious and cheap
  14. For the small time filmmakers, sometimes I feel like popularity is the only thing that matters. literally posting a lot about filming, and becoming a personality, is said by many to be very important, even just for submitting to a festival.. like it's not just about the quality of your film. I feel really weird about advertising myself, especially to friends and family, and pretending I'm interesting I'd rather slowly build up a following on vimeo by making films I'm proud of maybe.. which is obviously possible, but yeah.. do any of you do this? Thoughts?
  15. This isn't a topic for the "shooting" section
  16. I'm planning a film where someone plays two parts. I probably won't get too fancy with it at all. But just in case, I was wondering if anyone had advice for a novice to get into some masking and tracking (feels like that would be all I need..)
  17. Plus then you could just keep stacking speedboosters and use the same lens for any situation (as shown)
  18. F900 is a cinema camera with a teeny sensor, f3 is a cinema camera without raw. I feel a little weird calling a c100 a cinema camera, even though it's like part of the name. Yeah, it doesn't matter if it's your own film. A studio might stop you from shooting on a kinemax, because of brand, not specs. These days if a new camera comes out saying it's a cinema camera, it probably just means raw.
  19. Dave Dugdale seemed to have transitioned his site's name pretty easily. And you can redirect when someone goes to the old site at least for a while, since that's the habit. But I definitely have no problem with eoshd.
  20. Btw, I found a copy of this already, and after one page, I'm hooked
  21. With less due respect, open your mind like a lot, Web.
  22. Ooo, interesting. It's definitely not as long as.. any other post he's ever made. Maybe his son is pretending to be him, carrying on the family.. you know.. shame
  23. I thought that too, but then I'd be on DPReview.. not worth it
  24. The nerve of Canon. Telling a lie, and ripping people off. The later is the worse of those to things. Ebrahim is such a slut.
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