Monday, February 15, 2010
For those that have seen our film, you may not have noticed our out-of-the box technique of how we dissolved to our amazing still photography used throughout the film. Usually, jpegs of photos are brought into the editing software and then camera moves are added similar to what almost every computer slideshow program can do. Abandoning photoshop, we decided to physically mount a collage of all the photography we were able to get out hands on and license. Our goal was to create a piece that would harken back to both a yearbook, a high school locker/hallway cork board and the kind of paraphernalia that is often left when somebody passes away. We used tape, paperclips, sticky tack etc. On an extreme close-up you can see the tiny details that you wouldn't normally see if it was done using a computer. We then took a photograph of the entire wall, that we then scan across in the documentary when using a specific still during an interview. A lot of work went into it, and it's subtle, but we're very proud of the effect. Here is a close up shot of part of the wall taken with my iphone. We hope ya like it.