I made this short while visiting my cabin during my vacation. It's a tradition for me and my family to make a short whenever we are visiting our cabin in Valdres, and this time we had a horror film on our minds.
I came up with the idea/screenplay for this short one day and we shot everything the next day. I used my Canon 550D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and Canon 50mm f1.4 lens. A relative of mine recorded the sound on set with a sony ECM-674 which was attached to a boompole and connected to a Zoom ZOH4NK H4n. Another relative of mine used a reflector made of styrofoam, which worked very well to bounce the sunlight and it's very cheap to get!
I forgot my shoulderrig at home, so I used only a tripod and a steadycam on set. Sometimes I also just shot handheld. However, this is quite risky because the picture may shake a lot. I noticed while editing that this shakiness was a huge problem some places in the film, but I managed to steady some of it with an effect in FCP called Smoothcam. It works surprisingly well!
The film was shot in full hd with 25 frames pr. sec. I edited the whole film in "Final Cut Pro", and color corrected in "Color". Then I exported everything with "Compressor" where I used the H.264 compression. All the FX such as the ghosts, breaking the window and fire was done in "After effects".
I hope you enjoy the film :)
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