Friday, February 19, 2010
'The Hush': A Camcorder Feature
[via PrepShootPost] Vincent Cortez is a Frugal Filmmaker. He has taken what he has, snazzed it up with some inexpensive technology and made a feature. The Hush looks like a hybrid thriller than incorporates multiple genres and a classic look. What caught my eye, however, was how his film was made "all within a budget that wouldn’t even cover the catering charges for a mid-sized film." Right on.
If you examine Vincent's picture, you'll notice that he's using a camcorder to shoot his movie. The hook here is that he capturing directly into his computer through the HDMI port of a Blackmagic card (which is why he's featured on their site). This allows uncompressed video acquisition for an affordable price ($199). If you don't mind lugging around a desktop computer, it's a very cool idea.
If you are going for a web release, I think the Blackmagic card is overkill. If you are going to project onto a big screen, it's an interesting way to do boost resolution with affordable HD cameras. I applaud Vincent for his ingenuity and determination to be creative without breaking the bank. I just wish The Hush was available online. Right now we just have to be satisfied with the trailer.
Posted by Scott Eggleston