Crash was the last short film of the summer. The main character is remembering the events leading up to his death, as well as the family he lost. We used extreme handheld to simulate the near death movements, and chose to use “lens whacking” to show the "in and out" of consciousness, as he bleeds to death. Lens whacking is an in-camera effect where the lens is not attached to the camera, but rather held close to the camera sensor by the operator, and moved back and forth, causing light spill on the sensor. The goal of Crash was to create a look that mimicked the subject matter, done all in camera. It was a great way to end the summer and gave me a unique perspective on the use of in-camera effects commonly used before the age of CGI.
Car Crash - Antonio Pinto