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Max Field

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  1. Does anyone here find having a certain taste in fashion, or understanding a variety different fashion cultures, to be an essential part of mastering your style as a cinematographer or director? We mostly shoot people. People wear clothes. I understand there's a costume department, but can a cinematographer with an eye for it help flesh their skills out? If anyone has input or stories on this it'd be very appreciated!
  2. Thanks for the examples. There's a lot of stuff with light physics I try to be mindful of in my day-to-day life because I know it will assist in the realism of my visuals. Sometimes the most common everyday things are the hardest to vividly notice because we're so used to them. I suppose having the eye to break it down as it happens in real life is one of the crucial talents that makes a successful DP.
  3. I'm just trying to get the scientific understanding now. Is it to be assumed that the sunlight coming in from the other side is bouncing off the blue sky? or grass? Or is there math to light losing its saturation the more it's bounced?
  4. Are there any examples you have from jobs you could post with some explanation? It would probably help a lot of us. It's hard to wrap my head around cool shadows when there's such a strong warm source that could potentially create bounce in a similar tone.
  5. If you can throw a bit of CTO in there to warm up the light it couldn't hurt. You'll really find the look driven home in post when playing with the RGB curves and spot-saturation.
  6. Only 2 things in life are guaranteed: 1. Gravity 2. The question of "What camera should I use?" will be answered with 10 more questions.
  7. Sounds like a chance to try the Pocket4k? Maybe Sony F3 because they're dirt cheap now? I'm not sure of your minimal standards as far as compression goes.
  8. He's trying to be this flirtatious guy but it just comes off as acting. It probably has more to do with casting than anything, the voice throws it off.
  9. The male talent felt very out of his element. Also I understand they're supposed to be in 2 separate rooms, but the soundscape for the guy's webcam was mic'd too close without any reverb, ADR was very blatant.
  10. Has anyone used the Luxli Timpani or Dracast 728 RGBW LED panels?
  11. I saw some friends with programmable RGB light bulbs they just had in regular home sockets. I thought they were the greatest thing ever with the exception of their lumen output. Obviously the industry standard cinema version of these would be Arri Skypanels, but I feel like there's a middle ground somewhere I'm completely missing? If I want a brighter version of those programmable bulbs, or maybe just a cheaper version of a fully customizable color tone fixture, what would be the first things to look at? Thanks as always.
  12. Literally all I can think while watching this is "Aw they're so happy and will be dead or homeless when the stock market crashes next year"
  13. Was it Tarkovsky who willingly shot in a radioactive area and died from cancer shortly after?
  14. In 50 years I wouldn't be surprised if the job of "editor" in cinema is nearly gone. Every young filmmaker does their own NLE in this era.
  15. Well you gotta consider how many other things they do with your movie for it to go to TV. Censoring certain lines, chopping out scenes for time, changing the aspect ratio and cropping out important shot elements. The credits being cut out is the last of the filmmaker's worries. If I was a smaller guy on the crew then yeah it might upset me but it's just more motivation to be the first name mentioned.
  16. Kids out here are watching every movie on their phone and laptop through multiple degrees of digital compression. You'd be surprised how little people care. I'll be like "ew look at that digital noise" and physically point it out and they'll be like "huh? what? oh I guess but whatever it's just a movie". Getting up to adjust the contrast so I can see the shadows better and everyone else will say "stop toying with it it doesn't matter I can see the faces its fine".
  17. It's fascinating how these thread topics spark the most debate yet everyone outside of cinematography find film vs digital to be the least important element of the craft. Then again I'm sure some people in cinematography find it to be the least important element of the craft as well..
  18. Yeah the grade could use a little more punch and when the interview audio comes in it immediately destroys the professional vibe you opened with. Also getting more angles of coverage for the main interview would really flesh things out, maybe even have the camera handheld on that portion too. This goes in and out between TV quality and youtube vlogger's student film. I don't believe you're clueless to this, I think the director just settled in the wrong areas. Let me know if you need an audio guy, I'm in the area.
  19. I thought they taught this concept in middle school? Writing an outline for any long paper?
  20. Probably good you ditched it when you did. The original 4K mini is going nowhere but down.
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