Title

Fallen: A 48-hour Test of Endurance

Presenter Information

Matt Clements, Jr.

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Theatre

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

In February of 2013, my crew and I came together for 48 hours straight to produce a short film that we are all quite proud of. When shown at the 48-hour Film Slam festival, Fallen took Best Technical Merit (judge's vote) and Best of Festival (popular vote). Brief Synopsis: Once a hero, Allen attempts to reestablish his life after 10 years in prison for manslaughter. A lot changes in a decade. In Fallen, we wanted to make a solid short that showed our experience working with the Nikon D800 camera and also give ourselves an opportunity to try out new gear that team members had recently acquired. We shot with the mindset that all indoor scenes would be very warm, as they were often in Allen's personal hot-headed bubble, and outdoor very cool, in a way describing how the rest of the world viewed and treated him after assuming him a murderer. We are big fans of long sweeping shots and tried to fit them in where we saw fit. That being said, a lot of chaos can happen in the editing room and a fairly tame scene on set can very easily turn into a spine-tingling super(anti)hero moment. Forty-eight hours is hardly enough time to make a compelling piece, yet in the end, Fallen happens to stand on its own.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Michael Ogden

Additional Mentoring Department

Film and Video Studies

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Fallen: A 48-hour Test of Endurance

SURC Theatre

In February of 2013, my crew and I came together for 48 hours straight to produce a short film that we are all quite proud of. When shown at the 48-hour Film Slam festival, Fallen took Best Technical Merit (judge's vote) and Best of Festival (popular vote). Brief Synopsis: Once a hero, Allen attempts to reestablish his life after 10 years in prison for manslaughter. A lot changes in a decade. In Fallen, we wanted to make a solid short that showed our experience working with the Nikon D800 camera and also give ourselves an opportunity to try out new gear that team members had recently acquired. We shot with the mindset that all indoor scenes would be very warm, as they were often in Allen's personal hot-headed bubble, and outdoor very cool, in a way describing how the rest of the world viewed and treated him after assuming him a murderer. We are big fans of long sweeping shots and tried to fit them in where we saw fit. That being said, a lot of chaos can happen in the editing room and a fairly tame scene on set can very easily turn into a spine-tingling super(anti)hero moment. Forty-eight hours is hardly enough time to make a compelling piece, yet in the end, Fallen happens to stand on its own.