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Will Jacobs

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About Will Jacobs

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  • Birthday 09/02/1996

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    Director
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    Illinois

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    https://mourningdovefilms.com/
  1. I'm a student making the transition from digital to film and my next project will be shot entirely on 16mm. I'm interested in purchasing a working ARRI SR I or II. My budget is around $1200. I reside in the U.S. You may email me at willjacobscinephile@gmail.com
  2. Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deep-sleep-short-film/x/268202 Deep Sleep is a short film about a self-loathing teen, Derek Harper, who's sick of his severe idiopathic hypersomnia (sleep addiction). He lives in a generic apartment, and works at a late-night cafe for free coffee to keep his life somewhat moving. His one and only friend Hay Tyler, helps him find the answers to his condition. You're important because you guys are the most vital part of the film. You determine whether this film will be good or bad. Your funding determines how much creative freedom we have, and how close we can tell this story to its envisioning. You are even more important because you're the key to the film's success. Not only will you help me make a beautiful film, you will get me further to my dream. Why Is It Important To Me? 'Deep Sleep' is an important project to me not only because its the most biggest challenging project I've tackled so far, but because it can be a film that can allow me to prove my talent and potential as a filmmaker. When I went and saw 'Inception', I had no idea what it was about really, and went into the theater unexpected. As the film finished, and I walked out of the theater, a feeling came over me that inspires me everyday. I was completely blown away. I want to create that same feeling in everyone of my films. Thanks for taking the time to read this, it is deeply appreciated. Please take a second or so and spread the word around about this project. It needs it! Thanks again, Will Jacobs Actor, Director, Writer, and Producer of 'Deep Sleep'
  3. No dialogue. Simply all visuals, but with a complicated story. Its open for complete interpretation. Let me know what you think after viewing, thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDt-hvWDe1s
  4. Those are strong and wise words. I understand its a very hard and painful process, and digital is the wimpy route out. I'm sick of digital and its artificialness. I'm willing to take on the multiple challenges of film, to fail; to be beaten. Even though I know there will be tons stress and frustration ahead, I'm willing to step out of my comfort zone and climb the vast mountain ahead, and over time, achieve pure beauty. I want to go through what countless of true filmmakers have gone through. I'm willing to do this. Thank you for sharing your wisdom Chris, I will take this to heart.
  5. Thanks so much for your response Heikki, it is deeply appreciated and what I was looking for. I will definitely be purchasing an Olympus OM-1 (just OM-1 right, not OM-1n?) soon (want to get started as soon as possible), and will study film photography via books and the web (your links included). I'll try out the film you recommended as well. As for the spotting meter, I'm still unsure what kind (digital or older ones?) to get. I'll get the film developed through a lab, as I don't think I want to go through all the extra work to develop it myself (until my class). As for the 16mm, I've been looking at some footage of each and seeing the different looks and techniques you can achieve with them. I won't be purchasing one for awhile (until I feel like I'm ready to). It seems you can achieve some beautiful things with all of them, and I guess it really comes down to the film stock and how you expose it, etc. As for sound, I'm thinking I would record sound externally. However could this lead to sync problems? If I were forced to buy a 16mm now, it may be the K-3 (with the easy modifications and affordable price), but the sync issue could be a problem. If someone handed me $2000, I would probably get the Arriflex 16BL (loved how Following looked) or the SR3. 400ft would be a plus for me. I do love black and white, but it truly depends on the story if its appropriate to use or not. Once I get a 16mm, I'll definitely try out both color and BW stocks. As for the telecine, I'll definitely have it done at a lab due to what you've said. As for the indoor scenes it depends on the story for the mood. It won't be for awhile until I have a 16mm, and I don't know which story idea I'll use for when the time comes, but I'll probably know what mood and lighting I want then. Now when you say "use fast film", will it have that 20's silent look? And what effect does it have on night shots, less grain? You're answers have definitely helped me, and like I said, I deeply appreciate them. Thanks so much Heikki for taking time to answer my newbie questions! ___________________________________________________________________ Will, Thanks so much for your response as well, it is deeply appreciated too! Thanks for the welcome, and I'm extremely excited to get started! I did check out the Scoopics, and have considered that and the K-3. I also looked at the different Arri's as well, and deeply crave them. But unfortunately, they're a little out of my budget for now (we'll see when I'm ready to start). I do add that their service for repairs and such is a very attractive quality. That processing company looks great, I'll give the ones Heikki mentioned a good look as well and compare them together. Thanks again Will for answering my newbie questions as well! Both of you are great!
  6. Alright, where to start... I'm a young aspiring filmmaker whose had a passion for making films ever since I was 6. Self-taught, I've made films all on the digital format, and recently, I've been shooting short films on the Canon Rebel T2i. I'm all for manual control, and I'm a pretty big hater of auto focus. Being that most of the filmmakers that inspire me shoot on film, and that it's (sadly enough) slowly dying, I've decided I want to move from digital to film. Now I understand that a great place to begin is with film photography. I've signed up for a photography class (showing you how to shoot and develop film) for my Junior year, and I've also been reading through the web and these forums to understand the film process. My first set of questions are: What still film camera should I begin with? What type of film should I use? Anyway to make a cheap DIY dark room setup? After some practice with that, I wish to begin filming short films (after some more tests of course) on a motion picture film camera. I have in mind using a Super 16mm camera, however that may not be the right choice depending on your responses. So here is my big set of questions for you guys: Which Super 16mm (if I should even use a Super 16mm) should I shoot with? Which film stock should I shoot on? What are the differences between types of film stock? I understand that there's the 'Ultra' modification to convert 4:3 to 16:9, is there any other way to do this (2x anamorphic lenses)? Or could the gate be easily modified on my own? Should I use light meters? If so, which ones do you recommend? What's the best and affordable way of a HD DIY telecine? I understand you can send in your film to get it processed and telecined, but which one is the most reliable and affordable? How to properly light an indoor scene? How to shoot at night (EXT and INT)? Recommended books or websites? __________________________________________________________________________________ As for my tastes and interests (as it could help you answer my questions more specifically): I love Hitchcock, Welles, Nolan, and Kubrick. Film noir has always intrigued me, and I love the look of it. I guess you can say I love low-light photography and cinematography. A modern DP that I dearly love is Wally Pfister, and I understand he shoots on film. If I asked him these questions, what would he say? I also understand Chris Nolan shot Following with an Arriflex BL 16mm (don't know which model). I love the community here, and I hope you guys can understand my switch to film as I think its the true magic of cinema. Thanks ahead of time for checking this post out and taking the time to respond to newbies like myself. I hope to deliver my style and form of storytelling with film. Thanks so much guys! *do note that I own a Bell and Howell MS 30 Super 8mm (no stock)*
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