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Marcos Cooper

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  1. Having tried this, it's remarkably difficult to get enough water down to keep the street consistently wet, roads are higher in the middle so the water runs off, plus the dust and dirt on the road will soak up quite a bit of water as well. Plan on hosing for at least 20 minutes before you get sufficient wettitude. And then, of course, you'll have to rewet as needed. I would recommend a couple of RainBirds or one of those waving back and forth lawn sprinklers that will shoot a defined pattern and don't need tending.
  2. Could you explain what the cinematographer is doing in this show to make it look so stunning? Prescription: Murder shot by two-time Oscar winner Ray Rennahan is a made-for-TV movie featuring the first appearance of Peter Falk as Columbo. Rennahan was in his early 70s when he shot it and some of the scenes do have a bit of a stage play vibe yet it is still extremely watchable. Why is this such a standout? You can watch it on IMDB's streaming service
  3. Or watch this, starring the most patient woman in the universe.
  4. The background keeps changing from too bright to borderline dim and almost never matches the color temp of the main lights. The key light isn't soft enough so you're getting those ugly forehead highlights. The kicker/rimlight is too bright and it's burning out the sides of the actor's faces. The DOF being too shallow didn't bother me until you pointed it out but it's one of the many little things that ruins the effect.
  5. That question certainly touched a nerve. But to circle back around; I'm building a second career but I'm old, even older than David Mullen and I need to streamline my working process. So...sticking with Vittorio's colors—using them as a way to limit the number of gels I have to order and keep track of in my head—is it a viable idea? Or would I be dooming myself to constant failure?
  6. Would limiting myself to using only the 9 or 10 Storaro gels from Rosco be a reasonable creative strategy for maximizing visual impact while streamlining the decision process? (With the exception of CTB, CTO, and CTS, of course). Are his colors versatile enough to tell every kind of story, convey every emotion? Why? I’m exhausted. Between Lee, Rosco, Apollo, and GAM there are thousands of gel colors available. But I’m old as old can be and don’t have time to learn the nuances of so many options before I’m dead. Plus, Vittorio is a much greater genius than most of us...
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