Whereas the original Man-Spider was filmed over three class periods due to the required time constraints, filming for this project has taken much longer, allowing me to experiment with some stylistic shots and unique cinematography that I haven't had the chance to practice filming before. Some notable sources of inspiration would be Sam Raimi's work on the Evil Dead trilogy, John Seale's cinematography for Mad Max: Fury Road, and, surprisingly considering I'm not the biggest fan of his work, Michael Bay.
A huge thanks is in order for my friends who've been very generous with their time, despite college application deadlines looming just around the corner. The film has three cast members and a production team of two, excluding myself. However, this has lead to some scheduling worries as it can be difficult to get everyone together for a solid three hour block of filming.
I've had a ton of fun working on this project and can't wait to get into the editing room and bring together a visual journey, that no matter how short or silly, will hopefully be memorable and exciting to viewers.
In addition to my innovation project, pre-production for another, longer, short film has kicked into full gear with filming expected to start within the next two weeks. I can't say much about the project other than I've already casted the film and that I'm hoping the story and tone should feel something like a mishmash of Die Hard, The Evil Dead 2, and Mean Girls. Can't wait to post some further updates!