Production BLOG: Day 9

Due to a scheduling conflict we lost our cinematographer through the middle of the day. The team pressed on and did great job following Dutch's technique very closely.

An independent film should be designed like a stageplay, limited number of locations and a smallish cast. To combat the cramped feel that so many indies suffer from the story's primary location should be large(ish), and the story needs to take advantage of this.

The Hobby Stop was written to cover every square inch of primary location. This scene between Colin and John is in "the pits". The difficulty with shooting outside with a roof overhead is that the actors and props are relatively dark while the background is almost blown out. Due to the amount of data captured, the Red camera makes this relatively easy to correct by placing a notch on the low end of the gamma curve to bump up the skin tones.