Do you want your project to look sharp?
A well polished book or film is all in the details. And if you think folk don't notice the little things, well you may be quite wrong. With around 80 million gun users in the U.S - a bad call in a book or movie action scene can be a deal breaker for many readers and viewers. In plain terms, rookie mistakes can make an author or director look bad.
in the below scene, Neo prepares to fire a pair of Skorpian Model 61 submachine guns:
The Skorpian's fire these little guys:
But when Neo launches his attack, his Skorpian's eject much larger 5.56 (AR-15) cases:
Obviously, the Matrix is a fictitious movie. But where do you draw the line? How do you define 'stunning visual effects'?
Paying attention to detail can make all the difference.
The hero of a book decides to hand load in order to make his cartridge more powerful. The hero adds another thirty grains powder to boost the charge - a hard hitting load for bad guys.
Unfortunately,boosting a charge by 30 grains is physically impossible. If he had added a few grains more powder and a select bullet design, this digression into detail would have made a plausible, juicy read.
Both authors and movie producers also often fail to understand how bullets kill and the types of wounds a given bullet design will create. This applies to both fiction and non fiction works.
Crossing the universe through a Stargate? Why Not.
Doing so with an MP5 or P90 submachine gun? Not the best idea.
If you want to create a sharp book or script, please consider utilizing our consultancy services. We do not charge for initial consultations and quite often we can check drafts and answer basic questions within an initial consultation. Small consultations can be paid for via donation - you choose how much you wish to donate. Larger ongoing consultations may require a more formal contract.
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Whether you are trying to build sincerity into a drama or wanting a credible platform to launch a work of fantasy, the small details can make a big difference.
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