Short Film: Zombies are People Too
My good friend and director, Barri Chase, invited me to be cinematographer on her Short Zombie Comedy: Zombies Are People Too. This short film was one of many zombie films released as promotional materials for The Zombie Map App Kickstarter. Local filmmaker Roze united filmmakers all over the world who share his passion for zombies. You can see their awesome campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/945868094/zombie-map-app.
The camera team's prep meeting consisted of a photographer's dream: camera department prepped FIVE Canon DSLR's plus one Gopro for shooting. We joined minds during a roll call for camera bodies, lenses, support rigs/tripods/heads until we came up with the right allocation for our shooting needs. We all brought our picture style settings to a straight "neutral" setting. (Hopefully this made life easier for our editors: CJ Gilbreth and Michael Orlicki!)
We had River Demson operating two tripod-mounted cameras locked down in a set we used for the candid interviews. We had CJ Gilbreth doing some ace operating from a shoulder-mounted rig throughout the interior of the historic home in Tempe, AZ. The wide areas covered by our zombie talent called for the use of a GlideCam, which meant that at times, I was in the front/back yard chasing zombie kids and neighbors around with the glide came. It was a blast! Ben Sanchez , Daniel Montoya, Irvin Uriarte and Troy Polverosa were the other superstars helping out camera department. I have had amazing experiences collaborating with Barri in the past, and this film made for a memorable experience as well. Much respect to Barri and the entire team for finding a unique angle from which to explore zombie lore.
I have so much respect for Sara's craft as a photographer. Here are just a few shots she took on Barri's set to give you an idea what it was like putting this creation together.
Check out these on set images courtesy of Sara Nevels 2014 Talk Studios.
See more of her work here: http://www.talkstudiosphotography.com/