Does your parents...

A general forum for all messages that don't quite fit into the other forums.

Moderators: Admin, Moderator Team

User avatar
Theshapecool
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 306
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:29 pm
Location: Hampshire, UK
Contact:

Post by Theshapecool » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:37 pm

My mum and nan are skeptical....and even now that I'm working on some big movies and am friends and collegues with some big names, they still seem to think its all a big game. My dad is very supportive and he takes it all seriously. Hes actually playing one of the supporting roles in Hellbilly, He's been there since day one.

Russ
Sledge Films Ltd, 'Independent film making since 2003'

www.RussDiaper.com

'This House is sacred to him, he has all his memories here, HIS RAGE!'

User avatar
smokeythebear
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 200
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 10:26 pm
Location: Norton,ohio
Contact:

Post by smokeythebear » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:47 pm

wait hellbily 58?
www.myspace.com/kendallfx

User avatar
Theshapecool
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 306
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:29 pm
Location: Hampshire, UK
Contact:

Post by Theshapecool » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:56 pm

yes
Sledge Films Ltd, 'Independent film making since 2003'

www.RussDiaper.com

'This House is sacred to him, he has all his memories here, HIS RAGE!'

User avatar
angusware
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 272
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:38 am

Post by angusware » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:53 am

my neighbour and her friends set up my fan club and now my vidoes are on youtube my sis had to ask for one of my film to be taken down because so many randoms had seen it and told her about it. (she has shame?)

Kentertainment
Forum Addict
Forum Addict
Posts: 799
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:32 am
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Post by Kentertainment » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:52 am

My parents are way supportive. I used to skateboard all the time and was a naive little puke that just wanted to be a pro skateboarder which is almost no income whatsoever. Anyway, I find my parents are typically telling people about my films and showing my films to their co-workers and whatnot.

User avatar
youngfilmmaker
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:55 am
Contact:

Post by youngfilmmaker » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:16 pm

angusware wrote:my neighbour and her friends set up my fan club and now my vidoes are on youtube my sis had to ask for one of my film to be taken down because so many randoms had seen it and told her about it. (she has shame?)


Did you take it down?
www.freewebs.com/skyrocketstudios

The majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.
-Michael Moore

User avatar
smokeythebear
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 200
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 10:26 pm
Location: Norton,ohio
Contact:

Post by smokeythebear » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:27 am

Theshapecool wrote:yes
WOW I have been supporting your movie for awhile, since i just liked it.I never knew ive been talking to the director for awhile lol.Im a fx artist and Im trying to learn just about every position in movie making, So if you ever want to talk Im me on aim, its fxkendall. this goes for anyother person in film making.
www.myspace.com/kendallfx

Firewood_Productions
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Post by Firewood_Productions » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:35 pm

A Few years ago, I showcased the first film that I ever made to my entire family. It was a spoof of Austin Powers, lol. It made them laugh so much that I had to keep showing it on TV everytime they came round our house.

Then one day my dad took me aside, and said how Proud he was of me. I could of burst into tears there and then, but luckily I didnt.

User avatar
angusware
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 272
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:38 am

Post by angusware » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:50 pm

youngfilmmaker wrote:
angusware wrote:my neighbour and her friends set up my fan club and now my vidoes are on youtube my sis had to ask for one of my film to be taken down because so many randoms had seen it and told her about it. (she has shame?)


Did you take it down?


I made it private, not really sure what that does but you can't see it anymore unless I "Invite you"....

User avatar
youngfilmmaker
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:55 am
Contact:

Post by youngfilmmaker » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:06 pm

I would just keep it up. =].

AnotherQuestion: If you use siblings as actors, do they wish not to put the video online or put their names?
www.freewebs.com/skyrocketstudios

The majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.
-Michael Moore

Nelsito
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 11:14 pm

Post by Nelsito » Sun May 13, 2007 11:29 pm

Well, I'm only 14 so I have nothing better to do. My parents are probably just happy I'm not out getting high or something and putting free time to some use.
Vicens Studios
<a>Watch my Movies!</a>

User avatar
youngfilmmaker
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:55 am
Contact:

Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:16 pm

lol nelsito
www.freewebs.com/skyrocketstudios

The majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.
-Michael Moore

User avatar
UnkindSky
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:53 pm
Contact:

Post by UnkindSky » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:12 pm

My parents are supportive to an extent...they don't want me to go to film school or want to become a director and then fail miserably at it lol. I do want to be a director or editor or writter (although writter is the hardest haha). They just don't want me to get disapointed. I do still make films though (when I can and with what set I have). If you have a talent for it man, go for it. As Jack Sparrow said: "Take all that you can and give nothing back"
Let god have mercy on my enemies... for i will not...

