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Old August 21 2014, 11:52 PM   #361
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On any low budget independent production, sound is actually more important than visuals (unless you are making a silent movie). It's been the bane of many many independent productions. Great sound can make up for mediocre cinematography, bad sound ruins even he best.
Yes. We've said that repeatedly upthread: sound trumps picture.
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Old November 3 2014, 04:06 PM   #362
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Filmmaker IQ explains ADR. Worth watching for all 12 minutes:



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Old November 21 2014, 11:04 AM   #363
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^^^Related to the above, and actually even more important to fan filmmakers. here's a great and straightforward introduction about the how-to of recording sound for your films, including discussions of recording equipment, audio formats, and how to mic it.

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Old November 21 2014, 12:01 PM   #364
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That was really good and explained a few things I had very limited understanding of.
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Old December 2 2014, 12:46 AM   #365
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Filmmaker IQ explains ADR. Worth watching for all 12 minutes:

Thanks for that, very informative. Also a really good channel.

We have to do a lot of ADR on our Fallen Star series. Reassuring to know I'm more or less doing it right, though I had to work it out the hard way!
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Old February 8 2015, 11:19 PM   #366
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Okay, here's something different. This is a review of a no-budget film version of The War of the Worlds, and so much of what these guys critique in this film is directly applicable to a lot of fanfilms, from overuse of greenscreen to crossing the Line (180 degree rule) to over reliance of CGI effects, that I think it's a worthwhile discussion of "how NOT too".

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Old March 16 2015, 10:54 AM   #367
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Annnnnnnd this seems timely, since I keep seeing fanfilms which, segment after segment, don't improve. Lots of basic but good advice here.

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Old March 16 2015, 12:09 PM   #368
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I know you're not singling anyone out, but I feel the need to say that while we have always aspired to do better every time, we don't always succeed at doing so. So lack of improvement might not always reflect a lack of desire to improve.

Sometimes the realities of the situation just conspire against you. Or sometimes you're just not as organised as you think.
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Old March 17 2015, 05:17 AM   #369
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Just to be clear, my reason for sharing the above is that it's a nice, concise summary of what ails a lot of fanfilms.

What I'm getting at is that many people keep making the same easily avoidable/correctable mistakes time and time again. "We didn't know," only works the first few times, especially given how much feedback and suggestions are offered here in this forum. As always, I'm trying to help people improve their work and make it more entertaining, or at least watchable.
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Old March 17 2015, 10:32 AM   #370
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Oh I agree, and I really like the video.
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