Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Finally...the wrap...

Well, the Star Wars Battlefront beta is over. Fun game. Really brings back the SW geek in me that died a long time ago, 'round the same time Lucas changed the original movies and then put out those steaming piles of shit that were the prequels.

Spent all day cutting more audio into individual clips. Lot of work, that. Then dragged in the rest of day 1's video. Takes place at night, so I was worried. All in all it looks pretty fucking good. I applied a quick color grade just to see how close to what I want I can get, and right away it's looking believable before I even tweak it.

You can get a quick glimpse here during an out-take.



I'll probably come down on some of that super blue moon outside, and whatever the fuck that reflection is in the background will have to be removed.

One shot toward the end of the night though has a fucking tripod in it. Yes, it was that dark that you couldn't see it. And I'm moving in--handheld, so that's gonna be a bitch to remove.

But all in all I'm fucking impressing the hell out of myself with this footage. I don't think anybody but a DP is going to understand how hard it was to achieve with f-stops at 1.2 and 1.4 and NO focus puller.

6 comments:

Andrew Bellware said...

I'm kinda digging the intensity of that blue moon. Just as a color scheme it's pretty cool.
Oof. f1.2 -- at that point I try to have the actors walk into their focus than having me find them. I've also reached out and tugged and pushed on their shoulder or back just to keep them at exactly the right distance. ;P

Aric Blue said...

Yeah, I had to do the same thing(pulling the foreground actor to a precise spot and telling them not to move much). My big problem on some of the shots is that I put a gel on the background light but not on the other light shining in through the door. I can't remember why I didn't do it for the other light. I think I had a plan. Not sure what it was now though. :)

Andrew Bellware said...

Well I think it looks pretty solid. I'm down with it! ;-)

Aric Blue said...

Sweet! I'm going to tell everybody the lighting was your idea so I'm responsible for nothing! Man, I feel better already! :)

Andrew Bellware said...

I'd wait to see what they think first. If they love it, explain it was all your idea. If they hate it, send 'em over to me.

Aric Blue said...

Come on, that goes without saying!