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Posted by: yegfilm on Wed, May 8, 2013
Posted by: yegfilm on Fri, May 3, 2013
(just some of the gear we’ll shoot with today, sat and sun)
Obstacles principal photography starts today
Today we begin shooting Geeta Sehgal’s short film, currently entitled OBSTACLES. The short is about a woman having to overcome some—possibly irrational—fears to get to the museum to meet her friend.
Posted by: yegfilm on Tue, Apr 30, 2013
(still from the film I Fall Down)
Podcast interview with Christopher White
In this interview, Curtis Alexander talks with Christopher White, writer/director of the full length feature film I FALL DOWN about the film, his history as a filmmaker, and about the Canadian film distribution and granting systems.
Trailer and podcast after the jump!
Posted by: yegfilm on Thu, Apr 25, 2013
The Edmonton Media Co’s STARTUPS pilot
Posted by Curtis Alexander
They also have a post about what they learned about writing, directing, producing while working on this project. They even talk about how they decided to scale back a bit in terms of just shooting the pilot first, and not the entire “season” of Startups.
More after the jump!
Posted by: yegfilm on Thu, Apr 18, 2013
#yegfilm April 2013 Meeting
Given that the location of the cinecoup related event—the Yellowhead Brewery (which is downtown, not by the Yellowhead)—is only 100 yards from #yegfilm’s usual spot we’re going to move the #yegfilm meeting to essentially be the Cinecoup event, and then next month we’ll head back to our usual time, space, and agenda. It’s always a good idea to support local filmmakers!
UPDATE! Also note that the FAVA AGM is that night as well, starting at 6:30PM!
Posted by: yegfilm on Fri, Apr 12, 2013
Posted by: yegfilm on Mon, Apr 8, 2013
(still from our short good cinema, good video, we’re still working on the name…)
Wrap up: March 2013 #yegfilm meeting
On Wed, March 27th, about 25 people came to the #yegfilm meeting to watch film, talk film, and make films!
Films after the jump!
Posted by: yegfilm on Fri, Apr 5, 2013
Cinematography of fear: The dolly zoom
Posted by Curtis Alexander
For Geeta Sehgal’s short film, working title OBSTACLES, the main character has a fear of heights.
As the cinematographer for the short, it’s my job to make sure that the shots—the style, the look—of the film accurately represent what the director wants to portray, and also how the cinematography can help show what the characters are feeling, or perhaps what the audience should feel.
A well known, borderline cliche, shot that is often used to indicate a fear of heights, or vertigo!, is the dolly zoom!
Posted by: yegfilm on Tue, Apr 2, 2013
(groat road bridge)
Pre-production for “Obstacles” short film
By Geeta Sehgal
I’m excited to be working with a group of #yegfilmmakers on a short film, working title “Obstacles.” The story follows a woman who tries to overcome her fear of heights—on a bridge, hundreds of feet over a busy highway.
Posted by: yegfilm on Mon, Apr 1, 2013
YEG filmmakers live event
On Saturday, April 6th, 4:30PM - 6PM, Bearded Chicken is presenting an event regarding growing the Edmonton filmmaking community.
There is a large number of people in Edmonton making films at all levels, and it would be great if we could start connecting all these people together, or at the very least, find a way to let everyone know what everyone else is doing, whether that is through something like the #yegfilm blog, or another way.