I usually don’t post exercises from my directing classes online, simply because they’re:
a) uninteresting, or..
b) they’re not self contained pieces, so you they do not work outside of class context.
But this piece kind of works on its own so I thought I’d put it up.
Basically the assignment was to do a one shot scene without any dialogue. I made comedy all last semester, so I thought it could be fun to play around with another genre. I ended up doing this Science Fiction Thriller thingy.
I could go more into what I intended it to be about, but I’ll rather leave it up to you to decide.
Shot on Canon T2i with the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 lens.
I used three 300 watt lights for the scene. Blue gels. I had one light in the cabinet, and then used After Effects with the Optical Flares plugin from Videocopilot to add the space-time-rift.
Oh, and a fun fact. It was shot at my dorm room so if you look closely you can see my Halloween Robot costume in the background. I’ve been planning to make something with it, but I have no idea what yet.