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12916studios
12-30-2009, 09:00 PM
With green and blue screen, nothing is as it seems. So if you're writing a script with international locations, you shouldn't worry.

The following video shows you why: http://vimeo.com/8337356

ETA:

Also, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVrGFczAWM

Biohazard
12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
A screenwriter's job is to write the story, and if your locations don't have any connection to your story, then you have a major problem.

Worry about location's relation to your story.

12916studios
12-31-2009, 05:15 PM
A screenwriter's job is to write the story, and if your locations don't have any connection to your story, then you have a major problem.

Worry about location's relation to your story.

That's taking my statement slightly out of it's intended context, but you are of course correct.

Therefore I shall rephrase my statement in saying: if your script requires a difficult location, such as a scene taking place on Everest, do not worry about it being able to be filmed, because it can be done.

Biohazard
12-31-2009, 05:18 PM
Therefore I shall rephrase my statement in saying: if your script requires a difficult location, such as a scene taking place on Everest, do not worry about it being able to be filmed, because it can be done.

Sure, it can be done...for a lot of money. CGI isn't cheap. Good CGI, anyway.

12916studios
12-31-2009, 05:24 PM
Sure, it can be done...for a lot of money. CGI isn't cheap. Good CGI, anyway.

Almost all of those were for TV, though. A TV episode has a budget of about 2 million bucks at most. CGI, at least background CGI, can be done a lot more simply nowadays, and relatively speaking, is quite cheap.

sppeterson
12-31-2009, 06:43 PM
Almost all of those were for TV, though. A TV episode has a budget of about 2 million bucks at most. CGI, at least background CGI, can be done a lot more simply nowadays, and relatively speaking, is quite cheap.

Yah, I was impressed with the number of TV CGI shots in there.

cvolante
01-02-2010, 04:35 PM
Or you could worry about "locations" vs "location's" and "its" vs "it's" so that nit picky gatekeeper types won't toss the script before they even get to your Times Square underwater scene.

thatcomedian
01-02-2010, 07:23 PM
With green and blue screen, nothing is as it seems. So if you're writing a script with international locations, you shouldn't worry.

The following video shows you why: http://vimeo.com/8337356

ETA:

Also, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVrGFczAWM
Aren't you glad you posted this?:fryingpan:

hscope
01-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Yeah, 12916, why'd you have to stir up such a hornets nest?

What were you thinking?

(Nice vids, by the way. Thanks for posting)