In my previous post, which was nearly a month ago (doesn’t time fly) I mentioned a few things I had been doing since Christmas, and one of those was that I had started and nearly finished a project with my friend. Well, that project came to a close a while ago, and I would like to share it with all of my readers, and also explain a bit more about why we made it, and also a few tidbits from production.
The reason we created this film, was because of the Reed film competition. For those of you who don’t know about it, the Reed film competition encourages people to create a film that is no more than 3 minutes in length, and has to also be based around a certain theme that Reed decides. The theme this year was “The Question” so, my friend and I decided to name the film “A Universe Of Questions” and talk in the film about all the questions humans ask, and why they are so important. Now, I say my friend and I, but I cannot take a lot of the credit, as he was the one who wrote it, and generally brought the idea into the world. I just had a small bit of input, and then took care of the shooting and editing. He is a brilliant writer, and I would suggest you keep and eye out for more of his work, as there is a lot more to come from him.
The shooting for this film was hardly stressful, in fact was probably the easiest shoot I’ve done. The most difficult part about it, was that it was extremely cold, so I had to shell out for a pair of gloves (I’m not losing sleep over some Primark gloves though). it took the better part of 5 hours in Bath, so wasn’t too bad, and we also got a McDonald’s out of it, so overall it was a pretty easy shoot. We shot on a Canon 60D, with a 17-50mm f2.8, and a 50mm f1.8. To record the voiceover, we used a Tascam DR-60D, which I find is an amazing piece of kit.
Editing took a day or two, with minimal grading needing done, and only the sound levels being affected in the post process. Overall, this was a really easy shoot, but it was well planned in the run up to it, so everything was bound to turn out well. We really enjoyed making this film, and hope others will enjoy watching it.
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