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Mario C. Jackson

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  1. Guys I live in Virgina but when you shoot films you can be anywhere lol. But mainly just looking for a good young gaffer. Mario Concepcion Jackson
  2. Mario C. Jackson

    gaffer

    Hi guys its been a while since I posted anything lol but I been really busy. I am starting to shoot a few things here and there but one thing I always lack is a good gaffer. I am a young cinematographer and I was wondering was their a young gaffer out there who wanted to start a friendship and partnership with each other. Mario Concepcion Jackson
  3. Ross It all depends on what you are exposing for. Remember when you are trying to get a low level of light it isn't necessarily how dark something is but rather how much difference between the brightest and darkest point in the frame. For example if you expose one ball at T8 and the table itself at T2.8 the ball will definetley stand out because it is several stops brighter than the table. In theory your eyes go to the brightest part or thing in the frame first. Hoper this helps Mario Concepcion Jackson
  4. I would probably train under Gordon Willis, Bill Pope, or Zhao Xiaoding. I am currently studying under a local dp name David Haycox. He is a extremely talented man and is a wonderful teacher. David mentors me from time to time as well. Mario Concepcion Jackson
  5. Nicholas I just got back in the states yesterday. Just shoot me a e-mail. I will send you the copy of the last film I shot. my email is fallenrain14@hotmail.com Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  6. If I were you I would just in that room and think about how to light it. Sit in that room and just meditate. There is no one way on how something is going to be lit. Every cinematographer lights and frames different. Some like one big source, others use multiple lights. Just be sure that you add your style to that abadoned house and not any one else. We can all tell you what we might do but ask yourself "how should I light this space". Hope This Helps Mario Concepcion Jackson
  7. I would love to shoot your project. I recently shot my friends thesis project. It was 50 min long. I am currently in Belguim shooting a reality TV show. I am 25 yrs old and I am a passionate person witha lot of heart. My e-mail address is fallenrain14@hotmail.com I hope to hear from you soon Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  8. I would love to come to India and work. I dont't have a reel but I can send you a copy of the last film I shot. It was 50 mins long. I am currently in Belguim shooting a reality TV show. Just let me know if you are interested. Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  9. Chris I am currently located in Virginia. Why? are you a gaffer or have hopes of becoming one? Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  10. Hey guys I appreciate your advice and I will constantly pray that God sends me good friend and gaffer. Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  11. Mario C. Jackson

    Gaffer

    Hi It's been a while since I last posted anything on this site. Mainly because I have been busy shooting lots of projects. As a director of photography I find it hard to have a really good gaffer. Usually I have to explain everything down to the last detail and I rather not do that. I would really like to have a gaffer who can think on their own. Now I am not saying I am looking for someone to light my movies but rather someone I can have a long friendship and collaberation with. I am 25yrs old and soon to be 26. I am prepping a independent feature for August/September and I am worried that I am going to be doing to many things at once, instead of having reliable people I can trust and colaberate with. If anyone has any advice for me it would be great. Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
  12. I think it is a good idea to always use your light meter. I just finished a 50 minute movie that was shot on HD and I used my light meter every bit of the way. My meter was my safety net and it allowed me to be confident with the image especially when to monitor was not working. I usually dont trust monitors to much but that does not mean that I am right. Hope this Helps Mario C. Jackson
  13. Jason Congrats on all your hard work with the camera. I look forward on being able to shoot on it again. Hey if you need a dp for anything give me a buzz. Mario C. Jackson
  14. I tend to light fast myself but I will admit that sometimes it just takes time. Mario C. Jackson
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    gaffer

    Well I am pretty sure that everyone in here knows the value of a really good gaffer. I myself love having a really good one around with me on set. I just wanted to congratulate every gaffer out their who takes the craft of lighting seriously. I would love to have a gaffer, just one that I work with all the time so if their is a gaffer in here that wants to team up with a starting dp just let me know. Anyway this post is just to congratulate gaffers thats all. Thanks Mario Concepcion Jackson
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