A bookworm meets the librarian from HELL...
Only to discover a life 'beyond words!'
A romantic comedy without the romance! (And it may not really be a comedy either...) (???)
VIEW the FULL 95 minute film at: vimeo.com/27007619
Features the song, 'Simple Man,' courtesy of Joanna DeJarnett and The DeJarnett Band.
The film stars Tim Nistler as Alvin Preston and Emily York as June Bassetti.
The feature film will be re-released in 2011 as a special Director's Cut / HD Upgrade that more closely follows the original shooting script.
Vintage DV shot in 1999 from my first film, 'beyond words!,' shot on a Panasonic DJ100 with menus in Japanese. It was my first DV camera, and I made only one feature lengthy film with it.
Converted from DV to HD with Red Giant Software's Instant HD with a touch of color grading in Colorista 2.
Originally composited in Adobe AfterEffects.
I'm finally starting to see DV as 'vintage,' meaning that I'm finally starting to appreciate it just a little after a decade of despise and unconcealed contempt.
It has a unique and raw quality about it, and I'm starting to like it... But, just a little. Just don't expand it outside of the player window, and you may agree! :-)
It was the only affordable acquisition medium indie filmmakers had to use 10 years ago. Today, almost every HD camera — including the FlipHD and many cell phones — would run circles around it!
It is often painful to show our DV work given the amazing 2k, 4k, 6k images that some cameras are producing.
Still, DV represents a short-lived era in filmmaking. And the Dogme 95-ers from Denmark made some amazing films with it! (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogme_95). My film, too, was shot handheld with natural lighting (mostly), along with many of the other Dogme rules.
I wonder how long DSLR will occupy the space...
My, have times changed!
DV: 740 x 480, 29.97 (with widescreen 740 x 360 within)
PPRO Sequence: HDV 1080P (1440 x 1080)
INSTANT HD OUTPUT SIZE: 1440 x 1080 (1094 x 1080 Crop Size) NTSC DV
OTHER SETTINGS: Best, Sharpness-2, Quality-8, Antialiasing-6
PREMIERE PRO EXPORT: H.264 Custom, 1440 x 1080, Crop: 1094 x 1080, Widescreen 16x9, Profile-High, Level-5.0, Render at Maximum Quality, Use Maximum Render Quality, Use Frameblending