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Independent Film Production

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    so last night I ended up at an open air screening
    in a park. There were like 30 crazy short films.
    Super8, acetate and all the indy formats.
    shit was just crazy!! Everything from bad
    shakespeare to Skull-Man and the Cardboard Crash Up Derby.
    And the Dead Clown Disposal Unit was great fun!

    But I have come come with a few pet peeves.
    1. Just cause it's indy, doesn't mean you dont need a tripod.
    2.dont just flip the camera backwards/upsidedown and look in the lense.
    3.one good joke can only last so long.
    4. Out of focus is rarely an artistic decision.
    5. It's not a bad thing to have a narrative structure.

    --but this is just because I didn't get some
    of the films. Like the one where someone tried
    to do the American Beauty Plastic Bag thing
    with a blue tarp on the sidewalk for 10 minutes.

    but seriously.. going out with your friends and making some vid over the weekend is just
    one of the best/simplest pleasures I know.

    Anyone else dabble in the filmic arts?
     
  2. unknown

    unknown Guest

    i've always been interested in making indie films. but i never had a video camera until recently. i haven't had the chance to go out and make a movie or anything though. i don't really have any ideas for one.

    do you know anything about filming with super 8 or any other kind of real film?

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  3. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    tons.. I video is the way to go if you're just messing about.
    But films has such a nice feel to it.
    You can pick up an old super8 camera at a pawn shop
    for very little cash. And loading the film in super8
    is superEasy. Just snap in the cartrage.

    or get some IMAX and go shoot Baraka II.
     
  4. chizm

    chizm Senior Member

    Joined: May 29, 2001 Messages: 1,165 Likes Received: 0
    i strongly agree with your pet-peeves.
     
  5. *see-phore*

    *see-phore* Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 7, 2001 Messages: 1,182 Likes Received: 0
    i took classes for that shit in high school
    we tried to make our own show yeah but we sucked
     
  6. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2000 Messages: 6,494 Likes Received: 1
    That's all I do, I carry around either my MiniDV camera or my Little super 8 that I bought off Ebay for all of $5. well $8 if you wanna be an ass about shipping...

    I prefer Super8, it looks and feels better, but it's just a pain in the ass to edit, I usually go to the near by university and just use there film editing jazz funk, it's just takes too long.

    MiniDV is easy, it's expensive for the camera, but yeah. Plus you can just put it in your puter and Edit it. -- get a Mac if you wanna edit on your computer.



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    Girls suck.
     
  7. unknown

    unknown Guest

    how do you go about editing super 8 film? those cameras are super cheap off ebay, i'm thinking about getting one...
     
  8. teister

    teister Senior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2001 Messages: 2,100 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah, my friend and my brother and I started doing these films like four years ago. Then Tom Green came out and we were like, what? That guy stole our steez.
     
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