View Full Version : Monochrome night test shoot - Bye, Girl

11-17-2009, 11:32 PM


This is a conceptual non-linear short about a grocery trip at night. It's open for different interpretations and we'll leave it to imagination to further the understanding for us.

Shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mark II, it tested out the monochrome settings of the camera, together with the low ISO. Shoot location was at Jalan Leban, Singapore.

Sound was recorded on the Zoom H4N with redhead windscreen. Lenses used: 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 90mm 2.8 macro.

For more details, you can visit our website at www.littleredants.com.sg (http://www.littleredants.com.sg) or reach us at contact@littleredants.com.sg.

11-18-2009, 06:26 AM
I really, really liked this. Excellent shots, great composition. A few VERY minor camera shakes here and there (prolly only notice from working with a DSLR myself), but not really something average person would notice.

I thought your actors were good, and only had a moment or two when they were in dialogue together that you could tell they werent real actors.

How long did it take to set this up and shoot? What did you use for lighting?

Music was pretty cool to.

For your H4n, did you just mount it on a stand or tripod? Boom it out?

thanks for sharing

11-18-2009, 10:28 AM
it is very good, why are they speaking english though?

11-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Hi JonE5,

All three actors are my friends, and yes, they are not professional actors. I thought that they did splendid! Production was pretty easy, setting took less than an hour, and the entire shoot was done in 3 hours. Zero lighting was used, and the H4N was mounted on a monopod. With regards to the minor shakes, we did it on purpose as we felt that it blended well with the feel of the video. Perhaps we couldn't carry it off. Will try again. =)

Hi Alejandros,

Glad you liked it!
Singapore is a congregation of Chinese, Malays and Indians, hence Singaporeans speak English as a first language.