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Production update [Feb. 7th, 2006|12:18 am]
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[themagestorm]
So far, script is in process for the first episode of Shattered Death, along with the Proof of Concept video for investors or donators.

Because I am on a uber tight budget, I'm having to get things set up in bits and pieces. Currently, I am having to use the Toshiba Satellite that I already own. Today, I went ahead and ordered a video capture/tv tuner USB device, which will allow standard television feeds, VCR, DVD Player, video game console, and even FM tuner to feed into the computer.

With this, it should allow me to go ahead and get either a digital video camera, or a standard video camera, and use the tuner capture device to convert it into digital. This should allow me to go ahead and edit and manipulate the feed.

Also found the programs needed to convert to and from Divx, burn to a blank DVD, add a secondary feed to the video feed, amd distribute it on the internet. I also found a few sites that would be able and willing to spread the finished product.

Once I get at least 1 camera, I can get Phase 1 complete, and start Phase 2.
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[User Picture]From: mycroftxxx
2006-02-07 06:23 pm (UTC)
Man, I hate to sound like I am shitting on your dream, but your movie is going to suck. Please note that I am saying this without knowing a damn thing about what or how you plan to film things - this is a perfectly technical review.

Let me put it another way: Noone will want to watch your film. You might be a Fellini, or a Wenders, or a (whomever does the cinematography for Battlestar Galalctica and Firefly). You might possibly be as compelling a filmmaker as you are a wrietr, but VHS captured through a USB capture device will be nearly unwatchable unless you're going for some sort of strange "through the eyes of a security camera"-Noir (which isn't neccesarily a bad idea...).

Here are two links to a pair of books on amazon - Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices and Extreme DV at Used-Car Prices : How to Write, Direct, Shoot, Edit, and Produce a Digital Video Feature for LessThan $3,000. On either page you can order both books together for $20-something, do it. You're probably only going to be able to film this movie once, you owe it to the pretty damn scary and intense world you've made to do it right.
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[User Picture]From: themagestorm
2006-02-07 07:51 pm (UTC)
Well, the video capture gathered at present is not going to be the production tools at all. I do plan on shooting with more high quality gear than that.

But, a captured VHS feed is enough to get into the editing and post processing work, and get ready to be able to do this well when I get the actual equipment.
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[User Picture]From: maninadeadworld
2006-02-07 08:05 pm (UTC)
This one too! It's also available as a movie.
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