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Jason Outenreath

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  1. In 2013, I founded a nonprofit organization that works with at-risk youth in Austin, TX. This year we're proud to be holding out first film festival, the CineAid Film Festival. We are sponsored by Zacuto, and Film Convert, and will be offering some incredible cash prizes, as well as in kind prizes from our sponsors. The theme of the festival this year is "films with a message". So far we have gotten submissions from all over the world, and are really excited to see your work. The deadline in July 31st! Notifications go out August 17th. We are offering a special 50% student discount if you sub
  2. Does anyone know how Emmanuel Lubezki achieved the look for Y Tu Mama TambiƩn in terms of the slight but not overbearing camera movement? Was it hand held? Some kind of cinesaddle? It looks somewhere between handheld and steadicam, but neither. Or does anyone have any idea how to achieve a similar look? Thanks!
  3. Does anyone know how Emmanuel Lubezki achieved the look for Y Tu Mama TambiƩn in terms of the slight but not overbearing camera movement? Was it hand held? Some kind of cinesaddle? It looks somewhere between handheld and steadicam, but neither. Thanks!
  4. I have also heard that the URSA's 4k sensor is really noisy even at it's native ISO and that unless you're in pretty much full on sunlight, it only gets worse... Not to mention it weighs 16.5 lbs!!
  5. I have a GH2 and a GH3, and they are both wonderful cameras. Incredible quality that's too often overlooked. They're also remarkably similar cameras. The only real difference is the GH3 is a touch screen, a more solid build in the camera body, and it can shoot 60p at 1920x1080. Other than the slow motion capability, they're very similar-- and great cameras. A GH2 can be had for between 450-600 dollars, depending. Another option to consider is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which can get some pretty amazing footage (shoots both ProRes and RAW). I think it's good to have some kind of c
  6. Hey, I just wanted to have a friendly discussion about the topic. No need to get defensive Freya. I was a cinema studies major in college, so I am a bit of a cinephile and watch hundreds of films each year. However, I readily admit that I don't know the precise histories of every film I've seen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge on some of those histories, even if it is in a condescending tone, I appreciate the opportunity to learn new things about the films I love.
  7. I guess it depends how you define independent cinema. I should have been more specific. I've seen every film you mention. Ed Wood had a budget of 18 million dollars. Robert Rodriguez had a budget of $8,000. It's interesting that you point, Freya, to Orson Welles as an independent filmmaker... Perhaps given the time period, and his refusal throughout his career to work with producers for fear of losing his vision in the process, he might be considered an independent filmmaker. But Citizen Kane had a budget of $700,000, which, accounting for inflation is a 13.2 million dollar budget. Shall I go
  8. Sometimes you're the filmmaker of the moment. You make the right film at the right time. El Mariachi was the beginning of the emergence of independent cinema, and was produced at a time where people didn't just go out and make feature films without hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  9. I think whether or not DVD is dead is a moot point. The film industry has always been an exceedingly difficult industry to break into. The barriers to entry have merely morphed over the years. 40 years ago I imagine it was nearly impossible to even hold a camera without knowing a guy who knows a guy at the Paramount lot. Many more films are being produced worldwide than ever before. This is a blessing and a curse. But I think more of a blessing. I still maintain that the cream always rises to the top. Many more films are being made, but statistically, I don't think you'll find many more great
  10. Ah, I see you've also seen the movie Tokyo Ga Carl. Haha. Not many have. Little known documentary by Wim Wenders.
  11. Ozu shot all of his films using the exact same lens: 50mm, and told the DP exactly where to put the camera. His films turned out pretty good. It all depends on the relationship, level of trust, and how each sees the role of the cinematographer. Most cinematographers are not given a free reign to craft the look like Vittorio Storaro in Apocalypse Now. Some are. Not absolutes in this industry.
  12. How many people were using DaVinci when it first came out in 1984? A tiny fraction of the people who now use it either through personal puchases, or the blackmagic cinema camera (which includes the full version).
  13. None of it is brand new out of the box. But for the first time, these high end post services are affordable for the common man. That, coupled with the continuously higher bar with digital technology has made for new tools in the cinematographer's tool box.
  14. Two words: DaVinci Resolve. You can do amazing things in post with digital now. I'm all for doing as much as possible in camera. But the game has changed in a lot of ways. Now there are instances where doing things to the eye/monitor can create a lot of limitations in post. The cinematographer's job has become much more involved in post now. It goes way beyond color timing. There's this huge resistance on the part of a lot of cinematographer's to embrace some of these post-tools available. It shouldn't be emasculating though, it's just one more tool in the tool-belt.
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