Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Is it only me of was the moon smiling down at me?
To make pictures/ images - photograph or movies, we need light and photosensitive surface, well the needs are the same today too, it awesome
Next is the optical and chemical process that needed to be figured out. N thus cinematography was on for films.
Alice Guy Balance was the 1st women director, n did more then 400 movies, and she is the one who actually named crew positions.
Initially there were 2 genre of filmmaking:
The Documentaries and Realism: Lumiere
And Fantasy based: like Melis, more of spatial effects and larger then life.
The great train robbery actually had multiple exposures, where they taped a portion of the lens exposed, n then exposed for the rest while taping what was exposed earlier.
Usually cranked at 2 full cranks a minute, approx 16 - 24 Fps it came to approx.
Had sound come a while later, like even 10 years later film making would have evolved more visually
Film NOIR: dark film, it told it as it is, often has a unpleasant end, tells things as they are, no excuses, twisted, darker side of human nature as seen, French loved it.
E.g.: Murder my Sweet, Kiss me deadly, Double Indemnity
There was sunlight in my apartment for the 1st time since I moved in, n wow felt so good, Had to sit there in the sun, have my coffee without my shirt on, source of vitamin D they say :) but Nice to have it inside the house for sure:) wonder what passerby’s will think
So did I tell u, I live on the 1st floor?
It is a row of houses, 8 units in all
With a common walkway, n all the units are similar, think very motels, but then most houses (rental apartments) are that way.
Interestingly where I live is called Culver City; n is the Indian community of sorts
they even have a iskon temple 3 blocks from my house, approx 7 min walk from my house, maybe will try to go there one of these day s, n see what they have to offer :) or take.
Have u been reading my blogs where I have been talking a little about my course? Do check it occasionally,
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The responsibility of the cinematographer:
Setting the mood
Setting the mood
Collaborate with costume designer
Collaborate with set designer
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Am In USA , n indulged in singing Bhajans, ( songs praising the creator) would have thought of doing such things in India , actually in India , there is so much of that , That the mind naturally filters it out, n here across the desert , am indulging in the same , A full circle as they say