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Vital Butinar

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About Vital Butinar

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  • Birthday 11/13/1981

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    Director
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    Ljubljana, Slovenija

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    http://www.m2mproduction.com/

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  1. I personally love the Braw and have used the ProRes only on a couple of shoots where we either had to produce ProRes or there was not going to be much post involved. But we used Braw on all of the narrative stuff and even on music videos.
  2. Yesterday's office was a shoot near a small lake side where we were shooting a TV series pilote episode and the photo is of me helping my wife who's the DP secure her shoulder rig taken by the costume designer since we almost never have any photos of us when on set. πŸ™‚ Beautiful locations, great cast who got everything right in the first couple of takes and great crew who remembered all the preproduction notes and made my day a hell of a lot easier even though long. πŸ™‚
  3. Yeah she does. https://en.ples-energij.si/leya Enjoy πŸ™‚
  4. It's really interesting because my girlfriend is foremost a sculptress so we always have a lot of her sculptures where we live. Some are small and some are as big as a person. Along with her being a sculptress her mother is a painter as well and as a result we have a huge amount of paintings hung and I must say that I love it because it's very interesting and colorful, compared to some places where there's literally nothing anywhere. It's really funny when people visit and say how interesting and cosy it is because of all the art. Of course the apartment doubles as her gallery since her studio is for creating stuff but what a better place than to display the art than where it should eventually end up, in a place where someone can look at it. Thanks for sharing. Very interesting reading.
  5. Hi guys! So our government has issued some kind of turist vouchers to every citizen to use at any turist destination in our country and as a result most of the turist accommodations have tried to shift their focus towards domestic tourists. As a result more and more places are trying to show what they have to offer to their potencial clients and we're seen a lot of work from this perspective. Anyway this was a crazy one since the client is a friend and called me up last minute that he actually needed a 10 second TV add that needed to be done in less than a day and a half for his small hotel. My girlfriend and I didn't exactly know if it was possible but we said what the heck and tried it anyway. So we drove down to the coastal town and shot everything we could find that looked pretty for a couple of hours and then drove straight home and edited the footage for another couple of hours. I mostly directed and consulted the shots, but most of them were shot by my girlfriend and she also did the editing and most of the color grading. Where I did the animation, voice and them mastered everything. This was the result after 20 hours of work that we submitted to the TV station. Of course done in our language this just an English version. Of course I realize that it could have been done better and that this was a complete run and gun type of thing but I'm actually really happy with the result and so is the client. The only comment that his significant other had was that she wanted to see a different shot of the food which in my opinion didn't work but we created an alternative version which was sent to the TV station and let them decide. Where they used the original version where I said that the shot was better since there was not a person in the shot and it looked less personal. Anyway I'm happy with it and we've done another few of these in the past two weeks which is great since it brings in some come cash and doesn't take a lot of work, time and energy. But I am however interest a little more form someone who does more commercial shoots and how is it different and if I wanted to expand my business into these type of commercial shoots what to look out for. Stay safe guys!
  6. Oh OK. I find it very interesting but I haven't been able to get around to it. But I have been trying myself with Blender.
  7. Cool! You're working in Blender? Have you Cine Tracer that works on Unreal engine?
  8. Yeah I prefer having less crew as well. Since what we're shooting is a TV series pilot episode for a local streaming service there was always going to be less crew since it's a proof of concept and we're shooting it on our own dime. So light crew and as few locations as possible was in the plan from the get go. But I'm used to that. I've never had the luxury of being able to go to someone and ask them to do something because I've always been the guy to whom people came and asked me to do something. So I've had to do everything myself and now I usually have people who I trust and work in the same sort of way that I do. As for videovillage I don't much care for those. I'm usually there and can see what's going on either directly on camera or on my monitor. Others who just want to lurk and watch don't really have to watch.
  9. Thank you. Oh that's cool. We almost always have a very light crew and never waste time. At most there will be 8 people at a time in the same room while shooting and that's only one scene. Most of the scenes are outside so that shouldn't pose any problems either. I think that all should be well since we're taking the required precautions. I've even gotten an email confirming that all our precautions are in line with the government recommendations. Accept for postponing the shoot another couple of months and missing this years window I don't know ho much more we can do.
  10. Oh yeah. That's cool. I used to do that too. I only did like a couple of websites with some coding and then went to wordpress and similar CMS. But I never liked IT too much. Filmmaking is much less stressful and much less dull. πŸ˜„
  11. So things here in Slovenia are getting back to normal and the lock down has been relaxed so we're getting back to production and are scheduled to start shooting a TV series episode in a couple of weeks and we'll be shooting three days. Of course a few precautions will be taken like if someone doesn't feel well they'll stay home, inside the crew will ware masks or outside if someone needs to come closer and we're keeping the crew really light with no unnecessary people on set and everyone needs to sign a liability waver, which was done anyway accept now it says that besides all the usual stuff that you need to watch out for your own and others safety as much as possible. My personal request was that everyone be issued their own personal hand sanitizers and that they actually use them as much as possible and also everyone operating equipment is tasked with keeping their own equipment clean which I had always insisted on anyway. Besides keeping the crew light we'll be trying to shoot stuff in a way to have as few talent as possible which might be a challenge next month when we're supposed to be shooting a music video in a crowded bar. But I guess we'll figure a workaround in one way or another. Wish us luck but with the low numbers around here and the restrictions being relaxed for a few weeks now and the numbers still falling we're not expecting any issues.
  12. Yeah she's great and I love doing stuff with her. But yeah people always say that we're crazy. πŸ™‚ Oh you coded the site yourself. That's cool! Did you just use PHP as a container for the html or is it generated? I love the way you organized the code! I used to do that and one time I even created a small content management system that spat out and commented the html code so it was all organized. Admitted I went a little overboard but it was fun. People always make fun of my organizational systems when we shoot stuff and even my girlfriend(her desktop is a mess) did when I organized her sculptures into a organized folder structure. I'm pretty strict about this filing system and only have a couple of unessential folder for a mess on our storage system and even that gets deleted on a random schedule by an automated script. But then when someone needs to find something they always come running "Oh where is the...". So very cool commenting! I keep wondering what what will come in the commented section under the hidden divs for future use.
  13. Oh yeah. But thankfully in my previous life I used to be an IT guy so it makes it a lot easier and I was never a programer so I still need a couple of days to get back to speed. But I guess being an IT person it makes it a lot easier understanding the film equipment and related technical stuff. I'm gonna joke a little now. But sometimes I wish I wasn't such a technical person because now my girlfriend, who's also a great DP and editor doesn't need to know absolutely anything technical beyond using the equipment we shoot with and it makes for some really weird and funny arguments where people say "you guys are weird why do you arguing about codecs and ISOs". On the other hand a couple of days ago she was doing some storyboards for a feature that we're developing and kept nagging me to look at naked women showering (exact search criteria) online to find the one that I liked the most so the she could have something to base her drawing on. πŸ™‚ What platform are you using for your site? I don't know why but a long time ago I decided that wordpress was something that was simple enough for me to play around with so now I just keep using that.
  14. You're welcome. I didn't help much. I just redid our website but unfortunately there's not much difference on the outside because the changes I made were in the back and organized the site so that I can update it easily. It's a lot of work. If you have time go check it out, it should be in my description. But it's a completely different style.
  15. Hi AJ! I took a look at your website and I actually love the concept because it's simple and I like the cross hairs theme like looking trough the monitor. You shot some pretty cool stuff! I like your reel. Maybe the only thing I'd do is add some info about the projects but that's me Anyway congratulations on updating your website I know how much work that is.
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