A short film about a man awoken by a house fire.
As a filmmakers and photographers we need to push ourselves and our work to the limits of what we have available - sometimes out of our comfort zones - and this was one of those projects: write, shoot, edit, and publish a 2 minute film in 24 hours.
Also, as filmmakers it’s really difficult to go against your natural instinct of making sure the eyes are in focus the whole time - purposely placing focus on the mouth, ears, or nose feels wrong, unless it tells the story, a close up of someone whispering, listening intently, or smelling something - in this case smelling something and more importantly - struggling to breathe through thick smoke where the eyes aren’t as important. Shooting at f/1.2 on an 85mm lens lent itself perfectly for this.
However, pulling focus to the eyes for a second, here and there, keeps us in the moment with the panicking man and offers the promise of safety.
The rule of thirds has the eyes on the top third line but at the focal length and framing this makes the mouth feel too low on the frame and makes the viewer uncomfortable, giving them a sense of dread adding to the point that something is off.
A documentary about suicide & depression.
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