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Josh Gallegos

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  • Birthday 08/22/1987

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  1. I meant to say Bryce Dallas Howard, don’t k ow why the “edit” button disappears.
  2. I like the homage to “The Man With No Name” mystique, everything from the costume design to the lighting, every frame is telling a story and it’s difficult because Mando wears the chrome helmet, but you can still feel the performance! It’s really cinematic magic, and it’s true to George Lucas original vision , UNLIKE the JJ Abrahams Star Wars universe, which I loathe! The recent episode was directed by Bruce Dallas Howard and she has become an amazing artist. I also saw Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varanasi) had a role, she is amazing, she will become a huge Hollywood star, I loved her in “The Heiress” chapter.
  3. I like the homage to “The Man With No Name” mystique, everything from the costume design to the lighting, every frame is telling a story and it’s difficult because Mando wears the chrome helmet, but you can still feel the performance! It’s really cinematic magic, and it’s true to George Lucas original vision I like the JJ Abrahams Star Wars universe, which I loathe! The recent episode was directed by Bruce Dallas Howard and she has become an amazing artist. I also saw Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varanasi) had a role, she is amazing, she will become a huge Hollywood star, I loved her in “The Heiress” chapter.
  4. Yes! I am embracing these shows more than the feature films that are being made today! They’re not bulky, they are straight to the point and you spend time with the character, it’s just an open world and there is no hurry to get to the end, it’s always evolving and Star Wars has such a massive world. ive heard many great things about Queen’s Gambit, I’m actually a huge fan of Anya Taylor Joy when I saw her in ‘Emma’ so I will watch the show soon as I don’t like watching too many different shows at the same time. This is really the future of cinema, where characters and worlds can be explored without necessarily “ending” so abruptly.
  5. I’ve been obsessed with this show, I just watched the latest episodes from season 2 and I think it’s a complete masterwork. To begin with the images are so captivating, it just demands your attention, they’re so hypnotic and beautiful! I think Jon Favreau is a complete genius, to deliver quality episodes all the time and engage the viewer from beginning to end is tremendous feat. Also as a side note, I think I want to pursue graphic novels, it’s basically a movie on paper, there’s a lot of great artists on DeviantArt, so I think it’s the best way instead of going out and shoot short videos and spending so much money, but I think Mando is the best show around! Love it to death!
  6. I just saw this film on cable television last night and I absolutely loved it. It’s a masterwork by Spike Lee, and John David Washington is becoming one of my favorite actors, especially after I saw him in Tenet and now BlacKKKlansman, he has Cary Grant vibes and could easily be the next James Bond. He’s just very precise and has a big on screen presence. But I just loved the message the film had, it made me realize how huge of a monster Trump is and the hatred that he fueled in our country. It’s just powerful cinema, and it made me appreciate his work. I’m quite sad I didn’t see it in a theater when it came out!
  7. David Lynch was the cinematographer in this film, and I think it's radically different than any film ever made. I know many people find it bizarre, but I think this is the way films should be made, there shouldn't have to be an explanation for anything, it should break away from conventional structure that you see in mainstream films, to break away from the paradigm. When you see the film it feels like uncharted territory, things in the cinematic medium that haven't been fully explored. Maybe cinema can be something far more complex than just a three act story. I love the way the film looks, it's just incredibly unique.
  8. I did a revised cut of my recent short film. PW: pw444 I fixed the exposure a bit and added additional shots. It’s probably the final thing since I don’t have additional footage, I shot 7 pages in 3 hours. And I also framed it 2:1 this time. In retrospect, I should have probably filmed it in 4K , since I only used up 8gb of storage from a 128gb memory card in full HD. I had a cheap $60 tripod and it was awful trying to level the thing from shot to shot, so I just used it over the shoulder. It was just good doing something again. Also all my short films will be available here, I want to do another by the end of the year, a horror/thriller called FRENZY. I suffered an episode of psychosis some months ago and I still remember all the creepy stuff that happened, I want to turn that into a short film, but who knows if I’ll be able to get a bit of funds from seed and spark. I imagine it will be something like a $2,000 short. the idea is that a man has visions of murdering his family. https://vimeo.com/user123792391
  9. Thank you. I don’t know why I wrote down my thoughts it’s a terrible habit.
  10. Actually Brad Rushing didn’t delete my post, he’s actually nice to new HCC students. Is there a way to edit that? Maybe some of you know him, so I wouldn’t want to post things about someone I don’t know. My mistake.
