One member of a cult begins to question his beliefs after a ritual takes a dark turn.
Director of Photography
We shot this in four hours in a friends sitting room with minimal lighting, minimal rehearsal, and minimal re-takes. We tried to storyboard and plan everything beforehand so we could switch between setups quickly. This involved switching between three basic setups: tripod mounted, handheld, with two of the overhead shots coming from a gimbal(Zhiyun Weebill Lab) mounted on a monopod.
We lit the scenes with one key light in the corner of the room that we knew we would never be facing. The scenes where then filled with a small LED or a reflector.
The short was shot in Vlog-L on the Panasonic GH5 and graded in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The robust codecs of the GH5 allowed for a lot of control in the grade. However the electronic focus rings of the Lumix lenses made some of the focus racks tricky.