Streaming Movies To Tv Sites

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what is the best website for streaming movies and tv shows?
    what is the best website for streaming movies and tv shows?

    • ANSWER:
      I found tv-links.eu and yidio.com very good streaming websites. They have all the shows that I watch so maybe you will find those two sites legit.

  2. QUESTION:
    Any good streaming sites for Anime like dragonball or cartoons like batman the animated series?
    Hey guys i found alot of movies and tv show streaming sites. But none of them have any good Anime or cartoons. I have tried searching but in vain. Help guys pls!

    • ANSWER:
      For Dragon Ball specificly go to http://www.watch-dragonball.com/
      On this site you can watch Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. All the episodes are on this site.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it legal to stream tv shows and movies?
    I want to stream movies and Tv shows on my site like these sites wtso.net and
    watchfamilyguyonline.com. If it is not legal to post episodes on your own site then please tell me how these websites do it.
    If these sites get away with it; will my site get away with? Is it like not a big deal for fox when people stream their tv shows on a website?

    • ANSWER:
      It is illegal because of copyright and intellectual property laws.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good site to use that streams full length movies for free?
    i used to use http://www.watch-movies-tv.info/ but they shut down streaming on their site. anyone know other sites that stream movies. Also, they cant stream it in DivX cause i dont have that. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      alluc.org

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I stop streaming videos from skipping or breaking up while I play them? ?
    when I am watching videos from fancast and sometimes other legitimate full length movie/tv show sites, the videos skip and break with multiple intermittent pauses, causing me to have to pause them so they can buffer. I didnt use to have this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause for this problem is Internet Speed connection.
      Try checking the speed of your internet. a good speed is 14-18 MB/s
      My average speed is 24 MB/s on the download.

      Vonage.com has an easy speed checker.

      http://www.vonage.com/support.php?topic=4&article=497

  6. QUESTION:
    Where can one go online to read books?
    You, now how there are sites which stream movies and TV shows, I was wondering if there were sites that upload books to download and read.

    • ANSWER:
      Two sites that I frequently visit are:

      Project Gutenberg

      http://www.gutenberg.org

      and

      Literature.org

      http://www.literature.org

      For poetry, I rely on Bartleby

      http://www.bartleby.com

      Happy reading!!!

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any websites where you can watch free movies on iphone 4?
    Where can I watch free streaming movies or tv shows directly from my iphone 4?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a site, where you can easily watch movies online free from this site..

      http://flaturl.com/sckN

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I find working sites that have streaming new release movies?
    I am searching for a site that works, does not require you to download any "add-ons" or "plug-ins" and is free... I may be just dreaming but if anyone knows of any sites that have streaming movies/tv shows please let us know! I'm most interested in new release movies,

    • ANSWER:
      www.watch-movies.net

  9. QUESTION:
    Where can I stream movies for free with no sign up?
    What are some good web sites for streaming movies for free with out having to sign up? Preferably I am looking to watch the movie Unknown with Liam Neison.

    • ANSWER:
      try Hulu.com or Crackle. You can also try this site:

      http://www.zmovie.tv/movies/view/unknown-2011

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some good sites for streaming anime?
    I'm looking for some good sites that have streaming anime, both movies and tv shows. Subtitles would be preferred, but dubbing would work too.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Check out these websites:

      -http://animethat.com
      -http://sweetanime.com
      -http://animefuel.com
      -http://animecrunch.com
      -http://crunchyroll.com
      -http://zomganime.com
      -http://animecrazy.net
      -http://animecharm.com
      -http://ani2d.net
      -http://animewoot.com
      -http://www.kumby.com
      -http://streamanime.info
      -http://animeseed.com
      -http://animefever.org

      Hope I helped a bit. Enjoy! =D

  11. QUESTION:
    Why most good movies in Netflix are only available in DVD?
    I have an account with Netflix for streaming movies on my PC or TV. I'm very happy with the service, but why most of the good movies I'd like to see are only available in DVD? I'd like to ask Netflix but there's no options available for questions in their web site.

    • ANSWER:
      Not every movie and TV show is available for Instant Streaming. Netflix has to buy the rights to stream the movies and TV shows they have and can't just play everything. They could be sued for copyright infringement and other things if they did.

      Sorry:(

  12. QUESTION:
    Now that Netflix sucks, what is the right source for streaming movies and TV shows?
    I switched from Blockbuster to Netflix about 4 years ago, and have watched their movies and TV Series offerings get worse, and worse, and worse. The latest news stories this week has me cancelling my membership. What is the best service for:

    -selection
    -cost
    -device compatibility

    Netflix has officially $hi+ the bed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hulu Plus - .99 a month streaming only
      Amazon - a year streaming only,

      sadly all streaming sites have basically the same programs, there may be a few different titles, Hulu does offer same season tv shows , but only have a four week window before they take them off, until the full season is available to view.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to stream HD movies on Amazon/Netflix without a compatible TV?
    I am baffled that you have to have a compatible TV to stream HD on Amazon or Netflix. I have a full blown brand new 1080p TV but it is not a "compatible" TV to stream HD movies from these sites apparently. How can this be? Is there a workaround to this?

    • ANSWER:
      The issue is certain manufacturer's do not support 1080p from Netflix. Most major brands now support 1080p. LG, Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, Sharp, Sony and Philips all support it on the 2012 and later smart models. If you do not have one of these brands the only workaround would be getting a device like the Roku XD or XS.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to fix a problem that occurs when you PC is hooked to your TV?
    I recently hooked my Dell inspiron (runs Windows 7) to my Sanyo TV. I was able to stream movies to my TV through the internet. When I went to put control back to my PC monitor I ran into some issues. I thought I had it worked out but when I when I clicked on my control panel it sent it to the TV screen. How do I fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/how-to-connect-laptop-to-tv this site will be able to help.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i get my Netflix movies onto my TV through a Blu-Ray player?
    We recently purchased a Blu-Ray player and we are trying to access our Netflix movies, but we keep getting a message that says "reference code 300". What does this mean and how can we proceed and stream our movies to our TV? Please help. Immediate answers please.

    (We created our Netflix account on my computer)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming your BD player supports Netflix

      a) Connect it to your home network - you may need a lan cable or a wireless ethernet adaptor
      b) Follow the Netflix instructions, posted on the Netflix web site, for your model.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you download the streamed movies from netflix?
    I'd like to record the streamed movies from netflix to my personal dvd player so i can watch on my home tv? Can I do that with netflix streamed movies? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      With the right software (or if u know how to write your own code) ANYTHING that is streamed to your computer can be captured.

      Just like with youtube and all those other sites, u can probably find software to capture items from netflix also.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you know any online movie and tv sites that uses flowplayer?
    I need any online MOVIE and TV sites that uses flowplayer...
    This is flowplayer:
    flowplayer.org (GO TO THIS SITE)
    (look at the STREAMING tab)

    • ANSWER:
      Naaa
      I just use http://www.ovguide.com

  18. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the government takeover of sites like Ninjavideo?
    For those who haven't heard a federal task force led by Joe Biden took over 7 sites that streamed tv and movies.
    @ Martin. I know what happened and why. I'm looking for what people think about it.

    • ANSWER:
      it sucks these big corporations are trying to dictate the world and strip the normal people from their liberty, we have to fight this until these dinosaurs die!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best website for streaming rare movies for free?
    What is the best website for streaming rare movies for free?

    • ANSWER:
      The best site for watching online movies,all movies all in high quality .... Rare movies,documentaries,tv-shows all are available in DVD quality. Do watch it. ... few months before I was also looking for free sites to watch streaming movies indeed i have got a very good site.

      www.onlinemoviepoint.com

      i ma regular user of that website. filled up with loads of Movies. mostly fresh released movies and TV show are always updated there very quickly

  20. QUESTION:
    What is a good site to stream movies and tv shows?
    Looking for good quality, legit, site. Lots of variety and quantity. Premium account with subscription is perfectly fine. I want shows like the current season of Entorage, Weeds, Criminal Minds to the old stuff. From new release movies to the classics. Something better than Netflix's streamable selection.

    • ANSWER:
      Hulu.com

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good TV boxes for streaming digital entertainment?
    I would like to get a box that allows for good programing on my big screen. I want to stream music, watch movies, documentaries, live national news, live tv, etc etc. I found the Apple TV and VUDU and I am still looking for other boxes. What gives the most bang for the fewest bucks? I don't want a cable provider.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a store like Best Buy and ask about adapters to hook your computer to your TV but maybe yo've got that part figured out.

      This is a good site for streaming movies and TV:

      http://stream--tv.blogspot.com/

  22. QUESTION:
    Can I get viruses from streaming videos on my itouch?
    I go on a site called luckyvidz.com to stream movies and tv shows. I was wondering if I could het viruses on my itouch from streaming videos on Any website?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all its not an iTouch... I have an iPod touch also. iPod touches cannot get viruses. It would be very messed up if they could.

  23. QUESTION:
    where can i stream legal free movies and shows that is free?
    Looking for a web site that has free movies and new movies also tv any one know a good site ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Awooh

  24. QUESTION:
    What's a good site for streaming movies and TV shows for free?
    I live in Norway, so some sites like Hulu are restricted.

    • ANSWER:
      yourtvseries.eu if it does not work,try turning off your pop ups blocker thing,also u may have2 google the site! As for movies,there's a website but u have to google watch underworld online for free and it should look like ov guide or something but search for the new underworld ^_^

  25. QUESTION:
    What sites can i visit to download movies and or tv shows strait to my ps3 hard drive ?
    What sites can i visit to download movies and or tv shows strait to my ps3 hard drive ? I'm having trouble finding a site that is compatible with my ps3

    • ANSWER:
      Being you are asking a Y!A, and read the guidelines, you mean legitimate services which do not violate copyright.

      Sony has a content store, called Qriocity or the like.
      Amazon might be available
      Netflix is there, but is streaming only.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good sites that stream tv shows?
    Minus hulu and tv shack, I was wondering if there were any other sites that were good at streaming tv shows or movies and stuff like that.

    • ANSWER:
      You can always check the tv networks site. Thats where hulu gets some stuff.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best site(s) to watch free movies?
    I love movies, and even more, I love free things! Like streaming movies! Any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.movies-links.tv/

      THE BEST

  28. QUESTION:
    anyone know where I can stream movies without signing up to anything?
    I'm in a different country and I wanna be able to stream movies in english please! everything i try, I have to either sign up and pay and I get a million pop ups and they are never worth it! can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      this question is never ending i tell you
      google the following sites, no downloading, no surveys, just watch the darn thing

      solarmovie (films and tv shows)
      1channel.ch (same as above)
      movies2k

      i threw 3 in there incase you cant find a good link for a film, chances are, others will

      try go for putlocker links, and dont worry about the ads (on seperate webpages, not during film, before them in a popup) just delete the page and enjoy

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you watch movies on a Kindle Fire when you arent connected to internet?
    Im thinking about buying a Kindle Fire. I know you have to be connected to interenet in order to download the movies. But once they are, do you have to remain connected to watch them? Example: I want to be able to let my daughter watch movies or tv shows in the back seat while Im driving.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Caitlin, be prepared that the video playback is not going to be great on Fire as it is one low-juice device and not a real media tablet. Nook Tablet is much better without a doubt, it's a class above Kindle Fire. You should do own research and read online reviews on Kindle Fire before ordering one - there's a lot of complains from people who got the device that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet. Also, Amazon's own web site has hundreds (over 1200 so far) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      Other reported issues are that Prime movies can't be downloaded, only streamed, making them impossible to watch without Wi-Fi on Kindle Fire. Also, on Fire when the Silk internet browser is pointed at the Android market, it reverts to the Amazon market with much more limited content. Touchscreen is being reported as having a sluggish response. Slower and jerkier than expected web browsing thus no benefit from Silk browser. Power button is badly placed, leading to accidental turning off of the device (a lot of complains about this one).
      All pro reviewers on the web clearly voiced that Nook Tablet is a much better device with superior performance compared to Kindle Fire. Nook Tablet has been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best non-glare laminated screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype (not on kindle), physical volume controls on the side (not on Kindle), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Sample review:
      Laptop Mag
      Whether it’s the bigger amount of RAM or just more mature software, the Nook Tablet feels a lot faster than the Fire. Where the Fire often seems sluggish and, on our tests, often failed to respond to our taps until we hit an icon two or three times, the Nook Tablet was always smooth and responsive.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a good internet provider for heavy online usage?
    I'm moving into a house with 2 friends. We all use the internet virtually nonstop for gaming, movie/tv streaming, and schooling/banking. I'm looking for an internet provider (and a router recommendation if you have one) that could withstand an xbox 360, ps3, and 3-4 computers (probably not all at once), and has enough bandwidth for gaming on ps3 and xbox 360. thanks!
    Im in the USA.

    • ANSWER:
      Google ISP's in your area. Normally there's a site that would compare different ISP's. We need to know what country you're in:

      ie.
      NZ: http://broadband.t5.co.nz/
      Australia: http://broadbandguide.com.au/

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there any sites that let you stream films from the Internet on a tv?
    I have an LG smart tv with built in Internet..I wanna stream a movie from it but cant find any sites..are they any?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.hulu.com or sign up for netflix, basic account is only 8 bucks a month, first month free and you can cancel before they charge you the following month.

  32. QUESTION:
    what are some good web sites to watch movies online?
    I am bored and trapped and can't get out to rent some movies, what are some good web sites to watch movies online? or tv shows for that matter, streaming and free!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to http://www.movies-download-center.com

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know good free online movie sites?
    Hi.. I know only of one site that has amazing free online or tv show streaming. But my pc recently lost all its bookmarks. Could you guys all help me and let me know w hat sites are the best free online hassal free, no signing up necessary movie sites? and tv?

    Thanks in advance friends!

    • ANSWER:
      www.cinecast.us

      www.letmewatchthis.ch

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to stream movies on a ps3?
    I have Netflix but am thinking of getting rid of it and getting a different service with more selections or adding another service to watch TV shows. I know that netflix works but what some other good companies or sites that work on the PS3? Do Hulu and Amazon work? I don't have the PS3 yet and am not an experienced user so I need something relatively easy to figure out haha.

    • ANSWER:
      PS3 only supports Hulu Plus. I haven't yet found a set-top box that supports plain old Hulu unfortunately.

      However, I've been using TVersity Pro on my PC to send a stream to the PS3.

      TVersity basically takes any form of media and just streams it to your PS3, 360, or other set-top box. It will re-encode the data into a format that your device can understand. This is great since the PS3's video support is pretty small.

      To use TVersity, you will need a PC, a PS3, and a fast home network. I do not recommend using the PS3's wireless adapter. Its antenna is not very good, and has trouble getting a strong signal from the router compared to my (ancient) laptop that's in the same room. A weak signal will cause problems hiccups with streaming. I used to get problems with TVersity and the PS3 until I put the PS3 on a wired connection. Much better.

      You will install TVersity on your PC and use it as your media server. The PS3 will detect TVersity automatically and display any media TVersity knows about. For instance, I added some shows to my queue on Hulu. Then I added my Hulu account to TVersity. Bam. Now the PS3 can see my Hulu queue. I select play and after a few seconds, the show starts up.

      Not bad for . The free version of TVersity does everything but allow you to add internet sources, so you'll probably want to get the Pro version like I did.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some safe, free movie streaming sites on the internet?
    My Netflix account is acting up so I can't watch any of the movies from there. Are there any sites that won't harm my brand new computer?

    • ANSWER:
      www.movies-links.tv

      most of the links you will get will be spam, just a warning. This is the only one that works for me. It links to other sites like loombo and megavideo. Very navigable site. Ive been able to find almost every movie i've thrown at it. There are some really unheard of ones that it doesn't have, but a lot that it does. I bet it has what you're looking for

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the best site for free streaming movies?
    I spend hours scouring over the internet looking for a website that consistently plays movies. I've used megavideo and divx but they have both proved unreliable. Any staple sites out there that I've missed or are do they simply come and go?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try this site: http://www1.zmovie.tv/

  37. QUESTION:
    Which is better Roku or any smart blu ray player?
    My new TV has no wifi but I wanted to view youtube videos and stream movies, so, I'm thinking of buying a roku or a smart blu ray player. Note that Roku doesn't have youtube or does it?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get youtube through a Roku channel called Media Buzz. It allows you to log in to your youtube account, or just surf the site.

  38. QUESTION:
    How much do get fine for, for downloading movies on torrent?
    i'm just curious. i'm very careful on what i download from torrent sites. i always read comments before downloading. just wondering how much the infringement fine is, cause i've been reading some comments on movies that i want to download and people warning others to be careful cause they received an infringement notice.

    i know it's wrong to download movies, music, tv shows without paying for it, NOT SURPRISINGLY ALMOST EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD USES TORRENT.

    • ANSWER:
      Bottom line it's theft and you guys who are ripping off artists with torrents will eventually be caught. I think People who steal their content deserve what they get come on it's to rent a movie on Itunes or see it cheap via a legal streaming service and songs are what 99 cents?

  39. QUESTION:
    Where can i download movies to my ipod other than using itunes?
    I want to download movies on my ipod but i don't know how.Also if theres no other way to download movies not using itunes can you tell me a way to download movies with itunes.

    • ANSWER:
      The iPod requires a specific file to play movies, i can't quite remember but google knows.

      Anyways, i can put files on my iPod but it was a lengthy process.

      if you go to

      www.letmewatchthis.com you can stream free movies and tv shows, it's a great site, i use it daily.

      The hard part is...

      you need to capture the file as it's streaming, so you need a torrent or a "ripper",

      i use a small easy to use program called Orbit Download, if you obtain this program in the Tools bar is a tool called "Grab it +" upon opening this it will show you all the files that are being used (if your watching a movie it'll pop up) it's pretty simple point and click stuff.

      this doesn't mean the file is ready for your iPod, you need a converter.

      most of these are complicated for anyone who doesn't know their way around a computer, however i have located a program that's fairly easy for anyone to use, it's called Nero Converter. it should be free, you can find all these programs from a safe and secured site called

      cnet.com

      hope this helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is getting clips of TV shows and movies from sites harmful to my computer?
    Is getting video clips from sites such as metacafe and veoh harmful to my computer? I don't want to get any viruses and stuff. What are some more other sites I can get clips from?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not familiar with metacafe, however, my understanding is that veoh isn't a download -- it's a streaming service.

      So the short answer is no, it's not harmful, won't give you viruses.

      You must watch out for pop-ups and ads, however.

      I'd recommend getting a good anti-virus, such as Avira and Malwarebytes, if you're going to be perusing bootleg sites.

      -j

      http://jeslyncollective.com/oc

  41. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to watch streaming Video ?
    I try to watch video's : youtube, yahoo tv, movies , television show's on my computer and i am unable to watch them without the video breaking up or stopping durning the entire video sometimes its so bad i just stop watching. I have not watched any in a long time. I am wondering am i supposed to download all video to watch it or what am i doing wrong.
    pleasse help if you can.

    • ANSWER:
      Normally let the stream finish downloading, for example, click play, then pause, you'll see the status bar fill, just let it fill up all the way then click play again. This time you video has been buffered and will play without interruptions. If the site lets you download the video you can go that route as well, just download it and use you fav. media player to view it.

  42. QUESTION:
    What movie and TV series streaming video websites are legally available internationally?
    No "bittorrent" or "use an HTTP tunnel" answers, please -- I want to know where I can LEGALLY get episodes of Lost, Battlestar Galactica, etc. and movies online outside of the United States.
    Hulu is unavailable outside the US.

    • ANSWER:
      I think these are legal but I cant be sure (they have more info on the sites about the legality stuff):

      http://surfthechannel.com/

      http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/

      They are both available outside the US.

  43. QUESTION:
    Are there any internet based TV services that provide a comparable service to Comcast and satellite?
    I would like to get rid of my Comcast cable tv service and go with an interent service that provides tv over the internet. But I want the same content provided by cable. I want the content to be delivered to my TV..

    • ANSWER:
      They way most internet TV works is random people stream stuff. On the other hand you can use sites like hulu.com or abc.com to stream specific shows. There is no real way to just watch random crap continuously. With internet TV you pick what you watch. Here is a short list

      hulu.com
      abc.com(most big networks now supports streaming shows)
      youtube.com(you can now rent movies if you want)

  44. QUESTION:
    How long does a movie or tv show last on Netflix streaming before its removed?
    Trying to get into watching all the Star Trek episodes from the Netflix website but don't know how much longer the episodes will be posted on the site.

    • ANSWER:
      it depends how long the contract is with the distributor of the program is

      if it's leaving soon, it'll say so.

      example here

      http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Mystery_Science_Theater_3000_The_Indestructible_Man/70072419?trkid=496624

      it says it's streaming until the first of December. it's contract is expiring

  45. QUESTION:
    Is watching TV and Movies online illegal?
    I want to know if watching movies or tv under copyright online is punishable by law. I know for one downloading movies directly to your hard drive is a offense, so is uploading them for people to download. But what about the video streaming sites that allow you to watch them? I'm not talking about the legal sites like Netflix etc.
    As your not paying for the film are you breaking the law? Has anyone ever been caught for copyright infringement because they watched a movie that's still showing in cinemas online?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Streaming or downloading is exactly the same, legally. Streaming from an unauthorized site is just as illegal as downloading from such a site. IF the site is legal (as netflix, for example), then it's not an issue. But you can assume that if there is no cost to stream, it is NOT legal.

  46. QUESTION:
    Where to find MLB Network on streaming tv from abroad?
    I am currently living outside of the United States, but I would love to watch the MLB Network. I've been finding out about sites such as Justin TV and many other websites that will stream live television via the internet. Can anyone help me find a site that carries this channel?

    Also any other suggestions for channels would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, it’s almost free...but I do recommend that you check the site listed below under source. You'll only have to pay a onetime fee and you'll be able to watch TV for free. You can watch most international stations as well as local. Some of the countries include China, Canada, Mexico, South American, and many European countries as well. There is also an option to watch various TV shows (old shows and new shows) using this software as well.

      The nice thing about the site is that you'll have access to some movies online and all the sporting events for those who are into online sports like football, golf, etc.

      Enjoy,
      Tony

  47. QUESTION:
    what are the top three movie streaming services aside from NetFlix "watch instantly"?
    Are there other movie streaming sites on the web that allow movie streaming on demand? What are they and how do they match up to Netflix?

    • ANSWER:
      Note: You will need an IP address in the respective county to access these sites. You can get a foreign IP address at this website: http://www.vpntelevision.com

      Apple iTunes & Amazon are the best - but you pay 'per movie rental'. There are no subscription 'all you can watch' programs (except for Hulu Plus - but this more for TV shows , but have some Movies)

      1. iTunes - www.apple.com/itunes/charts/movies/
      2. Amazon VOD (USA) - http://www.Amazon.com/VideoOnDemand
      3. Hulu Plus (USA) - http://www.hulu.com/plus
      Fancast (USA) - http://www.fancast.com/
      BBC iPlayer (UK)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/
      SeeSaw (UK) - http://www.seesaw.com/
      iTV (UK) - http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/
      4OD (UK) - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od
      ABC (Australia) - http://abc.go.com/watch

  48. QUESTION:
    any device that lets me watch movies on my tv thru streaming?
    basically my mom loves to stream vietnamese movies from certain websites. thats all she does we've had laptops and comps but they're unreliable for us. i looked into roku as well as apple tv but those only allow youtube or hulu or other sites my mom only watches vietnamse films for certain websites. i considered ipad as well but does any1 know any good one.

    • ANSWER:
      NOT iPad.

      Most streaming services USE 'Flash' to stream the TV shows. The iPad DOES NOT support any 'Flash' streaming.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do people stream wwe shows on justin tv without using a webcam,capturecard or seetoo? I am just interested?
    Also it is illegal to stream wwe show but dont stream live? The reason I am saying this is to know how they do it. I am NOT asking this question for me to find out how to do it and then do it.

    • ANSWER:
      They use programs like this....

      http://manycam.com/

      and

      http://webcammax.com/

      and they broadcast from sites like this....

      http://tvshack.net/

      http://www.surfthechannel.com/index.php

      Watch all the TV shows and Movies for free.

      When you start a show and a Poker window opens...just close the poker window and press play again....then enlarge it to full screen viewing. No need to register.

      Cheers

  50. QUESTION:
    Why is Netflix quality different when streamed through Roku vs. Sony Blu Ray Player?
    I have a Roku HD box and just bought a Sony Blu Ray BDP-S390 knowing that it could stream Netflix, too. I was hopeful I could return the Roku box and recoup my , which I still can, but I noted the Roku streamed movie looked a little better than the same video streamed through the Blu Ray. Why?

    Both devices are hooked up to a HDTV. The Sony is hooked up via a 13.1 gbps Insiginia HDMI. The Roku (currently) is hooked up via RCA cords to the TV interface on "video" setting.

    According to Netflix, Netflix streams at 720p to the Roku HD (even though I bought it under the assumption it streamed at 1080p -- miffed about that), while Netflix sites that it streams to the Sony BDP-S390 at 1080p.

    So, with the HDMI cord and the higher resolution, I thought the Sony streamed video would outshine the Roku, however, the Sony video was darker and the coloration was off. The movie was Thor. I ran each side by side on the Roku and the Sony and switched back and forth on the Input setting on the TV and was surprised.

    (However, I should also note, another movie I streamed -- an animated flick with an HD by its title -- looked amazing on the Sony.)

    So what gives? I will let you chew on that and see what kind or suggestions I might get. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would venture to say that the variances you note have more to do with bandwidth and settings on display devices than any difference in signal. I watch Netflix on 2 TV's, 2 laptops, 2 desktops, 2 tablets & my cell phone (OK, I just realized... that's enough devices to be really stupid). Accounting for size, the image quality is quite consistent & varies only with bandwidth availability.


streaming movies to tv sites

Movie Releases March 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    The new dragonball z movie is call ddragonball z battle of the gods?
    It not action it anime just like the rest of the dbz movies it take place after the buu saga.It suppose to be release march,3,2013

    • ANSWER:
      yup

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a definite release date for Wreck It Ralph on dvd and blu ray?
    Just saw Wreck It Ralph in theaters twice! I am absolutely in love with this movie, and took my 5 year old niece to see it and she loves it too! Tried looking up a dvd/blue ray release date for the movie and came up with a tenative January-March 2013. Is there a more solid release date? My niece's birthday is in March and if the movie will be out before her birthday we want to plan a Wreck It Ralph birthday party for her.

    • ANSWER:
      My boyfriend who works at a movie store says it will definately be out by March. No definate release date however since it is still in theaters. He believes it could be out as soon as early Feb.

  3. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any recent news about the Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters movie?
    I know that there is a release date(March 26 2013) and I read an somewhere that they might be filming this summer. I also read an article that they might be adding some parts of the books together for the movies. Does anybody know when they are scheduled to film, if they are joining parts of different books together, or any other news? Thanks:)!

    • ANSWER:
      phew. I saw an add that said it wasn't getting a sequel. I'm glad there's a sequel..... ( Now that I think about it, the article might've been bogus. It was from yahoo. They said Jumper 2 and I'm #4 wouldn't get sequels either and I'm bummed.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long do movies stay in Japanese theaters?
    I'm going to Japan next year sometime in June. There is a new movie coming to Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. It's a Dragon Ball Z movie and I think it would be awesome to be able to see it while I'm there.

    But if I went in mid to late June, would it still be in theaters? I know it depends on the popularity of something. What's' the least amount of time a movie would be in theaters, and the longest amount of time? Does anyone who has been to Japan know? Is it the same as US? If so, what's it like in the US?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it depends on each theater. There is no general answer.

      And it's too early to answer because it's going to be released in March 2013.

  5. QUESTION:
    When will the second movie of the Percy Jackson series come out?
    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Does anyone know the exact date when the movie will come out? Thanks! I appreciate all the help!

    • ANSWER:
      "Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters" will be released March 26, 2013.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are all the movies by Dreamworks Animation?
    I want to know all the movies so then I could watch them! Thanks for answering!

    • ANSWER:
      Released films
      #TitleRelease date
      1AntzOctober 2
      2The Prince of EgyptDecember 18, 1998
      3The Road to El DoradoMarch 31, 2000
      4Chicken RunJune 23, 2000
      5ShrekMay 18, 2001
      6Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronMay 24, 2002
      7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven SeasJuly 2, 2003
      8Shrek 2May 19, 2004
      9Shark TaleOctober 1, 2004
      10MadagascarMay 27, 2005
      11Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-RabbitOctober 7, 2005
      12Over the HedgeMay 19, 2006
      13Flushed AwayNovember 3, 2006
      14Shrek the ThirdMay 18, 2007
      15Bee MovieNovember 2, 2007
      16Kung Fu PandaJune 6, 2008
      17Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaNovember 7, 2008
      18Monsters vs. AliensMarch 27, 2009
      19How to Train Your DragonMarch 26, 2010
      20Shrek Forever AfterMay 21, 2010
      21MegamindNovember 5, 2010
      22Kung Fu Panda 2May 26, 2011
      23Puss in BootsOctober 28, 2011

      Upcoming films
      TitleRelease date
      Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedJune 8, 2012
      Rise of the GuardiansNovember 21, 2012
      The CroodsMarch 22, 2013
      TurboJuly 19, 2013
      Me & My ShadowNovember 13, 2013
      Mr. Peabody & ShermanMarch 14, 2014
      How to Train Your Dragon 2June 20, 2014

  7. QUESTION:
    How often does netflix and lovefilm update their films?
    Lets say a film came out on the 20th of January 2013, when would it be able to be streamed on both:
    A)Netflix
    B)LoveFilm
    Also which one is better in your opinion and give reasons if you want. Ya know, you don't have to but it would be much appreciated!
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      This cannot be answered as it is different case by case.

      Some film studios refuse to offer their films for streaming at all.
      Some films refuse to offer their films to be streamed on Netflix some refuse to allow LoveFilm to stream their movies. Some studios don't allow either platforms to stream their content and only allow other platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Watch or their own content provider such as HBO.

      So to find out when a new film will make its way to Netflix or Lovefilm one would have to know what studio owns the film and if they have a deal with either provider.

      But for instance take a small film like "Jeff Who Lives at Home" it was released 16 March 2012 and showed up for streaming in Jan. 2013 so that is roughly 10 months. "One For the Money" was released Jan 2012 and showed up Jan. 2013 so that is roughly 12 months. A really small film "Sleepwalk With Me" was released August 2012 and again Jan. 2013 it was being streamed so roughly 8 months.

      So you might say a year for bigger studio films and 8 months to 10 for smaller indie films.

      As to which is better? I cannot say with any true degree of accuracy (due to the fact that Lovefilm is not available in the US) but here is an article comparing the 2. It is from November of 2012 so it should be up to date.

      http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/lovefilm-vs-netflix-which-is-best-for-you-1058067

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there going to be a movie to Stephanie Meyer's book the host?
    I have read the book "The Host" 4 times and I am ready to see if there will be a movie or not. I enjoyed the book so much that its hard to find anything good compared to it now.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there will be a movie directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Saoirse Ronan as Mel, Max Irons as Jared, Jake Abel as Ian and William Hurt as Jeb. Filming begins February, 2012 and the release date is March 29, 2013. Read more about it on the website below.

  9. QUESTION:
    In Japan, how long does it take for movies to be released on DVD?
    I'm waiting for that new Dragon Ball Z film to come out on DVD. In Japan it was released on March 30, 2013. In North America, generally (even the biggest movies) take 3-4 months at most to come out. How long does it take to come out in Japan?

    • ANSWER:
      You are asking the same question many times. No matter how many times you ask, the answer is always like "it's 3-6 months or so"

  10. QUESTION:
    When Wicked movie gets released how many oscars do you think it'll get?
    Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked book, says that a film will be brought out in 2013.
    I can't wait!!!
    How many oscars do you think it will win?
    Because it's very successful!

    • ANSWER:
      No, 2014.

      From an interview on March 9, 2008 with Gregory Maguire:

      According to Maguire, there are plans to bring out a film version of “Wicked” in the year 2014. “That’s the 10-year anniversary of its Broadway debut,” he said, “which is exactly what happened when the play ‘Chicago’ came out as a film a few years ago. Since ‘Wicked’ is breaking attendance records all over the world, there’s no need to rush a film out now.”

      And another interview conducted a few days before the first:

      Q: What was your reaction when they first talked to you about your novel Wicked being made into a musical? Has anyone ever asked you about it being made into a film?

      GM: Within 10 days of the book's publication in the US, I started to get film offers. I had three and a half years' worth of film scripts, each one of which was worse than the one before!

      When that interest began to erode (Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings hadn't come out yet) and the notion of a Broadway play came up instead, really in my heart of hearts I just thought [*singing and leaping from his chair*] 'Broadway!'. What was not to love about it?

      There will eventually be a film of Wicked the musical but probably not for four or five years.

      -------------------------------

      It will definitely win multiple awards. I'm thinking costume design and musical score most likely.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do you think James Bond skyfall will be out on DVD before Christmas?
    I'm planning on asking my parents for James Bond skyfall on DVD for Christmas. I live in the USA and the movie came out in theaters on November 9th. Do you think it will be available on DVD by Christmas.

    • ANSWER:
      NO

      A date have been set for the release of Skyfall on DVD and Blu-ray and in Macrh 2013.

      Here is the link to the news on it from commanderbond.net

      http://commanderbond.net/16397/skyfall-dvdblueray-due-for-march-2013.html

      For now IF you want Bond stuff for Christmas, ask for the Blu-Ray or DVD of the James Bond 50th box set. Maybe any of these Skyfall soundtrack, James Bond 50th Anniv. soundtrack, Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams, Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies by Roger Moore, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 001: Based on the novels that inspired the movies (James Bond Graphic Novels) by Ian Fleming, Jim Laurier, John McLucsky and Jim Lawrence, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 003 and James Bond: Omnibus Volume 004

  12. QUESTION:
    Is earth truly going to become a wasteland in the near future?
    This is on the topic of global warming and I ask this because the future looks hopeless for the earth as a result of the many events that have been occurring recently like the record levels of methane in the Arctic (http://arctic-news.blogspot.ie/2013/03/record-methane-in-arctic-early-march-2013.html), the albedo loss as a result of the loss of the Arctic Ice and the melting of the Greenland Ice Pack.

    The reason I ask about the earth becoming a wasteland is mainly due to the fact that recent weather extremes appear to have weakened food production on earth with severe weather like drought affecting US agriculture. I fear that the world will soon become something like the world in the novel known as The Road whereas cannibalism and starvation are the main regime as the Arctic looks to melt out completely due to extreme fracturing of the Arctic Ice (http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2013/03/crack-is-bad-for-you-and-sea-ice.html) which could lead to the Arctic melting out this summer (perhaps either in late June, early July or at some point in August) pushing the earth to the limit with regards agriculture.

    That is the end of my standard fears, however there is something much worse that I fear whereas I feel and have been told that the above scenario with regards global starvation will take a number of years to occur, there is one scenario that will push that to a number of days following the melt of the Arctic Ice and that is this article here: http://killerinourmidst.com/ whereas a mass methane release from the Arctic Basin and the Permafrost will cause rapid warming and bring society to a standstill in a matter of days.

    So I must ask this question; does the near future hold the above scenario, do people think it holds the worst case scenario where humanity is left starving and if so what timescale would you suggest from it (I am referring to the second scenario with the mass methane release).

    • ANSWER:
      I would consider those extremely low-probability worst case scenarios.

      Instead, what I suspect will happen, and as far as I know what most scientists suspect will happen, is that we will have a slow increase in "normal" weather-related disasters (droughts, floods, and so on). This may spark wars, and lead to a lot of deaths both directly and indirectly, but I sincerely doubt it's going to become some kind of movie-fodder cannibalistic wasteland. Think more slow slide into worse and worse conditions, until either we blow each other up fairly dramatically or we just starve and fight our way down to a more sustainable population.

      All this, of course, is only if we don't *act* to stop AGW, which is in my opinion a far, far preferable outcome.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some good books being made into movies?
    I wanna read books being made into movies..If you could think of upcoming movies based from books, please do mention them also. Thanks much. :)

    • ANSWER:
      March 29th, 2013 - The Host by Stephanie Meyer (Don't be fooled, it's way better then Twilight)

      Carrie - Stephan King
      Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
      A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
      Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
      Why We Broke Up - David Handler (aka Lemony Snicket I LOVE HIS BOOKS)
      The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
      Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
      Tiger Eyes - Judy Blume
      The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
      King of Heists - J. North Conway
      An Object Of Beauty - Steve Martin
      Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
      Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain

      ^^ They don't say the release dates but you can look them up if you want :)

  14. QUESTION:
    When are all the twilight movies coming out?
    I know Twilight is out, but when are New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn going to be made into a movie?

    • ANSWER:
      New Moon will be released 20 November 2009 and filming will commence March 2009.

      Eclipse may be released 2012 and Breaking Dawn 2013. Official released dates will be announced closer to the date.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the cast of Twilight doing now?
    Are they in production with any new movies? Please if you don't like Twilight or the cast then do not answer or do not answer rudely. I do like the Twilght saga and I think the cast is great....I'd just like to know if they are currently making any new movies.

    • ANSWER:
      They finished Breaking Dawn part 2 last year when they made part one. So, they're work on Twilight films is over.

      Kristen Stewart has been making a new film called, Snow White and the Huntsman.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735898/

      Robert Pattinson will be walking the red carpet March 2 for The "Bel Ami" Berlin, Germany, World Premiere. Later it will open in the US. Bel Ami is a film he made a couple years ago that is just now being released. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610486/

      Rob will later be promoting a second film he's already made, Cosmopolis, soon after he finishes with Bel
      Ami. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480656/

      Taylor Lautner will be working on a film called Incarceron that is now in pre-production and will come out iin 2013. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610486/

  16. QUESTION:
    How much does it take when they release a movie/episode?
    I mean, like...for an episode how long do they rehearse? And film? And how long do they wait for the people to release it? Same for the movie, too, please! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of show or movie; and don't forget that there are different phases of making the TV show or film. Pre-production, where the script is written, the roles are cast, and the sets are built; production, when the actual footage is shot; and post-production, when the film or show is edited down to a final product.

      For a TV show, you have to keep in mind that at any given time, they're working on multiple episodes--e.g. on a given day a few are in the process of being written, one is being shot, and one or two are being edited.

      For a typical network sitcom like "How I Met Your Mother," the script takes a few weeks to write. The actors get their scripts on Monday (guest stars are cast a week or two beforehand); they do a "table read" where all the actors read their lines to see how the show flows, what jokes work, and what parts of the script may need tweaking. Rehearsals continue on Tuesday, and the show films on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (shows that have a studio audience, like "Two and a Half Men," film on Thursday or Friday, doing the exact same show twice so that in the editing process, they can choose the better version of each scene from the two takes).

      Then the show is edited, a process that usually takes a week or two. Then the show is ready for air--but of course when it actually gets aired depends on the network's schedule; sometimes it's as early as a few days after it's done editing, sometimes it's a few weeks.

      So basically, on a sitcom, they shoot a new episode every week, but pre-production and post-production take additional time. A show like HIMYM shoots from August to March, taking sizable breaks for holidays.

      Hourlong dramas usually take 7 to 10 working days to rehearse and shoot, but essentially the process is the same.

      With movies, again there's a wide range of projects, differing in scope, budget, and genre, and each take different lengths of time. A low-budget film that's mostly drama and has very little in the way of special effects can take just a couple of weeks to shoot and several weeks to edit, while a big-budget special effects movie like Avatar or The Dark Knight Rises could take years from shooting to release (the new Superman movie was done filming months ago, but won't be in theaters until Summer 2013).

      And when it comes to movies that aren't surefire blockbuster hits, even when they're complete the studio can take its time to release the movie at an appropriate time, taking into consideration the time of year (e.g., horror movies around Halloween time, holiday movies around Christmas, romantic movies around Valentine's day; big-budget blockbusters around the holidays and early summer) as well as possible competition (you don't necessarily want to release your movie on the same weekend that a big movie that everyone wants to see is coming out).

  17. QUESTION:
    are they going to make the hunger games series a movie series?
    I know that they will release a hunger games movie in march, but are they going to make all three books into three movies??

    • ANSWER:
      yes "Catching Fire" will be released 22 november 2013 and the third installment is scheduled for a 2015 release

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951265/

  18. QUESTION:
    When will the second Percy Jackson movie be out?
    So, as many shall know a couple years ago 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The lightning thief' came out and its been a long time. So when will the second one be out? The sea of monsters.

    • ANSWER:
      Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters is currently scheduled to be releases on March 26, 2013.

  19. QUESTION:
    What ever happened to lightning thief movies?
    The first one came out 2 years ago and 2 sequels were comfirmed but its been 2 years and no news.

    • ANSWER:
      In October 2011, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel based on the second book Sea of Monsters scheduled for release on March 27, 2013

  20. QUESTION:
    When Is The Sea Of Monsters Percy Jackson Movie Coming Out?
    I've been waiting and waiting. I really want to see it. People say Spring 2012 but it IS spring 2012 and there isn't a trailer out yet and it's almost Summer.

    • ANSWER:
      It's planned for release March 15 2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854564/releaseinfo

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good forbidden romance vampire books like Vampire Academy?
    I'm REALLY into the theme Vampire Academy has, which is the forbidden romance between Rose and her older instructor!
    Are there any good books like that? like when the main character falls in love or something with an older instructor, teacher, etc? And it should be with vampires!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some YA recommendations. Probably most of them will not have vampires though, but these are the ones I think are similar to VA in terms of heroines/love interests.

      Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
      *The Golden Lily - releases June 19, 2012
      Note: This is the spin-off series to Vampire Academy. If you loved VA, you're gonna want to check this out. There's not really much romance going on in book 1, but I expect there will be quite a bit of forbidden romance later on in the series!! :)

      The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver ♥
      *Soul Thief
      *Forgiven - releases February 28, 2012
      Note: Beck is an absolute hottie!! :D My friends and I are obsessed with this series right now!!

      Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder ♥
      *Magic Study ♥
      *Fire Study
      Note: One of my favorites. :) Yelena was such a strong heroine; definitely reminded me of Rose. And Valek... yum. :P

      The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ♥
      *Catching Fire ♥
      *Mockingjay
      Note: Everyone should read this series. It is just that epic. One of my favorite series ever.

      Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
      *Wolfsbane
      *Bloodrose - releases February 21, 2012

      Divergent by Veronica Roth
      *Insurgent - releases 2012
      Note: Pretty good start to a decent dystopian series. Four is pretty awesome.

