Hiya guys! Thought I’d share some stills from a short film I was one of the producers on. Shot on a can of 35mm Kodak 200T using a 50ft Chapman Hydroscope & a full 180 degree swing in and out of buildings all in one take!
The real challenge was how to make a narrative fit into 9 minutes, beginning, middle and end in the confines of a one-shot, using a crane that sweeps. So coming back to the community, it feels like you get a little bit of character from every window, every person and in the buzz there’s a connection between people. Traversing age, culture and gender, Tin Luck becomes a timeline of one community’s influences and the individual within it. In this way we began to develop the documentary/ fiction blend it would become.
We cast about 90% from the community or friends of the community and was introduced to Sam Adewunmi, BiFA award winner for best newcomer, whose feature film The Last Tree had just been nominated for grand jury prize and also a resident and our lead.
The sound department had to radio mic and collect the signals of over 15 mics, as well as collect foley and ADR in breaks - and all practiced and shot in practically half a day with only four takes.
Written & Directed by Beatrix Blaise.
Production Co: Pundersons Gardens and One Stop Films (supplying us with 50ft crane, kodak camera gear, 35m film and grade). EP: Tommy Vinney.
Produced by Katie Smith & Joseph Radonich (Pundersons Gardens) and Martha Bailey.
Director of Photography by Kate Reid.