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Low Budget Film Making - Arrested.

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Anyone that is a low budget film maker is straight gangsta!

Anyone else make movies on shoe string budgets?

What do you shoot on? Video? Film?

Ever Been Arrested while filming?

What Is the most money you have spent and the least you have spent?

 

Most: Two Mini-DV tapes ($20)

One VHS Tape ($3 - for master product.)

3 air-soft guns ($45)

 

Total for hour long film: $68

 

Least: One Mini-DV tape

One VHS Tape

Total for half-hour long film: $13

 

I was arrested once while filming for not having a permit. We figured, oh this shot will take 10 minutes to shoot, we'll be in and out before anyone notices.

 

We were parked on a dirt road with the trunk open, in the trunk were the air-soft guns (Character was buying guns.) and three patrol cars roll up on us and they start screaming, "Step away from the vehicle and put your hands on the back of your head!" We do as we are told, One cop unbuttons the strap on his gun holster and looks in the trunk. He grabs the air-soft guns and dismantles them saying some crazy cop codes, "What are you guys doing? Selling fire-arms?" "No, Officer, we are shooting a film." "Who makes movies?" "We do." "Oh really? What do you say you come down to the station?" Stupid Friend: "One what charges asshole?" Cop: "Asshole, eh?" Slaps on the cuffs and we get in the back of one of the three cop cars.

 

At the station they were like, "you guys are students, right?" "yeah" "Oh! you can get a permit for free! It only takes a phone call and a few hours!" "Really?" "Yeah, you can do what you want too! Just have to check with us to make sure they are blank-firing weapons first" "Sounds good." "Well Since you guys didn't know, we're gonna be nice and let you slide, By the way, why didn't you take the orange caps out of the guns?" "We are shooting in black and white." "Oh."

 

We got driven back to our car. It was wierd. We only would have gotten a $100 fine for not having a permit.

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does the free permit thing apply for massachusetts too? Id like to get into making movies or something to that effect. shorts or something. IM me if you want, cen12bke cuz id like to know more.

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Guest 455

damn that sucks...........tough shit.... sometimes it is hard to chew.

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me and my boy want to get into making short comical clips...we would like to specialize in gore effects, we are currently looking for artificial limbs, pumps, and other things necessarry for gore.....we want to shoot a scene playing cards for fingers...thought it would be cool...we watch alot of cheap horror movies and shit....i would like to get into clay mation too, that way we can pull some melting body parts bullshit....

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you made a "video", not a "film".

 

Even a low budget hour long film would cost a shit load more just in processing alone.

 

My four and a half minute long animation cost roughly 600 bucks.

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I'd kill to make one, there's just the obstacles of creating a script that isn't bathed in shit, magically finding hundreds of thousands of dollars, casting, crew, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution and sanity that seem to keep holding me back.

 

For $68 I fucking salute you.

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Originally posted by I Luv Roo

you made a "video", not a "film".

 

Even a low budget hour long film would cost a shit load more just in processing alone.

 

My four and a half minute long animation cost roughly 600 bucks.

 

just curious, what did you use to make your animation film? i also completed a 7 minute animated film. traditionally drawn, digitally colored on toonz, edited on avid.

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I drew everthing on paper and colored it in with india ink. I shot it on 16mm film with an old animation stand, and I did some optical printing with some hand painted film, and I also used a film only travelling matte that had a live action TV screen within a hand drawn scene. Nothing on the visual side was digital. But I first edited the soundtrack with Protools, then timed the drawings to the soundtrack, which I then dubbed onto mag, and from there I had the lab put an optical track on the release print of the film.

Avid is good to use, but not always necessary. Many people (and my former bosses) place too much emphasis on knowing Avid, rather than knowing film making as a hands on process. That's why I love film so much, unless you have tons and tons of money, most of it has to be put together with your own two hands.

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dope. i'd be interested in seeing it. optical printing is fun as hell. do you work in the industry now? i'm almost there, just a language barrier away.

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Originally posted by serum

dope. i'd be interested in seeing it. optical printing is fun as hell. do you work in the industry now? i'm almost there, just a language barrier away.

 

I worked in the industry for a bit at a pretty well known animation studio, and eventually became totally uninterested and burned out on animation and film, and basically totally dissillusioned. Some of the only animation I like any more is the Simpsons and Beavis & Butthead.

 

I say, if you want to keep your passion for your film making, and you want to make your own stuff - don't get an industry job - but that's just because I got burnt out. It's a brutal industry to be a part of - and you have to take a lot of shit from alot of asshole primadonnas.

 

I would be willing to trade something if you want a copy of my film. I take it you are not in the US...where are you?

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Guest HESHIANDET

yo ninja peep my pd-150 and full dvd post production studio. sorry to say it, but film is dead.

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Originally posted by HESHIANDET

sorry to say it, but film is dead.

 

Film is comercially dead, but artisticly never!

 

Be it the gain of super8 or the crystal clear kodachrome,

Film looks beter! There is no argument.

Sure it's more comercially viable to shoot progressive scan HD,

but that means that film become an artists medium again.

 

Just so you know...

If you know the right people (have supportive friends) you can make anything happen.

hell... There's a Stedicam in my Living room right now,

my buddies got his bolex and 1000 feet of 35mm Vision film,

This guy a Delux Processing will do the transfer after-hours for cheap,

And I'm typing on a Avid Network (that I manage).

point is... just go out and make it, and people will conspire to help you.

Just start with a good story.

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Originally posted by I Luv Roo

Many people (and my former bosses) place too much emphasis on knowing Avid, rather than knowing film making as a hands on process. That's why I love film so much, unless you have tons and tons of money, most of it has to be put together with your own two hands.

 

Yup.

 

If digital forms of editing are the equivalent of rocking a burner, then traditional cutting is street bombing at its finest.

 

Just out of curiosity, did you get a good price on that 16mm film?

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Guest willy.wonka

im just stepping in to say

 

if i were a director or a film maker.......i would be awesome!

i have a nack for video and little things....i love it.

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most of the movies i have made involved someone running around nude at some point.

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nice thread ,me and my friends were planning to make a movie about the elements u know earth,wind ,water,fire.......and wierd thing i had a dream about the elements that lasted 3 hrs.cuz i woke up at 9:00 and fell back asleep til 12:00 as soon as i woke up i wrote everything down that happnd in the dream ,that shit was hott.......the brain is a cool thing:crazy:

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Guest BROWNer

bump 'n' hump.

 

thinking about buying a canon 512xl.......$90.

related cost logistics are giving me pause.:o

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