User avatar
youngfilmmaker
Posting Freak
Posting Freak
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:55 am
Contact:

Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:47 pm

Interesting quote UnkindSky.
www.freewebs.com/skyrocketstudios

The majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.
-Michael Moore

User avatar
kene555
Forum Addict
Forum Addict
Posts: 576
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:06 pm
Location: North East Ohio, USA
Contact:

Post by kene555 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:31 pm

I'm right with you UnkindSky.

My parents support what I'm doing but don't want me to do this as a major - I need to have something to fall back on.

So I'll do something with computers, and learn video at a college as a minor, in case the opportunity arises I'll take it.

But they've heard too many horror stories to allow me to go to a film school. One of my mom's friend's sons spent hundreds of thousands at film school (Full Sail I think) and got his director's degree. Now he makes maybe $25,000 a year as a bartender, because there was no way for him to break into the business.

Another story: a friend of my mom knows a family that supported their son with film. It was his dream to go to film school. They took out a 2nd mortgage or something on their house to get the money for him. He lost interest in it and all the money was wasted on nothing. The family is now broke, and lost their house.

So make sure that you can get in for sure, or have a very good job to fall back on.
CREATE FOR THE SAKE OF CREATING

http://www.neighborhoodstudios.com

User avatar
UnkindSky
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:53 pm
Contact:

Post by UnkindSky » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:27 pm

youngfilmmaker wrote:Interesting quote UnkindSky.
Lol, what I ment is if you want to do be in the buisness (which I'm not...just from what I've heard) you have to take every chance you get. But be careful when it comes to film school...there are a lot of directors who didn't go to film school and are doing very well (Kevin Smith for example).
Let god have mercy on my enemies... for i will not...

User avatar
Raptor
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:47 am
Location: Altoona, PA, USA

Re: RE: Re: RE: Does your parents...

Post by Raptor » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:38 am

Well first to answer the basic question... I'm 50 so what does it matter LOL...
I will say my soon-2-b-x wife didn't tho :)
foxwood wrote:When it comes to getting a job as a film editer for a bit of filler you might want to look into working in the news industry. Thats what I am doing right now, and its part time and I make about $15,000 a year for it, though its part time work and cr** hours 3-7am. But hey I go to work and edit, its not creative to offten but its a start and you can use the skills.
Foxwood - Make it creative! If your shooters are getting you some good shots, use them, good use of cutaways, racks etc can turn a 20-30 sec VO into a decent piece. I'm pretty sure I know the market you're working in, and if the shooters aren't getting you something that counts as a little creative( even in framing and use of foregrounds ) then it's probably time to talk to the chief :) Granted it can be tough to get creative shots sometimes on spot news but it can be done, even if it is a close up quartering shot of the FD engine's door with another unit behind, a low angle shot... soething that's not shoulder height LOL.
Another consideration in is shooting as a stringer for some of the local stations. In some markets you can make a pretty decent living chasing news, in others, like the one I shoot in ( mid 90's) you can make some decent extra jingle for an hour or two worth of work LOL.
The UNDERGROUND
http://theundergroundtv.com
Music television for unsigned bands

User avatar
MattexFilms
Member
Member
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:43 pm
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Contact:

Post by MattexFilms » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:35 am

Yup they do! They had to sacrifice the computer so I could fill it up with all my film making stuff like Fx's music and so on. Lol
Ok, who pulled the pin on this one...

www.freewebs.com/house-wars
www.youtube.com/mattexfilms2006

User avatar
Ornsack
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1520
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:43 pm
Location: Bristol, England
Contact:

Post by Ornsack » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:09 pm

Reading Peter Jacksons biography at the moment

His parents went as far as to build him a workshop :o

User avatar
foxwood
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 2446
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:20 pm
Location: Vrigina Commonwelth University
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: RE: Does your parents...

Post by foxwood » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:21 pm

Raptor wrote:
Foxwood - Make it creative! If your shooters are getting you some good shots, use them, good use of cutaways, racks etc can turn a 20-30 sec VO into a decent piece. I'm pretty sure I know the market you're working in, and if the shooters aren't getting you something that counts as a little creative( even in framing and use of foregrounds ) then it's probably time to talk to the chief :) Granted it can be tough to get creative shots sometimes on spot news but it can be done, even if it is a close up quartering shot of the FD engine's door with another unit behind, a low angle shot... soething that's not shoulder height LOL.
Another consideration in is shooting as a stringer for some of the local stations. In some markets you can make a pretty decent living chasing news, in others, like the one I shoot in ( mid 90's) you can make some decent extra jingle for an hour or two worth of work LOL.
When I get the chance to actualy edit the raw footage you can bet that I try and make it the best I can. though at the station I'm at the photogs tend to edit what they shoot and we the "editers" tend to work with cutting down packages etc, which in and of its self takes skill it just doesn't feel creative. But if you can get up there your right it can be just as creative and fun as fiction filmmaking.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest