Caffeine can inspire you to do some mighty frivolous things.
This short film is a suspense/slasher concept. It’s also a love letter to my camera. I developed the concept around the time that I was doing a lot of timelapse and long exposure photography. I was also spending some time shooting video of landscapes, like the Mt. Pollux video I shot last winter. I knew I wanted to juxtapose the serene beauty of the idealized wild with the frenzied blood bath that nature really is.
A few crude storyboards I made “Long Exposure” scenes
We had to re-shoot a few sequences. The first attempt to shoot the stabbing scene didn’t pan out so well. There were some nice shots, but the sequence as a whole wasn’t working in context of what the (lack of) budget could pull off. Night time crept up quickly and cut short what I had planned to capture that day. So we walked away with no usable footage, but a better understanding of how and what to shoot next time. Here’s the original stabbing scene.
Here it is, the final cut of the Hatch Makerspace web video. You can read more about the production process in my early blog post here. I added some shots using a Sony Rx10ii, specifically shots at the Watertown Library and all exterior shots.
I’ve been producing videos for the CQTR blog since the summer. Their most recent interview was in NY. I couldn’t make the trip, but I was able to bring on another videographer and brief him on the scope of the content and we determined what camera, lighting and audio gear he would need to get the footage. I advised the women of CQTR about how to conduct the interview with the audio capture and camera equipment in mind. I received the footage and put together the long form and social media edits using Premiere Pro.