New short film coming soon, I swear!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that a new video was on the way, and it still is. By ‘soon,’ I guess I meant ‘March.’ The point is, the video is almost ready.
Here’s the set, which is mostly decorated. Most of the lights and the camera are out of frame of this photo. (Actually, my big LED lights never make it into any of these pictures.)
The actors are grabbing some rehearsal time on the now completely decorated set. I was very lucky to get the two principal guys from All Things Random Productions, who I worked with way back in my theater days to play the two roles. This left me free to concentrate on visuals as I had expectations of what sort of performances these two gentlemen would give, and they didn’t disappoint. Being a one man crew is tough, so I mostly sat back and let these guys do their thing, and I think they both did a great job.
As you can see in the previous pics, I stuck the extra lights I had lying around in the ceiling to serve as back light. It was better than nothing, but it didn’t help much. I also hid the mic up there.
I also hid this light in the ceiling in an effort to light up the wall, but it wasn’t very successful, and the light it throws out sticks out like a sore thumb on the back wall. I should have positioned it to shoot the other way and used it as a back light, but too late now.
I learned a ton of lessons the hard way on this shoot – as well as facts about my equipment and it’s capabilities. This will help me improve the next time out, but there is still a bit of work to be done.
I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of my editing partner throughout the website and up in the logo. Things keep coming up – we rolled camera on a different project a few weekends ago and we’re filming the first episode of a new web series today, so I’m probably not getting anything done on this project this weekend. We still have some audio to clean up as well as some color balancing to do, but we’re almost finished! It’ll probably be sooner than March, but for now, I’m just saying the release date is tentatively in March.