Andalusian Origins | A Short Film by Jad Maalouf | My RØDE Reel 2018 Short Film Competition Entry

Jad Maalouf
Genre: drama

RØDE Gear Used:

VideoMic GO

More Information:

This film is based on the 1929 French surrealist film "Un Chien Andalou".
The moment I watched this film, I fell in love with it; how the editing works and the extraordinary cinematography both gave me chills, literally.
So as you can tell this film is somewhat of a fantasy, but it's the fantasy that has some meaning layered beneath.

Jad Maalouf

Elias Zoghbe

Production Assistant

Mounir Freiha

Production Assistant

Helen Maalouf

Costume Designer

Zahraa Mestrah

Font Designer

Jad Maalouf

Director of Photography
Camera Operator

Salim Maalouf

Production Assistant

So for this film, I used the RØDE VideoMic GO and created a wooden boom pole for it. It was really frustrating trying to make up a system for the microphone to stick to the boom pole but after a lot of trial and error I figured it out, and the rest is history.
I asked my costume designer (a.k.a: Grandma) to make me some of the same clothes as in the original film, and she did a magnificent job of handling it.
To record the foley for the film, I went underground where all the mats are laid making the sound quality out of this world, it was beautiful doing foley.
The whole filmmaking process was just low budget work, actors doing multiple jobs, using an underground room for foley, figuring out everything basically, and for that, I'm grateful.