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Watch this: Doc short on managing your expectations on the festival circuit



Seven excellent minutes from filmmaker Zak Forsman on why you want to show up at festivals and what you should work to get out of them. This video starts a "virtual panel session" from filmmakers in the Workbook Project.

5 comments:

Saskia said...

great video.

Mark said...

Is it wrong that despite all the great info in this video, I spent the most amount of time pondering how the video was able to keep the subjects in focus and everything else out of focus? Was it done with a lens on the camera, as it used to be done, or was it a rotoscoped / matte situation with After Effects? I am such a post-production nerd...

Christopher said...

It looks like just a shallow depth of field to me. There's definitely some post processing going on with Todd Sklar but it's not complicated to do the DOF thing in-camera.

Zak Forsman said...
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Zak Forsman said...

hey guys, I shot 90% of this with my Nikon D90, thus, the shallow depth of field. was interviewed by Filmmaker Mag about it here.... http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/spring2009/still-cameras.php