This is the short film that I presented at the Graduation show on the Gerrit Rietveld Academy this year. This is an edited shorter version, this will now be the final version of the film. My aim was to create a unique feeling of time and place through minimal means. With a concentration on camera movement.
If you want the full experience, head over to vimeo and download the big version.
Some production notes.
This was shot on Canon C100 and 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern raw. I was lucky enough to have a friend who just bought a 5D III, because otherwise I would have had to rent a camera. I was also lucky that the guys at Magic Lantern just released the raw hack and I was able to use it. I was figuring out how to work with it (and how to work around it!) while I was shooting this film. It’s a real pain in the ass but the images are beautiful.
Most of this was shot with Steadicam and stabilised in After Effects with the Warp Stabiliser. It sort of became a Warp Stabiliser showcase film, because it leans heavily on the plugin to be able to create the feeling I was after. Anyone how knows Warp will definitely spot it’s unique artefacts, but these can be interpreted as intentional! :P. Color was done with a mix of Filmconvert and Adobe camera raw. I’ve added in way too much noise and my harddisk got stolen so there’s no way to do this over. I think I’ll just have to make the film again or incorporate the scene into something bigger. Sound was mixed in surround at the Rietveld with an improvised setup. This version however is in stereo. I wanted the sound to have a hyper real quality to it. I did this by recording all the sound on the exact same locations but not in sync and synced it later in post. There is some very aggressive surround panning going on to emphasise the feeling of the movement.
Overall I’m fairly pleased.