So you put a script together, you have your cast and crew, you have everything else ready but you need some locations. Even if you don’t have all of the above your still going to need some good locations before you start filming. Lets see what we can do here.
So picking a location can be tricky, but its not all bad. Some of them you can get for free if you know how to do it. The first thing you want to do is read over your script which should already be done by this point, and decide where you would like to shoot your scenes at. Write down all the settings and locations you would like to have. After you make that list is onto actually looking for the locations and that actually fit your story.
You should note that although using just a generic or plain location is OK, you should shoot for something with character. It should be a real location, or feel like it is real. Find something that your audience will remember or can reference to while they are watching. They have been there, or have always wanted to be there. People do this when they are watching a movie.
If you have a good budget you could go ahead and hire a location scout. These people are good at finding locations that really fit your film, and they do it on a daily basis. It does cost money but it frees up your time, and you don’t have to find a location yourself if your all that good at. Just call your city permit office and see if they can find you a scout. You can also look online and find one that way.
Filming on location is the way to go if you can help it. You don’t have to worry about constructing sets and spending a lot of money renting a studio. Sometimes you can film a location for free or for a small price that’s within your budget. It may not seem like it, but a vacant building is great for locations. You just contact the owner and see if you can use it in your film. If you go this route you may not have power or bathrooms. Make sure you have the accommodations you need while shooting at that location.
Ill give you a secret. Lets say you find a great place to film and you want to use both the interior and exterior. The exterior looks great but the inside is not what you wanted. Just shoot the outside location and when you have a scene that is inside, film in a different location. This is one of the best secrets I ever learned.
So what if you want the place your filming to be quiet but its near somewhere that is busy and its really noisy? Well you can use a sound stage. Basically its a soundproofed room. You can create your locations inside, and you can film without any echo or background noise. Of course you need to find someone who can construct your environment for you. Its worth checking into.
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Question by : What are the different types of movie cameras from the high budget Panasonic to lower end ?
I want to know what creates that different “look” when watching a film, if I wanted to shoot my own movie what are the different options out there like the $ 4,000 professional cams to the major motion picture ones. Im new to filmmaking and would like to start taking classes but want to understand the basics first. Thank you
Answer by Rest T
Canon EOS 5D Mark II has made some gains over the 5D. Burst mode is now at about 3.8 frames per second, versus the 5D’s 3fps, and won’t win the 5D Mark II any awards but given that the new model is pushing almost twice as many pixels, it’s a pretty good improvement. (Sony’s A900 is even more impressive but uses dual processors to push the pixels from its 24 megapixel sensor.).
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