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.
MY TOPICSTopic is a subject user would like to share its knowledge about.
I recently had a Qoorio talk with Vilius Visockas about real estate investment in Vilnius. The video meet experience was a five star as Vilius offered a very informed view on the local real estate market for my particular situation.
I was struggling for a while with defining clear cons and pros with different types of properties and always ended up looking at random listings, which didn't have a clear distinction. Thus, making the process quite frustrating and leaving me incapable of comparing apples and oranges.
Upon providing my key requirements he was able to refine my thinking towards more rational way with specific examples and budgets. His insights during the call have totally accelerated my decision making in the field which I'm still very new. Big thanks!
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.
What’s the best way for us to use technology to become smarter?
Step one is to take advantage of the enormous value of thinking out loud in public. Find an online place that speaks to your interests to talk with others about topics you are passionate about. Second is to be a good listener. Don’t overwhelm yourself with pointless feeds, but be a good gardener of what comes in. At the same time, use tools that help you store memories and capture what you’re seeing and thinking. After a few years of this, you’ll have an incredible record, or encyclopedic map, of your life and interests.
The power of well structured feed with content outside your bubble can be mindblowing, don’t you agree?