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George Castro

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  1. Hey Rob, Thanks for the info man. Screen writing was something i never really thought about doing, but i see your point and will look into it. Ultra, you're right about RR. He's a director first. That really helps me out, thanks. I was looking for those posts on the similar topic, but can't find them... I'll keep looking though. Thanks again fellas, George
  2. Hiya fellas, I'm kinda curious as to what other aspects of the movie process i should be knowlegdable on? What I mean is besides learning the art of cinematography, do most of you learn or recommend learning about say: Screen Writing Directing Editing compositing sound effects storyboarding etc... How many of you are like Robert Rodriguez, and do more than one aspect of the moviemaking process. For me prepping myself for indie filmmaking i probably will have to do most of this stuff myself. Wondering if there's other things or who of you enjoy doing all aspects of the movie. George
  3. Sweet reply Rob! I will most definetly be subscribing to American Cinematographer right away. Even while reading posts here, I'm already looking at films a different way. Thanks to all who participate here. George
  4. Wow Sebastien, This sounds very familar to the position that i find myself. Though no one looked at my work and suggested Cinematography... I've just gradually found my way to it, or learning about it so far, but this may be for me as well. Basically what I've gathered is a Cinematographer creates the look of the film and Lighting is the main key to creating the art of cinematography. I'm eager to see what kind of responses you'll get from your post as I'm in the same boat as you :) God Bless, George
  5. David, You mentioned that you did a new edition of Cinematography with Kris Malkiewicz. Can you say when it will be out? Thanks, George
  6. Just got back from watching the film. Beautiful film! Very beautiful and well done cinematography from what my rookie eyes could see :) George
  7. Awesome, thanks for the info David. That's how good I want to be. To see a film and be able to tell how it was shot :) George
  8. Hi there. Aside from the contents of this film, will anyone be seeing this film for it's cinematography artistry? I'm reletively new to the art of cinematography and the knowledge of the great cinematographers around, but being a movie lover, I enjoy cinematic marvels, great looking films. Being new though, i may not have a good eye for seeing good cinematic films :blink: ... yet. From what I've seen, The Passion of the Christ looks quite nice. And doing a bit of research, found out Caleb Deschanel is the Cinematographer. As I read some info on books, i saw that he is in Film Lighting by Kris Malkiewicz. I also found out he's done films like Apocolypse Now, The Natural, and The Patriot. So I'm guessing this guy is up there no? Well, i'm gonna go see it tomorrow, so I'll let you know how my newbie eyes saw it :) George
  9. Hey David, Forgive my newbieness in Cinematography as I'm just now getting into it as I've mentioned. I've been going around looking at articles and websites, and low and behold, your name seems to pop up everywhere :) Do you have a website or interview link to learn about you David Mullen? :) As for the first books i think i'll start with will be: Digital Moviemaking by Scott Billups and Film Lighting by Kris Malkiewicz and also a subscription to American Cinematographer. I think these will help me figure out if i want to make a career out of this or more as a hobby and stick to 3d for my career... we shall see. Thanks again for all the info. George
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    Does anyone have any info on the XL2s ? when they'll be out? I heard they'd be out in Feb. 2004, but haven't heard any news lately. And, is this what everyone is looking forward to? I am in the process of purchasing a new digital camcorder, and was looking at Panasonic AG-DVX100a JVC GR-HD1 Cannon XL1s But since i heard of the XL2s, i thought I'd wait and see if it's gonna give us the best of what mini-dv can offer. Any insight is greatly appreciated. God Bless, George
  11. Great info, especially great insight from you David Mullen. From the sub conversation that started here, i also got the impression that I should probably subscribe to American Cinematographer magazine along with the books i get :) Now the only thing i have to figure out is what 2 books i should start with (as it's all i can afford for the time being) Thanks again for your insight. George
  12. Hi there. Basically I want to get into Filmmaking and in the art of cinematography. I background is CG Character Animation, but I'd like to get more into Live Action mixed with CG films. I think that like any discipline, cinematography cannot be learned through 1, 2 or 10 books, and it's usually hands on experience that will give me the most knowledge. Still, i need a place to start and my lack of funds does not allow me to go to film school. Also, not sure if it matters, but my plan involves learning and practicing with mini-dv and probably going into HD eventually. Not that i desire to skip film, but that I'm really comfortible with the digital technology...Not sure if that's a mistake when getting into cinematography, but i'm sure you'll let me know :) Ok, with all that said, I need advice on what books to pick up to get me started? I've asked others about this and this is what they've recommended: Cinematography and Film Lighting by Kris Malkiewicz I've glanced/skimmed through these books at local bookstore and have to admit they seem older than other books. The Cinematography book seems to be about "Film" cameras and process. I don't want to sound ignorant to the great (expensive) art of Film, but would this benefit me if i'm going the digital route? I'm sure they have a wealth of info, but are they for me? Other books recommended to me are about interviews with cinematographers like the following: Masters of Light and Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art Are these beneficial to someone starting out? I can see the value in them if a person with some experience with cinematography reads them and understands what they're talking about... Or maybe i would understand them? and would the info help me in my pursuit of learning cinematography? These are some other books I'd like to get info/opinions on: Cinematography: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers Cinematography : Screencraft Both of which i found on your book page: http://www.cinematography.com/shop/books.asp As you can see there's lots to choose from out there, but there's always good and not so good material. So who better to ask then the pros :D Thanks for taking the time to read this and helping a newbie out. God Bless, George My Website
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