Zach Yusaf

"What Brings Us Apart" - MyRodeReel 2019 - Young Filmmaker

Watch the Behind The Scenes:

The products that I used to create this film are the following: The Nikon D5100, the Amazon Basics 60 Inch Tripod, the Neewer 160 LED light, and the Rode Videomic Pro Plus. I filmed the entire movie at my house and along my street for the walking shots. I mostly used a mixture of tracking shots for walking and locked shots for tense movement/sitting shots. For various shots, such as the dramatic midpoint (when Griffin, the actor, sits on the bed with the knife), I held on his position with the camera for a long time to build up tension and the gravity of the situation. Additionally, I used color grading to sell the effect of the movie; when 'it is all in his head', I used a mostly blue palette, to showcase his feelings of fear and to illustrate his cold nature toward other groups of people (to the point where he would actually try to violently attack them). However, when his POV switches and he sees a person from another group for who they really are, the colors become warmer, with a more orange hue, to showcase his newfound warm and caring perspective towards everyone.

RØDE Gear Used:

VideoMic Pro+