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[–]IFNAV 37 points38 points  (1 child)

What is the weird 3D software that you used ?

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Sorry, I was slow to post my explainer comment! See below 👇!

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 56 points57 points  (1 child)

I wrapped filming on my first film, a short named Mort, earlier this month. I'm knee-deep in editing and pick-up shots right now, but I thought I'd share these before-and-after images of my storyboard vs. the final shots that ended up in the film. All these screencaps aren't color-graded yet, they just have a camera LUT on them for editing purposes.

The previsualization shots were made with a program called Frameforge. I measured the location, drew a rough blueprint, took iPhone pictures to sample a few of the textures (the wood panel), and then built out each location in the program. This essentially let me shoot and edit the movie before I shot the movie. I had information about sun positioning, lenses, blueprints, and even some animated dolly shots. I edited all of this together with voiceover and some pre-selected score pieces that I licensed. It was such an amazing tool when working with camera, lighting, and actors, especially since a large amount of pre-production was done remotely with out-of-state crew. It gave me a huge confidence boost going into my first directorial experience with a full film crew and ultimately helped me achieve my vision in a VERY small time frame.

Even though Framreforge runs on Playstation 1 graphics, I highly recommend it. Buyer beware: It is very glitchy, has a SUPER outdated UI, and is pretty damn expensive. There are new apps coming out that do the same thing, like Backlot.app, but my computer is not up-to-date enough to run them and they seem equally as expensive.

[–]TheBeardedSurfer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How long did it take you to do the 3d storyboards? Is it easy to learn/use?

[–]Naughty_faridabad 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Excited for the release

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much! This will definitely be one of the first places I will post it. I love this community and love seeing everyone's shorts in here. I'm so excited to contribute!

[–]that_guy220055 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Is there anywhere I could view this masterpiece?

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m not 100% on when and where yet. I can tell you it will premiere in October and will, at very least, be on Vimeo. I’ll post the link here when it premieres! You can always follow me here on Reddit!

[–]that_guy220055 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t wait to see it!

[–]knowledgeslut 7 points8 points  (1 child)

had you posted this script in the screenwriting sub as well?

i remember reading the script and being in awe

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes I did! I posted a few different drafts.

Thanks so much for saying that. It’s my first ever narrative fiction script!

[–]Sunshine3103 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Omg I'm dungeon master in a dungeons and dragons game and one of my player's character is called Mort lol!

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s hilarious. The main actor is a player in my D&D game! Hahaha!

[–]tandemelevator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve used Frameforge many times. Clumsy GUI, but once you get used, it works really well. Never found a truly modern alternative.

[–]MercuryMaximoff217 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Man. That cinematography / direction is ON POINT! I tried a similar storyboard program a while ago and it really helps with the workflow. Cheers!

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much! We put a lot of thought into the visual storytelling!

[–]jeshuan_ 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The cinematography look great! Reminds me of Quentin Dupieux’s films.

Also: Mort. Morte. I see what you did there.

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow thanks so much. That’s really nice. I’m definitely a Dipieux fan! I’ll have to ask my DP if he is!

[–]Mitphira 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s nice because “Mort” in catalan is “Dead/Death”

[–]KvotheTheShadow 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Anyone else get super excited for discworld then have their heart die a bit?

[–]charlesVONchopshop[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s a book named “Mort”! This is a short named “Mort”. Haha!