Ideas for a movies the beach

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 88lover88, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    I want to make a movie at the beach but I don't have any ideas. If u have any ideas and are willing to share them with my, let me know what they are. You will be in the credits at the end of the movie if u let me use your idea.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Are you going with friends? On your own?

    How long? What's your budget? What equipment and crew do you have available to you?

    Provide some more details and we can provide something useful.

    If you are looking for idea creation help then focus on doing something very simple. Try telling a story with no words or try and have a story that is underneath the dialogue. Another example is to take some very simple dialogue and have it delivered in two ways that tell contrasting stories.

    Your post doesn't really explain what you are after. Give some more context and I'm sure you'll get lots of help.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Thats the problem I don't know what I want to do. I don't have a crew it's just me and my friend
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    I tried to help you out and said twice about providing more information.

    What is this for? What is the point?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    When you ask on the forum for ideas try and answer the questions which are put in front of you and be a bit more open regards what equipment you have and experience.
    Then we can move on to the stage of giving you some ideas.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    ok well its me and my friend going to hampden beach and we want to make a movie. we dont have special equipment just our iphones. we arent sure on what to have the movie be about. Can you help us?
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2009
    It seems like you're asking for story ideas, and this may not be the best place for that. This is mostly related to the technical side of things. You should search online for writers groups and try there if you're looking for help with the story.

    If you want to make an actual movie with a story, even if it's a short film, then you'll need more than an iPhone to film it. iPhones are fine for taking short, casual videos, but you'll want dedicated camera and sound equipment if you want to make a movie.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    I disagree. If it's a chance to make a short an iPhone is a good place to start as it keeps everything simple.

    Did you read my first post? I gave you some creative ideas and you seem to have ignored them? I don't understand how we are meant to help when we try and you just don't take it in!
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    The best advice is.......Forget about ideas. Just go and play around. Video what takes your eye.
    To really embrace the idea of you making a movie you need to invest.
    All you props will be there and the people to make a fly on the wall video.
    I say have fun and come back to the forum when you are more serious and can give us better information.:apple:
  10. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    Now you tell me -- co-eds, giant alligators, large rubber sharks, flocks of piranha, undying psychos -- all that just went out the window. You don't even have enough manpower to shoot an iPhone commercial. :(
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    This isn't a real movie it's just me and my friend. We are only 14 lol
  12. macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    Make a video about a 14 year old guy trying to make a movie with an iPhone. Interviews. Unacceptable footage. Great footage. Confusion. Anger. Joy.

    One of you is the reporter and the other is the would-be filmmaker.

    A documentary, see? You could go all post-modern and change off as filmmaker vs subject.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    There is no reason you can't be ambitious at that age. There is a lot of good information in this thread but it seems that you appear to have glazed over most of it.

    What are you looking to get from this thread?
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    As a 14 year old person i be very careful at to who you point that iPhone camera.
    In all honesty forget the idea. iPhones are nice for family or capturing accidents etc,.
    Get together with some people who have camcorder and then work from there.:apple:
  15. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004

    make a harlem shake video :rolleyes:
  16. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Kansas City
    LOL .. because we all know that hasn't been overdone yet :p
  17. macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    I'll add a few links for the tech side so that you and your friends can be ready no matter your age, you should keep the second link in mind to practice with and the first one is just nice to have to start with fwiw.

    Good luck :)

    Also keep in mind there are some cool cheap lenses for iPhones to add. This is all for playing around and nothing serious but it can help create a story board if you don't have an artist, can't draw or sketch or are alone so take it for what it's all worth… low budget, no money and using what you have. You can make some cool stuff but if your story just sucks it's all for nothing.

    There have been some great ideas for you here, now it's up to you to do the rest and have fun :D

    PS, when I was your age I worked for a landscape company, made cash and bought art supplies with said money. There is always a way that is safe and healthy to get what you need and to build up fun stuff with a bit of effort, plus it gave me ideas for design which ended up in my favor, the owner liked my designs for landscape, he had me draw plans up so we both made more money and this added to my real creativity, not just cutting grass ;)

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