Luke O'Looney

TEARDROPS - My Rode Reel 2019

Watch the Behind The Scenes:

Lighting - We shot Teardrops using can lights with RGB bulbs clamped to a light stand. The setup was a super cheap and efficient way to get colored lights without spending an excessive amount of money.

Lenses - Wide angle lenses were used to shoot Teardrops. Telephoto lenses can often make the viewer feel like they are spying on the characters or are looking through a telescope. Wide lenses make the audience feel much closer to the characters, and that was exactly what my goal was.

Audio - We recorded the sound using the Rode VideoMic. It was either mounted directly on the camera or attached to a broken tripod used as a makeshift boom pole.

Location - Teardrops is shot in two locations. The first is a generic alley near a local theater and the second is a covered parking lot underneath a school. We spent a few hours getting rid of anything that would indicate that the location is a school.

Music - The music was made to feel dark, sorrowful, and eerie, just like the characters in the film.

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