What is your position and what do you achieve in your work for Ludus/DWC films to be major player in the film industry?
Shane@ludus: I am a pretty all around production guy (Shooting, Lighting, Editing, ect.), but I know there is a bit of a stigma behind multi-talented individuals. For all intents and purposes, I am a Cinematographer and Director.
How did all of you meet and find your way here at the Studio? Was it an Ad? A friend of a friend? School? A crazy night of drinks and The Worst. Movie. Ever. Moment?
Shane@ludus: Jeff Adair and I went to the same film school. We have very similar goals and creative ideals. We both graduated at the same time, and kept in touch for about a year after. I started a few corporate gigs through some of his co-workers. Through those gigs, I would come to meet most of the other founding members of Ludisian Legion Entertainment. We all agreed we were serious about it, and decided to find some studio space. We are still as passionate about it today, as we were the first day we stepped into the studio.
What has your environment in Dallas and experience at Ludus Studios done to achieve your goals?
Shane@ludus: There are a lot of good opportunities around here; you just have to look in the right places. The production community is a lot larger than most people think. I have learned a lot around here.
Shane@ludus: I am quite the music lover. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Minus the Bear, Yelawolf, Tycho, The Mercury Program, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and Propagadhi. The usual good music.
Best movie theme music?
Shane@ludus: There are so many. I love the Pan’s Labyrinth, and Moon soundtracks the most. I listen to them on a regular basis. Clint Mansell is a genius, if you are unfamiliar with that name, your head will explode when you research what he has done.
What’s your genre of film you can picture yourself getting lost in forever?
Shane@ludus: I would have to go with Psychological Thrillers. A deep film can can keep me thinking for days after.
Equipment, what you packing? Your favorite and why and where is the best time to use it? For all those film students that don’t have a clue.
Shane@ludus: For the price, I have been shooting on HDSLR’s. There are plenty of problems, as it is not completely intended for film. It is a photography camera that happens to shoot video. I like using these cameras for “Guerrilla” type shoots, because most of the general public still doesn’t realize they shoot video.
What does this Studio mean to you? As you all move forward, what does the future of entertainment in Dallas and the surrounding areas of Texas reveal to you?
Shane@ludus: I feel privileged to be able to work with such a talented group of individuals. No one really knows what the future holds. Considering the rapid incline we have gone through in just a little more than a year, I have a feeling the future of Dallas and our studio is pretty bright.