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B-Roll: File formats and file size

I've got a lot of B-Roll and the file sizes are too much for us to maintain them in a usable way. 300 gb for a 30 min .avi? What are decent formats/compressions that are acceptable but that also give manageable file sizes? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Good place to get super-8mm home movies put on DVDs in NYC?

Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Lighting a small office video green screen studio

I work at a small company that wants to get into producing short video clips. I have been asked to figure out a basic lighting setup for filming individual people talking to the camera in front of a green screen. What do I need to know about video lighting? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on May 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Documentaries about a particular musical time and place?

Looking to watch music documentaries in context. Not just a single band. [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Apr 30, 2014 - 29 answers

Making homemade videos. Er, digios?

So how are all the cool people making home movies these days, if they're not recording off their phone? And how are they storing and sharing such movies? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Film licencing filter: music video edition

I want to make a music video for my band, and invite people to send us their own home video of a certain kind of public event for us to include. Are there any legal issues here? Please explain them to me like I'm a clueless idiot because, when it comes to film licencing, I am. [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me make my supercut, um, super.

I am working on a supercut of material from lots of different movies. I need your help figuring out the right tools and workflow for the project. [more inside]
posted by Mender on Aug 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find the "perfect man" video clip

There was a video clip a while back (ok, maybe years now) that was a black and white film, about something like "the perfect man." [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jul 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Video Editing and Film Making Seminar Recommendations

Does anyone have an recommendations for good video editing or film making seminars? I've got a pretty good background in filming and editing, but, looking to expand my knowledge and have a budget. Can be anywhere in the lower 48 states.
posted by trbrts on Apr 18, 2013 - 3 answers

No Audio Required

Please recommend movies that view coherently with the sound off. The example that I offer is 'Cast Away,' which, even during the book-ends of its series of scenes that have dialogue, every last minute point of film's exposition is conveyed through blocking, apparent emotions, and, obviously, action. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Jan 30, 2013 - 50 answers

from whence the look of music videos from the late nineties?

Many music videos from the late nineties, six underground by the sneaker pimps being the most salient example to me, have a distinctive cinematographic feel and style to them, with very high contrast (super dark blacks and popping-out, almost oversaturated whites); a lot of murky brown/green and pops of red/blue. Does this style have a name? Is it a film effect or some kind of post-processing, or both? digital? Why was it so prevalent in the late-nineties, and, correct me if I am mistaken, mostly just for music videos? [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Jan 8, 2013 - 22 answers

Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?

I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Nov 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Let the rhythm pump!

What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video? [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Best Camcorder for me?

Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"?

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

We ain't got no budget!

CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Intro to Amateur Film?

I have an idea for an amateur film project I'd like to try out, only I've never so much as held a video camera. Where should I start learning? Ready to jump in with both feet. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jun 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Can "Where Seconds Count" a REACT/Red Cross training video be seen online or otherwise found?

Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
posted by bunky on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me decide on the right iphone video strategy for my event

I want to use my iPhone 4s to film a 15-30 minute event, indoors, just three people talking, dark-ish lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect – this is for personal use, not commercial. What’s the best way to go about it? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

How to find a website template for an independent film, particularly Wordpress?

No no no, help ME pick a Wordpress Theme! For a documentary movie website. [more inside]
posted by mtgoldma on Dec 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Please show me real love

Please show me real love [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Gratuitous Self Promotion

As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Video within a still image with Final Cut.

This is a Final Cut question: I would like to show an image with a video inside it. More specifically, so the question is clear, I would like to show (in my video) a fake website that has an embedded video. So, "the website" will be a still image, but there is video within it. I hope that's clear. Would really appreciate any help!
posted by cyberdad on Jul 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Really, I'm just waiting for The Protomen to do this.

Music videos are a dime a dozen. However, it's pretty rare for an entire album to be made into a single video with a coherent narrative. What are some examples of this? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 14, 2011 - 31 answers

Where can I sell used DVDs in Canada?

Where can I sell used DVDs in Canada? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD?

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

One man film?

