"Red Balloon" was shot with RedCam 4K, it includes challenging CG shots present in the trailer, with a team of 30 professionals including Jean Clement Soret for the grading (Danny Boyle's Colorist)
Several times during the course of the night, Dorothy, the little girl Julie is looking after, behaves oddly, screaming from her bedroom. Each time, Julie puts her back to bed, comforting her by telling her it's just a nightmare... Or is it ?
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The Killing Joke is a 15 minute suspense/fiction short film about a mysterious woman that finds a red balloon tied up to a curious little box on an eery derelict street. Using classic elements of suspense and working within a seventies aesthetic, 'The Killing Joke' is an action packed film that pays homage to some of the horror movies from that era.
The piece was shot during four intense days of filming in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The micro budget production was shot using just two 7d canon cameras. The composition and CGI effects for 'The Killing Joke' required months of 'invisible' digital retouching to create the panoramic, yet claustrophobic atmosphere that pervades throughout the movie.
The Film editor was Sabrina Mottino.
Sebastián López wrote and directed the story, and was also responsible for all the impressive post and composition work.
Colin Devlin created the Original Soundtrack, working from his home studio in LA he collaborated on the project with Sebastian from it's inception, creating a wonderful striking symmetry between sound and image.This is the second collaboration for Sebastian and Colin, the first being an action packed trailer created for a fictitious movie called 'Vertical' that went viral on the net, creating a serious buzz for the young director.
Actors Gustavo Marzo and Clarisa Staracci Worked together to portray the intense characters seen on screen.
The Killing Joke was a work of entire dedication and effort.
Take a dark journey into the forgotten, where time stands still. The paint has peeled off the walls and the only occupants are the souls of those left behind. This is the Asylum.
Opened in the early 1920s, the Asylum closed down and was abandoned decades ago. Rooms remain untouched and stand as a reminder of what the past once held.
Our 7 month journey into the Asylum led us on many adventures; from dodging security vehicles, ghostly figures and even a meth head. This is no place for the faint of heart. Asbestos blanketed every room we entered like new winter snow, so shooting was sometimes difficult.
This project is a combination of traditional HDR, tone-mapping, and standard time-lapse techniques. With the use of the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero and a Merlin head, we were able to capture the grit and the grime of this wondrous place, like it had never been captured before. Every single frame in this production is a still photograph, no video was shot. It took nearly 35,000 individual frames over 7 months to complete this project.
In return, it took tremendous help from many individuals to complete this project.
Many thanks to, Russ Scalf, Chris Griffin, Nick Kurtz, Brett Cote, Walter Wayman and Laura Buchta.Without you, this project wouldn't be possible.
Original Score by: lenn9o9n featuring Eyeway
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x2 Canon 5D Mark 2
Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 II
Canon 24-105mm F/4
Canon 50mm F1.4
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + Merlin Head
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Light Room 3
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
A detective recives a disc with images of two young men who has desapired in weird cirscunstances, without intention he´s unleash the course of LA LLORONA.
Recorded with the camera SONY DSR PD 170, edited in FINAL CUT PRO.
Directed, shot and cut: Jose M. Zuniga
Cortometraje de terror
Un detective recibe un disco con imágenes de dos jóvenes que han desaparecido misteriosamente, sin querer el ha desatado la maldición de LA LLORONA.
Grabado con la cámara SONY DSR PD 170, editado en FINAL CUT PRO