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James Steven Beverly

Member Since 09 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2015 07:11 PM
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In Topic: what microphone to buy

31 March 2015 - 11:41 PM

I actually have an Audio Technical 14 in shotgun that works perfectly and has no discernable issues. I fit it with a faux fur cover I fabricated and have used it a LOT. There good mics. I have several mics but that's my favorite one. 


In Topic: Miniature Smoke ?

30 March 2015 - 09:44 PM

I would try and see what happens. Here, you might want to read these:

 

www.modelshipsinthecinema.com

 

http://minimodelfx.BlogSpot.com/

 

I also got a LOT of hits for this search

 

"  Ships movie miniatures tips and techniques  "


In Topic: Miniature Smoke ?

29 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

A few things I tried that were successful while I was experimenting with miniatures for storyboarding purposes was lighting cotton fibers with gels and or paint to mimic smoke. I also had some success using canned smoke, cigarette and cigar smoke in aquariums where the air inside was not significantly effected by the room's turbulence. It worked best when the ambient temperature was stable letting the smoke just hang in the air.

 

There are ways to make scale models look VERY realistic but 1/35th scale tends to be too small for a realist look in general terms. The detail tends to get lost. I actually prefer 1/6th scale, myself. For a ship, I'd probably look for a model that is close to say 6 ft long minimum as water also has scale issues and you'll want the bow and waves to scale reasonably well. Just my opinion.


In Topic: The splendor of Hollywood

25 March 2015 - 06:49 PM

Ahh, the glorious pageant and spectacle that is independent film production. The truly messed up part is we're AS HAPPY AS WE WILL EVER BE while we're doing it!! :blink:


In Topic: High quality / Small size

24 March 2015 - 02:26 PM

There is no free lunch. Here's a site that will help you make a decision about what codec to use:

http://video-codecs.blogspot.com/


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