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Author Topic: [Video] 2011 Big Rock Eddies - Timing is Everything (The Making of Featurette)  (Read 6044 times)

Offline Ryan

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Here's a behind the scenes look at the commercial entry I filmed for the 2011 Big Rock Eddies...

2011 Big Rock Eddies Entry - Timing is Everything (The Making of Featurette)


Filmed entirely on the t2i with a Sigma 30mm f1.4 (borrowed from fellow t2iforum member BlimpyB, who also happens to be in this commercial - long haired dude) and my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8.  Equipment used was my DIY steadicam, my DIY slider, Manfrotto tripod, DIY lighting kit (PVC piping, shower curtain, and Home Depot work lights), and my Cobracrane Backpacker jib for one shot.  Total cost to produce was $50 to purchase the license to use the song and record scratch effect commercially (from productiontrax.com) and another $45 for 3 orders of nachos for the extras at the bar.  This was as Guerilla as it gets!  It's not perfect but for my first non-vacation video, I'm pretty proud to have put this together.

It's for this contest: Big Rock Eddies

Other interesting facts:

- Used Richard Allan Cook's 'Crooked Path Flat 2.1' picture style for the whole commercial
- Used some blue daylight gels for the lights (for the bar scene - I just draped them over the lights and hoped they didn't catch on fire) since a lot of daylight was coming in from the windows that are off-screen.
- Wrote the script in about half an hour one morning after coming up with the idea while in bed the night before.
- My brother's (Canuck jersey in the video) girlfriend works at the pub we filmed in (Kensington Pub in Calgary, AB) and the bar manager let us have a whole section of the pub to film.  We spent about 3 hours filming the pub and bathroom scene and about 1.5 hours filming the living room scene.
- Choreographed/Storyboarded at 8am (2 hours before extras showed up) after having DJed a wedding the night before and going to bed at 3am (coffee = winning)
- Post production mainly consisted of increasing the contrast and sharpening a bit.  I tried using my trial version of Neo Scene to convert the footage but color correcting between the converted and original looked the exact same (I used Premiere CS5)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2011, 06:07:42 PM by Ryan »
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That's one seriously professional looking advert!
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Make us proud Ryan. That sure was some top notch footage.
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Thanks guys!  I mainly want to show that by doing this, you can film something with a decent production value without spending a fortune.  It's all up to the judges now...
« Last Edit: April 02, 2011, 03:49:27 PM by Ryan »
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8
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Here's my weird interpretation of a storyboard, created a few hours before shooting...

« Last Edit: April 07, 2011, 06:07:23 PM by Ryan »
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oO looks very intresting... more like a plan to rob a Bank ;)
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Hahaha.  My buddy told me it looked like an assassination plot.
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Well, I didn't make the top 18 finalist cut so if anything, I hope the making of featurette helps some of the people here out figure out how to go about filming something like this... or gets a few chuckles from the outtakes.
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8
Accessories: Cobracrane Backpacker, Igus Slider, Caselogic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling,  Satechi WR-C100 Wireless Remote Control, Lilliput 669HB Field Monitor, Rode VideoMic, DIY Steadicam