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Jon William Brumbaugh

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  1. Hi all -- So, I follow Ryan Booth on Instagram, and the guy has a knack for creating really beautiful looks with his Fuji X100T + VSCO (iPhone) combination. It's one of my favorite results from a mobile workflow I've come across, and it's so consistent. Obviously a very teal + orange grade, but I'm wondering how he keeps it almost natural looking without taking it to a complicated desktop setup. I think it could be really helpful to break down for quick grades in the future.




  2. Hi friends -- We're looking to shoot a dog commercial in studio, most likely with color seamless paper.


    This is the reference they gave us:



    Initial thoughts are an overhead 8x8 ultrabounce hit with two Arri M40's directly, flagged for direct spill onto the set. Maybe a few 4' Kinos for some fill and edge.






  3. Hey all,


    I'm shooting a piece in a few weeks set in an ice rink with one figure skater. The Director would like focused, but very soft light on a space within the rink (I'm thinking a 20' by 20') with the background almost void of detail.


    I found this reference that she liked:


    My initial reaction was rig up a wall of 60° angled 750W Lekos with large diffusion, used and loved by Shane Hurlbut for stage-like lighting. I really like the idea of shaping ellipsoidal light.


    I know there are probably umpteen ways to do it. What are your thoughts?


    With deep appreciation,




  4. I sincerely thank you all for your overwhelmingly encouraging comments. The support is especially appreciated considering the remarkable talent on this forum. I equally appreciate the words of caution. The feature may in fact go to a major distributor with a major budget, in which case I'm probably out to lens it on account of the lack of imdb credits :)


    Either way, it has been a wonderfully flattering process. I have no doubt that if I were to land the role, I could find incredibly creative and collaborative folks with which to surround myself. If my experience on this forum is any indication, the most important aspect of filmmaking is the collaborative process.


    Once again, my most sincere appreciation. Cheers to all, Jon.

  5. This may be the silliest post ever but here goes...


    I was recently approached by a very successful Director and asked if I would be interested in shooting his next film. I've only been shooting for three years. I have shot broadcast commercials and brand videos mostly, never a feature. Part of me couldn't image why this question was asked of me in the first place. The project is absolutely NOT a small budget independent film. I guess he sees something he really likes, but how the heck could I know if I'm ready for something like that?


    Obviously a wide open topic and there's limited information I can give out but... Insights welcome.

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