Posted 24 October 2005 - 03:47 PM
Below is a link to a trailer for a very low budget feature I photographed about 8 weeks ago. I was contractually not allowed to post anything about the production online (which was upsetting because I kept a production journal, as I always do, and was hoping to post some of it along with frame grabs). However, this trailer just posted online, so I assume it's safe to add a link here.
I'm still waiting for clearance from the Producers to post my journals and some stills, but until then, enjoy......
It's photographed on HD, 2:35, with Canon cine-style zooms - a romantic comedy, it's quickly apparent how much the director loves WIDE angle lenses on everything (he was also fond of yelling out at me "Jayson, I see a shadow! Make it go away!"). He and I work well together, but his perfect view of the world is fish eye lenses and bright flat lighting - this film was a mid-point for both of us I think.
I'm currently wrapping up another feature (which I'm again not allowed to post anything about yet - does anyone else have those contract issues?), so when I get back to LA I'll be able to catch up on the 30 + pages I haven't read here (limited internet access out here) and hopefully be able to post some more stuff.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:13 PM
I think his wife is imaginary myself. Either that or he keeps her tied and gagged in a closet.
Most comedies seem to have plenty of lighting. I think it works well in the clip I saw. I liked it quite a bit actually which is unusual since I can't stand either of the staring actors from MAD TV. And I liked the fact that they didn't do a close-up cut when MacDonald slams into whatever it is he's hitting and lands on the floor. I don't know anything about the director but I thought it was pretty hip. Looks real nice too.
Edited by Charlie Seper, 24 October 2005 - 09:14 PM.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:24 PM
I think "Garden State" has been incredibly influentual when it comes to the marketing of small indie comedies. While this film is probably very different from "Garden State," the trailer was very reminsicent of the "Garden State" trailers, heavy on music and quirky moments.
Best of luck on the next one!
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:21 PM
So I think you have a good audience. Shot nicely, lighting was excellent, and the story seems comical yet romantic.
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