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Chris Bourke

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    Austin, TX
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  1. Looks great!! I also look forward to hearing about how you achieved this soft high key look. Best, Chris
  2. This is awesome Spencer, great reel, and great website. Your camera work puts me in the scene and it makes those action scenes even more enjoyable to experience. Awesome job man, I'd love to see more of your work. Who do you draw inspiration from? Thanks for showing your work! Best, Chris
  3. Hey cinematographers, I'd love your critique and feedback on my work! As I approach graduation, I'm hoping to fine tune my body of work and learn from every source possible to help me become the best visual storyteller I can possibly be. Here are a few links to some of my work: From Underneath Conceptual Scene: TTEOT Trailer: http://vimeo.com/39462647 First Breath After Coma: https://vimeo.com/54788602 Big Shot Bikes Spot: https://vimeo.com/47129431 Big Shot Bikes Spot 2: Birds Barbershop Spot: http://vimeo.com/29406599 Love, Emily (AFF Shorts Selection) : UT Austin Montage: Chicago Montage: http://vimeo.com/19733944 Thank you so much for your time! Best, Chris www.bourkeproductions.com
  4. Thank you Nicolas! I'm so happy to hear that! Nice website also, did you do the vehicle video? Best, Chris
  5. Awesome! Thanks for the compliment! I'll start workin on my parents now...
  6. Hello fellow Cinematographers, This is one of my first posts on this forum, although I have gained a lot from reading through its contents. Thank you all for your information and efforts to enlighten and help each other with the passion we all share. Please excuse me if this is an inappropriate place for this posting. I'm currently a senior Cinematography student at the University of Texas at Austin scheduled to graduate this coming May. My ultimate dream is to someday have the glorious ", ASC" after my name in credits. The level of expertise, professionalism, and commitment the members of the ASC have to visual storytelling is astounding to me, and I can only hope to inspire someone the way they have all inspired me. I'm curious as to what you all would recommend as stepping stones to that point. Yes, I do realize how much of a long shot that is, but we all have to set goals, right? I've got an extensive amount of coursework in this last year of school, but I shoot everything I can fit into my schedule. I'm always looking to shoot genres I haven't worked in, and push myself to understand all aspects of camera and light. Here are a few examples of things I've shot recently: Besides shooting everything I can, learning as often as possible from as many sources as possible, challenging myself to try new things, and having a great attitude on set, what would you recommend to help me approach my goal? Thank you all for your time and posts, this is an incredible forum and it serves as an invaluable resource to me. -Chris
  7. Hey Greg, Being CFL's, nothings going to be catching fire anytime soon, so that's a bonus! Are you wanting CFL's specifically instead of tungsten's? If so then I'd say that's a decent price for a kit that will last you for a little while. I've heard somewhat crummy things about the stands that come on the kit you posted, however sand bagging each leg should help. Don't be too convinced by the 2250 wattage count on that kit however, it won't throw an equivalence to 2250w of tungsten. If you're willing to spend a little more, and go with tungsten, I'd recommend this kit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170651752686?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648#ht_2439wt_1164 It's a 1950w kit which will be plenty, and you can balance to daylight with CTB and diffuse it as well even just by hanging some diffusion paper on the barn doors. I've heard great things about these wannabe-arri kits, that they're super sturdy on the stand, they are a good build, they're fresnel so you can focus the light, etc... Remember that with the CFL kit you posted, you'll only get soft light. You can never harden a soft light, but you can always diffuse/soften a hard light. If you're doing any wide shots, the CFL's won't throw very far, they're really best for close-ups where you can get the lights right up next to your subject. I hope this helped! Let us know what you choose! Chris Chris Bourke Bourkeproductions.com Austin, TX
  8. Hey everybody! I'm about to purchase a light kit and I'm kind of struggling on making a choice. I'd like to spend no more than $500-600. 1. I love the amount of light that a tungsten kit emits, however, the heat and the color temperature are my two biggest turn offs. And yes I've considered fan-cooled tungstens, but they'd be too loud for our small sets! 2. I love the idea of fluorescents being as cool as they are, and having the capability of daylight or tungsten balanced temperatures. My only concerns are the lack of a hard beam of light if the occasion arises where I'm needing to throw a hard beam through a window to cast some streaks. I'm hoping for something around 3000w, For flo's, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/ePhoto-VL9026S3-Continuous-22x28-Inches-Softboxes/dp/B0036UTQLK/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_2 For tungstens, maybe something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-x-800w-RED-HEAD-Continuous-Video-lighting-Photography-Studio-light-Kit-Dimmer-/330622530505?_trksid=p5197.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D12%26pmod%3D330558143922%252B320570438905%252B270658608211%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D3275415530331280955#ht_2274wt_1413 I'd love to have a cool, daylight balanced, light kit that emits a ton of light and has barn doors to place it. Does anyone have any advice as for what I could do? Thank you so much for your time! Chris Bourke University of Texas at Austin Film
  9. What! Another Chris Bourke/Burke?!?! This is crazy talk! I you see this, where are you from Chris? Back to the topic, I know it's so obvious it's almost dumb to mention, but the cinematography in "visions of light" is great. Y'all should all check it out if you get a chance. -Chris
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