Theoretical v. Practical

Concerning to our recent studio lesson with Paul (below) about advanced camera work, shooting on Monday worked in some of the things we were taught, and disregarded others. For example, knowing about aperture and adapting the camera for different light settings came in handy. Particularly when we shot the slasher scene, which was set at night but which we were filming in the daytime. We experimented with changing the aperture to let less light in and under expose the shot to make it look like nighttime, but in the end decided to darken the shots in post.

Children Of The Corn is the only horror movie  think can of that is set in the daytime.

Children Of The Corn is the only horror movie think can of that is set in the daytime.

Children Of The Corn - God I hate this kid but I love this hat.

Children Of The Corn – God I hate this kid but I love this hat.

Also after dedicating so much in-class time to setting up the shots to look the most professional, we have ended up mostly subverting these to make the shots seem informal, low-grade and amateur. This is to exemplify our chosen mockumentary style, and knowing how to make our footage look as polished as possible was great because we could then adapt this understanding and inverting it to get the opposite effect.

FUBAR - inspiration for sub-par camera techniques and "shotgunning" beers

FUBAR – inspiration for sub-par camera techniques and “shotgunning” beers

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