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Jared Wilder

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  1. I understand that success usually does not come without a person having connections. I was wondering, how does one go about making these connections? I'm going to be attending Ohio University in the fall, a place where I am hoping will grant me at least one or two connections with recent graduates who are trying to forge their own way into the industry. However, I am sure that having one or two friends who are just barely entering the field will not be very fruitful. My question goes out to those who have already made connections: How did you make them?
  2. Thanks for the explanation, and the advice.
  3. What does "stopping down the lens" mean? (I apologize, I have next to no clue what most of the jargon means)
  4. Alright, thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
  5. Thanks, I'll try that out. One more quick question. Since my reflectors are collapsible, could having a reflector that is a third of the size help to target the light?
  6. How close would the paper ball have to be to the actors? In other words, how wide of a shot could I get while using it effectively and not having it in the shot?
  7. I'm shooting my first short film in the coming weeks, and I am looking for advice on how to light a particular scene. The scene isn't very complicated at all, it involves two characters sitting and speaking at a wooden table in an otherwise empty room. I want to light the scene the way that Tarantino lit the opening scene in "Inglourious Basterds", with the light coming straight down onto the wooden table and bouncing up into the actor's faces. I have attempted this a couple of times already, trying to achieve the look before I actually shoot it. i used the only lighting equipment i have, an 8
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