@attentionsoldier Six LA Love Stories is the narrative feature debut of my frequent partner in crime, Michael Dunaway. It was shot in 6 days across 3 weeks, and was almost like making a new short film every 4 days, as we locked cast, crew, and locations—many of which we weren't able to see until the night before shooting.
At panels like the one I was on at #SXSW two years ago with fellow ICFC members Rita Amal and Ellie Fenton, I try to stress that choosing the right DP means a lot more than who owns the best equipment or has shot the flashiest reel. In the case of this film, ability to work (and stay cool and focused) on extremely limited resources and a tiny crew was crucial to being able to come in on time when we were fighting daylight and shooting around 13 pages per day. I had just come from shooting 2nd unit/B-cam on a 7 day feature two months prior to this shoot, so the schedule didn't seem as extreme as it might to a shooter without that specific experience, and I was able to make it work, even when we had a few cases of Murphy's Law. We played with a lot of tableaus where action could play out to reduce # of setups.
The budget was very tight, so we had almost no rentals for either lighting or camera. We shot with the same setup as INTERIOR TERESA: a PL #D16 with mystery primes, although this film was made about 6 months earlier. I used two alternating gaffers on the shoot, Jack Caswell and Hannon Harrower, and one grip/AC swing, Dan Argo, and that was the extent of my camera and G&E crew. Due to our schedule and budget, we were not able to do pickups at all, although I went out and did one day of 2nd Unit exteriors and miscellaneous shots around LA.
I'm really proud of what we accomplished in such a short time, and it taught me a lot about my limits and must-haves on a shoot, and how even a small crew can pull off something great when everyone's head is in the game. The film premiered at the Portland Film Festival, and played about a dozen festivals before coming out on VOD in May.
Little bit of load development for Sandy today at @p2krange with my bro @ruler_of_bethos . Not looking for tiny groups yet, just finding consistent velocities, but happened upon a nice little sub 1/4moa group to round out the day :-). @w.a.r._rifles @defiancemachine @accuracyinternational @timney_triggers @bartleinbarrelsnz @surefire_llc @nightforce_optics @shortactionprecision @wiebadgear @triadtactical @cerakote @rrssoar @btindllc @mylabradar @hodgdonreloading @hornadymfg @multicampattern #65creedmoor#140ELDM#140gr#rifle#boltaction#elr#atlassbipod#longrange#boltgun#multicam#runandgun#pewpew#somuchmoney#worthit
There is just something old school cool about the @stiinternational Apiero. Polished slab sides, sabertooth serrations, the original island barrel design. Almost makes me want to switch from my #DVC Limited Island...repeat...almost. #runandgun#oldschoolcool#uspsa#igmlitia
My #runandgun system I use day in and out. A #Sony#a6500 is the camera I use. I’d say it’s a semi-professional camera because it records video in 4K and has a high frame rate of 120 FPS at full HD. On the top handles I have a #rode#ntg4plus that can run off of its own battery or be phantom powered. Connected to it is a #ZOOM#H4N and allows me to plug in headphones and listen in on the audio and adjust my mic settings when I need to. All of this is stacked on the mighty #DJI#RONINM , an older 3-axis gimbal but still great for what I do. This equipment is amazing and with it I hope to capture as much as I can. I’m very blessed to do the things I do and meet the people I meet and the past year has been great 🔥🔥🔥