This is a "Well... Duh." headline. Is the sky blue?
It's good for people to have some experience doing the jobs of the people you're working with to get a sense of what their needs are. More so with directing to know all the other positions. To know what can happen to footage in the editing and what the needs of editing is is very important. To know what matters and what doesn't can save so much time and get better results.
I always try to give a sense of location or place in a shot. A hint of mountain or building in the background helps with this. I prefer that stories have somewhere that they happen even if it's a personal story. The alternative is "generic North American city" which is dull.
This is really good advice. I agree with all of it. Especially the thing about making something from what you have around you. It's like "Be yourself. Nobody else can" but applied to scenarios.
Thanks for this. I think I'll go work on my film now. I'm feeling like it again.
Funny. This reads like 2012 all over again.
This 10.3 update is really good. I miss the 3D look but I'll probably get over that.
It now has some new features that are very useful.
It runs much faster thatn 10.3 in fact I had been planning on getting a new computer to replace my 2008 Mac because FCPX was sluggish sometimes but now I don't need a new computer with this update because it's positively snappy.
I found the look of the footage and the global shutter to be really nice but the deal breaker for me was the lack of ProRes recording which made me look elsewhere when I was wanting a new camera.
Sad to see them go.
What I would like to see available would be something like the Sony 4K cameras with their balanced optical image stabilization but with ProRes recording and a global shutter. Now that would be a useful all around kind of camera.
I know what you all are saying and at one time I would have agreed but in my experience there is something to what he is saying re. quantity.
My first two films were crap but I learned a lot and when I got to do my third one, I had enough experience to both make it happen and for it to have some substance. (It was a bit of a hit.)
Later on my first attempt at a feature failed basically because I was wanting it to be perfect. I look back and see if I had done it quick n' dirty I would have had more to show.
Look at John Waters' films. The early one were badly done but he kept churning them out and now he's capable of great quality. (Production wise anyway.)