The Great Dying
Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:13 PM
The plan is to shot three episodes every quarter and continually release an episode every month of which the first is scheduled for october.
I will update this thread from time to time.
These are some zombie make up tests we did earlier today. Enjoy!
Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:30 PM
Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:11 PM
First day of shooting completed anyway. It went absolutely fine aside some minor mishaps and delays in the beginning. I will keep posting the shoot through at odmarden.se and will try to get something nice here too.
I've got two stills to share taken with the 5D using the same setups as when I was shooting video.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:56 PM
Now, post production...
Edited by klas persson, 09 September 2010 - 01:58 PM.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:47 AM
This is a shot of the hero, chased by ghouls through a derelict mental asylum. This is done
as day for night. Interior day for night is very effective, you just have to be careful where
pointing the camera. As this is a pretty long handheld action scene we had to rehearse
the whole chase quite a few times, blind some windows I couldn't avoid and placing a
red head to enhance the ghouls face when he enters the scene.
This is also day for night. But a quiet scene with no action. Just a camera on a tripod.
The location does a whole lot for me here.
Above day for night shot is cross cut with this lit scene. This is done with a blue gelled
red head pointed through a window. I have some kind of reflector or maybe a red head
bounced of a white sheet too. Can't remember but it looks like there is something coming
from the other way. In front of the actor i have a burnt out fire glowing.
This is a little earlier in the episode than the above image. The fire is still burning and is
done with a bounced red head. The moon light is the same red head, through the window,
Same location, during the day. The backlight is actual sunlight coming through the window.
One or two redheads are bounced of a white bed sheet. On the wider shot I've also lit a
dripping from the ceiling, which is not visible on this exact frame. Very effective in the
actual episode though.
Exterior from the above location. Only natural light, very cloudy and raining. Oh, and I've
forgot to clear the lens from the garbage bag I used as a cover from the rain.
Only one light behind the actor. Then bounced of a steel plate to light his face.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:12 AM
I have some stills extracted from this episode too that I thought I should share.
This is shot as day for night under the unrelenting midday sun. The wider shots were
meant to be finished in the morning sun but delays pushed us to not begin until the
sun was all the way up. Then we continued with the singles until it was time for lunch.
This is lit with three redheads, one pointed at each actor and one making a ring of light
around the candle(actually a tin can filled with grease with a wick made of natural fibers,
survivor style). Any moonlight effects is just the sun working.
This is done with a homemade light. I did a variation of the Roger Deakins way of building
a board with several house bulbs. Look here for pictures of it. So this is just
several house bulbs, making a soft light source. As always when doing fire I have a dude
sitting in front of it waving either a branch or some blackwrap.
Natural light on all of these. No reflectors used either. The first two images is from
the opening scene of episode 3 when the heroes are pushing forward on a railroad.
The last image is from a later scene when they have decided not to use the open
railroad due to a ghoul attack. The first image is shot through a 400mm super tele to
get the effect of them just walking and walking but not coming anywhere.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:14 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:55 AM
Sorry, it's more or less de rigeur to say that, isn't it?
Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:38 PM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:02 AM
It has been two incredible fun years working with this. We started shooting in september last year and did the fourth and fifth episodes in november and have been working day and night pulling the episodes together since. Enjoy!
This is lit with the homemade light I mentioned earlier. Symbolizing a oil lamp shown earlier in the scene.
This is the same homemade light also symbolizing the same oil lamp. The moonlight is a single redhead coming through the entrance of the tent.
Here I have an orange gelled redhead bouncing off a regular sheet clamped on a c-stand. The moonlight is blue gelled red heads pointed directly on the actors.
These are all day for night.
Here is an digitally extended shot. I used Shake to get the Rocky mountains into the scene.