Combining three different cameras in one film can be risky.
Watch the video to see if you can detect which shots were made with each of the three cameras used by Director Christopher Bye.
The director chose desolate landscapes, abandoned buildings, and empty stores to create a specific mood in his art film, “Deep South.”
Making Art Films with the Canon C100 and 5D3
Message from Christopher Bye:
Big fan of the site, thanks for keeping the film community up to date!
I just had a new photography and video show at New Hope Arts Center in New Hope, PA, where I premiered a short art film entitled Deep South.
The film was shot on the Canon EOS C100 Camera, the Canon 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern and with the CineLook custom picture style, and the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition action camera and a DJI Phantom Quad-Copter with 2-axis brushless gimbal. I used Nikkor AIS prime lenses including the 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, and 85mm f/1.4. Used a Kessler Pocket Dolly for the sliding shots throughout. Great praise for Kessler; I’ve been using this same slider for 3 years and it’s still smooth as ever.
Christopher Bye’s documentation of abandonment and its inherent dismay dissect mysteries of what once existed. Each form embodies an untold story via previously used items, pieces that no longer serve purposes and are therefore estranged from their owners. Stories surface through these discarded environs; fields, deserts, and ghost towns become forgotten and weathered. As the progression of time and neglect take their toll, the house, barn, or business begins to bend and dismantle, giving way to nature’s unremorseful impression. Lapses of time become apparent and the buildings’ features become characteristically inhospitable, like a defense mechanism learned from past missteps. Bye conveys an uneasy sense of accompaniment upon penetrating these places, as though the decades of misuse are manifested within the bones of the building. Although distraught and unused, a certain moment of connection can be attained solely through observation. A scent of spreading mildew in the nostrils, a pitch of wind piercing broken windows – like puppets, shredded wallpaper dangles from tattered roots and calendars still hang from years past. In this exhibition, Bye aims to document the progression of place before demise.
Leave a comment below to share your opinion – which cameras were used for specific shots in “Deep South?”
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)