A short film by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. Captureland was shot in the very welcoming and historic community or Port Royal, Kingston - Jamaica.
Capture Land was made as part of The Power of Words series. In partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this initiative inspires filmmakers to explore the written legacy of influential figures as a source of story and using film as a tool of education. In its inaugural year, the series will look at the teachings and writings of Nelson Mandela as inspiration for story.
70+ second long take for a scene from my advanced videomaking project for class.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema with Tokina 11-16mm F2.8. Used the Metabones Speed Booster to achieve the super wide, almost anamorphic look. The Speed Booster effectively turns the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 into a 6-9mm F1.6. Very wide indeed. Used the Freefly System's Movi M5 gimbal to stabilize the shot and to achieve what to me, reminds me of the work of Alan Clarke. Specifically his 1989 film "Elephant." Lot's of Steadicam and long takes in that film. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out here: vimeo.com/36554386 I'm basing my cinematography off of that film for this project.
Rough grade in FilmConvert using the Pocket Cinema color profiles.
Music by Michael R.T.