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by Actor
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Best editor for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Best editor for Windows

My thanks to both of you. I'm taking a look at both programs.

It appears that both programs require more speed and ram than I have on my current windows machine. :?:

So I'll wait until after I upgrade before making a decision.
by Actor
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Best editor for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Best editor for Windows

I've been using iMovie on a pre-Intel iMac for about 10 years now. About 5 years back the iMac suffered a major breakdown which was quite expensive to repair. I want to buy a new computer during the coming year and have decided that I cannot afford another Mac, so I'll be getting a Windows machine. ...
by Actor
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1920

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

Kubrick used salt when shooting The Shining.
by Actor
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What's this called?
Replies: 6
Views: 568

What's this called?

A messenger brings bad news. The recipient of the bad news beats the crap out of the messenger. The action then goes back to the point just after the guy got the messenger and we know that the beating was just in the character's mind.

Is there a term for this kind of sequence?
by Actor
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kubrick's first feature
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Kubrick's first feature

The rights remain with the estate for 70 years after the death of the creator. Not from the creation of the piece. Actually, not true in the U.S. for works published between 1923 and 1963. Copyright protection lasted 28 years and could be renewed for an additional 67 years for a total of 95 years. ...
by Actor
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kubrick's first feature
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Kubrick's first feature

One of the few times I wish I had cable! Interesting to hear that they are broadcasting it as I had heard that only a few film prints were around. I also wonder whether the estate approves. It was produced independently so the copyright may reside with the estate or possibly with Kubrick's investor...
by Actor
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kubrick's first feature
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Kubrick's first feature

I'm rather surprised, and pleased, to see on the TV Guide web site that Turner Classic Movies will show Fear and Desire tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST. This was Stanley Kubrick's first feature, filmed in the hills near Los Angeles El Mariachi style with a silent camera, dialog later dubbed, and minimal bu...
by Actor
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Superman's new costume
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Superman's new costume

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2011/09/02/2011-09-02_man_of_steel_set_photos_show_superman_costume_up_close.html Using a darker red and leaving the Superman logo off the cape in Superman Returns was bad enough. The revamped Wonder Woman costume was even worse. Thankfully the series ...
by Actor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Also rans
Replies: 13
Views: 4480

Re: Also rans

Clint Eastwood has recently claimed that he was offered the roles of Superman and of James Bond.
by Actor
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Introducing kids to film...
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Introducing kids to film...

A few years ago my grandson was vocalizing his Christmas wish list. One thing he wanted was a camera. Looking right at me he said "... and I mean a REAL camera, not one of those you have to put FILM in."
by Actor
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome 160 same as Tri-X B&W?
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Ektachrome 160 same as Tri-X B&W?

sooper8fan wrote:Oh, and also.......can someone explain the difference between a TYPE A film and a TYPE G film?

thanks again.
As it was explained to me, Type G is a compromise film that looks equally bad in both daylight and tungsten. :lol:
by Actor
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Rug pull
Replies: 0
Views: 1063

Rug pull

What is a "rug pull?"
by Actor
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: The movies' greatest death scenes
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: The movies' greatest death scenes

CHAS wrote: Apocalypse Now - loved the editing on the Willard-killing-Kurtz scene
In Apocalypse Now Willard killing the girl in the boat so he can continue his mission.
by Actor
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What 'bad' photography advice have you heard?
Replies: 23
Views: 1376

Re: What 'bad' photography advice have you heard?

"The lab that develops your film holds the copyright!" Spoken by a clerk who refused to scan my prints because they had "copyright XYZ Photography" stamped on the back. I had not even noticed the stamp until he pointed it out. I had taken my film to XYZ for processing and they farmed it out to ABC l...
by Actor
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Unreadable subtitles
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Unreadable subtitles

Maybe the filmmaker wasn't responsible for the subtitles. It may have been the distributor who acquired the film for exhibition to their target country. I've seen quality subtitles done so it just boils down to who's doing it as quality does vary...just like audio dubbing of foreign material which ...