What sort of films can I make with just me and my camera? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Best quality in ripped clips?

How do I get the highest possible quality when ripping clips from DVD's? I've been using AoA DVD Ripper software to make .avi files, and while some of them look just fine you can sometimes see a huge difference in quality. Should I be using different software or settings? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Microcinemas in Berlin, Glasgow and London

I have the opportunity this October to travel to three cities in Europe (Glasgow, London and Berlin) and am searching for microcinemas or arts organizations in these three cities that might be interested in hosting a screening of shorts by NW experimental filmmakers and video artists. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thx [more inside]
posted by artradio on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film?

was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film @30fps? was/is that common practice? [more inside]
posted by yosh on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Building flats for a music video

Building flats for a music video. Please tell me how to construct (and what kind of materials to buy), to construct some flats to make some fake walls for a music video. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by cascando on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Floating World Films

Madonna's song Frozen by Chris Cunningham, The Cell and The Fall by Tarsem Singh. If I like these films (and I do), and if you can see what they have in common, thanks in advance for suggestions on what else you think I might like.
posted by eccnineten on Jul 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Discriminating video from film

Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film? [more inside]
posted by stinker on Jun 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work?

Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jun 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it?

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Ham not Spam

Best way to promote a video or short film online? [more inside]
posted by sycophant on May 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for a video about drugs

Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a certain video of a man being killed in increasingly implausible ways

I'm looking for a certain video that I saw about half a year ago: it involves a man walking down the street, and being assaulted and repeatedly killed in gratuitously bloody ways by otherwise mundane objects on that street. [more inside]
posted by cinoyter on Apr 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Make my movie weiiiiird, maaaaannn.

What film editing techniques can I use to create a "psychedelic" or just plain unusual look. (There are a few caveats.) [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Can you help me identify movies about exercise?

Can you help me identify movies about exercise? About working out, exercise trends, aerobics, jazzercise, etc. Sort of in the vein of this SNL skit. To clarify, I am NOT looking for instructional videos [unless they are really funny or bizarre], documentaries are okay, but mostly I would like suggestions of movies...about exercising.
posted by rokabiri on Jan 26, 2010 - 22 answers

A Two-Part Question About Italian Dialects and The Mechanics of Breaking Glass Windows

This is a two-part question about a video on YouTube. The first part of the question is about the Sicilian dialect of the Italian language; the second part deals with the mechanics of breaking a glass window with a crowbar. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Best video rental stores?

I make independent films and distribute them myself. I've started sending my movies to independent video rental stores around the country. I've sent my movies to I Luv Video in Austin, Scarecrow Video in Seattle, Video Underground and Hollywood Express in Boston, Acme Video in Providence, and others. What are the best independent video rental stores in your city? Don't say Netflix.
posted by davidriley on Nov 24, 2009 - 68 answers

Why 24p? Is it intrinsically better than other frame rates?

Why 24p? Is it intrinsically better than other frame rates? [more inside]
posted by afu on Sep 13, 2009 - 17 answers

Have the video game rights to film: now what?!

I have a chance to acquire the proprietary rights to make games based on a popular Asian action film. Can I make money off this opportunity? [more inside]
posted by mushroom_tattoo on Aug 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Extracting MTS AVCHD audio

What's the best way to extract audio from MTS (AVCHD) video file into CD-writable format (WAV or MP3) on a low-powered Windows XP laptop (netbook)? Free/cheap and simple software is preferable.
posted by chefscotticus on Jul 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Seeking film projector for viewing recently discovered movie reels?

Is there anywhere within (or near) the city of Chicago to rent a 16mm film projector? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jun 29, 2009 - 7 answers

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Videos of plays?

Is there an archive somewhere that has films of specific productions of plays? [more inside]
posted by prior on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

70s style character intro freeze-framey thingie?

70s style character intro freeze-framey thingie? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What is the best way of backing up video recorded on SDHC cards?

What is the best way of backing up video recorded on SDHC cards? Is it possible to upload data from a SDHC card to an external hard drive without a computer? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on May 13, 2009 - 2 answers

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