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  1. Does anyone know where I could rent a SI-2K mini or another camera with similar functionality. I am trying to do a camera mount to a basketball players head much in the vein of the Guy Ritchie nike ad "next level". Very POV!! I need help as I don't have nearly the budget that they did. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!! The best option I can think of is a stripped down RED camera with a doggiecam POV mount right next to his head. Obviously I would prefer the feeling of actually being mounted to the head but I need a much higher quality then a super compressed HDV camera. Thank you, Michael
  2. Thank you for your response. I think I am being a little misunderstood. I don't want to give the impression that my school isn't doing enough for me. I am quite happy with how much they are helping me out. I just want to get other opinions. The sad truth is I am stuck in FL at the moment and don't really have anyone to talk to outside of this little bubble in north florida. There are good things that come from being here but being able to talk to numerous other DP's outside of FL is not one of them.
  3. I agree with you and have been speaking with them (my faculty). The truth is I am asking as many people this question as I can. I do value my teachers opinion but I want other people's opinon as well. I want confirmation that what they are telling me is true. None of my teachers are involved overly in NY and I was hoping there might be some people here that are. Sorry if you feel like I am wasting your time. I have been reading stuff on this site for awhile and respect the opinions of the people on here. Especially Mr. Mullen. I guess I was tired last night and looking for ways to alleviate my fears of post graduation life.
  4. Hello, I am sure this question gets asked a lot but please bear with me. I am going to be graduating from an undergraduate film school soon and am interested in becoming a professional DP. I am seeking advice from some of the professionals here as to paths that will get me where I want to be. I have a limited reel, but it is mainly super 16. I have thought about trying to find some DP that I can have some sort of apprentiship under. I don't know if that is even a realistic option or how to even apply for such a thing. Also, I want to go to NY if I can. Please help, I don't want to be just a camera assistant (don't mind doing it, in fact enjoy doing it) however, being a Director of Photography on music videos and feature films is what I really really want. Any and all advice or thoughts are welcome. Thanks
  5. cool idea. I think I might try that.
  6. Thanks for your insight. Some good ideas.
  7. scheduling issues and school issues. The hospital will not let us shoot there too late. Something to do with a public relations person having to be on set at all times. Also, our film school won't let us shoot past 1am for some reason. We will be shooting toward the end of the day however. Around 5ish but the sun doesn't go down completly until 9. Also, we need the time after 9 to shoot the exterior establishing shot. Trust me I wish I could just shoot at night!!!!
  8. sorry. I made a mistake. I am shooting 5285 probably pushed 1 stop and cross processed.
  9. I am shooting at a hospital in a room on the 2nd floor. I need to make it look like night and make it moody. Blackening out the windows might be possible, difficult, but possible. I was thinking about using a ton of ND's to bring it a stop or 2 below key and covering it with half open venetian blinds. I prefer not to just black out the window since it is an an "urban" place and usually you get some night light from outside. I am wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to light this to make it moody. It is supposed to be the climax of the film. I am shooting a Kodak 250D Reversal cross processed and printed for skin tones. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
  10. mal

    Lighting a car at night

    The inverter is what I am thinking that I am going to have to do. I have 2 par cans and a 4 bank kino and don't know how many inverter's I would need to run at least 1 par can (for the background) and the 4 bank. I was thinking about getting a suitcase generator but I can't find one in this area. My other challenge is securing a 4 bank onto the truck so that it doesn't fall off at 50 miles per hour... Where does one even get something similar to the night glow stickers? Thanks for your insight, you have been helpfull.
  11. mal

    Lighting a car at night

    Trust me...if I could make it rain I would. Sadly I live in FL where it only rains for 20 min in the summer if at all. Thanks for the tip though.
  12. hello all, I am a film student and am shooting my thesis film shortly. I am going to be shooting most of it in a car and have never done anything like that before. I am not too worried about shooting during the day time. Thinking about NDing the windows I am pointed at. Anyway, a lot of it takes place at night and I want it to be visible and look good and I don't want the steering wheel to be blown out by the kino hidden there. So basically I am asking for ideas on how to approach this. Also, any creative ideas about securing little generators or something for power while the car is in tow? All insight is welcome. Thank you.
  13. I was wondering if anyone could recomend a good lab that can process 16mm 100D Kodak Ektachrome 7285.
  14. I am a film student and am going to be shooting a short soon and the script calls for the clouds to roll in to signify a coming storm. I was wondering if anyone had any good techniques for faking this effect on a bright sunny day since that is the only time we are going to be able to shoot this and scheduling for storms is kinda tough. Thank you.
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