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  1. @Phil Rhodes Studies have been done on this sort of thing, particularly in the context of why children in Asia, particularly east Asia, tend to do better on tests of mathematical ability than children in the west. I'm pretty sure that I once read a study which suggested there actually was a very small biological influence on that sort of cognitive ability in the population in question, but that social pressures were vastly more influential. I can't find that study now, but there are plenty of others, and the overwhelming conclusion is that it's overwhelmingly cultural. That is to say, Chinese kids excel at maths because their parents, schoolteachers and society in general pressures them to do work hard at it, not because they're genetically predisposed to be better at it (or at least not by an amount that matters much). I'm just going to say it! This whole paragraph is RACISTS. Please take all the time you need to find that study you read, I like to know what institution, author and science journal published that study. Things are different if we compare men and women. Men have a better ability than women to mentally solve abstract three-dimensional problems, while women are better at location recall ("where is that object on a map") and that is so consistent among the two populations we're comparing that there is almost certainly a large biological component to it. Racisms and Sexism go hand in hand, I'm not at all surprised you made this statement. This means that, at minimum, we need different interventions, with different criteria for success, for issues of underrepresentation based on gender as opposed to issues of underrepresentation based on ethnicity. That's just one example of why this is not a simple problem. This is based on the above Men are Better at problem solving, while women are better at remembering thing, or the Study of Math and East Asian children? It is very tempting to reach for a conclusion because it's simple or popular. However, to solve this problem in a way that's fast, effective and fair to everyone, we may need to accept conclusions that are complicated, unpopular, and don't justify much moral outrage. We might need to accept that certain groups appear underrepresented but actually aren't, or at least not as much as it might seem. We might also have to accept that where there is underrepresentation it's because of social, political or cultural pressures which are causing people to self-select out of particular careers, and that the most appropriate solution is to try to change those pressures, not simply to exclude people until an arbitrary level of representation has been reached - because then we won't actually have solved the underlying problem anyway. You really took the time to type out this RACISTS and SEXIST GARABGE to say to imply "Someone Parents pressured them to study something other then Film" so that why large groups of society are underrepresented in the industry. @Stuart Brereton Larry, Accusing others of holding views that they haven't actually proposed, without offering any solution of your own is rarely helpful in a discussion. I'm correcting that now. To address your points: On 9/11/2020 at 9:47 AM, Larry Stone said: 1.We Need to Study the Problem. (Cause I need Time To Deny I Recognize Discrimination.) We do need to study the problem. We need to know what levels of participation we should reasonably expect from minority groups, given a non discriminatory industry. If we don't know that, how will we ever know that the measures are working? Given a NON DISCRIMINATORY INDUSTRY the participation levels would be equal. So Let's not focus on a magical number, as something we need to work towards. Let's focus on being inclusive, and welcoming to everyone. On 9/11/2020 at 9:47 AM, Larry Stone said: 2. They aren’t applying for jobs. (I want to blame the Problem on those effected, to help me with my Denial.) This relates to the previous point. If the levels of participation are not what we would expect, why aren't they? Is there discrimination that we're not seeing? Is there an attitude being indoctrinated into minority groups earlier in education that prevents them from seeing this industry as a viable career? Or do they simply not want to be in this industry in the numbers we imagine? allowing the industry to gradually equalize to a natural level as older, white males retire, will take years, maybe even a generation. - stuart brereton So you do recognize discrimination! Yet you still deny it by say "Is there an attitude being indoctrinated into minority groups earlier in education that prevents them from seeing this industry as a viable career?" I'm going to ask you is there an indoctrination taking place now? Are Racists and Sexist teaching their beliefs to a younger generation, passing them off as the "Old School Way of doing things"? This last is necessarily a generalization of the industry as a whole rather than specific roles within it. For instance, in my experience, women are very well represented in HMU, Wardrobe, Art, and Production departments, but rather less so in G&E and Transpo. Is this down to discrimination or just natural preference? I'm sure discrimination has a lot to do with this. If someone took the time to interview people in these department, we would hear similar stories on how they end up in certain departments, when they wanted to Direct, work the set as DP, Grip, Best Grip Etc. On 9/11/2020 at 9:47 AM, Larry Stone said: I 3. It Positive Discrimination (What I mean is, I don’t want the system to change, cause I benefit from the system.) Positive discrimination, by its very nature, picks winners and losers on the basis of protected characteristics, something which is otherwise illegal. You cannot claim to be against discrimination that keeps you out of an industry, whilst being for discrimination that keeps someone else out out. It's an extraordinarily complex issue, with no easy answers. Ava DuVernay had a Production Crew that was over 50% women. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ava-duvernay-gender-parity-women-own_n_5dc1a27de4b0615b8a9a5681 "Be We Tried And Made It So" - Ava DuVernay. Now you might point to how this as "Positive Discrimination", and I wonder if you ever "Pointed out Discrimination"? It's not complex, you just need to try! @Frank Hegyi No one applies for anything. All the hiring is personal connections and word of mouth. If producers formalized the hiring process I bet 90% of this issue would go away tomorrow. Thank You Frank. While I don't believe 90% of the issues will go away. I think those of you in the industry can start recommending people and building a more diverse crew.
  2. I see We’ve reached this point in the conversation: 1. Discrimination is wrong. 2. I Recognize Discrimination. 3. I know it unfairly effects certain people. But Let’s Not Make any Changes cause: 1.We Need to Study the Problem. (Cause I need Time To Deny I Recognize Discrimination.) 2. They aren’t applying for jobs. (I want to blame the Problem on those effected, to help me with my Denial.) 3. It Positive Discrimination (What I mean is, I don’t want the system to change, cause I benefit from the system.) If you can’t change the world, Change Your Actions!
  3. I’m currently read “Lighting for Digital Video and Television” 4th Edition. Book states 15 amp Edison plug 110v you can use a 1200w light. 20amp Edison plug 120v you can use a 2k. Lights only, you can’t plug anything else in. Hope this Helps or leads to better answers Good Luck
  4. Dedolight 2015 Competition, someone submitted a tutorial video. Good luck with the project. link:
  5. @Mark Kenfield before HMI and LED lights how did you handle the mix color of tungsten and daylight? Off Topic I'm going to try your mobile umbrella book light contraption, with my tota lights! Tota output 750watts. Looks like you used westcott 7ft umbrella with a 2k. Any other tips to avoid melting, the umbrella? All safety tips are appreciated!!
  6. @Joshua Cadmium Have you used the Dichroic Glass Filters? Reviews seem to be mixed.
  7. I created a post "Help with Photometric". The Answers in that post and my needs/wants ruled out Aputure Lights.
  8. Update: In large open room with plenty of daylight, my plan is to use and manipulate the natural light, by using reflectors to light the subject. Depending on the look, I might use a tungsten/daylight balanced dedolight as a hair/kicker light, bounced fill from a reflector under camera position, etc. Currently using a Tota light in 40x40 softbox as key light. In room(s), with closed curtains. By adding dedolights, I looking to go from a 1 light setup to 3 light setup. I also like the precision focusing of the dedolight for still life photography. They've been on my wish list for years, and the current sale makes them affordable. The HMI/LED versions are out of my price range. Thank You to everyone for replying.
  9. @David Mullen ASC This is a small one person crew, I'm only looking to light one person for Interviews or Short Narratives Shots. If a Daylight Conversion filter is used, I know I'll lose one stop of light. The Dedolights are just for Fill, Hair/Background and Kicker light. I should still have plenty of light to work with. I'm using bounce light, when dealing with rooms that have lots on natural light. Unless I'm confused, these are 120v lights, I shouldn't have issues with blowing fuses. Are my thoughts on how this works wrong? Larry
  10. Hey, I want to purchase a set Dedolights DLH4 along with some Lightstream Reflectors. I like the versatility of these lights, wanted to know from industry professionals if Tungsten lights are on the way out, in favor of Bi-Color LED lights? Silly question are Tungsten Bulbs on the way out? Energy Department Prolong Lives of Incandescent Light Bulbs. If so do you think a replacement Bulb will take its place? Larry
  11. @Satsuki Murashige Well again, I wouldn't use any interview light at 2' from the subject and wouldn't recommend that you base your calculations on that, as it's just not a realistic working distance for most interviews. You might want to check the photometric tables for those lights at 6' and see if they'll still work for you. Thank You for the reference images. I going to check the photometric data, and do a little more research. Again Thank You.
  12. @Gabriel Devereux "need to output at least 100 foot candles at 2ft, to be useable in any interviewing set up." I'd recommend something a little higher. With your Nikon be sure to test! I say this as when I owned (now) relatively old DSLR's anything over 200 ISO I considered too noisy. Do some tests rating your camera at different ISO's and choose one you consider acceptable. I'm just using the rule of 100 foot candles at 2ft 100 ASA as a tool for researching. Testing the ISO is a good idea! Thank You Again for your answers.
  13. Thank You @Gabriel Devereux I appreciate you taking the time to provide explain the light lost with the diffusion. That really helped me understand light output. Thank You again @Satsuki Murashige for your time and in-depth answers. No go on the Skypanel. I don't own any Lights at the moment. Using a DSLR Nikon D750, I think I can go up to 800 ASA/ISO(still researching that). I was comparing different lights, looking to see what would be a good fit. I pick a Fstop of 5.6, cause I want to avoid purchasing anything that was limited to just Fstop 2.8, better yet 100 Foot Candle. The photometric are from the Kino Flo freestyle 31 510 foot candles at 2ft and the Kino Flo Celeb 401 858 and 401Q 1058 Foot candles at 2ft. All these models have front diffusion built in. I've never worked with any kind of panel light, I guessing you don't need the extra diffusion. At 400ASA/ISO that the two of you have recommended the Freestyle would be a good fit for interviews and the Celeb's would be over kill. And any lights I end up purchasing need to output at least 100 foot candles at 2ft, to be useable in any interviewing set up. Thank You Both.
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