filmmaking

Post-Production Proceeding

This is an exciting time in the creation of the Truth On the Line pilot episode.
Truth On The Line framegrab boards #2

We have a first assembly rough cut and the story is finally all there together. But of course there is still lots of work at the edit suite left to do. Alternate takes and shots must be assessed, sound must be cleaned, music selected, graphics needs to be generated and placed, and color correction will be necessary.

From the beginning of post, 5 large "frame grab boards" have hung on the wall of the edit room. These boards are a practice inspired by famed editor Walter Murch. Each camera set up in the show is represented by one or more printed still photos, arranged roughly in shot order. As we work, the boards on the wall provide a quick and easy visual representation of the project and what material is available to us.

This week has been a busy time of meetings with department heads and trusted advisors. Decisions and discussions that will determine the shape and future of the show are underway.

As we go forward from here, we'll also ramp up our efforts to get the word out about this project and start talking with interested allies. Expect to see more and more activity on this website as the final cut approaches! To be sure you stay up to date, be sure to get on the mailing list (on the front page of the web site) or join the facebook group if you're reading this there. Read more>>>

Reel To Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies

Reel To Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies

author: bell hooks

name: Steev

average rating: 4.03

book published: 1996

rating: 4

read at: 2009/12/27

date added: 2009/12/27

shelves: filmmaking

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Subtitling Redux: Subtitles y Subtitulos

A few years ago I wrote a blog entry about subtitling and a little text-processing tool I wrote for preparing text so that it could be imported into DVD Studio Pro.  I wrote it because often someone doing translation for you is not putting timecode start and end times in, not to mention chopping things up into lines short enough to fit on the screen.  My program simply made up some rough timecodes based on the time offset at which you'd like subtitles to start and a constant duration for each subtitle, then inserted them before each line in the STL format. Read more>>>

Free To Pursue Your Real Talent

I just read this great rant by a movie industry bigwig, screenwriter of "A History of Violence." It's entertaining it's extreme honesty and openness about the craft of screenwriting, and it's funny, and it's called "I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script." I recommend reading it if you are any sort of creative person.

One of the best ideas is this: Read more>>>

In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

author: Walter Murch

name: Steev

average rating: 4.27

book published: 2001

rating: 5

read at: 2009/08/09

date added: 2009/08/15

shelves: filmmaking

The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (Directors' Cuts)

The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth (Directors' Cuts)

author: Brad Prager

name: Steev

average rating: 4.19

book published: 2007

rating: 4

read at: 2009/08/04

date added: 2009/08/04

shelves: filmmaking

Directing Feature Films: The Creative Collaborarion Between Director, Writers, and Actors

Directing Feature Films: The Creative Collaborarion Between Director, Writers, and Actors

author: Mark W. Travis

name: Steev

average rating: 5.00

book published: 2002

rating: 5

read at: 2009/07/11

date added: 2009/07/13

shelves: filmmaking

Shaking The Money Tree, 2nd Edition: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video

Shaking The Money Tree, 2nd Edition: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video

author: Morrie Warshawski

name: Steev

average rating: 3.33

book published: 2003

rating: 4

read at: 2009/04/03

date added: 2009/04/22

shelves: filmmaking

The Screenwriter's Workbook (A Dell Trade Paperback)

The Screenwriter's Workbook (A Dell Trade Paperback)

author: Syd Field

name: Steev

average rating: 3.60

book published: 1988

rating: 2

read at: 2009/03/01

date added: 2009/04/22

shelves: filmmaking

Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer

Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making Your Documentary Fundraising Trailer

author: Fernanda Rossi

name: Steev

average rating: 3.80

book published: 2005

rating: 4

read at: 2009/04/08

date added: 2009/04/08

shelves: filmmaking

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