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    What kind of tripod should I get for what is right for me?

    Basically my current tripod is not the best and is wearing out, since it's old and was second hand, and I would like to get a new one. However, there are so many options. A lot tripods, have a feature where you can level it by putting the ball in the liquid circle, if that makes sense. Where as...
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    What can I do to get my audio engineer to return?

    For a film school short film, the school assigns the filmmaking students, audio engineers to do the audio mixed for our short film projects. However, my audio engineer went on vacation two days after he was given the OMF for the movie, and hasn't returned yet, and no one knows when he is coming...
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    What can I do about this audio/post-production problem?

    For a film school assignment, the school assigns a student from the audio engineering class, to record on location audio, as well as do the post production audio after. The audio student recorded all of the audio for me, on set, and now that we were in post production we have to do some ADR...
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    Does anyone know how to create this overexposure effect?

    Basically I want a character to fire a gun shot, aimed almost at the camera pretty much, and the image to over expose to pure white as it goes through the frames. I can do this by making them image over expose with keyframes. However, if I do that, the whole picture overexposes, where as I...
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    Does anyone have any idea how I could edit this sequence, I am having trouble with?

    I'm in filmschool and we are shooting our final film projects for the course. However, I am having trouble editing it together. Basically I was cut short for shoot time cause of the weather. In the scene the protagonist discovers a time machine buried in the ground. However, cause I had to...
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    How much can make up de-age an actor?

    I have an actor and really like his talent, and I want to use him for a project. However, he is 60 almost, and the character should be someone who should be in his late 40s maybe, no later. Is it possible to get a make up artist, who can pull it off? However, a lot of movies have actors that...
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    How is my first short film?

    I directed my first short film and welcome any feedback. One of the problems I had with it, is the crew left before shooting, so I had to shoot it all with no real DP, and had to do almost all ADR afterwards for the sound unfortunately, not knowing much about cinematography and sound compared...
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    How can I write a seduction/pick up scene, without it being cliched?

    I was told that the scene I wrote where a woman picks up a man is poorly written and too cliched. The scene is a flashback within a scene, here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-Xsh5O2ZFssSDFpS1lYRWJxMWM/view?usp=sharing Or maybe it's just better to hire a script doctor to improve the...
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    How important is a second act climax in the three act structure in this case?

    In my story I have written out a few versions of it, put them away, then came back to look them over, and came up with some new ideas. Basically the premise is about a cop who is on the trail of a serial rapist/killer villain. He ends up becoming one of the rape victims himself while getting...
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    How much do audiences care about realism in crime thrillers?

    Well when it comes to thrillers and how I am writing this one, one thing reader's tell me, is I am not being realistic enough. But how important is realize in a screenplay, since many movies bend realism for drama? For example, in the movie The French Connection (1971), Popeye Doyle, after...
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    How can I structure this twist without it being jarring to the audience?

    For my script, a character fakes his death as part of his plan, and I can either let the reader in on it right away, or wait till the climax where he will show up alive by surprise, not just to the other characters but to the reader as well. However, in order to hide the false death so it can...
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