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    Just thought you might be interested... Looking for writers for the Senite City Film Project Writers join the fun! Help us write this thing we re calling the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2008
      Just thought you might be interested...

      Looking for writers for the Senite City Film Project

      Writers join the fun! Help us write this thing we're calling the
      living script. This is not a script about how to live but rather a
      script that organically grows off multiple writers.

      Prerequisites: writers must know how you use Blogger, sign a contract
      that allows us to use segments of the writing, must join the secret
      writing prompt forum and be willing to write somewhat regularly for a
      long period of time. This is not a paid position however anyone who
      helps out will get writing credits and offered a chance to help out
      with the film shoot in 2 years from now. Openings are available for
      about 20 writers or more with different writing styles and cultural
      back grounds who can write from their characters point of view.
      Writers will be required stay in character convincingly and
      realistically at all times on their blogs. Writers who are up for the
      challenge will be invited to a secret assignment forum that is
      members only and receive further instruction there. This not a game
      or a RPG or anything you get points for. You simply write you
      characters life as a blog and interact with other characters from the

      If you are interested please e-mail: Filmmaker55@...


      Name, Adress, phone #, email address you check regularly, a
      description of the type of character you would like to write about
      and a sample writing (very short please)

      Here's our Log Line:

      A group of student film makers set out to make a class video journal
      about their year at high school and discover the children of Senite
      City disappearing

      Senite City children are disappearing in the hollows of dank urban

      This strange occurrence is overlooked by parents, teachers, and
      police. No one seems to care except for a group of film students from
      UASF (Urban Action Student Films). These student film makers unravel
      a web of corrupt politics, ancient tribal magic and occult mystery
      all caught on guerrilla style film.

      See asetproductions.com for a little background.

      A little background on Guerilla film in case you wanted to research
      the subject

      As written on wikipedia "

      Guerrilla filmmaking refers to a form of independent filmmaking
      characterized by low budgets, skeleton crews, and simple props using
      whatever is available. Often scenes are shot quickly in real
      locations without any warning, and without obtaining permission from
      the owners of the locations.

      Guerrilla filmmaking is usually done by independent filmmakers
      because they don't have the budget to get permits, rent out
      locations, or build expansive sets. Also studios tend not to use
      guerrilla filmmaking tactics because they could be sued, fined, or
      get their reputation hurt…"

