Filming is Magic

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Filming is Magic

Fandom is an interesting thing. When a human likes something, and I mean really, really likes something, that human is filled with an almost homicidal desire to share it.

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http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/technical/polarizers.html

Might not help with your situation much, with the whiteboard perpendicular to the camera and under typical three-point lighting, but still... :7

No, no, no, that's not how it works.

If the internet has taught me anything its that if someone is into something you aren't into then you call them nasty names and claim they have no appreciation for quality.

Lady Kathleen:
Fandom is an interesting thing. When a human likes something, and I mean really, really likes something, that human is filled with an almost homicidal desire to share it.

Unless they're not. The only people I share my bronydom with is the internet. I don't share it with anyone I know.

Now, my love of LRR on the other hand...

If you would forgive a suggestion of something that I did in a similar, but not identical situation with a white wall in the background. I threw a white sheet across the room with the shot light behind it. Essentially making it extra soft. You loose about a stop of light or more though. Again, This worked with a white wall. A white board is much more reflective though.

Of course if you already thought of this please ignore.

I love when I get to see behind the scenes stuff. Honestly I'm more intrigued by that than I am the actual videos. As an aspiring filmmaker I love seeing how people make the things they make, how they handle obstacles that come up, and what type of equipment they use.

Please do more of these.

I'm a pub club member...why am I seeing ads on this? Is it reposted from another site?

If you want to flood an area with light try using a hard light( between 500w and 1kw and whatever colour temperature your going for) and bounce it off the ceiling, then use your softer lights to to get rid of the hard edges on your shadows.

bdcjacko:
I'm a pub club member...why am I seeing ads on this? Is it reposted from another site?

Beneath the video:
"NOTE: Hosted by BlipTV. The Escapist is not responsible for any advertisements."

While I think half of the hate of Bronydom comes from the fact that it involves many grown, adult males watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I also think the other half comes from how the community is so vocal about nearly everything, specifically about how they feel they have to defend their right to enjoy a show about magical ponies solving all of the problems of the world. For me, it's very similar to how I hate people who try and justify most Echi anime as being more than the exploitation of underage girls acting in sexual ways; admit that you like the show for X reason and I'm fine with you liking that show. Don't bring in Y to the mix when clearly the show doesn't care and is standing on flimsy ground.

Found a new band name... DOOM BOOTIE!

LRR: 3 Ritalin Prescriptions away from bankruptcy

Kudos to whoever wrote it (I'm lazy to look at credits or any information.) You did have me convinced that you were bronies but hey, people have preferences. Interesting behind the scenes and all. I've watched Loading Times from your earlier periods and I can say that you really have come a long way with equipment, it all looks very cool.

For the whiteboard, Have you tried removing the softbox (you'll have to flag the light) and bounce it off of the ceiling?

I enjoyed this whole pony fiasco. Hopefully you guys will get some time to watch the show. It really is as good as Matt and every other brony say it is.

Suddenly Matt is the best member of LRR.
No, wait... that's right, he was always my favorite.

Now he is superfavorite.
Because poni.

It's unfortunate that most of you guys were acting, but hey, I'm not the type of brony to force others to watch if they don't want to.
I have converted over 15 people however, so whatever I do seems to work.

Really enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the filming process at LRR. Can't wait to see more!

Adagiophoto:
For the whiteboard, Have you tried removing the softbox (you'll have to flag the light) and bounce it off of the ceiling?

This guys almost got it except aim the lights at the wall opposite your talent. If you bounce them on the ceiling you risk the godfather effect. The amount of bounce shouldn't give you much of a shadow from the flags. It would give a more fill lighting and take out the hot spots.

Oh and the white board hot spots could of also been fixed with a polarizer filter I think... works on car windows.

Erm... I only have one complaint.

Spelling error in the text.

Lindsey: It's seven minutes long and the only lyrics in the fist three minutes are creepy samples of different people saying the word "orange."

Should that say First three minutes?

Zack Alklazaris:

Adagiophoto:
For the whiteboard, Have you tried removing the softbox (you'll have to flag the light) and bounce it off of the ceiling?

This guys almost got it except aim the lights at the wall opposite your talent. If you bounce them on the ceiling you risk the godfather effect. The amount of bounce shouldn't give you much of a shadow from the flags. It would give a more fill lighting and take out the hot spots.

Oh and the white board hot spots could of also been fixed with a polarizer filter I think... works on car windows.

I'm not sure how well a polarizer would work, but it's worth trying and having regardless.

If they took the lights and bounced them off the rear wall with a couple of bounceboards, and also hollywooded some bounceboards for the actor's faces, that would probably fix the issue.

Is it strange that I've instantly recognized James, thanks to the police uniform? Lacks porn moustache though.

My actual out-loud reaction to the MLP avatars of the LRR crew:

"Oh. Dear. God."

Alright, LRR. You've attempted animated episodes before, but now you kind of have to at least try. We need an animated all pony LRR episode.

Fun vid! I love loading time.

I guess it just goes to show that every fandom looks crazy to someone.

Lady Kathleen:
SNIP

That's incredibly nice of you guys, if I'm reading this correctly the official LRR stance seems to be "not part of the group, but tolerant of it".

I respect that message, and that you made it a point to let us know of it.

