Movie Hanging Execution
How to do a fake hanging for a low budget film.
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Where was THIS when I was a Boy Scout?
Maybe I could be a merit badge counsellour for this?!?!
Behind the scenes documentary showing how filmmakers used a combination of old timey models and practical effects mixed in with green screen and cgi.
I just read an article in MOVIE MAKER magazine that has my head spinning.
Theres an interview with Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Film. Bellamy gave a bunch of reasons as to why independent filmmakers should be shooting on film, not digital.
Well, I don’t know any “filmmaker” today who wouldn’t WANT to be shooting on true film. But its too expensive.
Bellamy said “ No one ever said ‘lets make this film look more like digital’ “
Well thats true, I do EVERYTHING I can to make my digital footage look “cinematic” Filters, de saturation….. I’ve gotten pretty good at making color digital look like high contrast Black and White, but Im not satisfied with making digital look like color film.
Bellamy said “Film is LESS expensive than digital, no ifs ands or buts”
Well I could give him dozens, if not hundreds of no ifs ands or buts…
He said “camera packages are cheaper with film. Your shooting ratios are lower, your performances are better. People prepare better and storyboard with film— in video they don’t. Film doesn’t have a video village”
He is SO wrong on that. I prep as if it were film. I storyboard. I don’t have a “video village” anyway, my DSLR is used just like a film camera.
He said “When you edit digital, you have four times as much footage to soft through than if you shot film”
He may be right about that, but if I’m editing something I shot myself, I can sift through the footage really fast. In fact some “bad” footage” might capture something I didn’t notice at first.
But of course, his business is selling film.. so of course he’s biased.
I just saw “THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS” at the Alamo South Lamar and I can’t recommend it enough.
It starts off as a cute curiosity, a college freshman finds out that he has a twin. The human interest story hits the papers and the twins find out there was a THIRD brother. And I thought ” Ok this is an amusing story, but how can it full up a feature documentary? I dont wanna ruin it, but holy cow the story gets GOOD! Its one of theses stories that, if it was a drama, you wouldn’t believe it. Ya can’t make this s–t up!
Disney has cancelled the Obi Wan movie because “Solo” tanked?
Don’t CANCEL them but…….
Disney is being greedy and rushing out too many Star Wars films too soon. The old ones, even the prequels, were EVENTS that took a long time to make. 2 a year if even takes the “special ness” out of it. And Hollywood should learn WHY certain things succeed or fail. The dark and gritty Batmans were big hits so…. lets make Superman dark and gritty. SLAP! Bad logic!