So after nearly exact two years in the making, the 24 min film VORACIOUS finally have premiere at the vernissage held at Uppsala Art Museum (2015-10-28). For the exhibition Earthly Powers.
The piece is about hunger, desire and the cycle of life. The film is
made in near collaboration with butoh artist SU-EN and the mini-pig Laban.
It is always such a great feeling to finally finish something. Especially when you have been having it in your system for a while.
So now on to the adaptions of the piece… just kidding 🙂
Had the great pleasure to deliver the final grade of “Scream Bloody Mosher” by F.K.Ü. yesterday. It´s a music live video shot at Göteborgs Nation in Uppsala, Sweden by Simon Wettervik. The video is aimed for the Napalm Records – YouTube channel.
It was shot in the AVCHD codec but I luckily received the edit in ProRes 422HQ, so that I was able to get some elbow-room grading it. I did three temp grades, two in DaVinci and one in FCPX. Sent these off to the guys in the band to let them choose wich one they preferred. They liked the FCPX version best so I finnished it, and sent it off. Once again FCPX showed that it is a powerful program. Had thou a little trouble with the audio who didn´t wanted to export with the correct level in the final output. I got it sorted, but strange it was. Perhaps a little blog on that later…
Youtube vs Vimeo
Since the final result was aimed for YouTube. A lot of care must be taken in the final encoding for this. YouTube has done a lot lately to supply a higher quality and more pleasant experience, viewing stuff from theirs streams. But still they have some to go, until they have the same pleasant viewing experience as Vimeo.
Yesterday I run the A-cam on a shoot in Strängnäs, Sweden for Arclight FX. The cam I used was a FS700 since there was a lot of explosions and fire to be filmed in slowmo.
I must say that at first sight the FS700 is, ugly. But after been using the camera quite intensive for two and a half days I must say that I like the camera a lot. Since it´s a Sony there are menus… But as soon as I decided a strategy for the shoot and set up the settings for it. The FS700 is pretty easy going.
One great thing is that there is a built in ND-filter. It´s a lovely feature and it really saves your day on hectic shoots like this, where much is to be done before daylight is gone.
The slowmo’s were shot in 24 Mb AVCHD and normal speed recorded on an Atomos Ninja 2 in ProResHQ. Directly from the sensor in 10 bit.
The end scene
Speaking of daylight. The last shoot on the whole set was the big, fat explosion to be used for the end scene.
For this take there were only one chance to get it right. After that the stuff used for the fire and explosions would defenitive be empteid out.
Also we were very fast running out of daylight. The sun were just above the tree tops and it was just minutes before it would leave us for the day and the take would be ruined.
The sun were just above the tree tops and it was just minutes before it would leave us for the day and the take would be ruined.
All was set and for the slowmo takes it was earlier decided that I was the one who gave the signal for everyone on the set. This since once the slowmo recording been started in the FS700 there is no turning back until the recording has finnished. So you can understand that it is devastating if I not push the button at excactly the right time!
For this particular scene I can tell you that I was in the focus zone. (I´ve written about the focus zone earlier) Not thinking what to do, just doing. It´s kind of strange shooting slowmo when you are in the focus zone, it´s like slowmo deluxe.
The take went very well!! It is a great rush to do takes like this and the whole team should be proud. The edit and comps will be made by Monir Eriksson in Smoke. I will do the audio-post so it is better start digging and building those heavy xplosions. See ya!