I just want to make movies
Wow! I remember when I snuck into the ASC clubhouse 2 months ago dressed as a waiter. I kept a low profile overhearing cool conversations. Then I saw him... Roger Deakins! He asked for a water and I wanted to get him comfortable so I poured him a glass of Everclear. He quickly drank the water saying he had a cold and couldn't smell a thing. He collapsed almost instantly. I really messed up this time. People began to notice. Claudio Miranda asked "Is he gonna be alright?" I yelled "Shut up!" It didn't seem like he was breathing. I opened his shirt carefully and pulled out my swiss army knife... I needed to get air in his lungs. I felt along his ribcage, I could do this. Right before I plunged the knife a hand grabbed me! It was Deakins! He quickly vomited everywhere. I was horrified. He pulled me close and said something I'll never forget... "Cameras... It's all about the sensor size..." Since then I make sure the sensor size is close to 35mm... it's what Deakins would have wanted...
I would love to write a breakdown on it! How would one even go about that? My email is JulianMakesMovies@gmail.com
Earlier this year I spoke to the head of Digital Sputnik and we coordinated a shoot using them I was directing a highly stylized video for BuzzFeed. We took over 2 stages at Siren studios. We had a $300 budget but those lights made it look like we had a $100,000 budget. Such a fun experience. We were able to customize color and light pattern for every light. Then I just wanted to use two for moonlight on another stage. Using the iPad it worked flawlessly. I love these lights!https://youtu.be/EntqbfB3-fk
Hmm... lots of hate here. Yeah we shoot Red and Alexa now but do you remember the first camera you started with? Mine was some 480p point and shoot camera. I edited off Windows MovieMaker. Sound was awful, picture was terrible but it was a blast. Now think of what those 10 year old filmmakers are going to be shooting.
I remember watching this episode. I was up late the night before dping a Toyota spot. Nervous as always I had gone through the set ups numerous times. I sat in bed not able to sleep and saw this episode. As soon as he couldn't talk I realized it was special. Completely entranced I carried it over to the shoot the next day, thinking back to what the hell this was about. It made me change my final shot that I thought gave it a more personal edge and it worked. Thanks Raphael.
There's going to be a moment while making your first film. When some shit hit the fan and you have to miss a day of shooting. You don't have the money for another day. It's scary. You feel lost. Why the hell did you make this movie in the first place? Hell what am I forcing my friends to work for little to no money to come out in the rain and shoot an 18 hour day? Is this film even worth it? That self doubt will have its chance to come out. The only way to combat it is if you have something to ground you. Make the film about a message you truly believe in. That way you can say this isn't about you, it's about getting that message out there.