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jacob larsen

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  1. I always felt this ending-frame elevated the whole movie to a special level. I have never seen it topped anywhere, ever (Not even in the other StarWars movies) Almost like how a theater-play is ended with the curtain-call. Cinematically simple. And no fancy coloring or overly 'artsy' look. Just a clear memorable frame of the heroes to let the audience end the journey with 🙂
  2. I have designed 2 LUTs to make it easier to adjust white-balance and exposure based on people's skin-tone. I am asking a small price for them (9 US$), so technically I suppose they are a commercial product, which is why I post here in the 'press-release' sub-forum (But just so you know; I am just a hobbyist when it comes to photography. I do not make a living from photography) They are simple 'false-color' LUTs intended to make it easier (Versus simply 'eye-balling' it) to achieve a nice looking skin-tone on people. They are probably more useful if you are not working with prese
  3. Clearly a much more involved process than simply sitting still for hours in front of a computer-screen thinking digital allows anything to be done in post 🙂 And when I look at stills from "Drop Zone" now, I can clearly see that lights are used on a lot of the scenes. It is amazing how something you did not see before suddenly pops right out at you 🙂 Thanks for the details. I am about to make some test-experiments myself with lighting vs no-lighting, to get more 'hands-on' with how it can alter colors and overall looks of a scene. Learning by doing 🙂
  4. Thank you very much for that insight, David 🙂 I have only worked with film as still-photography, never as motion-photography, and have almost no practical experience with correcting an image outside the digital realm. I think I am beginning to get a better understanding of where the thing I admire personally in the look of films, such as "Drop Zone" (Which I absolutely love on a whole, not just for its looks. But in terms of its looks it's one of those I use as a 'benchmark' or reference, since, to me, it stands as an example of perfection), comes from; the light during the filming (
  5. Pardon what may be a silly question, but... ...would it be likely correct to assume this movie (And similar movies like for instance "Die Hard" and "Dirty Harry") is basically just white-balanced and then nothing more in terms of grading? (I am judging it by the version shown on TV and streaming websites) They are clearly not using LUTs (And never have the 'teal and orange' look we see today, but rather clear, vivid and distinct colors) as this is before digital grading, so is it fairly safe to assume that movies from those days basically get their looks from the film-stocks the
  6. Thanks Phil 🙂 Yeah, I have learned that IMDB will not let you remove a budget once you have entered it, so that is also something to be aware of. I learned that the hard way with the only short I have on there 😕 So my overall take from this thread is this: submit as little to IMDB as needed at first, since you can always add more later if needed.
  7. Thanks, yes that one makes good sense to me :) Perhaps not relevant for me to mention, other than as a small anecdote perhaps; during Christmas-season I notice how old movies in Denmark (1960s, 70s) often don't have any rolling credits at all. They may have a short intro with the star-actors names highlighted but often the movies end with a simple "The end" and then a hard-cut to black :) I don't know if that was also done for the cinema-releases of those films, or if it was a trend of the time in danish cinema to simply omit the credits on the film itself. And also, the audienc
  8. I will go with that :) At this stage my purpose/idea of having an imdb-presence is only to have a relevant 'calling-card' I can reference when being in contact with people. So I can at least show I have some level of dedication/commitment to all of this. I don't think me being on imdb, in and of itself, will do anything for me. But I'm thinking that being able to show a link to an imdb-page, with a little non-overwhelming info that at least hints at me having some varied experience, might make some difference (in the good direction) to how I might be perceived and thus my potential
  9. @Tyler Purcell My initial plan was to have 3 titles on imdb, to not appear like a 'one-trick-pony'. The short, to show something that was fictional/drama The documentary, to show something that was non-fiction (and the documentary actually had a crew. It was only the short-film I made completely solo) And one music-movie (a kind of extended music-video I suppose), to show something music-related since that's what I do most. And the music-movie I have planned is also non-solo work. Those 3 I think reflect a nice variety of my work, while still being such a small sample that
  10. @Bruce Greene Yes, that's another very good point. Thank you. The short I got on imdb is not one I had thought of trying to sell though. I actually placed it in creative-commons, since its purpose is more to function like a 'business-card' to attract attention to myself (and to basically just get started with the whole imdb-process) The short is also not new, but one I made in 2012. I just never took it further than putting it on youtube and vimeo back then. But I'm just trying to get more organized now and establish some kind of 'real' presence for myself and my work (and in turn ho
  11. In the movie itself you mean? If yes, then that's how I do it too. I do not have a long list of credits in the movie (or any other solo video-production I do) with my name showing up over and over :) I agree that would be outright foolish :) But on the imdb-page for the movie I had my name listed several times (6 times actually)
  12. @Michael; Ooh a ghost-crew would scare me. It's funny you mention it though, because with my music I use several pseudonyms for the various genres I do. But they are band-names and also serve a kind of 'legit' purpose; making it easier for listeners to know which songs are in their preferred genre. They also do avoid 'artist-fatigue' though (a different pseudonym may make the listener think they are listening to something new and fresh, even though it's still the same person behind the music), which is similar to what a ghost-crew would do, so I guess I should perhaps not feel s
  13. I have done some compression-experiments with the "VP9 .webm" codec, and one of the features is that you can lower the frame-rate in sections of the intra-frame that has little difference between adjacent temporal inter-frames. Basically this means you can have a main frame-rate of 60fps (or whatever is the main frame-rate of your video) and then smaller sections of the image can have an individual lower frame-rate. I believe the purpose is to decrease band-width and/or increase compression-ratio relative to your quality-target and I see it frequently on LIVE-broadcasts (somebody doi
  14. Thank you for your insight on this. I had not really given the 'signal-value' much thought, but I recognize its effect on myself now that you mention it. And how it can affect what you expect of a production and lead to a kind of prejudice (and one that may even still color your opinion after seeing the production) That's certainly something to think about. I am just not sure who is the broader target-audience for the budget-listing on imdb (who you really list the info for), and thus what the norm would be to list there. Personally I rarely look at the budget-listing when c
  15. I just got my first short-film listed on imdb. Yay-me :) (I'm just a small-timer, but it is a great feeling all the same.) I have a question about the most appropriate thing to put in as the budget. I used my own equipment and my own time, so technically it did not cost me anything extra to make the film. Would you... 1: list the amount of money you were willing to spend to finish the film, even though you perhaps ended up spending much less. 2: list the amount of money you figured it actually cost you to do the film (basically just the electricity used during the
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