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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #31
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I'm 3 weeks to the day from production on my next film, and Frederic's film is pumping me up! I think the key is to:

1. Have a great script.

2. Be skilled as a director (or hire one).

3. If you can afford it, hire a line producer to run the set.

4. Find an excellent DP, like I did and so did Frederic with his DP.

5. Get a good light, grip and electric package.

6. Find an excellent crew.

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The only thing that is missing is...

7. Find good actors... I've seen good actors improve a weaker script with their performances...
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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:30 AM   #32
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Whoops! How could I forget good actors?! They're EXTREMELY important!

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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #33
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Also... sound is just as important as image.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #34
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #35
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Also... sound is just as important as image.
Oops... I didn't catch that one...
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #36
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Sound, the most ignored item for beginning filmmakers. I know I made that mistake.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #37
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Sound, the most ignored item for beginning filmmakers. I know I made that mistake.

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Its even ignored by some bigger filmmakers... on our last shoot had a dp who was one of the types that only cared about image...

He always expressed the idea... you can fix it in post... I've never been in the studio world... so when I have a bugdet to meet I have to meet that budget... because I have to look at the whole picture (no pun intended) and make every department work for the whole production...
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Old September 21st, 2006, 11:25 AM   #38
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TOMORROW IS TODAY: Screening Dates and Times

September, 22 2006 - 7:00P
The Clifton Theatre - The Iris Film Festival
717 Washington Street
Huntingdon , PA
http://irisfilmfestival.org/Admission.html

September, 23 2006 - 3:15P
Birmingham International Center
1910 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
http://cakewalkfilm.org/festival/2006/

September, 25 2006 - 7:00P
County Theatre
20 East State Street
Doylestown , PA
http://www.countytheater.org/cine.html#tomorrow

Sunday Oct 8th - 4:30 PM
The Westwood Crest Theatre
1262 Westwood Blvd
Westwood , CA
http://www.westwoodcrest.com

Saturday, October 21 - 4:00 PM
Halton Theatre
Charlotte, NC
http://www.cackalackyfilmfest.com/mt_tickets.htm

November, 10 2006 - 7:00P
Crown Theatre - Annapolis Film Festival
2474 Solomons Island Road
Annapolis , MD
http://www.annapolisfilmfestival.com
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Old September 21st, 2006, 11:29 AM   #39
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As you know I'll be at the CA screening, can't wait to see it!
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Old September 21st, 2006, 11:39 AM   #40
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Frederic,

Impressive line up of fests and theatres! Congrats!

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Old October 8th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #41
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L.A. Screening Today

If you're in L.A. there is a screening of Tomorrow is Today, today!

SUNDAY OCT 8TH - 4:30 PM
MAJESTIC CREST THEATER
1262 WESTWOOD BLVD
(310) 470-6008

http://westwoodcrest.com
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Old October 9th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #42
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Saw the movie at the screening yesterday, impressive Frederic! Excellent work!
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Old October 10th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #43
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Thanks Rob!

I'm glad you enjoyed the film.

It was good seeing you there. We seem to see each other everywhere, Vegas, Amsterdam, LA... Where next?

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Old October 10th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #44
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Point Pleasant or Paris? ;)
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Old November 15th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #45
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I'm thinking Paris.
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