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How do you keep clothes clean during action sequences?

Not sure if this is the right StackExchange for this, but I don't see a more general film making SE so here goes... I'm acting in a short spy film, and in two separate scenes I'm going to be hitting ...
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How much time to calculate for legal advice on a feature film based in Switzerland

We are planning on shooting our first feature film based in Switzerland. As we have never done that or anything near it, especially the publishing side and official documents and contracts, we want to ...
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How to make a set of a space capsule?

I am going to make a short film for the 2019 Cinespace contest created by NASA. The short is going to take place inside a space capsule. It has to look something like this: How do you guys suggest I ...
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Automatic video stop on XCSD class 10 card

I' ve been recording clips with a canon 80D and a Lexxar profesional x633 xcsd card 64GB class 10, 95mb/s max read speed. Video format was MOV at 1080p, 25fps. Never had a problem for almost a year ...
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Is it possible for the viewers to get rid of the 60FPS fast forward effect?

Since I and Everyone else watched too many 24/30FPS throught our lives, whenever We see 60FPS or faster motion picture we feel like its fast forwarded thus makes it terribly unnatural. I want to ...
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How does shutter speed affect the video?

As shutter speed affects the coming light on sensor.But has it any affect on movement of subjects in video?
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Why do pro cameras still need to pull focus?

Big productions using pro cinema cameras (RED Weapon etc...) still use manual focus and still have someone who's sole job is just to pull focus for a camera. With today's technology, I would always ...
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Recommendations needed for a low cost dolly in an arc, not a straight line

I need to find a low cost dolly setup for a round table shoot. I'd ideally use a Wally Dolly, but they don't make the tracks in curved sections. Can anyone recommend dolly setups of a roughly ...
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How to shoot in-situ product videos in restricted locations?

This question is location based, and hoping to get some ideas at the very least. I work for a company that manufactures products for the construction industry, such as secure storage units, tool ...
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How did ILM create the hyperspace tunnel effect?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, right before the Millennium Falcon exits hyperspace, we see a "tunnel" through which the ship is traveling: How did ILM create this effect in 1976? NOTE: I am not referring ...
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How to light a set using coloured fluorescent lights

Hi all i'm wanting some advice on set lighting. i'm wanting to create a set similar to the below using fluorescent lights. Just wanting to know what equipment is needed to achieve this look. Obviously ...
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Is there a downside to increasing ISO and decreasing shutter speed

I'm rather new to filmography, and I just discovered that decreasing shutter speed can minimalist motion blur, which I want none of. I set my SS to 1/10000, but that obviously darkens everything. To ...
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Filming in a house of mirrors

How do they film in a house of mirrors? Obviously the reflection of the cameras would be seen. Do they use a green screen and a lot of editing? I really don't know anything about video production, ...
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How were copies of movies meant to be distributed to theaters made?

In the "olden days" before digital movie projection and the Digital Cinema Package were around, movies were recorded onto film (usually 35mm, I have heard of 70mm instances). The "master film" was the ...
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How to avoid noise when filming dark red

I saw a brilliant thread talking about why the colour red is noisy in post: Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC? I found this incredibly helpful in ...
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Learn fine art for cinematography?

I'm new in film making and photography. Recently, I found my favorite film maker said that he loves some painters such as Edward Hoppers. The way he film is influenced by the drawings of Hoppers. So, ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

I currently am the Video guy for our company. We do video training for installs for automotive parts. I do the planning for the videos. I do the shooting of the videos. I do the editing of the videos. ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

A question that has been on my mind for so long is: How exactly does green screening work with an object to vanish? Short example: Normal green screens as a background are replaced with an image the ...
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Microphone problem for camera hp , lc100W

I have bought a camera hp , lc100W I want to use it for lecture record, microphone has not good record, What I must do for the sound? which type of microphone I must ...
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How do high-speed film cameras work?

In Wikipedia's high speed camera page, there was this thing 'High-speed film cameras can film up to a quarter of a million frames per second by running the film over a rotating prism or mirror instead ...
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What's the benefit of Hollywood still using film for most major productions?

As a semi-professional cinematographer and photographer, I've always wondered why large productions mostly always prefer to use Film cameras, even with the development of cameras such as RED and ...
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Reference Request: Camera Movements

In order to produce a new logo revealing animation I was just searching the web for useful reference pages dealing with advanced camera movements. By "Camera movements" I don't mean the basic tilting, ...
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How to film a strobe light

The above picture sums up my problem. I'm struggling to work out what settings to put my camera on to work with my strobe light. I vaguely understand the problem; that the camera takes pictures row by ...
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What type of tripod head should I get?

I recently got a tripod, and I need a head for it. I would like to try a variety of video, so looking for something that allows moving the camera smoothly. There are a variety of types of tripod ...
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Good learning resources for 'non-technical' aspects of filmmaking

I am a relative newcomer to video production but have a background in still photography. This means that I have a good understanding of things like ISO/aperture/shutter speeds/resolution/etc. (and ...
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Pentax K-R AE-L auto exposure lock not working manual and auto lens

I noticed a problem with my Pentax K-R video where the film is very grainy - I assume this is because it shoots with a high ISO setting which is set automatically. So, I want to manually set the ISO ...
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What is the significance of this “RED, Digital, and Film Format Size Chart”?

