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AUTHOR SUBJECT: KNIGHT WITCH
Mike Conway
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Posted: 9/12/2016 3:52:18 PM
I wasn't going to post this, but since it's kind of slow around here...  I just did a 48 Hour Film Project short.  We drew "superhero" for our genre.
Required prop:  a brush.
Line of dialogue:  "Stop talking, start doing."
Character:  Trent or Christy Trentwell, a "candidate."



My feelings on it; decent for the circumstances.  It rained on us during the night and again in the morning.  Had to shoot inside when that was happening.  Also, notice the rain when she is in the SUV, in the parking lot.  It started coming down and I couldn't get some key closeups.  I'm just glad that we concentrated on the parking lot exteriors, first, because the rain came down pretty steady.

We got the elements from the kick-off, on Friday night.   Wrote the script till 11:30 and shot late that night into Saturday morning.  Two of the actors were on other 48 hour projects, so we had to be done with them by 7am.

Originally, we were going to feature Ivy's white Mustang.  I wanted to have an accident scene, where the thugs were driving it.  Her clutch was bad and the two actors didn't drive stick, so there we were on the roadway location and she says, "I don't want them driving my car."  We put them in the SUV, but it's the same car that the candidate rides in.  How am I going to explain that?  I cloned the SUV in the parking lot scene.  The two cars are the same vehicle.

Like any filmmaking endeavor, it's all about a multitude of problems occurring and what compromise can you pull out of your hat to cover it up.  The rain didn't allow me to get closeups for her transformation, etc.  I just grabbed some stills from other shots and edited them into the GoPro timelapse clouds.  When in doubt, get shots of clouds, sunsets, sunrises, etc.  Cutaways are your friend!  



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Sv+Bell
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Posted: 9/12/2016 8:07:24 PM
Very cool little piece, Mike! Congrats!
I hear ya about the cutaways, I always do that myself. They're so handy to stitch stuff together! As I always say to my crew, filmmaking is about drafting a detailed road map in pre-production, and then find shortcuts on the set.

mokkimachi
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Posted: 9/12/2016 10:41:04 PM
I'd use the rain for dramatic effect.

I missed the brush?



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Posted: 9/13/2016 10:45:30 AM
Very nice work, Mike. My favorite part is when your face started twisting. It made me laugh!... The acting was surprisingly good from the men. The woman; not so good....

On a side note: my favorite cutaway in a movie was the one of Mickey Mouse during the werewolf transformation in American Werewolf in London...

Mike Conway
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Posted: 9/19/2016 11:15:09 PM
 Thanks for watching, guys.  Marius, the brush is in the scene where the henchman is brushing the girl's hair and talking about Spongebob.

James, I agree, those guys gave some good performances.  I would like to use them again.  Two of them were in the short we did, last year.

https://youtu.be/gyq8jQmyM6k

Mike Conway
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Posted: 9/19/2016 11:15:58 PM
 
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