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Roberto Hernandez

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About Roberto Hernandez

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  • Birthday 01/08/1991

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    Orlando, Florida
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    Canon 7D, Canon XL2
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    Cinematography, Directing.
    Film Student at Full Sail University

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  1. I saw this in Dolby Cinema and also IMAX 3D. I really enjoyed both viewings as they have different strengths, however, I was able to appreciate the cinematography better in Dolby. Still very much in the style that Spielberg and Kaminski have created for their futuristic sci-fi stories. I did notice a moody yet slightly cleaner image for the live-action footage than in recent years. For these shots throughout the movie I imagine Kaminski is using a filter that is similar to a net or stocking with strong diffusion but none of the artifacts that is inherent with netting a lens. The result is a cl
  2. I purchased the Alien Anthology blu-ray last year in anticipation for Alien Covenant. Having never seen the fourth film in the franchise and after watching Alien 3, I wasn't expecting much from Alien Resurrection. To my surprise I really enjoyed the movie! Darius' work on the film in particular was amazing! I have read a bit about the techniques he used to achieve the look for the film, from the VariCon filter to the ENR process. I would love to learn more about these techniques as well as the lighting and any diffusion he may have used to achieve the look, particularly for Sigourney Weaver wh
  3. I'm not going to sit here and say they don't use auto-tune on this show. It is a big production and they are going for a very polished look. But even in the trailer the voices do not sound unnatural. That still sounded like Katharine McPhee not some singing robot. To me, what is fairly obvious is that all vocals on the show are pre-recorded. Auto-tune is a trendy word right now, it is the new 'photoshop' or 'lip-sinc'. If auto-tune is used on the show, it is used appropriately for a more polished sound, not to create talent where there is none. I will just say that throughout the whole season
  4. LOL I think I can spot it just fine, I know what it sounds like having grown up with many examples of it in modern music and tv shows like Glee. 'Smash' the Anti-'Glee'?
  5. There is singing talent on the show Phil! From what I hear, Katharine McPhee was a contestant on American Idol and Megan Hilty is a real Broadway star. I haven't heard any blaring use of auto-tune on the show just the usual lip syncing which is how I assume most film/tv musicals and music videos are shot. I would love to see live performances recorded for the show, now that would be a feat!
  6. I recorded the show off a digital tuner on my pc through windows media center and then just grabbed my favorite shots using the print screen button ^_^. I'll go ahead and plug the Mohu Leaf HDTV antenna that i recently bought. I get all the biggest networks free in glorious HD.
  7. I recorded every episode and then last night while writing my post, picked out my favorite shots! I loved these scenes in the show so much I wanted to share them with all of you. I appreciate that David takes the time to answer everyone's questions, so it was worth the effort :) I have to disagree about the flat look of the show. Flat to me would mean that the show was lit from every angle like most sitcoms but what David has done is very cinematic and theatrical. I think those shots I have posted up are great examples of that. Some of those scenes used very dramatic lighting and the use of sm
  8. I have finished the 1st season of Smash. Congratulations to everyone involved! That show has drama! The final episode "Bombshell" was filled with so much tension and frenzy. I loved the scenes with Julia and Tom, their confrontation and then writing the final segment. The writing and performances were incendiary, it was dramatic and incredibly funny respectively. Overall, this first season was fun to watch, getting Uma Thurman was a treat. Although, I would have loved to see Madonna or Gwen Stefani play Rebecca Duvall over a 3 episode arc but the script called for a movie star not a singer. I
  9. SMASH - I just finished watching the pilot and the first few episodes to get caught up. It looks amazing and I was ecstatic to catch David's name in the credits! I hadn't checked into the forum for over a month and was out of the loop. The advertisements for it during the Superbowl really peaked my interest especially with Angelica Houston and Mr. Spielberg's name attached to it. I was even more thrilled after watching the first two episodes to see the quality of work and great story telling AND THEN to catch M. David Mullen in the credits! Haha Congratulations, David! The show has interesting
  10. I was blown away by the finale. It was a great send off and brought a real sense of closure to an epic story, ten years in the making. It was extremely statisfying in that it didn't feel like an ending but a beginning. There were so many great moments in the finale where each character got to have their poper send off. The moments in between moments, that Smallville is famous for, where no dialogue is said and the characters are allowed to just live. I loved the scene with Clark reading Lois' vows moving around them at the door in their apartment. And that theme continued, in one scene in part
  11. A beautifully lit cave, gorgeous Daily Planet interiors and a perfectly photographed cafe exterior were among many great shots in last week's episode "Prophecy". The 2-hour series Finale airs tonight at 8pm on the CW. Don't miss it! I would love to hear everyone's thoughts! http://twitpic.com/4wxbcc/full
  12. What is difference visually when using netting over the front or behind the lens? Do you know if popular cinematographers like Janusz Kaminski prefer one over the other. What technique for netting the lens do you prefer?
  13. I just watched this on blu-ray (Blade Runner: The Final Cut). First time seeing it ever and I thought it looked extraordinary! The attention to detail. Visually this movie is stunning to look at, I am glad the shots were held a bit longer so that I could enjoy and catch all the detail. It seems this movie has influenced many science fiction films since it's release. I think A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report (visually 2 of my favorite films) have adopted a similar taste for the future.
  14. Sorry to reply on such on old topic but I love that effect. I think it makes the image look so interesting and stylish! Does anyone know if Kaminski used nets behind the lens or on frames in front to achieve this look in films like War of the Worlds, Minority Report, A.I., etc? And will using veil netting from a fabric store be any different than stretching out a stocking? how will different color fabric/stocking effect the overall look of the image?
  15. Smallville is The Ultimate Series Experience I've ever encountered. By far, my all-time favorite show. It got me through high school and followed me through college and I've grown up with these beautifully realized characters. I am so proud of this show and all the love and dedication put into every season for the past 10 years. Smallville lifted the spirits of the world only a little over a month after September 11, 2001 claimed thousands of lives. The writing, production value, and character development is why so many have remained faithful. It is going to be difficult to say goodbye but I c
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