Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:12 PM
At this point though, i am only making student films on no budget. I am wondering if anyone has any advice to help me. And i also want to know where a good place to get lights that arent that much money.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:33 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:24 PM
Many low/no budget film-makers use halogen worklights like the ones at Lowe's and Home Depot. If you search the Forum for "worklight" and/or "halogen" you should find the threads discussing using them.
..... And i also want to know where a good place to get lights that arent that much money.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:12 AM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:51 PM
Edited by David Rakoczy, 06 October 2008 - 03:52 PM.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:19 PM
Nick.. just go to LA.. and network.. and work for free until you can get paid for what you know. I was dropped off at Universal Studios with $500 USD and no Car... I did it.. you can too! Don't be surprised if your first gig is keeping the straight Sodas and the diet Sodas separated in different Coolers... one has to start somewhere.. a good Broom can also be your friend during your entry phase
Thanks David, I'm very fine with coffee runs and sweeping but hows the best way to come around these productions. I mean resumes and gpa's dont mean much compared to reputation and people knowing your name. Im just uneducated on who I talk to or where to go to find these productions to get these entry jobs.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:48 PM
As the saying goes "Get out in the World and meet People".
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:18 PM
... and hoping to go to NYU and become a famous cinematographer.
I would concentrate on becoming a GOOD cinematographer, not a famous one. If your goal is fame, try American Idol or any of the VH1 series!
David's advice is spot on, observation and practice.
As Picasso said, "Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working."
Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:57 PM