My second short film “Inside” starts principle photography on Saturday 18th June. I am excited to share that thanks to Media Film Service in Cape Town, I’ll have hands on, up close and personal experience with both the Red One MX and the Arri Alexa on this shoot.
I’ll be writing up a technical series on each camera platform from a typical indie filmmakers perspective, from shoot all the way through post. What’s a indie filmmakers perspective you ask? Well, basically I’ll be my entire crew on this shoot, and so the information and experiences I will share will be very useful to low budget, bare bones crew working with these cameras under a number of challenging conditions.
I intend to produce images that will have anyone fooled about the number of people that were present behind the scenes, to show that it can be done, and to help out those kindred spirits who want to do it themselves.
What makes this different to some camera shoot-outs or comparison tests is that images from both will be cut into the same film.
What makes post interesting is that I’ll be using a Adobe CS5 workflow with a Assimilate SCRATCH grade and finish, to date most of the information I have encountered on Alexa specifically has been Final Cut Pro and Avid oriented.
Oh, I guess I should also mention that the final scene wraps on June 25th, and a preview copy of the film needs to be received in Berne, Switzerland at the Shnit International Short Film Festival by July 1st.
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