Black and White





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Published on Dec 15, 2008

This was a test shoot of a scene from a proposed film, written by my friend Scott Mullins.

It was a very quick and dirty shoot, with no planning beforehand - it was shot on SD, with no professional lighting - just a couple of table lamps and whatever natural light we had on the day!

It was shot entirely against greenscreen, with the digital set (created in 3ds max) and the compositing completed in After Effects by me alone.

The directing and the editing was also my work - with a fair bit of input from Scott on both counts!

It was always intended as a test to see what was possible and what the minimum requirements would be when coming to shoot this "for real".

Scott had also planned to use this as an acting showreel for himself - while he's an experienced actor in film and TV, Dan (who plays the victim) has only acted on stage, having had no greenscreen acting experience at all!

The music was provided by a talented musician - Danny Elliott - who will also be providing some tracks for some of my upcoming productions.

The end title track, which is a snippet from the song "Closer", was performed by the fantastic Nine Inch Nails who own the rights to that track.

I am currently working on animated menus for the DVD, which will include outtakes, a behind-the-scenes documentary - and a surprise "easter egg"...! :-)


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