Since I’ve decided I can only learn one new thing at a time, I’m going to be making my lighting maps the old-fashioned way – with paper and a template.
When I came up with the idea, it seemed reasonable enough – just go and buy a template and then I’ll be tracing my way to not having to learn a fucking CAD program on top of everything else I’m trying to absorb.
Except that prancing into Studio Depot, whipping out my credit card and bypassing technology wasn’t as easy as I’d imagined.
The templates haven’t been stocked in quite some time, since apparently everyone in the world is using the aforementioned fucking CAD program.
Guess I’m going to have to have a talk with the gaffer about how we’re going to map this. Hopefully he’s got a template somewhere and can bring it in.
Maybe in a week or so I’ll be able to tackle new learnings, but right now my brain is worn the hell out.
Also, it’s hotter than ass here in Los Angeles, so there’s that. Wait. I was trying to make a point, then I kept sweating and now I… forgot.
UPDATE: Filmtools has them. Sweet.
Guess where I’m going after work tomorrow?