      Chime by Franny Billingsley ♥
      Note: As soon as I finished, I wanted to flip it back around and start it again. I really loved it. Hope you will too. :)

      The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell ♥
      *The Springsweet - releases April 17, 2012
      Note: This was so unlike anything I'd ever read, in a good way. It made me want to read more historical/paranormals. The forbidden romance in this mostly has to do with caste.

      Timeless by Alexandra Monir
      *The Timekeeper - releases 2012
      Note: Can't wait for book 2!! I need more Philip!!

      Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
      *Deadly Little Lies
      *Deadly Little Games
      *Deadly Little Voices - releases December 6, 2011
      *TBA 2012
      Note: I love how the bad guy is always someone you don't expect.

      Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
      *Enshadowed - releases January 24, 2012
      *TBA 2013
      Note: The cover is one of my favorite things about the book. After I read it I appreciated the cover so much more. It was a little tedious to read towards the end, but overall I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for book 2.

      Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder ♥
      *Outside In
      Note: Riley is too freaking adorable!! :)

      Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
      *Hallowed - releases January 24, 2012
      Note: This was a cool book. I can't wait for the next one!!

      Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
      *Linger
      *Forever

      My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
      *My Soul to Save
      *My Soul to Keep
      *My Soul to Steal
      *If I Die - releases September 20, 2011
      *Before I Wake - releases 2012
      Note: Book 1 was pretty good. The guy is a year older than the girl but it's not so much forbidden as just seriously complicated.

      Blood Red Road by Moira Young ♥
      Note: Ahhh... I loved it!!

      Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
      *The Dead Girl's Dance
      *Midnight Alley
      *Feast of Fools
      *Lord of Misrule
      *Carpe Corpus
      *Fade Out
      *Kiss of Death
      *Ghost Town
      *Bite Club
      *Last Breath - releases November 1, 2011
      Note: Well, this one's got vampires. Never read this myself, but it's another one my friends like.

      The Dark Divine by Bree Despain ♥
      *The Lost Saint
      *The Savage Grace - releases March 13, 2012

      Fateful by Claudia Gray - releases September 13, 2011
      Note: What? Werewolves on the Titanic?

      Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
      *Beautiful Darkness
      *Beautiful Chaos - releases October 18, 2011
      *TBA 2012

      The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab - August 2, 2011
      Note: This was awesome. If you like spooky fairy tales, it's perfect for you.

      Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ♥
      Note: One of my all time favorite novels. It's a gothic romance with supernatural elements. Also Michael Fassbender plays the new Mr. Rochester in the 2011 movie adaptation. HOT.

      ****
      If you're looking for something more adult, here's some recommendations for you:

      Dark Lover by J.R. Ward ♥
      *Lover Eternal
      *Lover Awakened ♥
      *Lover Revealed
      *Lover Unbound
      *Lover Enshrined
      *Lover Avenged
      *Lover Mine
      *Lover Unleashed
      *Lover Reborn - releases March 27, 2012
      Note: Sexy warrior vampires. What more could you ask for? :)

      Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost ♥
      *One Foot in the Grave
      *At Grave's End
      *Destined for an Early Grave
      *This Side of the Grave
      *One Grave at a Time
      *TBA
      Note: More vampires. I just got into this series recently, and I wanted to include it even though I haven't finished all the books yet. I LOVE Bones. :P

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of electrical issues from the 2012 solar flares?
    Blackouts for days/weeks/months etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Old "News"

      The Solar Flare scare has been moved to 2013.

      The last time something like this happened was in March 1989 (two solar maximums ago) when the province of Quebec (in Canada) went without power for 9 hours.

      Six million people affected, nine hours without power. Total number of deaths = 0.

      Solar Flares cannot reach Earth (except, of course, in American movies -- e.g., "Knowing").
      Solar flares are caused by strong magnetic fields at the surface of the sun. If, during a large flare, the loops of the local magnetic field are short-circuited, there is an event called "magnetic reconnection". This releases lots of energy.

      Sometimes, that much energy sends out lots of material from the Sun's "atmosphere" just above the surface. A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

      CME are shot out quite often. Most of them miss us, of course. Every once in a while, we are hit and, most of the time, the charged particles will get trapped in our radiation belts (by our own magnetic field) and leak down into our atmosphere, giving us beautiful Northern Lights (or Southern Lights, if you live in the other hemisphere).

      Sometimes, the CME will arrive with too much energy and push our magnetosphere a bit too far. If that happens, the magnetosphere snaps back, causing its own magnetic reconnection. It is this event that causes an electromagnetic pulse that can be picked up by power grids.

      The power lines act as antennas and pick up energy from the pulse.

      In 1989, very long power lines (1,000 miles) picked up lots of energy and this pulse of power was interpreted, by the computers controlling the power distribution, as a major problem (e.g., lines fallen into a lake), so the computer shut down the power.

      When the rest of the system tried to pick up the slack, a cascade failure occurred.

      Quebec's distribution system has since been protected against these problems. When the man-made Northeast Blackout of 2003 occurred, the domino effect caused a power failure everywhere in the Northeast corner of North America EXCEPT in Quebec which had installed the protection.

      Since then, most civilized countries have protected their power distribution system against this kind of problem.

      We could hope that the USA have done the same, but, in light of the 2003 blackout...

      In any event, the 2013 solar max is expected to be weaker than average.

  23. QUESTION:
    when will the sequel to the host by stephenie meyer come out?
    when will the sequel to the host called 'The Seeker' by stephenie meyer come out? I know she may not do it but i looks like there 's a pretty good chance she will. If she is going to do it do you know when she will?

    • ANSWER:
      Her website is hopelessly out of date. You'll find the most up-to-date information on fansites such as Fanpop.com and in interviews with Stephenie Meyer. However, she is very, very careful in mentioning future projects. First, there was a leak about the Twilight book "Midnight Sun" which she had been working on. Second, she says if she mentions a possible book the media treats that as a commitment, so she doesn't like to speculate. Third, she said at the present, her time is not her own and she can't write in that atmosphere.

      All that being said, she did mention about a year or so ago that she had written the outline and first chapters of "The Host" sequel "The Soul", to be followed by the 3rd book of the trilogy "The Seeker". My thought is-- they are currently casting forThe Host movie which will start filming in February to be released in March, 2013 (Saoirse Ronan as Mel; Max Irons as Jared; Jake Abel as Ian; William Hurt as Jeb--see MovieInsider.com), and if there are going to be sequels using the same cast, she had better write them soon before the actors get too old for the parts!

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any NEW Hayao Miyazaki movies comming out soon?
    Any word or hints? If so what is it and please give a discription. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The newest movie is From Up on Poppy Hill which was released in Japan last July. It will be released in the US in March 2013. :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Books geared towards boys with a female main character?
    I'm wondering if there are any books like that out there?

    • ANSWER:
      James Patterson is a great author. He wrote the "Maximum Ride" series. The first book is called "The Angel Experiment" He has written 6 other books in this series. It's great because each chapter is only a couple pages long - but the story is so good you just keep reading. Max (a girl) is the leader of the group of kids. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2013.

      Suzanne Collins wrote the "Hunger Games" trilogy. Katniss Everdeen is also a female lead character. This is such a great book and the two books after it are just as good! The movie is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2012

  26. QUESTION:
    How many nicholas sparks books have been turned into movies? ?
    I know of dear John and the notebook. Now they are coming out with the lucky one. How many others?

    • ANSWER:
      Message in a Bottle (February 12, 1999)
      A Walk to Remember (January 25, 2002)
      The Notebook (June 25, 2004)
      Nights in Rodanthe (September 26, 2008)
      Dear John (February 5, 2010)
      The Last Song (March 31, 2010)
      The Lucky One (April 20, 2012)
      Safe Haven (film) Set to be released in 2013 Production has not yet started and it has not been cast.
      The Best of Me (film) Warner Brothers bought copyright July 17, 2011

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know when they might start filming New Moon the sequel for Twilight?
    I love Twilight!!!! and I really want to c how they will do on New Moon.

    • ANSWER:
      According to Kristen Stewart, they are supposed to start filming in March 2009.

      According to IMDb, New Moon is scheduled to come out in 2010. And according to movies.com, the release date is January 1, 2010.

      Back to IMDb, if they do Eclipse, it is supposed to come out in 2012. And then Breaking Dawn in 2013. I know that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (and I think a few other characters) are signed on for three movies, leaving Breaking Dawn out. But you can not make Eclipse without Breaking Dawn. However, Stephenie Meyer stated that it might be impossible to make Breaking Dawn into a movie and if it would be, it should be made into two movies.

  28. QUESTION:
    Are they even going to make a sea of monsters movie?
    I've heard so many different things about the sea of monsters movie, are they even going to make one? Cuz alot of people said that it was supposed to come out this year, but there's no news about it so far...does anyone know if they're actually making it a movie or not?
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      It's due for release 26th March 2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854564/

  29. QUESTION:
    Why are do soo many actors fail, to become great?
    Other than an obvious point that you may not have the look. How can I prevent from coming like all of the millions of actors out there that know one knows, that never become prestigious? Why do they never make it any where? i DONT want to be some sad looser on some unheard of casting site, or youtube making videos and getting low level jobs . I'm just starting out, and I've done 1 play and 1 musical last year lead rolls.The play was a Christmas play/The life of Jesus and I played Jesus. The musical was The Magic Flute, and I played Monostanous the lead villain. Now i auditioned for my first film and beat two adults and a few teens for the roll I am currently cast as. Im cast as Jake, one of the bad guys. Its slated for release on March 2013. It's no hollywood film, or anything, but its a film none the less and will have a public and private screening at a theater. So we are pretty much done and I'm looking for my next gig, I really want to tryout for a character in the upcoming holly wood film Divergent being shot in Chicago. Will I need an agent to get into this audition? I'm planning on going in to an open call near me to get an agent. I'm in touch with Joel Courtney on twitter and a few other teen celebrities, they found me. I just set up an account and twitted some stuff and next thing I know I'm being followed. My twitter is @IsaiahTButler. So please answer these questions and leave some advice, and don't forget the main question in the title. Also if you want to know more about me please visit my website isaiah.mixform.com feel free to comment on any blog posts.
    I'm 16 years old and I'm ready for this, i know the headaches, and work and effort. I also know theres much more for me to learn. My passion at first was just the pure enjoyment and love of acting. No its developed into a passion to one of the best. Winning Emmy's and Tony's and sometime soon my first Young Artist Award. I don't care for fame and riches, matter fact if I worked at McDonalds and still got to be in Big movies with the greats, such as Denzel Washington, Cuba Gooding Jr. and others, while being the best I can winning awards, but not making millions I would go for it! My parents say its a pipe dream and i'll never make it, or their trying to except the fact that I'm going to be a bum. I haven't gone through all of this emotional scaring just to give up, so please someone help.

    • ANSWER:
      Why are do soo many actors fail, to become great?

      One because acting isn't as easy as everyone seems to think it is. It requires talent and training and continual challenges to keep growing as an actor. And while there are many, many very talented actors and much, much, much fewer roles that let them demonstrate those talents to their full capacity.

      It also has to do with how you define "great". I was a professional stage actress for 15 years and I worked with some amazingly great actors (some even told me I was great too). We put on great productions. Does the fact that you've never heard of them or didn't see the productions make them less great? I don't think so.

      I don't think that outside validation through awards necessarily makes someone a great actor. (They could be a good actor but have great connections and create campaigning skills.) Just like I think there are many great artists who will die in obscurity and may never be "discovered", there are many great actors who will never be famous or even well-known. But they will be very well respected by those who know them, worked with them, or seen their work. Being able to move an audience, touch lives, by bringing a story to life so others can experience it - that's being great. Often awards have more to do with being political than being great.

      How can I prevent from coming like all of the millions of actors out there that know one knows, that never become prestigious?

      You can't prevent it. You can improve your chances of it not happening if you have talent and get good training (classes and experience). If you can recognize other talented people (writers, producers, crew, other actors) and can match their skill and dedication and work together to create something memorable - then you have a better chance of winning the respect of others. Keep working to improve and grow as an actor. Recognize that a production involves A LOT more people than just the actor - and work with the good ones.

      To get the awards, know the right people to suck up to. Work to get the roles that have more aware potential rather than ones that may challenge you or interest you as an actor. Understand the politics of the industry where you live. Get savy about the business end of things and know how to market yourself. Play the PR game - things like that.

      I'm looking for my next gig, I really want to tryout for a character in the upcoming holly wood film Divergent being shot in Chicago. Will I need an agent to get into this audition?

      Probably. Most movie roles are cast through a talent agent. A long shot would be if you knew who the casting director is and you self submit and see if they call you for an audition. But if the production company is out of California and you're a minor, you may need an entertainment work permit and a Coogan Trust account. (Not sure - you'll have to check into that.) But yes - the best chance you have of getting an audition would be to have a talent agent.

      Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    Will sea of monsters be made into a movie?
    They should make it but the way they made the lightning thief seems like they can't! will they?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, with a release date of March 27th, 2013.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_of_Monsters#Film_Adaptation

  31. QUESTION:
    When is the trailer for the 2013 remake of Carrie Going To Come Up?
    ok i have been hearing stuff about a remake of one of my favorite horror movies ever=) and so far i heard that Chloe Moretz is going to play Carrie & Julianne Moore is Going To Play Her Mother And I Also Heard it's going to come out in March But I Want To Know When Are They Going To Release A Teaser Trailer & A Full Movie Trailer?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes i know i love the Carrie movies as well. i'm very excited to see Chloe and Juilanne in it. =) The movie will be in theaters March 15, 2013 so i'm guessing the official trailer should show either december or january probably. I know they said they would show a teaser trailer this week but it hasn't shown on facebook or anything yet =(

  32. QUESTION:
    Im a fan of Caitlin Stasey, when will her work reach the UK?
    I am a big fan of Caitlin Stasey, she has recently starred in such movies such as "All Cheerleaders Die", "Lust For Love" and a ABC comedy "Please Like Me."

    I am curious if anyone is aware or if anyone has any links on any news about these features, and more importantly, when they will reach UK screens?

    Also will there be a sequel to "Tomorrow When The War Began"?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I'm a fan of Caitlin's from the UK, too. In answer to your questions:

      'Please Like Me' is due to air starting February on ABC2 in Australia. I can't imagine it will be shown on terrestrial channels in the UK because Josh Thomas, the star, is unknown here. However, I'm hoping I'll be able to download it from somewhere online. If I find a link, I'll let you know. If it's the case that the show is later released on DVD, I will of course buy it.

      'Lust for Love' is in the latter stages of post production. I don't know if it will see general release in the US or UK yet, because it's a indie film, though even a limited release would be great. I'm sure it will eventually be available on DVD though, because I was a backer of the Kickstarter project which funded the movie, and a 2-disc DVD is one of my rewards. I'm hoping to receive the DVD before the film's theatrical release, not after.

      The thriller 'Evidence' was shot in around August/September of 2011, if I remember rightly, and has had more than a year in post-production, so I think that's due out soon. 'Chu and Blossom', a comedy, was shot in Florida in August/September this year, so will probably be in post-production for a while yet. 'All I Need' is an indie horror/thriller and it was shot in LA around late September/October, this year. I don't know when this is due out, though I'm sure it's sometime during 2013. A second horror/thriller, 'All Cheerleaders Die', has (I think) wrapped shooting just before Christmas, though I may be wrong on that. I don't know if any of these four movies will be released theatrically in the UK, though I suspect 'All Cheerleaders Die' might be, as it sounds like a relatively bigger budget production. Either way, all four are bound to later be released on DVD.

      'I, Frankenstein' was shot in Melbourne in around March/April this year, though it won't be out until September 2013 in the US, after its release was delayed by seven months. This is a big-budget affair, so it will almost certainly be released in the UK, though I don't know if it will debut here at the same time as in the US. I'm hoping we might even get to see it before the Yanks do. Caitlin plays a gargoyle in the movie :)

      As far as a sequel to TWTWB goes, the last I heard was that a screenplay based on the second and third books in the series had been completed. Unfortunately, things don't look promising as regards getting the original cast back together. Lincoln Lewis recently Tweeted that he had met with director Stuart Beattie, and that the possibility of a sequel (with the same director and cast, at least) seems remote :/

      Hope that helps! If you're looking for more up-to-date news on Caitlin's projects, I can thoroughly recommend her Facebook page. It's not run by Caitlin herself but I know the young lady who does run it, and she is always the first to dig up new info, so if you 'like' the page, I'm sure you'll be kept abreast of any further developments :)

  33. QUESTION:
    When is the movie "The Hunger Games" going to be released?
    From "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
    And when is the third book going to be released?
    Do you know when will be released they in Italy?

    Sorry for my english..

    • ANSWER:
      Italy has no release date. US is March 23rd 2012 so prob around that time. Also the 3rd book is out in US; again not sure about Italy. It came out for us August 24th 2010. And the second movie release date is set for November 22nd, 2013

  34. QUESTION:
    Will they make a Sea of Monsters movie?
    I was wondering because I just watched Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and I want to know if Logan Lerman is going to make another Percy Jackson Movie. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes due for release 23 march 2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854564/releaseinfo

  35. QUESTION:
    Are they ever gonna make The Sea Of Monsters Book Two Of The Percy Jakcson Series A Movie?
    Just wondering...also could you tell me if they aren't why?

    • ANSWER:
      You bet - it's scheduled for release on March 26, 2013. I never read the books, but I didn't think the first movie was horrible - but I'm sure the book is much better (aren't they always?)

  36. QUESTION:
    When was the Simpsons first broadcasted ?
    And when was futurama ?
    And what were they about ?

    • ANSWER:
      The first actual Simpsons episode was broadcast in 1989 on the 17th of December but there were shorts on the Tracy Ullman from 1987.
      The first futurama episode was broadcast on the 28th of March in 1999. It was cancelled in 2003 but 4 straight to DVD movies were released in 2008 and 2009. Comedy central then broadcast new episodes from June the 24th 2010 and a seventh season was confirmed for 2012-2013

  37. QUESTION:
    What young adult books are becoming movies next year?
    I want to know

    • ANSWER:
      -Beautiful Creatures

      Based on: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
      Expected release date: February 13, 2013
      Starring: Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons

      -The Host

      Based on: The Host by Stephanie Meyer
      Expected release date: March 29, 2013
      Starring: Diane Kruger, Saorise Ronan, Jake Abel

      -Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

      Based on: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
      Expected release date: August 16, 2013
      Starring: Logan Lerman, Sean Bean

      -The Mortal Instruments

      Based on: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
      Expected release date: August 23, 2013
      Starring: Lilly Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower

      -Ender’s Game

      Based on: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
      Expected release date: November 1, 2013
      Starring:Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley

      -The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

      Based on: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
      Expected release date: November 22, 2013
      Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks

      others (tentative):

      *The Forest of Hands and Teeth
      – Based on: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

      *Wake
      – Based on: Wake by Lisa McMann
      Starring: Miley Cyrus (?)

      *Maximum Ride
      – Based on: Maximum Ride by James Patterson

      *Firelight
      – Based on: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

      *Delirium
      – Based on: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

      *13 Reasons Why
      – Based on: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

      *The Maze Runner
      – Based on: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

      *The Giver
      - Based on: The Give by Louis Lowry

      *The Night Circus
      – Based on: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

      *20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
      – Based on: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

      *Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
      – Based on:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

      *A Wrinkle in Time
      – Based on: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  38. QUESTION:
    can someone explain when futurama has been cancled?
    I know its happend a few times and is it renewed for a season next year?

    • ANSWER:
      they just started another season of episodes...

      Here's wikipedias info on the cancellation:

      Groening and Cohen wanted Futurama to be shown at 8:30pm on Sunday, following The Simpsons. The Fox network disagreed, opting instead to show two episodes in the Sunday night lineup before moving the show to a regular time slot on Tuesday.[33] Beginning with its second broadcast season Futurama was again placed in the 8:30 Sunday spot,[34] but by mid-season the show was moved again, this time to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, its third position in under a year.[35]
      Even by the fourth season Futurama was still being aired erratically.[36] This was parodied in the opening sequence of the last episode of Season 4 with a picture of Fry, Leela, and Bender captioned "See You On Some Other Channel." Due to being regularly pre-empted by sporting events, it became difficult to predict when new episodes would air. This erratic schedule resulted in Fox not airing several episodes that had been produced for seasons three and four, instead holding them over for a fifth broadcast season. Fox executives were also not supporters of the show.[37] Although Futurama was never officially cancelled, midway through the production of the fourth season, Fox decided to stop buying episodes of Futurama, letting it go out of production before the fall 2003 lineup.[38][39]

      In 2005, Comedy Central acquired the syndication rights to Futurama.[40] During the negotiations, Comedy Central discussed the possibility of producing new episodes. In 2006, it was announced that four straight-to-DVD films would be produced, and later split into 16 episodes comprising a new season.[41] Since no new Futurama projects were in production at the time of release, the final movie release Into the Wild Green Yonder was designed to stand as the Futurama series finale. However, Groening had expressed a desire to continue the franchise in some form, including as a theatrical film.[42] In an interview with CNN, Groening said that "we have a great relationship with Comedy Central and we would love to do more episodes for them, but I don't know... We're having discussions and there is some enthusiasm but I can't tell if it's just me."[43]

      In June, 2009, 20th Century Fox announced that Comedy Central had picked up the show for 26 new half-hour episodes that began airing on June 24, 2010.[44][45][46] The returning writing crew was smaller than the original crew.[47] It was originally announced that main voice actors West, DiMaggio, and Sagal would return as well, but on July 17, 2009, it was announced that a casting notice was posted to replace the entire cast when 20th Century Fox Television would not meet their salary demands.[48] The situation was later resolved, and the entire original voice-cast returned for the new episodes. The dispute had stopped the original actors from appearing on the Futurama panel for Comic-Con 2009, to the disappointment of fans.[49]

      When Futurama aired June 24, 2010, on Comedy Central, it helped the network to its highest-rated night in 2010 and its highest-rated Thursday primetime in the network's history.[54] In March 2011, it was announced that Futurama has been renewed for a seventh season, consisting of at least 26 episodes, scheduled to air in 2012 and 2013.[5][6] The first episode of season 7 is set to premiere June 20, 2012 on Comedy Central.[55]

  39. QUESTION:
    When is the Catching Fire Trailer coming out?
    When is the Catching Fire (second in the Hunger Games sequel) Trailer coming out?
    -The official trailer, not a fan made one

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There's no exact date or anything, but the release date for Catching Fire is November 22nd, 2013.
      I'm going to guess that the trailer will release somewhere in July 2013 because The Hunger Games trailer was released in November 2011 and the movie released 4 months later in March.
      So yeah, the trailer will probably release four months before the movie releases next year in November. :)

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this normal for a 14 year old girl?
    Well I have started my period on July 8,2012 and I haven't gotten it yet. Today is March 28,2013 and I know I'm not pregnant because its been like 8 months and I'm perfectly fine and healthy but why hasn't it come back? Do I need to go to the doctor? My friends kept on telling me that I should go to the doctor because there is some thing very wrong with me.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing "very wrong with you." It's very common for teens (and even a large amount of adults) to have a highly irregular menstrual cycle for a few years. I have one, (I am fourteen as well) and I will often go HUGE spans of time in-between periods, just as you seem to. The only way that you could be pregnant is if you have actually had sex, as there is NO OTHER WAY, no matter what anyone says. It is evident that you are not pregnant seeing as, eight months later, you look the same. I don't know whether or not you have had intercourse, so I can't take that into consideration here.

      Not having a period for a long time can also mean that your body does not have the proper nutrients required to shed eggs every month. Perhaps you haven't been eating the required amount of food, or you have a deficiency. I don't eat all that much, and I believe that this could contribute to why I have only about two or three periods per year.

      Not having your period every month doesn't mean that anything is wrong with you, it could just be what is normal for your body. What is healthy and right for one woman's body does not have to be for another's.

      There would be cause for concern if you had never had your first period, as that could indicate a problem with the pituitary gland, which is, in essence, the gland in the brain that releases hormones. This could be considered hypopituitarism, which is incredibly rare and is partnered with other growth deficiencies. (If you have seen the movie, Orphan, the character Esther portrays this condition fairly well.)

      It is not necessary to have this looked at, though it is never harmful to have your lady-parts checked out every once in a while just to assure that there are no problems with your ovaries and such. I would broach the subject with a parent/guardian whom you trust, whether or not they are female. In the off chance that this is caused by an abnormality of sorts, the adult will understand and want to help you. It's embarrassing as hell, (Hey, I asked my dad if I could use BC so that my periods would be lighter when they came, and I survived. :P) but it would be wise to have it looked at.

      I wish you only the best of luck, and please try not to stress and turn into a hypochondriac like me, where I think that I have every imaginable disease and disorder known to man.

  41. QUESTION:
    Hayao Miyazaki new movie or good anime movies in general?
    Well i love all of Hayao Miyazaki's movies and i was wondering if their is any due to release in 2012 and if anyone could reccomend some anime good movies similar to his or similar to darker than black, code geass, black butler, higurashi no naku koro ni, along those lines, thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know when it will be released, but probably not this year sadly, since The Secret World of Arrietty was released this past February, but...there is the movie From up on Poppy Hill (title might be changed, I don't know) there are trailers on youtube and you can look it up on wikipedia. It looks like a very interesting movie so hopefully it will be released in the U.S soon!!!

      **edit** looks like it will be released March 2013! probably...

  42. QUESTION:
    When will the 2nd Percy Jackon movie come out?
    I know it comes out sometime this summer but I mean like a certain date

    • ANSWER:
      sea of monsters will be released 26 march 2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854564/releaseinfo

  43. QUESTION:
    when does the hobbit movie and trailer come out?
    Dates and year?

    • ANSWER:
      The two parts, entitled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, are being filmed back to back and are currently in production in New Zealand; principal photography began on 21 March 2011.

      They are scheduled to be released on 14 December 2012 and 13 December 2013, respectively.

      Hard to say on the trailer, probably 2012 sometime.

  44. QUESTION:
    when is the next percy jackson movie coming out?
    I love Percy Jackson and can't wait till the next movie comes out and I hope it comes out soon

    • ANSWER:
      "Sea of Monsters" is released March 26 2013 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854564/

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some good movies, apps, songs etc?
    Im having a lazy weekend so I figured I should fins some entertains stuff to do

    • ANSWER:
      Woot! Lazy weekend!
      Movies:
      Hunger Games
      Twilight
      Harry Potter
      (80s movie, but good!) Net (yes, its called Net)
      if over 18, Crazy, Stupid Love
      Addicted to Love
      (Addicted to Love is REALLY really funny, it should be rated Pg-13)
      Ferris Wheeler's Day off
      Jaws (Duh duh.. Duh duh... DUHDUHDUHDUHDUHDUHD!)

      Now, to apps!
      Apps:
      Temple Run (still a fun one :) yes!)
      Jetpack Joyride (fairly a child game, but fun and addicting and takes da SKILL!)
      If you like word gmaes: Text Twist
      Words with friends!
      Spell tower
      (back to others)
      HANGMAN!

      Now, Songs :D
      Songs:
      ONE DIRECTION! ONE DIRECTION!
      Safe and Sound -Taylor Swiftt
      Lights- Ellie G
      Any Katy Perry song- (Katy Perry... obviously)
      (I don't really like Justin Beiber, but 'Boyfriend' is a very good song.)
      Good time - Carly Rae Jempson
      Somebody that I used to know-Gotye
      Give your heart a break- Demi Lavato
      Want U back- Cher Loyd
      MICHAEL JACKSON!

      WAIT! Some top pick movies
      (some i already listed)
      .

      2 Days in New York

      Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
      (gory.. kinda)

      The Amazing Spider-Man

      Argo
      ]

      The Avengers

      The Bourne Legacy

      Brave

      Cloud Atlas

      Cogan's Trade

      Cosmopolis

      Damsels in Distress

      The Dark Knight Rises

      Dark Shadows

      The Dictator

      Django Unchained

      Dog Fight

      The Gangster Squad

      A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

      The Grandmasters

      Gravity

      The Great Gatsby

      He Loves Me

      The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

      The Hunger Games View trailer
      Dir.: Gary Ross | Lionsgate | March 23Lionsgate hopes to capture some of Summit’s Twilight box office magic with this adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collin’s best-selling young adult trilogy. While it doesn’t involve vampires or werewolves, the post-apocalyptic world that is home to main protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) does have room for two love interests: Gale Hawthorne, her friend and hunting partner, and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), her fellow tribute in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death between two dozen kids aged 12-18. (It's not quite as dark as Battle Royale, but it's dark.) Director Gary Ross (Pleasantville 71, Seabiscuit 72) will be tasked with setting the visual tone of the planned three- or four-film series, whose next installment (Catching Fire) is already scheduled for release on November 22, 2013.

      Hyde Park On Hudson

      All I've got so far, EVERYBODY no COPYING ME.
      So yeah i might just edit later.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why are there so many remakes today of classic horror films?
    and why are most of the responses to it negative

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I think one of the many reasons so many horror remakes exist is that they have tons of new effects now, so they have the ability to make it look more realistic than the original movie. Take Carrie, for example. The original movie came out in the '70's, and the remake (though it's actually more of an adaptation of the book rather than a remake of the movie) will be out in March of this year. Despite it being considered a classic, some parts in the original movie looked rather fake/unrealistic due to the time it was made. The destruction in the remake will probably look more real now.

      Also, with adaptations from books, the movie sometimes leaves things out that they decide to keep in when making a remake. Using Carrie as an example once again, in the '70's movie they didn't make her destroy the entire town like she did in the book. Now, with the 2013 remake, they have confirmed that she will be destroying the town, therefore making it a closer adaptation to the book. And of course there's also the money reason coming into play-to be considered a classic, a movie had to have done fairly well when it was first released. So, the creators of the remake probably assumed that the remake will do well, either because 1. people would be curious as to how a remake of a classic would turn out and want to see a different view on it, or 2. people would be skeptical about the remake of such a well-loved movie and want to see it to see if they ruin it. Either way, most remakes tend to make a lot of money, and the creators of the remakes know that.

      As for why the response is usually negative, that's typically either because 1. it's really THAT bad, because some remakes do turn out terribly, or 2. some people refuse to like it simply because it is a remake. I'm curious to see how the Carrie one will be taken, since people love the original so much.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me when the film "Les Miserables" will be coming out on DVD?
    I am talking about the new version that came out on Christmas day.

    • ANSWER:
      DVD Release Date estimated March 2013

      http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/movies/5762/Les-Miserables-2012.html

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for netflix to have newly released movies?
    I'm thinking about getting netflix, and say if i wanted to get "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", how long would it be until they have it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean getting the movie on DVD then it depends on the studio that produced the movie. Warner Brothers makes Netflix wait 56 days after DVD release before it can rent DVDs while the others have a 28-day wait period.

      If you mean streaming the movie via the internet, then it depends on if Netflix has an output arrangement with the studio. If they do, then you can expect to see a movie appear on the streaming service between 6 and 9 months after the DVD release date in the US, in most cases.

      If Netflix doesn't have an output deal with the studio, then you could wait up to 10 years for the movie to appear on Netflix.

      The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" is produced by Summit Entertainment, so the DVD will be available for rent 28 days after the DVD release date. The DVD release date was February 12, 2013, so Netflix should have the DVD available around March 12, 2013. However, HBO has the TV/streaming output deal with Summit and HBO typically demands exclusivity for 8 to 10 years so this movie is unlikely to be steaming on Netflix USA anytime soon.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is dbz battle of god 2013 coming out in theaters?
    So I heard that a new dbz movie is coming out on march 30 2013 and I was wondering and hoping if its coming out in theaters in the u.s and English translations

    • ANSWER:
      It is coming out in Japan first and will follow up with an English translation later and most likely release on DVD.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is Stephanie Meyer writing a sequel to The Host?
    I just finished reading "The Host." It was reeeeeally good, so I wanted to reveiw it on my blog.... when I went to the Goodreads website, they said it was part of a series, and that there were two 'potential' sequels on the way. What I want to know is, did Stephanie come out and say she was writing such books. If so, where can I track the progress. (Oh, and there are no details to be found on her website, as far as i could tell.)

    • ANSWER:
      Her website is hopelessly out of date. You'll find the most up-to-date information on fansites such as Fanpop.com and in interviews with Stephenie Meyer. However, she is very, very careful in mentioning future projects. First, there was a leak about the Twilight book "Midnight Sun" which she had been working on. Second, she says if she mentions a possible book the media treats that as a commitment, so she doesn't like to speculate. Third, she said at the present, her time is not her own and she can't write in that atmosphere

      . All that being said, she did mention about a year or so ago that she had written the outline and first chapters of "The Host" sequel "The Soul", to be followed by the 3rd book of the trilogy "The Seeker". My thought is-- they are currently casting forThe Host movie which will start filming in February to be released in March, 2013 (Saoirse Ronan as Mel; Max Irons as Jared; Jake Abel as Ian; William Hurt as Jeb--see MovieInsider.com), and if there are going to be sequels using the same cast, she had better write them soon before the actors get too old for the parts!


movie releases march 2013

Short Film Scripts Wanted

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the chance of a short film script being picked up?
    I think I have a good short film script idea. My work is not known YET (lol), but I want to know the rate a short film script gets picked up. Are the chances better than a normal script? Serious answers are well appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Short films are rarely picked up. If you want to make it, you'll have to direct and produce it yourself. Thats how most shorts are done anyway.

  2. QUESTION:
    Where can I have someone write me a script for a short film?
    I have an idea for a short film I want to create, however I'm not a good writer and am looking for a way to pay someone to write it for me within the next few days. Any websites or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Well. To actually give full credit to the writer of the film. You should post auditions, on some sort of site. And have someone write a sample script, of a topic. And see how imaginative and creative they are with writing. And then ask them to write you, another script on your topic. remember give full credit! if you wrote it you'd want credit!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Me and some guys need to make a short comedic film for a high school film fest. It should be like 5 to 10 minutes. If it could be a high-school related story it would be great. I would give you credit.

    • ANSWER:
      Just make up your own idea. I write plenty of scripts, and most of them are based on the trouble me and my friends get into. One thing I did when writing a short film script when I had a writer's block was ask my self a question like, "what would my friends and I do if a really attractive foreign exchange student from France came to our school for only two weeks and we all wanted to date him?" Or whatever works for you, good luck on the test.

  4. QUESTION:
    What kind of story would you want from a short film?
    My friend wants me to write a script for his short film that him and his friends are making. I'm an English major, trying to become a screen writer, but short films are not my area. I don't know what people would want from a short film (like 7, 8 minutes). What kind of story would you want from a short film?

    • ANSWER:
      Something unusual, something that catches my imagination, that looks in the world a new way.

      I would actually advise that you watch a few short films to get a sense of the kinds of things that happen in them. I've seen some amazing little stories put on the screen in a few short minutes.

      Also, don't be afraid to use stereotypes (obviously not racist ones) in a short film for your characters. Because time is short you want your viewers to instantly know who the characters are.

      I would check the web for a list of short films and then watch some of them.

      Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Question about making a short film with a copyrighted script?
    During the summer I would like to start making short films, mostly because I want to have some experience at it. I was just wondering if I could make a short film out of a copyrighted movie script (Scream 4) and just tweak the script up a little (Change character genders,names etc). The movie would just be made for fun and for my own experience, no money making or anything. Would I get in trouble for doing this?
    By the way, I'm 17

    • ANSWER:
      Well, because every movie at the start says; COPYRIGHT. and has that annoying blue screen saying' "Don't even think about ripping this off," i would be careful. but because you are doing it for experience, you could get away with it, because of a thing called "Educational Copyright" i think that's what it's called but it's a thing where students are protected by school, to use songs, movies, anything with a copyright, and not get in trouble because it is for education. so if you ARE using it for school, you will be fine, the big bad government can't touch you. but if it's not for education, you will still be fine, as long as you ether give the real movie credit, or you call it something else. they have no right to call you on something if you don't use the name, or you give credit. and as long as you don't make money, or sell it, you are really doing nothing that can put you in jail. but i would really call it something other then Scream 4. i would call it, i don't know, screech 4, or something, just in case you do get into trouble, which unless you sell, or don't give credit, i really don't think you will go to jail, or get in any other trouble.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I direct my own short film?
    I have to submit two short films for my application to a film school. Since I can't write a script - at least a good one - and I want to become a director and not a script writer, I'm lost. I don't know anyone who can write a script. I've read a couple of books on writing a short film - including characters and structure - but I can't come up with anything that's good, original and possible. Any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      get a camera and start filming then put it on youtube

  7. QUESTION:
    Can someone make the plot for a short film about the Joker's childhood and how he turns phsycho?
    I want to write a script for a short film about this but I think if I make the idea it would be extremely cheesy and I want it to be quite a dark short.
    I'm pretty much having full blown writer's block right now.
    I'd also give you credit for it.

    • ANSWER:
      On the day the joker was born, thunder clouds mapped the skies. Nurses hurried about in the labour room and couldnt hear the screams of the jokers mother due to the thunder. But she still gave birth without help and it was only when one nurse pased her and saw the baby lying there that she came to help. But she was too late. the mother died due to the amount of pain. So the joker was passed onto a care home that was on the rough end of town. While there he was bullied by a mob and one time they hit him so much, a pint of his blood ended up splattered accross the wall. The joker had had enough and very secretly made a slingshot and sharpened some lego we got from one of the kinder carers. Using this he killed the mob and sent blood spraying accross the carpets. He felt a sensation come over him, a warm sensation. He had this idea of killing everyone in the care home. but he prepared this mass attack for months. when ready, armed with more lego and a strengthier catapult, he sent blood guts and bits of brain all over the walls carpets and stairs. Finally he killed the nicer carer and sent her organs flying into the sink, which was full of water. The water turned red with blood. This is only the beginning...

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some tips for making a short film?
    My whole life I always wanted to be a director. I always make videos with my friends and there not little crappy ones you see on YouTube, there pretty good. But anyways, I never no what to do with these short films, but now I'm in a film class in high school and we need to make a short film. I just need some tips for making an A+ material short film. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Apart from having to make a short film for a class, before you put in the effort to make a film, ask yourself what you hope to achieve with that particular project.

      As an aspiring filmmaker, your body of work will be used as your calling card to attract financiers or an agent when you are ready to make larger projects on a professional level. So it is important that you take the time to make everything you do as excellent as it can be within the parameters you have to work within at any given time.

      What this means for you right now is that you write a script that doesn't push the limits of what you are capable of achieving. For instance, you likely don't have the budget for a million warriors coming over the hills of Ireland, so you wouldn't bother writing a story that needs that. Instead, think about the resources you DO have available and then think of a story that is within your reach. What will likely happen is that because you don't have access to a lot of "production value" type elements, like amazing locations or special effects, you'll be forced to concentrate on CHARACTERS. And the key to all great movies is that the characters come across as real for the audience. In time, your access to resources will grow, so those extras will be there if you need them, but even the biggest movies with lots of fancy FX still need solid characters at the core.

      It's one thing to write a great script with great characters, but you are making a movie from it. So, you'll need great Actors who can bring your words to life. Skip your friends and move on to the drama department in your school. Better yet, go to the Theater Department at the local University and audition Actors there. Look for a local Theater group that may have older talent who are all interested in doing more work. If your script is good enough and you can convince those people that you have the skills to make the movie look as professional as possible, then before you know it, you'll have a cast and crew who are all enthusiastic about making a movie...your movie.

      Look below for some links to resources that will help you as you sit down to write and begin thinking about production of the film itself. If you have enough time, I urge you to also volunteer your time on other productions near you... University projects if possible, but if not, then look for local production companies. Offer to carry cases or get coffee and explain that you are interested in learning how actual professionals really shoot their projects. The experience will be invaluable as you take those lessons and apply them to your own work.

      If you have any additional questions, email me directly at brian@whatireallywanttodo.com

      Good luck!

      Brian Dzyak
      Cameraman/Author
      IATSE Local 600, SOC

      http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get amateur actors for a short film?
    Hi, I live in London and I have an amateur short film planned out. I have a written script, and all equipment I need, all I need are people willing to be in it for free. Where do you recommend I go?

    • ANSWER:
      make a lot of fliers saying audition dates and post them all around town. then audition people for the roles. many people like the theatre, so there will be many people who will want to audition. good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    How many scenes and characters should be in a short film?
    Hello

    I have to produce a ten minute short film and I am really struggling with my script. I have noticed that my original solo character is meeting with up to eight others and the number of scenes just keep growing and growing. What makes a good short film? And by putting all these scenes and characters into the story, can it confuse the audience. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Phew, there are so many answers to that question, probably because it boils down to the big question, "what makes a good short?". Some random thoughts:

      1. Keep banging your head to get a pristine idea of WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY? Can you describe the movie in one clear sentence? This can be a real challenge. The better you know what you wanna say, the cleaer your story will become, and you might find yourself parting with some characters.

      2. 9 characters really sounds like too many. Try a new draft, with a goal to see what's the fewest you can get away with, while still telling what you set to. Do multiple characters serve the same purpose? Do you really need all of them, then?

      3. Please, give your precious draft to other people whose opinion you appreciate, and listen to what they have to say. If possible, watch for their reactions as they read. When do they get emotional? Ask them tricky and open-ended questions to see what they got out of the script, which will definitely differ from what you had in mind. That's fine, it's art, but pay attention to what confused them, and what they didn't care for. My motto is that the worst movies are not the ones you hate, but the ones nobody understands and nobody cares for.

      4. Learn from others! Search Netflix or Blockbuster.com for "academy award short", and watch some Oscar-winning shorts. Concentrate on the story. If you're serious, pick the ones you like, and count the scenes and characters, even transcribe the scripts.

      5. The true answer is, you'll struggle with these questions all the way to the final edit of the film. Writing can be painful, learn to enjoy it like a good masochist! :-)

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good concept for a short film?
    I want to make a short film. Preferably a thriller, or a comedy. I'm fairly good with coming up with content, but as for a concept, I am at a loss. I just need a plot and whatnot. Characters and scripts and the development of the story I can do myself. I mainly want to do this to practice my editing. The actors would all be girls. 3 of them. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I think a good thriller would be an open-to-your-thoughts discussion in which the girls are lying on a lawn and watching the sunset while they talk about what they would do if the world ended. It would be interesting if they were teenage girls, and they all had very different answers, like one might say she would kiss the boy she has a crush on before it was too late, the other might say she would love to see her father again (giving the impression he left and she still misses him), and the third might say she would just like to graduate so she could move out of their small town. It would be interesting if the story were shot on a happier tone, with the girls laughing at times and promoting positivity.

