Apr 01 2012

Split Screen Magic

Published by at 12:24 am under Uncategorized

This is an experiment. I was bored one evening and wanted to try something new. So I thought it would be fun to play pool against myself.

While planning the shots, I needed a story. The first thing that came to mind was Tombstone the movie, one of my favorites. The scene where Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo meet at the large Oak would be the perfect story. The camera was set up and locked down for the wide shot and that would be the split screen stuff. I shot the beginning and the end with the camera in that position and then did the close ups. I didn’t have my grips with me so I had to do it all solo. The process took some time but I think the result was good. This is just an experiment so I wasn’t aiming for the best in quality or acting (obviously). just something I wanted to try. now I know what to do and not do. On to the next.

Shot with a Panasonic AG-HMC150, two Smith Victor 600w lights and 216 diffusion gels. Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro cs5.5 and After Effects.




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