My main goal for this film is to hone my cinematography and editing skills. I have 2 scripts that I have written and I would like your opinion on which would be a better project to achieve these goals. Both have minimal dialog (if any) so I can concentrate more on the visuals.
BTW - Apologies if the storyline offends anyone.
Title: Subject 6
Synopsis: An alien race is trying to clone a human, but is having trouble getting them to live for more then a couple of minutes at a time.
Style: Matrix, Dark City
Title: The Craftsman
Synopsis: A famous fashion designer has a dark secret. Those beautiful and very expensive accessories that he makes (bags, belts,etc.) are actually made from the bodies of women that he murders.
Style: Seven, Silence of the lambs
i would say the first one either way, sounds fly
cool idea though (maybe)
post the script, and we can see how all the people that wanna shoot it shoot it differently!
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:27 pm
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Uh, no, the second is actually a pastiche of more than THREE great icons of both the plot and the genre (all pre-ParisHiltonic-skankbitch, I'm talking films from -respectively- "ancient" to "just barely before you were born"):
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Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:42 pm
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i like it.
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:53 pm
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reply from "previously" PennyWong etc"
my apologies, a "that's too offensive" type led to my adopting a new username.
(I was Penny Wong etc. before a whiner whom has offered nothing to genre questions bitched and moaned)...
Luckily that has nada to do with content and shots (which they don't really care about anyway, especially RE genre material, since they have not DONE any, at all).
Bearing this in mind...
In horror, the shots are hard, matching the lines (I mean RE classic horror, IMO slasher is just "Lazy wanabe horror"). The problems in the conceptual sci-fi (your better option, as I said, IMO) is that (like Troughton Dr Who in the mid 60's and the Baker Dr Who in the mid 70's), laCK OF budget can be overcome by SALIENT script concepts and COGENT lines of dialogue.
If you have those, then the "beats" you presented above "mean something" and would "work", despite budget difficulties, like "The Brain of Morbius" arc fro To Baker's initial foray.
Your Budget, frankly, will be higher than the BBC offered for the above.
It worked due to "Love" and "respect of genre" and (frankly) good lines given to actors paid "latte" money.
You need to give us some of the lines that go with the beats you provided here, before we can accurately asses if you should continue.
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