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Short film I made for class.

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Yes, for a short while at least

I'm goin to bed but I might type out something tomorrow...

Alright sounds good.

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First, I'm not at all an expert and you don't have to take anything I say as the gospel. I'm guessing you just want a few simple thoughts.

You said directing and cinematography, so I'll focus on that. The intro was the part I liked the most. Good music, locations, etc. I noticed when you had two guys standing from across the room you panned from one person to the next as they each spoke. It could just be because I have a headache atm, but it's a bit nauseating. Maybe just reframe so that everyone is onscreen or stick to a shot/countershot. Same goes for the scene on the porch. Show both actors on screen if they're supposed to be talking to each other.

That's really all I got for now unless you want something more specific. I'm still learning this sh*t too.

e: The intro was my favorite part is what I meant to type.

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No really thank you for the insight and yes the intro is my favourite part as well. I love no dialogue scenes in my films with only music to tell the story. I did the same thing with one of my past films.

There were several issues after it was rendering like in the beginning the faded black shots were supposed to have the other video track that was overlayed in their spot. Also just a few bad scene changes when my girlfriend was moving.

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I was gonna say that you would probably be good at making non-narrative stuff and whathaveyou

Short films are harder for me and many others because I'm geared towards developing characters and other nonsense. You have to think of it as telling a short joke.

Not much back story, and every detail must be essential to the punchline or else it won't be funny. If all that makes sense.

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Would filming scenes with multiple cameras help the flow? Maybe isolate certain close-ups in scenes with a broad overall frame, emphasizing, instead of panning around? Also, depth of the shot is important. Finding that is probably going to come with time though.

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Would filming scenes with multiple cameras help the flow? Maybe isolate certain close-ups in scenes with a broad overall frame, emphasizing, instead of panning around? Also, depth of the shot is important. Finding that is probably going to come with time though.

Would you mind showing some examples? Maybe in films you've seen.

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I have no idea what im talking about btw. Just giving you my artistic pov.

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Oh alright thanks!

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Would you mind showing some examples? Maybe in films you've seen.

I will try to find something using timing and depth with certain angles to help stress the acting thats taking place and helping the actors with scene integrity and flow. Emphasizing actors strengths and covering up the weakness.

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I will try to find something as far as using timing and depth with certain angles to help stress the acting thats taking place and help the actors with scene integrity and flow. Emphasizing actors strengths and covering up the weakness.

you're talking about editing. an important part of editing is having the correct coverage/angles to cover and reveal things with the right timing... it's very important for both narrative structure and performance. Two cameras isn't often the solution to this... as you can rarely get all the coverage you need from different angles without the cameras crossing eachother... you just have to take your time, reset and re-run the scene with different coverage.

/haven't watched the video, just guessing.

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