Scarlet Street 2.0 | Ep 11 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Scarlet Street 2.0 Your favorite pop-punk band is back. Listen: Spotify | Apple  “It’s so much better than just sitting there, looking at your virtual rulebook like, what could I possibly do? You just need to make a decision. It’s the difference of perspectives. And it’s the difference of ‘I’ve been listening to this particular part so many times that almost I can’t hear it a different way.’ And then you bring it to somebody who has not heard your two hours of practicing and struggling and you can get hit with that sudden nugget of knowledge…” In this episode, I sit down with ..read more
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Ben Hoffman | Ep 10 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Ben Hoffman Industrial designer, photographer, and musician Listen: Spotify | Apple “A lot of the magic comes from hand sketching where, because it’s imperfect, you often misread someone else’s sketch. Your brain auto-fills something that they weren’t even thinking. It’s that sort of ambiguity really leads to a lot of interesting different ideas. Someone might be thinking that they sketched something one way, and you interpret it completely differently. Out of that, you get a whole new concept.” In this episode, I sit down to chat with Ben Hoffman, an industrial designer at Branch ..read more
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Max Kaplan | Ep 9 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Max Kaplan Filmmaker, writer, and director. Listen: Spotify | Apple “My favorite part is when I’ve got two completely disparate ideas. I think something really important about our humanity is the ability to hold two separate ideas in our heads. To balance them and consider them at the same time. As an artist, juxtaposing ideas and images are some of the most interesting things we can do.    So when I find ways to merge ideas that are completely different that had nothing to do with each other – I maybe even had them years apart – and they can finally come together, those ..read more
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Logan Solana | Ep 8 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Logan Solana Director Listen: Spotify | Apple “You’ve got to be a good director not only for the film but for your crew, your cast, everything. So Whether that means I’m getting better as a director on screen or as I’m getting better as a director for talent or for crew. I guess that’s the one thing I try to do each project – just being better, whether that’s for myself or for others.” In this episode, I chat with Logan Solana, a director from Columbus, Ohio. We dive into his journey from acting in theater to directing films. We also talk about his approach to storytelling, creati ..read more
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Jack Miller | Ep 7 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Jack Miller Cinematographer and gaffer. Listen: Spotify | Apple “I think filmmaking is certainly, when it comes to a creativity perspective, about breaking the rules. I think that’s where innovation happens, so that’s just kind of part of my philosophy. Obviously, you wanna have a foundation. You wanna have a general idea of what we’re trying to go for, but if you can kind of sit back and let an idea just come to you, then you can kinda really create something awesome.” In this episode, I sat down with Jack Miller, an accomplished director of photography and gaffer based out of Oh ..read more
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Garrett Collier | Ep 6 | Make Dope Shit S2
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by Riley Krutza
2M ago
Garrett Collier Comedy specials and content creation Listen: Spotify | Apple  “In a lot of the same ways people approach sports, athletics, martial arts, and physical disciplines, you’re gonna suck and it’s gonna be hard at first. But it’s about pushing through, just showing up, and doing the work. I literally use the term ‘putting the reps in,’ like getting those 10,000 hours in. You’ll get better at whatever it is, whether it’s painting, videography, editing, motion graphics….” In this episode I sit down to chat with multifaceted producer and content creator Garrett Collier ..read more
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Understanding Image Saturation in Color Grading
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by Riley Krutza
4M ago
Saturation is one of those fundamental pieces of a look that for me sits right next to saturation in terms of importance. That being said, saturation also is one of those pieces that can easily be overlooked. It’s easy to just adjust your global saturation dial and move on to other, ‘shinier objects’ in the look development process when you should spend time dialing it in before moving on to anything else. Simply put saturation describes the intensity of a color in relation to the absence of color. Adjusting it can make colors appear vibrant or muted, and affect your narrative or visuals in a ..read more
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Understanding Image Contrast in Color Grading
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by Riley Krutza
5M ago
When it comes to color grading, image contrast can be one of the most essential and useful pieces of your workflow. Well utilized contrast is one of the most important aspects to not only a good looking image, but to art in general. At its core, contrast can be defined as the difference between two things. In the instance of visual contrast in film and video, this commonly refers to the difference between the bright and dark parts of an image. In the below still from The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021), the difference between light and shadow creates a contrast rich, deep image that adds depth and d ..read more
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S1 E5 Scarlet Street | Make Dope Shit Podcast
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by Riley Krutza
8M ago
S1 E5 Scarlet Street Pop Punk Band Listen: Spotify | Apple | Youtube Finding The Right Musical Ingredients “And you’re gonna hear the same riffs so many times, but it’s all about the time and place. It’s a cliche analogy, but it’s like proper ingredients. Like when you’re at a point in a song and you need a certain feeling, you go to your spice rack and you’re like, all right, what tastes good?” -Luke, Scarlet Street Guitarist Scarlet Street is an Ohio based pop punk band who at the time of recording, had just released their debut album. We sat down to discuss their recent tour ..read more
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S1 E4 Jug | Make Dope Shit Podcast
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by Riley Krutza
8M ago
S1 E4 Jug Music Producer Listen: Spotify | Apple | Youtube The Mad Scientist Of Beat Making “Because. Songs are things that you can feel. You know, you can feel music, you can, it gets into your brain, it makes your spine tingle sometimes.” -Jug Jug is a Cincinnati based music producer and mad scientist of beats, with a catalog of ~12,000 beats he’s made over the last 15 years. As someone who is obsessed with sound, Jug is aiming to make music and sounds that give a certain energy and feel. We discuss how get got into music, his goals and aspirations as he continues to create ..read more
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