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Frank Poole

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  1. It's said that filmmaking and directing in particular are about "managing chaos" or "orchestrating accidents". What are the things that simply can't be planned or counted on? Do you have a story to share that is indicative of this aspect of filmmaking?
  2. EDIT: I meant horizontal banding type flicker. i dont know if that's only a digital problem..
  3. @Dom Jaeger Thanks so much Dom! that is super helpful! I had to read your answer and your older post about metering several times but it's finally starting to click. What I meant about the flickering is, since I will be working no/low-budget, I will likely be using these RGB LED smart bulbs I have at home in various setups, and when they are dimmed, they can cause an intense flicker I found when shooting my mirrorless cameras. I was asking if using the mirrorless cameras at 24 fps would accurately represent how the lights may be captured on film running at the same rate. I've done some reading on the subject and it seems the best bet is to never dim them because the "refresh rate"(?) for lack of a better term, becomes very visible. Keeping them at full blast and using diffusion and bounce cards as needed seem like a clear fix. My inexperience is showing haha. As a tech, what are your first guesses when a Bolex motor is jammed? I bought an original Reflex a couple weeks back for cheap "As Is" because I could see it was cosmetically pristine and might only need CLA, I've heard stuck motors are pretty common.
  4. @Simon Gulergun Thanks so much Simon! Great info. @Dom JaegerI only got the camera body and plan to use my stills lenses with an adapter because they're what I've got. They're Canon FDs if that helps
  5. I've ordered a Bolex REX 3 and I am so excited! I've also gotten a Sekonic L398, so I've really got the cliche film student package, haha. Honestly, the simplicity/limitations of the tools is what I find inspiring and fun. A few things I'm still trying to grasp: - Shutter angle: When to adjust and how, for effect or utility - Aperture: How to compensate for the viewfinder? - In what situations is it practical to push or pull the film more than an aesthetic choice? - common pitfalls to avoid? - best places to buy film stock? - Is using a digital camera for reference an effective way to prevent light flicker? this is one i really want to avoid lol Thanks to anyone who answers, any info is really appreciated. I am new to the forums and this site is a wonderful resource
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