This here is the video that I made with my buddy Jarrett and his brother Jesse, as well as Jesse's woman Steph. The latter two helped out for the outside shots immensely, filmed at Brookdale Community College. The interiors were mainly Jarrett and I filming after hours at work. The whole filming process was spread over two days and we did about 2 hours each day. The editing I did this past weekend and that was about 8 hours there. Special thanks to Jarrett for loaning me the MacBook Pro. It wouldn't have been as awesome as it is without it.
Why'd we decide to do it? Well, I heard about the contest through friends at Rucksack Films (thanks Matt) and when that group decided we couldn't pull anything together in time, Jarrett and I made a last minute effort to try and film something for the hell of it, mainly to see if we could and for the experience. It was certainly a hectic shoot, with little time set aside to write or storyboard, we went with Plan A and kept on it.
After capturing the first set of footage, we realized, like rookies, that the camera mic was off and we were stuck with outside footage with no sound. Jarrett had a song he did awhile back floating around and when we combined that with the video and some sound effects, it pulled together nicely. The interiors were fun and easy since we had control of the lights and had a monitor to use for scenes with both of us on camera. For the zombie part, we used a simply trick of putting the light behind us as the only light and letting it illuminate our ghastly shadows. I think it worked out for the best. I hope you like it and let me know what you thing.