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aleclightwoodsgay  asked:

advice hour, i guess: i don't know what i want to do with my life. at all. okay actually i want to either be an actor or go into film & television production but.... i don't know where to start/how to get started with either of these things. and what if i waste my time going to school for these things? (like, i spend all this time and money on getting an education so i can pursue this but i just end up a starved artist). this was more a vent. sorry asdfghgfdsa.

Ahh, this I can offer first hand advice on. I have spoken to so many people in this industry because it’s the one I want to go into. When you say TV and Film Production - would you want to be involved literally as a producer, or as a director, or are you wanting to look more at special effects/make-up/sound engineering? Because the advice I have for you is different for different roles. 

If you want to be a director/director of photography(cinematographer)/camera operator etc - it’s not massively beneficial to go to university. The biggest benefit is that you’ll have people around you - writers, actors, lighting techs etc - that will have projects on the go, so there’s opportunities to work on short films and music videos and stuff a lot. But 95% of the people I’ve spoken to have said, if you want to go down this avenue within that industry, you’re so much better off trying to get work as a runner. Working your way up from the bottom, making connections, learning tricks of the trade from seasoned pros. 

If you want to be a producer, it’s more business-esque, so University can help a lot there, and the real technical stuff like make-up and costuming and sound engineering and anything that has engineering or effects in the title - those things University will really teach you those skills and it’s probably the best path. 

If you want to act - try to find a drama school rather than a university, because universities tend to give you more theory whilst drama schools tend to give you a lot more practical experience and also better connections. 

If it’s the industry you want to get into though, work for it. Work as hard as you can for it, you’re going to get told no so much more than you’ll get told yes, and you kinda have to have a real thick skin to deal with that and bounce back from it and keep believing in yourself. But stick with it, that’s my biggest piece of advice, if you love something then stick with it. 

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anonymous asked:

excuse me could you direct me to the gayest productions of hamlet? please & thank you

I am delighted by this message, bless you.

Hands down, it’s Hamlet at Elsinore (starring Christopher Plummer & Michael Caine as wee 20-somethings). You wouldn’t expect a 1964 production to be the gayest one ever, but it goes beyond plausible deniability to a true, actor-confirmed queer interpretation of Hamlet and Horatio. And just to sweeten the deal, it’s an amazing production that flows super well, has a GREAT Ophelia and Laertes, and has no gross Oedipus interpretations. By far my favorite filmed version of Hamlet.

[It’s *cough* totally not right here on Youtube]

Second place for level of gay is even older (1921) and German: the first filmed production of Hamlet, with Asta Nielsen playing the leading role. As it takes the premise that Hamlet’s birth sex was female but he was raised as male so the kingdom would have a prince, his clear attraction to and flirtation with his male companions was acceptable to its contemporary audience. But like. It’s a dude. Who’s clearly not into Ophelia and way into his guy friends. It’s pretty gay.

It’s really really great too, with gorgeous cinematography but is a German silent film so fair warning.

[It’s also totally not right here.]

(There are other very gay Hamlets I could have included. Maxine Peake’s is fab, and the RSC’s has some vibes. But these are the two that are also actual amazing performances, so they are always my #1 recs for queer Hamlet.)

I’m bored so here’s some general tv production stuff. I’ve been wanting to post these concepts in a meta but decided to give them mostly their own post.

We’ll round the ratio for the hourly screentime to 1 even though most network TV dramas are 42 minutes. Producers of tv networks usually like a lot of coverage and shot variety so there’s more control and they can adjust timing. When I took film/tv production classes in 2012 or so, I was taught that networks budget about 18-20 hours of footage to 1 hour(rounded) of screen time. Looking around now, that seems to still be about right from what I could find. If anything, it might be more footage because pretty much everyone uses digital now and digital is cheaper than film by a lot. I’ve heard of 40:1 but I don’t think that’s normal. It is a thing though.

Typical projected filming with actors is about 12-16 hours a day for tv. I don’t know what the schedule is for all tv, but SPN apparently films for 8 or so days an episode. 

Below are the 6 cardinal rules of editing and how much each one is supposed to matter in the cutting room. These were taught to me in school using the book: In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch. The first 3 are pretty obvious, the last 3 are more technical:

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One of the interesting things about growing up in Miami is that you see a lot of film and television productions. I remember seeing a Harrier jet in the middle of the street near my father’s office because True Lies was being shot there. Scenes from The Crew and episodes of Burn Notice were shot a few blocks from my childhood apartment. The causeway by my high school was shut down because they needed to shoot, of all things, the music video for Sisqo’s “Thong Song”. And these were just the productions that I personally encountered, there were tons more that I won’t bother naming. Yet in all these years of seeing my hometown on big and small screens, there wasn’t a single one of them that told a real Miami story about real Miami people from real Miami communities. Everything was some kind of cheap music video, some capitalist nouveau riche fantasy, some tropical bikini fantasy for white people. You never hear about the immigrants from all over Latin America and the world hustling in warehouses, flipping merchandise, laying marble tiles, praying in strip-mall churches. You never hear about how the City let public housing be cannibalized by fancy contractors so that they could build private residences to push subprime mortgages with. And you sure as hell don’t hear about the black and brown people living in Liberty City, much less about those that are queer. But that is what makes Moonlight a film of rare power, in that it renders, in masterful strokes of black and blue, a story that was once invisible. Personally, the film resonated deeply with me, even though my young life in Miami was different from Chiron and Kevin’s. For the first time in my 30+ years, I saw fragments of familiar experiences (riding sad in a sad metromover, smoking a blunt on South Beach at night, jokes about jitneys, black beans from Cuban diners) in a film of staggering beauty, written and directed by fellow Miamians working with a Miami crew. And holy shit, it was the best film of the year. <3 [Edit: It actually fucking won best picture]

anonymous asked:

Another day of sightings and another day of Carol with the Kingdom and the King. It's obvious what is happening, another season of Carol NOT with Daryl and obviously a new romance for Carol NOT with Daryl. I hate this show. Do you not agree that it doesn't look good for Caryl?

Hi, Nonny, I think it is a bit early to make that assumption lock, stock and barrel yet. I’m guessing you have only come into the fandom fairly recently and were not here when we spent filming season for season 4 with Carol not seen at all for ten episodes. Then she popped up with Tyreese, Judith, Mika and Lizzy during filming of ‘The Grove’.

Your frustration is understandable, of course.  It isn’t what you and many other fans want to see from filming spoilers.  

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