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by Epsilon
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Soundtracks
Topic: Who Is Your Favorite Movie Score Composer?
Replies: 4
Views: 4141

Who Is Your Favorite Movie Score Composer?

There are too many to list, but given the above options: who do you vote for?
by Epsilon
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Members Films
Topic: End of a Rope
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

End of a Rope

Here's a film I was hired for 3 years ago. I play the MP seen at the beginning of the movie, and some other extra roles. So it's not exactly "my" movie... but it's worth a viewing. Enjoy! End of a Rope trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi1495991321 Full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCD...
by Epsilon
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Members Films
Topic: The Bridge Film
Replies: 0
Views: 1858

The Bridge Film

Well, here's a short indy film that I worked heavily on 2 years ago. I thought I'd share it, since it was relatively successful. The director is a douchebag and sorta screwed me and my organization over, but that's another story. About $9k went into the production and the entire short was filmed in ...
by Epsilon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: Prop Guns?
Replies: 16
Views: 9642

I've bought toy handguns on eBay as cheap as $12 and $15. Then you can buy some metal lacquer style paint and spruce it up.
by Epsilon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Special Effects
Topic: Explosion Test.
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

The problem is... it's only a rendering of several explosions. There isn't any subject correlating to it other than you wanted to show us a big boom! There isn't any room for growth, so posting it is a little redundant. Not to mention, we've all seen those clips. :) If you try applying your newfound...
by Epsilon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: How Theaters get movies
Replies: 4
Views: 3684

In the near future, movies will simply be encrypted and broadcasted to theaters for the premiere. It's all rather fascinating to see how the digital world is turning things around.
by Epsilon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: PC & Mac
Topic: What do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 8554

Knightly wrote:Personally, I'm a big fan of my TRS-80 COCO2 and my Commodore64!
I like a classic Commodore 64. Pacman was my favorite game. 8)
by Epsilon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: Prop Guns?
Replies: 16
Views: 9642

Airsoft replicas are probably the cheapest and easiest way to go.
by Epsilon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Video Editing
Topic: Editing Weapon of Choice
Replies: 33
Views: 11978

Adobe products.
by Epsilon
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: Ooh, what colour is your camera strap !
Replies: 35
Views: 14545

Whenever I use straps, the wind always manages to toss it in front of the lens. So, I don't use them.
by Epsilon
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: 16mm Film
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Shooting on film certainly isn't cheap. Plus, if you aren't sure how to shoot with film, you may end up with a ton of unusable footage! For amateur filmmaking purposes, I would say just stick with video.
by Epsilon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Special Effects
Topic: Muzzle Flashes - Downloads?
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

If you study photographs of real muzzle flashes enough, you can pretty easily photoshop them in by hand.

Detonation films have a pretty selection too.
by Epsilon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: Creating money?...
Replies: 28
Views: 12654

The fags are over in the wardrobe and makeup departments. :wink:
by Epsilon
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: 16mm Film
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

I personally think it's a pain. With as easy as (and cheap as) digital high definition is becoming, 16mm is still a lot of work. It's a 3 person crew minimum just to effectively operate the camera. Plus, I'm too used to being able to look through the camera at the final image. I guess I'm spoiled!
by Epsilon
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: Post your Armory!
Replies: 204
Views: 62324

I walked into a Starbucks cafe last Saturday while doing a Dragon convention and got a couple odd stares. It hadn't occured to me that I was still wearing my side arm.
by Epsilon
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: Real Movie Smoke
Replies: 12
Views: 6216

Salt peter is a basic ingredient used for igniting fires and explosives. Use with extreme caution. Not to mention, this is a pyrotechnic and you could potentially be arrested if caught with it in most places. It is wise to talk with your local fire department before attempting to use for a production.
by Epsilon
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: a non staining blood
Replies: 4
Views: 2920

The best looking, stain resistant stage blood I've ever bought was from Cinema Secrets in Los Angeles. It's an industrial, non-toxic gelatin based blood that even keeps its texture when dried.

I does cost about $80/gallon. However, it is well worth it.

Image
by Epsilon
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: Oh MY GOSH!! - old age make-up
Replies: 15
Views: 7766

This is funny. The aging is way overdone and he looks like Emperor Palpatine.
by Epsilon
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General Film Making Stuff
Topic: Creating money?...
Replies: 28
Views: 12654

In the last movie I've been working on, the producer simply cashed part of the production budget at the bank. I'd never seen so many $100 bills in one place. Talk about an expensive prop.

Everybody was paid in cash at the week's end... :lol:
by Epsilon
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Stunts, Physical Effects & Props
Topic: War Props
Replies: 7
Views: 4503

Yeah, in this case eBay is cheaper. Also awards of valor are honerable acheivements, and illegal to wear if you've not earned it. So use it respectfully in your movies.
by Epsilon
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Special Effects
Topic: Muzzle Flash & Day for Night Test
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

RE: Muzzle Flash & Day for Night Test

That looks better.
by Epsilon
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: PC & Mac
Topic: OMG - INTEL GOES MAC
Replies: 106
Views: 41272

Apple was hardly the innovator in the computer world. They copied just about everything. Read yer history! Nobody gives Xerox any credit these days...
by Epsilon
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Special Effects
Topic: Glass molds
Replies: 5
Views: 3935

Try looking at www.smooth-on.com

They have some good products. If anything, maybe it will give you some ideas.
by Epsilon
Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Special Effects
Topic: Muzzle Flash & Day for Night Test
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

RE: Muzzle Flash & Day for Night Test

Well, the problem is a muzzle flash in the dark of night would be dark enough to light the entire room up. Experiement in editing and see if you can find a way to brighten the frame up a little. Also, work on feathering the flash itself out a little better. Right now it just looks like you've simply...
by Epsilon
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Members Films
Topic: Trailer for my new WWII Movie!
Replies: 19
Views: 5076

Hey, that one guy kinda looks like me...