      At the end of the film, the girls will all get up at once, and look past the camera at something that is not shown to the audience. All three of them will have expressions that turn from upbeat to concerned. One of them will ask, "What is that?" or something to the effect that a very interesting thing is happening out of camera view, which will entice the audience. Then, before anything is revealed, the camera goes dark, and it is unclear if the darkness was caused by the sun fully setting, or if something catastrophic has just happened.

      Just something I whipped up this morning. I'm a writer, by the way, so if you don't use this, I probably will! =)

  12. QUESTION:
    How to credit a certain person in a film?
    My friend came up with a few scentences of an idea for a short film. He never wrote a script for it, and then trashed it and came up with another idea. I plan on branching my script off of the original idea. He wants me to credit him with "original script by_____." What is the rightful way to credit him?

    • ANSWER:
      "Story by..." is normally how they would credit them. In Natural Born killers the "story" was by Quentin Tarantino but the script they used was heavily re-written by another guy.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I find out about short films? I'm an actor and I don't know where to start!?
    I want to act in short films but don't know where to start. I live in London and i'm 16. Please help...10 points for best answer! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - they are advertised on websites like CastingCall, StarNow, Spotlight, that sort of thing. But you should be careful what you apply for - make sure they sound professional, and when you go for the auditions, take someone with you. Some are cons, and they really want strippers, waiters, pole dancers or porn actors, but you wouldn't find out until you got there!
      If they are genuine, they will send you a script if they are interested in you, and then invite you for audition. Read the script thoroughly and if it's poorly written, full of spelling mistakes, ghastly sentences, weak characters or really bad content, you should refuse it and tell them why. Loads of these are student films, and some are so bad it wold kill your future career if you were ever seen acting in them!
      Some are really good, but there will be loads of other actors all competing for the role, so make sure you're ready. You should have had a good training at drama school and experience on stage at the very least. They are not easy to get into, even though they are short or student films, and don't expect any pay - if you're lucky you might get travel expenses.
      However, they are great experience, and some might even get you noticed. They also provide great material for showreels.
      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    I want to shoot a realistic fight secne?
    I'm a senior high school student and I love films. I mostly write scripts but this time apart from that im also directing and starring in a short film.In this film I want to have a fight scene between me and the "bad" guy. Changing angles and putting the correct music score will be enough to make it vivid or do you have any extra tips that would make more realistic? Feel free to advise on anything from the camera to the characters movement. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some fun ideas where nobody gets hurt…

      1) Film only the feet scuffling on the ground. It gives the illusion of struggling.

      2) Film the “good guy” head on with shoulders squared. He draws his fist back and throws a punch at the camera. (Actually, to the left of the camera).
      Cut to: an empty frame, camera pointing towards the ground. The “bad guy” who got punched falls into frame onto the ground with a bloody lip.

      3) The camera is behind the bad guy. Bad guy throws punch and misses. Good guy grabs his shoulder with left hand and punches bad guy in the gut several times. You can’t see the punch but it looks real enough.

      4) Good guy puts his fist on the face of the bad guy and quickly draws it away. Run the video in reverse. If needed, run it at 2x the speed. It looks like the bad guy really got hit.

      Have fun!

  15. QUESTION:
    What filming equipment would I need to make a short film?
    I would like to make some short films and need to buy equipment for them. However, I'm not sure what I'm going to need. The films will be fairly simple but need to look professional - Please help!!

    Is there any special lighting equipment and sound equipment that I might need? Also any editing equipment I might need?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Music Dude,

      The best and only advice you can rely on is this: do your research, watch short films online from reputable locations (YouTube Screening Room, Sundance Film Festival, Funny or Die.com, etc.), check out short film programs at local film festivals and see if you find a Director of Photography's work that you admire and believe is capable of making your film look like you want it to.

      Then start searching locally for a Director of Photography (DP) in your area who *has their own equipment* that could match the look you love.

      When making a short you want to have the best DP who owns the highest quality equipment and is in full agreement with the kind of film you have in mind.

      With a solid script, great casting, a professional editor and a clear vision of what you want - you cannot fail.

      All my best,
      Roberta Munroe
      Author -- How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer

      http://www.RobertaMunroe.com

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you add a lot of story and depth to a 15 minute short film?
    I feel like I have to sacrifice so much character development and plot depth )=

    What's the best way to approach directing a short film that's limited to 15 minutes? What filming techniques should I employ? What should I keep in mind, do, and avoid doing?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm really no expert at this so take my advice carefully.
      Firstly I don't know how old you are so I'm just going to say make sure you plan everything out (e.g script and/or storyboard). Although some directors just work off small story/character notes about a page long, have everything they want in there mind and then shoot a lot of footage and edit it down. For example Gareth Edwards directing 'Monsters' (2010) did that and ended up cutting a 100 hours of footage down to 90 mins, however as you can tell that was not a short film.
      Anyhow in my opinion you've got to remember a lot of the time it's the little things that count. So you can still have the character development and plot depth, but you got to find little ways of making that happen at the same time. Try not to go into detail for things that don't really matter, and remember unless your characters are particularly 'strange', they're just normal people so don't make them say anything too obvious and that 'actions speak louder than words' if you get what I mean.
      Also if you're still having trouble try and simplify the larger things to make it more effective and at the same time easier for people to understand (just not to simple though, as people do like being fascinated even by short films).
      And finally if you have trouble shortening it down, just find the more effective and needed moments and edit it carefully.
      So all I can say is I hope this was helpful and don't take my advice too seriously as I'm only going by what I know, and I haven't been taught anything about film.
      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you get copyright send something?
    I wrote a short film and I want to get copyrights on it so nobody steals the idea

    • ANSWER:
      You are confused on at least three levels.
      1. you already own copyright -- it was free and automatic the moment you wrote the script and did the film.
      2. You can optionally mark your film with copyright notice, since you own the copyright. You can optionally fill out an online form, upload a copy and pay a fee to the US Copyright Office yourself, and get a certificate that says you claim to be the owner of the copyright.
      3. Having done all that, you will not be able to prevent anyone with a copy of your film from doing what they want with it. You can, however, sue them for up to 0,000 for violating your copyright, if you registered it.

      As an aside, your "idea" is not covered in the copyright law. Only your particular expression of your idea is actually protected. Anybody can take your idea and make their own film and you can't stop them unless you keep your film a secret.

      I would not personally use legalzoom for anything. Thousands of people file their own copyright registrations every day with no problems.

  18. QUESTION:
    How would I get someone to make a short-film from a story that I've written?
    I have written a short-story and would love to see it being made into a short-film but have no idea where to start or who to contact. I've have no directing or any type of film-making experience so probably would want to collaborate with someone to make the short-film...any ideas where to start?

    • ANSWER:
      You can contact your local college or other school that has script or screenwriting courses.

      What the writing needs to be formatted into is called a 'treatment' -- basically it's telling what's happening, not only with the actors, but also what the viewer is seeing (e.g. camera shots, music, whether it's an interior shot or exterior). It's really a fancy outline.

      Here's a site with some info. on treatments:

      http://www.stormforcepictures.com/writingascript-treatment.php

      Also, you can check out your local library which should have many books on this topic as well.

      Finally, consider having someone (a neutral person--not friend or family) read and critique your final treatment; if you can find someone like someone who is in the entertainment business or a professor of film that's the best.

      Good luck!
      PS: Be wary of blogs, and people phishing to steal ideas.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way/camera to shoot 3D short film (professional)?
    I want to shoot a short film in 3D but it seems the Red 3D camera is not yet available. Are thie any other affordable options out there?

    • ANSWER:
      Rent a 35 mm 3D camera. The cost is a write off and you will have no capital investment you will have to deal with later

      Panasonic and JVC have some 3D video cameras in the works, but as you said, they are not yet available.

      I am sure you have your script broken down into a shooting script and have your story board ready.

      Look at some of the 3D configurations people have made using two dSLR's.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much can I expect to make from a film option?
    I've recently been approached via email by a producer from a small production company. He is interested in optioning my script, but asked me to suggest a price we can agree on and I'm not sure what to come back with. It's obviously not a major company so I don't want to request too much. I also don't want to get cheated either. Their website seemed pretty legit and they have quite a few films under their belt, but I'm sure they don't have much money to throw at script options. It's important to note that my script is only for a short film to be used in an anthology and not a feature script. This would definintely effect the amount I would receive.

    • ANSWER:
      It all bundles down to how much you think your worth. How experienced are you, how confident are you with the script?..if you feel your worth more than what they can give you, move on the next buyer. If your just trying to get name out there because your starting out, take anything because getting money at all at that point starting out is rare. Most beginner script writers I know post their stuff for free online (it makes a name for them).

  21. QUESTION:
    When producing a short film, what must I have before we start filming? How do I get these requirements?
    I'm producing a short film. We have the crew, we have the script, and we have the camera, green screen, video editing software, etc...

    Where can I find out how to credit the following into the credits:

    the crew, the actors, and the things we used in the film.

    Also, what type of forms should they be signing, and where can I get those?

    I need to think of these things, because we may sell it.

    Thanks in advance!
    Selling it really doesn't matter.

    Just want to make it...

    • ANSWER:
      Not wanting to dash your dreams... but how do you hope to sell your short? Shorts don't generally sell- they make calling cards. But assuming you can sell it- then you need to know the business end, which you don't seem to.

      1st- There is a fairly specific order to credits. Watch a few movies and you will see what can come at the beginning and what comes at the end. And what positions come where on the list. ALSO, go through a few movies on www.IMDb.com see how the complete list of credits and misc. info is laid out.

      2nd- The Complete Film Production Handbook (3rd Edition- is what I have) by Eve Light Honthaner (I bought through Amazon a few years back) comes with a CD that has almost every form that you will need. REMEMBER- Every single person associated with your production needs to sign multiple forms. There are simple contact info forms, forms for your image to be recorded, forms to be allowed to use a person's name and likeness. There are crowd notices to put up incase you are shooting in an open area and someone becomes an inadvertant "Extra". Then there are forms for any distinct product or logo or artwork. And of course ANY music- there are so many forms for music depending on what you are doing with it.

      If you hope to sell the film there are a lot of different things that need to be done than making a YouTube video or even a film just for film festivals. No one will consider buying a film that does not have all of it's forms complete.

      I was told a story about how someone had made a short that was travelling the festival circuit and getting good buzz. Until Madonna heard about it. It seemed that in one important scene a car drove through and you could hear a couple seconds of a Madonna song. They did not have the rights and couldn't cut the music without losing the rest of the sound. The scene was cut out and the film did not work.

      I have a blog where I have begun talking about my trials and tribulations of making my 1st short film. Check it out or contact me if you want.

      http://onefilmmakersjourney.blogspot.com/

  22. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to register a movie copyright with the US copyright office?
    Getting ready to work with several individuals on getting a grant to make a short film for the state of IL and wanted to know if anyone had a straight answer on how much getting the copyrights for the script and movie etc would run me?

    Appreciate any input thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You don't copyright a screenplay, you register it through the Writers Guild of America, West. You can do this here:

      www.wgawregistry.org/webrss

      It costs to register your screenplay. Registration is not copyright. It fixes a time when the work was first fixed in tangible form and protects your work for 5 years. When you sell your work, the entity you've sold your work to will copyright it.

      If you make the flick yourself, it's slightly different; you still register your work while you're making the film, and - when you're done - you hire an entertainment attorney, spend an hour of time with him, and let his firm properly copyright your screenplay and your flick at the same time. Do NOT copyright your production yourself; it's a stupid thing to attempt by yourself; you make one mistake and your work is unprotected.

      NOTES:

      - The idiot who said you don't need to register for copyright and went on to babble about 'tangible medium' is completely wrong, and makes stupid assumptions.

      - Copyright - much like Registration - fixes a specific time when the work was first fixed in tangible form (not 'medium'). it also provides you with additional resources for recourse if your work is stolen or plagiarized by another person or entity that is not provided by Registration (that means you get more money). Duh.

  23. QUESTION:
    i need inspiration for a short film and script, anyone help me?
    I need to make a short film on anything, about 15mins long?
    And then I need to write a script which can be as long as I want
    I'm just lacking inspiration
    ideas would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe a film about a guy who becomes obsessed with a popular pornographic internet video and attempts to track down the girls in the film, but stumbles onto a government conspiracy where they used that video to implant a subliminal message into everyone's mind to get everyone to elect President Obama

  24. QUESTION:
    I need some help on making a short film?
    I am making a short film. I am only an eighth grader and I have no idea how to make one. It is horror/suspense and I need tips on what to do. I have written the script and everything, I just need to actually put it together now. Like actors(probably classmates), camera crew (I wish), BUDGET, and the worst is, it takes place in a school at night, so how do I do that?! If you could at least answer a few of these questions that would be great. THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, you are facing a lot of the same problems that big budget movies face, so don't be too worried. This will take a lot of work, you'll have to be patient, and keep in mind that you might have to improvise on the fly.

      Alright, with the budget you'll have to prioritize. Since you probably won't be paying cast or crew what you want your budget to focus on is production design. You'll have to try and figure out how much it will cost to make your movie before you even shoot a single second. First, price check all the things like props (since this is a horror you'll be looking at stuff like stage blood and stage knives, etc.) costumes. This might cost a lot, or a little, it will depend on some things. If your actors can provide their own costumes, that they don't mind getting dirty (even ruined) it will be cheaper. Also, stage blood can get expensive, if you want you can make batches of your own (there are plenty of recipes online that can give you specifics). As for any other props, it will depend on where and in what condition you buy them in, but props can be fairly cheap.

      Sorry to stay on the budget, but budget is very important, I would suggest investing in some kind of light kit (there are expensive ones, but you could put one together yourself using a work light from a hardware store and then getting some light gels). I'm guessingyou're most likely using a camcorder so look into getting a couple of extra tapes/SD cards in case something happens to the one in the camera or it gets full. And finally, this is one of the most important parts of budget making for movies is, you will want to have extra funds available just in case something goes out of control.

      Onto the camera crew. A camera crew can simply be made of 2 or 3 people, and you may include yourself as one of these people;
      -a camera operator, someone who knows the camera fairly well and can do minor troubleshooting in case something isn't working properly.
      -a 1st AC who takes care of the memory card/tape when it is filled and has another at the ready, they also will watch the camera when the camera operator is away (bathroom, food, stuff like that)
      -(optional) if you decide to invest in lights a gaffer is a good person to have, they move the lights around, make sure that the lights have power, and they put gels on them.

      Now for locations; this may not be as tricky as you think. Granted it may take a bit of working the system, but it can be very educational. First, talk to the school you want to shoot at, specifically, talking to the principal is a good place to start. This will be a time to pitch your movie, you are trying to sell this to the location. Because this is a horror/suspense, it might be good to downplay the horror and focus on the more suspense aspect of the script.
      Even, then the principal might ask that you go through another person (the school board, the janitorial office, somebody), don't get discouraged, keep on going and if necessary make the same pitch you made to the principal. Now the thing about shooting at night will be tricky to sell. You could try that just to see, however, it is probably not going to happen. In that case, suggest shooting during the day when no classes are taking place (if that's the case, remember that extra money in the budget? You can use that to buy this stuff called duvetyne and gaffer tape. Then you can tape the duvetyne over windows and stuff to make it look like it is night in the school).
      And if the school doesn't go for it then you can maybe try a local community college or see if you can get permission to film at a place that looks like a school and then you can edit footage together to appear as if you are shooting at some school.

      I hope that helps; movie making is hard work, but it can be the most rewarding experience you have. Good luck and I have attached some URL's to some of the film supplies I was talking about:

      Duvetyne:

      http://www.filmtools.com/duv54rolx50y.html

      Gaffer Tape

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAFFERS-TAPE-GAFF-TAPE-1-X-60YD-BLACK-OR-WHITE-/200666121877?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb8a20695

      Gels (I recommend only getting Blues and Oranges, specifically CTO Full and CTB full)
      CTO Full

      http://search.filmtools.com/search?keywords=CTO+full&catalog=cinemasupplies&go.x=0&go.y=0

      CTB Full

      http://www.filmtools.com/31-lee-s201.html

  25. QUESTION:
    What do I need to make a good quality movie and/or short film?
    I'm about to create a short film I need to know what type of computer would be best, camera, and what else will i need. I need the brand and everything. I am a novice so details will help and pretty much all the steps I need take. The film will be over a story I made in class. How do I go about getting it in "book form" Publishing Company maybe.I would greatly appreciate any answers or help I can get

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a good script? A good storyboard? A shooting script?

      If you want to shoot film, you will need a camera like an ARRI 16

      If you want to shoot a video, a video camera with 3-CCD's like one of the Panasonic professional video cameras

      Link:

      http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/AG-DVX100B.asp

      The computer you will need should have a fast CPU, maybe two (Intel i7 CPU), a lot of RAM (16 gb) and large, fast hard drives. Which video editing program you choose has more to do with the one you have the most experience using. When editing video it is best to have a good 24 inch Eizo monitor and a second, smaller monitor to dock all the programs editing tools

      http://www.eizo.com/global/solutions/graphics/index.html#tab03

  26. QUESTION:
    Any really good ideas for a murder mystery story?
    I am writing a script for a short film about 10-30 min or longer, and I want to write something like a murder, mystery, suspicious. Something like house of anubis, but no treasure, and no Egyptian gods or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      I advise you play the game to get some ideas from it. Even look up a "Walk-through guide" to help you if you don't like those sort of games.

      Return to Ravenhearst

      Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst takes a detective back to Ravenhearst Manor, a mysterious 19th century mansion constructed by Charles Dalimar as a symbol of affection for his love/obsession, Emma Ravenhearst. In the first visit to the mansion, taking place within Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst, the detectives explore the haunted dwelling and pieced together the mystery of the mansion's now-deceased namesake. In Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, The Queen has summoned the detective back to the now-decrepit mansion to shed some light on the manor's dark past and put the mysteries of Ravenhearst to rest.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Case_Files:_Return_to_Ravenhearst

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you go about directing a film when you're an amateur?
    I haven't directed a film, nor attended film school. I've directed multiple animated shorts and I've written several short films but never have I directed a film and I'm still only 18.

    Would actors respect a short 18 year old baby faced man that wants to hire some actors (cheap) for a no budget film but I expect that it WILL attract attention because in my opinion the script is brilliant.

    But how do you go about attracting actors or even amateur actors? I mean everyone has to start somewhere

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 22, so it's been a few years since high school. I took a film class, so I know what "amateur" is like, believe me. Really, though, it's not about professionalism. I should know, because some of the students actually won in the local film festival, and they weren't professional. My advice: get some close friends together, then practice, practice, and practice some more. Also, why not try to practice in front of an audience? Your parents are nice to practice in front of, but why not try it in front of, say, a teacher? A teacher would be a bit more of a tougher critique then your parents would be. And, most of all, as I'm sure you know from your animated shorts, you have to accept criticism with your head held high. Don't look at it as something to tear you down, but rather to build you up. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? So start off with your friends and maybe family.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I film in/ fake a courtroom for a student film?
    I'm working on a short film that I need to make as part of my applications to art colleges and my script contains a courtroom scene. The problem is, I have no idea how I can get a hold of a court room. Any ideas on how to either actually do this or fake it? I've considered green screening it, but I'm having trouble finding the right angles I'd need in online photos of courtrooms.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your local theatre (or sometimes a school will have a good drama unit) and ask if they have any scenery flats or furniture. tell them what it is for and that you need it in order to progress and they may be able to help? Also, go to a courtroom, have a real good look at it and ask yourself if it reminds you of anything else that you may be more easily able to utilise, a church say or a village hall perhaps? Near me in Marlborough is an old Masonic hall that would pass for this so keep your eyes open, think creative and you may find it right under your nose?
      Lastly, does it have to actually `look` like a courtroom in a modern city? Old Eastern block, archaic rural community or Congolese, Arab or South sea island courtroom drama's might have a whole different space to represent? If they have asked you to do this as a `brief` for film school then don't fall into the trap of thinking of the first set of images that come into your head as they, the academic body, might want to see how you cope with thinking `outside the box` perhaps? (unless the brief is very specific) If your local courthouse wont let you film in there then try a local lawyer who might have influence and who might ask you to return the favour when you are famous???
      Stephen Hope this helps

  29. QUESTION:
    What's a good camera for an amateur film-maker?
    I've been wanting to get into film making for a while (like short films) but all the cameras I find are really expensive. I don't want to spend a ton of money either, cameras in the 200-500$ range would be good.
    Thanks anyone for your help, Drew

    • ANSWER:
      To shoot film, you need a 16 mm or 35 mm motion picture camera

      What I think you want to do is shoot video using some kind of video camera

      What you don't seem to know is that getting a camera is only the tip of the iceberg

      You also need a fast computer with some kind of video editing program (NOT a free one)

      What you also need to be able to do is write scripts and break them down into a shooting script. Learn how to light your scenes and direct your actors.

      Again, many of us have gone to the uni to learn film making and all you have to do is look at the credits on even a short film to see how many others are involved in making a remarkable film (video in your case)

      The best camera for shooting video is really a video camera.

      Look at the JVC 1080P Everio GZE200AUS. It costs less than 0 on Amazon and will get you started.

      Until you get your video camera, work on the scripts you have now so you can start using the camera right away

  30. QUESTION:
    How do films get money to create the film?
    So say now an independant film compnay have got a great script they want to make, where do they get the money to make the film?

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer is by any means possible. The longer answer depends on the project and your assets as a filmmaker.

      The question as stated is a little misleading because most films at the festivals have already been "financed" and are looking for distribution so the film can get into theaters or on DVD and investors can get their money back, plus a profit. Sure you can go to a festival or a film market, like we have in Santa Monica, and try to meet investors that way. But those places are crowded with projects that already have actors and directors attached, so if you're going to a festival or a film market with a script and a prayer, then you're not likely to get very far.

      Independent films are generally financed by any person or business outside the studio system. I'd venture to say that there are very few independent projects that are financed the same way, and therein lies the creativity of producing. So there's really not a guide or a strict "how" independent films get made...the best I think I can offer is "why" they get made and how you can increase the likelihood that your independent project will get financed.

      In today's marketplace every filmmaker also needs to think like a producer, even if he or she isn't going to actually do the day-to-day work of producing the project. It will keep your exercise in creativity from becoming an exercise in futility. If you want your project to be anything other than a file on your computer, you need to assess the idea and figure out who you think you could take it to before you put pen to paper or eye to viewfinder.

      Take a look at your concept and make a list of what you think makes it "unique." Is it shot in a location that gives good tax breaks? That's an asset. Does it feature someone with a mental health condition that someone or some organization might be interested in seeing represented on screen? That's an asset. Do you know an actor that's bankable oversees? Does it have a built in audience? Those are huge assets. This doesn't even scratch the surface of all the different upsides your project might have, but you can see the thought process. As you start to evaluate both the project and your own connections, you'll start to understand how your project might be financed or if it can be at all. The more assets your project has, the more avenues you'll have to reach out to potential investors.

      And of course the larger the concept, the more money you'll need. If you think you can only raise money from friends and family, keep your concept small and you might look at sites like Kickstarter which may be good for a few thousand dollars. If it's a documentary, can you partner with an organization that wants to get your message out? If you're looking at a large narrative feature do you have the ability to sit in front of people who can invest large sums?

      And probably the best way of all to get your independent film financed is to have a really good idea. Nothing is as infectious as a great idea properly executed. If you can get people so excited about your concept that they can't believe it hasn't been made already, plus you have the ability to put it into motion once the financing set, then the money tends to find you. And that's the kind of film you should aspire to make.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good idea for a script?
    I have to write a script for a short film that will be about 7 minutes long. Nothing greater than PG-13 material. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      i didnt make this play sooooo...yeah...Shakespearean Play Skit

      #1: For this evening's entertainment, we offer you this cultural classic, currently captivating crowds across the country at finer dinner theaters and thespian gatherings.
      Without further ado, we bring you, "The Marriage of the Princess". Please enjoy.

      (#2 enters, riding a horse, and gallups up to the door.)
      #2: Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Whoa.
      #2: Knock, Knock, Knock.
      #1: (as doorman) Yes, may I help you?
      #2: I want to marry the princess!
      #1: I'll have to ask the King.
      (#1 slowly turns around while #2 runs behind him, sits down, and puts the large pot on his head. He is now the King.)

      #1: King?
      #2: Yes?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wants to marry your daughter, the princess.
      #2: Oh, I'll have to ask my wife, the Queen, now won't I?
      (slowly turns as #1 drops his staff, sits down, and puts on the small pot. He is now the Queen and should use an appropriate voice.)

      #2: Queen?
      #1: Yes, what is it?
      #2: There is a man at the door who wants to marry our daughter, the princess.
      #1: Well, we must ask her then, mustn't we?
      (turns as #2 sits in last chair and puts kerchief over head. He is the Princess.)

      #1: Princess?
      #2: Yes, mother?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wishes to marry you.
      #2: Hmmm, tell him, No Thank You.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes King.)

      #1: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: I see.
      (#1 becomes doorman)

      #2: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes knight)

      #1: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: Darn!
      #2: Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. (exits stage)

      #1: (to audience) A few days later...

      (#2 enters, riding a horse, and gallups up to the door.)
      #2: Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Whoa.
      #2: Knock, Knock, Knock.
      #1: (as doorman) Yes, may I help you?
      #2: I want to PLEASE marry the princess!
      #1: I'll have to ask the King.

      #1: King?
      #2: Yes?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wants to PLEASE marry your daughter, the princess.
      #2: Oh, I'll have to ask my wife, the Queen, now won't I?

      #2: Queen?
      #1: Yes, what is it?
      #2: There is a man at the door who wants to PLEASE marry our daughter, the princess.
      #1: Well, we must ask her then, mustn't we?

      #1: Princess?
      #2: Yes, mother?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wishes to PLEASE marry you.
      #2: Hmmm, tell him, No Thank You.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes King.)

      #1: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: I see.
      (#1 becomes doorman)

      #2: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes knight)

      #1: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: Darn!
      #2: Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. (exits stage)

      #1: (to audience) A few days later...

      (#2 enters, riding a horse, and gallups up to the door.)
      #2: Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Clippity-Clop. Whoa.
      #2: Knock, Knock, Knock.
      #1: (as doorman) Yes, may I help you?
      #2: I am here to marry the princess, and I won't take NO for an answer!
      #1: I'll have to ask the King.

      #1: King?
      #2: Yes?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wants to marry your daughter, the princess, and he won't take NO for an answer.
      #2: Oh, I'll have to ask my wife, the Queen, now won't I?

      #2: Queen?
      #1: Yes, what is it?
      #2: There is a man at the door who wants to marry our daughter, the princess, and he won't take NO for an answer.
      #1: Well, we must ask her then, mustn't we?

      #1: Princess?
      #2: Yes, mother?
      #1: There is a man at the door who wishes to marry you, and he won't take NO for an answer.
      #2: Hmmm, tell him, No Thank You.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes King.)

      #1: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: I see.
      (#1 becomes doorman)

      #2: She says 'No Thank You'.
      #1: I see.
      (#2 becomes knight)

      #1: (doorman) She says 'No Thank You'.
      #2: (knight) I said I won't take NO for an answer - stand aside or die!
      (pulls his sword)
      #1: Go right in, sir!
      (knight gives him the sword as he walks by and sits down as king.)

      #2: (king) She said 'No Thank You'.
      #1: (knight) I said I won't take NO for an answer - stand aside or die!
      (pulls his sword)
      #2: Go right in then!
      (knight gives him the sword as he walks by and sits down as queen.)

      #1: (queen) She said 'No Thank You'.
      #2: (knight) I said I won't take NO for an answer - stand aside or die!
      (pulls his sword)
      #1: Go right in then!
      (knight gives him the sword as he walks by and sits down as princess.)

      #2: (princess) I said 'No Thank You'.
      #1: (knight) I said I won't take NO for an answer - will you marry me?
      #2: Well, Yes then!

      #1: (to audience) And, they lived happily ever after.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to raise cash for a short film?
    I'm only thirteen but I have written a script for a short film that I think should be done right (a.k.a with a good camera, microphone) but I quite literally have NO money. My parents aren't going to shell out anything, either. How do I raise enough money to get my equipment? Are there grants available? Creative ideas welcome

    • ANSWER:
      First, register your script with WGA.org and the Library of Congress. Then, what you need is the advice of your local film commisions who may be willing and able to help a local young filmmaker find funding via local producers. With your script registered you will have some legal protection showing that that intellectual property is yours, because some people may act very nice in the begining like they're trying to help you and end up ripping you off. If things look like they're heading towards a real deal, get an agent to help you with contracts etc.

      To find local film societies, do a websearch. Type in your state name and the word film and see what comes up. You state may have 1 or several so check them all out and see what they have to offer.

      For agents, go to http://www.sag.org/sagWebApp/application?origin=page1.jsp&event=bea.portal.framework.internal.refresh&pageid=AgentInformation but because they are listed through SAG not all agencies listed here will represent writers and directors so you'll have to ask.

      These agencies all represent writers, but they're all in CA:

      http://wga.org/agency/agencylist.asp#top

      PLEASE register your script first! You do not have to be a member of WGA do do that. You do have to pay a small fee, but better than getting ripped off later, right?

      You can also do it yourself. Local business may be interested in being featured in the filming in exchange for a contribution. It's called product placement :-) There are also many indie production companies that have all the equipment and you may be able to work out a deal with them (they rent it out). Again I don't know where you're located, but your state film sites may have links to these companies. They are companies so it won't be free. If they think the film will make money they may front for your crew and equipment but will likely want points on the back end which is where you really need a pro to help with contracts. Do not agree to anything without someone who knows about these things on your side.

      good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    What ideas do you have about writing a film?
    My friend and myself are both budding film makers and having making several short films we have decided to move into a feature length film.
    We were originally going to write the script ourselves but then we decided to make it a collaborative creation, so my question is does anybody have any plot line or script ideas centred around the simple idea of a unknown hero who suffers from amnesia and doesn't seem to exist?

    Any ideas would be really welcome!

    Ciao

    • ANSWER:
      Your options are: We see this man become a hero and then lose his memory. He searches his history and finds out about his past. We get a report on why someone had to wipe his memory.

      Unfortunately, all these have been done. Wolverine is the most recent. TV shows like to play this idea a lot. Most times the main plot involves a war, a fight, or some sort of tragedy.

      To do something different: Have the hero become a hero by going against something inanimate: like a fire, storm, animal, drought or something that would affect us all - don't go alien. As far as not existing, loss of records, sun flare, fire, location is remote.

      If you want more ideas, email me.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to make a short film with zero budget.?
    I am a high school student and I would like to make a 5 minute film. I would like to know some techniques that may help me, or a website I could go to. I have a digital camera and a tripod. That is it. I know that I can make a good short film, but all I need is some advice.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Choose your equipment, something that can record video. There are many choices. This process might take months or even years, but you have to keep looking. Make sure your video recorder works with your VCR or editing equipment.
      2. Learn a few features, and review how your recording device works. Learn how to start and stop recording, fast forward, rewind, playback, and anything else you might need. Save the special effects for your second or third project.
      3. Choose a subject -- what you want to make a film about. Remember, you'll need to complete the project. Think about who, what, and where you'll shoot. Form a basic idea for a story and if you're having trouble, read short stories for inspiration.
      4. Type out a script. Make sure to develop your characters with different personalities; your movie won't be interesting if everyone acts and talks the same.
      5. Draw out a storyboard, illustrating the shots you plan to use. Don't worry about following the storyboard perfectly. It's just a good idea to get your thoughts on paper and a great way to see if you can communicate an idea "visually" rather than needing the actors to verbally communicate the concept. The viewer is watching first and listening second.
      6. Find people who aren't busy and are willing to work hard on your film. Provide food for your crew. They'll appreciate it and be able to hang around longer.
      7. Shoot your footage. If you want to highlight your pet, you can shoot video of your pet eating, sleeping and playing and perhaps put it to music.
      8. Edit your film. Many cameras edit in limited ways and some have special effects. Learn how to "cut" pieces of your footage together and put music or speech over your video. Check your camera's manual or use a software package like iMovie to make your final cuts.
      9. One way is to use your VCR or DVD burner to make copies for friends and auditions. If your film is digital, you can also output your final edit to a readable format to send via email. Also if your film is in digital format you can upload to YouTube or another video sharing site. Check up with the website's video formats to see if you can upload your movie.

  35. QUESTION:
    Whats it the best was to begin writing a script?
    I am an actor and have wanted to write a script for a very long while to make short pieces of theater or short films. I have allot of ideas and they are always buzzing around my head but I am really struggling with actually getting them down on paper, does anyone have any tips on the best way to get it rolling? Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      I usually just start writing dialogue but lately have discovered it's really helpful to start by outlining the idea. You can do just a simple sentence outline to get your idea down on paper. Take one of the ideas that's buzzing around. For example Giant pink poodle drinks all the water in the town reservoir.
      Okay so you have an image but not a story. Start writing down the order that things happen.
      There is a mistake in the science lab. One of the techs smuggled in her pet poodle in her purse because she couldn't bear to leave it home alone. Poodle spills somebody's jar of pickled beets all over himself. Radiation causes the poodle to grow to giant size. He escapes from the lab and wreaks havoc. List types of havoc wreaked. He meets and is befriended by (whom or what?) A bunch of things happen and the poodle winds up at the town reservoir thirsty. He drinks all the water.
      What results? Someone is saved from drowning? Criminals are prevented from escaping? The entire economy of the town is destroyed because there is no more water and everyone moves someplace else and one family moves to LA and they all become movie stars?

      At this point you might think tha the story is really about the movie star family and that the part about the giant poodle was all just back story. And in fact it probably wasn't a poodle at all but just an ordinary drought.

      Writing down an outline helps you develop your idea. You can work out your plot and get an idea of what wil work and what won't before you start doing the actual "writing." You can see the order things have to be in because of what causes what. You can see where various characters enter the plot and make adjustments if you find they should be introduced earlier or later.

      The important thing is to start. Ideas do nothing for anybody as long as they are allowed to just buzz around in your head.

  36. QUESTION:
    What should I ask from actors in their portfolios?
    I want to do casting for short films in the Spring and I need to know what I should be asking for from interested actors. I haven't done the casting before, so I want to be professional as possible.
    My film group needs to also build their own porfolios for experience.

    • ANSWER:
      You should ask for a resumé and headshot. Even if looks don't matter, it's important you get those photos to make sure you remember who you saw! Then, depending on your project(s), you may ask them to perform a 2 minute monologue or read directly from the script in what are called sides. Obviously, if the casting is more general and not for a specific project, a monologue will have to do. Make sure you specify that it is for film, and you will probably also want to ask for a contemporary monologue (but if your projects are set in a more archaic tone, ask for classical).

      Look for actors that clearly demonstrate skill, but also show a strong sense of professionalism. You're not just picking who's going to be on the screen, but who you're going to have to work with on the set. In a resumé, look to see that they have a fiar amount of experience, or at least a wide range even if the experience is minimal. Most importantly, consider how each actor would fit the role you are looking for. Make sure you talk to your director to get an idea of how he wants each character represented and what he wants the overall tone of the project to be, and consider that when you are deciding who will essentially become each character.

  37. QUESTION:
    I want to become a writer more than anything but I just don't know where to start?
    recently I've been thinking more about what I want to do with my life the shortcome of that is I want to write film script and even produce the film if i can but I just don't know where to start story wise?

    I don't have the money to buy all the software needed but I know I have some good ideas floating about inside I just dont know how to unlock them?

    is there any advice other writers can give on how to get started or even about how I can get my foot in the door writing for someone else?

    • ANSWER:
      Celtx is a great free screenplay writing software. I would start out writing short films and finding people to produce them such as college students. You can also get involved with writing competitions like the 48 hour film festival. Short films are a great way to start and get exposure. Write for others and become part of a team. Making connections is the best way to eventually sell that screenplay.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to hold an open casting call?
    I need some actors for a short film my friends and I are shooting during the summer. We've already gotten some of our friends cast but we need more people.How do I put the word out that we're holding an open casting call? What info do I put? Where can I put it up? How do I audition people?
    Sorry, I live in the US.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the steps on hosting an Open Call.

      1) Create a list of breakdowns (description of characters that you are still looking for).

      Here is an example:

      "DETECTIVE TOM" - Any Ethnicity. Male. 40-50. Not balding. Dark Hair. Not skinny, not too heavy. He is an obsessive, nerdy, borderline-autistic who had his lunch money stolen as a child and is now taking it out on the bank robbers.

      2) Depends on where you want to host the Open Audition. If you have access to an empty studio, a class room at school, that would be ideal. Otherwise, you can yahoo-search any Dance/Acting studios that's local to the area for rental. Determine the Date(s) and Time that you want to do the Open Audition.

      3) Creating an Open Casting Call Note. On your note, you should include a brief description of your project, the story line, compensation, production dates and production location, and open call date, time, and location. Then after that, you should list the character breakdowns that you are looking for.

      Here is an example:

      Open Casting Call for Short Film “Thanks Mom”

      "Thanks Mom" it is a film that tells the tale of two young filmmakers who make it through all the obstacles of producing an independent film only to face their greatest challenge yet: their mother.

      Filming Duration: July 9 thru July 13
      Filming Location:Chicago, IL
      Compensation: No Pay, but will provide Meal, Credit, and a Copy of the final film.
      Open Audition Date: June 19 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
      Open Audition Location: Champion Dance Studio, 12345 Yahoo Street, 5th Floor, Room 1280, Chicagoo, IL.
      What to Bring:
      Prepare to read sides. Sides will be provided at the location. (if any of these characters have lines, then you can extract those lines from the script onto a seperate piece of paper. These are call 'sides.' Give the actors at least 5 minutes to look them over, and then call them in to perform those lines) If you don't have any sides, you can simple ask the Actor to prepare a 1-2 min. monologue.
      Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

      Character Breakdowns:

      "DETECTIVE TOM" Any Ethnicity. Male. 40-50. Skinny. Dark Hair. He is an obsessive, nerdy, borderline-autistic who had his lunch money stolen as a child and is now taking it out on the bank robbers.

      "SUSAN" Caucasian. 20-25. An eccentric young mother who is a bit too overbearing, but loving and caring to her core. Good comic ability a plus.

      4) Depends on where you are located, you can post an Open Casting Call notice online. Mandy.Com and Craigslist.Org are two most popular internet resource for free postings. I would also recommend you to include an email address that you feel comfortable with exposing to the public on your notice. Just incase if any of the actors have questions. They can also email you their headshot and resume, so you will get an idea WHO and how many people are actually coming to the Open Audition.

      5 - A) Setting up the Audition. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the Open Call time. Outside of the room, prepare a 'sign-in' sheet (Name, Name of Role, Telephone Number, and Email Address) - so when the actors arrive, they can sign in. (You will call them into the room to audition in the order of arrival) You can also leave your sides outside, the actors can study them.

      5 - B) Inside of the audition room, like American Idol, the 'judges' should be sitting behind a table. It's ideal that you have 2 - 3 people hosting the casting session. If you are using Sides for the audition, make sure you assign someone in your room to be the 'reader' (the reader will read lines of other characters than the auditioning actor)
      The director should focus on the Actor's performance. (Have a pen and note pad ready to take notes) The coordinator can Film the audition, monitor the session (making sure everything is on time and on schedule), calling people into the room, sending people out of the room after they are done.

      5 - C) After an Actor comes into the Room, here is a typical list of things that will take place.

      a. Director ask the Actor if he/she has any questions about the Sides/Characters.
      b. The Reader will start reading with the Actor. The Coordinator films the process (Optional)
      c. If needed the Director can give adjustments on the Actor's performance. (Example: "That's a good read. Let's try it again, 'Susan' is actually very sad in this scene, because her husband left her for another woman....")
      d. The Director/Coordinator explains the production schedule, location details, and see if there are going to be any schedule conflicts. At the same time, answer any production-related questions that the Actor may have.
      e. Tell the Actor by what day the casting decision will be made. Either the actor will be informed by phone, or by email. (Example: "We will be making the decision by Friday via Email. Thank you for coming.")
      f. The Coordinator walks the Actor out, and call the next Actor into the room.

      5 - D) Bring an envelope to collect Actors' headshot & resumes. (Keep them in file, incase you are planning to cast for any future projects) And make sure that the Actor's contact information are indicated on their resume. If they don't have a resume, make sure their Phone Number and Email address is clearly written on the back of their picture. The purpose of the taping of the audition, is that later, the Director and everyone else who's involved in the production can review their audition, and then make their choices on who to offer the role. If you are not planning to film the audition, make sure the Director take REALLY GOOD notes on each actor's performance. So after you seening 60 people's audition, you can still remember who gave a better audition.

      7) Upon offering the part to the selected actor. You need to provide the full script, wardrobe options, and the day & time for rehearsals or production meeting.

      Final Note: Always be friendly and open minded. You want the actors to do their best at the audition.

  39. QUESTION:
    What questions do Detectives generall ask suspects?
    I'm working on a script for a short film. In the story, there is a man who is murdered. There are no leads but there are possible suspects. What would the detective ask in an interrogation?

    • ANSWER:
      Asking a direct question about his guilt will probably not be effective.

      Asking indirect questions such as "How well did you get along?", or "Do you know anyone that would want him dead?" would probably generate a better dialogue.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I have my film made?
    I want to find someone in Melbourne to make my short film. I have a script I just don't know what to do next. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to this link, then on the upper left you should find a link that says "post ad" or something like it. You can choose which category, I'd suggest "gigs", or "tv/film/video". you can let people know what you're doing, let them know if you're paying them or not, or if they just get their name in the credits. You can get a crew for everything you need. If you have no budget, probably mention that it's a good project for film or video students. Hope that helps.

      http://melbourne.craigslist.com.au/

  41. QUESTION:
    What kind of story can I make for a short film with the topic/subject "life is sweet"?
    So we got an assignment in Drama to make a short film with the topic/subject "life is sweet" and there are only three of us in a group and we really want to make a horror but we can't think of a story that would go with the topic... So can someonelease help me... You don't need to give a whole story just an idea that we can use... :) and we can have extra actors but they can't be main characters just extras...

    So please help :)

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      How many members are on your production team? Three?

      I suggest you have a brainstorming session with them and develop a few ideas.

      From the best ideas, write a script and have your instructor review it. There are many resources to help you write a screen play and your instructor may have a program like "Final Draft" you can use.

