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  1. Need to get my lightmeter serviced, would also like to purchase a back-up meter and trade in some analougue lightmeters... .... unfortunately the shop I used to go to is now a coffee shop... as is everything else. Anyone know any places or shops? Cheers, Andy
  2. Hi Stuart, thanks so much. Are you in LA right now?
  3. Hey Satsuki, that's awesome, thanks so much! Definetely must meet up when I get to the bay! Thanks, Andy
  4. Hi everyone, been a while since I've been on here, hope you're all good. I'm visiting LA on the 17th June, in town a few days and then touring round east and then looping back up to San Francisco. Plan to take a fair few medium format photos, but don't want to take film through those X-ray machines. Anyone recomend a good affordable retailer of 120 film in LA? Also I may try and get the bulk of my processing done in San Francisco, again to avoid the x-ray machines, does anyone know a good lab in San Fran that has a quick turn around? Also up for meeting up with people for beer or coffee if anyone's about? Thanks for your time, All best wishes, Andy
  5. Be there or be a four-sided polygon! ;)
  6. Very true, a lot of film directors have been to Oxford or Cambridge but that's because they produce students with the self-confidence and intelligence to succeed as film directors, which is one of the hardest careers in the world. Neither have course to provide them with film-making training. Nathan, for undergraduate film-making courses look at Farnham, Westminister and Bournemouth, they are recognised as the best in the country though there are others that produce successful graduates like Cardiff. There is lot of money in Film education so look at courses that are less about profit and providing the best skills and facilities and importantly produce the best and successful students. That's the most important thing about film schools, the people you meet - knowing gifted and successful collaborators will be vital in your success. University is now insanely expensive, so you could try starting as a runner - a drivers license will be pretty vital there. Trying to get a job at a camera-rental company is often considered the first step to becoming a camera trainee, however its often a very difficult first step. Getting training as an electrician could certainly help you get into the film electrical department, which is another possible route to being a cinematographer - you will certainly learn to light in the electrical department.
  7. Hi Stuart, I'm not sure I follow what you are saying, your sentence construction is brilliantly complex! ;)
  8. Hi everybody, hope you're all well out there. Some of the stuff shot on it looks quite nice: But wondering how practical it is to shoot with? Has anyone had any experience with it, seen its pros and cons? I don't believe there any here in the UK yet so I'd quite like to get peoples feedback on it. Cheers, Andy
  9. See I found Boogie Nights completely unbelievable, the montage of them beating people up, which is followed by no consequences (or guilt) or many of the other obscure sequences.... but then I suspect the intention was never meant to be 'believability'. Brings a question is 'believability' a measure of 'good'? I actually enjoyed Jennifer Lawrence going over the top, she was an over the top character, and when there were moments when she needed to show sensitivity and to crack I thought it was rather good, but all the characters were a little bit over the top, that was much of the fun! You could make the same film with all the characters whispering to each other.... but that would be a very different film, and less funny.
  10. Rather enjoyed this, the constant steadicam floating and panning gave it a really intoxicating and freewheeling feel that suited the plot and personalities perfectly. The lighting plus the texture of the 2-perf really helped conjure that period look - nice to see film still used in such a creative way. Interesting to hear about the focus issues, looked very good to me!
  11. Or the wonderful entrance of little David, in A.I. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXu0OPcTTCY
  12. As my A-Level art teacher used to say, when I would say something that didn't make sense: "Dyslexia! Dyslexia!" He said it in good jest though!
  13. Hence the 'well-liked' the sort of person who knows a good joke from a bad, is aware of others' feelings around him/her and knows when and when not to joke.....
  14. That's not really what I said.... its more about having an attractive personality. People work really long hours together and want to be working with people they genuinely like... that's why quite bouncy and confident people do very well. Its very sad as you have some really lovely people who are bit more shy and quiet, they often get over-looked. One producer actually told me that he always likes a well-liked joker on set, keeps the crew positive through difficult times. Also if you imagine that at the entry-level jobs, you may have 100 candidates, 10 of which can all do the job very well - it will often come down to the most likable. With regards to physical attractiveness, yes it does exist, its not out and out exploitation (no wiggling) but again with so many candidates able to do an entry-level job, it may come down to physical looks or how well groomed a candidate is... that certainly seems very prevalent in the world of glossy TV broadcasting. Of course I'm saying this as someone who's observed the phenomenon and doesn't hire people! I suppose its just the nature an industry, which hires very rapidly and doesn't rely on formal qualifications.
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