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One of my favorite episodes. I could listen to Matt talk for ages.
Safe to say Team Deakins loved “The Batman”, lots of crew members being invited to the podcast 🙂
Tarkovsky passed away exactly 36 years ago today (Dec 29th).
I absolutely love to hear and read Master Deakins commenting on Tarkovsky. Makes me appreciate Andrei’s work even more.
Not one of the previously mentioned films, but I found the final scene of “Nostalgia” to be one of the most beautiful and meaningful I have ever seen.
Thanks for taking the time to watch the film and also for writing such a candid feedback.
I read the forum almost daily and the community has taught me a lot, even if you guys are not aware of it. 🙂
Looking forward to sharing more films in the future here and to seeing films from other fellow members too.
Here’s the link. English subtitles are available too.
If I’m not mistaken, our total budget was around 150 dollars.
Feedbacks are more than welcome! 🙂
I have made a 15 minutes short film last year with almost no budget. As challenging as it was, it was surely a great learning experience and I was overall satisfied with the final result.
Making a movie on these terms it’s surely possible, but I think it’s important to
1) be creative and open to changes, as you’ll most likely deal with a tight schedule and restraining location rules;
2) be reasonable with the final result. Not by making a bad film on purpose, but by understanding the limits of your gear and crew. As talented as you are, it is unrealistic to aim for an Alexa look while shooting with a DSLR;
3) and be able to assemble a crew of people sharing the same passion. Instead of asking for a favor, it is nice to look for people who have something to gain from that experience even when you don’t have a lot to pay them. They could be looking for set experience, for adding a specific type of project to the portfolio. Win-Win situations are based on trust and sincerity.
Anyway, if I had extra budget for the short film I’ve mentioned, I would most likely use it to rent a better camera (it was filmed using a DSLR) and/or pay for better post producton (specially coloring).
Hello Mr. Deakins,
Following up on this topic just to tell you I was able to attend the premiere and had a wonderful time. Loved every second of it and can’t wait for the “Looking at Lighting” topics in the future.
Just a “fun fact”: It was re-opening of Rio’s biggest and most traditional cinema – the Odeon – which was still close since the pandemic started. It feels just right for the first movie shown to be a love letter to cinemas like “Empire of Light”.
Best Regards, Sir. Hope Team Deakins come visit Rio someday 🙂