      After you have finalized the script, you will need to build a story board and a shooting script.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to become an autuer filmmaker?
    I want to become a writer/director that makes independent art house films. Similar to Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Haneke, Bela Tarr, Stanley Kubrick.

    I also do NOT plan on going to any type of film school. Instead I will use that money to make a short film.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, congratulations on realising that film school is a harmful waste of time and money -- this in itself puts you way ahead of the overwhelming majority of aspiring filmmakers out there.

      My advice to you is as follows:

      - Develop some solid filmmaking skills by making two or three short films. Do not buy an expensive camera to make them -- simply use the best camera that you can get hold of for little or no money.

      - Before you shoot of these early films, invest some time in learning some solid editing skills -- what makes a smooth cut, how to assemble a smooth sequence, and more importantly for a director, how to direct shots in a way that allows them to be edited well.

      - I recommend that you both direct and edit your first few films -- you will learn so much that it will make you unstoppable, as well as putting you in a better position to communicate with crew members in future.

      - Having developed a good starting reel, the next step is to write or obtain some good feature-length scripts that you can use to make your feature films.

      You will get better with every film you make -- it is an artistic journey!

      You are on the right path -- I hope this helps and the very best of luck to you, fellow artist!

  43. QUESTION:
    Where to find a writing partner for film-script?
    I have been wanting to write film scripts for years. I have many ideas but procrastinating always got the better of me. So, now I realise the only way I can do this is to have a co-writer. Where do I find such people?

    • ANSWER:
      The quick, easy answer is for you to find others near you who have similar interests and ask them. If you are in High School, it is almost a guarantee that someone else there also wants to make movies so it is a matter of seeking him/her out. At that level, you can start by writing some very short scripts and then going out and making them on the weekends. Start small and have fun. You'll learn a lot about filmmaking in general, but even more about how to write a great script as you learn how the actual shooting and editing processes change what you originally put on the page.

      If you are in college or are on your way there, find a school that has a great screenwriting program. Visit http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com and click on the "Filmschools" link at the top for the most comprehensive WORLDWIDE list of filmschools available anywhere. Look at schools near you and study their available classes. Don't be afraid to contact the professors at the schools that interest you and talk with them about what you want to do. Going to a university that has a specialty class in screenwriting will put you in immediate contact with others who have similar interests as you as well as instruction on how to write better screenplays.

      If you are not going to a school at all and just want someone to help you write, your very best strategy is to first sit down and write on your own, even if it's not very good at first. If you have nothing but ideas to show, you won't be very attractive as a writing partner as whoever you ask will see someone (you) as not being very motivated or excited. They may see you as the "idea" man who wants the other person to do all the hard work while you sit back and tell him what to do. Whether that would happen or not isn't the point... if YOU want to be a writer, then you'll sit down and do it, partner or not. And no potential partner in anything will want to work with someone who doesn't share the same passion.

      To help you get started, I urge you to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Film-Scriptwriting-Second-Practical-Manual/dp/0240511905/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_2

      Also, read every single page of this website: http://www.wordplayer.com/

      These resources (and more available at http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com) can help to guide you. But only YOU can make yourself sit down and write. Not even a partner will be able to make you sit and write, and no one should have to. If you are serious about writing and passionate about it, then you won't view it as something you HAVE to do... you'll WANT to do it so much that you will go crazy if you CAN'T. Writing screenplays is not easy for a lot of reasons, but it is something you truly want to do, then take the steps to do it for yourself and then when you're ready, reach out to others to co-write, although, you may find that at that point, you may not want or need anyone else. But the first step begins with YOU!

      Good luck!

      Brian Dzyak
      Cameraman/Author
      IATSE Local 600, SOC

      http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com

  44. QUESTION:
    I want to become a film director, how can i start?
    im 15 and its my dream to become a film director and wondering how can i start?
    Should i try and write a script for a short film and then film it or what?

    • ANSWER:
      the way to start is to come up with a short film. then when you get the hang of directing enter in sone small film festivals, upload stuff on youtube. get you'r work out there for people to see. eventually someone will think it is good and maybe even offfer you a job

  45. QUESTION:
    Is the layout of a short film script the same layout as a full-length?
    I'm in the middle of writing a short film, I have all of the story written, but when I want to actually type it out on my computer, will I lay it out the same wat as a full-length film?

    • ANSWER:
      I think so. Some writerdirector types do it however they want.

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my work ethic with my filmmaking?
    I'm a film student and make short films but my movies are getting worse and Im not improving as a filmmaker and Im getting worse... I got lazy and my pre-production on my last movie was horrible and the actors didn't know there lines and my shots weren't planned out and the movie was a train wreck... How can I be a better Filmmaker?

    • ANSWER:
      How can you be a better filmmaker? Keep doing what you're doing!

      Look, it's very important for you to understand that you are learning something from every experience. In fact, people tend to learn more from "negative" experiences than from positive. If everything always went the way you wanted them to, how would you ever progress as a filmmaker and as a person?

      People who haven't failed, aren't pushing themselves hard enough. Just saying that you're "getting worse" means that you're still out there trying and THAT alone means that you're doing better than the majority of people out there who only SAY they want to do something. Actually DOING it is a success in and of itself.

      So, keep making movies, but if you find that you're not advancing your skills in some way, here is my very sincere suggestion. Push yourself to do a larger project. I don't know what you've done so far, but instead of repeating yourself, put the camera down for a while and invest a lot more time into writing a longer form script. Write a feature length story that is A) produce-able within your capabilities and B) has potential to get noticed at a festival or bought at AFM or Cannes Film Market.

      To help you do this successfully, you NEED to learn everything you can about how the professionals make movies. What I'm getting at here is that if you want to become a successful professional Director, then embrace the specialization working protocol of "Hollywood" and bring on people who can help you. Find an experienced Cameraman who wants to shoot your movie. Find a Producer who will help you with the logistics. Find experienced Actors who are looking to expand their own careers with a promising project. Fill out your crew with people who are excited about working on a movie... YOUR movie.

      I've listed a few resources below that will definitely help you. There are a lot of different books and resources out there that claim to be helpful, but most are just out to sell dreams to gullible naive aspiring filmmakers. But there are a few honest resources out there that will actually help you to create the career and life you really want. In addition to those listed below, be sure to check out the "Resources" page at http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com for countless other websites and job-specific books that may be able to guide you for future projects.

      Creating success takes enthusiasm, perseverance, and passion and you seem to have all of that. So keep at it. You're learning from everything you do so don't let it discourage you. Just keep moving forward and you'll get there. Good luck!

      Brian Dzyak
      Cameraman/Author
      IATSE Local 600, SOC

      http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I build my portfolio if I want to become a film director?
    What are ways that I can make my portfolio look really good? Is having to film short movies and writing scripts the only way?

    • ANSWER:
      experience is the best way. you may have to put a lot of hours into things for little or no pay, but it will be worth it. check out myjambi.com and craigslist for people who need short films made or need editing work done---some are paying, some are not, but you can get good experience and a good rep. if you make movies for people, their success is your success so it has great payoff potential.

  48. QUESTION:
    What was the short film that was the inspiration for Dear Frankie?
    I just want to know? Could you help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Courtesy of Wikipedia:
      Production notes
      In The Story of Dear Frankie, a bonus feature on the DVD release of the film, director Shona Auerbach and some of her cast discuss the project. The screenplay originated as a script for a 15-minute short submitted to producer Caroline Wood, who had requested writing samples from potential screenwriters for what would be Auerbach's film debut after several years of directing commercials. Auerbach was so enamored with Andrea Gibb's work she convinced her to expand it to feature length.

      Sometimes, a short film is made first, which then attracts enough attention to be made into a feature-length movie. That is what happened for Billy Bob Thornton, who adapted "Sling Blade" from his short film/previous screenplay "Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade".

  49. QUESTION:
    Do actors prefer cold readings or prepared monologues at casting calls?
    Hello. I am a student filmmaker holding a casting call next week for a short film. I am trying decide whether to ask the actors to do a cold read or the script or to come with a prepared short monologue-or both.
    Is there one of these options that is best for the actor? Does anyone have experience with what works best to see the actors abilities?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont have experience as an actor but I would point you in the direction of diversity. do both that way you can gauge different aspects of who they are and how they preform. you don't want to restrict them to one option or the other.

  50. QUESTION:
    Wheres a good place to start an acting career?
    I'm 14 and my whole life I've wanted to be an actor I love acting and I've written some short film scripts that I want be feature length one day but I don't know how to get an agent or a headshot and I live nowhere near california

    • ANSWER:
      Drama school.... But at 14 you should b doing gcse drama if you like it so bad and anyway should you not have started younger because you'll b way behind.


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    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      well, first taste varies so just because a film is critically appreciated shundt necessarily mean everybody shud appreciate it all da same so there is nothing wrong in find a movie boring.. but still if u wanna go deeper here are some tips..for number 1, make up ur mind that if the movie doesnt meet up ur regular taste or expectation or a bit slow or serious u just cant rule dat out as a boring one cause there might be some good aspects of this film as well which can be appreciated,so have patience try to find those,forgetting the pre set stuff,may be first time u wud find one or two or even none, try with some other movie then..u see patience is da key..and preset idea free mind as well..

      for first few occasions it will be harder but gradually it shud sink in so worths a shot isnt it? and when u get past the first tiring phase the analyzying power will improve gradually as well, goes hand in hand.

      and good acting from bad acting? well, u'll know with time..these things are related so when u are improving one the others will be improved as well.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are There any good websites where I can watch free film and tv without downloading them?
    I want a website that works really good with the iPhone or iPod touch safari. Also I dont want to have to do surveys or download the films. Really appreciate good answers. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure if it works with IPhone or IPad but My Live Player is free with no surveys or other junk.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do Netflix distribute money to film companies?
    I'm using the free trial period of movie streaming on Netflix, and I'm considering starting to pay for it next month.

    How do Netflix pay the companies? Is it based on what films / series I watch, so that they pay the makers of for example Doctor Who more than the makers of Sex and the City? Or is it based on some completely different system?

    • ANSWER:
      They pay a negotiated flat rate to the rights holder for the rights to stream a selection of their movies/shows for a set period of time. At the end of that period, the contract for the rights is either renegotiated, or ends up not being renewed (at which point the movies specified in the previous contract would be dropped from Netflix's library).

      The amount paid depends on the individual contracts negotiated with the rights holders. How much Netflix is willing to pay depends on how badly they want a particular set of content.

      That's why you soon won't see any Disney stuff on Netflix. The last round of negotiations fell through, so once the current contract expires, all the Disney stuff will be removed.

  19. QUESTION:
    Any Good Websites That You Can Watch Free Films Online?
    I really want to watch some films, but when I go on the websites the surveys come up and I don't really want to complete them! And they really do need to be free ! Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Loombo or Megavideo. Both totally free but I would try Loombo first just because Megavideo has a time limit of about 75 minutes. Loombo is riddled with adverts but they are easy to close down!

      Edit: (P.S. No downloading needed!)

  20. QUESTION:
    Where can i watch the Jackass films for free that isn't megavideo, plus Are the Jackass Films different to the?
    Are the Jackass Films different to the series? Plus,mainly, where can i watch the Jackass films for free that isn't megavideo, because megavideo has a limit of only 70 or so minutes. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to:

      www.OVGuide.com

      Search there becuase it lists all the places you can watch the film you want. Just select one that isn't megavideo.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good websites for watching films?
    I was wondering if anyone knows any websites which let you watch films for free without downloading them. Ones that won't give my laptop a virus and aren't illegal or won't get me into trouble.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Where can I get free film downloads online?
    If not downloads, then just watch online.

    I would prefer not to have to sign-up.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd recommend a torrent- there's no sign up; all you need is to have preinstalled a torrent browser (available for free like at utorrent.com)

      Just google something like "[name of movie] torrent" and click :)

      Alternatively, you can go to "www.mininova.org" ; most DVDrip quality is released 2-3 months after the movie is released, and vidcam quality within a few days.

      Hope this helps :)

  23. QUESTION:
    Where can you watch films online for free?
    I don't know whether those sort of sites are illegal but does anyone know a website that lets you watch films for free?

    • ANSWER:
      1channel.ch best website out there. Pretty easy to use. Best answer? ;D

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can I get free film downloads online?
    If not downloads, then just watch online.

    I would prefer not to have to sign-up.

    • ANSWER:
      go on google and type
      "watch movies.net
      and click the first one

  25. QUESTION:
    What's the best website to watch free films off and what's the best place to get free music off?
    Pirate bay has been blocked, do what's a really good version like that? (for music)

    And I really want to watch some films, such as scary films and also films like Up

    • ANSWER:
      Fill this form out bro, and I will send you a link to dl whatever you want.

      http://www.mpaa.org/contentprotection/report-piracy

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a website where i can watch tv programmes and films on my iPod?
    when i go onto sites for free films that work on my computer, it doesn't work on my iPod because it doesn't have flash, are there any sites which will work with my iPod which are free?

    • ANSWER:
      iTunes. otherwise, look up on google "how to convert file to play on ipod". then download the appropriate program and you can manually turn anything into a video that can be uploaded to the ipod

  27. QUESTION:
    Where can i watch full length movies online for free without download?
    I really want to watch films free online without downloading it and without getting viruses or something, thanks :)
    without subscribing to anything

    • ANSWER:
      Movie 25, or momomesh

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a good site to watch films for free with no signing up or downloading or surveys?
    I want to watch some films but I can't find a good site to watch any,What are some good sites that you can watch films online for free with no downloading or surveys or signing up thank you

    • ANSWER:
      youtube movies

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the site called that I can watch films on the internet for free?
    What is the site called that i can watch films on the internet for free, i'm sick of buying them on itunes and i would like to see some new films without having to pay all the time!!!

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.watch-movies-online.tv

      http://www.oneclickmoviez.com

      http://www.66stage.com

      http://www.hulu.com

  30. QUESTION:
    What site can I download films off for free that's safe?
    I only have a netbook that won't cope with any viruses.. I need a film to watch on windows media player :P Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use any torrent sites, the downloads are slow and often stop, and the quality if and when they do download is usually poor. Plus, there's a chance of viruses.

      A good website i know of which is free and has a wide range of films to download in pretty quick time depending on the speed of your connection is www.stagevu.com. I use it all the time :-)

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can i watch films online for free?
    I really want to watch a film for free on the internet without having to download it or get any viruses, anybody got any good suggestions ???

    • ANSWER:

      http://ultra-vid.com/

      http://ultra-vid.com/forum

      http://ultra-vid.com/vid

      Are always the best sites. They are free with no surveys or downloads with excellent quality movies. If you do want to most of their movies or TV episodes can be downloaded using Real player, Divx or the download link on players like Supernova or Zshare.

      Stay away from torrents like Bearshare, Limewire etc as they carry Trojans and nasty viruses in some of their downloads.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can i download HD films and watch through my tv?
    Can i download a hd film then watch it on my hd tv connected to my computer? (via a VGA cable)
    Would i need a seperate programme to play it or could i just use media player?
    Where can i download HD films from?

    • ANSWER:
      yes you can
      vga cable needs to be labeled as hd
      best and easiest way is to use apple tv - supports up to 1080i
      if you have 1080p it does not support it yet - you will not notice any difference between 1080p and 1080i though
      on hdtv you do not need any program - apple tv streams movie from yr computer to hdtv
      where can you download hd films from ?
      CinemaNow web page is
      CinemaNow - Movie Downloads - Online Movies - Download DVD Movies ...An online movie site that allows filmmakers to distribute their films via stream and download.

      http://www.cinemanow.com/

      read also this article
      Why HD movie downloads are a big lie
      Posted by George Ou
      There’s a lot of buzz lately about the delivery of HD TV and Movie content over the Internet with shows like Lost being delivered by ABC.com and other video download services with XBox360 or iTunes. I even have friends and colleagues telling me that BlueRay or HD-DVD won’t make it because HD will simply be delivered over the Internet. But there’s one dirty little secret that people are forgetting or that they don’t understand, IT’S NOT HD they’re getting over the Internet. Heck it’s not even NTSC 480i (720×480 60 fields interlaced) DVD quality when you really look at the amount of video data you’re getting!

      Oh sure they might call it HD because it happens to be 1280×720 resolution which sounds awfully high, but you’re talking about an audio/video stream that’s 1.3 mbps (megabits per second) at best. You can call it whatever you like and you can even claim it meets the minimum definition of HD because it’s 720p (1280×720) resolution but it ISN’T HD for the simple reason that the bit rate isn’t enough. A regular 480i DVD is either 2, 5, or 8 mbps and most modern dual-layer 8 GB DVD releases are at least 5 mbps but more likely 8 mbps. A typical DVD movie is approximately 6 GBs of data while a typical “HD” movie you download is only about 1.5 GBs of data. Do you honestly believe you’re getting more image information in that 1.5 GB so-called HD movie you downloaded versus that 6 GB DVD movie?

      [Update 3:35PM - I was a bit shocked to hear some people argue that a 1.3 mbps H.264 MPEG-4 based 720p 30-fps video stream can be better than an 8 mbps MPEG-2 480i 60-field DVD stream. I’m going to explain something; it’s impossible. MPEG-4 can compress data in a more efficient manner such that it can have a 1.4x advantage over MPEG-2 in compression ratios while maintaining the same perceived quality. However, there’s absolutely no way that newer compression formats can overcome a 4 or 6 fold disadvantage in bitrate. Compression - especially in the lossy world of video - is more of a subjective thing. MPEG-2 video is already compressed fairly efficiently and you’re really not going to squeeze out any more than a 2 fold improvement at best no matter how fancy the encoder is. There can be marginal improvements in the field of compression but there are never free lunches.]

      The fact that a DVD is only encoded in 480i video is unfortunate but it still has more video information and raw potential than a so-called HD movie download for the simple fact that it has 4 times more data. A 480i video stream can be “up-scaled” to a 1080i or 1080p 1920×1080 display with glorious results and I guarantee you that it looks better than that so-called HD 720p movie you spent at least 3 hours downloading over the Internet while your family complains the Internet connection is really slow.

      But truthfully speaking, the whole Blu-ray versus HD-DVD format war is silly because a regular dual-layer DVD can easily store 93 minutes of 12 mbps 1080i or 1080p H.264 or VC-1 encoded video with bare minimum HD quality that looks much better than normal MPEG-2 480i DVDs. This format would have been extremely easy to produce and the players could have cost less than 0. The only thing that HD-DVD gets you is that you can either store 3 hours of that same quality video or 100 minutes of good quality 20 mbps H.264 or VC-1 video. Blu-ray players for some reason decided to forego the more advanced video codecs like H.264 or VC-1 and they’re using the old MPEG-2 encoding scheme which neutralized the capacity advantage of Blu-ray media. [UPDATE 6/1/2007 - Newer Blu-ray titles have begun using H.264 so they’ve regained the capacity lead.] But instead, we have a format war where no one is really winning since Sony decided to cede their market in the next generation console wars with the PS3 to salvage the BlueRay format.

      Another huge misconception is that people tend to confuse HD movie downloads over the Internet with HD IPTV. While the acronym “IP” stands for “Internet Protocol”, people have the meanings reversed because Internet always involves IP but IP doesn’t always involve the Internet. What I mean by that is that IP could strictly be a closed-network thing on a LAN (Local Area Network).

      Note: It’s also a huge misconception that VoIP (Voice over IP) means Voice over the Internet because the vast majority of VoIP traffic happens on the LAN and gets switched over the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

      IPTV requires 16 mbps per HD Channel and it would be IMPOSSIBLE for it to traverse the Internet in unicast traffic in the near tear or long term. IPTV works on a very localized level within a carrier’s own network where everything travels on local fiber-optic multi-gigabit networks on a multicast (or cached) level out to the DSLAM and only from there does it unicast to the user over a mile of a pair of copper cables. [Update 5:50 PM - Think of multicasting as a massive carpool where data is only transmitted once for everyone whereas unicast means the video bandwidth is multiplied by the number of users. Even a 2 mbps unicast stream turns in to a 20,000 mbps stream with 10,000 users where as a multicast or locally cached 16 mbps stream for 100,000 users is still means 16 mbps of traffic over the backbone.] That’s precisely why AT&T U-Verse wants to install miniature DSLAMs within a mile of their customers so they can support a 20 mbps DSL connection that can support a 16 mbps unicast HD IPTV stream over the last mile in addition to data access to the Internet. Other than U-Verse, Verizon’s FiOS (Fiber to the premises or home) is the only other way that IPTV can be delivered to the home. The Cable Internet companies don’t really care about IPTV because they deliver their digital television over a different frequency over the same coax cable and it’s a broadcast technology that sends out the same analog/digital signal to everyone’s house.

      This is precisely why HD Movie downloads are a big fat lie being pitched to consumers because even the delivery of 1.3 mbps unicast traffic will bring most parts of the Internet down to its knees if enough people use the service. The carriers are in a strategic position to be close enough to the customer that they can actually deliver true HD-quality IPTV with some level of video on demand and that scares the Googles of the world to death because there’s no way an Internet based 1.3 mbps make-believe HD video service can compete with true HD IPTV. That’s precisely why Google lobbied so hard to defeat the Telecom bill last year which would have deregulated the Telcos so they could implement IPTV and Net Neutrality was merely a political “poison pill” to kill the Telecom bill. More on this later …

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best website to watch free movies on?
    Ive gone through many sites already claiming that their free, yet when i go to watch a film it always says i have to sign up and enter my card details! there must be one that doesn't charge you at all, and is actually safe to use haha. please help? :(

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.infocobuild.com/video/free-movies-documentaries.html

      This provides a list of websites where you can watch movies and documentaries online for free.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where Can I Watch Films Online For Free?
    Is there a website where I can watch online films for free without registration? I've been on a few but they all take ages to buffer. Do you know any good ones?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you can try something called “satellite TV to PC software” which is becoming popular for good reasons. It works by receiving satellite TV signals over the Internet and converting them into a live, high resolution video feed on your desktop.When I first heard of this I wondered if it was even legal. It turns out it is completely legal,because these are FTA (free to air) satellite stations which are being broadcast from all over the world. The software just allows you to watch everything at any time anywhere without a satellite dish or receiver.Once you download the software you can instantly watch 3,000+ channels of movies, local and international news, live sports, TV shows, special events, music channels, kids channels, history, education, nature, special programming… It's much more variety than what I was getting from my local cable company. And it's all free. There's a small one-time fee for the software and that's it. There are no subscription fees or monthly charges… Nothing else to pay for…Ever.Here are the detailed reviews and comparisons of the Top 6 Internet Television Products on the market:

      http://e-satellite-tv-reviews.blogspot.com/

      Enjoy yourself.You will not be disappointed.

  35. QUESTION:
    Where can I watch foreign free films online?
    Particularly Russian ones. And I don't want to have to download it, or pay.

    Or at least find where I can watch the full movie of Две судьбы (Dve sud'by)

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a good site to watch Russian movies online: http://russianremote.com/
      Unfortunately, it doesn't have "Dve sud'by".

      All 4 parts (may be there are more already), containing from 10 to 20 episodes each, you can watch on this site, BUT it's not free: http://www.etvnet.ca/cgi-bin/video/eitv_browse.fcgi?action=search&keywords=%D0%94%D0%B2%D0%B5+%D1%81%D1%83%D0%B4%D1%8C%D0%B1%D1%8B.

      One free site has Part 4, but I can't recommend it to you because it has "adult" content...

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any websites that allow you to watch movies online?
    I don't want a website where you have to download the film to watch i just want to watch it online ... good quality will do

    • ANSWER:
      Try OVGuide

      It's a free movie search engine... It searches all the free movies sites simultaneously. If there is a version of movie for free, OVGuide finds it.

      Here's a link to the homepage, enjoy:

  37. QUESTION:
    how can we download free films from net?
    I need to watch free films on internet can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      either go to youtube or do a web search....

  38. QUESTION:
    Good website for watching scary films free without giving my macbook a virus?
    Barely own any scary films&me and my friend are bored, so any websites where I can watch any scary films free?

    • ANSWER:
      projectfree.tv

  39. QUESTION:
    can you watch blue lagoon anywhere for free which gives you no viruses?
    I know you can watch films on youtube for free but I can't find blue lagoon, does anyone have a link please?
    But I don't want any viruses.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No, not for free! If you try there will be a virus waiting for you!

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know any free film websites for your phone?
    I have an iPhone and am looking for a film website which is free but will also let me watch them on my phone.. Any help is great thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      1channel.ch if you watch programs or films on a putlocker or a sockshare link it works on my Blackberry so would probably work on an iPhone too, I have an old 9300 Blackberry which the iPhone is a lot more advanced than so I would think it would run even better on your phone. Enjoy!

  41. QUESTION:
    what is a good website for watching movies online for free?
    I had one that I was using, but it was taken down. I need another site please! It needs to be free and one where I don't have to download the film to watch it. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      alluc.org

  42. QUESTION:
    Can i use odeon reward points on orange wednesdays?
    I have enough points on my odeon card for one free 2D film. So if i go on a wednesday can i use those points and an orange wednesday code so me and my friend can watch a film without paying a single penny?

    The points don't really count as an offer more of a reward thats why i am confused.

    • ANSWER:
      It says on the orange wednesday site that there offer has to be one full paying customer and cannot be used alongside any other offer/promotion, so I guess not sorry :/

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best site to watch free movies on?
    I'm on about full feature length films. I want a good selection of films (not old b-rated movies) like the latest Bond movie for example. I want them to be high-quality, a site which only showcases hi-quality movies would be great. The kind of quality so you could put it on a full tv screen and not tell the difference between that and a vhs quality, or better.

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.theonlydevice.com

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you watch films for free online?
    Please could someone give me a name of a website I could watch films off?

    • ANSWER:

      http://www1.zmovie.tv/

      remember to bookmark the other sites on the homepage since it updates like everyday

  45. QUESTION:
    How to film what your watching on your laptop?
    I see videos on youtube that people have recorded while there watching on there laptop (if that makes sense) how do i do it?How do I get my laptop to record what's on my screen?

    • ANSWER:
      Some software costs and only a few are free. Get Bandica below it's free. Go to the web site below click Free Stuff and you'll see it there

  46. QUESTION:
    What websites allow you to watch films online for free, no downloading?
    I want to watch edward scissorhands so if someone could send me a direct link that would be great :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully this will help:

      http://tvshack.net/movies/Edward_Scissorhands__1990_/

  47. QUESTION:
    What website is the best to watch free good quality stream movies that has all of the latest films?
    I would like to know good websites that have easy access to free, good quality, new films, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      good quality movies huh.

      http://watchnewfilms.com

      http://davidmovie.com

      http://klop.tv

      http://movie6.net

      http://movie25.com

      http://movie2k.com

      http://moviefather.com

      http://moviesister.com

      http://vizda.tv

      http://thepiratecity.org

      there are many others but your best chance of finding the latest movies are to look on ovguide.com, it searches all movie websites for the one you search for if they have it, it gives you the direct link to the movie.
      watch-movies.net
      ovguide.com
      hulu.com (only for the U.S.A)
      omegatube.com
      tvshack.net
      tv-links.cc
      tv-links.ws
      tv-links.eu
      mymovies.ws
      etc

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a free and legal way to watch full length movies online?
    I wanna watch Scarface, and the godfather. Do u know any sites?

    • ANSWER:
      www.hulu.com

      It's completely legal and completely free. You don't have to download anything and you can watch as much as you want. They have full length feature films and television shows too. It's not like a peer to peer thing, it's legit so you don't have to fish through a whole bunch of "stuff".

  49. QUESTION:
    What website can you watch Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 where you don't have to pay anything?
    I want to watch Hannah Montana the movie now and I don't want to have to pay anything to watch it.

    • ANSWER:
      Cheapskate! Millions of dollars go into producing a movie and the producers and talent deserve a return on their investment.

      By seeking out a "free" online version of the film, you are cheating the many, many people who WORKED long, hard hours producing what you want to see for free.

      Watching bootleg movies online is the same as copying a CD and giving it away. You are cheating the artists who create your entertainment.

      Respect the work that goes into the movie and go to the multiplex and fork out the seven to ten bucks and see it with a clean conscience.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are your opinions on watching pirated movies?
    I really want to watch New Moon on the internet but i want to wait. What do you think about watching movies illegally on the internet. I've never done it before.

    • ANSWER:
      Look at it this way. If you created a film you spent much time and money on writing, producing, directing, staring in, building sets, costumes, props, make-up, special effects, advertising, music and so on, would you like some pube to pirate it for free? Would you not want to hunt that waste of oxygen down?

      Yeah, watching a film in a movie theater has become pricey- but it's still one of the cheapest forms of entertainment out there. I'm all for cracking down on video or audio pirates of any kind. We all want to be entertained, but where do people get off thinking that should be free? You want free, go to the library. They may not have the latest thing, but they often carry or can get a hold of anything else.


free films to watch now

Short Films

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Looking to start producing short films, what kind of camera would you recommend?
    I want to produce short films and am looking for an HD camera that will give me decent quality, priced under 00? Also, I was wondering if there was a model out there where I could attach a mic to get better sound quality? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Getting a HD camcorder is taking a step backward in Video Quality. Hd camcorder Interpolate the video, which means every 4th or 5th frame of a video is of what is being video-graphed, the other frames are filled in by the camcorder, thus giving you not true video. MiniDV tape camcorders give every frame of every shot and usually cost less.

      http://simplevideoediting.com/learn/part1_camcorder_choices.htm

      http://simplevideoediting.com/learn/part2_connect_camcorder.htm

      Consumer level HD camcorders have 4 problems. 1) Blurry, fuzzy, out of focus areas closely around people in videos taken by consumer level HD camcorders. 2) Any movement, even a wave or lifting an arm, while in front of a recording consumer level HD camcorder, results in screen ghosts and artifacts being left on the video track, following the movement. Makes for bad video, sports videos are unwatchable. 3) These Consumer level HD camcorders all have a habit of the transferred to computer files are something you need to convert, thus losing your HD quality, to work with your editing software. 4) Mandatory maximum record times - 1 hour, 30 minutes, 8 minutes, 3 minutes – four different times advertised as maximum record time for some consumer level HD camcorders. No event I have ever been to is that short. Either take multiple camcorders or pack up with out getting the end of the event on video.

      MiniDV is currently the most popular format for consumer digital camcorders. MiniDV camcorders are typically more affordable than their HDD and DVD counterparts. Each MiniDV tape will typically hold an hour of footage at normal recording speed and quality. MiniDV tapes are available for purchase at not only electronic and camera stores, but also at drugs stores and grocery stores, making them easy to find while your on vacation. There are literally hundreds of MiniDV camcorders available; both in standard and high-definition.

      http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/zr960

  2. QUESTION:
    How does a live action short film get to be nominated for Oscar?
    how can a short film enter the race for a nomination ? besides being good and stuff, and from where do the academy members choose the short films?

    • ANSWER:
      You put your name in a bucket, light a match, and hope yours is one of the 5 names that remain after the rest light up the sky.

      Actually, I think it's more related to being a short film that wins another festival (i.e. Sundance) first. If it's not a winner of something else first, there's no way in hell it's getting selected for the Oscars.

      As far as which 5 they'll choose, maybe that's determined by the Academy's mood that day. It probably wouldn't hurt to have connections, though!

      Beyond that, good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    What filming equipment would I need to make a short film?
    I would like to make some short films and need to buy equipment for them. However, I'm not sure what I'm going to need. The films will be fairly simple but need to look professional - Please help!!

    Is there any special lighting equipment and sound equipment that I might need? Also any editing equipment I might need?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Music Dude,

      The best and only advice you can rely on is this: do your research, watch short films online from reputable locations (YouTube Screening Room, Sundance Film Festival, Funny or Die.com, etc.), check out short film programs at local film festivals and see if you find a Director of Photography's work that you admire and believe is capable of making your film look like you want it to.

      Then start searching locally for a Director of Photography (DP) in your area who *has their own equipment* that could match the look you love.

      When making a short you want to have the best DP who owns the highest quality equipment and is in full agreement with the kind of film you have in mind.

      With a solid script, great casting, a professional editor and a clear vision of what you want - you cannot fail.

      All my best,
      Roberta Munroe
      Author -- How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer

      http://www.RobertaMunroe.com

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good brand or type of camera to use to make my short films?
    I'm making short films and I needed to know a good brand or type of camcorder to use. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      Films are shot using motion picture cameras, either 16 mm or 35 mm

      My guess is you want to shoot video using a screen play you or someone else wrote.

      The least expensive is probably the Canon XA10

      If your budget is a little higher, Look at the Panasonic AG-AC90

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a short film and independent film?
    Are they the same? Why are they different category's? I've herd of independant short films...so I thought they were the same...or can they be both the same and two seperate things?
    I don't know if I'm making sense at all...but thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      A full length feature runs anywhere from 85 minutes to 2 and a half hours or a bit more. An independent film is simply one with private financing or financing outside of the traditional studio system. Short films are traditionally less than 20 minutes long. Just about every short film is an indie film as there isn't really a market for them. The closest a studio comes to a short film are the lengthy marketing trailers that you watch before other films or on the web.

  6. QUESTION:
    What would be a good idea for a short film?
    We have made "hunting sasquatch" short films a few times, but would like to make a different type of short film. Low quality and not much to work with, just alot of land and woods. There is only 3 of us to do the video, but we do have a tripod. What would be a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Mockumentaries are a great choice and sounds similar to what you are already doing. Woodland is a classic backdrop for a horror short film.
      Best thing about a short film is that you can imply the horror without actually showing any. Audio is the key!

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some tips for making a short film?
    My whole life I always wanted to be a director. I always make videos with my friends and there not little crappy ones you see on YouTube, there pretty good. But anyways, I never no what to do with these short films, but now I'm in a film class in high school and we need to make a short film. I just need some tips for making an A+ material short film. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Apart from having to make a short film for a class, before you put in the effort to make a film, ask yourself what you hope to achieve with that particular project.

      As an aspiring filmmaker, your body of work will be used as your calling card to attract financiers or an agent when you are ready to make larger projects on a professional level. So it is important that you take the time to make everything you do as excellent as it can be within the parameters you have to work within at any given time.

      What this means for you right now is that you write a script that doesn't push the limits of what you are capable of achieving. For instance, you likely don't have the budget for a million warriors coming over the hills of Ireland, so you wouldn't bother writing a story that needs that. Instead, think about the resources you DO have available and then think of a story that is within your reach. What will likely happen is that because you don't have access to a lot of "production value" type elements, like amazing locations or special effects, you'll be forced to concentrate on CHARACTERS. And the key to all great movies is that the characters come across as real for the audience. In time, your access to resources will grow, so those extras will be there if you need them, but even the biggest movies with lots of fancy FX still need solid characters at the core.

      It's one thing to write a great script with great characters, but you are making a movie from it. So, you'll need great Actors who can bring your words to life. Skip your friends and move on to the drama department in your school. Better yet, go to the Theater Department at the local University and audition Actors there. Look for a local Theater group that may have older talent who are all interested in doing more work. If your script is good enough and you can convince those people that you have the skills to make the movie look as professional as possible, then before you know it, you'll have a cast and crew who are all enthusiastic about making a movie...your movie.

      Look below for some links to resources that will help you as you sit down to write and begin thinking about production of the film itself. If you have enough time, I urge you to also volunteer your time on other productions near you... University projects if possible, but if not, then look for local production companies. Offer to carry cases or get coffee and explain that you are interested in learning how actual professionals really shoot their projects. The experience will be invaluable as you take those lessons and apply them to your own work.

      If you have any additional questions, email me directly at brian@whatireallywanttodo.com

      Good luck!

      Brian Dzyak
      Cameraman/Author
      IATSE Local 600, SOC

      http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com

  8. QUESTION:
    How do get involved with short films and student films?
    I would really like to get involved in short films and student film, but I don't know how to go about it. I live in London, and am 20mins away from central london. Does anyone know I can go about getting involved?

    • ANSWER:
      Local colleges are the best way to go. Find some nearby schools that have a focus on film making and submit a headshot and resume to them. Usually those directors are dying for new faces instead of the same old actors from the school. In fact, they're usually grateful enough to provide you a copy of the final product and (if you have enough work) will offer to help you make a reel in lieu of payment.

      Also, look at local audition postings. A lot of times there's a long list of theatre auditions and then a smaller list of local filmmakers looking for small parts in independent films. In America we have Craigslist online which is a free post and there are always a lot of opportunities there. Does London have an equivalent?

      And just for good measure, networking is such an important tool for film! Meet as many film-associated people as you can and meet their friends, then theirs... Schools are the best places to do that. If you're in a position to enroll in a film class (just a freelance class- not college level) you'll meet a lot of people there who are in the class, or even the folks teaching, who will be able to give you more contacts and places to find casting opportunities.

      These are things that worked for me! Best of luck to you!!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best camcorder for making short films?
    I've researched a bit and found out from many people that a hard drive camcorder is the best to get for editing on the camera as well as on my computer. but i'm not certain that it will perform as well as they say it will.

    so what is the best camcorder for making short films? and for editing on a computer?

    • ANSWER:
      Editing in the camera is a painful way of wasting time, and the MPEG-2 format, used in HDD camcorders, is a poor choice for editing in any case. You can make short films using any sort of camcorder, but MiniDV gives the best quality and ease of editing. "Colin" is getting a lot of press right now - that was shot on a couple of consumer grade MiniDV camcorders.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I find out about short films? I'm an actor and I don't know where to start!?
    I want to act in short films but don't know where to start. I live in London and i'm 16. Please help...10 points for best answer! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - they are advertised on websites like CastingCall, StarNow, Spotlight, that sort of thing. But you should be careful what you apply for - make sure they sound professional, and when you go for the auditions, take someone with you. Some are cons, and they really want strippers, waiters, pole dancers or porn actors, but you wouldn't find out until you got there!
      If they are genuine, they will send you a script if they are interested in you, and then invite you for audition. Read the script thoroughly and if it's poorly written, full of spelling mistakes, ghastly sentences, weak characters or really bad content, you should refuse it and tell them why. Loads of these are student films, and some are so bad it wold kill your future career if you were ever seen acting in them!
      Some are really good, but there will be loads of other actors all competing for the role, so make sure you're ready. You should have had a good training at drama school and experience on stage at the very least. They are not easy to get into, even though they are short or student films, and don't expect any pay - if you're lucky you might get travel expenses.
      However, they are great experience, and some might even get you noticed. They also provide great material for showreels.
      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the copyright rules for adapting short stories to short films?
    I'm interested in adapting a couple of short stories into short films, but I am not sure about the copyright rules for this.

    • ANSWER:
      A copyright registration gives the copyright owners exclusive rights to not only the stories they've written, but also any derivative works -- which would include film adaptations.

      You'll need to obtain permission from the copyright holder, or it would be considered copyright infringement.

      Sorry for the bad news! You can look up the copyright owner's contact info on the US Copyright Office's website.

  12. QUESTION:
    If you want to get in to professional strait plays or short films as a teen were would you start?
    If you want to get in to professional strait plays or short films (or long) as a teen, were would you start?

    • ANSWER:
      Theatre all the way!
      Start with theatre training and than just take workshops and classes to help you learn the film style. Plus it's easier to get into theatre due to community and school which is everywhere, than film which is generally concentrated to specific cities.

  13. QUESTION:
    What camer should I get for only short films?
    All I film is short films. So far I've been using a 0.00 camcorder but it doesn't have very good video quality. I want a simple camera because I don't know much about them. I don't want to spend more than 0.00 thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Doubling your budget will not do much

      The lowest cost video camera you can find is one of the 3MOS consumer video cameras made by JVC, Panasonic, Canon or Sony ... About 0 to ,000

      If you are serious about shooting shorts (video, NOT film), you may want to rent the camera you need, one like this. The rental becomes a right off and not a liability

      http://www.panasonic.com/business/provideo/AG-HPX370.asp

      Doesn't your school have cameras you can check out for use to complete your shorts?

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some laptops good for making short films and downloading lots of media?
    I want to start making short films and im not sure any laptop would be good for this.
    I download alot of movie trailers, movies, and music.
    I would like something very durable and that i can watch movies at night with. Thanks alot for those who answer it helps alot.

    • ANSWER:
      ASUS N53SV-DH72 15.6-Inch Laptop

      http://www.amazon.com/N53SV-DH72-15-6-Inch-Versatile-Entertainment-Aluminum/dp/B005PAK23A/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&tag=basebal-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1326252785&sr=1-3

      Here's what you get:
      - i7-2670QM processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM, 750GB hard drive, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, Blu-ray-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW and Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good video camera for short films?
    I am a short film maker in California, and I really need a better camera. I've been using a Sony DCR-SR62, but have been looking to upgrade for a while. I do not care about price, brand or size. I just need a better camera so that my short films come out looking their best. Thanks for any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Recommend JVC Everio GZ-HD40.
      AVCHD/MPEG-2 dual-format camcorder; 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in both formats
      Records to an 120 GB internal Hard Disk Drive; 50 hours of record time
      Includes hybrid storage option with microSD card (card not included)
      Features new CMOS chips with interpolation technology; HD Gigabrid Duo Engine
      Can shoot digital still images at 2432 x 1368

      The GZ-HD40 is the world's first AVCHD / MPEG-2 dual-format camcorder allowing access to the superior long time compression afforded by AVCHD, as well as MPEG-2's superior editing and post-production environment. The camcorder offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording in one formats to a 120GB internal hard disk drive.JVC provided the GZ-HD40 with a 120GB hard disk drive for up to 50 hours of AVCHD Full HD video recording, and a docking station with the requirements of the prosumer or high-end enthusiast in mind.

      Price: 9.95

  16. QUESTION:
    What equipment at minimum would I need to start making my short films and webisodes?
    I'm making short films and webisodes. Genres: Horror, Action, and Drama. I just need to know the equipment I would need to start making them.

    • ANSWER:
      at absolute bare minimum, you will need a digital camera/ camcorder that records in full high-definition. You can get free video and sound editing software online (I would recommend Audacity for sound, and Lightworks for editing, with Windows Movie Maker for titles).

