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    What is an artist?

    Ah, there was no hassle, and for once my motorhome was (relatively) empty as I'd just delivered a load of non-contraband to my son over the border. Anyhow : ... or they may just be total headcases who have no sense of direction, or who can't control their vehicle, or mindless idiots who think...
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    What is an artist?

    Not possible for me to join in coz I've been on the road since Friday (a paved road, with white lines and signposts and everything, so I'm obviously not an artist ... :scared:) but while keeping a firm directorial grip on the steering wheel, I was thinking that I should start a thread on the...
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    Old Crow Spec Commercial

    Don't know if a facebook image will show up, if not follow this link to one of their own photos : more or less what I was thinking could be in the background. With decent image manipulation software, you should be able to get a clean blur from even a small, dirty png. A quick scroll through...
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    Old Crow Spec Commercial

    The value in working "too hard" on a fairly simple project such as this, in the kind of sandbox environment that this forum offers, is that it helps identify aspects of the wider concept that are more than the pure disciplines of, for example, focal points, depth of field, shutter speed, colour...
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    Old Crow Spec Commercial

    A couple of observations. As a rule, it's generally considered better to rotate text (in Western languages) from left to right as that's the way we read. For "creative" purposes, there might be times when it's useful to generate a certain feeling of discomfort, but I'd be wary of doing so in an...
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    directing Trying to advise - That's NOT the way to do it!

    Overall, your version feels more natural and more professional than the other. The use of the "silent movie" question cards is an adequate stand-in for an interviewer and gives enough context to explain the interviewee's looking off camera (although the sudden visual assault disrupts the flow to...
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    directing Trying to advise - That's NOT the way to do it!

    Are you sure? In the context of a marketing presentation, if you're counting on the viewer being subconsciously aware of the message, then it suggests that there's a significant flaw in the directorial process. You do say: but you don't say whether we catch occasional glimpses of the...
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    producing One of my methods to test quality of screenplay : Program it as visual-novel video game

    They don't? :weird: So stock trading software sending prices through the floor, or Google Maps being fooled into thinking there's a traffic jam on a particular route, or YouTube/TikTok pushing fake news to the top of their recommendations - are all just ... glitches? But perhaps that's a...
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    misc Diopic lens accessory

    They call that "a learning experience" ... :wait: Have just realised that my close-up filters are the only pieces of Hoya glass I own, and date from a time when brands generally produced their own branded products instead of rebadging cheap crap made by miscellaneous others. Side note: I've...
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    A one man creative in the corporate world!

    :hi: Greetings, from a formerly Kent resident, so almost neighbours. 'Twas back then and there that my artwork "went digital" for the same reasons - to promote my business of the time; although for the most part, my evolution has stayed static since.
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    misc Diopic lens accessory

    :lol: I've had a few of them since before YouTube was invented! And wouldn't you know: I've just ordered a lens spanner so that I can dismantle one of my first zoom lenses to give the internal glass a good clean, because that's the one with the right thread for the dioptres. :cool:
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    Science Documentary in NorCal

    I'm not sure what your concern is with regard to storage. SD cards, lots and lots (and lots and lots and lots) of them. A quick bit of googling indicates that the ZV-e10 would record 4k at 100Mbps and supports UHS-I (but no higher), so a 128GB SD card would theoretically handle 168 minutes of...
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    Science Documentary in NorCal

    Ah, okay, there's a place for a timelapse there - the assembly process, which is a very dynamic "big picture" and lends itself well to timelapse. But the connecting up doesn't. I'd plan these as two entirely different shots. In the spirit of your earlier comment people who can give me some...
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    Science Documentary in NorCal

    Hmm. Is there a big, obviously changing, progressive process involved? Something being built, or destroyed? Timelapse is only genuinely effective as a storytelling device when there's a story to be seen, whether that be a (huge) pile of materials being gradually used up, or a worker moving...
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    The day I teamed up with FBI Special Agent Knickerson in an international plot to foil evil-doers.

    Funny you should post this today. In my professional life, I have access to a Big Red Button which, if pressed, has the potential to rain hellfire down on various unsuspecting citizens. I also follow a ditzy YouTuber who lives not far from me and who seems generally oblivious to the rules and...
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    Science Documentary in NorCal

    You haven't given much detail as to the nature of this "science documentary" but this sentence suggests that you've got more to worry about than lighting and file storage space. Specifically: why will you have a camera recording all day? Without additional info, this sounds like either a...
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    lighting Lets Reflect for a moment

    The explanation you're looking for is in the various responses - as well as the original commentary - but not in a very joined up way. Where the video starts at 10m40s has all the elements in plain sight. To take a step back for a minute, what's being recreated is the "single" shadow cast by...
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    Strange discoveries

    Yeah, it's quite the assault on the eyeballs (and brain) when one sees the internet in all it's commercial glory, especially if one hasn't had to deal with unfiltered content for quite some time ... like what happens when I have to use my parents' computer. Glad to hear that there is at least...
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    A random bit of writing

    The Birnahm Hatt sounds like one of @Nate North 's AI concept worlds. :abduct:
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    Student Director/Writer

    :hi: Greetings!
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