Sunday, October 6, 2013

BTS of my First Short #1

The first step in developing any story is getting the concept together. I created a storyboard as the first part of the project, to help me get the composition and feel of my shots right. Storyboards are basically like comic - book versions of the movie (At least, that's how I like to think of them).

Here is my storyboard [SPOILER ALERT]. Right click on an image and select "View Image" to zoom in:


Basically, I wanted to create a movie that was both terrifyingly creepy and poignantly sad. I achieved this effect through the use of careful cinematography. For example, I never show the ghost's face until some time later in the film, giving the ghost an impersonal, and, consequently, a sinister feel. Other techniques which I employed in the final work included the dutch angle, color correction, and custom sound effects!

That's all for now. Tune in next time to hear me talk about (or rather for you to read about) my experience with DIY gear!

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  1. I'm looking forward to the finished product!

    1. Thanks! There will be more in the future. I'm already working on a short documentary clip (around 5 minutes long). :)