      You also should consider things like microphones, DVD burners, etc.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to apply the short films to oscar awards?
    Hi,everybody anybody know how to apply our own short films to the oscar awards,plz reply me

    • ANSWER:
      You don't submit your short film to the Oscars. What you need to do is submit your short film to the big international film festivals for consideration - Berlin, Toronto, Venice, New York, Tribeca, Sundance, BFI London, etc. If you get into one of these festivals you'll be seen by critics and others in the industry, several of whom will hopefully nominate you for an Oscar

      You have to look on each festival site to find out how to submit.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get my short films seen?
    I have made several short films in the UK. I have used real crews and done everything professionally but I don't have that much knowledge about film festivals or how to contact industry workers to show them.
    Any help would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Almost all film festivals (except the really big ones like Sundance etc) use a clearing house called Without A Box. You go to www.withoutabox.com and register for free; you can see all the festivals that are currently taking submissions and enter online. You pay the entry fees for whatever festivals you enter and then supply the festival with the content (usually on DVD) for screening.

      Check the rules for the festivals you enter before you upload to YouTube etc - many have rules which would make your film ineligible for competition if it has been widely available on the web.

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What kind of story would you want from a short film?
    My friend wants me to write a script for his short film that him and his friends are making. I'm an English major, trying to become a screen writer, but short films are not my area. I don't know what people would want from a short film (like 7, 8 minutes). What kind of story would you want from a short film?

    • ANSWER:
      Something unusual, something that catches my imagination, that looks in the world a new way.

      I would actually advise that you watch a few short films to get a sense of the kinds of things that happen in them. I've seen some amazing little stories put on the screen in a few short minutes.

      Also, don't be afraid to use stereotypes (obviously not racist ones) in a short film for your characters. Because time is short you want your viewers to instantly know who the characters are.

      I would check the web for a list of short films and then watch some of them.

      Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    What is a good video camera for making short films?
    I'm looking for a video camera to record in 720p so I can make short films. I plan on adding special effects so it must have clear quality, and my budget is 0 or less. What do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      you might consider JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Dual SD High-Def Camcorder
      # Dual SD card slot for dual memory continuous recording
      # 1920x1080 Full HD recording
      # 20x optical zoom with Konica Minolta HD lens
      # Laser-touch operation with sub-trigger and zoom; one-touch upload to YouTube

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OMH1JQ?ie=UTF8&tag=bestdeals-y-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001OMH1JQ

      Panasonic HDCTM15 16GB Full HD Camcorder

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039SNYU8?ie=UTF8&tag=bestdeals-y-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0039SNYU8

  21. QUESTION:
    What's the best camera to use to make short films?
    What's the best camera to make short films, for aspiring film directors?
    What are the best brands/models (or both) out there?

    And I don't mean camcorders...

    • ANSWER:
      A DSLR is not a video camera its a stills camera that can take video, the results are ok but not great. You wont find many "film directors" using a stills camera. Audio on camcorders is not great, but comparing them to the average DSLR they are fantastic

      Its not the quality of the camera its mostly down to the useless codecs used to cram as much video onto the cards. Take a video using a DSLR and then display it on a full HD TV screen, the poor quality will be obvious. then you have to edit the video if your editing software does not support the video format then you have to convert, again reducing the quality. its a downward spiral.

      Best and what you want to spend are normally very far apart, With no budget its impossible to help you.

      RR

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of video camera should i get for short films??
    I am a beginner and wanna start filming short films except i need a video camera. I dont really know much terminology and need some serious help. I want a camera in which you can film on and then upload it all on your computer and make it on a dvd or something. I have a windows XP so i would need something compatible with that. I only have around 0-0 to spend on the camera so i need something cheap yet it is a good camera (good sound, video, lighting, etc.) So can anyone help me with what camera i should get?

    • ANSWER:
      A miniDV camera is your best bet. They are cheaper than DVD or hard drive camcorders, but have the best video quality. Without knowing more information, I can't give you a specific model, but here are some things to consider. Look for one that has high optical zoom, 20-25x is good. Don't worry about digital zoom. As far as brand, I have had great experience with Canon, but most any brand should fine. To capture the video to your computer, you will need a firewire cable and a firewire port on your computer. Many camcorders do not come with a firewire cable, so you may have to buy one. If you don't have a firewire port, you can buy an adapter card that will fit into a PCI slot on your motherboard.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the Christian film that had multiple music videos and short films in it?
    I believe it came out in 1999. It had short films relating to the music videos. And at the end of the film there was a fight with the main character versus a black man with dreadlocks. Please help me find this film. It is so good.

    • ANSWER:
      idk

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best software for making short films and stuff for youtube?
    I was just wondering because i set up an account but the software i use is SOOOOOOOOOO complex! I want to make short films and vlogs etc but what software should i use?

    • ANSWER:
      sony vegas movie studio is really easy to use

  25. QUESTION:
    What's the best camera to use to make short films?
    What's the best camera to make short films, for aspiring film directors?
    What are the best brands/models (or both) out there?

    • ANSWER:
      your mobile/cell phone (depending if your UK or USA), you'd be surprised what you can do with a little imagination.

  26. QUESTION:
    What's the best camera to use to make short films?
    What's the best camera to make short films, for aspiring film directors?
    What are the best brands/models (or both) out there?

    • ANSWER:
      JVC Everio

  27. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to produce a DVD of short films?
    I need to produce a DVD of 30 short films; can anybody give me any pointers on how to budget this? Any programs or services that anyone recommends to do this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to call a local video "production" lab. Fees change dramatically from city to city.
      They usually charge by the hour.

  28. QUESTION:
    If I want to be a director, should I start making short films now?
    I really want to be a director when I finish high school, and lately my friends have gotten angry at me because I never film anything or make short films... Their theory is, if I really wanted to be a director I would take the initiative and just film everything. I don't see the point in filming something though without a purpose, what do you believe?

    • ANSWER:
      I halfway agree with your friends. If film is a passion for you, you should definitely have the motivation to create films in your spare time. People who make it in the film industry don't get anywhere without tremendous drive and purpose. If you don't have that, you should consider another career path!

      That said, there's no reason you need to be filming EVERYTHING in order to be a filmmaker. You should be able to identify the reason you want to get into film making, and then start filming the subjects that fit your reason. The sooner you can get a good handle on your purpose as a film maker, the sooner you're going to have the direction you need to really start moving towards this career.

      So my question back to you would be, why do you want to make films? Is it to entertain? To inform? To persuade? To make something beautiful? To create change? Then, think of a film subject that will help you to do this. Maybe there's a member of your community that you'd like to interview or a story that you'd like to tell. Pinpoint exactly what moves you about film making, and then start shooting!

      Oh, and when it comes time to look into film schools, be sure to check out Flashpoint Academy. It's where I work, and if you have a real passion for film making, we'd be honored to have you as a student.

  29. QUESTION:
    What equipment is needed for shooting short films?
    I love shooting short films and I'm considering making a documentary soon, but to do that I need to know what equipment I'll need. I realize it'd be smart to invest in a nice camera, separate mic and lighting. but what exactly do i need? and does anyone have any specific brands or models they'd like to suggest? Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Canon 7D or a 5D markII

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some good topics for short films?
    My film club is working on several projects of short films. what are some good topics for short films? it could be a romantic comedy or some action scene. use your imagination because anything will help. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      you could do some sort of spy thriller, where someone has an important piece of information, or an important item in a briefcase and they're being chased down by some heavies around a building (you could use the one where you are based. it would really add to the effect if you were in a office building) and then they get whatever's in the briefcase and it turns out that they know him, or they're working towards the same goal...

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some good topics for short films?
    My film club is working on several projects of short films. what are some good topics for short films? it could be a romantic comedy or some action scene. use your imagination because anything will help. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Demons from the underworld attacking earth.

  32. QUESTION:
    What would you like to see in a short film?
    My friends and I are going to start filming short films once I get my new video camera and we have some ideas and screenplays written. But my question is, what would you guys like to see in a short film? What would interest you? We're planning to post these on youtube so it would be nice you guys had some opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      romantic scene of course!

  33. QUESTION:
    Camcorders for a beginner looking to make short films?
    I plan to shoot short films, interviews, and nature scenes. Basically anything I can get my hands on at the moment. My budget would be at most 0-600 because I am a beginner and I don't want to be too overwhelmed to begin with. I have an Apple Macbook and that's what I would plan to be editing with, also what kind of editing program should I get? Any tips would be a great help, thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      panasonic hdc-sd10 words with imovie (it sais it on the box)

      Its full HD and stuff, google it, its perfect!

      imovie rocks. If you are trying to make amazing effects, like ones you would see in the movies or on tv shows, then you should get FInal cut (like 00 and quite complicated)

  34. QUESTION:
    What camera to get for making amateur short films?
    I would like to get into making short films with mates. I would like a camera that is not miniDV or HDD because I don't want to muck around with capturing. I would like it to be HD. I have a quad core pc with 16gb ram so editing is not a problem with HD footage. I have asked this question before and someone said i needed to spend over 20 grand to get a short film camera??? My budget is around 500 USD.

    So any recommendations?

    Cheers. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nikon COOLPIX L26 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens and 3-inch LCD is a point and shoot camera, there are a lot of options to learn, so I am taking the time to do just that! I actually read the instructions (downnloaded the PDF manual)and fleshing it out...the 3" screen was the main draw to this camera, as was the price-under 0.00, and the simple controls that sit just right of the screen....also the fact I can use regular AA batteries and/or rechargeable...comes in 3 choices of finish-red, black or silver. Good documentation available...Nice camera for the price!

  35. QUESTION:
    What filming equipment would I need to make a short film?
    I would like to make some short films and need to buy equipment for them. However, I'm not sure what I'm going to need. The films will be fairly simple but need to look professional - Please help!!

    Is there any special lighting equipment and sound equipment that I might need? Also any editing equipment I might need?

    Please Help

    • ANSWER:
      In terms of lighting and sound equipment, nothing is really needed at a beginner stage, although perhaps later when you get more comfortable with the process. all that is needed is a reasonable hand-held cam, DV's are very cheap nowadays, and editing software on a PC. If your film is reasonably low tech in terms of post-production ie. editing, then the bog standard Windows Movie Maker, will be fine, although it does have its flaws. Moving on from that something like Sony Vegas, which is what I use, for basic editing (not graphics) is a major step up, and worth the cost if you are serious. Most importantly however, is that you play around with the software (and camera) to begin with with some practice footage, just to get a feel for, learn its capabilities and how to use it, before jumping right into making a short film.
      Hope this helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    What short films are considered masterpieces?
    I love to watch movies, and recently i've become interested by short films. I'm hoping to watch some short films that can inspire me, and deserve the label of a masterpiece. Can anyone name a few?

    • ANSWER:
      "Ten Minutes"
      "Cashback"
      "Please"
      "The Story of a Sign"
      "The Heart of the World"
      "Kiwi"
      "The Life and Death of a Pumpkin"
      "For the Birds"
      "Ratrix Hero"
      "Geri's Game"
      "Snap"
      "Touch"
      "Finite"
      "Black Button"
      "Nought"
      "The Piano"

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a good camcorder to buy for a short film?
    I have to make a couple of short films for an upcoming project. I want them to look professional and am in need of a new camera. However, my budget is tight. Any ideas on a good camera to buy for that purpose. These will not be uTube and whatnot. They will be shown to an audience in a small theatre of sorts.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I did heaps of research few weeks ago as I was looking for something myself. With everything compared, I think the Creative Vado HD is the best over all for what it does, the sound, quality in dark & bright surroundings and it has a wide angle lens. Most places sell them for 0 but I got mine from OzDirect for 0 incl p+h.

      Vado comes with heaps of cool accessories you can buy from the Creative web site. And you can get a really cheap tripod from Amizon.com.

      Hope that helps :-)

  38. QUESTION:
    What's the best software for animating short films?
    I want to make some short films using hand drawn and computer animated images. What would be the best software program(s) to use for this? I have a PC with Vista, btw.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you want The Gimp, if you mean some gif animating pictures. http://www.brothersoft.com/the-gimp-61612.html?utm_source=answer&utm_medium=sweet&utm_campaign=photo The gimp is best to make gif I think. If you mean some movies then idk:)

  39. QUESTION:
    should i stick to writing short films rather than feaure length movies, at least for now?
    i started writing my first screenplay, i enjoyed it a lot and want to keep doing this.

    but i realized that im not ready for a full on movie. i was already to the turning pont of my character, and then i realized i was only 13 pages (or minutes) into the movie.

    i dont think im ready. should i focus on short films instead?

    • ANSWER:
      I think its definitely a good idea to start small. You'll get some good experience and practice that will help you a lot later on when you're ready to write a full-length screen play. And there's plenty you can do with short films too, so don't let that discourage you. There are a lot of film-makers interested in making short films. There are a lot of short film festivals and its a great way for new filmmakers and screenwriters to get some recognition and exposure. So go ahead and try some short screenplays and see where it takes you.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to make a short film for high school art class?
    I need help. I have to make a short film for my art class.It has to be under 5 minutes. I need ideas on how to make the film and what to base it on.I don't know anything about making a short film.If you have any ideas,tips,and websites. I also need to know what equipment to use. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that you should ask your teacher how to get started. S/he should be able to point you in the right direction. It's nearly impossible for anyone to help you very well with this because we don't know much about your specific situation.

      But, generally speaking, you need (at least):
      1. a video camera
      2. video tapes
      3. video editing software on a computer (e.g. iMovie or Final Cut)

      And you probably (but not necessarily) need:
      1. one or more other people to be actors in the video

      The thing is, if you really don't know anything about making a short film, you are going to need help at every stage of this process. It's easy if you know what you're doing, but not if you don't. So I really highly recommend talking to your teacher, regardless of whatever help we random internet people can give you.

      May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you get permission to use a copyrighted song in a student-made short film?
    I have a few ideas of short films I want to make, but some of the songs are copyrighted (such as "The Funeral" by Band of Horses or "The Howling" by WIthin Temptation.)

    Can I still use the songs regardless of copyright issues because I am a student film maker or do I still need to go through the legal technicalities to gain rights to the song for my videos? If so for the second question, how do I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      You do not need any license for classroom use by students or teachers in a non-profit school.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I direct my own short film?
    I have to submit two short films for my application to a film school. Since I can't write a script - at least a good one - and I want to become a director and not a script writer, I'm lost. I don't know anyone who can write a script. I've read a couple of books on writing a short film - including characters and structure - but I can't come up with anything that's good, original and possible. Any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      get a camera and start filming then put it on youtube

  43. QUESTION:
    How could i get my short films viewed?
    So ive made a few short films and im going to put them on youtube but i want someone like a acting agent or someone to few them but how?

    • ANSWER:
      You could put them on your acting reel. But only do that if they include some of your best acting and are a good quality production. (http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/professional-tips/what-should-be-on-every-actors-demo-reel/ ) You can also post it on places like iFilm then include a link to it on your actor's webpage.

      It won't be the case where an agent sees a short film and thinks "Hey, I want that actor." Agents are too busy to be going around checking out short films on YouTube or other places (even viral videos). And if you send them a DVD or e-mail them a video file, it'll just get tossed in the trash. The idea that someone can do a couple of projects and get "discovered" is extremely rare.

      But once you build your resume up enough and make contacts in the industry and can get the attention of an agent - you can them direct the agent to your demo reel or to your actor webpage or to the website where it's posted so that they can see you in action. Or if you're submitting directly to a casting director (for another film - probably a short/independent/student film) you could give them a link to your other short films so they can also see you in action.

  44. QUESTION:
    How To Come Up With Short Film Ideas?
    I'm interested in making short films 5-15 minutes in length. I'm not asking for specific ideas, but I'm wondering if anyone knows any good ways to come up with original ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Umm make it about
      1movie tralier
      2adventure
      3life of u
      4going somewere
      5interviewing
      6news station
      7prettend ur someone famous
      8extreme stuff
      9end of world
      10scary movie
      PUT IT ON UTUBE AND I WANNA C IT

  45. QUESTION:
    How does one get funding for a short film?
    I am interested in putting together a short film but wonder where in the world I can get funding for my short. Producers must know something that I don't since their job requires them to find the money.

    • ANSWER:
      there are many many ways to get money for your short film:

      1. the first thing to do is reach into your pocket. if you want people to help you out
      you need to show them you believe in your movie
      2. go to your mom and dad. not joking dude. anything you get is good.

      3. check the web for funds. there is a lot of funds from the government depending what the topic of the movie is.

      4. endorsement. ask car dealership for a car to shoot in, for ex., and you will give them credit at the end of it.

      5. you can put stuff in the movie for money. for ex. close up of a zippo lighter for money from zippo.

      6. you can sell tickets before you make the movie to all your family and friends.

      7. you can sell shares in your " company" which will produce the movie and maybe sell it later making money for the share holders.

      8. lower yourexpensee. ask people to work for free. loan cars from friends to pick up the crew etc.that'ss about it... im sure there is more ways you just have to beCreativee

      good luck

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I make a short film like the twilight zone and do you have any plot ideas?
    I was watching twilight zone (the old one) and found it compellong and a excellent work of science fiction and then had a strong desire to make a short film. So can you tell me how to do this and if you have any plot ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Making a short film on the theme of 'Twilight Zone' is tricky because you would need special effects and photography.

      I have a an idea for a plot. How about a story where the character has the ability to visualise the past through a memento. Thereupon, the character uses the visualisation to solve a mystery. But this plot will need special effects.

      You can also think of improvising on a few existing 'Twilight Zone' episodes. Let's say, 'Person or Persons Unknown'. Try to tweak its ending. The original ending was a cop-out.

  47. QUESTION:
    What camera would you recommend for a short film?
    I want to start making short films and was looking for some good HD quality cameras. It doesnt need to be anything too fancy, just for the pictures to look good. If you guys can just give me a couple of names that would be awesome!! My price range limit is around 00.

    • ANSWER:
      Sony SLT cameras are the easiest to use when it comes to video. The translucent mirror allows for continual autofocus, you'll find a flip out LCD on the a33, a55 and a77, the electronic viewfinder is more like a video camera, it even has the ability to do rack focus in camera. Add a tripod and external mic and you're all set with these cameras. In your budget I would recommend the a55.

      Canon 5D II or 7d may do better quality but if you're a novice you're going to be confused and you won't want to spend money on all the extra gear needed to get a great video with those.

      But yeah if you only need video a dedicated camcorder may be the better option ...

  48. QUESTION:
    Should you write a feature film or make short films?
    I don't know if I should just write my feature film and skip short films or make short films then one day make write my feature film. The reason why I askk because some filmmakers never made a short film in their life and some was doing that for 5-10 years before their feature film .

    • ANSWER:
      I'm surprised you are asking this. Do both. The fact is that getting into the film industry is notoriously difficult. It is almost like a lottery win. Most never make it. If Don't base your plans on what others have done before you. You don't know their background. They might have been well connected in the film industry and therefore do not need to make short films. A friend of mine, who is now a hollywood film director came from a famous filmmaking family. It was in his blood to begin with and his connections to Hollywood were firmly established for the past 50 years. To his credit he is also a very smart film maker and has won many awards for his films.

      I would advice you to go cheap. Don't start writing a science fiction blockbuster that requires 100 million dollars to film. It sounds obvious but many inexperienced writers do this, believing that some studio is going to fall in love with their idea and magically invest a 100million dollars in their project. If your film is made then you can think about writing for a larger budget. Think commercial but cheap... I would start off by writing a horror movie. Studios love horror movies because of the low cost of filming them and they can result in a successful franchise. e.g. exorcist, nightmare on elm street, saw.

  49. QUESTION:
    What's a good handheld-camera choice for an amateur director of short films?
    I'm looking for a solid & not too expensive handheld-camera to shoot some short films with a bunch of friends.

    • ANSWER:
      You might get better answers in the video camera group.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I know what genre my short film falls into?
    I'm in a television writing course and I'm not sure if my script for a short film falls in the category of comedy, drama , or dramedy... How can I tell what genre it is? Is there a way to specify what category it falls under.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a short film, it falls under the category of short. Now, the sub-genre's of short films are most likely the same as regular films. But the genre of a short film is always "short."


short films

Short Film Ideas For Students

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Does anyone have any short film comedy ideas or scripts?
    Me and some guys need to make a short comedic film for a high school film fest. It should be like 5 to 10 minutes. If it could be a high-school related story it would be great. I would give you credit.

    • ANSWER:
      Just make up your own idea. I write plenty of scripts, and most of them are based on the trouble me and my friends get into. One thing I did when writing a short film script when I had a writer's block was ask my self a question like, "what would my friends and I do if a really attractive foreign exchange student from France came to our school for only two weeks and we all wanted to date him?" Or whatever works for you, good luck on the test.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to film a scene in a school?
    I have a short film idea, and about 70% of the scenes take place in a school setting. There are scenes that are both in hallways and in a classroom. I really don't know how I am going to film this.
    My first idea was to film the hallway scenes during the time where everyone is packing up their stuff, and everyone who actually has a role in the movie would just film around everyone. For the classroom scenes, I had a crazy idea that probably won't work, and that was to make sure that first I have a class with one of my friends who wants to be a part of the movie in the term, and second that my teacher is cool enough to let me disrupt class and film for a few days.
    I think I'll do the hallway scenes the way I've planned (unless you guys can come up with a better way). My second idea for the classroom scene, though, was to get a large enough group of people, and either after hours, on a weekend, or even in the summer time, we ask for permission to film in a classroom, and I get some adult who can act as the teacher in the scene.
    Which method is better? And is there another method out there that I can use that I haven't mentioned to make the hallway and classroom scenes possible?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Either way is good. But I think it would be best not to disrupt class. Not just because class is important, but because some students are stupid. They're going to be making faces and throwing up signs. Its better to have students who are as serious as you in the classroom. I'd say film the scene in hallways with the smallest camera possible so that you get how school hallways 'really' are and not people posing for a camera

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get permission to use a copyrighted song in a student-made short film?
    I have a few ideas of short films I want to make, but some of the songs are copyrighted (such as "The Funeral" by Band of Horses or "The Howling" by WIthin Temptation.)

    Can I still use the songs regardless of copyright issues because I am a student film maker or do I still need to go through the legal technicalities to gain rights to the song for my videos? If so for the second question, how do I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      You do not need any license for classroom use by students or teachers in a non-profit school.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good student film festivals to enter?
    Ive written and directed a short film, and would like to enter it in some film festivals. Any ideas which ones are the good/have categories specifically for student shorts? I am doing the Ivy Film Festival, and the festival on my campus, but was thinking I'd like to enter it in a few more if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      My friend Steve runs "Student Films Across America" - google it and get in touch with Steven Amos.

      PS- Good luck. Steve is a great guy. We went to college together. He will be able to help you out.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ideas about a short film at an ancient location?
    Hello, I'm a college student. Next week our class is visiting 'Mohan Jodaro', an ancient place recognized to be one of the first modern civilizations in history of mankind.. I have two handycams.. I was thinking about making an interesting short film at that location which should potray the beauty, depth and the special feel associated to that place. Any ideas and tips would be very helpful.. I also want to know what equipment should I must keep with me so that we don't get in trouble at the time of execution.

    Thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      holy crap, you're gunna get executed for making a short film, wow! that's a bummer man....
      i'd make sure i had balls of steel and an invisibility cloak - can get them from diagon alley.....
      best of luck with that! :o)

  6. QUESTION:
    What Short film ideas do you guys have?
    I'm starting out to make a short film script. I am not yet a film student, but it would be nice to start out one.. Any ideas or tips will be much appreciated. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Depends what you wanna do.

      What's the type of short you're doing?

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a cheap alternative to a professional camera used in film?
    I am a student working on my own short film. The only thing that I am not sure about is the type of camera that I can use. I have no budget for this so I can't afford any fancy or professional cameras, but at the same time I want it to look professional and have good quality video and Sound. So basically I'm looking for a cheap alternative to a professional camera. Any Ideas?
    I do appreciate any help :) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Rent instead of buying.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest, decent video camera to shoot short films with?
    I want to try my first attempt at a 15-30 minute short film but have no camera and would like to know what is cheap that will do an OK job. Probably going to be dramatic with some live action such as street scenes with passing vehicles, people walking etc.I have no idea where to start any suggestions helpful. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think their is a best camera out there.

      It's all based on what you like, you know?

      My friend Mike is into video editing with after effects. He also uses video copilot to edit the videos and put in gun fires, smoke, explosions, etc.

      He used a photo camera at first, but then it started to lack quality.
      So we went to best buy and looked at the cameras. We found the Flip HD was the best. However, the price wasn't too competitive with Amazon.

      Since we are college students, we can get free 2 day shipping, or overnight shipping.

      We ordered the camera on Amazon, it was cheaper.
      Paid for overnight shipping, because we had a project on Saturday, and couldn't afford to wait until Monday.

      WELL, Amazon called up and said they have refunded us . It was because we ordered at the perfect time, where which if we paid for free shipping, it would have came Saturday.
      It's just like Newegg, you pay to have the order rushed, and if they don't rush it they refund you the money.

      Anyhow, we got it Saturday and started filming!
      We have a 2 Yr. warranty with Amazon. They have been great ever since.
      Wouldn't have bought it anywhere else.

      If you wanna see the reviews on it - here's the amazon pages we ordered from.
      Exact same models - we had a list of cameras and saved to my computer.

      Here is the white Flip Camera

      http://goo.gl/EJHR8

      Here is the camera we have. The black version.

      http://goo.gl/KyIMF

      I hope this helps you out for finding a great camera!

  9. QUESTION:
    How to make a short film with zero budget.?
    I am a high school student and I would like to make a 5 minute film. I would like to know some techniques that may help me, or a website I could go to. I have a digital camera and a tripod. That is it. I know that I can make a good short film, but all I need is some advice.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Choose your equipment, something that can record video. There are many choices. This process might take months or even years, but you have to keep looking. Make sure your video recorder works with your VCR or editing equipment.
      2. Learn a few features, and review how your recording device works. Learn how to start and stop recording, fast forward, rewind, playback, and anything else you might need. Save the special effects for your second or third project.
      3. Choose a subject -- what you want to make a film about. Remember, you'll need to complete the project. Think about who, what, and where you'll shoot. Form a basic idea for a story and if you're having trouble, read short stories for inspiration.
      4. Type out a script. Make sure to develop your characters with different personalities; your movie won't be interesting if everyone acts and talks the same.
      5. Draw out a storyboard, illustrating the shots you plan to use. Don't worry about following the storyboard perfectly. It's just a good idea to get your thoughts on paper and a great way to see if you can communicate an idea "visually" rather than needing the actors to verbally communicate the concept. The viewer is watching first and listening second.
      6. Find people who aren't busy and are willing to work hard on your film. Provide food for your crew. They'll appreciate it and be able to hang around longer.
      7. Shoot your footage. If you want to highlight your pet, you can shoot video of your pet eating, sleeping and playing and perhaps put it to music.
      8. Edit your film. Many cameras edit in limited ways and some have special effects. Learn how to "cut" pieces of your footage together and put music or speech over your video. Check your camera's manual or use a software package like iMovie to make your final cuts.
      9. One way is to use your VCR or DVD burner to make copies for friends and auditions. If your film is digital, you can also output your final edit to a readable format to send via email. Also if your film is in digital format you can upload to YouTube or another video sharing site. Check up with the website's video formats to see if you can upload your movie.

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can I get an idea/screenplay for a short film?
    I need to make a short film/cartoon as a final project, does anybody know where I can get a good idea? Where can I find a good short story or screenplay? I'd be willing to pay a little bit of royalties for a good one, but I'm just a student so I don't have a lot of money!

    • ANSWER:
      Find a nursery tyme that you can rewrite. It won't cost you anything and won't get you into trouble.
      Three Blind Mice
      Baa Baa Black Sheep
      Humpty Dumpty
      Etc.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I film in/fake a courtroom for a student film?
    I'm working on a short film that I need to make as part of my applications to art colleges and my script contains a courtroom scene. The problem is, I have no idea how I can get a hold of a court room. Any ideas on how to either actually do this or fake it? I've considered green screening it, but I'm having trouble finding the right angles I'd need in online photos of courtrooms.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your local county court and ask them if you can reserve a court room on the weekend, or sometime in the evening. It may cost you a small fee to rent out the room, but usually it is free. I used to do this when I coached my mock trial kids, and never had a problem.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I film in/ fake a courtroom for a student film?
    I'm working on a short film that I need to make as part of my applications to art colleges and my script contains a courtroom scene. The problem is, I have no idea how I can get a hold of a court room. Any ideas on how to either actually do this or fake it? I've considered green screening it, but I'm having trouble finding the right angles I'd need in online photos of courtrooms.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your local theatre (or sometimes a school will have a good drama unit) and ask if they have any scenery flats or furniture. tell them what it is for and that you need it in order to progress and they may be able to help? Also, go to a courtroom, have a real good look at it and ask yourself if it reminds you of anything else that you may be more easily able to utilise, a church say or a village hall perhaps? Near me in Marlborough is an old Masonic hall that would pass for this so keep your eyes open, think creative and you may find it right under your nose?
      Lastly, does it have to actually `look` like a courtroom in a modern city? Old Eastern block, archaic rural community or Congolese, Arab or South sea island courtroom drama's might have a whole different space to represent? If they have asked you to do this as a `brief` for film school then don't fall into the trap of thinking of the first set of images that come into your head as they, the academic body, might want to see how you cope with thinking `outside the box` perhaps? (unless the brief is very specific) If your local courthouse wont let you film in there then try a local lawyer who might have influence and who might ask you to return the favour when you are famous???
      Stephen Hope this helps

  13. QUESTION:
    How could i get my short films viewed?
    So ive made a few short films and im going to put them on youtube but i want someone like a acting agent or someone to few them but how?

    • ANSWER:
      You could put them on your acting reel. But only do that if they include some of your best acting and are a good quality production. (http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/professional-tips/what-should-be-on-every-actors-demo-reel/ ) You can also post it on places like iFilm then include a link to it on your actor's webpage.

      It won't be the case where an agent sees a short film and thinks "Hey, I want that actor." Agents are too busy to be going around checking out short films on YouTube or other places (even viral videos). And if you send them a DVD or e-mail them a video file, it'll just get tossed in the trash. The idea that someone can do a couple of projects and get "discovered" is extremely rare.

      But once you build your resume up enough and make contacts in the industry and can get the attention of an agent - you can them direct the agent to your demo reel or to your actor webpage or to the website where it's posted so that they can see you in action. Or if you're submitting directly to a casting director (for another film - probably a short/independent/student film) you could give them a link to your other short films so they can also see you in action.

  14. QUESTION:
    What can you contribute to our short film?
    We've made up a story...
    a girl has just returned to school after a year her parents was killed in their own home. She tries to forget the incident by becoming a normal student but things were getting difficult. One day while going to the bathroom she sees a girl passes by heading to same direction. But when she got there she finds a dead girl lying on the floor. The school pointed out that it was just an accident, but for the main girl she thinks otherwise and believes there is a murderer in the school.

    Since then the number of students deaths were increasing and the main girl is getting obsessed who the killer is.

    To cut the story short, The girl investigates the killings only it ends with her being the killer. Having a dual personality.

    The problem is our teacher thinks this story is too common already and we need a more twist in the end. She suggest that we make the janitor in the very end of the story the real killer who also murdered the main girl parents.

    Can you give us your opinion, suggestion to the story. Or even your own idea of a story.

    Please be reminded that this is a 15min short film and we need to shoot it in a day only.

    Thanks ^-^

    • ANSWER:
      Instead of the janitor why not replace him with the girls twin sister who was snatched at birth by and old girlfriend of her father. She then tracks down with the aid of her mother to kill the guy who ditched her and his family,but then to complete the circle the ex girl friend kills the twin sister so the whole family is wiped out.

  15. QUESTION:
    what are the best programs to use to add toon animations to a video?
    i have ideas of short films i want to create but i want to be able to add interactive animations to the video. for example. lets say i had a scene of myself sleeping and i wanted a bunch of zzzs to come out of my mouth, which program would be best for something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Best program is Adobe After Effects. You can do SOOOOOO much with this program. It is a industry standard for visual effects which is exaclty what you need. Its used in many commercials and movies. I own it and use it in every movie i make. There are tons of tutorials on things you can do with this program on the internet and im sure if you search youtube "text animation in after effects" you'll find something you can use.

      Its kinda hard to get used to at first but once you do the possiblilties are endless.
      Videocopilot.net has basic tutorial as well as advanced ones too!

      if you go to academicsuperstore.com you can find a cheap student version of Adobe After Effects CS4. (0-0) however im sure if you search youtube you'll find a video showing how to get it for free.

      Good luck with your video and message me if you need help.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best editing software out there?
    I'm a film student, and I'm looking for an editing software that has good plenty of effects or plugin effects available.
    I usually make short films and animations.

    I've heard that Avid and Final cut is pretty good.
    But how about adobe after effects, or adobe premiere? Are those mainly good for doing/editing animation?
    And among all those named, which editing software is the best in your opinion and why?

    Thanks for any help out there!

    • ANSWER:
      If you were a film student, you would know that Avid is the best editing software today. Several years ago, Final Cut Pro was giving them a run for their money, but that has all changed in recent years.

      Adobe Premier is a toy and shouldn't be bothered with unless you're just looking to play around at home to learn.

      After Effects is an effects software and is very cumbersome to edit in. Although, it might be a good idea to include it your repertoire to fill out your skill set.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I develop this idea into a plot?
    So I was thinking about making a conventional short film (30 min) and I have a pretty nice idea in my perspective about a kid trying to make a movie for his school's film festival and he is in love with film and really wants to win. But one day, this mindless kid comes along and guess's that it's good for his transcript if he wins. So he steals the other dude's film. I just need some help probably getting to a good climax and things that would make it a little more dramatic. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      the main element in any type of story is conflict. So dose the film student chase after the mindless kid? do they eventually have some kind of stand off? (you can incorporate different film element like silent chases, or slap stick comedy or western for the stand off, it's your interpretation at the end of it all that counts)
      twists in the plot are also a good way to enhance a story line. Is the mindless kid working for that teacher who every time the film student has a great idea crushes it? Is the mindless kid actually a robot and working to destroy the world of film?
      It doesn't have to be an extreme plot line just enough to keep your audience captivated enough to want to watch the end.
      In the end it's up to you how you want it to end. weather you want the film student to win the day and get his film idea back from the mindless kid? or does the bad guy win and maybe even kill the film student? or you could even get the mindless kid to realise that he 's done wrong and wants to stand up to his master, the evil teacher, and the two join forces to destroy him.

      you have to work through how you would like it to end then figure the bits out in between. try writing bullet point of pinnacle moments in the plot were action takes place and see if you can figure how point one goes in to point two.
      Either way i hope this has helped.

  18. QUESTION:
    I want to shoot a realistic fight secne?
    I'm a senior high school student and I love films. I mostly write scripts but this time apart from that im also directing and starring in a short film.In this film I want to have a fight scene between me and the "bad" guy. Changing angles and putting the correct music score will be enough to make it vivid or do you have any extra tips that would make more realistic? Feel free to advise on anything from the camera to the characters movement. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some fun ideas where nobody gets hurt…

      1) Film only the feet scuffling on the ground. It gives the illusion of struggling.

      2) Film the “good guy” head on with shoulders squared. He draws his fist back and throws a punch at the camera. (Actually, to the left of the camera).
      Cut to: an empty frame, camera pointing towards the ground. The “bad guy” who got punched falls into frame onto the ground with a bloody lip.

      3) The camera is behind the bad guy. Bad guy throws punch and misses. Good guy grabs his shoulder with left hand and punches bad guy in the gut several times. You can’t see the punch but it looks real enough.

      4) Good guy puts his fist on the face of the bad guy and quickly draws it away. Run the video in reverse. If needed, run it at 2x the speed. It looks like the bad guy really got hit.

      Have fun!

  19. QUESTION:
    How can you find auditions for mainstream feature length films?
    I'm trying to find auditions for fim acting and I'm just found a lot of casting calls for short student films and commercials and the like. How can you find more mainstream film studio auditions?

    • ANSWER:
      If by "mainstream" you mean "studio" feature films, you're going to have to have a combination of things going on for you.

      1. You need to be in a major market (Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, London). That's where the feature films are cast, even if they shoot elsewhere.

      2. You need to have an agent pitching you to get meetings with the top casting directors, who cast those big films. We (casting directors) have far too many submissions coming at us to do our job without an agent or manager helping us filter out the most talented folks we need to see (vs. those who are just hoping to be famous).

      3. Until you have an agent, and until you're in a major market, you need to build up your own credits in indie films, student films, and community theatre plays. These things will help you get on the radar of casting directors and agents (see above) which will help you get closer on the studio projects, assuming that's what you're looking to accomplish.

      4. If you want an idea of what's casting, ActorsAccess.com tends to have most of the listings--including network TV and studio feature films--but you have to remember that MOST of the projects you're hoping to have access to are ones that will ONLY be put in front of agents (see above, again), as we don't NEED to see submissions from actors who simply aren't ready to be working at that level yet.

      (Note: This doesn't mean there's not work out there for everyone, just that we have a filtering process in place to help us do our job better. For example, I get over 3000 submissions per role sometimes on INDIE films! I can only imagine what the STUDIO film casting directors receive!!)

      (Also note: If you're ready to be on the radar of studio film casting directors, you already know your agent or manager is hustling for you; you're already showcasing for top casting directors; you're doing networking events and getting in front of top CDs. And many actors find a way to get on our radar just by producing their own work and putting it up on YouTube.com. You NEVER know!! A *big* part of our job is finding NEW talent. So, be "out there" so we can see you. And keep doing good work.)

      Hope this helps!

  20. QUESTION:
    can you give me an idea for a short film?
    I'm filming a short film with some friends over the end of December. We are film students! We have a lot of locations and a really high quality camera :) can you give me an idea to start with so I can write a script?

    • ANSWER:
      Write what you know about. Write about your town.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to go to as many casting calls and auditions as possible?
    I want to be an actress, is it a good idea to be an extra or have a small part in short films and plays just to help get everything started?

    • ANSWER:
      Casting calls, yes, if you can find any genuine ones. Most are scams or publicity stunts.
      Auditions - definitely - but you'll need an agent to find good ones.
      Being an extra - that won't help your career at all - extras are not actors, they never get 'spotted' or 'noticed' and you can't add that sort of work onto your resume/CV. But they can give you an idea of what goes on on a film-set.
      Short films and student films are great experience - do any you can get, as long as they're by real university students and not some random bunch of kids!
      Plays - do hundreds of them! All you can get involved in.

      Building up a good resume is essential, and as long as you also have a few years of attendance at a good acting class or stage school as well, that's a really good start.
      After high school, the next step would be to get onto a degree-level course for 3 years.
      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there a way where I can pay for a short film to be produced for me ?
    Hello,

    I want to make a short film, I have the ideas but I do not know how to produce one, is there a way like a website that can do that for me ? & Does it cost a lot ?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      There are companies who do this, but they'd expect you to give them a really professionally-written script to check out first. They wouldn't get involved in anything that was amateur-looking or badly-written.
      They would, of course discuss your thoughts on the production, but they'd provide their own director, actors, camera-operators, sound technicians, etc, and make all of the decisions as necessary.

      It can't be done on a website - you'd need personal contact. And of course, it would cost a lot of money. You'd need to pay the salaries of all those employed and whatever charges the film company make. At a guess, I'd say if you needed six actors, and all those techies, and a director, you'd be looking at a minimum of ,000 (£45,000) for their pay alone, not counting the company fee, for a month's filming.

      You'd do better to get on a university film-making course and as part of that, you'd get to make a film with the other students, having first learnt all the processes. Then you'd really know what you were doing! The best films made also get entered into national competitions.
      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I get people to help work on a film?
    I want to make a short film, around 20 minutes. The budget will be around 20 thousand.i will write, produce and direct the film. How can I get talented actors to act in the film? How can I get a cinematographer, editor, lighting technician, people in sound department etc. I also woul like for Somoene to help me finance it. I have never made anything before

    • ANSWER:
      The most important order of things - you need to secure financing. Since you are an amateur, you should look to your local government to see whether they offer any grants for such productions.
      Worse come to worse, you'd have come up with it yourself. Work part time, scrap and save, as many others in your situation often do.

      It is very unlikely that you would be able to hire a full production crew and professional cast on 20,000. You would have to take on most of the roles yourself, or look for help from students from film or media backgrounds as you would want to reserve most of the budget for other important stuff ie renting equipment etc.

      As for the cast, you'd have to make do with amateurs or relative unknowns. This means you might have to approach people that you come across on the streets or on the net etc. There should be scores of aspiring actors/actresses out there who might be interested. All you have to do is find them and pitch your ideas to them. They might do it for a minimum fee or nothing at all, depending. Put them up for screen tests and see whether they are comfortable in front of the camera and whether have the acting chops to get it done.

      If you are producing, you have to learn to source your own financing, manage your own budget and shooting schedule, do your own hiring and casting, and arrange your own logistics. There is more work involved than you can imagine. If you could convince someone with a little experience to come on board, it would make your life a lot easier.

      Seek the advice of people who have been there and done that. There are plenty of amateur film makers with channels on Youtube, Vimeo, wherever. Just drop them a mail or something. I am sure they would be happy to share what they know.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a good idea or plot for a short-film that is all about Science?
    Any good idea for a plot?
    Any topic that could be discussed and be filmed
    inside the school grounds? We're making a short movie that's
    all about science, and we don't have any ideas how to start it off.
    Any help/suggestions would be appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Two students are working on a science fair project. One on the second floor is experimenting with chemical compounds and pours some reagents down the drain which has a leak that drips chemicals into the experiment of the person on the first floor resulting in remarkable results for that persons project. Pick two totally different personalities for the two students. Pick a reason for adversity between the students. Have the science fair judges astounded by the results.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to make a short film for a film festival?
    I am a high schooler who is thinking about entering a high school film festival. I have my idea, now i need to actually take the next step with making the film. The problem is, i dont know what to do. It takes place in a classroom setting, so i would like to film it at my school. The problem is, who do i go to? Do i have to go to the principal? Or can i just ask a teacher? Also, how can i get actors for it? I need a lot of extras, maybe like 30 students. None of my friends want to be in a movie. I want to be a film director, and at this film festival, i would have the chance to talk with professionals in the film industry. Do you think teachers will let me do this because it might help me with my future career? Right now, i am most worried about the people that will be in my movie. I was thinking that if the principal said yes, i could put up a flyer or something, or talk to the drama teacher to see if anyone would like to be in it. The only problem is i dont know the drama teacher, or any of the students who take part in drama. i mean, i know who they are, but i rarely talk to them and they probably don't know me. If anyone has made a short film before, could you also give me some tips?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    How Would You Want To Fall In Love?
    I'm student writing a series of love stories for a screenplay I will make into a short film for this upcoming semester. And I need some inspiration in the writing process.

