Monday, April 04, 2011

OK, Look

I'm the stereotype of a middle-aged white boy. I've been watching and thinking a lot about the Firefly series lately.

Yes. I admit it.

That's the first step on the road to recovery.

What have I learned?

1. White space copters do not composite very well. Even if they're photo-real they just don't look good.

2. I need to keep the camera moving -- even in simple over-the-shoulder shots. And I have to stay wide.

3. We don't need to worry about jump-cuts in Robowar. That might be the best way to edit the picture.

4. Hey, don't we need watches in this movie? And shouldn't they all be red?

5. Speaking of red, that seems to be the color we're using on everybody. Why? Because it looks cool, that's why.


Chance Shirley said...

"Shoot wide." Do you mean wide lenses or wide-open aperture?

Because lately I'm thinking I need to do whatever I can to make the background blurry (long lenses, fast F-stops). To make up for a lack of production design.

Andrew Bellware said...

I was a bit up in everyone's grills on Earthkiller. Just a tad too close in a couple scenes.
But yeah, long lenses and wide open will reduce that depth of field.
I'm also going to deliberately zoom in shots. Ha! Just you wait! ;-)