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Making Movies?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Harpo Marx, May 3, 2002.

  1. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    Me and a friend are going to try to make some kind of action oriented movie. What do I need to make it look 'good'? We have access to good cameras and some some idea as to how to do it, but is there anything basic that I need to know before we invest anything into it?
     
  2. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    i made a few porno movies they were fairly easy to make! a guy a girl or two some cheesy music and a video camera!:D
     
  3. what are you going to shoot on? video? (dv, beta, hi8, vhs???) film?(super16, 16, super8?) do you have a budget? a script?, how are you going to edit?........ film shcool sucks
     
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,358 Likes Received: 298
    I wanna be in it mang.
    I wanna be the drug kingpin. I can talk like Tony Montana if you want.
    Or I could be Antonio Banderas in Desperado. I wanta blast people all sicc with all those guns.

    Make sure you get permits or else you'll have to pay heavy fines.
     
  5. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    We're (I think) going to shoot on VHS and digitally edit. So far we have 0 budget, and just want to get an idea on how much it would cost to make a movie that wont suck. I don't think its going to be that long (under an hour)
    For effects and whatnot we're going to use two cameras, one home video, and another (the good one) which we're going to rent.
    Right now we're just planning the whole story out and trying to find people to be in it. No script yet.
    Are there any basic special effects that you people know about?
     
  6. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    yeah, about the permits. where could i get one/how expensive are they? We're going to try to be real quick with all of this because we're going to work on a really tight budget and want to be in and out wherever we go. it isnt going to be real public either.
     
  7. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,358 Likes Received: 298
    Try the police dept. I think someone mentioned using fake guns somewhere and the cops came and told them they should gotta permit for a few bucks then ended up having to pay some serious cash for the ticket. Be careful since it's an action flick.
     
  8. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    you need kid rock in the soundtrack while you are diving away from an explosion. just think of how fucking awesome it will be when there's fire everywhere and it's in slow motion with "ba wit da ba badang dang diggy diggy"
     
  9. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    good call Pistol. hit me on AIM cen12bke.
     
  10. dont use vhs, it sucks, you should rent a minidv if you can, 3ccd. you should film on super 8 film, looks really retro, go to a swap meet, camera are really cheap...
     
  11. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

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  12. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

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    How much would a minidv or whatever cost online? like a really cheap one. just to get the video to be decent quality, better than vhs.

    and what kind of equipment do you need to get the sound to be halfway decent?
     
  13. Ted Wakowski

    Ted Wakowski Guest

    Most "low budget" films you see that have actually made it to a good number of screens, at the lowest, probably cost upwards of half a million dollars or more. Anything made for less that you can actually find is a rare phenomenon.
     
  14. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    blair witch project
    clerks
    many more..
     
  15. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2000 Messages: 6,494 Likes Received: 1
    El Mariachi, $7,500 budget, damn easy to find. But then again our friend Robert has made it mainstream...so nevermind...

    get a permit, I got fined, it sucks, around here if you flase a school ID and lie you get yourself a free permit, other than that, they are cheap, the more public though the more it will cost.
     
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