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Giacomo Girolamo

Member Since 09 Nov 2017
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2018 04:52 PM
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In Topic: Special Skills

14 August 2018 - 12:29 PM

It depends on the project, and I know some interviews are tough, but you could talk about other interesting that could complementary with your DP work.

The other day, someone talk to me about working as DP in a 48 hours project, in which you have to write, film and post produce a short film in a weekend.

 

Well, I am sound engineer, and even if I don't be checking or working in the sound department, the director saw that as an asset because I could help in post production. Same thing if you are good with editing (but maybe in a feature, is not the best option because as DP you are too close to the footage). Also, if you are good writing scripts, you could help in the pre production.

 

The other day I was watching an interview with Geoff Boyle, and he says that every DP now has to know a little about post production, color grading, CGI, etc., because if you know that, you can save time when shooting (not to fix things in post, but to save work to later in post, not the same thing) and if you save time, you save money, and increase the chance that people call you again.

 

 

Just my thoughts on the matter.


In Topic: A book for creative lighting

08 August 2018 - 03:04 AM

Hi Tiago, I know is not what you ask for, but here's an interesting video while you waiting other people in the forum recommend you some great books.

 

https://www.youtube....DedoWeigertFilm

 

 

Bye!


In Topic: Any advice for shooting a short outside?

06 August 2018 - 12:58 PM

 

Thanks Giacomo! Could you explain more about how you use the app? 

Unfortunately we don't have the best hours to shoot - due to the tide of the beach (which is on an island) we will be shooting from 9-3. Hopefully we can get things done fast so that we don't have to shoot in the afternoon.

 

It's very simple. You open the app in the phone an with "enhanse reality" (like pokemon go or any app that draw things in you camera) show you the path of the sun (or the moon) and the path has dots with the hours of the day, so for example, if you want to film in the street and there's two building, with the app you can see that between 13:14 and 14:34, the sun is going to pass between the buildings, therefore you are going to have sun in the streets at that time.

 

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For example, if you want to make a siluette in this lake, you can see that you have to wait to 08:15 because, before that, the sun is going to be cover by the trees. So is a very useful app when you have to your exterior productions, because you can decide just visiting the location, what kind of shoots you're going to have. With the button between the date and the hours, you can't switch between sun and moon, and the date is also useful if you visit the location weeks before the shotting, because the sun moves it path on the sky a little everyday (the earth moves but you know what I mean, haha).


In Topic: controlling massive green spill - ideas?

06 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

Just don't film when the sun is so high, wait to the sun is cover by the house or when is down and the spill don't "tint" so much.


In Topic: Matching a "studio setup" ext/int?

06 August 2018 - 12:41 PM

 

 

So yes that is the idea, but we will do this with digital zoom cause we don't have acess to dolly or any grips to help out. Sorry for my bad english if that wasn't clear from my explanation =)

 

Get a nice zoom lens for film and a lightmeter and you'll be fine.


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