    Please Let me know a whole situation/scenario OR just brief Ideas of romantic moments or gestures. These could be fiction or non.

    I'm just trying to get the creative juices flowing and I thought I would ask and see what people would have to say. Love is topic that can always be talked about.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd want it to be a story worth writing...

  27. QUESTION:
    How to convince my parents to let me choose my college major?
    I come from a Muslim South Asian background, so in my parents' view it's kind of set that they get to pick my career and college and I just have to go with it. They want me to go to a UC and do engineering or something in the medicine field and become a doctor, etc. I've been trying to force myself to go with this for the past few years but I've just come to the conclusion that I absolutely hate the both of these, I'm not good with any of it, I don't understand it, it's not the least bit interesting, and if I was forced to do this my entire life I would honestly probably just end up killing myself.

    I'm REALLY passionate about film and working in the film industry. I already have done a few short films and know a lot about the technology and want to go to USC to major is cinematography & film production. I've spent so much of my time learning about everything in the past few years. My parents think this is the dumbest idea ever and say USC is horrible and that this is just a stupid hobby I need to let go of. Also, the school is private so it's expensive and they don't want to pay for it. When I told them I wanted to do that they scolded me and said I was being crazy and that no daughter of theirs would ever do this. I ultimately think that it's because they want me to be rich and successful and just have the name "doctor" in front of me.

    I'm only a sophomore in high school right now, but I am absolutely positive this is what I want to do as a career and there are film courses available at universities around me I can take as a high schooler to get a head start and better chance, but of course, parents won't let me.

    How can I convince them to let me do what I want? I don't want to be forced to do something I don't want to. It's my life after all, not theirs. PLEASE PLEASE help, I'm so desperate. If I can't do film, I'd just want to do nothing at all because there's nothing else for me. please and thank you in advance, i'm open to any answers I just need help
    I don't really care about the pay of the career as long as it's enough to live sufficiently. I'd rather have a low pay job that makes me happy than a really high paying job that makes me feel miserable. :)

    • ANSWER:
      The chance to get one of the 54 spaces in USC SCA film & tv production is less than 5%, and many of those spaces go to applicants who will be accepted to top Ivies (2350+ SAT, 4.0 unweighted in the most rigorous classes), they use it to draw them from the Ivies with full tuition scholarships, the Thematic Options program, special scholarship housing, etc. So don't fight with your parents on the chance that you'd be admitted, because the odds are extremely heavily against it. It's more competitive than Harvard and I know kids who were accepted to both Harvard and USC SCA.

      The other good film programs in the area are also extremely competitive (Chapman Dodge, LMU), and UCLA's is a junior transfer program (from UCLA, and other UC's and colleges) with an admit rate of 3%, so you can't apply as a freshman.

      I know a kid who was in the same situation as you, his parents insisted he go into engineering even though he wanted to do film or they would not pay. USC would have cost him about 00 more a year than UCLA (after aid, scholarships, etc), so he ended up at UCLA. It is very hard / impossible to get film classes if you're not in film at UCLA, but he is in an extracurricular film club, making films, entering festivals, having a great time. The weird thing is, both of his parents are underemployed or unemployed engineers, very respected in their fields but not fully employed, and the kid has been earning money assisting in film projects since he was in high school. So go figure.

      Some things to consider, if you take enough APs in high school, you may be able to graduate from USC in 3 years, therefore saving a year's cost of attendance. For some programs, you can graduate in 4 years with a Masters. UCLA may take longer than 4 years to graduate. You can take film classes at USC even if you aren't in the film program, not all, but many of them. USC is actually more prestigious than UCLA with employers, they have an amazing alumni network, the classes are more rigorous (kids from my son's local private school say UCLA is like 9th grade level and they're in the most difficult classes, USC is more difficult), there is no comparison with community spirit. USC is more competitive for admissions, the 3.8 average unweighted GPA of admitted students is a very strong 3.8 as it gets a lot of applicants from top public or private schools where the curriculum is very rigorous. Their admitted freshman average SAT score is 100+ points higher than UCLA's, around 2140.

      For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/movies/film-school-graduates-job-prospects-at-usc-nyu-ucla.html?_r=0

      The chance that you'd ever pay your rent from making movies is about zero. USC graduates end up as assistants (not asst directors, but like a secretary). The way you get to direct movies is by making your own movies that are noticed in film festivals, then you get a development deal, then you have to remake your movie in a bigger expensive way, or do a new bigger movie, and finance it all yourself, no help from the studio or production company, and then once you secure financing (enough to buy a nice condo or house in LA), then if your distribution deal hasn't expired, the studio or production company will help you get distribution. They prefer to do these deals with grads from top film programs, or top college like the Ivies. Most films are never made, it's just too hard to get the financing together. This is Development he!! you might have heard about.

      Unless you're of National Merit Scholar level, the chance of being admitted to a top med school is 2% to less than 10%. Engineering isn't a great field right now either.

      If your parents won't allow you to apply to film programs, and unless you really are competitive for admission, why get into fights over it, attend a college where you can take film classes, and production classes if possible (most don't have any I think), and have outside production opportunities through clubs, etc. It's likely easier to get film classes at UC's other than UCLA, but UCLA has a strong film club. UC Irvine has a growing film community outside of their film studies program. http://clubs.uci.edu/fada/ As a very involved parent, I can't imagine your parents are going to have total control over you, especially if you live on campus.

      Oh, and stop being so over dramatic, it's hard to take you seriously and film is a very serious business. If you act like that, it's like you are clueless and don't stand a chance in this very competitive field. It's a tough field for tough competitive people.

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you get an agent?
    I love to act (I've done some school skits and a couple short student films) and would like to get an agent, but I have no idea how to do this because I know no one in the entertainment field. I've asked professors but they were not helpful.

    How do I sign up for one? For example; the William Morris Agency? Or suggest any other good agents?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you can't really "sign up" for one. You need to get a mailing list of all the legitimate SAG/AFTRA talent agencies in your city. Then create a professional resume, take a good headshot, and write a cover letter. After you get those essentials, you'll have to do a mass mailing to all of the agencies. Most of the professional agencies have websites so you can check out their policies on whether or not they're get back to you and how long it'll take, but I say it'll be about 2-3 weeks before you get some sort of notification, either negative or positive. And then, after seeing how many calls you get you might have to make some adjustments, like get a new headshot or do some more work to build up your resume, network some more. After you send it off, you can follow up and pray.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you have to go to film school/get a degree in film to be a movie director?
    Do you need a degree in film or do you just go out there and call yourself a director (okay, maybe not exactly, but is there some other important process if you don't need a degree)? And I'm not talking about indie films or short films... I've already called myself a director for that stuff.
    And if you DO need a degree, what's the best film school to go to? I'm thinking UCLA but they don't offer scholarships. Any other ideas?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer: No. You do not need to go to film school in order to become a movie director. Steven Spielberg is a film-school reject and still became a director despite not having a degree in film.

      Longer answer: Only Steven Spielberg is Steven Spielberg. It's extremely difficult to become a feature film director, or even a commercial director, and you'll need an extraordinary amount of talent, tenacity, technical skill, and luck. Movies are expensive to make, and the director is the one who is essentially the captain of the ship and will ultimately determine if it sinks or has a glorious sail. Convincing a movie executive that you are the one capable of commandeering that ship is hard. Very, very hard. If you're labeled the creative genius of your class at a top film school like USC, NYU or UCLA it's very possible your reel of student films will help you land your first job. And if you knock your first job out of the park, you might get your second. Most film school students aren't the stars of their class, though, and many struggle to find and maintain work while paying off their debt. There are a lot of ifs and maybes involved for a degree that can be very costly and time consuming to obtain. Most people who do have film degrees don't become directors. They wind up working in development, distribution, acquisitions, marketing and in other capacities. Many either can't find work or burn out and pursue another career.

      Many people working in the film industry never went to film school. Some start their careers as low-paying assistants and climb up the ranks, and others make connections through their "day jobs" working in the industry in other capacities. Still, very few become movie directors due to simple supply and demand. There are far more people who call themselves movie directors than there are movies to be made. You might want to consider getting a degree in something more versatile and attending a summer program or a study abroad where you can get more experience in the craft of filmmaking. FAMU in Prague is ranked as the one of the best film schools in the world, and two top US universities (NYU and American University) have programs with them that are open to non-majors from other colleges. I know several kids who've gone there, and they've gotten a lot of useful technical experience in writing, editing, lighting, directing, producing, and sound.

      Take advantage of the resources you might already have available. It's free to create a YouTube channel to potentially broadcast your videos to millions, so if you don't already have one, get one. Cameras and editing software can be quite affordable. I'm not trying to suggest that this is the way you'll become a movie director - it's not - but it could give you a chance to exercise your creativity now and to get feedback from others.

      I'm linking an article below that might be interesting and helpful to you as well as the HR film school rankings.

      ~ skylark : )

  30. QUESTION:
    Hi I have some questions about getting a commercial agent?
    First of all, if you are non union can you get a commercial agent and if so, how do I get one, where do I look?
    Secondly, how much experience do you generally need to get a commercial agent?
    How can I build up my resume before I get one?
    How can I get into short films, independent films, and indie films as a non union?
    When do I become a part of a union, when is the point that I will really need it?
    Thank you!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, if you are non union can you get a commercial agent and if so, how do I get one, where do I look?
      ~yes. Any SAG or AFTRA agent is legit, but they don't accept just anyone.

      Secondly, how much experience do you generally need to get a commercial agent?
      ~It depends. Where do you live, what do you look like, do you have training, are you similar to any other people they already represent?

      How can I build up my resume before I get one?
      ~Through things like school plays and community theatre. Maybe even low budget student films and small local commercial

      How can I get into short films, independent films, and indie films as a non union?
      ~Low budget non union ones may post on places like craigslist. Just be careful

      When do I become a part of a union, when is the point that I will really need it?
      ~You can join any time you are eligable. But it may not be a good idea at first, because as long as you're part of the union, you can't do any non union work.

  31. QUESTION:
    I want to make a short film/cartoon, where do I start?!?
    Having been into short film for a while now and armed with a great, albeit twisted and dark idea, I have decided to bite the bullet and make a short film/cartoon. I cannot draw myself and am always astounded by how many people are shown on the credits of even the smallest films. Where do I start, get funding tell me EVERYTHING!

    • ANSWER:
      if this is your first time doing it, i'd recommend going to your local colleges and speaking with the people in the film department. a few of my friends (guys i used to play in a band with) have made a bunch of short films at school, and they were able to rent the gear from the school for a good rate. chances are there will be students who will be more receptive to your ideas than the average person, and they might be willing to help you so that they can add your film to their list of works, and potentially have their work graded and shown on the college film circuit. as far as funding, i'm not certain how you'd go about that. good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Do you have any ideas for a short film?
    I am making a short film this summer and I need to come up with 12 ideas. I am open to any genre. I am interested in fantasy/drama/romance/comedy. I am not a huge horror fan, but if you have any horror ideas, I am still interested. It should be about 3-5 minutes. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      When I did my student film, back when we used "Super-8" film cameras, I did several versions of the old "kid gets hit by a car' joke, and it killed my audience - they loved it!

      I made up a dummy that resembled my main character, using yarn for hair, etc. and using the same khakis and light blue shirt on both dummy and actor. In the key scene, I had a car approaching; my actor was seen approaching the crosswalk, and then *CUT* move the actor out, and *ROLL* throw the dummy in front of the car, striking the dummy and sending it flying. The camera follows the dummy's flight. Once the dummy lands *CUT* tha actor takes the dummy's place, and "*ROLL* the kid gets up and dusts himself off.

      Options at this point can be "blood" suddenly soaking through the kid's clothes, broken bones, etc. Once you get the technique down, which is much easier and cheaper with digital and video tape than film, then you can expand to the old "kid falls off the schollbuilding" joke, "kid gets dragged by the schoolbus" joke, and, my favorite, the old "kid gets fed into the tree-chipper" joke.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are good ideas to help a college student understand financial aid. Also, making it interesting?
    At my work we have already filmed a video. That did not seem to grasp many students attention. What are good ideas for which a financial aid office can inform students but also not bore them to death?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say:
      1- Make cartoon movies, where characters are interacting in funny situations regarding financial aid.
      2- Creating funny short movies regarding life situations involving financial aid
      3-Surveying students to find out what exactly catch their interest, like: How would they like to be presented financial aid information to them ?

  34. QUESTION:
    Need help in writing a story - many stories going on at once?
    I'm a screenwriter and up until know I've been writing very simple and linear screenplays, of which I've turned into short student films as well. For my next screenplay, I want to do one in which many stories are going on at once but end up tying together at the end. So far, I'm really stumped as I can't find a way to make the different stories coincide. Any help extremely appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm . . .
      Well, you could maybe try something about a few young kids who have tough lives. For example, one little boy could be neglected and/or abused. And a different little girl could be lonely and/or confused or something like that. Then they could all come together at a program for troubled kids or something like that.

      Or maybe you could tell about a few different girls and their teen pregnancies, and they all join a group against teen/unplanned pregnancies and become friends, helping each other to raise the babies.

      Or you could just do those two ideas tied together: one little boy who is abused, a pregnant teenager, and a homeless boy/girl. They all end up helping each other. For example, the little boy could meet the hobo and hide the hobo in his house somewhere, and the pregnant girl could somehow be related to the homeless person.

      I dunno, these probably aren't good; I'm not a screenwriter. Hope I helped, though! Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    How to think of youtube video ideas?
    Hi im really struggling to come up with youtube video ideas. My youtube channel is a gaming based channel, but the problem is that my gaming pc has broke so i cant record gameplay.

    • ANSWER:
      20 Video Ideas:

      1.Vlog – Just talk to the camera about your day, or something funny or interesting that happened today or the other day.

      2.Skit / Short Movie – Have a funny idea in your head? Write out a rough script, and make it a short film!

      3.Artsy – Do you like to paint, draw, make crafts, or create in general? Make a video of you MAKING something! People love watching these videos, as many other artists like being inspired.

      4.Talk about art – Even if you can’t paint a nice portrait, if art interests you enough to read about it, why don’t you talk about different types of art? Other art enthusiasts, fans, and students will watch your video if it is simple, sweet, to the point, AND informative.

      5.Music – Do you sing? Maybe you play the piano or guitar? Maybe you even make beats! Anything related to music, you can either post a video of you singing or playing an instrument, or even just post your song with some album artwork as an image for the entire video.

      6.Recent Events – Did something happen in the news that you just HAVE to talk about? Do you find yourself talking to your friends and family about things that happen in the news? Well, make a video about it, and you’ll have lots of other people listening to you as well!

      7.Celebrities – This can go into recent events as well, but celebrities are always doing something crazy or stupid (or both!) – talk about what happened, what you think about it, and ask others to comment on what they think.

      8.Tutorials – Is there something that you know how to do that other people WISH they could do? Make a video on HOW to do it (make steps, like step 1 – step 2 – etc.).

      9.Parody – Are you funny? Can you make something funny? Make a parody video, music video, or skit about an event, celebrity, song, and make it funny, and people will watch it, AND share it.

      10.Music Video – Whether it is a parody, or your own music, or just something funny, make a cool music video that is creative, and post it!

      11.Shoutout Video – Don’t go overboard with this, or overBORED with this – What I mean is, don’t make too many videos like this, because people usually don’t like them too much. But hey, make a video where you “shout out” or give promotion to other video makers. You never know, they might see your video and make one about you!

      12.Dancing Video – Do you break dance? Are you good at hip hop, ballroom, or any other type of dance? Make a video showcasing your skills! However, DO NOT make a video of you just shaking your ***, especially if you are underage. The only viewers you will attract will be men between the ages of 25 – 70. It’s been proven. Just trust me, you don’t want to make a “soft-p0rn” video, you want to showcase actual SKILLS you have with dancing.

      13.Rant Videos – Something bothering you? Do you think other people will have somewhat of the same opinion? Some people actually love hearing other people rant. Just don’t HATE on people though, actually go into detail about the things that bother you.

      14.Impersonations – This can be a strict impersonation video, where you impersonate a celebrity or actor/actress. Or, you can make this into a skit or even a song, all while you do your best impersonation.

      15.Gameplay – Are you a GAMER? Do you have skills, or even just like to have fun while gaming? Make a video of some of your best gameplay for a particular game, and instead of ONLY playing for yourself, you’ll have other people watching you play as well – and they may learn a thing or two

      16.Special Effects – Are you good with editing and special effects? It doesn’t matter! There are hundreds and thousands of great tutorials on special effects. Follow along with what other people have done, and make your own special effects video!

      17.Concerts / Events – Are you going to a concert, a show, or something that other people are going to or WANT to go to? Film parts of it, and upload it with your title being the name of the event. People who went, and even people who didn’t go but wanted to will be searching for this stuff.

      18.Interviews – Do you know some cool people? Maybe a DJ, music artist, designer, artist, etc.? Do a little off-the-ball interview for people to get to know this person.

      19.Question / Answer Video – Make a video where you let your visitors ask you questions (in the comment section), and then tell them you’ll make an “answers” video in a week or so – you get 2 videos for the price of 1!

      20.Animation Video – Make an animation! Spend a couple hours on it, or spend a few weeks on it! The better it looks, the more views it will probably get. Even if you don’t know how to animate, watch some tutorials, and do what they do!

  36. QUESTION:
    What Objects Would You Expect To Find In An Enchanted Forset?
    I'm doing a short film for a Creative & Media Diploma, where I wake up in an enchanted forest,
    Being a student I don't have a lot of cash, so things must be on a budget..
    Any ideas would be greatly aprechiated (:
    Have a Nice day (:
    x

    • ANSWER:
      A LOT of green trees, glitter, some sort of flute music playing in the background, a colorful river, fairies... elfs?

  37. QUESTION:
    Wondering what some good ideas for videos would be?
    I just made a new YouTube account, and I want to actually use it to upload videos, but I don't know what kind of videos I should make. I could do vlogs, or nail art, or cooking. What are some good ideas I could use for videos for YouTube?

    • ANSWER:
      15 Video Ideas:

      1.Vlog – Just talk to the camera about your day, or something funny or interesting that happened today or the other day.

      2.Skit / Short Movie – Have a funny idea in your head? Write out a rough script, and make it a short film!

      3.Artsy – Do you like to paint, draw, make crafts, or create in general? Make a video of you MAKING something! People love watching these videos, as many other artists like being inspired.

      4.Talk about art – Even if you can’t paint a nice portrait, if art interests you enough to read about it, why don’t you talk about different types of art? Other art enthusiasts, fans, and students will watch your video if it is simple, sweet, to the point, AND informative.

      5.Music – Do you sing? Maybe you play the piano or guitar? Maybe you even make beats! Anything related to music, you can either post a video of you singing or playing an instrument, or even just post your song with some album artwork as an image for the entire video.

      6.Recent Events – Did something happen in the news that you just HAVE to talk about? Do you find yourself talking to your friends and family about things that happen in the news? Well, make a video about it, and you’ll have lots of other people listening to you as well!

      7.Celebrities – This can go into recent events as well, but celebrities are always doing something crazy or stupid (or both!) – talk about what happened, what you think about it, and ask others to comment on what they think.

      8.Tutorials – Is there something that you know how to do that other people WISH they could do? Make a video on HOW to do it (make steps, like step 1 – step 2 – etc.).

      9.Parody – Are you funny? Can you make something funny? Make a parody video, music video, or skit about an event, celebrity, song, and make it funny, and people will watch it, AND share it.

      10.Music Video – Whether it is a parody, or your own music, or just something funny, make a cool music video that is creative, and post it!

      11.Shoutout Video – Don’t go overboard with this, or overBORED with this – What I mean is, don’t make too many videos like this, because people usually don’t like them too much. But hey, make a video where you “shout out” or give promotion to other video makers. You never know, they might see your video and make one about you!

      12.Dancing Video – Do you break dance? Are you good at hip hop, ballroom, or any other type of dance? Make a video showcasing your skills! However, DO NOT make a video of you just shaking your ***, especially if you are underage. The only viewers you will attract will be men between the ages of 25 – 70. It’s been proven. Just trust me, you don’t want to make a “soft-p0rn” video, you want to showcase actual SKILLS you have with dancing.

      13.Rant Videos – Something bothering you? Do you think other people will have somewhat of the same opinion? Some people actually love hearing other people rant. Just don’t HATE on people though, actually go into detail about the things that bother you.

      14.Impersonations – This can be a strict impersonation video, where you impersonate a celebrity or actor/actress. Or, you can make this into a skit or even a song, all while you do your best impersonation.

      15.Gameplay – Are you a GAMER? Do you have skills, or even just like to have fun while gaming? Make a video of some of your best gameplay for a particular game, and instead of ONLY playing for yourself, you’ll have other people watching you play as well – and they may learn a thing or two

  38. QUESTION:
    I want to shoot a short student film but all i have is an idea so far. Any suggestions on where to start?
    Should I buy a camera or rent one? What type of camera should I be looking for? Should I try and fund-raise some money for any costs that may come up? Any advice, suggestions, tips would be helpful! THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a not so expensive camera with a lot of mega pixels and a good speaker

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i get started if i want to act?
    I have always wanted to act but never done anything about it. I was wondering if you guys have any sugestions on how I can get started? I have no prior acting experience, however I feel that I am pretty good at it and most of the people I know seem to think that I would be good on T.V due to my sense of humor. How can I go about finding good casting calls for movies, commercials, short films, shows etc. coming up?

    • ANSWER:
      If I was you I would look around your local area for an amateur drama group, and give that a try first of all to make sure you do really like it. If you find that you do, then you would want to look for an agent to represent you if you want to do anything professional. Look around and see what each agent offers. Some may only do TV and Film, some might get lots of theatre castings, but not many commercials, so look around and see what you like the look of. When you've chosen which agency you'd like to be represented by, contact them to find out what you have to do to apply. You'll probably have to send in a CV and cover letter. You say you've had no acting experience, but did you maybe do any school plays? Put even little things like that on your CV. Also put any other skills you have. Do you sing? Do you play a musical instrument? Had any dance lessons? Also include a recent photograph of yourself. At this stage it probably won't have to be professional, but if you get accepted then the agency might want you to have a professional photo shoot. When you're happy with your CV, write a cover letter briefly explaining that you'd join the agency. If they like the look of your CV, they will probably ask to see you in person. I'd be wary of an agency that just accepts you based on your CV. After they've auditioned you, they will let you know whether they want to have you on their books, and if they do, then they will tell you what to do next. Never give an agent money upfront, they will take a percentage of your wage from any job they get you, but you shouldn't have to pay them to be on their books. You might however have to pay for professional photos and things like entry into Spotlight.
      If they decided not to accept you, ask why. It's always good to get feedback, so you can look at where to improve. A good idea is to apply to more than 1 agency, as then you have more of a chance of getting accepted by 1, and if you're accepted by all of them, you have more of a choice as to where you go! Another good way of looking for auditions is to look on the internet. You can look for websites that casting directors post auditions onto, or ones with a lot of students making short films, and apply for some of those.

      Right I think I've finished now! That must have been the longest answer ever!! So, I hope that helped at least a bit, and good luck!!

  40. QUESTION:
    Can you help finish the story line for this short film?
    All I have to the story so far is that my sculpture teacher is actually selling the scultptures made by the students in the black market. and he is secretly a robot...Can you come up with a conflict and an ending? Thanks, I'm making this for my school's coffee house.

    • ANSWER:
      What diabolical plot does the teacher need the money for? Maybe so he can buy parts and make other robots to take over the school? Or even better -- maybe to turn his human students -- ala Stepford Wives -- into his minion robots? One student could see his classmates changing day by day, sculptures that look exactly like theirs on ebay or in a gallery, and he figures out something is up.

      The conflict -- protagonist doesn't want to be turned into a robot. Of course, no one will believe him about the problem and he doesn't even want to say, it sounds crazy!

      You can figure out an ending, it could even be kind of undetermined, the robot teacher gets away, could be at any school now....

      You should have a protagonist and his/her buddy. The buddy is an easy way to help communicate to the audience what the protagonist is thinking. The protagonist talks to the buddy, the audience hears.

      Your plot reminds me (evil teacher / not human) of an award winning play my son wrote. I don't know how you kids think up these ideas!!

  41. QUESTION:
    How to become a film director?
    I have no idea what course will I take in college (and school) if I want to be a director for films and movies. Is it expensive to enroll in a filmmaking school? How many years will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh man, could I give you an earful. But I'll make it short.

      I put my ex-husband through 5 years of undergrad work in film and theater, and then 4 years of graduate studies to get his MFA in Film Production through UCLA.

      He now owes 0K just for the UCLA experience and works at FRICKING BARNES AND NOBLE because he won't do anything else if he can't be a director (but I digress).

      What I learned from being around film students, film moguls, actors, writers, directors, and everyone else I hung out with for 4 years in LA... having a degree in film doesn't mean s**t. You have to have a product that someone likes. Many directors start as writers and get to direct their own work... in fact, for new directors that's almost the ONLY way you're going to get in.

      So, write a spec script and get it out there. Or, make an inventive short film and get it into festivals and posted on web sites. Keep working and trying new things. Don't forget television, lots of people got started that way and made their way into film. GOOD LUCK!

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to display information on a poster to high school children aged 13-14 yrs?
    I am a university student creating a a poster about child labour in Britian today which is suitable for 13-14 yr olds. I am planning to use short paragraphs and pictures but am looking for other ideas. Are cartoons too young or would they draw attention? How about anything interactive? Any help would be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      See if you can show it with pictures, rather than with words. Like they do in film. Cartoons can be good at any age, you'll be able to figure out what is age appropriate. If there is something with an ah ha factor, you might think about putting open-up flaps with something underneath. However, that will mean a lot of touching of the poster.

      If you know any young teens, ask them what they think. They're usually very blunt with their opinions at that age. = )

      Good luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Actors: is it a good idea to submit a link to your previous work?
    Is it a good idea to submit a link to your previous work when you send in your resume and headshot for an audition? Why or why not?

    • ANSWER:
      Many actors have their own website - even new graduates.
      On this they have lots of photos, headshots, ordinary snapshots which are flattering, photos from plays and shows they've been in, and full-length photos. They also have a full resume, biography, a list of credits and links to their showreel, voicereel, and any short films and student films they've done (and which they're proud of).
      When the actor sends a resume and headshot to an agent or casting director, the website address would be included under 'contact information'.
      In the covering letter it would be a good idea to mention that if they are interested, they could check out the website for links to the showreel, etc.
      Just make sure that anything they can see is seriously good, professional and really impressive.
      Never include Youtube links or amateur stuff.

  44. QUESTION:
    Where can i find acting audition in my area?
    Hello,
    I am 13 years old and want to begin getting into acting and I have no idea where to start. I dont want to take acting classes or hire an agent. I hope this wont prevent me from becoming an actress. I have no idea where to start and basically all I want to do Is audition but I dont know where or how I can find local auditions in my area. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Big directors will contact agencies for actors, and to get signed with an acting agency, you need experience.
      So, as for getting into acting. You need to get experience. No-one gets perfect the first time, or stars in a huge Hollywood blockbuster, first off, unless incredibly lucky. So, work your way up. Do theatre in school, that is a good start. Then look at some theatre and acting opportunities outside of school, the easiest thing to look into is amateur/ community theatre. You can google for that, or ask via your local library and theatres for the contact details. Then, with a few of those under your belt you can start getting some headshot photos done, and look into approaching agents. Keep on with community theatre and short/ student films while you do it, so you have an increasingly large resume. Not all of that will be paid, but you need the experience and to show that you are active within the acting/ performing world.

      Be prepared for the massive highs, as well as the massive lows, and the times that agents will turn you away as well as the times they accept you. There are also websites out there that list castings and film/ theatre opportunities. However always remember, that you should not have to pay upfront to audition or join a casting agency. If they ask for upfront fees, they are probably a scam and not genuine.

      The best of good wishes for your future endeavours. :)

  45. QUESTION:
    I am a senior in high school who is going to major in film in college. What programs?
    I've made multiple films with iMovie and what not but I think I am ready to start using and getting used to more professional programs like After Effects and Final Cut Pro. So, my question is, what program should I get if I want to add effects in such as explosions, muzzle flairs, etc. I have used Final Cut in some video classes army school but I wanted to hear someone else's opinion. I really started looking into it after realizing how much a student discount can get you. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok well final cut pro and after effects are two different types of programs.

      Final cut pro is an editing software used to compile footage, audio, and music into your project.

      After effects is a compositing software used to achieve certain visual effects (from color correction to explosions, etc.) Just one side-note: Professional movie studios do use after effects for many visual effects, but for 3D animations and things like that are done in 3D programs such as Maya, 3DS Max, and Cinema 4D

      You can use final cut pro for some visual effects if you don't want to jump in to after effects, but the effects will be ok and you will never be able to achieve as good effects. And if you want to add in explosions and muzzle flashes like you said, i suggest purchasing video copilot's action essentials 2. It has stock footage of explosions, fire, muzzle flashes, and much more that you can composite into your shot. You should check out filmriot on youtube for tutorials on many visual effects; some of which use action essentials 2. So you should, if you can afford it, purchase final cut pro x and after effects (you may need to look into plugins for after effects so that you can make more visual effects). You NEED to get away from Imovie, I used to use it and now looking back at it, i have no idea why it took me so long to move on from it. Final cut pro X, apple's most recent version of final cut, is very user friendly especially if you have used imovie before. After effects may require a short class or maybe you could find some tutorials on the internet. You should also know that if you want to use after effects then your computer is going to need a lot of RAM.

  46. QUESTION:
    Any ideas for a dissertation topic for a Broadcasting student?
    My course is mainly about tv production, radion production including things like editing, camera, sound, lighting, perfomance, and dealing with things like dramas, short films, radio plays, documentary, new media, so anyone has any suggestion for a possible dissertation topic for my third year? its driving me a bit mental. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      You know how to but not what? If you try using search dissertation/ topic you might get an idea.
      The following its not you but I found: How to Write a Dissertation
      The subjects you have written here are not suitable? You might like to think about the effect of ads/propaganda on the masses. The changes soaps make to attitudes nationally?

  47. QUESTION:
    What should i make youtube videos on?
    I do vlogs, music videos, skits, and tags. Im running out of ideas. I have a high quality camera and use sony vegas pro. I need ideas for skits and tag?

    • ANSWER:
      20 Video Ideas:

      1.Vlog – Just talk to the camera about your day, or something funny or interesting that happened today or the other day.

      2.Skit / Short Movie – Have a funny idea in your head? Write out a rough script, and make it a short film!

      3.Artsy – Do you like to paint, draw, make crafts, or create in general? Make a video of you MAKING something! People love watching these videos, as many other artists like being inspired.

      4.Talk about art – Even if you can’t paint a nice portrait, if art interests you enough to read about it, why don’t you talk about different types of art? Other art enthusiasts, fans, and students will watch your video if it is simple, sweet, to the point, AND informative.

      5.Music – Do you sing? Maybe you play the piano or guitar? Maybe you even make beats! Anything related to music, you can either post a video of you singing or playing an instrument, or even just post your song with some album artwork as an image for the entire video.

      6.Recent Events – Did something happen in the news that you just HAVE to talk about? Do you find yourself talking to your friends and family about things that happen in the news? Well, make a video about it, and you’ll have lots of other people listening to you as well!

      7.Celebrities – This can go into recent events as well, but celebrities are always doing something crazy or stupid (or both!) – talk about what happened, what you think about it, and ask others to comment on what they think.

      8.Tutorials – Is there something that you know how to do that other people WISH they could do? Make a video on HOW to do it (make steps, like step 1 – step 2 – etc.).

      9.Parody – Are you funny? Can you make something funny? Make a parody video, music video, or skit about an event, celebrity, song, and make it funny, and people will watch it, AND share it.

      10.Music Video – Whether it is a parody, or your own music, or just something funny, make a cool music video that is creative, and post it!

      11.Shoutout Video – Don’t go overboard with this, or overBORED with this – What I mean is, don’t make too many videos like this, because people usually don’t like them too much. But hey, make a video where you “shout out” or give promotion to other video makers. You never know, they might see your video and make one about you!

      12.Dancing Video – Do you break dance? Are you good at hip hop, ballroom, or any other type of dance? Make a video showcasing your skills! However, DO NOT make a video of you just shaking your ***, especially if you are underage. The only viewers you will attract will be men between the ages of 25 – 70. It’s been proven. Just trust me, you don’t want to make a “soft-p0rn” video, you want to showcase actual SKILLS you have with dancing.

      13.Rant Videos – Something bothering you? Do you think other people will have somewhat of the same opinion? Some people actually love hearing other people rant. Just don’t HATE on people though, actually go into detail about the things that bother you.

      14.Impersonations – This can be a strict impersonation video, where you impersonate a celebrity or actor/actress. Or, you can make this into a skit or even a song, all while you do your best impersonation.

      15.Gameplay – Are you a GAMER? Do you have skills, or even just like to have fun while gaming? Make a video of some of your best gameplay for a particular game, and instead of ONLY playing for yourself, you’ll have other people watching you play as well – and they may learn a thing or two

      16.Special Effects – Are you good with editing and special effects? It doesn’t matter! There are hundreds and thousands of great tutorials on special effects. Follow along with what other people have done, and make your own special effects video!

      17.Concerts / Events – Are you going to a concert, a show, or something that other people are going to or WANT to go to? Film parts of it, and upload it with your title being the name of the event. People who went, and even people who didn’t go but wanted to will be searching for this stuff.

      18.Interviews – Do you know some cool people? Maybe a DJ, music artist, designer, artist, etc.? Do a little off-the-ball interview for people to get to know this person.

      19.Question / Answer Video – Make a video where you let your visitors ask you questions (in the comment section), and then tell them you’ll make an “answers” video in a week or so – you get 2 videos for the price of 1!

      20.Animation Video – Make an animation! Spend a couple hours on it, or spend a few weeks on it! The better it looks, the more views it will probably get. Even if you don’t know how to animate, watch some tutorials, and do what they do!

  48. QUESTION:
    any ideas on how to start an acting career?
    I want to be an actress but I don't know wear to start. I have been in musicals and plays in my school. how do I get started. I know I need and acting agent but are those expensive? I really want to be on Disney channel I know it will be hard but do you guys have any ideas
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there! :)

      You should keep auditioning for your school plays and you should also join a community theatre group outside school if you haven't already. You'll meet new friends, have fun doing what you love and you'll be building up your own acting resume without even realising.

      To get paid work you'll need to get an agent. The problem is getting one. When you make your acting resume you can send it to an agent and if they're interested they'll arrange for you to audition. However agents are mainly only interested in people who have went to drama school and got a BA in acting or went to a stage school or had previous professional work on TV/film/stage.

      You should build up a resume of roles you've played including a few supporting and leading roles and some shows from 'better' theatre groups before applying to an agency.

      You can also look around on Google for any short film auditions coming up around your area. Students and inspiring film directors often make these for film festivals so you could audition for one of them. If you get a role these are normally unpaid but you get free lunch and sometimes money for the bus ride home. They often want adults for these however as these normally shoot during school hours.

      When you're 18 you should consider going to a drama school for a BA in acting. It's a very intense course but a very great way to learn the craft and get seen by agents at the end of it all. Very competitive to get into in the first place though!

      Just gain some experience and do your research. Classes are beneficial but expensive, I would suggest to take a few and maybe take one before a big audition just to make sure you're prepared.

      Best of luck! :)

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I get into the music they play in the movies?
    I play alto sax and i think the movie music is the coolest music there is, but I have no idea how I can get into the "movie music" business. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to give you a practical straight-forward answer:

      I am a film music composer. Right now there is a film on Berlinale festival which I made music for and it is receiving very good comments.
      I work with various musicians and sometimes I work online with people in different countries. You can contact me at paco.irala at yahoo so I can hear some of your stuff and you might end up working for music scores sooner than you think.

      If you want to compose the music yourself, Well, the best thing is to study hard, see a lot of films and study their music, and then getting in touch with film students to make music for short films and getting experience. That worked for me.

      Best luck to you !

  50. QUESTION:
    any ideas for any short 5 min films I could make?
    I am a film studies student and intend to make some short films to enter into competitions however I need ideas. I want ideas for films that last up to 5 minutes.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be anything from a documentary about the cruelty of war on civilians to a comic take on various cultures. If you do comedy check out stand ups of Eddie Murphy. They are pretty good (Though they're long). Also why don't you like try making fake commercials of fake products. Like this one:-

      "Flepsi, the ultimate cola gamechanger of this generation"

      So on and so forth..................................


short film ideas for students

Movie Releases On Dvd For March

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Will the 2 parts of the last Harry Potter movie be released on DVD together?
    Will the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie be released on DVD as a whole, or separated into the 2 parts?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so, Warner Brothers said Part 1 will come out on DVD around late March-April, which is before the July 15th release of Part 2.

      But, I CANT WAIT(:

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if The Boondock Saints II will be on itunes?
    The movie is released on DVD March 9th, but I was wondering if anyone knew if it was going to be available on itunes to download.

    • ANSWER:
      Boondock saints, i downloaded it's prequel not long ago, by torrent. I've seen the same for the sequel, all saints day. You should, be a 'black beard' If you know what i'm saying.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the release date of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows PART 2 TRAILER?
    not the movie release date, but the trailer! i've heard that it might be tomorrow, March 11th. also, what time of day do you think it will be released? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to say the release date of the trailer is currently unknown.

      There have been speculations that it may be released March 25th (as a preview before the movie Sucker Punch), but it has been said that on April 15th, when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is released on DVD, there will be a scene from the second part on the DVD.

      And I'm not sure at all as to what time of day the trailer would be released.

  4. QUESTION:
    When will the dvd of Twilight the movie be released?
    I am a twilight addict. I'd like to know if this movie will have its dvd released by march/april next year so I can ask my mom to buy it for me when she visits the U.S.

    • ANSWER:
      FYE is taking pre-orders for a February 14the release date. I just ordered mine today :)

  5. QUESTION:
    When is Hayao Miyazaki's Tale of Earthsea coming out in DVD in the United States?
    I saw on wikipedia it was to be released March 8, 2011, but I wanted to be sure. The movie was released in Japan in 2006, and was released here in the United States (in theaters, I guess) in August of 2010. So is it true that the DVD for The Tales of Earthsea will be released this month?
    Please have a link to where you found your answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is being released on March 8th~ I can't wait! ^_^ I've been waiting for it as well, here is a link to Disney where they put a video release for the official date: http://disneydvd.disney.go.com/tales-from-earthsea.html ^3^ So excited for it especially since Miyazaki's son Goro directed it. ^_^♥
      I hope I helped!

  6. QUESTION:
    when is the twilight movie released on DVD?
    i have heard it is released on march 21st 2009 but is that the release date for america or the UK?

    • ANSWER:
      Twilight DVD release date is, Saturday, March 21, 2009, for the US. Unfortunately, I don't know the release date for the UK, sorry.

      You can preorder (the US version) on amazon.com…

      http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Two-Disc-Special-Kristen-Stewart/dp/B001P5HRMI/ref=sr_tr_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1232218785&sr=8-1

      It is a special two disc edition, that will contain extra features such as…
      SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC ONE
      •Five extended scenes with director introductions
      •Audio commentary (Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart)
      •Three music videos (Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park)
      SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC TWO
      •Five deleted scenes with director introductions
      •Seven-part documentary: "The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen"
      •Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette
      •And more!

  7. QUESTION:
    When is puss in boots comming to dvd in australian time?
    I loved the movie.. it was released in movies in decemebe now its march who knows when it's comming out?

    • ANSWER:
      April 11 by the looks of it...

      It's usually 4 to 6 months after cinema release...

      http://www.ezydvd.com.au/comingsoon/all

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a definite release date for Wreck It Ralph on dvd and blu ray?
    Just saw Wreck It Ralph in theaters twice! I am absolutely in love with this movie, and took my 5 year old niece to see it and she loves it too! Tried looking up a dvd/blue ray release date for the movie and came up with a tenative January-March 2013. Is there a more solid release date? My niece's birthday is in March and if the movie will be out before her birthday we want to plan a Wreck It Ralph birthday party for her.

    • ANSWER:
      My boyfriend who works at a movie store says it will definately be out by March. No definate release date however since it is still in theaters. He believes it could be out as soon as early Feb.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where Can I found Naruto Movie Road to Ninja in camrip version?
    Hey folks,
    I know that dvd will be available on march but as for One Piece movie Z I've found quickly a camrip version, so, where can I found a camrip version of Naruto Movie Road to Ninja? It was released in July, so, now, there should be camrip version on the internet. So, help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Nope not really... I haven't checked yet...

  10. QUESTION:
    Are twilight books and movies featured in other countries?
    can other countries read the books or watch the movie. like are they in other languages too.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely! The series has been translated into 37 languages, including Danish, Japanese, German, Dutch, Czech, Thai, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Norwegian, and Finnish.

      You can see different covers of Twilight released in different countries on Stephenie Meyer's site:

      http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight_international.html

      People all over the world have been able to see the movie, especially with the release of the DVD on March 21, 2009. As of April 6, 2009, the film has grossed 6,740,648 in worldwide box office, with ,632,542 coming from North American sales.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is the movie The Woman in Black appearing in my dreams more than once?
    I dreamed about that movie 4 times now! I saw it with my sister one time a week after it was released on the weekend in February and never saw it a second time or third and then, I believe in the middle of March or ending of the month, I had a dream about it as a DVD or the image and have been ever since. Why, though? It's really annoying!

    • ANSWER:
      Because the movie made a large impression on you even if you didn't think it did. Your mind found it interesting or disturbing so dreaming is a way of sorting out your feelings.

  12. QUESTION:
    what date will disneys movie tangeled be released on dvd?
    I want to see the walt disney movie tangeled when it comes on dvd does anyone know the date of when the movie will be released on dvd to buy in stores?

    • ANSWER:
      March 29, 2011

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know where the twilight to dawn midnight release party for the DVD will be in massapequa?
    i live in p.a. nd im going to be in new york in massapequa long island on the release party date and im not sure exactly where they willl be having it there. If anybody knows please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      hi im from massapequa and was looking and asking around to go to one too..heres what i found...

      On March 20th head to the Blockbuster Store in the Great South Bay Shopping Center 701 Montauk Highway, West Babylon for a midnight Twilight Release Party!

      Join BLI’s Astra After Dark broadcasting live! She’ll have tons of BLI gear to hand out plus a Twilight Trivia Contest, and Edward and Bella look-a-like contest, Twilight movie-okie!

