First fiction short film (2 replies)
To Mr. Deakins and the community:
I'm an aspiring cinematographer. I have done my first fiction short as part of a university project. I wonder if you could have a look at it and give me some advice to improve on my next project. Unfortunately I don't have a trailer for it, but feel free to scroll through some of the scenes if you can't watch it all.
My experience is more on the producing side and as a travel cameraman. But I would like to shift my career into becoming a great cinematographer. I'm 35 years old, I wonder if you have any advice on how to start at that age.
Here is my 2 minute showreel, comments are welcome on that as well: https://vimeo.com/362800673»
Thank you all. I hope Mr. Deakins can watch this.
What camera and lenses did you use on this project? Also, what lighting equipment did you use? The lighting in the couple's house seems cooler than the lighting in the café, which appears warmer and more inviting, which suits the narrative. Nice work overall.
Hi Mitchell, thanks for your comment. I used an arri amira, mainly with my canon photo zoom lenses 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8. I wouldn't ideally use zoom lenses for fiction unless I have to zoom out on a shot for some reason, but I decided to go for this due to the schedule being only half-days. So I figured I would have worked faster with a zoom. Ocasionally I also used a tamron 50mm from university. Lighting wise I used dedo lights, a red-head, kino flo and the practicals you see on set (lamps, candles) that's about it. for the fire reflection I didn't know what to use so I ended up poining a dedo light to the golden side of a reflector and had someone to slightly shake it so you can see some of that on the actress' face.
I wanted to make the house look slightly cooler because it was the writer's (I mean the character) zone of discomfort, her own house, whilst the bar and restaurant were her ideal situation.
I appreciate the comments, thanks so much =)