This is a film about a girl, who is about 19, who is fascinated by the world of "Pictogram" (nod to instagram), which has a huge exposure for creating content and posting it on your page, gaining fame. She also wants to do this now, but too much obsession over anything may bring you harm. She wants to be the best and she is fierce. But, this hunger for fame eventually consumes her, and she gets stuck inside "Pictogram".
We shot this in a studio, one of my friends owns the studio. The problem was that this was a pretty small studio for a film to be shot, but perfect for stills, and we wanted to create a big empty room, like in "The Neon Demon". We thought of a lot of things and come to a conclusion that we had to compromise and , shoot it as we can. So we completed the first scene which was easy. Just two backdrops and 2 sources of light to create a studio like feel to it, as the character is about to shoot herself. Also, the day before the shoot, we get a call from one of my friends that he has met with an accident and won't be able to shoot. This was a big problem because he had a Sony a7iii and we needed it for its features. So again the camera problem came up, eventually we shot it on Canon 80d and Canon 200d with a flycam for stabilization.
For the 2nd scene, we needed a projector for what the character had the idea of using it in the scene, so setting it up was a big task with proper camera setting to capture it without any problem. Also, giving the actress the poses for each of the images projected on the screen was a big task, marking and giving a certain meaning, was difficult. We were deciding all this on the day of the shoot.
The 3rd scene was challenging as well, because we were using green screen