First Full Length Project
Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:20 PM
I have experience with production (producing, writing, directing, editing, camera op, lighting) but my knowledge of acquisition formats and output/film transfer is extremely limited.
My goal is to submit the final project to MAJOR film festivals, and hopefully sell the project to the highest bidder.
Can anyone offer advice on acquisition?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:32 PM
Then there's also location. . .easier to bring and shoot with a bolex in the middle of the amazon than it would be, perhaps, to use an HDCam (since the bolex doesn't need power!)
Most docos, though, will go for a tape-based solution. Easier to archive, faster to change 'em, and pretty straight-forward post.
I'll be doing on in Africa in Jan tapeless. . .we'll see how that goes .
Posted 11 December 2008 - 06:11 PM
I'd agree with Adrian's advice about picking something that will make your life easier in production. If this is going to be a one-man crew sort of project, then pick something that's easy for one person to handle. It sounds like you have production experience, and picking something that you have experience with should not be underrated. Also, for documentary work, I'm prepared to argue that sound is as important (more important?) than picture, so don't leave that out of the equation.
Adrian, I'll be interested to hear how the tapeless doc in Africa goes
Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:45 AM
You are a first-time doc maker. Concentrate on making something kick-ass.