Where does one start making a fan film?

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction & Films' started by Sundancer, May 18, 2006.

  1. Sundancer Cynicist

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    Looking for suggestions to just getting started, like editing software, type of camera(s), resources. All suggestions welcome. I want to get this idea on film!
     
  2. FunBobPants Registered

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    well before you do anything, you need a definitive script.
     
  3. SpiderTime Blinky Productions

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    EBAY! get everything on ebay. and heres a list:

    1. Canon xl-1 camera (doesnt have to be canon, but they are damn good)
    2. light kit (natural lighting is ok, but can suck too, dont chance it)
    3. tripod
    4. final cut pro 4.0 or higher (best editing software i know)
    5. fire wire and or dv deck (to upload yer tapes from the camera with out ruining the camera)
    6. dvd studio pro 3 or higher (to make an awesome dvd)

    also, ever consider hiring a professional freelance film maker? i know a good one *wink*
     
  4. SpiderTime Blinky Productions

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    scripts are good to have too, but you cant do crap for yer movie with out the proper equipment.
     
  5. Sundancer Cynicist

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    That cameras not digital? You said "tapes" so....


    I got the script, need everything else.
     
  6. Comic Book Boy Producer/Writer/Director

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    Digital cameras still use a tape. And if you don't know that it means you have never made a film. And if you have never made a film than you need to read up.

    READ UP!
     
  7. SpiderTime Blinky Productions

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    all digital cameras use DV tapes to film on. if you dont know much about cameras and filming, i highly reccomend just bitting the bullet and hiring a cinematographer. they will shoot yer movie how ever you want. i also reccomend a cinemtographer familiar with comics. its just easier when you want to explain what it is that yer shooting.
     
  8. Sundancer Cynicist

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    Hence this thread. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Cmill216 Senior Case Officer

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    Script, script, script, and more script.

    F*** the camera, f*** the lighting, f*** the computer. You start with your story, and the rest will follow.

    If your story/script is one that everyone will want to be a part of, all that other crap will fall into your lap.
     
  10. Comic Book Boy Producer/Writer/Director

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    It's true!
     

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