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Farewell Greenlit Films

Thesis films are over. And as far as film school films go, we've shot our last frame. Hopefully these won't be the last films we make. The realization that this was the end hit me when I was walking to the final location on my set. Perhaps that's why things dragged on...

Inside Director’s Prep [Producing]

Unbeknownst to the crew (though I'm sure someone had to notice me balancing a camera on my knee), I grabbed a few shots of the storyboard presentation during director's prep.

A World Within a City

As I get ready to DP this Sunday by box building (for lights) and color temperature fretting, I decided to stop by one of the other sets that was filming today. I knew they were shooting in a park near downtown. What I didn't know was this little park had a lost...

It’s Now Coffee, Celluloid, and the Tube

I'm now the General Manager of my school's Student Broadcast Center (SBC). It's a Bureau funded by the Student Government that controls two channels available to on-campus residents (not me). I should clarify that, though. We have the ability to control two channels,...

Blue Screen – Set Anatomy

A tentacle is being shot on a blue screen so it can later be superimposed over some other footage. The trick with blue and green screen is to light the screen evenly and not have any color spill onto what you want to remove. Normally you'd want a larger screen and to...

Charts – Set Anatomy

Charts are shot for each new roll of film and when the color temperature of the light changes (going from indoor tungsten lighting to outdoor daylight). This tells the lab when they transfer the film to video what 18% neutral gray is so the colors come out accurately.

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