Recent content by Barry Lyndon

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    Pool of blood

    You're not going to be able to hide that much blood underneath the actor, so unless you plan on using an expensive dummy, I'm guessing you'll have to pipe the blood in. A long segment of rubber or plastic hose would work pretty well if the blood isn't mixed too thick (and you won't want to be...
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    Fake Blood

    I've been told the key ingrediants, but not the qualtities, and I haven't tried it yet. Apprarently it looks very real and even congeals like real blood. If you are interested in experimenting a little, here's what I know... You will want food coloring, of course, to color it with. Combine red...
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    Directing with a Philosophy

    Here's one you may or may not have already discovered. It's not exactly a "how-to" book, but it's something you should definately look into -- my favorite all-around filmmaking book: Making Movies, written by the great director Sidney Lumet. He discusses a few of his films (gems like 12 Angry...
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    16mm and Widescreen: Do these two go together?

    You guys really go above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks so much for covering all that information for me. Cinematography is such a tricky thing, but I almost feel I can make an informed decision now, which is a rare and wonderful feeling. And I also won't feel like such a doofus when my...
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    Swish Pans

    One way to accomplish this would be using a simple editing trick. Piece together shots of the baseball players in their varying positions using inserts of a swishing camera (where all the movement is a blur and everything is indistinguishable) in between each. Remember to begin and end each...
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    16mm and Widescreen: Do these two go together?

    Thank you both for responding. I don't want to crop the frame and lose the resolution. My desire to have the widescreen image isn't strong enough to make me do something that would hurt the image quality. Like you said, aspect ratios shouldn't be decided based on anything other than the needs...
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    16mm and Widescreen: Do these two go together?

    I've been a still photographer for a long time, and after years of composing my pictures in (roughly) 1.66/1, I'm finding the standard aspect ratio somewhat unrewarding. I can't afford 35mm, but I've heard that Super-16mm comes out as 1.66/1. That's great -- I mean, heck, it's the aspect ratio...
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