Little context is offered when this chart: is linked. What does it mean?
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What happens when there is a “movie within a movie” or a “film within a film.”

Suppose there is a movie set in early 1991, around the time of the Persian Gulf War. The camera pans on a film clip of President Bush declaring war on Iraq, and then a month later (in movie time), ...
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How to start a freelance editing company?

I am 17 and I want to start a freelance video editing company, using Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Only problem is, I have no idea how to go about starting it. Where are some good places to begin?
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Equipment for documenting an adventure journey

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and I want to document the journey. Now I'm looking for the right equipment. There are two constraints: First, the amount of work I want to put into ...
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How to shoot a scene of someone riding a bike?

I'm shooting a short film and there is a scene I'd like to film where a guy is biking and the camera follows him through his bike ride. All I have to film on is a Sony a3000 camera, I don't own ...
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Equipment needed to record sound when filming an interview with two people

I am currently filming interviews for a project and to date, a friend has kindly lent me the following sound equipment. Unfortunately, I am going to have to give this equipment back very soon and ...
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Tips to make professional looking hand-held videos using smart phones?

Phone Model I have: Nokia 808 PureView fps available: 15, 24, 25 30 720p & 1080p videos can be recorded using this phone. I am trying to make videos using hand-held techniques. But whatever I ...
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What does the information on DSLR lenses mean in terms of filmmaking?

What does the information on DSLR lenses such as the mm range and the f/stop mean in terms of filmmaking, specifically relating to depth-of-field. Lenses are the only aspect of filmmaking I don't ...
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What is the technical advantage of celluloid film over digital?

I know that digital is used more than celluloid now. Still, I would like to know why celluloid film is still favored by some film makers. Only a few years ago celluloid was the standard. What was/is ...
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Camera directing for lenghty single character scene talking

I am an absolute amateur regarding directing, but have been reading up on the subject and been paying close attention to filmworks, both real and animated. The thing is, I have about one and a half ...
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Is the difference between full- and crop-frame DSLR footage noticeable and disrupting?

For a short film my friend has two Canon DSLR's available, one full-frame and one crop-frame camera (5D Mark II and 550D). Would it be very noticeable in the end result if footage from both cameras ...
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Does the new Panasonic 4k LUMIX LX100 seem like a good entry-level 4k camera?

http://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/2155-the-panasonic-4k-lx100-is-a-lot-of-camera-for-the-price?utm_source=www.lwks.com+subscribers&utm_campaign=42f49e8a2f-RSN_Nov07_2014&utm_medium=...
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Looking for a name of a flickering problem

i'm looking for a name of a certain video problem/artifact. it might be a child of the "rolling shutter" class, but something in my brain says there is a dedicated name for it. how the create the ...
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“A Must have” ND filter stops for filming with Canon 5D Mk2?

The question is - which stops (ND 0.6, ND 0.9.....) are the most frequently used? I am currently choosing Tiffen ones and since there are plenty of different stops to choose from and I have nearly no ...
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Do actors have rights over the footage? [closed]

I was recently involved in filming and one of the actors walked out partway though. She has since convinced the other actors to sign a document with her stating that no footage filmed involving them ...
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Terminology connected with camera movement

As non-English speaker, the terms connected with camera movement are not always clear to me, and I believe that they are technical enough to be confusing even for some English speakers. Please write ...
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Optimal pace of speech

I am applying to a scholarship, where I need to answer some questions in a one minute long video. I would like to push as much information as I can, but I wouldn't like to make it over-crowded... so ...
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Framerate wagon wheel effect

In this video a bouncing water droplet is filmed at what appears to be a very high framerate. However at 1:43 the narrator explains that he used the "wagon wheel effect" to achieve an apparent high ...
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Would it be legal to use Cott-produced, generic beverages in a film?

Walmart sells a line of beverages manufactured by Cott with very generic labelling, for example: Cott Grape soda image Since these drinks bear no brand name, I know there are no trademark/brand ...
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Film vs digital - telling the difference

There is an ongoing movement for movies to be recorded in digital instead of film. If I'm watching a movie at home on a 1080p HDTV and a bluray player, could I see the difference between something ...
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What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography?

What exactly is a voyeur shot in cinematography? Is this movement or style? The only thing I can find online is basically perverted stuff. Where can I find an example?
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What is this strange second camera?

I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ... I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain. What is this strange "secondary" camera you ...
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Documentary with the actors from e.g. The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone etc.?

Can I do a documentary with the actors from The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone etc.? Is it possible or the actors cannot speak because of some waivers with the film studios? Or I can ask the main ...
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What is this filming technique called and how do I do it?

I hope I'm in the right forum for this question! Basically, I'm trying to create this effect, where the camera zooms in on Simba's face and the background seems to zoom in at a different pace. I'd ...