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scott karos

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  1. To put in a little more detail, I have been making films on my own for almost four years now. They're mostly shorts I made with friends. Some good, some not. But I do feel like I have enough to put together a decent reel. Now, what about the resume? I've only worked random retail or warehouse jobs. I've never been on a real film set. I feel like they'll barely look at it. Any advice would be great
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbGMOc8VP4E I shot my friend playing this song and I used professional lights for the first time. I just wanted to post it. Thanks for watching!
  3. I've started to incorporate lights more into my projects. Before I wouldn't even bother and just use whatever available light was there. Before for white balance I would just use the settings like Daylight, Fluorescent, Cloudy, etc. But I'd like to start using the kelvin settings along with my lights. For example, the lights I have are balanced for I think 6500 Kelvin according the little manual the lights came with. Does that mean I would go into my camera and set it to 6500?
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbGMOc8VP4E This is the first video I shot with some proper lights I bought recently. This is a vast improvement in a lot of my other stuff, so I just wanted to post it. I have a lot to learn but this is a good step for me. Enjoy.
  5. In most of my filmmaking experience I've always just used natural light or whatever lights happen to be nearby when on a certain location such as a lamp or whatever. I want to screw around more with different types of lighting but I have a question. Let's say I buy a light that is strictly for filmmaking or photography and I use that in a scene. But, there is natural sun light shining in through the window. Can I use two different types of a light in a scene? Would it affect it somehow?
  6. I want to make a photo montage of an artists work that I like but I've run into a problem before I've even begun. I got all the photos I need that I want to cut together. Thing is, the photos are not the right size. When I play the image on FCP X, the photo is not covering the entire screen. How do I change the size of the photos?
  7. I filmed some stuff out in the forest/trail near my house and put it to the song I Want You by Tom Waits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkrzkroKAs Here's the rest of my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0f...Ii8Imsi-xetfaw enjoy.
  8. Just a little montage of my hometown set with the tallest man on earth singing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-3yo6l37Wc this is my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0fwLKSw8Ii8Imsi-xetfaw thanks for watching.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-3yo6l37Wc This is just a little montage of my town with The Tallest Man on Earth singing Hang Me, Oh Hang Me. This is the rest of my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cleanupbigfoot23 Enjoy and thanks for watching.
  10. i use dslr for all of my projects, so they're all small projects without much of a crew. By bigger project, i mean having a crew, schedule, budget, etc... When I set White Balance, I have a bunch of different presets to choose from (daylight, incandescent, cloudy, etc) and I choose accordingly. Now, are the presets always used? Is it that simple of just choosing one of the several presets available? I know you can set a custom white balance by taking a photo of something completely white and that'll be accurate. Is that the more accurate way of doing it? My questions are little all over the place. Thanks for answering.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX--OVP3zU I was screwing around with my camera and somehow ended up with this.
  12. Are most black and white films of today mostly made in post production when they do the color correction? It seems that they rarely shoot the film in b and w on set.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03GqkL6SM_g I had never shot anything in black and white before so this was basically me just trying it out. This is the rest of my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0fwLKSw8Ii8Imsi-xetfaw
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03GqkL6SM_g
  15. I've never used filters before and want to experiment with them for the first time. After doing a little research on the internet it seems that they are essential to achieving certain looks. Are they used all the time on professional shoots? Or are they sort of a last resort thing, where we only use them when we need to?
  16. I don't quite understand the whole full frame aspect of cameras, or sensors for that matter. Is there much difference when I use a full frame lens on a T3i?
  17. One thing I want to know more about is the kinds of light filmmakers use. Im talking more specifically about the actual light source like LED or fluorescent light bulbs. Whats the difference between them and how do they produce a different affect?
  18. Might sound like a stupid question, but let me explain. I listened to an interview with Louis CK talking about his show Louie. He mentioned that he doesn't use a zoom lens and instead decides to take the extra time and money to have prime lenses. So lets say you have a 25mm prime lens you want to use on a project. Whats the difference if you use a zoom lens set to 25mm? Does it have a different effect? Does a 25mm prime look different than a 25mm on a zoom?
  19. I use FCPX and haven't used anything else. I like it because it is simple and I haven't found the need for anything else. What things am I missing out on because I hear FCPX is basically like iMovie.
  20. When you're working with a director on a shoot of any kind, what qualities and knowledge are most valued to you as a DP?
  21. I'm not exactly s first time director, I've made quite a few short films and even this tiny feature film (wasn't very good) But all of those were all done mostly by myself. I would beg my friends to come over for the weekend to shoot them. Some of them were good and some were not. I plan on making a "legit" short film soon. By legit I mean having a crew of people I can collaborate with and professional actors. I plan on sending it off to festivals in the end. So what advice could you bestow upon me? Any is appreciated.
  22. This is a video I made last summer. Its a combination of nature stuff and of my town that I grew up in. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJCWwg-tHVU
  23. I was just watching some videos on a couple camera and the video mentioned that you should always set your shutter speed twice the number of frames per second. So if fps was 30, then shutter would be at 60. I had never heard of this rule. Is this true? Is this a common practice?
  24. One of the things I'm not too familiar with is the job of the Key Grip and gripping in general. I understand that they are involved mostly in the use of the dolly track, but can anyone go more in depth with this?
  25. They makes a lot of sense. Is that concept (placing the camera then deciding the lens) a common way people work? Are there any other ways people commonly work?
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