I joined this forum because I figured it would be a good place to ask questions and maybe learn a thing or two. But cruising through some of these threads I realized that I may be in waaaay over my head here.
I am NOT a professional. I cant emphasize this enough. Im a full time fireman. But Ive been geeking out on this stuff pretty hard lately. Whenever I find something I like doing I go all the way and it consumes a lot, if not all, of my spare time (even at work).
What little Ive done has been a one man operation, shooting, editing, sound, lights, etc. I take my modest little DSLR and other miscellaneous gear out and pretty much just go for it...guerrilla style, if you will. Learning as I go. No film school or anything. YouTube University is pretty much the extent of my education. And the only real set experience I have is doing odds and ends PA stuff, helping with lighting, moving gear around, and asking dumb questions without getting in the way too much. Ill get on social media, find local independent/student film groups, and essentially ask them if they need help from a guy willing to learn. Im starting to get a grasp of the language and rhythm of a movie set too. Good stuff.
So I guess my first question is this:
is there a place here for low/no budget filmmaking discussions? A place for amateurs such as myself? I had some questions about lighting, specifically image noise, and I kind of pulled the reigns when I saw people discussing ARRI cameras and whatnot. I just dont want to go staggering around here like a dizzy idiot annoying people with my petty questions, making a jerk out of myself.
Edited by Justin Oakley, 02 May 2018 - 05:45 PM.