Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bits & Pieces #2 (W16:D1)

We gathered small little pieces of things today to tie some loose ends in some scenes. Things we might have ran out of time to shoot previously when we we're at the church. It took a bit of time to shoot another angle of a scene shot 3 months ago and match the light and continuity of everything around it. In the end we got it though and came up with some good footage. We also turned something that should've been simple into something a bit more complicated and a lot more interesting to look at. There is something about having close objects to camera crossing frame as you dolly that really ads some excellent depth. We have tried our hardest to up the production value of the shots in this film whether it be light or style, tilts and handheld, dolly and push in/outs...etc. Whatever we could do we did it and I think we have an example of almost anything you can try at least once in the film. All besides crane shots, (something we even cheated at one point but its still not exactly the same). We had placed a dolly in the back of a pickup to give us the height as we added tilt to the shot and moved the dolly forward. I'm very excited to see the reaction of people after they see the film. Regardless of what is thought of the film itself, I hope someone finds the way in which it's shot to be inspiring to others who work at this budget range and with the lack of resources we have and are dealing with. We have roughly 4% to go of filming, but it seems it will be the hardest to accomplish due to schedules.

Pray we keep on moving and get to the finish line with something special in our hands. What a long journey, but I have a good feeling it will be worth it.

1 comment:

Grandma Jo said...

I am continuing to pray for this work, and am excited to see that God is being honored through it. It seems that Christians are finally seeing the great possibilities in film to get God's message out. The secular world has dominated this medium too long. One could never hope to make a credible film with the meager budgets that are sometimes available, but "with God, all things are possible. God bless.