Okie - so on Sunday (Dec 17th) was my shoot for my short film titled "The End" which was shot on Bolex 16mm. Before the shooting I joined this community hoping to gain new friends & learn from you all and I must say everyone on here has something to offer and I really appreciate the help and comments you have posted in order to help me with certain tasks!!!
A little info on my short film - I wanted to bascially create a short film on a specific emotion that I have not really seen or experienced in my life and that is the "de-emotionalization" meaning seperating emotion from the process of death! We are all humain and when a loved one or a friend passes away it's only natural for us to become emotional and mourn the dead...and so on! So, I wanted to position a character where she does not go through this emotional process and I wanted to see what is the cause for such cold hearted behavor, so I created a short film that deals with these issues in addition I criticize religion on how it does or does not fit in a person's life under these circumstances. The twist here is she takes her own life to the end of the road (meaning she commits suicide), hence the title "The End" so she is not insaulting anyone else who is dead except herself and this was my way of experimenting with this theme.
It was very challenging to shoot this short for me because it's such an interesting theme (for me atleast) that is very detailed as everything presented on screen symbolizes something and requires a conpetant reader to decypher the allegorical messages in the image and with such a compressed TRT of 2minutes I was going crazy hahah!!!
Here are some snapshots of the shoot (some of the shots you will see is from one of the crew member's camcorder who was filming the making of the short - I will also post more images tomorrow when my DP puts the images of the film shoot on a cd for me) - the shoot took around 8-9 hours but it was actually alot of fun and at the same time very stressfull - but hey that's the beauty of filmmaking
Snapshots from Camcorder willing filming - also this was my way of critcizing religion, my character walks towards the fireplace (FIRE = HELL) with a roserie wrapper around her fingers. This was my way of creating a connection between Heaven & Hell (God & Satan) - (GOOD & BAD) (Death & Life), the way I set up that shot was with a 75mm focus on the Cross while dollying to the fireplace which was out of focus (or soft focus) in the background... it was a very hard shot as her hand kept moving out the frame and the fireplace so I was holding her hand!!! I did alot of close up shots as I like to get intimate with my characters and I like to invate their privacy to create that clausterphobic mood to help my actors play the proper role of the character.
Thanks again for the help & I'll be posting the short when it's finished.
Here are the rest of the pics - I didnt know I was limited to 10 images per post, but now I know
Edited by Joey Dee, 18 December 2006 - 11:20 PM.