film production

ID #62997

Name: Ruby
Age: 19
Country: Australia

Hello :) I’m a slightly impulsive, neurotic woman looking a friend. I practically have every social media platform but I’m also open to the good old-fashioned letter. I am a current university student, majoring in theatre studies and film and screen production. I am obsessed with the TV show Sherlock, as well as Hannibal, American Horror Story, Outlander, Penny Dreadful and about 20 other TV shows. I’m just looking for a friend, I’m a very bubbly person but I do have a hard time making friends inter-personally just because I’m very loud and outspoken. I don’t really have much else to say, I hope I’m interesting enough. Thank you :)

Preferences: 17-30

This is the cover for William Burroughs 1979 script, blade runner. A film that was never made but whose name is synonymous with some other film of the same name from 1982. Although they share the same name, they had very different meanings. In the film, a blade runner was a cop who was tasked with hunting down replicants. But in the script, a blade runner meant something else. The story took place in a future where medicine was no longer being practiced and where only very few doctors existed. In order to continue to care for patience, someone needed to go out and find supplies which were limited. And these people were known as blade runners, or scalpel runners. The script itself actually was based on a novel by Alan E. Nourse and was going to be made into a feature film, but only made it is as far as the script. But the name lived on as the title for another film, you know the one.

vimeo

Now here is something special. This is a short film based on Blade Runner, of course. Its directed by Christopher Grant Harvey and stars Sean C. Michael and Russel Savadier. It just recently came out about 4 month go on Vimeo, but I found out about this back in 2013. When they put up a rough edit of the film, which is no longer up. But from what I remember, its not to different from the this version. Except that the effects weren’t complete and they used clips from the movie for parts of the scene that weren’t shot yet. After that I waited to see if this would ever come out and after 4 years, its finally here. And its as amazing as I thought it would be. So check it, see for yourself, and let me know what you thought. And please share this post, I really want people to see this one. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy.

Showed up to set on a show that has a few episodes this season set in Israel earlier this week, last time I was on it we shot at an industrial sand mine we made to look like a Bedouin camp. This time we’re in an abandoned medical center in South Los Angeles.

I look around at the set decoration and see signs in Hebrew.

I make a half joking comment

“Looks like we’re still in Israel”

He looks at me and with absolutely chilling seriousness as though laying down some harsh universal truth that he had just recently become aware of says

“We’re always going to be in Israel, we will never leave Israel”

He walks away leaving me alone in the abandoned hospital with only the buzzing of rented flourescent lighting kits to keep me company.

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Some neighborhoods have their local ice cream truck man. Downtown Los Angeles has the Five Dollar Knife Guy who will sell you knives for $5 as well as steel batons and taser flashlights for $25

He’s been operating for about 20 years and until recently was presumed dead after a long period between sightings. He’s pretty famous among L.A. based productions.

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A lot of my discipline as a photographer and videographer relies less on elaborate lighting set ups and more of learning how to improvise with what I have available in the moment. I went to a school with an underfunded Tv and Film program and we had outdated ARRI lighting kits without ballast or any of the fancy electrical equipment or generators available to a graduate of USC or AFI. My DSLR got better looking footage than the $10k cameras they supplied us with and was lighter and more mobile, allowing us to perform longer takes and have more kinetic action on location.
It frustrates me when people look down on someone with a 1080p DLSR or using natural light when they don’t even know how to use the environment to their advantage or even make an interesting frame with all their expensive equipment and 4K Cameras. It’s useful in certain situations yes, but I feel like the ability to get good results with almost nothing is a severely undervalued skill in photography and in the film and television industry.

It’s one of the reasons I enjoy shooting on location so much. Sometimes you can come up with a great looking shot in the moment just by seeing the way the light falls across someone’s face.