      as written on http://www.cvisual.com

      "TopTenTips for Movie Production and Guerilla Filmmaking"
      "Some production hints, tips, and advice that I've picked up over the
      Turn the camera sideways or upside down – This technique has been
      used in more movies than you can imagine and still works as well or
      better than many CGI simulations. Need an actor to walk across the
      ceiling? Build a floor that looks like a ceiling and turn the camera
      upside down. Need a creature scuttling across the wall in defiance of
      gravity? Construct a floor that looks like a wall and turn the camera
      on its side.
      Realize that different angles of the same scene don't have to be shot
      in the same place – A very common film technique that is often
      overlooked by beginning filmmakers using different locations for the
      same scene. For example, say a character just got out of prison and
      is met outside by a criminal buddy and they discuss a new criminal
      endeavor. As a guerilla filmmaker, sets are hard to come by and they
      tend to be expensive. However, filming a long scene outside a prison
      without the proper permits might get you thrown in one! This scene
      could be done by parking a car (with the film crew inside) across the
      street from a prison. After your actor stands by the entrance for a
      moment, he begins to walk beside the prison wall. Now you have the
      setup. Find a readily accessible wall that visually matches that of
      the prison (maybe even make one) and film the entire dialogue scene
      there. If done properly, when cut together in editing, the audience
      won't be able to tell the difference. This technique is especially
      useful if you are a writer/director. You can script scenes for this
      technique to add scope to your film that your budget could never
      Water the streets – An old cinematographer's trick for filming
      exteriors on asphalt or concrete (especially at night with street
      lights around) is to water road surface. The reflections and street
      glow add a lot of depth and character to a scene.
      Fake sweat with petroleum jelly – If you need your actor to appear to
      be sweating, spread petroleum jelly lightly over the area to be
      photographed and spritz with water. The general shine plus the
      beading of the water will pickup very well on film. Note that you
      should find another technique for lengthy shoots. For one, the actor
      will become uncomfortable under the hot lights when sealed under a
      layer of jelly. Also, since the jelly will seal the pores, long
      scenes with it on will cause acne and other undesirable skin effects
      over a several day shoot. It takes a lot of extra makeup to disguise
      the blemishes you created in the first place (as I found out on a
      Use preplanning and holidays to maximize your budget – If you are a
      guerilla filmmaker, you probably have more time and inventiveness
      than money. Be sure to take advantages of the various holidays
      (particularly the day-after-holiday sales) to maximize your film
      budget dollars. Halloween is the best filmmaker's holiday with
      inexpensive fog machines, costumes, wigs, and make-up (although most
      Halloween make-up isn't good enough for film work, you can always use
      some extra spirit gum). The fluorescent orange plastic jack-o-
      lanterns are perfect for making no-budget road pylons. Christmas is
      excellent for cheap lighting (background cinematography effects, set
      decoration), reflectors of all sorts, electrical equipment, and sales
      on camera equipment. Thanksgiving provides table clothes (backdrops,
      simulated drapes) and kitchen equipment (timers, barbeque paint, heat-
      resistant items for use with lights). Easter has numerous inexpensive
      dyes (great for the Art Department for everything from fabric to
      aging/distressing work) and other useful items such as
      pavilions/tents. Of course all holidays are good for cheap candy/crew
      food ;-).
      Simulating ice crystals – If you need to have a surface that is
      covered in frost or ice crystals, add some glitter to whatever you
      are coating the surface with. With just a little bit of light, the
      glitter will shimmer and provide both a visually interesting and
      convincing surface.
      Use markers to speed your writing - When writing a script and you're
      stuck on what to say, just type three letters (such as xxx) and
      continue writing. That will keep you moving forward. Later when
      you're editing, you can search for the xxx key sequence and fill in
      the missing content.
      Authoring DVDs and player compatibility problems – When you burn a
      DVD-R on a personal DVD burner, you might wonder why the disc doesn't
      play on nearly as many brands of DVD players as some one-off DVD-Rs
      burned by companies (I'm not talking about the DVD-ROM pressings used
      by the big studios that work on almost all DVD players). There are
      actually two types of DVD-R discs: DVD-R-General and DVD-R-Authoring.
      While DVD-R-General discs are estimated to work on about 80% of DVD
      players, DVD-R-Authoring discs are estimated to work on around 90%.
      That 10% might not seem like a lot, but when you consider the
      Authoring discs cut in half the number of players that WON'T run your
      DVD, you see the advantage. Unfortunately, DVD-Authoring burners
      (such as the Pioneer DVR-A03) are much more expensive than a home DVD
      burner and use more expensive media. However, if maximum playability
      is what you want for your movie, consider outsourcing the burning to
      a place that can do the DVD-R-Authoring discs instead of doing it
      Color timing and color matching – Color timing (a.k.a. color grading)
      is used to set the color palette of a film so that the colors appear
      as desired when played on various displays (so white walls appear
      white to the viewer or perhaps they appear red, depending on the
      desired artistic/lighting effect). Try to avoid doing any color
      timing on flat screens (and especially laptop computers) which don't
      provide nearly the color fidelity of a color tube monitor. Further,
      the color tube more closely matches the destination medium (presuming
      the destination is some type of television).
      Don't say "We'll Fix it in Post!" - Problems during production are
      usually far more difficult and expensive to fix in post production
      than initially imagined. Whenever you can fix a problem while on set,
      do it! All the problems you declare can be fixed in post will
      generate your biggest headaches."
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