      Plus the first 25 fans to pick up their pre-ordered DVD receive a free Edward mini-poster! So pre-order yours today and mark your calendars for midnight on March 21st as Twilight comes to Blockbuster.

      We kick it all off Friday night March 20th at 10pm with Astra broadcasting live from Blockbuster Video in the Great South Bay Shopping Center 701 Montauk Highway West Babylon, and the DVD gets released at midnight so all you Twilight fans, get ready!

      Plus after midnight, Blockbuster will have Twilight to rent or own, so head to Blockbuster for Twilight kick off the event Friday March 20th with Blockbuster, Astra After Dark and 106.1 BLI!

      hope i helped..and enjoy the release..cant wait..saturday cant come soon enuff lol.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a movie to come out on dvd?
    I really would like to have that new movie A Christmas Carol on dvd but it obviously won't be on dvd by december right? So how long does a movie usually take?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on a bunch of factors: how well it did in the theater, what time of year it came out, how much buzz there is about DVD features, etc.

      A movie that has Oscar buzz may not come out until after the academy awards, because if it wins, they can expect higher sales. So if a movie comes out in March, it may take almost a year.

      If a movie does terribly in the theater, the company may be quick to release it to DVD to maximize sales and quickly recoup some losses from the box office. I've seen movies go to DVD in like a month.

      Then you have the movies that go straight to video and we all know what those are generally like.

      If I had to guess on A Christmas Carol, you could see hit video before the season, because there is no point to release a christmas movie in April. As this movie comes out in theaters this November. It will probably not hit DVD until next November.

      On the bright side, you'll probably be able to buy a poorly bootlegged copy on the streets of NYC a day or two after the premier.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is there no subbed version of the new movie "Prince of tennis - the battle of the British city" available?
    As far as i know, the movie was released in September 2011 and the DVD was supposed to come out sometime in March 2012. Generally the movie is subbed after the DVD/blue rays are out, so how come this one is taking so much time?
    I can't seem to find the subbed version anywhere online.

    • ANSWER:
      It hasn't been dubbed yet. Most of the time the movies are not dubbed. You will have to put up with the subbes if you want to watch it. Only the more popular series, like DBZ, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, get dubbed.

  16. QUESTION:
    When does the movie Twilight come out on dvd?
    I REALLY LOVE TWILIGHT!!!!! I would like to know when it is coming out on dvd in canberra. It finishes showing in the Cinema on the 28th of january 2009. So please can you give me an exact date.

    • ANSWER:
      The Twilight DVD will be released on Saturday, March 21st, according to stepheniemeyer.com.

  17. QUESTION:
    When is the release date for Chalet girl here in Canda?
    I think it's release date is March 16 2011 but i can't find it in cinamas. Were is it?

    • ANSWER:
      So far there is no release date for Canada or the US. It has only been released in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Greece, Kazakhstan, and the Netherlands. I would say email them or tell them on facebook you would like them to screen the movie in Canada. You may have to wait for it on DVD.

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you think James Bond skyfall will be out on DVD before Christmas?
    I'm planning on asking my parents for James Bond skyfall on DVD for Christmas. I live in the USA and the movie came out in theaters on November 9th. Do you think it will be available on DVD by Christmas.

    • ANSWER:
      NO

      A date have been set for the release of Skyfall on DVD and Blu-ray and in Macrh 2013.

      Here is the link to the news on it from commanderbond.net

      http://commanderbond.net/16397/skyfall-dvdblueray-due-for-march-2013.html

      For now IF you want Bond stuff for Christmas, ask for the Blu-Ray or DVD of the James Bond 50th box set. Maybe any of these Skyfall soundtrack, James Bond 50th Anniv. soundtrack, Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams, Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies by Roger Moore, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 001: Based on the novels that inspired the movies (James Bond Graphic Novels) by Ian Fleming, Jim Laurier, John McLucsky and Jim Lawrence, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 003 and James Bond: Omnibus Volume 004

  19. QUESTION:
    When will final Twilight movie will be released on DVD?
    I know Breaking Dawn part 2 was in theaters in late 2012 so does anyone know the DVD release date schedule? I tried to look up on Yahoo Movies but no luck.

    • ANSWER:
      March 16th

  20. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a movie to come out on dvd?
    Okay, I wanna know usually how long it takes for a movie to come out on dvd. For example, Twilight. Wouldn't that take till like March 2009ish? Or later? Or earlier?
    Please let me know!!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how much a movie earns in release, the time of the year that it comes out, and how much of a buzz it creates.

      If a movie bombs it will go to DVD asap to begin to recoup some of the budget with sales and rentals.

      If a movie is a huge success they will wait until it has made everything in the theaters that it can and then calculate the DVD release date.

      If a movie is up for Oscar consideration they will usually hold back the DVD release date because a studio will hope to return the feature to the big screen because Oscar nominations and victories can reignite interest in a film.

      Lastly, if the film has a wide range appeal it will often be released in conjunction with a holiday... the Christmas Season is a big DVD release time... many films come out around this time. Other films, like a romantic comedy for instance might be slated for release on or around Valentine's Day... Slasher films, around Halloween.

      In the case of Twilight, it depends on how critically successful the film is. If there are no Oscars you can expect a spring or summer release that is right in the ballpark of you March 2009 guesstimation.

  21. QUESTION:
    How many series of Neon Genesis Evangelion are there? and what order are they?
    I watched all the episodes like 4 years ago but never watched the movies. I saw there were two at my library, what order are they? and what is the 1.01 series all about? and what are the mangas too. like what is angelic days and the other ones?

    • ANSWER:
      It's kinda of confusing. The movies are basically a re-make of the last two episodes because they ran out of money making the TV series, so they just threw together an ending. Then, when they got enough money, they made Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion.

      So, first you should watch
      Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
      then
      Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

      Now they are re-making Evangelion again in 4 movies. They are called:
      Rebuild of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
      Rebuild of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
      Rebuild of Evangelion: 3.0 Q Quickening
      Rebuild of Evangelion: 4.0

      These movies re-tell Evangelion with changes to the story. 1.0 was pretty much the same as the original series, then 2.0 has some changes and the real changes are supposed to start at 3.0 and 4.0 (they haven't been released yet though). I recommend you watch them because the animation is updated to today's standards and their supposed to improve the story to how the writer really wanted it to happen.

      When you look these up, you're going to find that there's 1.0, 1.01, 1.11, 2.0, and 2.22. This is what those mean:
      1.0 → original theatrical release
      1.01 → the failed re-mastered version with some lighting porblems
      1.11 → digitally re-mastered for blu-ray quality, some deleted scenes b/c of the DVD
      2.0 → original theatrical release
      2.22 → digitally re-mastered for blu-ray quality, some deleted scenes b/c of the DVD

      Right now, 1.01 is the only one released in English, but 1.11 is going to be released very soon [EDIT :: it will be released on March 9th, 2010]. 2.22 will come out in May in Japan, so expect 2.22 to be released in 2011.

      More info in these links
      1.0 http://myanimelist.net/anime/2759/Evangelion:_1.0_You_Are_(Not)_Alone
      2.0 http://myanimelist.net/anime/3784/Evangelion:_2.0_You_Can_(Not)_Advance
      3.0 http://myanimelist.net/anime/3785/Evangelion:_3.0_Q_Quickening
      4.0 http://myanimelist.net/anime/3786/Evangelion:_4.0
      Death and Rebirth http://myanimelist.net/anime/31/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion:_Death_&_Rebirth
      End of Evangelion http://myanimelist.net/anime/32/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion:_The_End_of_Evangelion

  22. QUESTION:
    Where is Where The Wild Things Are coming out on DVD?
    I saw the movie and fell in love with it. I really want to buy it on DVD, and if I can I'd like to pre-order it. Does anyone know when it is being released to DVD?

    • ANSWER:
      March 2010.

      http://videoeta.com/

  23. QUESTION:
    when is harry potter part 1 coming out on dvd in canada?
    i missed it in theater and i love the movies i need to know so i can get it the moment it comes out and the doors open
    a specific Month and day.... like demember 31?

    • ANSWER:
      Warner Brothers announced an estimated release date of 18th March 2011 (in the UK).
      So it will come out some time in March.
      The link is in the source below :)

      By the way, you can still see it in the theatres. Just check at your movie theatres. It should still be there - its only been out for a month now. I went to see it the day it came out (in New Zealand) and it is really awesome. You'll love it! I'm definitely getting the DVD when it comes out :)

      Hope this helps :)
      And hope you can see it soon!
      Enjoy the movie :)

  24. QUESTION:
    Have they chosen the cast for the Volturi other than Dakota Fanning?
    I already know Dakota Fanning is gonna be in the movie. Who else?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes she is going to be in the movie. These are the other people who are going to be in the movie (p.s. yo ucan always go to summitentertainment.com too). This is a update on Stephenie Meyers website:

      SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT RUNS WITH THE WOLF PACK IN THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

      Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman to Star as Members of Wolf Pack

      Los Angeles, CA — March 23, 2009 — Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically November 20, 2009.

      In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

      Each member of the wolf pack is of Native decent. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai, and Houseman, who was discovered at an open casting call, is Cree. Casting of the wolf pack was overseen by award-winning casting director Rene Haynes who is well-known for her work on Native projects ranging from DANCES WITH WOLVES to BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.

      The action-packed, modern day vampire love story and blockbuster success of the first film in the series entitled TWILIGHT was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 grossing .9 million domestically during its first weekend. To date the film has grossed nearly 0 million worldwide. TWILIGHT was released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this past Saturday, March 21st and sold over 3 million DVD units in its first day of release making it one of the top five best first day DVD releases over the past two years.

      About Summit Entertainment LLC:
      Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.

      I hope I helped! It doesnt say anything about the Volturi but i bet there will be a update soon about that. You can always check out the updates on stepheniemeyer.com or summitentertainment.com. :)

  25. QUESTION:
    When will the Cirque du Freak movie come out?
    When will Cirque du Freak: The Vampires Assistant come out on DVD? I want to buy it so bad but I don't know when it's supposed to come out and where I can buy it?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't seen a release date yet for the DVD, but I would guess March at the earliest...my hubby thinks it might even be May, because this movie is still being released to major markets overseas.

  26. QUESTION:
    When does the movie Twilight come out on DVD?
    I am a huge fan of the book series and missed seeing the movie when it was in the theaters. I would love to go out and buy this movie when it comes out help me please!

    • ANSWER:
      A 2-disc special edition DVD of the film will be tentatively released in North America on March 21, 2009.

      Hardwicke revealed that the bonus features will include about 10 to 12 extended or deleted scenes, montages and music videos, behind-the-scenes interviews, a "making-of" segment, and commentary featuring Hardwicke, Stewart, and Pattinson.

      But it is available for pre order on Amazon.com. Also the pre order is the 2 disc special edition.

      http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Two-Disc-Special-Kristen-Stewart/dp/B001P5HRMI/ref=sr_tr_1?ie=UTF8&s=aps&qid=1231738577&sr=8-1

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there any stores in New Zealand I can buy the movie In Bruge on dvd?
    And, if not, is there a New Zealand website I can order it from?

    I watched it recently and I think it was the best recent movie I've seen in a long time.

    • ANSWER:
      I would very much doubt it. I work at a United Video and our chain won't be getting that movie until 12 March which likely means that is when it is being released in zone 4 for dvd. It has been out in zone 1 (USA) for months at least, but we're way behind here.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why can't i find new good movies on the premium movie channels like i could before?
    New movies just seem to never be on and its seem like a miss a whole lot.

    • ANSWER:
      It's that time of year. not alot is released in january-march for good movies. So there aren't very many blockbusters showing up right now on dvd and premium cable. Soon enough the good stuff will start flowing in again.

  29. QUESTION:
    When is the movie Twilight coming out on DVD?
    I'm reading the book Twilight and I'm really into it. I didn't get to see the movie in the theaters so I was just wondering the date it comes out.

    • ANSWER:
      March 21, 2009 is when it comes out on DVD>

      you can go to www.stepheniemeyer.com and you wil find a link that will take you to amazon.com where you can pre-order the two disc special edition dvd for like 23 dollars or something like that.but i heard that amazon ships the dvds a little late,

      so if you're like me and want to wait for stores then i suggest you try Wal-Mart. Cause i heard they are always stocked with a LOT of new release dvds. so thast where im going to buy mine. HOpefully they won't be sold out..

      I hope you like the movie, i did. it wasn't great, but i'd dfeinetly see ita gain.
      If yu've read the book you'll probaly be a little disaspointed htough

  30. QUESTION:
    When does the Twilight movie come out to itunes?
    i have a itunes card and i want to buy a movie but im not sure which one to buy.
    but then i dont want to waste it then Twilight comes out. so yeah.

    • ANSWER:
      same time roughly as it comes out on dvd... although i'm not entirely sure. apparently the dvd release will be march - april time, so may be up around then...

  31. QUESTION:
    I just heard that memoirs of a teenage amnesiac was going to be turned into a movie. Is this true?
    I am very confused. First of all, they say its going to be made in Japan and the whole movie will be in japanese. Then I learn that Emma Roberts is going to be in the movie, and last time I checked, she didn't know how to speak japanese. This is one of the most bizarre things and Memoirs is one of my favorite books. Does anyone know the real truth?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a movie that is going to be released at the end of March in Japan. The dialogue in the movie is 40% English/60% Japanese. I haven't seen anything on when, or if, it will be released over here, but my guess is it will have subtitles and go to dvd at least for us.
      Here's the official trailer with some info:

      http://www.nipponcinema.com/trailers/memoirs-of-a-teenage-amnesiac-trailer/

  32. QUESTION:
    How long until this movie is on DVD?
    I just saw the movie Hugo in theaters. I enjoyed it a lot and was wondering how long until it's on DVD.

    • ANSWER:
      DVD RELEASE DATE
      March, 2012

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the release date for the movie The Squid and the Whale?
    I looked on imdb.com and it lists the release date for Turkey and other countries beside the United States. If you know what day would be considered the release date in the U.S., the answer would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      On January 23rd, 2005, it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters on October 5th, 2005, and on DVD on March 21, 2006.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are they going to make the Clique novels into a movie series?
    and if so do they already have the actresses to play the parts?? and if they don't where and when are the auditions?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a Warner Premiere production, and it began filming in February 2008 in Rhode Island and filming ended on March 2008. It is set to be released on DVD in the fall of 2008 and is a straight-to-DVD movie.

      * Massie Block (Elizabeth McLaughlin) - The leader of the Clique (also known as the Pretty Committee), and the unofficial leader of the social part of Octavian Country Day School, an exclusive Westchester private school, where she is a revered figure.
      * Alicia Rivera (Samantha Boscarino) - She looks more mature than the other girls, and is the daughter of former supermodel Nadia Rivera. She is very beautiful and sneaky.
      * Dylan Marvil (Sophie Anna Everhard) - A redheaded girl with curly hair and jade-green eyes. She is constantly on diets and is the daughter of the famous Meri-Lee Marvil, host of the popular talk show The Daily Grind.
      * Kristen Gregory (Bridgit Mendler) - An athletic blonde who attends OCD on a scholarship. Both of her parents are extremely strict.
      * Claire Lyons (Ellen Marlow) - A tiny blue-eyed blonde who relocates from Orlando to Westchester.
      * Layne Abeley (Vanessa Marano) - Claire's food-obsessed best friend. She has mousy brown hair and narrow green eyes, and is Claire's first friend at OCD.
      * Todd Lyons (Dylan Minnette) - Claire's annoying little brother.
      * Vincent (Stephen Guarino) - OCD art teacher.
      * Kendra Block (Julie Lauren) - Massie's overprotective mother.
      * Chris Abeley (Keli Price) - Layne's attractive older brohter
      * Jenna Drezner (Shelby Stanton) - 7th grade wannabee, wears tiny tops.
      * Mr. Abeley (Chris Conte) - Father of Layne and Chris.
      * Merri-Lee Marvil (Lisa Masters) - Mother of Dylan Marvil. She is the host of the very popular show The Daily Grind.
      1 month ago
      Source(s):

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clique_...

  35. QUESTION:
    What website can i find naruto shippuden movie 2 bonds subbed in english?
    I cant find a website if you know a website tell me D:

    • ANSWER:
      It's not out yet because it was only released in Japan in August, 2008. For subs the DVD have to be released first, and there is currently no official DVD release date.

      It's estimated that it will be avialable online March~April 2009. :3

  36. QUESTION:
    when is the movie Twilight gonna be released on DVD?
    im pretty sure its released next month (april, in Australia), but does anyone know the exact date?

    • ANSWER:
      USA: March 21

      Australia: April 22 (10 days after my birthday)

      ---

  37. QUESTION:
    When is the Twilight Screener comeing out?
    The DVD is due in March! I have screeners that came out 2 days after the movie was released in theaters. All I get from mininova and pirate bay is Cam versions. I am looking for a screener or R5. Even those "Watch online for free" sites are just the stupid cams. Does anyone have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Screeners are distributed around for only two reasons:
      -Awards consideration
      -Marketing push with distributors (store chains and such)

      BUT
      -Don't think anyone would give it much chance at the Oscars
      -Marketing pretty much did itself with word of tween-mouth (and tens-of-thousands of repetitive Yahoo questions).

      SO not much reason for Summit to issu screeners and risk loosing on more profits because or piracy.

      HENCE very little chance to see a screener appear before the DVD release. Maybe a week or 2 before, if that.

  38. QUESTION:
    When does twilight the movie come out on DVD?
    I wan to know when the twilight movie comes out on DVD because i am a true twilight fan, and i want to know!!

    • ANSWER:
      The Twilight DVD will be released on Saturday, March 21st. Although I'm sure most of you have already pre-ordered your 'Special Edition' DVD's by now,

      SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC ONE

      Five extended scenes with director introductions
      Audio commentary (Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart)
      Three music videos (Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park)
      SPECIAL FEATURES — DISC TWO
      Five deleted scenes with director introductions
      Seven-part documentary: "The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen"
      Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette
      And more!

  39. QUESTION:
    What is Stargate: Continuum and when do I it before or after?
    Is Stargate: Continuum a movie or a show that has been put on DVD like the Children of the Gods? Also if it's a movie dose it happen before or after the Ark of Truth?

    • ANSWER:
      SG:Continuum is a movie like the other 2 SG movies they put out. Continuum (July 2008) was released after the Ark of Truth (March 2008). I feel that Stargate: SG1 was a really great show to end so openly, and so I feel the creators wanted to tie a few loose ends with the show's story. The Arc of Truth finally put an end to the Ori storyline and I feel Contiuum was just a final great story that the creators wanted to put out, but totally unrelated to the other movies.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are there any plans to ever make a movie of The Subtle Knife?
    The Subtle Knife, as in the sequel to The Golden Compass. I forget the author, but it's the His Dark Materials trilogy.

    • ANSWER:
      According to imdb.com the film is probably being made, though there is nothing certain. that site suggests 2009, but I have a feeling that is a little optimistic. There's lots of chatter going on in the forums there, but the post that seems to make the most sense said:

      "We have two sides for and against the sequels:

      Pro:

      - March 08: Deborah Forte wants to continue the series.
      April Bill hunt (editor of the digitlabits.com) says sequels will be made. Warner will make them eventually.
      - July 08: Pullman hasn't heard any facts but heard people talking about it
      - July 08 1 week later: Talked to the producers. Script is prepared plans are made to get things going
      - december 08 imdb puts subtle knife on "pre-production" without any clear reason.
      - Hosseini who was hired as writer in January 07 still is cedited as that in an article of the hollywoodreporter in December 08

      Cons:

      - October 08 Dakota and Eva Green both didn't heard anything and doubt sequels.
      - US DVD Sales are good in comparison to the US Boxoffice but not as good as maybe hoped. - Just a little more than 2 million until now. In the DVD Charts of 2008 just place 31.
      - October 08: Without any source imdb claims that sequels were put on hold
      - October 08: As reaction of that Pullman now doubts soon sequels in interviews
      in general: the long time since the release of the compass."

  41. QUESTION:
    What day are video games released?
    In general, dvd movies are released on Tuesday, movies in the theaters on Friday... do video games have a special release day? I'm asking cause I have a video game that's coming out in March that I want to buy and one website said it's coming out on the 6th and another says the 8th... one is a Tuesday and one is a Thursday... trying to figure out what day it really comes out.

    • ANSWER:
      In general games are not as organized as good as movies for their release I have seen games come out on Monday to Sunday

      However, Most of the time I notest it is a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday they are released

      Looking at the date given by some places it is a date a head when stores put the stock out so if it says 6th it should be out on the 7th.

  42. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a movie to come out to DVD?
    The hunger games is coming march 23 how long would it take for it to come out to DVD its probably going to succeed so how long would it take to come to dvd

    • ANSWER:
      Aproximately 3 to 4 months after the movie has been released

  43. QUESTION:
    When is Alice In Wonderland coming out on DVD?
    It's the Alice In Wonderland that came out March 5th 2010 and I went to go see it March 6th and again like March 28th. Yes I likes the movie that much, but I rly want it on DVD instead of goin to the movies to see it. Y'all know when its coming out on DVD? Or mebbe a guess on it? .-.

    • ANSWER:
      most movies are released on dvd within 2 months of hitting the cinema but with blockbusters like avatar alice n wonderland etc it will prob be longer. soz i have no definitive date

  44. QUESTION:
    How am I able to get a New Moon dvd from Borders for the release party?
    Do I just wait in line and pay for one at the check out?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup. Pretty much. You don't have to preorder to go to the midnight release party and get a copy. If you did preorder you had the option to have it shipped to the store so you could pick it up at the party. If you didn't it has a guaranteed street date delivery for anyone who ordered before March 14th. They are going to have more than enough copies. Twilight is big and they all know it. The only plus about preordering is that sometimes they get to skip to the front of the line before people who didn't preorder the movie. They are going to have tons of copies to sell at their stores so don't worry about them running out. Pre order just means you are guaranteed to have a copy waiting for you. If you want to buy it at the store but not preorder you can just wait in line. It's no big deal. Hope I helped =]

  45. QUESTION:
    When will New Moon release to video?
    I am out of the country, so I can't see the movie in English until I get back to the States in January when it will probably be out of theaters. When will the movie be released on DVD?
    Just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      march (5 months after theaters usually) that's when Twilight was available.

  46. QUESTION:
    When does Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 come out in theaters and when does Harry Potter and the?
    I love the Harry Potter series. I can’t wait to see the last movie. When does it come out, in theaters? Also when does part one come out one DVD? Also if you can, when does the part two trailer come out on YouTube and such? Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Deathly Hallows part 2 will hit theatres in 15 July 2011 and Deathly Hallows part 1 dvd is set to release in US on April 15, 2011

      trailer will be out in March

  47. QUESTION:
    Who knows where I can buy a new Snow White Disney movie, on DVD?
    My little girl would like to have the movie Snow White on DVD. I already checked in to the disney movie club, and Best buy? Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      It is currently in the vault (as in you can't purchase it new anywhere). But it is being released in a new 2 disc platinum edition this October! But if you can't wait that long, check out ebay (but be very wary of fakes)

      checked exact date, it's October 6th
      http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/04/03/snow-whites-blu-ray-debut-is-october-6/ (on blu ray and dvd)

      in case you're interested other future releases are
      Fantasia Platinum in March of Next Year
      and Beauty and the Beast Platinum in October of next year

  48. QUESTION:
    Plans for a Special Edition of Australia?
    I know that Australia is being released on DVD on March 3, and I was wondering if there are any sort of special features on this disc. Any rumors of such stuff?

    Also, are there any plans to release a Special or 2-Disc Edition of the movie or anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      deleted scenes.

  49. QUESTION:
    When is Breaking Dawn part 2 coming out on DVD?
    I would like to see it again, but don't want to go to the movies.

    • ANSWER:
      DVD estimated be released March 2.

      http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/movies/5203/The-Twilight-Saga-Breaking-Dawn-Part-2-2012.html

  50. QUESTION:
    what was the name of the first episode of totally spies? and where can I find the movie?
    I was thinking it was a spy is born but i've seen previews of how they first became spies. or was that just the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      "A Thing For Musicians (Pilot)" - November 3, 2001

      The girls go undercover on a concert tour with Ricky Mathis to solve the mystery of why his music is causing teens to become crazy, destructive delinquents. It's not long before they discover that Sebastian Saga, a former guitarist who had lost his left arm, wants to conquer the world with his music (which Clover has also become a slave to). It is up to Sam and Alex to save the world from the crazed teenagers and Sebastian. In the b-story, Clover gets a crush on Damon. Villain: Sebastian Saga.

      "The New Jerry" - November 4, 2001

      The girls are tired of all of Jerry's interference in their lives. They are quite happy when a young man named Mac Smit takes over WOOHP, claiming that Jerry has "retired". Mac gives the girls vacations and flashy presents, but they all turn out to be deathtraps, all set up by a mysterious man known as Tim Scam! In the b-story, The girls are planning their ski trip. Villain: Tim Scam

      DVD release

      A DVD of the movie in its original language; French, was released in France on the 3rd of February through Fox Pathe Europa. It topped charts in the French Amazon in the week of its release, and it can currently be purchased there for €14,99.in The Netherlands the movie came on dvd the 10th of March . Vendetta Films, a new New Zealander film distributing company, has recently confirmed the release date of the Totally Spies: The Movie! DVD. It will be released on 1 April, nothing else has being announced. Vendetta can ship overseas. It was also announced that it will cost .99 ZND. Marathon currently has no plans to release it in any North American country other than Mexico. On 30 March 2010, news was obtained that Cartoon Network have the rights to release the Totally Spies! The Movie in America including the spin-off, The Amazing Spiez

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totally_Spies!_The_Movie


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Amc Movies Indianapolis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Would you like to go to a movie on me?
    Well, you can. Please go to www.filmmetro.com and sign up for an account. Then find you state and reserve your tickets to a movie. Also, go to www.gofobo.com and sign up for an account there too. Enter your zip code and RSVP for the screening. I won tickets to "Mall Cop" on Wednesday, "Defiance" on Thursday, and "Inkheart" on Saturday.

    Here's a second site if you wanna see the movie "Defiance"

    DEFIANCE
    MULTIPLE CITIES

    Theater: Regal Crossgates
    One Crossgates Mall Rd., Albany, NY 12203
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Rio Theater
    4901 Pan American Freeway NE., Albuquerque, NM 87109
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: AMC Phipps Plaza
    3500 Peachtree Rd., Altanta, GA 30326
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Regal Arbour / Great Hills Theater
    9828 Great Hills Trail., Austin, TX 78759
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC White Marsh
    8141 Honeygo Blvd White Marsh, MD 21162
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: AMC Boston Common
    175 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Amherst Theatre
    3500 Main Street., Buffalo, NY 14226
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Regal Phillips
    6911 Phillips Place Ct., Charlotte, NC
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC River East 21
    322 E. Illinois Street., Chicago, IL. 60611
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Newport on the Levee 20
    1 Levee Way, Suite 4100., Newport, KY 41071
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Cedar Lee 6 Theater
    2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland, OH 44118
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Lennox
    777 Kinnear Road., Columbus OH 43212
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Angelika Theater
    5321 E Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230., Dallas, TX 75206
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Showcase Cinemas The Greene 14
    4489 Glengarry Drive., Beavercreek, OH 45440
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Greenwood Village
    5415 Landmark Place., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Uptown Palladium
    250 N. OLD WOODWARD., BIRMINGHAM, MI 48009
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Emagine Novi
    44425 W. 12 MILE ROAD., NOVI, MI 48377
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Bow Tie Palace
    330 New Park Ave., W. Hartford, CT 06106
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Dole Cannery
    735B Iwilei Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Regal Marquee Theater
    7620 Katy Frwy., Houston, TX 77024
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Castleton
    6020 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Regal Beach Blvd
    14051 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32250
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Town Center
    11701 Nall Ave., Leawood, KS 66211
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Regal Pinnacle
    11240 Parkside Dr., Knoxville, TN 37934
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: National Amusements Famingdale
    1001 Broad Hollow Road., Farmingdale, NY 11735
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Brendan Palms
    4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Showcase Cinemas Stonybrook
    2745 S. Hurstbourne Parkway., Louisville, KY 40220
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Paradiso Theater
    584 South Mendenhall ., Memphis, TN 38117
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Mayfair Mall 18
    2500 N. Mayfair Road., Wauwatosa, WI. 53226
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Edina Theater
    3911 West 50th St., Edina, MN 55424
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Regal Green Hills
    3815 Green Hills Village Dr., Nashville, TN 37215
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC Elmwood
    1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, LA 70123
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Harkins Bricktown
    150 East Reno Avenue., Oklahoma City, OK 73185
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: AMC The Block
    20 City Blvd W, Orange, CA
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Shea Luxury
    7354 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Screening Date: 01-13-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: FL/C Southside Theater
    425 Cinema Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Screening Date: 01-14-2009
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Theater: Regal Lloyd Center
    1510 NE Multnomah., Portland, OR 97232
    Screening Date: 01-15-2009
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Theater: Showcase Providence Place
    Providence Place Mall
    1-13-09
    7PM

    Theater: Showcase Providence Place
    Providence Place Mall., Providence, RI 02903
    Screening Date: 01-13-200

    • ANSWER:
      no thanks, you're a stranger


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Japanese Films Online

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long do I have to wait for a Japanese Anime film to be subtitled and streamed online?
    I love the series 'Library Wars' and the new film sequal was out on the 6th June 2012, Its now August and its still not on any streaming websites, how long before it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Have to wait to a few months for the DVD/BluRay to be released, mm... about 3-9 months. This is due to the fact that sub groups don't usually sub camrips.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good site to download a movie from online?
    I never usually do this and wouldn't make a habit out of it, but there's a certain Japanese film I want to see and can't find it on DVD

    • ANSWER:
      Legally, Amazon or ITunes. Less than legally and likely where you'd find something obscure would be on a torrent. download a bit torrent program. But be aware some internet companies track torrent movies. After you download unplug your internet because windows media player will report you.

  3. QUESTION:
    where can I watch Japanese exploitation films online?
    sorry I asked this a few days ago and it expired before I checked it since I went on vacation. More specifically though those films from the 70's and 80's, I know a little Japanese so translation isn't a big problem (especially since we're not looking at very dialogue driven movies). Cheers.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to http://www.movie-download-free.com

  4. QUESTION:
    What are good supernatural/ghost/folklore/ films?
    I really like Japanese films like 'Ugetsu', 'The Woman in The Dunes' and 'Kwaidan' kind of supernatural or offbeat magical-realism films, not technically horror but odd enough. Are there any good examples of other films like these out there? I'm a big fan of 'Pan's Labyrinth' too

    • ANSWER:
      You should watch the tv show 'supernatural' all there episodes are based on real folklore from different cultures, it's a great show. It's on friday evenings on cw or you can watch it online on tvduck.com.

  5. QUESTION:
    What do you guys think of the Dragonball evolution film?
    I watched it online and wasn't very pleased with it.

    What are your thoughts on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Based on the previews, it looks very disappointing.When I heard about the movie, I wasn't expecting to see a live action version of Dragonball Z or anything (b/c any fan of the show knows that the series did not become action oriented until DBZ and pulling off some of the stunts from the DBZ series would have been near impossible, although I would like to put that challenge to someone like Michael Bay) and I knew they would change some things (directors always do that when adapting television shows and books to the screen, often to the chagrin of fans of these books and shows) but again just based on the previews, they just are just butchering the series with this movie. I'm not referring to all of the little inconsistencies that other fan boys and fan girls keep bringing up (like Goku not being Japanese, which I don't get at all or the fact that Piccolo is yellow, Bulma not having blue hair and Piccolo not being from earth, which he wasn't because if I remember correctly, he was something that Kami who was not from earth but from the planet namek, though I don't think he or Piccolo knew this for a long while, spit out so that he could become supreme kai of earth) but the big ones like completely changing the personalities of every single major character in the series to such an extent that they are barely recognizable. Goku grew up in the wilderness away from civilization, so he was (excuse the cliche) pure as the driven snow, Chi Chi was was brash and loud and not some it girl in high school, Master Roshi was a huge lecher and so was Krillin as a kid. Why would they change that when it would have made the movie funnier? And they excluded major characters like Krillin (who played a major role in Goku's childhood and maybe his entire freaking life) and replaced them with nobodies.The depth of a main character depends as much on supporting characters like Krillin as it does on the main characters like Master Roshi. As a side not, why would they not include the part about Goku accidentally killing his grandfather when it would have added much needed depth to his character? Also, Krillin's death at the hands of Tambourine (another less crucial but cool character that could have been added) was what made Goku really want to take down Piccolo). As a final note, how did or do they intend to remake the sagas and/or movies in the series when Goku is so old already?

      I could go on and on about the stuff I think they should and shouldn't have done (based on the previews) to fill up a small novel but you get the point. They tried to make a movie with their own twist on it and based on the preview it looks like they twisted too far.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is Arabic the hardest language to learn,if not,what is?
    I think that despite all the Hanzi/Kanji memorization in Chinese and Japanese,Arabic is harder in pronunciation and alphabet.I've seen on "toughest language lists" that Finnish is one of the most difficult.I haven't really looked into learning Finnish,Bengali,Hindi or Hebrew.I am interested in many languages and still haven't come close to choosing which one to" go after".What are your thoughts on this? I know that these "toughest" languages to learn questions are really popular in this section.
    Just in case you were interested,I have narrowed my languages I want to learn down to six.I know it's alot,but there are countless languages out there.The six I am interested in are Japanese,Mandarin,Spanish,French,Russian and Arabic.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. I can see you have a great talent in learning language, then why not try to learn Chinese, since it is one of the hardest languages in the world? I recommend you to learn Chinese for several reasons:

      At first, China has a rich history and many tourist attractions, so learn Chinese is full of fun.

      What’s more, China is very popular all over the world. If you learn Chinese, you may have more opportunities to use it, even in your country.

      Besides, China is playing a more and more important role in global economy, so it is necessary to know views and information of China.

      If you are thinking about learning Chinese, I am happy to offer you some ways of learning Chinese:
      Since you are a beginner, I suggest you take Chinese lessons. Both local classes and online lessons are Ok. It depends on your free time. Here are the ways of learning Chinese.

      Firstly, keeping reading a short Chinese text and writing a new character every day.

      Secondly, add native Chinese speakers who want to learn English on your Skype and do language exchange with them. This is an effective way to practice your oral Chinese. Also, you can learn very authentic expression of words and slang.

      Thirdly, always visiting Chinese learning websites to know idioms, culture, custom and classic usage of Chinese. Do some exercises to strengthen what you’ve learned.

      Fourth, watching TV series, shows and films will practice your listening. You can also learn some fashionable words and good expressions.

      Besides, I would like to recommend you several videos of learning Chinese:
      http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDQ3MzEwODM2.html This video mainly deals with beginners.

      http://resources.echineselearning.com/general/?ecl=ptEEEyahooV122101 This website contains animated stories of Chinese words, expressions and culture. You can down e-books and materials of learning Chinese from this website, too.

      I hope it will help. You can also write to me at jennifer.zhu@echineselearning.com so that I send the materials of learning Chinese to you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I purchase movies in Japanese with English subtitles as an option?
    I want to buy Hayao Miyazaki's amazing films on DVD in the Japanese form, but since I cannot speak the language I would need English subtitles as an option with the DVDs.
    Is there a store online or somewhere I can buy them in Japanese?

    • ANSWER:
      I get most of my anime movies from here:

      http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/

      Spirited Away:

      http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/cJEpJkbmXyLJvt03AP/browse/item/59159/4/0/0

      Princess Mononoke:

      http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/cJEpJkbmXyLJvt03AP/browse/item/40904/4/0/0

      Most of the dvds from here include Japanese audio and English subtitles. You'll be able to find alot of other Miyazaki films on there as well ^^

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a good film camera?
    Like the Japanese ones they sell at Urban Outfitters. I want one but don't want to buy from online and I don't want a crazy fancy expensive ones from UO, just one that can take old fashioned pictures.

    • ANSWER:
      Thrift stores and pawn shops you could also check your local antique store(s)

  9. QUESTION:
    Watch the Notebook online in english for free?
    I just can't seem to find it anywhere, but it has to be out there.
    I found a great version, but it had chinese or japanese subtitles :/
    any help?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the movie..

      Here are a few links where you have a direct view to the movie..

      http://openguys.org/films/tag/watch-the-notebook-film/

      http://www.movies-on-demand.tv/movie/1202-The_Notebook_2004.html

      ENJOY..

  10. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a online site where I can read free stories from Japan?
    This is for a Assignment...a oral presentation == and Im thinking about comparing the genre horror with different cultures and countries. comparing the films is quite easy but I want to have a read of a horror story (preferably a short story) that was written by a Japanese person. So I can compare the stories and how theyre different. Are there any online sites u can suggest? Ive had a look but Im having trouble finding a site.

    • ANSWER:
      Since 1923, authors have the rights to decide if they want to give the books away or not. Most authors don't want to give their books away for free. So if the book is posted on the author's or publisher's website, then it is legal. File sharing sites do not have legal copies of books.

      Borders has a good selection of manga. Tokoyo Pop is a great publisher but they want to make money for their books.

  11. QUESTION:
    When will i APPROXIMATELY be able to watch the sixth film from Naruto?
    Six film from Naruto 3 film in Naruto shippuuden ( Inheritors of the will of fire ) ?
    ONLINE without downloading and with japanese dubbing and English subbing plzzzz

    • ANSWER:
      watch it here.

      http://www.download-naruto.com/watch-naruto-shippuden-movie-3-inheritors-of-the-will-of-fire.html

      -

  12. QUESTION:
    Where can I read Japanese film reviews of "Letters from Iwo Jima?"?
    I just saw the film and enjoyed it, but had a few questions and reservations (e.g., only the most American-influenced Japanese soldiers seemed capable of mercy or compassion).

    I'd like to know how Japanese film critics have received the film. I know it's playing in Shibuya, for example, and was a box office hit in its first weekend, but can't find any reviews online.

    I am especially interested in finding professionally published film reviews on the film, available online, from Japanese media, i.e. newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasts.

    I'm posting this question here instead of under "film" in hopes of reaching more people who are in Japan, or who have more access than I do to Japanese media sources.

    • ANSWER:
      Like Alex says there are few actual film critics in Japan. Basically, a film critic's job in Japan is to get people to watch movies. Therefore being critical is not part of the job description. Typical Japanese "film critics" always find something nice to say about even the lamest flicks-"action fans will enjoy this one", or fans of so and so won't want to miss it.

      A film that is actually really good often just gets described with superlatives, not with any real description of why it's so good. Or else the reviewer just says he found the movie heartwarming or inspiring or something subjective like that. Thus all movies are above average in Japan according to the critics.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can u help me with my manual camera?
    I have a Minolta Maxxum 50 that came with no info guide and I don't understand all the buttons. The only guide I have is written in Japanese! It cam with my lenses. I have a 28-80 MM and a 100-300 MM Tokina Lensset. I have a Davis & Stanford Traveler Tripod. I have a Opteka five piece digital care kit. For the lenses I have two 3 piece filter kits. Each with a UV, PL, and a FLD filter. I have film and batteries for my camera. But I am still a beginner when it comes to camera functions and taking photographs. I would like to go professional one day. So if anyone can tell what else I need (besides a Digital camera). Or how to work my camera, they will be of a major assistance. Thanks!
    Thanks anyway guys, b/c I found all the information on my camera. Still if anyone can tell me on if I need anything else to help go professional, that will help. I will be nice and still pick a best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      you can get excellent photographs with a 35mm camera - for a beginner the quality is likely to far exceed what they could get with digital equipment.

      i don't know the minolta range (i have never heard of the maxxum 50) but you are likely to find several resources online (including the one i append).

      tokina lenses are easily good enough for magazine-quality pictures. the rule of thumb you need to remember is that you will get an 'ordinary' view of your subject at around 50mm focal length with widescreen type effects below this (28mm is near the limit of ordinary wide-angle usability) and telescopic effects above.

      if you are using telescopic lengths (75mm and above) you will nearly always need to have your camera on a tripod to avoid shake.

      your camera probably has an 'auto' setting on one of its dials. in 'auto' mode the camera does most of the thinking for you.

      you will get better pictures once you have mastered setting aperture and shutter speed yourself. any good 35mm camera book will explain the concepts involved (borrow one from a library, or if you are serious about one day being professional find one to buy (?secondhand?) and read it until it falls to bits). setting aperture and shutter speed manually is not difficult, but you need lots of practice before you get it quite right.

      you need to think a little about what speed film to use with your camera. 'ordinary' speeds go from about 64 to about 400 (mostly speeds go up in increments of x2) with higher speeds being easier to use, lower speeds giving higher quality. personally i shoot everything on 100.

      most of the skills you get from working with 35mm you will also be able to use if you transfer to digital photography.

      but you may find that you are so in love with the quality of conventional film you don't ever want to move.

  14. QUESTION:
    Japanese literature of the bombings of Hiroshima Nagasaki?
    I have to do an oral presentation about the Japanese literature of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The literature has to be from the Japanese's memory, not the American.

    I've been searching online for days for some things to use, and all I've found is one poem. Does anyone know where I could find some good sources?

    These could be short stories, poems, books, survivor stories, etc as long as it's from the Japanese memory.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a list of works by survivors of the atomic bombings. The keyword you may need to use is Hibakusha. Hibakusha (被爆者) is the term widely used in Japan referring to victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

      People:
      Hiroshima Maidens
      Sadako Sasaki - a girl famous for her story of Thousand origami cranes
      Tsutomu Yamaguchi - a double A-bomb survivor - both in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
      Keiji Nakazawa - an author of Barefoot Gen
      Takashi Nagai - a doctor and author of The Bells of Nagasaki

      List of works:
      Black Rain (1965 novel)
      Barefoot Gen (1973 manga series)
      Barefoot Gen (1976 film)
      Barefoot Gen: Explosion of Tears (1977 film)
      Barefoot Gen: Battle of Hiroshima (1980 film)
      Barefoot Gen (1983 anime)
      Barefoot Gen 2 (1986 anime)
      Barefoot Gen (2007 TV drama)
      No More Hiroshima (1984 documentary film)
      Hiroshima Witness (1986 documentary film)
      Black Rain (1989 film)
      Hiroshima (1995 film)
      Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (2003 manga, 2007 novel and film)
      Hiroshima (2005 documentary/docudrama film)
      White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007 documentary film)
      Boushi (2008 TV drama)

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some good Tagalog movies with subtitles?
    where on some good places online to purchase some tagalog movies with english subtitles?? I tried to check on eBay but I couldn't find any that were in the US or Canada because buying from Manila takes a while to get here. Please let me know... and also what are some good movies to get??

    i just purchases Lovestruck and Close to You and Anak. Are these even any good??

