I am exhausted but I am happy, and to be quite frank my fellow creatives and cinephiles, I have not admitted that in a long time. We shot the initial phase of my upcoming short film Before I Leave. We all worked hard, efficiently, and had a lot of fun. Some days were rough especially with a beating sun on your back, but we did everything to make this happen. I cannot wait to show you all some stills but for now, here is just some behind the scenes.
Video village was a lot of fun but I made sure to not stay there all the time. In between takes my time was spent with actors and crew.
My co-producer Kelvin Kataria helped me with a lot of the technical aspect of the film and let me use his RED Epic Pro.
We had a scene where we tried to recreate a cinema so I played Portrait of a Lady on Fire through a projector but scrapped this part because of course copyright…
Some monitor footage of our cinema. This shot is heavily influenced by the cinema scene in Dessert Hearts.
And before I publish this some Steadicam BTS footage as used the EasyRig Variable 5!