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  • #51508

    Steven Spielberg
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    A good question for you experts:How to apply the SS principles on the film making?Any reference ,article,etc?
    thanks and regards

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    #178690

    Mikel
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    Silly questionΒ ,need lessons in grammer as wellΒ 

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    #178691

    Joe BB
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    No StanBoy, YOU need a lesson in GRAMMAR.Still the same as I can see, you will never change.
    Joe BB a.k.a. Joseph Bernard Bailey

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    #178695

    Hitchcock
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    I don’t believe that you are SS

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    #178696

    Hampster
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    It’s Mman, alias Marlon Brando!

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    #178697

    Hitchcock
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    MB is aΒ great actor,have you seen the Godfather or the last tango in Paris?

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    #178699

    Rev Jim
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    Maybe Hitchcock but do you know what a wreck his personal life was?

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    #178700

    Hitchcock
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    No I don’t
    Please tell me

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    #178704

    Rev Jim
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    Not here – look it up if you’re interested.

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    #178708

    Mikel
    Member

    Hey holy man,Do you know what a wreck these folks personal lives are? – http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1666552,00.htmlThe last thing we need on here is someone coming off as holier than
    thou.

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    #178712

    chugh
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    well…lean can be very helpful as it wud lots of cost for u. Follow TIMWOOD and you wud see savings.

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    #178713

    Rev Jim
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    No way do I want to come off that way Stan. I responded to two things you posted. You held Denny Green to be an idol because he has lots of money – I responded his life, fictional as it is, is messed up regardless of economics. Second, you tendered a couple of outliers as indicative of all Christians. You, of all people, should comprehend outliers from the norm. Nothing holier, just asking you to quit skewing reality.

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    #178716

    Mikel
    Member

    No one held William Shatner as an idol – I think he is basically a buffoon, but his role as Denny was at least entertaining and well
    written.

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    #178717

    the man
    Member

    There’s enough dud films as it is … why add more ?

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    #178729

    BTDT
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    SS (Steven Speilberg / Six Sigma)”Film making” is a pretty broad industry, but, in general, the potential is enormous. All you have to do is follow the product from inception to final distribution and licensing.Benchmark like mad, no-one starts off trying to make a bad film. Look at the real dogs and determine why they are bad.Put a Lean-SS person on a set and just have them log the, “hurry up and wait” activity.”All wardrobe can be leased instead of constructed.Optimize shooting and location schedules.Hedge exchange rates against out of country production.The best executive producers have enormous databases and use very sophisticated analysis for risk management during initial planning stages for release dates and channel phasing, directors, actors, budget, etc.The time and cost of conventional film processing can be minimized using digital filming/editing with digital->film transfer only after final post-production. On our project documentary we are looking at about a 20:1 ratio of raw to final footage. Some changes in interview format made shooting about four times easier.film transfer only after final post-production. On our project documentary we are looking at about a 20:1 ratio of raw to final footage. Some changes in interview format made shooting about four times easier.film transfer only after final post-production. On our project documentary we are looking at about a 20:1 ratio of raw to final footage. Some changes in interview format made shooting about four times easier.During post-production, we constantly score the raw edits with a QFD including lighting, sound, pacing of cuts, interest and relevance of cutaways, camera angle and distance, colour, titles, editing, story development, character, setting, location. All shooting is done with check sheets. We are trying to minimize any variation in shooting interviews in different locations.During preproduction, communication is everything. For example, all interviewees were prebriefed on the vision and purpose of the filming and received instructions before we began shooting.Cheers, Alastair

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    #178730

    BTDT
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    SS (Steven Speilberg / Six Sigma)The potential is enormous. All you have to do is follow the product from inception to final distribution and licensing.Benchmark like mad, no-one starts off trying to make a bad film. Look at the real dogs and determine why they are bad.Put a Lean-SS person on a set and just have them log the, “hurry up and wait” activity.”All wardrobe can be leased instead of constructed.Optimize shooting and location schedules.Hedge exchange rates against out of country production.The best executive producers have enormous databases and use very sophisticated analysis for risk management during initial planning stages for release dates and channel phasing, directors, actors, budget, etc.The time and cost of conventional film processing can be minimized using digital filming/editing with digital to film transfer only after final post-production. On our project documentary we are looking at about a 20:1 ratio of raw to final footage.We constantly score the raw edits with a QFD including lighting, sound, pacing of cuts, interest and relevance of cutaways, camera angle and distance, colour, titles, editing, story development, character, setting, location. All shooting is done with check sheets. We are trying to minimize any variation in shooting interviews in different locations. All interviewees are briefed on the vision and purpose of the filming.Communication is everything.Cheers, Alastair

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    #178732

    BTDT
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    SS (Steven Speilberg / Six Sigma)Having thought about it a bit more, I think the SS community could learn more from the theatre and film industry than the other way around. As a group, they are excellent at:- Concentrating on only what is necessary- Working in a team- Keeping to a deadline- Completing projects- Customer focus…and they are great people to work with. If I had only one Christmas party to go to, I’d pick a wrap party over the company dinner.Cheers, Alastair

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    #178756

    SS
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    Thanks for the great contribution.That is exactly what I want to know.

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    #178781

    BTDT
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    SS:Glad to help. I had some good advise from someone else doing documentaries who suggested that I do a full transcript of the raw footage. This worked well because I can always read faster then I can listen and I can get a better sense of timing by looking at the words on the pages rather than watching footage.The raw footage was marked at the beginning of each response from the interviewees. We used speech recognition software (Dragon speak) that gave us a pretty accurate and quick record of all the interviews. We classified each of the responses from each of the people for a total of nearly a hundred segments. Then we sorted and scored the responses against our vision of the final product. Getting out the red pen made things pretty quick. We then timed each of the segments before assembling the draft shot list. This shorted transcript was re-sequenced for flow, emphasis on the key topics, timing, etc. Since we had in/out points for each clip we always knew our total length.Up to this point everything was on paper. It saved a huge amount of time rather than constantly reviewing footage.With our shot list, it was a matter of assembling all our source segments into our cut. We did some final trimming to give the best verbal flow. The resultant jump cuts were handled using cutaways.Cheers, Alastair

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