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Help with short film.

Discussion in 'Movies' started by fisci62, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. fisci62

    fisci62 Cadet

    Nov 24, 2011
    I wrote a short story and am now adapting it into a short film. In the story, everything takes place in a futuristic factory where the people go about their jobs on the assembly line mindlessly because they are constantly administered drugs. They are also all naked and their heads and bodies have been completely shaved. In the story this is to show their dehumanization. However, this might not fly so well in film. I know there is a lot of nudity in some sci fi, but I think that tends to be the trashier stuff. I could clothe the characters all the same way; it would have a similar effect, but without the excessive nudity. Also, it might be very difficult to find anyone willing to shave entirely and appear nude in my short film, which is why I am considering dropping the nudity. On the other hand, I don't want to water down the story for marketabilityor practicality. Any thoughts or advice?
  2. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Jan 16, 2005
    everyone wearing the same jumpsuits, footwear and generic male/female wigs?
  3. astonwest

    astonwest Writing Fool Writer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Or do distance shots (or behind the back) to set up the scale of the nudity issue (without being able to see anything), and take all the close-in frontal shots from the shoulders up. Also can utilize props as coverage...

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