Every day we are surrounded by huge amount of visual information, and my job is to make it visually appealing for a viewer to watch. For 13+ years I have been responsible for every shot made in various commercials and movies.
One of the biggest achievements is a documentary movie about famous Lithuanian athlete Rūta Meilutytė “Rūta”.
Once you go through the whole film-making process any other challenge is a piece of cake. I am happy to share my knowledge on any chosen topic and to help you see the field from the professional and personal perspectives.
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I would really love to know which movie do you personally consider to be the masterpiece of cinematography?
Asked by Atėnė Strazdas Drozdaitė
It will probably be less popular choice, even thought that movie cast is from A+ list.
I think “Revolutionary Road” is at the top end of fictional filmmaking. The cinematography and story goes so well that it’s hard to think of a better example. It’s not the ‘eye-candy’ film spectacle or very light story. But the duo of Sam Mendes (director) and Roger Deakins (DOP) made a masterpiece in my eyes.
Pic: behind the scenes from the set with Roger using his quite basic but very powerful lighting technique.
Don’t ask, don’t get
I believe the right question is the shortest way to learning. Sounds obvious right? But..
“Why do so many of us hold back? There are many reasons. People may be egocentric—eager to impress others with their own thoughts, stories, and ideas (and not even think to ask questions). Perhaps they are apathetic—they don’t care enough to ask, or they anticipate being bored by the answers they’d hear. They may be overconfident in their own knowledge and think they already know the answers (which sometimes they do, but usually not). Or perhaps they worry that they’ll ask the wrong question and be viewed as rude or incompetent. But the biggest inhibitor, in our opinion, is that most people just don’t understand how beneficial good questioning can be. If they did, they would end far fewer sentences with a period—and more with a question mark.”
So, perhaps people over think this instead of just asking. When was the last time you had the right question unlocking true knowledge?
Could you tell a little bit more about boating? Is it hard to get the license and rent a boat?
Asked by Rūta Simanaitytė
My experience in getting boating license is limited to Lithuania, however, I believe the process is similar as there are international requirements which are pretty much the same. To get a skipper’s license for recreational vessels I took a month course with daily lectures as well as practical lessons based on weather availability. They teach you only in a perfect weather, but we went out to the open sea on the very first lesson!
The theory part can be tricky as they're a lot of things to remember which don’t have a perfect logic to them, so you need to just remember it to pass the exam. Good tip is to take the exam as soon as you can once you finish the course, as you will starting forgetting things rapidly.
This license gives you an international permission to boat in any inland waters, sea and ocean with no engine power limit. The only limit is the length of a vessel and that is is 24 meters.
Renting a boat without a captain in Lithuania is very hard, however Mediterranean sea countries provide a way more established boating infrastructure with a very wide choice.
Let's start with a simple yet very common question: what's the difference between motorboats and sailboats. Yes, it's in the name, but there's more to that.
A motorboat is an ultimate Bay and ocean boat and is great transport for bays or short fishing trips into the wide-open water. Whenever you get the urge, you can hop in, turn the key, and go wherever your heart desires.
A sailboat is the perfect boat for people who want to connect to the water and weather on a primal level and understand how to navigate the world on their own power. If you want to live the ultimate boating adventure and explore the world by boat, then a sailboat is the boat you want.
As wind power is the main source of energy in a sailboat, running cost is very low, however you will have to compensate that with your hard work while on board. It takes much effort and mastery to win over nature to your side (no auto-pilot too;)). The motorboats are easier to navigate and control, however those powerful engines are very thirsty for fuel. Yes, some can burn 200 liters per 1 hour very easily. The Engine noise at cruising speed can be a factor too, however once you start hitting those waves so fast that not a single sailboat can catch up, then you forget this quickly.
Leaving the energy source aside, sailboats provide less space inside as they can only become longer, not wider. Thus, the comfort for passengers or crew is minimized and the draft of a sailboat is much deeper, requiring you to stay further from shore and avoid shallow water. While motorboats are well suited for a very comfortable journey providing opportunities to showcase your boat attire, champagne fridge and sun tanning skills.
Which experience do you prefer and why?
Insightful podcast with Elon Musk for a rainy evening on how keyboards and actually our verbal communication is slowing us down to communicate.
A need to press letter keys on a surface or translating a complex concept to human words significatly limits our possibilities to interact with machines and each other.