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Liam

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I used to look down on this a little, or just not really pay any attention to it. But I was kind of forced into it. Now that I've done three films this way, I've learned a lot of course, but also other filmmakers working like this have become my favorite people ever. Jim Lujan, Daniel Robinson, and Shannon Plumb are my heroes. Anyone else I should look into?

I started collecting whatever ones I could find here: https://vimeo.com/channels/nomoneynohelp

(not to be too self promotional, but here's the trailer for my latest. pretty excited about it - https://vimeo.com/234085563)

I'm still hoping I get help soonish, because I'm not good enough at this to do it forever. But I assume I will miss it. And it is sooo satisfying to just put "By <your name here>" at the end. I mean, maybe I'm a narcissist for that... (though if that were really the case I could list every job with my name by it, even casting director) 

 

Anyone here doing this? Or even did it once for fun? Wanna share the film or the experience? It's a lot of work.

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3 hours ago, Liam said:

I used to look down on this a little, or just not really pay any attention to it. But I was kind of forced into it. Now that I've done three films this way, I've learned a lot of course, but also other filmmakers working like this have become my favorite people ever. Jim Lujan, Daniel Robinson, and Shannon Plumb are my heroes. Anyone else I should look into?

I started collecting whatever ones I could find here: https://vimeo.com/channels/nomoneynohelp

(not to be too self promotional, but here's the trailer for my latest. pretty excited about it - https://vimeo.com/234085563)

I'm still hoping I get help soonish, because I'm not good enough at this to do it forever. But I assume I will miss it. And it is sooo satisfying to just put "By <your name here>" at the end. I mean, maybe I'm a narcissist for that... (though if that were really the case I could list every job with my name by it, even casting director) 

 

Anyone here doing this? Or even did it once for fun? Wanna share the film or the experience? It's a lot of work.

Hi Liam, Your first link takes me to the 'get Vimeo pro' page... :) Maybe because I'm not signed in to Vimeo? Anyhow, a director who has worn just about every hat imaginable, Shinya Tsukamoto, may interest you. I remember being spellbound watching Bullet Ballet, Tokyo Fist and Snake of June, 

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@jonpais thanks, I'll look him up! that link was doing that to me on my phone, but works fine on my computer. But you can search the channel "No Money, No Help", if you're desperate to find it, haha. It's not worth too much effort anyway.

@IronFilm badasssssss :glasses:

@kaylee sound is pretty okay for me really.. I gotta just learn the rules on normalizing it. My workflow is such a mess, it could honestly take years to boost it a smidge. 

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Not sure if I shoot "films" I'd call them more video clips (easier to do alone I guess). I shot and edited this one all by myself. It may not seem like much, but the conditions I worked in for 5 weeks  was pretty exhausting. Standing mostly in chest high water with a tripod and a 5/4 wetsuit, having to make sure every clip you film is spot on because it could be the only time the person lands one of these tricks makes for a  pretty tense working environment (there's no "oh can you just do that again?" type scenario).
 

 

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