When Dominic and his best friend Isaiah get involved with the wrong people, Dominic is forced to choose between his life and the life of his best friend.
Director of Photography
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.