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The Night Country

31 May

A nocturnal location tour two nights ago turned out quite successful! We might have found most of our major shooting spots now (fingers crossed we’ll get the permissions as well), with only two crucial places still missing – and the ones we have found are amazingly, time-and-money-savingly close to the city. 😉

Going on a location scouting tour is actually one of my favourite parts of the filmmaking process – you get to drive and goof around with friends while everybody else on earth is asleep. Please enjoy some impressions from our road trip:

Hope you like what you’re seeing! And if you do, don’t forget to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign over at indiegogo, if you haven’t already! 😉

Cheers

xxx Till

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In the Mood for Darkness!

19 May

A few days ago Till, Martin and I went scouting locations for the major setting of DER SAMURAI.

Late at night we shot a few mod tests with an LED torch to check the brightness in real conditions.

Till edited a short clip with some early draft score from our composer Conrad Oleak.

Have a look:

http://www.indiegogo.com/dersamurai?c=activity

 

Enter the Dark

17 May

Part of the objective of today’s and yesterday’s location tour was to figure out the visual basics of Jakob’s nightly pursuit of the Samurai. A Fenix TK35 LED flashlight helped us create a great uncanny mood without having any ‘professional’ lights at our disposal for the test.

(Obviously, the people in the shots are not the actual actors.)

It’s quite amazing what two flashlights and a bounceboard can do. Looming shadows, the white ‘dress’ ghostly overexposing, absolute blackness at the seams of the frame. To people knowing me as an avid player of the Silent Hill video games it should come as no surprise that I am very fond of that particular lighting style.