    • ANSWER:
      like what he said Feng Shui is a good one...i'm not fond of Filipino horror movies but this one is different, it actually made me scream, (i'm a japanese horror film freak!)
      Anak(Son/child), that's another one...i cried on that film!

      You could also try Ang Cute ng ina mo(Your mom is cute), really funny, i mean all Ai-ai's films are funny!

  16. QUESTION:
    What's the name of the asian film where a woman goes back in time to stop an alien invasion?
    She uses a watch to jump time and there's one memorable scene where she meets a man and puts a piece of tape on his neck and bluffs that if he doesn't co-operate with her, she'll blow him up with it (or something like that). He agrees to help her look for the alien and in the end they find it and give it back to the mothership to prevent the alien invasion from happening.

    • ANSWER:
      It's Japanese and called The Returner with the handsome Takeshi Kaneshiro. If you want you can watch it online on Veoh. I didn't like how it ended, so ok she saved his life but romantic me wanted them to be together.

      http://www.dramaclick.com/index.php?search_id=returner&sort=posted+desc&category=

  17. QUESTION:
    Where can I watch Miyazaki's Ponyo in Japanese with English subtitles in the Los Angeles/Orange County area?
    I LOVE Miyazaki and would like to watch the original version in Japanese, but not sure where they are playing it.

    • ANSWER:
      i know what you mean XD
      Miyazaki makes the best films and are better in jap. but i HIGHLY doubt that they'll actually play the japanese version in theatres in LA.it's best to watch it online. or wait 'til the DVD comes out.
      here's the link to watch it online:

      http://www.wisevid.com/view_video.php?viewkey=mtzzlclimaog3k689898#

      you can find other versions on:

      http://www.watch-movies-links.net/movies/ponyo_on_the_cliff/

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
    All the so-called scary movies today are not creepy at all and just have a startle here or there. I want to find a movie that will just freak me the f out for a couple of days. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I think age has a lot to do with your ability to be scared. I remember being scared the most (even creeped out weeks later) with Stephen King's It (1990) and The Exorcist (1973), which I watched when I was 10. Nevertheless, some other, newer movies that I found scary are The Ring (2002), Freddy vs Jason (2003), and Insidious (2010). Other "creepy" movies were Cabin Fever (2002), Paranormal Activity (2007), House of Wax (2005), Apollo 18 (2011).

      I haven't seen any Chinese/Japanese films but I hear they are scarier than the American remakes. Here are some from a list I found online (see website for pics and description; includes other foreign films): Ju-on (Japan, 2000), Rampo Noir (Japan, 2005), Ringu (Japan, 1998), Shutter (Thailand, 2004), Save the Green Planet! (South Korea, 2003), The Eye (Hong Kong, 2002), Dumplings (Hong Kon, 2004) Odishon/Audition (Japan 1999), A tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003), Old Boy (South Korea, 2003).

      I recommend trying some google seaches for other scary movie lists. (Tip: if you type "scariest movies of all time" old classics might come up, so if you want to avoid that make sure to add "of the 2000s" )

      I don't know about you but I find real-life paranormal stories to be pretty interesting and creepy at the same time. There's something about the possibility of it being real. If you are into that, I would recommend Paranormal Witness on the SyFy channel. It's documentary-style with clips of people telling their story and reenactments of events.

      Hope that helps! Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some popular animes for each genre I listed?
    I am currently doing a presentation on Japanese animation for my film class so I need a very popular anime for each genre I lest below:
    -A comedy anime
    -A drama anime
    -A fantasy anime
    -A hentai anime
    - and two classic animes
    ~ You don't need to give me the full list but you could give me one of those and I will really appreciate it ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      These are the first series that come to mind
      Comedy
      Golden boy,seitokai yakuindomo, baka and test
      Drama
      Clannad,Kanon,Toradora,Amagami SS
      Fantasy
      Sword Art Online, Accel World
      Ecchi?
      Kiss X Sis, Highschool DXD, Sora no Otoshimono
      Classics
      Spirited Away, My neighbor Totoro.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is reading onlire manga scans that are translated from Japanese legal?
    I'm applying for college essays and I wanted to cite IS as a meaningful book for me. I have only read the scanned versions (because I can only read English) and I was wondering if that violates copyright laws? I've been searching for the laws, but I haven't had any luck. Any help you could give would really be appretiated.
    The series is called "IS" (Aiesu) or "Intersexuality" by Chiyo Rokuhana.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless the site hosting the scans has explicit permission from the original creator to post the work online, the site is indeed violating international copyright law if their country is a party to the Berne Convention, the World Trade Organization's TRIPS Agreement and/or the WIPO Copyright Treaty.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_convention

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreement_on_Trade-Related_Aspects_of_Intellectual_Property_Rights

      http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/wct/trtdocs_wo033.html

      In particular, the site would be breaking Article 6 of the WIPO. The Right of Distribution states that "authors of literary and artistic works shall enjoy the exclusive right of authorizing the making available to the public of the original and copies of their works through sale or other transfer of ownership." If the site isn't authorized by the original creator to distribute online copies of the manga (a digital transfer of ownership), regardless of whether they are making a profit or indicating non-ownership/affiliation to the original works, they would still be breaking International Copyright Law.

      The Berne Convention was an international agreement involving copyright that took place in 1886. It was a means for countries to officially respect one another's copyrights. If you are living in the U.S., for example, you would have to respect Japanese copyright since the United States and Japan are both parties to the Berne Convention.

      The Japanese copyright law that would be broken falls under Economic rights for reproduction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_copyright_law As previously stated, unless the author has relinquished his/her rights to reproduction, the scans are being posted illegally.

      Depending on the country you live in, physically reading these illegally posted scans may or may not be legal. If you live in the U.S., it would in fact be illegal. In the case of manga scans, what you're technically reading would be called a bootleg. The following (transitive) definition would best describe it:

      http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bootleg

      Although it's legal to own a bootleg in the United States, it's not legal to 'play' it. The terminology is a bit fuzzy here, as bootlegging has traditionally focused on the music and film industry as opposed to literary works like manga, but the standard legal interpretation would still apply. According to Doug Sulpy, an expert on unreleased Beatle's recordings, "U.S. federal law states that it is illegal to buy, sell, manufacture, play, broadcast, transmit or trade bootleg or counterfeit recordings (the citation is in 17 CFR, Vol. 17 of "Codes Of Federal Regulations" [...]) Possession of bootleg or counterfeit recordings is considered by the courts to be intent to commit all or part of the above. Thus, although ownership per se is not mentioned, ownership for all but strictly regulated purposes is forbidden by law. " http://www.recmusicbeatles.com/public/files/faqs/rare.html

      This corresponds in the following way: once the content of the manga scan has been downloaded to your computer (you might be surprised to hear this ~ even if you're just viewing the scans through the website you are in fact downloading the files to your computer's temporary internet cache), you would technically be considered in possession, i.e. ownership, of a copy of the manga. At that point, reading the manga would be considered the 'playing' or 'performance' of bootlegged material, which by American bootlegging laws is considered illegal.

      According to Stephen Fosketts, Publisher and Editor at Gestalt IT and Director of Nirvanix Consulting, copyright infringement isn't necessarily a crime, but rather a civil wrong that carries civil liability. http://stephen.fosketts.net/music/bootlegal.html The gist is that the act of copyright infringement only becomes criminal when a party claims to have been wronged by the action. This means that law officials won't initiate action against copyright offenders unless either local laws specifically prohibit the act, or they are specifically instructed by the original copyright-holder to press charges.

      It is in fact true that copyright laws such as these are rarely enforced against individuals, largely because of the cost of litigation and the perceived lack of reparations on the part of the original copyright holder. This is slowly changing as technology improves and companies better mobilize to address copyright infringement head on.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where can i watch Kill Bill with english subs?
    I'd like to see the movie kill bill volume 1and2 for free, without have to download it.

    I found the movies in youtube, the problem is that they don't have subs; the movies have allot of japanese and i can understand it.

    So if you know where i can watch the movie for free with english subs please tell me... Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      have you tried

      http://www.watch-movies-online.tv

      i always use that, also if that doesnt work, just type "watch kill bill online free"

      or if you want to watch a random foreign film you add " eng subs" to the end of the search. ull usually find something

      vol1:

      http://www.watch-movies-online.tv/movies/kill_bill_vol_1/

      vol2:

      http://www.watch-movies-online.tv/movies/kill_bill_vol_2/

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some good LIVE ACTION anime based movies?
    PLEASE READ:
    -------------------------
    * Japanese is fine as long as there are good English subtitles. Preferably ones I can find DVDs for, but online sources are alright, too.

    * Live Action means real human being actors on film, but set in an anime stories universe.

    • ANSWER:
      Casshern
      Saikano
      Azumi and Azumi Death or Love (not based on anime, but the fights reminded me of those samurai animes)
      Cutie Honey
      Death Note
      Death Note 2 - the last name
      Death Note L changes the world
      Devilman
      Dororo
      Kamen rider the next
      Shinobi (arrgh I can't remember the anime that is based on this movie or vice versa)

      you can watch them subbed on here http://www.dramaclick.com just search in the Japanese category, if you can't see them there at least you'll read the summary. You might also want to check the Chinese movies category as well.

      Then these are kind of like those samurai fantasy kick ass animes if you like this genre.
      Death trance (Jap)
      Arahan (it's Korean and found on that link I think, it's more about this goofy cop who finds out he has this super powers)
      The storm riders (Chinese)

  23. QUESTION:
    Where can i watch the notebook for free online?
    NO japanese subtitles or
    "Congratulations you are the 999,999 visitor"PLEASE!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      www.ovguide.com

      use this site for ALL the movie you ever want to watch

      its like the mother of all movie sites

      EVERY movie hosting site you can think of is on there

      just search at the top and a list of sites you can watch the movie on comes up

      some take time to load the whole film
      some arnt good quality
      some are good quality
      it all depends what site you choose from the list they give you

      vicky
      xx

  24. QUESTION:
    How many Death Note episodes and specials are there all together?
    I have finally decided to watch death note and i am half way through the series but i was wondering how many actual episodes/specials/ovas and movies there are, also it would be great if you could tell me which ones were dubbed.

    • ANSWER:
      Wikipedia is probably the best way to go got questions like this in the future, but to answer your question there are 37 episodes all dubbed as well OVA and a good website to watch them for free is at www.animeultima.com

      There are 3 major films, the first is simply titled Death Note(2006) the second is Death Note: The Last Name(also came out in 2006) there was also a spinoff called L: Change the world that focuses on a very particular part of the story which I shall not spoil for you, you have to watch to find out! =), all three films are Japanese dubbed and English subbed and can be purchased in stores or online.

      Finally there are two rewrites that condense the story into particular arcs or sagas, these are Death Note Rewrite: Visions of a god which was supposed to be told from the character Ryuk's point of view but actually was told from the same point of view but with updated dialogue and a few new scenes. And the second is Death Note Rewrite: L's Successor, I shall resist revealing and plot details about that also as it would spoil the story. These are both in Japanese and have only been aired by the way.

      So there you have it, that encompasses all Death Note material that has ever been broadcast on tv

  25. QUESTION:
    What type of special effects make up do u use to make some one go from young to old?
    Im looking at making my friend go from young to old for a little project where working on im just wondering what type of make up i can use to do so and what steps i would need to take to use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      I work as a makeup effects artist in the UK and have a website with some free tutorials and articles for you to view/download here, plus a free online mini ecourse which you can have if you are interested in creating prosthetic makeup:

      http://www.learnprostheticmakeup.com/page9.htm

      Understand that aging someone well with makeup (ie, so that it looks realistic and not like they are wearing makeup) is hard to do - it is really easy to do a bad job! A great age makeup is one of the benchmark tests of makeup skill. I have put together a series of images together for you to see how an old age prosthetic that I did some while ago is put together. Get it by clicking here:

      http://www.learnmakeupeffects.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/age_prosthetics1.pdf

      It all depends on how much age you want to add, and the actual age of your subject. Making an eighteen year old look ninety is harder than making a fifty five year old look ninety, for example. Also, adding twenty years to a subject can be more easily achieved than adding forty, so maybe start with a 'lower age' age makeup to start with, and practice on different aged people.

      Subtle age effects can be created with theatrical makeup using highlight and shadow to create the illusion of shape and form. You can also use a technique called 'stretch and stipple', which can create direct applied wrinkle effects. Check out this tutorial on The Effects Lab, a great makeup effects resource:

      http://www.theeffectslab.com/stipple-aging.htm

      Whatever methods you use to create the effect, I strongly suggest you get reference images of real old people, don't look at age makeups to get your information as to what aging actually looks like. Reference is essential. There are obviously online sources, and some great books I use which I recommend are:

      THE ACCEPTABLE FACE
      By Nick Sinclair
      ISBN-13: 978-0948797194

      WISDOM: 50 UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL PORTRAITS
      By Andrew Zuckerman
      ISBN-13: 978-0810983724

      1000 ON 42ND STREET
      By Myra Kalman and Neil Selkirk
      ISBN: 978-1576870457

      A lot of prosthetic work takes place in a workshop environment rather than the set, which is a completely different world. It is messy, smelly and often long hours-not at all glamorous. But if you like sculpting, painting and making monsters then it should be your natural habitat!

      Many makeup artists will be expected to do some 'special effects' such as straightforward casualty makeup, illnesses and subtle aging. Specialist makeup effects departments step in when the skills needed are more extensive.

      Some courses can be expensive ways to learn unless you are totally set on doing it as part of a career move. The best teaching will come from those who make their living from it, and naturally there should be an emphasis on film quality work.

      If you can't find what you want near you, I suggest getting a good book, and spending the money on some kit and practice, which you clearly are already doing. This will also give you a good idea of what is involved, and give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the subject before investing a lot of time and money on a course of study. Good books include:

      SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS FOR STAGE & SCREEN:
      MAKING AND APPLYING PROSTHETICS
      By Todd Debreceni
      ISBN: 978-0240809960

      A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP: CONCEPTUAL ARTWORK BY JAPANESE MAKEUP ARTISTS
      By Graphic Sha
      ISBN-13: 978-4766118339

      THE TECHNIQUE OF THE PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR FILM, TELEVISION & STAGE
      By Vincent Kehoe
      ISBN: 0-240-51244-8

      STAGE MAKEUP (7TH EDITION)
      By Richard Corson
      ISBN: 0-13-840521-2

      FACE FORWARD
      By Kevyn Aucoin
      ISBN: 0-316-28705-9

      MAKING FACES
      By Kevyn Aucoin
      ISBN: 1-85375-263-0

      TECHNIQUES OF THREE DIMENSIONAL MAKEUP
      By Lee Baygan
      ISBN: 0-8230-5261-3

      CHARACTER MAKEUP
      by Make-up Designery
      ISBN: 978-0974950006

      Hope this helps
      Stuart

      http://www.learnprostheticmakeup.com/

      mail@learnprostheticmakeup.com

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can you buy cute cheap writing paper?
    Basically, I got a few new pen pals and I want some really cute writing paper and envelopes (A4) to write the letters on.
    I live in Bournemouth so if anyone knows any shops here that would be fantastic! But online is just as good.
    Ive tried Paperchase, Waterstones and Whsmiths with no luck:(
    Under 10£ would be great!
    Thank you so much ox

    • ANSWER:
      After researching your question, realized the true difficulty you had encountered when seeking writing paper. Here in the United States, there are so many options for patterned or colored A4 paper and envelopes, along with stationery packets containing the smaller sized matching envelopes and writing paper.

      Have you tried one of the bigger Asda stores which carry clothing and general merchandise? Their office supply section and card/paper section might have some packets of novelty paper. Problem with most stationery sized paper is the smaller than A4 size which your posted questions mentioned. An alternative to consider might be selecting a solid color A4 sized paper and a package of stickers for embellishment at top or bottom or each sheet.

      There are origami papers which come in various sizes and are often only patterned on one side. The Roze website lists some 7.8 inch squares in small quantity packages.

      Another thought...
      Have you considered using a computer and color printer to print a bright design on A4 paper and envelopes? There are free patterns available and software to support this effort, and might be worth investigating.

      http://www.roze.co.uk/index.asp

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=201028031

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Origami-Paper-Traditional-Japanese-Designs/dp/080484190X

      http://www.londongraphics.co.uk/products/Graphic-Supplies/Board-Card-Paper-Film/Fabriano-Medioevalis-Card-Envelopes/list/perpage/20/page/1

  27. QUESTION:
    Could someone point me to a Korean and/or Chinese online poster store?
    I'm trying to find a movie poster for the movie War Of The Arrows (Korean film) but I can't on any English sites (except for one that carries really small English versions).
    Same for another Chinese film.
    I don't want the English versions, and I'm pretty sure that there will be a better selection on native sites.. I just can't find any. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Try yesasia.com . They have lots of posters and memorabilia in addition to movies, music and books. You can search in English, Chinese, and Japanese. They do have a lot of Korean stuff as well.

      The shipping time varies though - it can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month or so.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can someone please provide me a personal account of a surviving POW?
    I am having trouble finding one.

    It would also be nice if you could provide a personal account of a captor (e.g. Japanese guard)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you're looking solely online, then it's no wonder you're having trouble. You need to go to a major public library and use the library's catalogue.

      Believe it or not, most important books and journals are not available online and will not be for years. You must still use libraries.

      Enter "POW memoirs" into Google. You can qualify the search with "World War II" or "Vietnam" or "Korea," if you wish, or use the names of people you know were POWs. Once you find books, you will either have to find them in libraries or go to yoru local library and ask a reference librarian how to order a book through interlibrary loan.

      See below for a list turned up by one quick Google search.

      I also suggest that you read James Bradley's book "Flyboys," for which I've given you a site. It's difficult to read, but it's also worth reading.

      You might also consider reading J.G. Ballard's novel, "Empire of the Sun," based on his experience as a child prisoner in a Japanese internment camp (no, not the camps into which Japanese were herded in the U.S, but the prison camps in which the Japanese held westerners in Asia.) The book was made into a problematic film, but it's interesting reading.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the best agencys for modelling in Auckland, New Zealand?
    Im starting modelling, and i was wondering what was the best modelling agencys for a 13 year old in Auckland, New Zealand?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to YELP or Craigslist and read reviews or post on their message boards there from your city, or search name of agency under Better Business Bureau.

      In Vogue UK, now hires 13-14 year old models. But there's a documentary "Girl Model" too young, too thin on Vogue models, shown at SXSW and the Toronto International Film festival, highlights the search and scouting of young girls in the modeling industry. Teen models have no clue what they're getting themselves into. They're naive. They get free food, free alcohol, they are forced into prostitution, too many abuses, sexual, physical, emotional you just can't believe.

      http://theminaretonline.com/2012/04/06/article21987

      Watch "Girl Model" https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/yqg8b
      If you're a model, and are shipped to Japan, would you be able to understand Japanese, to sign the contract? One model in Japan, gained 2", was sent home. "the modeling business is corrupt.'
      They also took a bunch of her photos, and she never got paid, nor did she ever saw them! She had to borrow money to support herself, pay rent, food, to survive!

      I went to a Charm & Poise school, when I was in HS in hopes to land a modeling job someday . . . and that's something I carried with me all my life. Some agencies don't give you jobs!

      The best way to deal with modeling agencies is by contacting your area that is local and have a good record through the Better Business Bureau, not online. I went to a poise & charm school, back in the 70's, and wasted my money because they didn't promise they'll give me a job, but I learned something from it. I learned how to be poise, presentable, and walk like a model, and that is not something you won't ever forget, to look like a model.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are good facts about manga or info on it please help?
    Please can you give me information on manga its for my art homework but i cant really find anything, Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Here's an interesting PDF Booklet online with facts about Manga.

      http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngvkids/resources/Tezuka_trail.pdf

      Here's some interesting information:

      *In Japanese manga means 'whimsical pictures'.
      *There is manga for children and specific manga for adults. Manga was made for children during the 1970s.
      *manga are like comics that tells stories through pictures and words.
      *TEZUKA Osamu is the most famous manga artist in Japan.
      *You read manga like Japanese, from right to left.
      *some manga has been made into film called anime.
      *all manga is drawn by hand.
      *manga often tells the story of the struggle between good and evil.
      *manga characters can be a mix of things (human, animal, robot etc.)
      *manga is presented part color, part black and white
      *manga was most commonly in use during the 18th century.
      *main qualities of manga was the emphasis on a story.
      *An example of American manga is Sailor Moon.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the differences manga and anime?
    PS I might have spelled some things wrong sorry.
    PPS. Manga and anime really look the same.

    • ANSWER:
      --> Manga consist of comics and print cartoons (sometimes also called komikku コミック), in the Japanese language and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 20th century. In their modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II, but they have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.

      In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The genre includes a broad range of subjects: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a 481 billion yen market in Japan in 2006 (approximately .4 billion dollars). Manga have also become increasingly popular worldwide. In 2006, the United States manga market was 5–200 million. Manga are typically printed in black-and-white, although some full-color manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In Japan, manga are usually serialized in telephone book-size manga magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. If the series is successful, collected chapters may be republished in paperback books called tankōbon. A manga artist (mangaka in Japanese) typically works with a few assistants in a small studio and is associated with a creative editor from a commercial publishing company. If a manga series is popular enough, it may be animated after or even during its run, although sometimes manga are drawn centering on previously existing live-action or animated films .

      "Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan. However, manga and manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world, particularly in Taiwan ("manhua"), South Korea ("manhwa"), and the People's Republic of China, notably Hong Kong ("manhua"). In France, "la nouvelle manga" has developed as a form of bande dessinée drawn in styles influenced by Japanese manga. In the U.S., people refer to manga-like comics as Amerimanga, world manga, or original English-language manga (OEL manga).

      So, Manga is a Japanese Comic . It's a book

      --> Anime, like manga (Japanese comics), has a large audience in Japan and high recognition throughout the world. Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.

      Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction. Anime, popular in Asian countries such as Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia has also become widespread in countries in the Western World such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.

      So, Anime is Japanese Animation . It's a cartoon in TV ^^

  32. QUESTION:
    I heard about a new Gurren Lagann movie, can someone help me?
    I know there was one movie, I read on wiki that the second was in Japanese theaters April 25, 2009.
    My main question is this: Is there anywhere online that you know of where i can go to watch it?
    I believe the title is Gekijōban Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Lagann Hen
    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link to summaries for both movies.

      First movie

      http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=5783

      Second movie

      http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=6325

      second one hasn't been subbed yet. I think sub groups wait until the dvd is out before they do that.

      Here's a link to watch the first film. Be warned though, neither of these films continues the story (that i'm aware of). The story was pretty com plete by the end of the series. It's a retelling of the events with some new footage.

      http://www.animeseason.com/gekijouban-tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-guren-hen/

  33. QUESTION:
    Koreans, from a neutral viewpoint, is it good or bad that China bans Japan's violent movies and porn?
    Some Chinese people (at least online) have insisted that China is a "harmonious society" and that, well, basically the "vulgar violence" of Japan cannot poison Chinese society. Other people say that these films might stimulate the Japanese to more violence or something...well, I'm just curious - what does Korea - the nation between China and Japan - think of this? Do you think this is right or wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      i think its right

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the Magna and Anime cartoons about?
    What are they, I hear there is a show for it. What are they about?

    • ANSWER:
      ~ MANGA~
      -Manga Consist of comics and print cartoons in the Japanese language and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. In their modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II, but they have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.

      In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The genre includes a broad range of subjects: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a 406 billion yen market in Japan in 2007 (approximately .6 billion). Manga have also become increasingly[vague] popular worldwide.In 2008, the U.S. and Canadian manga market was 5 million. Manga are typically printed in black-and-white, although some full-color manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In Japan, manga are usually serialized in telephone book-size[vague] manga magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. If the series is successful, collected chapters may be republished in paperback books called tankōbon. A manga artist (mangaka in Japanese) typically works with a few assistants in a small studio and is associated with a creative editor from a commercial publishing company. If a manga series is popular enough, it may be animated after or even during its run, although sometimes manga are drawn centering on previously existing live-action or animated films (e.g. Star Wars).

      "Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan. However, manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world, particularly in Taiwan ("manhua"), South Korea ("manhwa"), and the People's Republic of China, notably Hong Kong ("manhua"). In France, "la nouvelle manga" has developed as a form of bande dessinée (literally drawn strip) drawn in styles influenced by Japanese manga. In the United States, people refer to manga-like comics as Amerimanga, world manga, or original English-language manga.

      ~ANIME~
      -Anime is commonly defined as animation originating in Japan. (アニメ?, an abbreviated pronunciation in Japanese of "animation") The definition sometimes changes depending on the context. In English-speaking countries, anime is also referred to as "Japanese animation".

      While the earliest known Japanese animation dates to 1917, and many original Japanese cartoons were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s—notably with the work of Osamu Tezuka—and became known outside Japan in the 1980s.

      Anime, like manga, has a large audience in Japan and recognition throughout the world. Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.

      Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction. Anime gained early[when?] popularity in East and Southeast Asia and has garnered more-recent popularity in the Western World.[citation needed]

  35. QUESTION:
    Does the Donguri Garden Store have an online website?
    I LOVE studio Ghibli and I know that the Donguri Garden store in Japan sells just about everything from their films. However, I can't afford a trip to Japan, so I was hoping that they had a website. I think I may have found it, but I'm not entirely sure because it's in Japanese, and I don't speak Japanese!

    It'd be great if someone could help me out :D thanks!

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.benelic.com/english/service/#donguri_garden

      They not have an online shop.

      http://www.messe-world.co.jp/cart2/

      Here is Japanese Only.
      How about Amazon?

  36. QUESTION:
    Has there ever been any American/Non-Japanese Mangakas who actually made a popular series?
    Because I know there are a lot of "mangakas" online who are not Japanese but I meen has any non Japanese mangakas actually "made it" as a mangaka in Japan?

    • ANSWER:
      manga: A Japanese genre of cartoons, (comic books), and animated films, typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme... ^
      comic books...........animated films..........sooooo........the american version would be....spider-man.....super man......bat man.........etc.........
      there is a german animated series kampfer that is some what popular.

  37. QUESTION:
    What's the best supplement to studying Cantonese?
    I'll be studying Mandarin and Cantonese in ShenZhen this february, and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for supplementary study materials for cantonese. I already speak some mandarin and can write a thousand or so simplified characters so an introduction to the written language isn't necessary. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      it's hard to find books to study cantonese. i'd say get out there and start talking to people, listen to music and translate it, watch HK comedies and triad films haha

      I love listening to asian pop (japanese, korean, mando, and canto) at afradio.com and they also have a message board with downloads so you can translate songs like that. translating songs, dramas, and movies give you good colloquial phrases to use. it's usually pretty easy to find the lyrics online, then print it out and start translating. i like a lot of songs from taiwan, but i learned short form, so i'd go from long to short, maybe pinyin and then english.

      Come up with your own vocab lists ie, names of fruits or pieces of furniture, useful stuff and try to learn the words
      it will be helpful when you go to the market or those kinds of daily use situations.

      反正我说的就是我学国语的办法~
      我希望你能够好好的雪奥语!祝你好运!
      good dictionary: http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php
      I also found this, but it's not that great http://www.cantonese.ca/

      881- do you know the meaning of this ;)

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do some actors seem to pronounce the Japanese "-nai" as "ne"?
    I have noticed this in several films. One example would be the final line of Kurosawa's Rashomon where the woodcutter seems to be saying "Tan dewa ne." I am familiar with the dewa nai contraction but, after hours of online research, have made little headway into understanding the origin and use of "-ne" as a negative ending or alternate pronunciation of "nai." Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this.

    • ANSWER:
      -nai → -ne
      omoshiroi → omoshire
      kowai → kowe
      etc.

      Those are the rough shortened forms that were used only by male.
      When formal dialogue, nobody use those.

      Eric35>
      Nee in place of nai is used in some local dialects. It is also used by members of the working class such as peasants, fishermen, day laborers, etc. and by uneducated men in casual conversations.

      But according to my experience, it is used in very wide area including Tokyo. And also it is used even by middle class. Espesialy all boys like to use rough words among friends.

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how much a Japanese Battle Royale Card Game would be worth?
    This is it: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11255/battle-royale

    I want to sell it but I don't know what it's worth. You can't buy it anywhere online.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd buy it for 30-40 pounds because I don't have much money, However I've seen cult board games like this on the market for £99.99. It depends really upon who wants to buy it, I wouldn't buy it because I'm the only one I know who likes the film :L

      You should get a fair amount for it though, Just hold out for the best price.

  40. QUESTION:
    any good japanese movies similar to house of flying daggers?
    i love japanese movies and my favourite one is house of flying daggers. anyone know any similar movies that are also recent. not old ones. i have watched memoirs of a geisha btw. also i try to search for movies online and im sick of seeraching through endless pages. could anyone send me a link of webpage were the list is all just on one page thank u. no subtitle films. must be in english

    • ANSWER:
      Well, firstly -- House of Flying Daggers isn't Japanese. It's Chinese.

      That said, if you liked that movie then you'll probably love these:

      Hero - with Jet Li, Zhang Ziyi and Maggie Cheung
      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - with Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi (in fact of all the films I'm listing, this is an absolute must-see)
      Butterfly and Sword - with Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung
      Curse of the Golden Flower - with Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li

      Amazing, beautiful films all.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can anyone advise me about online make-up courses?
    I am trying to figure out if I need to do a beauty therapy course when all I really want to do is make-up (eventually theatre and special effects make-up) and not salon treatments. There are no beauty schools where I live so I would have to resort to an online course for make-up. Can anyone recommend a good course? If you have experience with an online course please offer some details and advice. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ciara

      There is a difference between 'makeup effects' and effects done by conventional makeup artists, as the skills sets do overlap, but once you get into makeup effects and prosthetics to an advanced level, the skills branch off into a completely different path involving sculpting, making moulds and working with materials.

      To the eye, seeing this work taking place appears at first more akin with construction and sculpture. Most makeup artists would be able to do minor casualty effects, but the more involved stuff using extensive prosthetics or creature suits is a different department.

      I would suggest getting a book first, as this get you up to speed and give you a broader view of the work and what would be required of you. Good books include:

      SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS FOR STAGE & SCREEN: MAKING AND APPLYING PROSTHETICS
      By Todd Debreceni
      ISBN: 978-0240809960

      A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP: CONCEPTUAL ARTWORK BY JAPANESE MAKEUP ARTISTS
      By Graphic Sha
      ISBN-13: 978-4766118339

      THE TECHNIQUE OF THE PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR FILM, TELEVISION & STAGE
      By Vincent Kehoe
      ISBN: 0-240-51244-8

      STAGE MAKEUP (7TH EDITION)
      By Richard Corson
      ISBN: 0-13-840521-2

      FACE FORWARD
      By Kevyn Aucoin
      ISBN: 0-316-28705-9

      MAKING FACES
      By Kevyn Aucoin
      ISBN: 1-85375-263-0

      TECHNIQUES OF THREE DIMENSIONAL MAKEUP
      By Lee Baygan
      ISBN: 0-8230-5261-3

      CHARACTER MAKEUP
      by Make-up Designery
      ISBN: 978-0974950006

      People who do runway stuff rarely get their hands covered in plaster to make moulds, and vice versa. Its not that you can't mix and match runway, effects and theatre - its more that the further you go down a particular makeup route the more involved you become in that niche, and become more specialised.

      You can be 'certified' by a governing body and still be utterly unemployable. Naturally makeup schools who make money from you doing the courses will neglect to focus on this. If you wanted to specialise in makeup effects and prosthetics for example, much of the work happens off the set and away from the actor in a workshop or industrial unit. The final on-set application on the person is a small part of a much bigger process, yet is usually the only bit that people focus on.

      I have some free tutorials and a mini ecourse about prosthetics which you are welcome to:

      http://www.learnprostheticmakeup.com/page9.htm

      Also, my new site has a blog which I love posting on:

      http://www.learnmakeupeffects.com/blog/

      I also have a downloadable ecourse about making prosthetics which may be of interest to you also:

      http://www.learnmakeupeffects.com/awesome_latex_ecourse_pp/

      Like any career, there is the 'on paper' route but this must be supported by a realistic and knowledgeable approach to the industry to which it pertains. Makeup effects and prosthetics is a completely different job to that of a conventional makeup artist. There are of course 'makeup effects' that all makeup artists should be able to do such as sweat, minor injuries and the effects of a disease for example. However, once this becomes more severe and requires prosthetics or more serious distortions, it is usually sub contracted out to a specialist. This subcontracted specialist will probably never have waxed an armpit or tinted an eyelash in their lives.

      I think it would be best to speak to working professionals and ensure the training is relevant, and see what else is advisable to learn aside from the conventional academic qualifications. It will vary from region to region. I work and live in the UK, and the way the industry works is different from the States. Also, unions often will decide who can work on set or in a workshop and to what degree they are involved. These safeguards are in place to maintain skill levels, but will also make it hard to get a foot in the door.

      Check http://makeupmag.com/faqmain/. They also host trade shows several times a year all over the world (check http://www.makeupartistshow.com/). They are worth going to, so you can meet and speak to people face to face about your intentions. It is great meeting like minded souls, and most of the big schools are there giving demos and often have 'show' offers and discounts. There is also a schools link on the makeup mag page.

      Whoever you go with, check them out online, see if anyone has anything bad to say about them. If you want a career in film and TV I also suggest you run the tutors name through http://www.imdb.com/, and see what credits they have to their name. Many teach it although they haven't actually done it themselves in industry. Nothing beats getting some basic kit and trying stuff out, because if you enjoy it then you will practice a lot and build up a folio.

      Stuart

  42. QUESTION:
    Where can I watch subtitled Hayao Miyazaki movies online?
    I can find the films fine, but they're all english dubbed.
    I would like to find a site where I can watch Japanese versions of the films with english subtitles.
    I am english, but I'm trying to learn Japanese and the Japanese audio with english subtitles really help me. :)
    I know its a bit of a funny question, and it might not make sense.
    It would be great if you could help :)

    • ANSWER:
      lifesgreatest.co.uk - they have a few links to some miyazaki movies that are subbed NOT dubbed.

      http://www.onlygoodanimes.com/listing/movies.php#movies has a bunch of links too.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the average height for a lolita girl?
    I think like 5'2? or is that too tall? or short? idk...
    ...what? me and 2 friends are cosplaying as lolitas for a con...we're in 8th grade and i wanna know if our height is lolita-ish
    lolitas in ANIMES not in real life. for gods sake how simple is it to just say a number!! idc about the other stuff i care about my question.
    i didn't say that u can't if ur too tall or short i was just WONDERING

    • ANSWER:
      lol.

      I'm sorry to laugh about this situation and I don't mean to make fun of you, but there are no lolita specific things like height, weight, measurements, music and hair style. I've run into a lot of new lolitas asking about these sort of things, and I don't know where the assumption comes from that we're all alike or that there are specific rules that constitute a person as a "true lolita" (then again, if someone tries to tell newbies about these myths and misconceptions, I'll bust a cap at those people for lying).

      Lolitas around the world come from different places around the world, come in all shapes and sizes (heck, one of lolita friends is 5'2" and the other is 5'8" while I'm in the middle at 5'5"), are young and old (I can tell you that most lolitas who are active in the egl community, range from 18-22 years old), and well, we like to do our own thing while being united at the fact that we love the frilly clothes.

      By the way, lolita fashion is kinda out there, but it's not cosplay. Cosplaying means that you are intentionally dressing up as a character from a film, (graphic) novel, show, etc. . Lolita, however, is mainly just clothes, and the people who wear them are, hopefully, being themselves. Since you're pretty new to the fashion, let me give you a few sources to help you and your friend get started and understand what is and what isn't lolita:

      http://lolita-handbook.livejournal.com/

      http://www.lolitafashion.org/

      http://fyeahlolita.blogspot.com/p/what-is-lolita.html

      Out of the articles mentioned and for new comers, I highly recommend reading:
      - How to avoid being an Ita
      - Lolita glossery
      -Gothic Lolita starter coordinates (keep in mind that there are other styles than Gothic)
      - Bodyline for Beginners

      Places to buy (and not to buy from):
      You probably have realized by now that putting together an outfit takes a lot more effort than just throwing on a dress, and this is true to why lolita is known to be expensive (aside of the quality matter, shipping when shopping online, and sometimes items are overpriced when sold brand new). In the second link I gave you should include a brand and shopping list, and well as advice on how to shop on a budget. It's not quite complete or updated. La Dauphine and In the Starlight are not running anymore, but you can still find ITS items in the egl_comm_sales.

      If you're ready to take the plunge to buy overseas and use auction sites, a shopping service that a lot of egl members are using is JaponicaMarket.com. I have not had the chance to use it myself, but apparently, it's reliable, fast, and doesn't charge much for service. I believe that it can also be used for shopping at Japanese stores that do not offer overseas shipping/an English site for Western customers.

      Another place to buy on a budget while getting a bang for your buck (quality wise) are the taobao shops. Many of these stores have a physical shop in China and in spite of the Western fear of poor quality for everything made in China, the taobao shops generally make lolita items with high quality and unique designs.

      This should include reviews and shopping services

      http://community.livejournal.com/egl/15204857.html

      Where to avoid:

      http://community.livejournal.com/egl/14484905.html

      (includes "lolitashow.com)

      http://community.livejournal.com/egl/11376960.html

      Going back to the height issue....in spite of the recent movement of Japanese brands catering to the Western market, often times, they do make items that don't fit most people from America or Europe, and are better for most East Asian figures. Whenever you're shopping online, what you really want to do is get an accurate measurement of your body. Have you and your friend create accounts for myshape.com, and go through the measurement guide which you can keep to use when you order lolita clothing (remember that skirts sit at your waist, not your hips, and should be around knee length!).

      A sizing guide to Japanese brands

      http://community.livejournal.com/egl/4469979.html

      http://community.livejournal.com/egl/7486605.html

  44. QUESTION:
    Tell me the names of some good animation movies?
    guys i want a good animation movie which is interesting to watch!!! it should NOT be chinese or japanese film ..the graphics should not look like shrek,toy story etc..and the graphics should be like normal cartoon shows..any category like horror,mystery,adventure

    • ANSWER:
      Plague Dogs (1983) - depressing but good story
      Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985) - cool looking Star warsesque sci fi cartoon
      Rock and Rule (1985) - post apocalyptic rock and roll cartoon
      Secret of NIMH (1982) - animation trying to move beyond cutesy Disney fair
      The Triplettes of Belleville (2003) - interesting storytelling

      These are all on DVD with the possible exception of Plague Dogs, which you can find on a variety of online streams.

      And, of course, some of the best Warner Premiere DC movies (these move beyond the basic-looking designs of the TV cartoons and are just plain good movies).

      Justice League: New Frontiers (2008)
      Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
      Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
      Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
      All-Star Superman (2011)
      Batman: Year One (2011)

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I find Miyasaki films in Japanese online?
    Help please? Mostly I'd like to see Ponyo in Japanese or Nauticaa or Porco Rosso

    • ANSWER:
      Try this.

      http://www.anilinkz.com/search/anilinkz/ponyo/

  46. QUESTION:
    Will the Kimi Ni Todoke Live action movie ever be available in the U.S?
    I really want to see it, like really badly. Will it ever be available in the U.S? I can't really fly all the way to Japan to see it on the 25th, or anytime. And will it ever be subbed or dubbed (the live action movie)? I mean, I can speak some Japanese, but it would be better in english. Does anyone know if it will be available in the U.S? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That would be a no. Really. Has any Live Action J-film been released State-side? Maybe like 3. Face it, they're not popular and they wouldn't make any money here so they don't bother releasing it.

      You can wait for the movie to go to DVD/Bluray. People will then sub it and post it online so you can download it and watch it at home for free. If you're really lucky, crunchyroll might get it. Otherwise, you'll have to wait.

  47. QUESTION:
    Where can I download Japanese subtitles for new American films that are downloaded online?

    • ANSWER:
      That is impossible.

  48. QUESTION:
    where can i watch Spirited Away with english subtitles?
    i don't want an english dubbed version coz the voices they use are incredibly annoying, but i can't seem to find any japanese versions of the film online :s:s

    • ANSWER:

      http://animefever.org/

  49. QUESTION:
    how should i start learning korean ?
    all the awesome ppl are in south korea , so i plan on living there , so how should i start learning korean ? how hard is it ? how long does it take ?
    i see boxes instead of korean letters , how do i fix this ?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd suggest using some of the free online resources to start with:
      http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/ - basic beginner lessons
      http://talktomeinkorean.com/ - good for vocabulary building
      http://www.learnkoreanonline.net/ - good for useful grammatical patterns
      http://www.mysoju.com - serialised Korean (and Japanese) TV shows and films

      And then moving on to other books/magazines/CDs/podcasts/dictionaries/songs, etc

      Korean is a lot more difficult than, say, Spanish which has lots of words in common with English. But it's doable. Remember, you don't 'learn' a language, you get used to it. ;-)

  50. QUESTION:
    What's the easiest way to learn a language?
    I was thinking either Japanese or Chinese.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello! I am a Chinese teacher and I don’t speak Japanese, so I merely offer you my opinion about learning Chinese. If you are a beginner, following a professional Chinese teacher is the easiest way to learn Chinese. But if you are an advanced learner, I think you can teach and practice Chinese by yourself. For beginner, learning Chinese from a teacher will make you learn basic rules of grammar, tone and character formation steadily and fast. Of course, both local classes and online lessons are OK and it depends on your free time. There some easy ways suitable for both beginners and advanced learners.
      Firstly, keeping reading a short Chinese text and writing a new character every day.
      Secondly, add those who are Chinese native and want to learn English to your Skype. This is an effective way to practice your oral Chinese. Also, you can learn very authentic expression of words and slang.
      Thirdly, always visiting Chinese learning websites to know idioms, culture, custom and classic usage of Chinese. Do some exercise to help you strengthen what you’ve learned.
      Four, watching TV series, shows and films will practice your listening. You can also learn some fashionable words and good expressions.
      I think if you continuously learning Chinese, you will master it one day. Though I don’t know the easiest way to learn Chinese, I do hope these methods can help you. What do you think? My E-mail is jennifer.zhu@echineselearning.com and I am happy to help you with every question related to Chinese learning.


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