Monday, 8 August 2011
[Fo'tis'ma] - The process
It is strange how much I love doing this! There is not always enough time to blog but when I do get the moment in between renders - I love it!
I thought I'd do a quick post on what happened in the process of making [Fo'tis'ma]
I remember reading Matthew 5:16 a while back thinking, 'its amazing that GOOD WORKS, in this context is not for the direct pleasure of God - it is because it draws others in to glorify him that is brings him pleasure - bringing grace right back to the centre of my understanding of how God relates to us [a very freeing thought].
I wanted to explore the concept of light as well, as its very central to that passage and also others - 1 Thess 5vs5 - from which I also pulled ideas from. It is also key to what I do - film, photography etc.
Furthermore I wanted to explore the concepts of revolution/reform/anti-establishment etc etc, but turn it on its head by showing an seemingly malicious character doing 'good' [for lack of a better term].
Thanks to Glenn Stewart, Dan Difelice, Warren Eltringham, Franzwa Roux, Luke Atencio, and Emile Freeman who all had hand in helping with some of the elements in here!
I think what was the hardest part was getting the script right - there were so many themes to pull together! Here's what that process looked like for me:
Here are some screengrabs of the ungraded/untreated footage.
Furthermore here are some images that inspired much of the work:
And here are the final Graded/Comped frames: