'Three creatures go in search of food in the woods but find that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch'.
Table Manners is director Rebecca Manley's first foray into the word of live action puppets. She always wanted to make something as an homage to the shows and films that inspired her as a child (from The Muppets to Labyrinth). The low budget form of Channel 4's late night arts strand Random Acts proved to be the perfect platform for experimentation. Once again working with cardboard (see Duck Shoot), Rebecca has created a unique and individual world for this darkly comic short. The film was produced by Indy8 in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4.
...simple things of everyday life.
shot with 7d/ lens f 1.4 24mm canon
some shots with iPhone 4S
sound Rode svm, zoom h4, micro on camera
underwater shots with dicapac
edit in premiere pro
color correction in Premiere pro
(music sample > jarabe de palo itunes.apple.com/us/album/depende/id17873808)
Los Angeles City, 2057, an outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment in the Lunar penitentiaries. To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.
Written & Directed by: Tyson W. Johnston
Composer: Zach Lemmon
Sound Design: Brandon Jones
VFX: Precog Studios / Rolf Mohr, Dean Fowler
Directed & Produced by Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott / Cinematography & Editing by Mike McSweeney / Music Composition by Malcolm Francis / Artwork by Mark Wagner / Process Video by Mark Wagner / Animation by Noah Poole & Nic Stark / Colorist: Josh Kanuck / Production Assistance by Greg Hartofelis / Additional Camera by Theron Powell