Moose and sunset – Mobile filmmaking
News Flash: MOOSE AND SUNSET was selected to be screened at WOMEN+FILM -VOICES at DENVER FILM SOCIETY, DENVER,U.S.A., along with ETHEL on the OPENING NIGHT.
As spontaneous as i am, i committed myself into making a 3 minute video for a film festival in Denver, U.S.A. I was surfing/researching the inter webs for trends in filmmaking when i heard about the film festival – WOMEN + FILM- Voices (The Denver Film Society ). I shot a mail to them showcasing one of my films (LIMBO) made using the iPhone. They responded on how good it was, but since it didn’t have anything to do with the theme of the festival “Woman and Voices“, they couldn’t use it much.
Now, in the field of networking, one must utilize the opportunity of personal contact one can get. And since person in charge responded to my mail personally, i decided to not let go of this opportunity.
My first idea was to shoot a film with ‘cinematic‘ look to it (as in, a beautiful girl looking pretty, in a beautiful surrounding). But then it occurred to me that one of my close friends might have a good story, and asked her if she would like to share it. 10 minutes and a coffee later we decided that – ‘we shoot tomorrow !‘.
Oh wait ! i have been wanting to experiment my cinematographer skills like those videos posted on Vimeo, with Olloclip, Mobislider,Glif…. and the list just goes on. With just one day to order and get this stuff (from U.S.A. to Denmark), i give up on that idea and use my conventional tool, the hardware clamp as my camera grip, and my expertise to get the project done.
We meet up at the next day as planned. I had worked a plan on how to go about with the content of the film. Hege had filled up info within the template i had given to her. And therefor, the work process was easy peasy japanesey. It was just Hege, Me and the cat, who were working at the ‘set’, therefor no behind the scenes were recorded. But i might make a ‘making of’ video pretty soon.
The content was filmed using the Filmic Pro app in my iPhone4, and later transferred to my iPad using the Photosync app. It was color graded using Movie Looks app, and then fully edited on the iMovie app on the iPad. I even used the default music sample from the iMovie app.
Most importantly, Hege was content with the film, as it is a very personal story being told there. I was very careful not to ‘cheazy’ it up. This is my way of saying, ‘i support’ to one of my very strong and creative friends.
Here is the ‘Making of’ video