Filming In Low Light?
Apr 2016 01

Shooting in low light with a camera that provides staggering ISO performance such as the Sony A7S II or the A7R II doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you will always get the perfect exposure in every highly dimmed situation. Moreover, the logical question that naturally arises here is what would you do when you don’t have a camera that provides exceptional low light capabilities?

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Storytelling for Peace
Feb 2016 04

“To tell one’s story is a human right” – Masha Hamilton, The Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

A large part of building peace and living in a world of peace comes from a state of empathy. As Mother Teresa said, ‘if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.’

This state of belonging to each other stems from the fact that we are not only individuals, but also a part of the whole that constitutes the universe. This state of belonging to each other stems from the shared notions of happiness and suffering and the crests and troughs that life offers. Suffering is simply a part of the human condition, and comes from our own existence as separate bodies reacting to emotions and our rational mind.

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Storytelling basics at Pixar
Dec 2015 20

#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.

#3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.

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