I don't usually do these and I probably won't go well into detail about the project but I just recently shot a short for a graduating Director friend of mine, Daniel Ross Noble. I was thinking of doing a "live" journal on here of the shoot but it was very tiring and falling apart at points. It was becoming difficult to salvage the film. Pick ups are mostly likely in order. On top of that my brother and cousin were/are in town, so I had to juggle them. I think they enjoyed being on set. Also this film was shot entirely in Ventura and some nights I drove back to Los Angeles in order to sleep at my apartment and returned the following day. Tiring.
Well, to shed some light, I am a graduate of Brooks Institute, I have been out for a year. I have rarely shot much since graduation. I've been studying and learning every day I'm on set and off. I've lately been extremely eager to shoot and this opportunity came around. I've have been some what lucky to have worked enough the last couple of months to take some time off of for this shoot, as I have been very very eager to shoot.
*Synopsis coming soon*
This shoot was a student shoot as far as everyone but myself, even though many would still consider me on that level hadn't they known me. Shot in 4 days, 1 day, 1 day to night, and 2 night shoots. So this was difficult to work under such limitations. My gaffer was a good friend of mine that is graduating in less than a week, Mike Viera III, who played also as my key. I appreciate his hard work and his crew, as they and myself worked for free. I did however felt I had to micro-manage a little, as Mike has only worked as my Gaffer once before on a music video over a year ago. The actors were great aside from one who production found difficult to work with, even though he was very talented.
Here are some stills from the shoot that are slightly timed in Photoshop by myself. This film was shot on the Sony EX1 with the P&S Technik and Zeiss Superspeeds. I originally did not want to go with the Superspeeds, I wanted to go with the Standard speeds as the glass is a little better and they are cheaper to rent. This film was very low budget. I ended up cutting out a hand full of rentals that would have made production much more easy, a Condor for a night exterior scene, and some other things. I ended up purchasing some rentals and some expendables in order to make this shoot work. Money that I most likely won't get back from production.
We'll I honestly don't know much else to say so if you have any questions please feel free to ask. Enjoy.
Edited by darrin p nim, 27 August 2008 - 02:30 AM.