I'm disappointed that one of the 14 new features isn't a version of the program that locks up and crashes every five minutes. That would be a nice feature.
There's lots of names for it, but it's generally called a dolly zoom, or "The Vertigo Shot."
It's when you dolly in with the camera and zoom out at the same time. It sort of shifts the background around the subject.
This example is kind of a weird one, because usually the subject stays the same size and the background changes, but here they either did it sloppily (they're really hard to pull of well) or Scorsese decided to make it sort of a half push in, half dolly-zoom.
Anyway, there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube about doing dolly zooms you can look up, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amj6RiGiTOE
No, the thing one realizes from this video is that a good script is the most important thing. Even if those were good actors, this scene would be almost unwatchable due to that terrible writing.
I saw this a few days ago and was pretty interested in doing it just for the challenge, but it seems like they would own all rights to your film, and I didn't see any mention of compensation of time while shooting for their show, or any kind of profit sharing from any potential profit of your film.
It would be nice to know that stuff before signing up.
Exactly. This has nothing to do with filmmaking. Probably the only way to get this to work is to shoot with an A7s and a bunch of denoiser.
Sometimes it's nice to see what the actors do without any direction. Most of the time it'll need work, but usually there's something in the performance you wouldn't have thought of yourself, and if you'd run the scene a few times the way you'd envisioned it, they probably won't expand much from that version.
I alway do this in rehearsal, let them do the first take or two however feels natural, then I shape it closer to how I imagined it, and try to keep what I liked from them.