Helping Friends with Short Art Films

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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby smulnik » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 pm

david antony wrote:Smulnik knowing and have met quite a few choreogrphers I find your work really fasinating. I looking forward to seeing this production in the future. More of your work, as you do them proud. Thank you so much for sharing. D A

Thanks, D A. I’m glad to hear that.
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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:48 am

Hi All,
I just found out that we've got one more scene to shoot for Ashlock, but that won't happen for several more weeks. In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few shots from earlier scenes.

This group of shots is from a scene of an awkward moment between Ashlock and his family during dinner. It was shot inside the Director's Grandmother's kitchen. The kids did really well with a little bit of coaching.
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Cleaning and getting non-period (modern) items out of view.
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Adjusting the lighting.
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Coaching the kids.
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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby smulnik » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:53 am

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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby david antony » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 am

More interesting photos Sig.
Some neat props, really like the old cast iron wood stove.
The guy defusing work lights, looks he might also be directing?
Again thanks for Sharing. Some really nice work.

(Dusty. Very sorry to hear you lost your son.)

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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:03 am

Clearly you are doing what you love in life.
Much respect.
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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby smulnik » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:35 am

Thanks guys!
Yes, the guy working on the lights is the Director. This is his project, so he's making sure everything's perfect.
That kitchen was very interesting. Stepping into it was like being thrown back in time.

The following shots are from a scene where the main character, Ashlock, initially enters the lead mine. This location shoot is at a different, smaller mine. Its floor is relatively flat which allowed for a smooth tracking shot using a dolly. This mine's floor is flat because it was resurfaced in order to repurpose the space as a residence. The occupying family allowed us to use the large unused space behind their living area, but they didn't like the idea of us using their electricity to power the lights. So I brought my generator to provide the electricity.
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The unused section of the mine.
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Testing the dolly and track.
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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby jbtaylor » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:40 am

Just great but #2 is magical (even for a documentary shot).

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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby smulnik » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:43 am

The owners allowed us to drill a series of small holes along the wall in order to hang a string of trouble lights.
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Lights are set.
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The floor of the mine is covered with damp rock dust. As the dolly rolled down the track, the rock dust would make crunching noises when the metal track pressed into it. So we put wood shims under all of the track's contact-points with the floor in order to eliminate the crunching noise.
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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby aster » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:48 am

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Hi Sig; :)

Truly enjoying the documentation and your clean approach to shooting the photos, with clear views of how each step was rethought and configured to create smoothly-running working environment. The mine itself is very interesting for its internal shape and walls/ground.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz

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Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films

Unread postby Dusty » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:34 pm

smulnik wrote:.....
A secret undisclosed location.


Not too secret. I remember a Post-Dispatch article about that house many years ago!

It's interesting to see behind the scenes.

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