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Ok... let's reach out to those with alien suits and see where we're at and what we can do.
That's an excellent idea. Reach out to local businesses once we figure out where we're shooting as well. if we got everyone to share the gofundme within their own means we might be able to raise something. I'm still thinking of reaching out to 343 to see if anything they have any advice or anything to give.Maybe we should set up a go fund me account...
I’m sad this is too far away for me to help with actual in person filming. But here is some advice (the voice of many year’s experience).We pretty much need all the help. I think this is gonna be awesome, too! Just a matter of getting things rolling!
I’m sad this is too far away for me to help with actual in person filming. But here is some advice (the voice of many year’s experience).
Plan the hell out of it. Planning, and setup takes the longest of any part of the filming process. Don’t be afraid to storyboard to help once you have a script. Shooting is fairly quick in comparison. Don’t get discouraged as you plan! You’ve got this!
Always choose practical effects over digital/ special effects. Practical effects look real because they are real special effects, even when done perfectly, still leave a bit to be desired. On a budget, you won’t have top end special effects.
“Fix it in post” is not a real thing on budget films. Get it right in on camera. Don’t be afraid to do multiple takes and get multiple angles. Get more footage than you think you could ever need. It is always harder to reorganize and get people back for reshoots than it is to spend the extra time to get that one shot that you think could work better.
On shooting day have one person who’s entire job is continuity. There is nothing more jarring than a person’s hair braid switching shoulders between shots or that guy in the background being in the wrong place between cuts.
Oh, and be sure to record CLEAN audio. Grainy/ blurry footage can be a feature... bad audio can literally harm people’s ears and totally destroy an entire production.
Happy to check out the script and give any advice/ notes I can. Let me know what is the best way for you to talk it over.I absolutely agree. I’m a film student and am working on a prod 3 project right now. I have some issues with the script and what our budget will allow. Would you be willing to check it out and talk with me about what we could do to cheat some scenes or use instead of them to create a similar impact? I’d love to get a production bible going but I’m afraid there’s not a lot we can really plan for until the script is in a comfortable place before we start with breakdowns and production design. As for audio, I agree that nothing can take a person more out of a film than bad audio. Getting access to a more than 2 channel tascam with lav mics and boom mics is a huge priority in my book. I figure we could ADR lines of anyone in armor but I’d like to get live audio of everyone else. Again though, I’d like to get the script to a more practical level of availability before we move forward on anything else.