I appreciate all the whiteboard suggestions, but we have actually tried most of them :[

Also, as you see, we don't have enough people around to hold bounces.

bdcjacko:
I'm a pub club member...why am I seeing ads on this? Is it reposted from another site?

This is a video that we're making, separate from The Escapist, but that The E has agreed to get some more eyes on by pairing it with our column.
We're not being paid anything to make these videos, so that's why we host them ourselves.

@Paul_LRR: I, too, chose the cranberry DB5 shirt. I think it is the nicest color that was offered.

In defense of people who don't like the Bronies: The generalization that people have towards them, the one where they assume all Bronies are loud mouthed fans who bring up the subject everywhere and at every time, is obviously because only the some of the fan base is like that so a shared negative opinion is formed at the whole group. It's not fair to say all of the fans of the show are like that, so Brony Haters shouldn't be so hateful, but then again it's also not fair to say they have no base in their anger. I have seen the entire first season of the show and it wasn't for me. I don't like it, but I don't hate people that like it. But that being said I wish the over zealous fans would keep the love for it more laid back, for the sake of people who don't really want to know and for the sake of their fellow fan's reputations.

It was nice to see LRR get more comments than Jimquisition for once. Keep it up.

Glad to see another one. It's interesting to see all the work you put into it. You can really see it in the videos, the production quality is far beyond every other internet show I've seen.

tehweave:

Alright, LRR. You've attempted animated episodes before, but now you kind of have to at least try. We need an animated all pony LRR episode.

I definitely support this. I doubt they'd have time for that, but maybe they could outsource it? Maybe if they have time write a script and do the voice over, it could be some kind of LRR spin-off, I'd sure love that. If nothing else, give permission for others to do it?

Cleggster:
If you would forgive a suggestion of something that I did in a similar, but not identical situation with a white wall in the background. I threw a white sheet across the room with the shot light behind it. Essentially making it extra soft. You loose about a stop of light or more though. Again, This worked with a white wall. A white board is much more reflective though.

Of course if you already thought of this please ignore.

I was thinking maybe some kind of gel that you could rub over the board that didn't reflect light so well? That'd cut the glare and look natural when the heavy lighting was applied to it.

I don't know what gel you'd use, but I'm sure something suits.

Itsthefuzz:
In defense of people who don't like the Bronies: The generalization that people have towards them, the one where they assume all Bronies are loud mouthed fans who bring up the subject everywhere and at every time, is obviously because only the some of the fan base is like that so a shared negative opinion is formed at the whole group. It's not fair to say all of the fans of the show are like that, so Brony Haters shouldn't be so hateful, but then again it's also not fair to say they have no base in their anger. I have seen the entire first season of the show and it wasn't for me. I don't like it, but I don't hate people that like it. But that being said I wish the over zealous fans would keep the love for it more laid back, for the sake of people who don't really want to know and for the sake of their fellow fan's reputations.

I don't think everyone who 'hates bronies' really does hate all of them. Personally, I consider a 'brony' to be the more obnoxious members of the group who do try to force it into pretty much everything. Everyone who simply enjoys the show, even if they have a strong affection for it without acting as the way mentioned above, are simply people who enjoy the show My Little Pony. The latter includes myself to a degree. That may be because I think Brony is one of the worst names for a fanbase ever though.

The point about there being much worse fanbases is absolutely true. I know that through experience, and know the feeling of having a lot of people hate a group I technically belong to because the loudest/most well known are normally the worst. It does hurt the reputation as a whole. Which is made even worse then, no matter what's really going on, most who really belong to the group are people who quietly enjoy it with themselves and others with similar interests.

But I think the reason there's so many people who don't like and are sick of it is because of just how widespread it is. During a period of time a good portion of the internet became obsessed with the show. It spread like a meme, to the point where people were bringing it into a lot of things where it didn't neccessarily belong in the annoying/loving fan way. That has died down now of course. But the number of people who were just exploding about it is something that will follow it for it's entire life, both negitvely and positively.

The same thing happened with Skyrim for me, with the difference being Skyrim isn't something many people would be ashamed to watch/play (not that I'm saying anyone should for watching MlP, just that some will). When Skyrim was released, it was something people were bringing up all the time. Memes formed and were thrown into pretty much everything. And it ended up killing the experience for me.

Graham_LRR:
I appreciate all the whiteboard suggestions, but we have actually tried most of them :[

Also, as you see, we don't have enough people around to hold bounces.

*poke*

Care to hire me?

XD

Anyway, holding a boom steady with uncertain footing is very annoying. I don't know how stable Kathleen's toilet lid was but I once had to stand on a rickety stool for at least twenty minutes of filming for a University project. That kind of stuff makes my back hurt thinking about it.

Lighting is a pain in the ass too, especially when you're on a tight schedule to keep everyone involved around to finish. I remember for my final project at Cap I had to put a pillow in a window during an interview because there just wasn't enough time to find a better room and there were only two of us there. Thankfully it wasn't that obvious.

Doom Bootie?

a great behind the scenes look :D

as for the whiteboard, when I first saw the white spots I wasn't paying attention initially and actually thought it was the light reflecting from windows on the other side of the room. I was like "why don't they just close the shades on those-oh wait"

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