Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Excelsior Behind The Scenes - Working on Automated Dialogue Replacement

Take another look behind the scenes of Excelsior!

In this video, Andrew Bartlett is working on compiling the Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) of Tim Johnson's lines for a farm scene.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Excelsior BTS - Doug's Apartment Scene

Last weekend Caleb and I (Hannah) drove to our friend's house to film the last scene needed for Excelsior. This was an important scene in Doug's apartment bedroom. A big thank you goes to the U. Family for allowing us to use one of their bedrooms!

It's amazing how long a scene can take to shoot. This particular scene is only about 2 1/2 minutes long edited, but it took us 5 hours to get everything set up and filmed. We couldn't have done it without especially Maria, Lydia, Anna, Clara, and Yenta helping out with the lighting and all of the other little details!

Here are some behind the scenes shots from our photographer for the day, Clara.


We experimented with using pillow cases to dim the lighting when it was too harsh. It worked pretty well!
For the beginning of the scene, Doug is on the phone, so we had Lydia U. saying the person's lines on the other end of the phone to help Caleb act and remember his lines.

My brother Daniel made an amazing curved dolly after Andrew gave him all the instructions on how to do it! Wow - it adds so much quality to the shot!

Some over-the-shoulder shots. :-)
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Caleb did a great job acting, and we're so thankful to the Lord that all of our scenes are shot and everything went considerably well! Now, to continue our work on post-production . . .

Have you seen any of these in your area?

:-) Andrew - Director of Excelsior