I'm searching for visual reference material, in the area of kinetic natural phenomena - think falling rocks, volcanic eruptions, flowing magma, good tornado sequences, anything menacing, optimally POV. Photorealistic preferable, CG perfectly suitable, any duration, web or DVD sourced, docs or movies. Thanks!
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]
Help me find non-boring media that wraps you in a warm (or fierce) blanket of compassion or simply leaves you with a sense of gentle warmth, safety, or contentment? [more inside]
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]
Friend and I want to watch movies or video together at the same time. We are separated by several states, but connected by the Internet. How can we make this work? [more inside]
How can I put long-ish videos online without them being public yet accessible by computer illiterate people?
What are the options for making publicly available educational movie files, so they can be accessed by computer illiterate people, yet without making them publicly available/indexed by Google? I tried YouTube but hit its "video is too long" limitation (the movies are 35 minutes and I really don't want to chop them up into 10 min chunks). The movies are created by a charity and I have full permission of the copyright holder. The movies are not available online anywhere else. (Read on for more info.) [more inside]
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
I need advice for playing Blu-Ray discs on a Mac (or on Win XP). [more inside]
I have edited my HD video in iMovie, and want to export it (as whatever file type) in 720p, but at a much smaller size than iMovie is putting out. Help me shrink this movie! [more inside]
What video clips feature someone futilely filling a leaking container (or a similar futile task)? [more inside]
Need clips discussing self esteem and need them fast. [more inside]
What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
Off-camera Movie sound: How does it work? [more inside]
How should I make a stop motion video using a free program on Windows 7? [more inside]
Canon 7D HD video: How many batteries? [more inside]
What is the best video editing software for me? [more inside]
What are some documentaries/movies/video clips that are about the Annexation of Texas? [more inside]
How to make a video from an audio track for Youtube? [more inside]
Trying to watch movies on my laptop in a steam shower. How can I see my laptop through a foggy shower door, and how can I hear the sound if the same door is sealed? [more inside]
I'm looking for film recommendations. Films (of any length) that use approach their subject matter in abstract or otherwise unusual ways. Some of my favorites in that vein are Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka, Outside In, Powers of 10, Gantz Graf, Der Lauf Der Dinge, C'etait un Rendezvous, Fast, Cheap, and out of Control, and The Fourth Dimension. Things like this that, in their own weird way, impart some understanding. Bonus points for no dialog.
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
I recorded it using the web cam on my HP Touchsmart PC and the playback makes a distorted, squelch sound every time there is a loud part in the video. What's the best way to keep the original soundtrack, but remove the feedback noise? Also, is there a way to adjust the recording levels to improve audio on future projects?
My Neighbor Totoro...........I want to buy the DVD, but on Amazon a lot of people are saying certain versions are not good. There is a 2006 Walt Disney widescreen version; and then there is a 2002 full screen version that is not Disney. What do you think the best version would be for me to get? [more inside]
Does a movie studio releasing many, many different video formats (multiple SDVDs, HD DVD, UMD, VOD) of a particular movie indicate that this movie performs well at retail? Or is it more likely a desperate attempt to recoup from a disastrous theatrical run?
Can I get some kind of license to be a motion picture theatrical exhibitor, which would allow me to dust off my VHS copy of "E.T." and show it to kids downtown for 25c each? ((For free??)) [more inside]
What movies have great director's commentary? [more inside]
I need to create a website for a fake invite-only torrent community to feature in a short movie centering around said community. What's the easiest way to set up a customizable tracker? [more inside]
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
Hi all-- I'm jumping the gun and asking for a personal recommendation for a used camera purchase. My budget is $200-250 and I want to buy used. My priorities in order are: 1. As much manual control as possible -- so I'm leaning towards Canon for the CHKD firmware. 2. FAST to start up and take shots and switch modes. 3. 30FPS VGA movie ability that looks comparable to a cheap dedicated camcorder (but it doesn't need to record for a long time -- I'm fine with MJPEG). 4. Good quality audio pickup for the movies. 5. Smaller than SLR-size. ...Everything else is low priority. I hope these criteria and its answers will be useful to others.
How can I copy one project into another in iMovie 08? [more inside]
Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
Need help naming a children's movie... [more inside]
How to make a time lapse movie of a 2 year construction project? There is a new building being built in my university campus it should be finished by 2009. I want to capture the whole process of erecting the building by shooting few frames every day and editing them into a time lapse movie that will last 20 minutes. [more inside]
Indian Music Video: "It's like this woman and her daughter running across a beach wearing some flowing red thing [sari?] and then theres a part of it where she's chasing her daughter through like a really big empty desert-place." [more inside]
Best Video-Editing Software for Windows XP? [more inside]
I need to convert different video formats and adjust audio levels of videos I want to transfer to my Archos 604... Which software does this best? [more inside]
What's the best media player for playing pieces of movie files? [more inside]
Name the scary movie I can't remember. In one scene tarantulas crawl all over a bed and floor of a bedroom (I think it was a child's). I want to say that the plot may have involved a man who could bring about people's worst fears, but he may have been the devil. [more inside]
can anyone recommend a simple piece of Mac (or unix) software that will take a bunch of image files named abc001, abc002, etc and string them together into a video file that i can view with a lowest-common-denominator video player? [more inside]
I'm looking to name a script for an adult movie. Help! [more inside]
Can I use a 3D FPS game engine (i.e. Half-Life 2 or the like) to render and control virtual scenes in real-time? Game modders, is what I want to do possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for the movie footage (digital or otherwise) from which these screencaps are taken... [more inside]
What is the easiest way to edit video from a DVD, and then be able to burn it back to DVD? [more inside]
Want to do start doing some video work, curious what are my best options for some quick "post-to-web" type videos, as well as being able to store them. [more inside]