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Andrew Biesen posted a topic in Cinematography NewsLight Modifiers Luminaire Comparison Produced by: Light Modifiers Rental Written by: Camrin Petramale & Neil Adamson At Light Modifiers Rental, we know how essential lighting is to setting the tone of a film. Often, we refer to characteristics like "brightness" or "color" to communicate how to light a scene. How much do we really understand these measurements and what they mean? How well do we really understand how light interacts within an environment? Even the most experienced DPs may find that there is still much more to learn. A thorough understanding requires context, research, experimentation, and experience. “Luminaire Comparisons”--an essay written by Local 600 Cinematographer, Camrin Petramale & Local 476 Gaffer, Neil Adamson, and executed at the stage at Eleven04--is a scientific breakdown of the characteristics of light. The goal of writing "Luminaire Comparisons" was to create a comprehensive guide to understanding how light behaves in order to practically manipulate light more efficiently. We provide history, background, and a breakdown of the light characteristics of distribution, falloff, and color. We then tested various fixtures under each characteristic, and provide our data and results. Our goal is to provide the necessary information and understanding of light to more effectively light a scene, and to give DPs and Gaffers the knowledge needed to bring their vision to fruition. Find the full "Luminaire Comparison" here: www.learnwithlmr.com Light Modifiers Rental 2414 West Cullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60608 www.lightmodrents.com Office Line: (773) 940-2654 Office Email: email@example.com
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Dave Keen posted a topic in General DiscussionIs there a proper part of the forum I've missed where people share for reactions, criticism and help with their projects? Thanks!
Where to learn directing?
Yash Lucid posted a topic in DirectingQuick Backstory: As someone who did not have the luxury to study film or even get experience on set even as a coffee-runner, due to an almost non-existent industry in my town (Durban, SA), I always wanted to learn how to film. I did have one resource however, decent internet. So I watched a Lynda.com tutorial, followed Tony Reale's HDSLR 101 series on youtube, constantly watched, commented and discussed topics on Vimeo Video School, as well FilmRiot/Indy Mogul/Cheesycam, and read a book or two. It has all lead to me this point since beginning my journey in 2012: I now want to use my skills gained from web-video directing, corporate video directing, and indie-film directing, to transition into commercial directing. I've moved up north to Johannesburg which is the "LA" of South Africa where I'm offered many opportunities. While I am working my ass off and getting on as many sets as I can and continuously working, I'd like to know if anybody can point me in the right direction to find any Directing tutorials online. Unfortunately, while watching hours of interviews with Tarantino, Nolan and so on are amazingly insightful, they are still far from the basics of what I'm looking for, so if anybody knows of the equivalent Lynda.com tutorial on directing, to be used as another source (i.e., not my only source) of learning, I would appreciate it! Thanks!
Short Film/Training Series Idea
Alexis Basnett posted a topic in General DiscussionHi everyone, I will start by saying that I have always had a passion about Filmmaking. I have always wanted to go to Film-school but due to lack of funds that dream may never become a reality. On the other hand I believe that anyone can learn Filmmaking but practicing, researching and trial and error. Nowadays anyone can pick up a camera and start shooting. The problem is that it is really hard to find people willing to sit down and teach (mentor) you on some aspects of Filmmaking that are hard to grasp on your own and will make the learning curve and time longer and harder. That's why I had an idea about a Kickstarter campaign that will help me and others learn from people that work in the industry and see the whole process from start to finish, on how a Short Film is constructed. The idea: A kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a Short Film that will also teach and document the steps involved in creating a Short Film: Directing Producing Cinematography etc Part of the funds will be used to pay a Cinematographer who would be willing to sit down and teach his art to a team of 15-20 people in creating a short film (they will also be the crew for the Short Film). This will be done through short workshops and through the actual shooting of the short film. This process will be documented (DVD & Digital Downloads, PDFs or On-Set Pass) and given to potential kickstarter backers as a training series so that they can also learn the process of Filmmaking. Recordings will include: Short Workshops, Discussions on set about Lighting decisions, camera movement, behind the scenes footage, etc). Potential Perks for Backers can also include being part of the crew. I am trying to sort out the cost of the whole process and I would love to hear from potential Cinematographers from here that would be interested in undertaking the teaching of this project. He/She would have to relocate to Cyprus for the duration of the Project. The Cinematographer/Instructor will of course be paid and all Living Costs, Plane Tickets and Accommodation will be included. If I receive msg`s from interested people I will have further discussions with them on how this Project will be constructed, figure out his/her pay, and also figure out a rough budget for the whole Process. Thats is also how the Kickstarter campaign comes into play, how much to ask for the campaign. I will also use personal funds from my own pocket that I have saved. I would like your thoughts on this, any input is helpful, even if it is to say that this is a crappy idea :P Thanks for reading, Best, Alex B.
Mentorship in Cinematography
Ryan William White posted a topic in General DiscussionHello all, I'm interested in discussing mentorship as an option for learning and refining skills. Going to film school isn't an option for everyone. What would a Cinematography mentorship look like? What is the bast way to approach somebody for a mentorship? I'm asking because I'm looking to work with and learn from an experienced cinematographer and I'm sure many others out there are looking for the same thing. I have some experience myself and am going to be making a major camera purchase soon. I'm no beginner but I'm not advanced. Is there any experienced Cinematographers out there who have done this? What was the experience like? Thanks
Tips For a 15 Year Old Cinematographer
Ethan Harris posted a topic in Students and New FilmmakersHi, I'm a 15 year old just starting out and learning fast. Film runs in my family, and with the DSLR revolution, I've been given more creativity than ever before. I've got a T2i and a 7D, along with a L-series 24-105 and a few others. I'm curious to see what the real world thinks of my work, so linked below is my reel, tell me what you think! My reel isn't quite updated, so if you're interested, watch my other videos on Vimeo as well (I'd really appreciate it). Only constructive criticism and advice please.