SECOND MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCHED
Camera and lighting by Chris Poynton of YesYesMovies.com on the song “Monsters” by Bendigo band GrandPerceptor.com … shot September 2012.
The second video collaboration with the band, continuing the lyrical theme of human destiny and spiritual evolution. A wild animal is captured by men in suits … the monsters of the world.
A pacy edit by Neil Goulding of A Clockwork Dog which added slow motion and “peripheral de-focus” effects, giving smoothness and texture to the jagged cutting. Also added in post were various “crash zoom” effects.
Shot on Soundstage 19 at the secret farm HQ of Grand Perceptor. Mostly hand-held and tripod, some DIY steadicam. Shot in 1080/25p with the hacked Panasonic GH2 (Firmware Cake) with low-light Rainbow HX68 8-42mm CCTV lens.
Studio lighting setup used a mix of a dozen lights … LED, Redheads, Parcans and mirrors. Lighting plan is here.
Exterior “hunting and capture scene” lit with practical hunting spotlight, LED and car headlights.
NOTE ON ASPECT RATIO AND CROPPING:
The clip was shot for the original full frame HD aspect ratio of 1:1.77 but was letter-boxed in post-production to 1:2.01 which I feel altered a lot of the compositional energy and headroom in the shots.
When I looked at the clip for the first time it took me a while to realise what had been done, because I felt the shots were cramped and out of balance. So a layman may not notice anything, but for the camera operator, the aspect ratio is a critical component of the artwork that should be protected.
For a very educational explanation about the different Aspect Ratios used in TV and movies, and how they can be used and abused, see the following explanatory video by Brian Way http://youtu.be/gNcp49OdUao