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David Evans June 3rd, 2021 05:01 PM

Short Film for review
 
Hey guys,

Since lockdown slowed a lot of productions, I wanted to do a piece where I would only count on myself to do a short film in my place. It sounded so cool on paper, but I ended up calling my gaffer to help me on a couple of shots that needed some camera movement (I couldn't move the camera and be in front of it at the same time). So I directed, DP'd, acted, etc on this.

I'm still trying to bring it down to 15min to be more festival friendly and I wanted to get your opinion on this short film. Shot on Ursa mini 4.6k.


Pass: pigs2021

David Evans June 9th, 2021 07:11 AM

Re: Short Film for review
 
Here's the logline:

In a post-covid world, where disinformation and conspiracy theories undermine society, a man living alone in his apartment must let another person enter his home.

Josh Bass June 9th, 2021 10:46 PM

Re: Short Film for review
 
That was cool. High quality in every regard. I'm especially impressed it was done (mostly) solo. How did you go about filming yourself? I did this on a short earlier this year and blocking, focus, etc. was a huge pain.

David Evans June 10th, 2021 04:17 AM

Re: Short Film for review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Josh Bass (Post 1965238)
That was cool. High quality in every regard. I'm especially impressed it was done (mostly) solo. How did you go about filming yourself? I did this on a short earlier this year and blocking, focus, etc. was a huge pain.

Hey Josh, thanks for watching. Glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, this was a much bigger challenge than I expected. It also reminded me how important a team is in the filmmaking process. I ended up choosing fixed shots and played with focus to my advantage (if I was moving, I would set focus to the last place I would move to). But I also wanted a few moving shots, so I had to call my gaffer to help me out.

Also a huge challenge was to place the mic without a boom operator... damn, that was a pain...

Cheers

Josh Bass June 10th, 2021 08:26 AM

Re: Short Film for review
 
copy that, but what did you use for your stand in/to set your focus in the first place? Or did you just have a monitor and keep standing there/checking and going back to the cam to tweak until it was right?

David Evans June 10th, 2021 11:40 AM

Re: Short Film for review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Josh Bass (Post 1965244)
copy that, but what did you use for your stand in/to set your focus in the first place? Or did you just have a monitor and keep standing there/checking and going back to the cam to tweak until it was right?

I didn't have a monitor. I was using the LCD on the camera. I placed a lightstand where I would be and focus that and then I'd tweak it. Yeah, it was quite inefficient, but then again, I had all the time I wanted to make this. Whenever I'd use a longer lens, I'd just call my wife to help me focus. :)

Josh Bass June 10th, 2021 12:05 PM

Re: Short Film for review
 
Damn. Now I have to get married.


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