How to get started in movie making?

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  1. autobotblaster

    autobotblaster Y U NO!?!?!

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    hey ya'll, im pretty sure this is the rite place for this, so here i go!

    Im interested in getting started making movies, small independant ones. ive got several scripts written and i have a samsung digital cam-corder. what else do i need to make a movie (besides a cast) and what are good tips to get started? thanks to anyone who can answer :thumbs2: 
     
  2. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Pick up the portable film school by D.B.Gilles or Make your own damn movie! both are great buys and theres to much to cover in just one post.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Filming DIY porn is a great jumping-off point. Just remember: no shakey cam.
     
  4. Sizzle

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    Apply for film school?
     
  5. Ravenxl7

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    There are actually some decent books out there about the basics of movie making. I'm almost over with a degree in Video Production, and there are a lot of things you should go over before making a movie. Familiarizing yourself with the camera (settings and what not), lighting (which isn't all that hard to cheaply find at places like Lowes), sound (most camera's on-board microphones aren't reliable at all), the various different types of shots (angles, distances, etc...), and editing (even the worst footage can be saved by good editing).

    Also take into consideration how far you want to go with your movies. I recommend you start out small (short youtube-like videos), and work your way up from there. Film school, film/video related courses, or maybe just a couple basic film classes can be very helpful.

    It'll seem like a very small and tedious thing to do, but there is one thing I find very important when filming, don't forget to white balance each and every time you go to film in a new setting. I've seen some student films completely ruined because they forgot to white balance the camera.

    If you don't mind me asking, which model?
     
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    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I would suggest taking classes in video production.
     

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