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  1. Liam

    Why film?

    @Axel do you think it's just inherent to a novel that it would have more of an effect on you? Or would you say a good author is generally more creative than a good filmmaker? @kaylee totally agree. I'm mostly just worried about it not being taken as seriously as a film would. Webcomics almost seem like an even more saturated field than film, with maybe less of an appeal to the public. That's pretty intimidating. @Mattias Burling do you worry about the flip side, that there might be too much ambiguity in photography?
  2. Liam

    Why film?

    It's looking like I could do a webcomic soon, which is cool, but admittedly less exciting than if I was making a film. Why did you pick film over other similar mediums to tell stories? Or is it no longer a choice for a lot of us at some point? Or are you in multiple arts that appeal to you? Just curious to hear some thoughts
  3. Thanks, Kayls :') I forget the name.. something with a padlock logo. The files were there, but they were all encrypted.. maybe I was likewise too stupid to figure it out. It's really not a big deal this time though because I'm on google drive for documents and pictures B) Edit: think it was carbonite
  4. It's a laptop, I'll have to look up some of the specs maybe.. it's an acer f15. I'm going to try more scanning or something. It turns on, tries to run automatic repair, and then says it didn't work and can't boot up.
  5. My latest computer seems to have died on me after about 7 months. Luckily this time I had my important files on my external ssd. It was kinda cheap, and I expected it might be a little disposable, but 7 months seems nuts to me. I kept pretty good care of it, barely even moved it. Is a mac always going to last longer? Is an ssd hard drive necessary for longevity? And what's the best way to back it up? Because this is just terrifying. Copying and pasting the files to my hard drive seems wrong, and doesn't update the files when they're changed of course. paying seems unnecessary (plus I
  6. I respect some of those guys, but can't justify Pewdiepie being a multi multimillionaire... There ARE people out there making powerful films with their $7 or whatever they can. They'd be the happy medium to me. Never hurts to reexamine yourself and what you're doing, especially when you see someone with less doing more.
  7. Yeah, I would think it doesn't change the focal length when the height changes in the field of view. But it's weird. It's like the opposite of the concept of using anamorphic lenses, where you actually make the frame wider with the same vertical framing. While, when letterboxing, you'll want to keep getting wider lenses and backing up to keep the same vertical framing. Not sure how to do that math.. the fishiest fish eye lens can act as a normal focal length when you letterbox enough. You could take your own references, and consider the sides cut off as well when you cut off the top and the bo
  8. http://www.storytellerartist.com/documents/Perspective_Made_Easy.pdf I don't want to blab on too much more how I've been learning to draw and animate lately, but I stumbled on this book in the process and love it. It's a really easy read, and each chapter had several moments of "OHHH! Now I get it!" It's making me think about framing in a new way, as well as boosting my storyboarding skills like crazy. I'm almost positive it's okay that it's online for free because it's in the creative commons, but.. grain of salt. Worth a look. Happy filming!
  9. So hard to keep up with the huge threads in these subforums, but every time I come back and check.. wow. Bravo, Luca
  10. Yeah, I guess I meant just check that it won't email you and then stop logging in
  11. Liam

    my first film, again

    Ah, Mercer, my old nemesis. No, I really do appreciate it, haha. I just see so many twist ending short films. None of them stick with me. And it negates anything that happened up to that point. The human aspects I liked of this film are disregarded as sociopathic, and it probably starts to feel like even longer of a film, if that's one of its downsides, because nothing that's happening matters, it's all just a "wait for the twiiiiiiiist....!!" No version of me; writer, director, or editor; wants a twist. And that sort of conflict between the three actually seems like it could be dangerous for
  12. Liam

    my first film, again

    I really appreciate your time, thank you. It might not be beneficial for me to respond to each point and get defensive.. I'm a little stubborn, and I know it's a problem, so I'm sorry if any of this comes across as snotty (but hey I may not be real either, so doesn't matter). I'm just not really looking for ways to "improve" the film. Those notes could be an interesting new direction to take it; I just don't think it would be this film anymore at all. I generally agree with show-don't-tell, but I don't think the dialogue tells the story here, so they're speaking, but not telling. And yeah, my
  13. Liam

    my first film, again

    Haha, fine with me! That was at least more specific than "speechless". Yeah, it's a weird film. Thanks for watching.
  14. Liam

    my first film, again

    haha, I never know how to read your posts, web but no, of course not. a single Arri is useless. you need two in a mirror rig to make full use of the 20 stops
  15. Guess I'm done with festivals. Let me know what you think.
  16. I'm more annoyed by a bad gimbal than handheld jitters
  17. Have you changed your opinion of the iso rating or the motion cadence? Or you're just okay with the compromise because it's so great in other ways?
  18. Ha, I have none. Not sure how to take that But you're right that if I was married it would only last a few days.
  19. I've always loved and believed in the idea that we can do amazing things with nothing. This is probably a little bit of a tangent, but I've been so depressed lately at how few people around you will see things the same way... The filmmaker will say "I love filmmaking, and this film will only cost me $500 out of pocket!! I'm in heaven." My friend is a composer and keeps posting about how terrible it is that people want him to work for free. There are also very few composition competitions that charge a fee for submissions, which is apparently completely evil... Every film festival cha
  20. Usually I'd define it myself first, but I really want to leave it open to whatever anyone has to say. Maybe mainly I'm just seeing myself less and less interested in someday getting an Oscar. What makes, or would make, you feel accomplished and creatively satisfied?
  21. Maybe just a sturdy, flexible little tripod for that small of a setup? More likely to only work with the gopro..
  22. Well if THAT doesn't come and wash away the rain, I don't know what will.
  23. Plus people HAVE confused the dicussion and made it about how iphone video really is better than say.. a d750. It also gets weird when it's the newest iphone with 4k etc, trying to be fancy. Someone might use it to "simplify" and still say no one should ever shoot video on an iphone 6 -_- Regardless, being able to change focal length makes absolutely everything more appealing to me than a phone
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