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Cash Money Gangsters
In Cash Money Gangsters, the filmmakers make creative use of camera angles to communicate their message. Shooting the same activity from a variety of angles illustrates the repetitive and mind-numbing activity of the protagonist without making the scene boring for the audience as well.
Musical comedies require more pre-production work than most other genres; in addition to dialogue, the filmmaker must work on song lyrics, music composition, and choreography. In the case of Closet Carnivore, the result is a wildly imaginative tragi-comedy.
Practicing your dialogue before shooting lets you speak it naturally and without effort (or at least, it can look that way). How many times do you think the Speedtalker had to rehearse his ‘order’?
Good pre-production work produces a more focused project and helps the rest of the filmmaking process flow more smoothly. The pre-production phase of a film or video project usually takes more time than the actually shooting. Before you pick up a camera, you will need to develop your idea, raise funds to start the project, and do the creative work of writing your script and making a storyboard. You will also need to create a production plan for organizational tasks like scouting locations, determining your equipment needs, booking studio time, setting up interviews, and hiring actors.
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