Our friend Attila is moving to Amsterdam and we made a short movie of him and the feelings of his short remaining time in Finland. I wanted to explore how to capture emotions on the movie. I have been doing so far mainly documentaries but this time I wanted to make something more dramatic and touching.
I would like to thank everybody who appeared on the movie and also thank Attila. It has been a privilege to know him. I wish him best luck in the future and maybe someday we will meet again, who knows. Attila was easy subject to shoot - almost all scenes I shot were fully usable, but I had to shrink it to 5 minutes to people to manage to see the latter sequence too before pressing stop, after the discussion part because most of the camera effort was spent on that sequence rather than the static discussion.
HDSLR Equipment used:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
24-105 4L IS USM lens
70-200 2.8L IS USM lens
Glidecam HD1000 steadicam
Zoom H2 audio recorder
Hangrip DSLR rig
iMac + Final Cut Pro + Color + Logic Pro + Nord Modular (Music)
I had tripod packed in my car, but I did not use tripod - Glidecam functions as stand quite adequately when just a static shot is needed.
The video is "same day edit", I finished editing the same day it was shot.
I also composed the soundtrack to deliver on its behalf the powerful emotions associated with the farewell. I hope you like it.