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Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Larena_Jade, Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    Good Morning Class!

    Now a famous film-maker a while back said something about 'Everything you need to know about film you can learn in a week.' He was being generous. You can learn it in 10 minutes.

    Set your watches we will be out of here in ten kids.

    Okay, so you wanna be a film-maker?
    (Class choruses 'YES')
    Wrong! You ARE a film-maker. The moment you think about that you want to be a fillm-maker you're that. Make yourself a business card that says you're a film-maker, pass them out to your friends, soon as you get that over with and you've got it in your mind that you're one you'll be one, you'll start thinking like one. Don't dream about being a film-maker, you are a film-maker. Now let's get down to business.

    Let's Play!!

    What you need to learn is that being creative is not enough in this business. You have to become techinical. Creative people are born creative - you're lucky. Technical people however can never be creative. Its something they'll never get. You can't buy it, find it, study it - you're born with it. Too many creative people don't want to learn how to be technical, so what happens? they become dependent on technical people. Become technical, you can learn that. If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.

    Experience - Do you have experience in movies? You do, right - you WATCH movies. Now you need to have movie experience - you're not going to learn from just watching movies, you're learn some things, you'll learn more picking up a camera, making your own films, your own mistakes - mistakes don't have to be mistakes, everything is subjective - a mistake to one person is actually a piece of art to someone else. Hide behind that, tell everyone its art, you can get away a lot.

    Start with a screenplay. Does anybody here know how to write? No - good. Everyone else writes the same way. Start writing your way. That makes you unique. You can take writing classes, that's good, but don't bother to go to film school or you'll be making films like everybody else. We want to see your film.

    How do you write a script? Well, you obviously don't have a lot of money or you wouldn't be in my class. So you wanna make a movie but you don't want to spend a lot. You're gonna come up with problems everyday on your set. You can get rid of the problem one of two ways - you can do it creatively or you can wash it away with the money hose. You got no money, you got no hose. So let's make a screenplay for a movie you can actually make without having to make your parents poor. Let's make a cheap movie.

    How do you make a cheap movie? - Look around you, what do you have around you? Take stock in what you have. Your father owns a liquor store - make a movie about a liquor store. Do you have a dog? Make a movie about your dog. Your mom works in a nursing home, make a movie about a nursing home. When I did El Mariachi I had a turtle, I had a guitar case, I had a small town and I said I'll make a movie around that.

    How do you visualise a movie? With storyboards, you can do that. You can previsualise your movie and draw them out, but what you should really do is make a blank screen for yourself and watch your movie. Close your eyes and stare at this. Imagine a screen, imagine your movie. Shot for shot, cut for cut. Sit there, close your eyes and get rid of everybody, get rid of all your thoughts in your head except your movie and watch your movie. Is it too slow? Is it too fast? Is it funny? Does it make sense? Watch it and then write down what you see. Write down the shots that you see. And then just go get those shots.

    Equipment. OK let's go over the equipment. The worse the better. You don't want anything too fancy, remember this is your first movie - you're not Spielberg yet. I used this one for El Mariachi, almost the same one, I used a 16M this is a 16S, this is exactly what I had. It helped me move fast because it was light, it was very noisy so I could do the sound in a wacky way, but this thing here would cost you about $2000. Don't spend that kind of money, find some monkey that own's
  2. Atticus Jedi Master

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    I see I'm not the only one that went to Robert Rodriguiz's 10 minute film school.
  3. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    yep. I was Stumbling! That trick has done wonders. Who was it that told me about stumble.com?
  4. Atticus Jedi Master

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    I don't know? I found it when I was loking for colleges. He sounds like a smart guy. Well atleast until he decided to make the adventures of Shark Boy and Lava girl.
  5. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    This is really funny.

    HOW TO TICK PEOPLE OFF

    Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.

    Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO."

    Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.

    Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."

    Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."

    Practice making fax and modem noises.

    Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.

    Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophesy."

    Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears and grimacing.

    Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

    Holler random numbers while someone is counting.

    Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."

    Staple pages in the middle of the page.

    Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a croaking noise.

    Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints at the cash register.

    Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.

    Repeat the following conversation a dozen times.
    "DO YOU HEAR THAT?"
    "What?"
    "Never mind, it's gone now."

    Ask people what gender they are.

    Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

    Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.

    Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
  6. Atticus Jedi Master

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    That's what you think, in accordance with prophesy.
  7. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    That IS what I think. (I still rule)
  8. Atticus Jedi Master

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    I was at McNary yesterday and found out one of my English teachers has a brother that worked on Robert Rodriguiez's new film as a prop master or something. I just thought that was cool.
  9. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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  10. Atticus Jedi Master

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    My brother also talked with Matthew Perry in the batroom once
  11. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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  12. Atticus Jedi Master

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    My brother's friend had 2 tickets to the Peoples choice awards and she invited him along. So he talked with Matthew Paerry and bumped shoulders into Bruce Willis
  13. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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  14. Atticus Jedi Master

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    I was jealous becasue Bruse Willis was my favorite actor aat the time. I wanted to take is place but I couldn't
  15. Atticus Jedi Master

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    What is the deal with Howard Stern? I don't know if anybody in here likes listening to him but awhile back, my bro was litening to him whe I was showing him the paper route. He thought he was funnier than who knows what and I just thought it was stupid. All he did was complain about the FCC and how they are abunch of hypocrites becasue they won't allow him to do anything. Then they made fun of the orieantal guyfrom the original Star Trek for half the show. I was just thinking "Why dear God can't you end my sufffering," I would rather stick my head in a meat grinded and grind away at head.

    I don't know why I waited like 7 months to post this, I just thougt about it during my route this morning, mainly it was about over-rated entertainers and I just thouoght of Stern for a second. So yeah.....Um.....SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!!!!!
  16. Atticus Jedi Master

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    It was cool, in entertainment weekly there was a bit on how Harrison Ford helped fedex deliver the OT trilogy to people that ordered it off Amazon.com or something in Wyoming. That would be sweet to have Harrison Ford walk up to your door and hand you a copy of some of his most famous work. Talk about WOW, YEA, YIPPEE!!! to bad he would visit me :(, He's a cool dude.
  17. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    Sorry, I had to post in this RANDOM thread because THIS will be my SIXTH post. I miss caculated. :D
  18. _Vengeance_ Jedi Master

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    It was supposed to rain today :mad:
  19. Atticus Jedi Master

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    My grandma came over today and took me to Fred Meyers and Carls Jr. I didnt really want to go but I had to since she came all the way from Hood River to give me some kitchen utensils for my new house.
  20. crashdown Force Ghost

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    Dear Atticus,

    The kitchen utensils was just an excuse. Your grandma came all the way over from Hood River to see her grandson. It would be nice once in a while if you could take some time out of your "busy" schedule to go to Hood River yourself to visit her. [face_shame_on_you]

    Regards,
    Crashdown, aka Atticus's Grandma
  21. Atticus Jedi Master

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    Well, its not that my scheduale is busy, its that I have to deliver papers every single morning and I try to limit the places I go with gas the way it is. I also need to find time to sleep, so if I decided to go up there nw, it ouwld only be for a couple hours. When I find a new job, which will probably be soon since I just moved out and the paper route wont support me. I will get a normal job with normal days off. Then I can visit her all the time and then we can take a tripto Walmart. :)
  22. crashdown Force Ghost

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    WALMART !!!

    Walmart is of the DARK side ![face_skull]
  23. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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    How DARE you say that about WALMART!!!

    WALMART...... = STAR WARS TOYS!!!!!! :D
  24. _Vengeance_ Jedi Master

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    Clickie.

    [face_plain]
  25. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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