Location reconnaissance

Fast forest chase scene

"Fast forest chase scene - with VFX"

Hello again,

We were “on location” for the first time yesterday (Sunday, April 19th) and we did many video and audio tests. Overall the day was a success and I am currently editing and playing around with some of the footage from yesterday. We managed to find some of the awesome actual locations which we will use on the shoot in July/August. We did not however find the main site, but we have a pretty good idea of where to find it.

We did lots of different video tests and maybe I’ll put those up on YouTube.com later this week and link it here. We haven’t got our new tripod and SteadiCam system yet, so these tests were done with a cheap(ish) tripod and shaky hand-held style. We did pan-, timelapse-, zoom- and chase-tests with the camera to see the results with and without postproduction. Full-sensor 1080p video differs, compared to 35 mm film, when it comes to fast pans and shaky camera movement. We now know what works and what to avoid.

We also did various audio tests recording voices, ambience etc.  in stereo, surround with different quality settings: 96 kHz / 24-bit and 48 kHz / 24-bit etc. with different mic gains. We’ll send those to our audio/foley guy later this week.

You can see a still from one of the many chase scenes above.

by intelligentlight