Monday, September 17, 2007

Day 7 Part III

Only 87 setups today. We're slowing down. . .

This first image is an iconic notion I thought of a week ago. I really wanted Jef Betz to put his boots up on the table and we'd make one of those Western-type paintings of cowboys playing cards. This was shot with my new 35mm Canon S.S.C. lens. I got it for like $45 off of eBay.

Our secret weapon on this movie has been Brian Schiavo. He's done all our complex makeup effects and made all our props like guns and such. Here's Jeff Plunkett as a mutant (in the script he's a "zombie hag" although it makes more sense for him to be a mutant.)

Maduka Steady replaces Lindsey Robert's hand. I'd planned this to originally be a CGI shot but... well... Brian had a mechanical hand. I mean, he just had one lying around for some reason.

I asked Daryl to laugh manically in this scene. Maybe I did that just to amuse me?

Entire body hurts today. Concrete floor... eergh.


Chance Shirley said...

This stuff is looking good, Andrew. You guys are knocking it out!

Are you still planning on cropping the shots to 2.39:1 ?

Andrew Bellware said...

Thanks, Chance!

I am planning to crop 2.35/2.40:1. I have tried to frame so it'll work that way.

Chance Shirley said...

I think you've planned well. I've been looking at the frames with a 'scope crop in mind, and i think it's gonna work great.

Also, the frames tend to look good open, too, which should help with the dreaded "pan and scan" version.

Andrew Bellware said...

I'm guessing that the one format the frames will virtually never be seen in is the format they're in right now -- 16:9. They'll either be 1.33:1 like regular TV or 2.40:1 like I really want.
But who knows what the market will be like next year?