Poppies - Poetry Drama
Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:18 PM
Of course there's a lot I would of done differently now, as everyone would, but I feel making this short was important step in my progression as a filmmaker. If you get time to watch and add some comments I'd appreciate it very much. Give me all the bad as well as the good, everything helps, it's all good in the long run.
You can view the short here: http://ashleywing.ne...pies_movie.html
Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:33 PM
I see what you're saying about some of the exposure, but that aside, which it totally correctable, I thought it was very nice. I was able to be carried by the story and images without the interruption from technical glitches, at least at this resolution.
What were you using in terms of camera, etc.?
Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:27 PM
We used the Panasonic HVX200. I have my own dolly kit which I was going to use on the tracking shot, but due to the size of it and that fact we were shooting on a public right of way, it just wasn't possible. We used a figrig instead, I scrounged it from the local media centre and smoothed the shot in post. We also managed to borrow their portable dvd player which we used as our monitor. I know it's not very professional but it's all we could get our hands on. Our DoP was kind enough to bring along his set of Redheads for the int shoot. That's where our lighting equipment ended, but it helped non the less.
That was all the equipment we had really. And that's before eating into the budget. That was spent on food and fuel expenses. Oh, and the pyrotechnics of course. I found a local reenactment group that were more than happy to help out for the flashback. It worked out really well as they all owned their own equipment and costumes.
I'll need to sort the footage from the website if it's glitching too much, apologies about that.
Thanks for watching.