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  1. Hi you all :) I recently bought some cheap Chinese fresnel lights just to see if they are any good or not. I wrote some thoughts to my blog, and there is also lots of images! http://aapolettinen.blogspot.fi/2014/09/chinese-fresnels-are-they-any-good.html I'd say it is very risky to order this type of gear directly from China. Luckily I have worked years with professional lights so I dared to try these cheap counterparts just to see if they can be used safely by anybody...
  2. Hello all - I'm completely new to these forums, and already excited to start delving deep into all the information here. Just wanted to share a trailer for my feature, DON'T. STOP. RUNNING. which, as is often the way with microbudget indies - I wrote, directed AND shot... Never again...! I used a BMPCC and a range of M43, C Mount, M42 and Arri B-mount secondhand and new lenses, and was amazed to see the quality we could get from that little camera. We shot, for the most part, outside in a British summer (occasional bits of sunshine interspersed with long periods of slate grey skies) with just a sun direction app, a couple of reflectors and an Artem smoke gun. I'd love to know what people think of the trailer - a bit of feedback and critique is the best way of learning! Thanks, Alex.
  3. Hi, We are in the middle of production (with extremely tight budget) of our directors masters degrees work called "Adamah" I'm looking for Kodak Vision 2 5205 or something similar to match our footage. The stock can be: shortends, recans, outdated stock. I need something like 600m/2000ft. We are on really tight budget, so prefer affordable offers. Our teaser (pardon for the bad color correction, this is just for refference) https://vimeo.com/246951335 (we are in Lithuania, EU) Or maybe someone has this stock just laying around and wants to get rid of it? Anyway Thanks for your attention, Nojus nojusdra.com
  4. Hello guys! I'm a filmmaker based in London, England and I wanted to share with you all my latest work. I'm very grateful for this site as I've learned a lot from here and met a lot of good people (and some bad ones too). It inspired me to do what I do and to be where I am. So, I finished my second feature film called The Job, it was a complete hell to shoot as it was shot with one camera, one lens, and one light and entirely in two days. We shot 60 pages a day. I could say it was done because it was artistic call but I would be lying, as it was obviously because of the budget. And I would really love to hear what you have to say. The film is inspired by Reservoir Dogs for the most part, with a gangster twist. Logline: When five guys robbed a bank, they thought that the robbery itself was the hardest part of the job. Here's a link to the trailer: And here's a link to the film https://www.hankorion.com/thejob2017 (you can watch it for free with Amazon Prime). We shot on Red Epic, and 35mm Samyang lens. I made a DIY LED light at home and brought it with me, then attached it to a broomstick and asked my friend to hold it. Thank you, guys!
  5. Does anybody know where I can find a list of micro-budget (under $100K US) feature films that are streaming somewhere online? Preferably recent films--last five years, if I can find them. I'm producing and directing a film along those lines and want to research the competition, but can't figure out how to find these movies. Everything I've tried Googling just yields a list of breakout indies or classic zero-budget indies I've already seen. Where are the sorta-good, sorta-shitty movies that don't suck but didn't necessarily break out? Thanks!!
  6. Sean Porter says some really interesting things about 'beating up' the digital image, to sort of pull out that natural grain, and to give it some character. What do you think? Interview here. http://www.cinelinx.com/interviews/item/9323-sean-porter-d-p-of-green-room-on-adapting-for-the-narrative.html
  7. Good night guys, we're shooting a short film in about a month, and I'm planning to use a BMCC 2.5K. It's a low budget film so we'll be using some LED panels and Rokinon lenses. However, there's a night scene, so I'd like to know if there's any recommended exposure settings that you suggest. I haven't visited the location at night yet, but I know it's not pitch black, and that there are some practicals. Also, we're not looking for a high contrast/ very dramatic look, mostly soft light. The only time I've shot night scenes with the BM I used ISO 800 and played with wide apertures (T/1.5 the widest) and I found it delivered a decent image. However, even after the color grading there was some noticeable noise. Is there something specific that you suggest so I can improve the image quality or is that about the best I can get? Thanks in advance guys. Daniel
  8. A colleague of mine with a small production company is struggling with work, I'm doing him some favors lighting with my tungsten kit to help make his projects look better in hopes of grabbing in some clients with deeper pockets. Sometimes we need a bright pool of daylight because the cameras used aren't very sensitive (around 250 ASA) and/or shooting into windows. I was thinking of putting together an array of those giant 6500k 105w CFLs with 90+ CRI, though keeping their built in ballasts cool might be a concern if they're packed in closely. Renting isn't an option; HMIs, kinos, etc. are out of budget and this wouldn't be used that often. Does anyone have any ideas? Has anyone seen any creative solutions for getting a lot of daylight for your buck out of a 15A outlet? Also considering lipo battery/giant inverter options for quick shots that require more current. It's definetly not something that would go on a truck for day-in-day-out production use by different crews and such. Looking to get something that will output around 50 foot candles at 30ft from subject 30ft+ width beam. Softness/hardness isn't a concern at this point, just getting exposure is hard enough. Impossible to find/build?
  9. Filmmaker Panel at Independent Film Week to Focus on Producing Low-Budget Features on Film NEW YORK, September 22, 2015 — A panel featuring award-winning filmmakers Ferne Pearlstein (Imelda), producer Adam Piotrowicz (Listen Up Philip), director Ari Taub (79 Parts) and cinematographer Franco G. DeMarco (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Worm) will explore the process of creating low-budget features on film here at IFP’s Annual Independent Film Week. Kodak, a Premier Sponsor of IFP Week, will host the seminar on September 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Avenue, at 65th Street). “Realizing Your Vision on a Budget,” which is open to conference-goers, will explore the panelists’ real-world experiences in bringing their project to the big screen on motion picture film without breaking the bank. Moderated by Scott Macaulay, editor-in-chief of Filmmaker Magazine, the panel will focus on the filmmakers’ choices and the benefits they reaped. “This is a great opportunity for filmmakers to hear first-hand about how easy and affordable it is to tell their story on motion picture film,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager for Entertainment & Commercial Films at Kodak. “We’re committed to helping independent filmmakers tell their unique stories and realize their vision on film.” To attend the panel, you can purchase passes to the conference at http://www.ifp.org/conferences/filmmaker-conference/purchase-pass/#.VAoL3mRdVEk. For more information on Kodak, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/motion. For more information on Independent Film Week, visit www.independentfilmweek.com. # (Panelists are subject to availability) About Kodak Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow. About Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Business Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging business is the world leader in providing motion picture film and imaging products, services, and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm), Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm), and YouTube (youtube.com/KodakShootFilm). (Kodak is a trademark.) 2015
  10. Hey! We're looking for a DP based in London UK to work on a micro budget road movie (Set in the US) that will be shot on Andromeda DVX100, with Elite Letus 35mm adaptor. If the budget allows then we will be shooting on Aaton XTR, S16mm film, or combination of both. Synopsis and more info here: Awaken The Giant Within At the moment we're looking for the right DP and we want to, soon, start shooting some tests. You must have experience on micro/low budget productions and be based in London, UK. If you are interested please send an email with the following details: Cv, camera/tech skills, showreel. Email: info@volitionmedia.co.uk. Cheers
  11. Here is the 3rd episode to my new web series 'Palm Bay Blows'. Consists of skits, interviews and whatever else I filmed. All shot in Palm Bay, FL. Used a Canon Rebel T3i. Let me know what you think! Written, Directed & Edited by Eric Castillo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tuYFJGVPi4&list=UUsTYaGYnM3BUWm49AEdmAjA&index=1
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