This is one of the first short films from the Panasonic AF100 – “A Verse Before Dying” was sent to us by Timur Civan (remember him from the video shot with the 102 year old lens which he also shot some stills) who has been working with the Panasonic AF100.
After a month of work and testing, the fruits of all our labor is done! Incredibly quickly i'd like to add….
Now you can enjoy the whole film, and see a lot of the lighting setups that i made for the various scenes. Lets examine the cabin sequence.
A Verse Before Dying
Set in the 1850s Texas borderlands, the film tells the story of an orphaned boy, the Priest who looks after him, and the menacing stranger from the Priest's past who comes to town looking to settle an old score.
Acolito: Emilio Gonzales
Priest: Robert Lambert
Stranger: Ben Wolfe
Alma: Tori Jimenez
Bartender: Darwin Miller
Barry “Alamo Bill” Chinn
David “Dragon Hill Dave” Donaldson, Jr.
Associate Producer: Joanne Mick
Gaffer: Marcel Rodriguez
1st A.C.: Taylor Rudd
Kicker of Ass: Matt Gottshalk
Key Grip: Brandon Boggs
Grip/Stunt Coordinator: Louis Moncivias
Steadicam: Mikko Wilson
Production Sound: Matt Gettemeier
Script Supervisor: Drew Ott
P.A./Art Department: Cherdon Bedford
P.A./Flagger: Melvin Harris
Wardrobe Stylist : Stephanie Fraide
Make-Up Effects: Christopher Payne
BTS Video: Justin Netti
Helicopter Pilot: Steve Bush
Helicopter Cam-Op: Jonny Carroll
Colorist: Oscar Oboza
Sound Design/Mixing: Philip Menchaca
Music: Justin Netti
Additional Music / Licensing: 615 Music
A Division of Warner/Chappell Music
Licensing Agent: Matt Fisher
Notes: “A Verse Before Dying” is the first narrative short film shot on the new Panasonic AF-100 Digital Cinema Camera. The film was shot on location in Dripping Springs, Texas. For additional information, behind-the-scenes photos and more, go to dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?230414-quot-A-Verse-Before-Dying-quot-A-Borderlands-Spaghetti-Western
So, what do you think?
p.s. my apologies to Timur for taking so long to finish this post – he published the film several weeks ago!
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)