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by Evan Kubota
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: interesting for wedding 'videographers'
Replies: 0
Views: 442

interesting for wedding 'videographers'

Great idea, and I like the part about how "celebrities don't need to be taught the difference between film and video"..

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/busin ... e6&ei=5070
by Evan Kubota
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: as much as i love super 8, what about 16mm?
Replies: 50
Views: 5046

16mm is obviously worth considering.. the quality can be great with a little thought and preparation. Russian cameras are like anything else - you need to exercise a little care and they can be great. My Kinor has never had issues (other than blowing a fuse - the battery cable had a short that I cau...
by Evan Kubota
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: truth and fact in documentary cinema
Replies: 12
Views: 4901

I agree with CDI that Herzog is not strictly or even primarily a postmodernist - romanticism is a huge presence in the films of his that I've viewed...
by Evan Kubota
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: truth and fact in documentary cinema
Replies: 12
Views: 4901

[A]nti-rational. It is a surreal truth. You can't do much with this kind of truth within the frameworks of western philosophy or science. Perhaps this kind of truth can only find illumination in cinema.
Andrzej Zulawski.
by Evan Kubota
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Your top 5 films?
Replies: 33
Views: 13602

Oh, I forgot. 'Seizon' will be available on DVD within a few months. I'm quite busy right now, but by April will have time to put together a nice package.
by Evan Kubota
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The perfect beginners camera? Does it exist?
Replies: 22
Views: 2744

I agree with most of the previous posters... the 'features' you mention are more like limits leading to the cliched look. My list:

battery operated
accurate exposure metering with full manual mode
24 fps required
quality lens
durable/reliable (excludes the French ones)
by Evan Kubota
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: urgent!! DVD studio pro 2 help
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

as for the splitting, are you in fact exporting to a fat hd or other system with this limitation, or is just fcp 3 being too clever for its own good? i'm just curious. I'm curious about this as well, but for a different reason - one time when I came against a 2GB limitation was when I was reverse t...
by Evan Kubota
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Critical Views on The Dardenne Brothers
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

but I do agree with the author on one thing: .... sense of dullness I don't see that at all, though. The only Dardenne stuff I've seen is "L'Enfant" and about ten minutes of "La Promesse" and five minutes of "Rosetta," but it's so intentional and meticulous in the construction that I find every fra...
by Evan Kubota
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: still photos from Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

It's a town in the mountains called Yu-mura. The place is primarily known for hot springs, associated hotels/inns, and a place where heated water flow is set up along the frigid river. Those are the steamy shots with people and the one with eggs in a net. They hard-boil them in the sulfur-rich water...
by Evan Kubota
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: still photos from Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Those are some production stills from my current 16mm film that accidentally slipped in ;)

I took V2 50D and 500T, but ended up only using 50D in Japan. I did shoot a roll of 500T, wide-open, in Kowloon along Nathan Road at night. I hope it comes out.
by Evan Kubota
Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: still photos from Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

still photos from Japan

I took these over break. All digital (sorry) shot with a Pentax DL. I did take a Scoopic M, but I don't have the footage now. Comments welcome. I was going to post annotations but couldn't find the option in the program where I generated the gallery. The images are pretty clear about a sort of narra...
by Evan Kubota
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Critical Views on The Dardenne Brothers
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Interesting but ultimately an untenable argument, at least to the extent that anything can be tenable (or not) regarding films... Bruno's 'transformation' (not really what it was) seemed initiated to me following the incident with the kid in the river. I need to see L'Enfant again. My issue, althoug...
by Evan Kubota
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Your top 5 films?
Replies: 33
Views: 13602

I'm back from Japan and HK. Yeah its also the only film than reminded me of what is was really like to be a teenager All About Lily Chou-Chou was more successful at this, IMO, especially in terms of engaging with media culture. Neither film specifically resembles my own life, though, so maybe it's j...
by Evan Kubota
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Peter Watkins - The Media Crisis
Replies: 30
Views: 10843

because they are stories we have seen too much of in human history... Marie Antoinette for instance, what a bore, much more fascinating the revolutionary figures (and counter revolutionaries) involved in the actions on the street I don't know. To me, if films focused only on the 'revolutionary figu...
by Evan Kubota
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Arriflex introduces new Super 16 camera
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Well, I would ask Ol' Santa for another bottle of Johnny Walker Blue and then take an A-Minima out of that bag o' tricks
blended...? Come on...