As I have mentioned in an earlier post, my brother and I did some quick and dirty shooting practice in an abandoned factory. I mainly wanted to practice with my JAG 35 shoulder rig.
The conditions under which I wanted to finish this clip were pretty basic:
- 1 day of shooting in an abandoned factory
- 1/2 day of shooting day nearby a corn field
- 1 day of cutting
- 0 visual effects
3 1/2 days for the whole thing
At the end, I needed 1 1/2 days for the cutting, because the first cut ended up being way too long.
And when we arrived at the corn field the corn was green! So I needed to key the grass and change its colour from green to a ochre. And I was itching to apply some VFX with destroyed whatevers in the far background but I knew that as soon as I started with that I would never get finished in 3,5 days.
Given the circumstances, I’m quite happy with the result – there is still a very, very long road lying ahead of me, though.
By the way: The soundtrack is not mine, the copyright is from one of the directors I admire the most – Grandmaster of horror John Carpenter. You can get the soundtrack at Amazon.