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  1. From plenty of greenscreen experience - including...

    From plenty of greenscreen experience - including on medium and large stages...

    Space lights are nice for set-up but generally useless for lighting the greenscreen. You NEED lights that point in...
  2. Yup! Congrats!

    Yup!
    Congrats!
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    Even though there is a small conflict of...

    Even though there is a small conflict of interest, i've read the workers comp book cover to over and what they say is correct:
    http://www.abspayroll.net/payroll101-workers-compensation-insurance.html
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    If you are the IC performing the work - the sole...

    If you are the IC performing the work - the sole "worker" of your company - you are asked to provide the workers comp to that one "employee" - self - if you are hired as IC by another company....
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    Unfortunately, it's not the accumulated years of...

    Unfortunately, it's not the accumulated years of experience that matters when dealing with accountants (or lawyers for that matter) but their experience in a specific field of our interest. A very...
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    ABS Payroll: http://www.abspayroll.net/ They...

    ABS Payroll:
    http://www.abspayroll.net/

    They deal with the entertainment companies so they understand that the law is not exactly set up to work with freelancers.
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    There are two parts to the questions: (1) who's...

    There are two parts to the questions: (1) who's considered IE and (2) who should be covered by the workers comp.
    RE 1. Most people in the eyes of the law are employees - if for no other reason that...
  8. On a pro set deleting a card means we'll NEVER...

    On a pro set deleting a card means we'll NEVER work again together.

    However at $250 you are not a pro (even if you are a pro), you are a hobbyist and as such you can f-up. Lesson learned to both...
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    [FS: Lighting] what ballast do you have? care to post a picture?

    what ballast do you have? care to post a picture?
  10. Very bad idea. If someone has writer / director /...

    Very bad idea. If someone has writer / director / editor on the website or business card then i'm NOT hiring this person. Jack of all trades is master of none - this has proven to be true many, many...
  11. I replaced my share of fans trying to make my HMI...

    I replaced my share of fans trying to make my HMI ballasts quiet (LTM) as their original fans worked like vacuum cleaner. It IS an uphill battle as at some point there simply is not enough air flow....
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    Add a decent 1x1 LED (or two) so you can do...

    Add a decent 1x1 LED (or two) so you can do daylight when needed (look into used on ebay - used name brand is better than new off brand).
    Slowly start replacing your off brand gear: make sure you...
  13. MY wife is an editor (everything from crappy and...

    MY wife is an editor (everything from crappy and badly shot corporate to high end commercials). In NYC the rate for editor is $500-750/day. On long term projects you get $3000-4000/week. If you are...
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    I ended up telling the producer that to get the...

    I ended up telling the producer that to get the best deal she should check with all local rental houses and get the best quote so she doesn't feel like i'm taking advantage of her. Of course i knew i...
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    Because of bright subject and very dark BG the...

    Because of bright subject and very dark BG the scene looks like some kind of dream - where reality doesn't exist or matters, so "bad" lighting might not be so bad as it accentuates the weird factor. ...
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    How much to take off from the rate?

    Question to the folks who own lots of gear.
    I'm dealing with a pesky client - client i worked for a number of times but each and every time i have to fight for the rate - they always try to undercut...
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    Recent shoot... 6 interviews with b-roll in one...

    Recent shoot... 6 interviews with b-roll in one day. Uffff, good thing the crew was good and the location didn't require too much effort to make it good.

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  18. Filters can create some unexpected results that...

    Filters can create some unexpected results that you would NEVER accept in the post but because it was done "for real" you go with the look and that look ends up something that distinguishes the image...
  19. It can become a really pain in the behind. For...

    It can become a really pain in the behind.
    For instance Sachtler heads have relatively short stud so they don't really fit well on Manfrotto legs or Cinevate bowls. You have to get replacement stud...
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    I too have done my share of those...

    I too have done my share of those during-photoshoot videos. I too would relay on the run of the mill solutions: lens flares and pretty girl not doing anything in particular. My videos were as cheesy...
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    That's not exactly correct - though i'm pretty...

    That's not exactly correct - though i'm pretty sure i myself have written a similar statement at some point to illustrate a point or two. If you look closely at the painting all the way up to 19...
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    Hard to watch that video because of super cheesy...

    Hard to watch that video because of super cheesy direction, still what you find attractive is the skin tones. They are "golden yellow" while other colors in the frame stay more or less natural...
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    source for larger barndoors?

    I nee dto find barndoors for 4k LTM HMI - they are 15 1/2". As you know LTM is out of business so i was wondering if you know of a place where i could get it - like a place that only makes barndoors...
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    Yes, to all of above.

    Yes, to all of above.
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    I'm always amazed how we have people who are...

    I'm always amazed how we have people who are masters of one discipline (here CGI) and total dilettantes of another (here understanding what it takes to convey a story). Is it that in times of...
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