Jarrod VanzoMichigan Film Connection

7/25/14 Posted on 2014-07-25 by Jarrod Vanzo

Dan and I met earlier this week to test out a couple of methods of capturing spooky, eerie footage. I researched ways to recreate that creepy, jerky movement you see in horror movies like The Ring or any recent haunted house picture released. There are two methods, both of which are insanely easy to create. One way, and my favorite, you film the actor moving in super slow motion. Have them move as slow as possible. Have them walk and move their arms, legs, or whatever body part you want. Just remember, have them do it slowly. Then, you just speed it way up in your editing medium of choice. Easy right? The other way is simply taking out frames as you edit. I compare the two, and, personally, I preferred the slow motion method.

I also gathered the sound effects and some music for my scene. Dan gave me a copy of ProScores, which is pretty spectacular. I'll probably completely change my mind, but that's my prerogative. I'm the director.

Sunday is the big day. I have been striving so hard to get to this place. I’ve rescheduled, changed my cast, lost hours of sleep fretting, and gained more than a few grey hairs in the process, but damn, if I’m not excited. I want to get it done, edited, and uploaded. I want to focus on my pitch. I can’t wait for it to be in my rearview mirror.

 

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