#1
I've been looking for a thread on this topic but couldn't find one, it's a subject that gets touched on in other threads so why not have a dedicated one!

Discuss how to write and direct or tell a story... or the technical bits of filming and editing your short movies.

Post you're finest work or ask for tips!



To get things going... I'll post a short film I made recently for a charity.

http://vimeo.com/11396702
#3
Use puns, lots of them
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#5
Myself and my roommate have been writing a few scripts for almost a year now. He just got a camera, and computer dedicated for editing. We're looking into sound and lighting equipment now. Then it's time to get started.
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Myself and my roommate have been writing a few scripts for almost a year now. He just got a camera, and computer dedicated for editing. We're looking into sound and lighting equipment now. Then it's time to get started.


Cool... I wish I had someone to make my films with.

What's the film about?
#8
My tip: watch tons and tons of movies yourself. I've dedicated nearly 90% of my life to this premise.
For editing, my little bro and I just use Windows Movie Maker. It's simple but not childishly so... it does what we need it to do, basically.
Here's a short silent comedy that my bro and I made a few months ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Rzn7ZSktI
#9
I'm writing a few scripts at the moment, but I doubt anything will come of them.
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Cool... I wish I had someone to make my films with.

What's the film about?

Well there are two main ones right now. One which is going to be a show, kind of in the style of Seinfeld meets Always Sunny, and everything in it is true, its essentially just about our lives and the lives of our friends (I'll leave it at that at least until we have the first episode done). There are actually two films but the first I'm not going to take any credit for (I'm just helping him out but it's his project). We're storyboarding out a teaser right now for the other film. Once thats done I'll post it or something. It's a Comedy/Noir - in fact both films are but only one of them have I had a major role in the scripting of.

I'm sorry I haven't really explained the premise of either very much. We're partners for them so I'm hesitant to just go telling people about the projects. When we have some stuff completed then you can see for yourself.
#11
had a film-making class last year 10th grade, most fun class i've ever had. would definitely do it as a career if i were lucky enough.


I made a documentary, claymation, news set film, movie preview, and some other awesome little films. entered the documentary into the Tennessee Media Fair, still waiting to hear back about it.
#12
My dream career is actually to be a Director of Photography... I'm going to India after next year to do some film-making... hoping I can make a name for myself!
#13
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These videos explain what not to do when making a movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfBhi6qqFLA




I like those
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