Last week I made a short film that will be the last short project I completed before my next feature later this year. The film is called "Starlet" and is based on a young Hollywood actress looking for fame.
The film itself will be edited and published online in the next few weeks (stay tuned!) And later submitted to festivals that do not require premiere status. In the past, I've often waited to release my films online until they premiered at a festival, but due to the nature of this project, I thought it best to finish it and get it out to the world as soon as possible wear as possible.
Readers of this blog often ask me to post photos and videos of my recordings behind the scenes, and for the first time I actually can. Thanks to the LA filmmaker Christian Hubbard, who shot the BTS material, I was able to cut a piece behind the scenes that only consists of the raw camera shots.
The video is not overproduced or edited, but a realistic look at the background of my smallest pictures. As you can see in the video, our entire cast and crew was tiny – consisting of only 8 people. Two of them were our actors and one was my wife Jen, who produced it with me. I almost always prefer to work with the smallest possible crew, even if we all have to wear several hats. It helps the day to move faster and leaves us room to improvise on site and stay nimble.
Working with the excellent Varicam LT, which was generously made available to us by Panasonic, also made it possible for the day to move quickly, since the camera is very well suited for barrel and weapon photography.
In the coming weeks I will describe the project and my thoughts on working with the Varicam LT in more detail when the film is ready for release.
At the moment, however, you can take a look at our following clips behind the scenes:
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Noam Kroll is an award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles and founder of the boutique production house Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television and in various publications around the world. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!