Originally Posted by jybute
was wondering if any of you guys have ever made a movie or short film? my buddy and i are hopefully going to do it in the summer, and i was wondering if any of you had any tips or ideas.
Into film here, I suggest getting a membership at your local Community Access and they let you rent out equipment, assuming you don't have much. Also consider picking up a few books on the subject, read up on things like the rule of thirds, mise en science, lighting etc. I film a lot and had a few shorts in festivals and such and I'm hoping to get back into it this summer as well.
Mac use FinalCut. End of Story.
PC I suggest using Adobe Premeire Pro, It's got some bugs but I find it easy to use and you can produce a nice product with it.
As for a camera, your local community access probably has a Canon GL1/2 or Sony Vx2000- anything with 3+CCD chips will give you a nicer sharper image than the more basic consumer camcorders.