Jesus tells his disciples about His second coming.
Behind the Scenes
I try to use a new technique every time I make a movie. It could be set building, animation, or post production. In this film, I used two new techniques, and worked more on another one.
SNOT (Studs not on top) Floor Building Technique.
In the first scene, the floor of the room is completely smooth. This was unfortunately not seen in the video because of my choice of camera angles. However, it was a first building a floor with not studs, and I hope to do it again, but next time, I think I’ll make it more sturdy. The floor was kind of shaky because of my lack of brown bricks. Here’s a picture of the set:
Bounce Lighting/Long Shutter
For the crucifixion scene, the grave scene, and the rice field scene, I used a lighting technique called bounce lighting. Basically, I point all of my lamps at the ceiling and the light bounces off creating a very soft lighting effect on the set. This is great for dark scenes, because not much light is hitting the subject, but when you need a day-time scene, it is much more difficult, because you have to lengthen your shutter speed so more light enters the camera making the image appear bright. Needless to say, this requires patience. If you don’t have that patience, but still want to use bounce lighting, try positioning a piece of white foam board above the set and bounce your light off it. PLEASE NOTE that you will need to secure this piece of foam board so it does not move at all, because it it moves, the lighting will change in your scene, ruining the effect. Also, try to stay away from you set when taking the picture because the light will bounce off you too, and will effect the lighting. A remedy for that is putting a piece of black paper, foam board, or cardboard on the edge of your table so you can duck behind when taking the frame. Here’s a picture of my bounce lighting setup:
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