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Wash us in the Blood (2 replies and 1 comment)

Joshyg87
1 month ago
Joshyg87 1 month ago

I forgot to showcase a short I made some years back. I actually got more views on instagram in one day than I did in over a year from putting it on Vimeo.

 

the short is about a preacher who cheats on his wife. It was inspired by Alice in the Cities, but it’s sort of unintentionally funny: here it is, follow the link to watch. It’s only 4min long. 

I found that instagram is a great platform to showcase work instead of Vimeo or YouTube. 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cdi93PkPiBf/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=»

any criticism is welcome, but I did not spend any money on it. Overall it was about a $300 short. Camera and hotel rental. 

simon m
1 month ago
simon m 1 month ago

Haha! Josh, I loved it! Very nicely done and what a great script. Just excellent. Good acting, good camera work and lighting, good sound and I loved the pipe organ at the end.

Joshyg87
1 month ago
Joshyg87 1 month ago

Thanks! I did everything myself from script to camera work and I used a Lowes lamp to light it. I forgot to post it here, but it’s gotten 50 views in a day on instagram. 

 

Mike
1 month ago

I was intrigued by your short film, excellent script and the actors understood it which is why they performed well. The man was more convincing as he had better lines but he also understood the character he was playing. Interesting camera work and I particularly liked the low shots although I don’t think it was necessary to hand hold the camera all the time, a tripod should have been used on many of the scenes. There was a continuity issue at 3.42 which broke my concentration but other than that it very good.

BTW. There were sound issues. Always keep the microphone at the same distance from the actor otherwise you will pick up reverberation from the hard walls. A soundman would have have set his limiter to a pre-set gain level control as per rehearsals, there were level control issues from scene to scene but I assume you never had the luxury of a soundman but made do with what you had.

A really superb short film imo, excellent music and well edited.

I particularly like the mans performance and how he initially introduced the character to the audience, demonstrating to the mirror his level of guilt he felt of spending the night at the hotel. That was rather good direction In my opinion.

Can I ask what camera and lens you used.

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