  11. I wouldn’t mind being on someone’s set, but I don’t think it’s professional to get invited into someone’s house, especially from a person that you don’t personally know, that’s just weird. I mean I can understand if we knew each other from a film school or something. What if they give you a drink and then you wake up in a basement like Pulp Fiction with a gimp staring at you. Why not meet at a Starbucks or a zoom call??? Filmmaking should be kept professional, I never asked the people I worked with to meet me at my apartment. And I feel pathetic posting posts on Facebook, practically begging people to allow me on a set, and these filmmakers are just average people like me who just have more money. There’s also a cinematographer named Brad Rushing who thinks he’s god’s gift to filmmaking because he did the cinematography for Britney Spears and DMX music videos, and he’s constantly monitoring the Houston filmmakers page, and deleted my post when I introduced myself to the community. I guess he likes feeling big in a small pond of would be filmmakers, it’s really sad. I think moving to Los Angeles after COVID-19, wouldn’t be a bad idea, I can make short films, find a job, and take photographs of the beautiful city, I can visit the great movie theaters and just live a fulfilling life.
  12. I just don’t like how the system works. You have to rely on other people and that’s a pretty bad way to live a life, people are unreliable and most often than not they will let you down. I would prefer working and saving some money and making one or two short films per year and keep writing. it’s just freelancing will take you straight into poverty and I’m already poor, not living in a van poor, but I get by enough to at least have something. I was actually thinking of getting the new IPhone 12 instead of a mirrorless camera. I like to keep it simple, and there’s more portability and cheaper equipment. Otherwise the cost of renting lenses will add up. I mean if you can’t make anything on an iPhone 12 which now has Dolby Vision, the you can’t make it on a bigger camera. I can just buy an external mic some affordable LEDs and I can make many more films this way. I could film in bigger locations without attracting attention. I just hate attention, I don’t like when people stare as your filming something. I think I can live an okay life if I just make personal films and not worry about “making it”, I realize that there’s a whole world of talented people making movies and so few get to make it to the big show. It’s really a pipe-dream, but it still doesn’t mean that I can’t make films. I’ll just make them when I feel the need to and I do t want to live a life where I’m relying on someone I hardly know to give me a job, and a job that won’t even cover gas. I found out it’s a depressing life doing it that way, especially since I’m now 33 years old. I’ll just make iPhone movies and submit them to festivals when I become decent at it. I think I like that idea better. I don’t want to pretend to like people just so I can be around a Red camera or Arri Alexa, working with professional equipment doesn’t make you a professional.
  13. What I’m going to do is continue making small 2 min short videos on my iPhone. I think FilmicPro (app) unlocks great features that have even more options than a $1000 DSLR.
  14. Well, I can understand them. Making something that could succeed takes planning and most importantly getting any kind of funding is really the hardest part. Filmmaking is just too expensive if you want it done right. But I think I’m really just learning the things you shouldn’t do. For instance I know I should never film for only one night, scouting a location to plan the right storyboard is important , having the right equipment, rehearsing. Basically pre-production. I never did any kind of pre-production on my past short films and I’m not an effective communicator. You just need a small team, even if it’s just one or two more people, and you need a bit of space to think, when I started I couldn’t think, I blanked out. Good thing both of them were new actors so it was just practice for them. But I only spent about $300 to make it, so it’s not a big financial loss. I don’t see the talent, but maybe it’s just that I can’t do good technical work, because the images I had in my mind didn’t translate at all to what I captured. But I won’t linger on it, I’ll just move on and think on how to improve.
  15. I get a little weirded out by Houston filmmakers. Some guy is making a horror film with a Red camera and I asked to be on the set and he agreed, but now he wants me to go to his house to talk about his movie. He does have images on his Facebook page working with an Arri Alexa, so maybe he’s legit. But I just don’t like going to peoples houses that I don’t know. I don’t think there are any legit professionals in the city.
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