Many film programs tell their students to make a 25-minute short – this is horrible advice. No busy executive is going to take 25 minutes to watch a short from an unknown filmmaker. All shorts should be under 10 minutes, and ideally between 3-5 minutes if you want to get people to watch it.
Most watch Film Another incredibly frightening film, which has somewhat of a realistic feel to it is 28 Days Later. Starring the great Irish actor Cillian Murphy in his breakout role, this film takes place in the United Kingdom following a devastating disease where most of the country has become very…”sick.” This is more than just a zombie movie; it is an incredibly suspenseful film that has a somewhat post-apocalyptic feel to it.
Wake Up Sid: Call it unconventional romantic pairing, but we have Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor starring in Wake Up Sid, directed by debutant Ayaan Mukherjee. It is a Karan Johar production. Will be interesting to see how people from two different genres, Konkona and Ranbir do with this one.
And while there are a few “mini-majors” still turning a profit in the industry (Lions Gate Entertainment and MGM for example), it’s fairly difficult for film companies to stay afloat while competing with these highly successful empires.
Mary Shelly based Frankenstein on the book. It is a classic examples of a man made monster run awry. It is not only considered a great monster movie, but also one of the best films every made. It stars Boris Karloff who is one of the classic stars of universal Horror films. The atmosphere of this film along with the story makes it stand the test of time.
KNOW YOUR SYSTEM – In the USA, Pro-Tools is the software of choice for audio editing and mixing. In Europe, Logic is used more often than not. Regardless of your system, you should be aware how your editors and mixer want their audio tracks delivered. Most will want an OMF delivery of your audio tracks from your picture editing system. Watch tuning out of the news as the new Final Cut X does not offer this function as of this writing. Sound editors will work with your original tracks augmenting them with additional dialogue recording (ADR) to replace dialogue that is marred by technical problems and add Foley elements (post-recorded synchronous effects) as well.
There were a number of factors which of course catapulted her to this level. For one there was her striking beauty. Pickford definitely did not look like anyone else working in film at that time. Her incredible head of hair and almost hypnotic eyes did not hurt either.
The first press release will announce the start date, include a short synopsis, and list the actors and their brief credits, the producer and the director. Here you can mention locations if appropriate. The title should be eye-grabbing and short.