As Liz writes an obituary, Henry is overwhelmed by memories and escapes from our world into his.
Behind the Scenes
As the film moves between Henry's reality and our shared reality, the camera is different. In shared reality, the camera is far away from Henry, filming him on a long lens. When we are in Henry's reality, the camera is close to him on a short lens. A few times we cut back and forth between the two worlds, as while the framing looks similar, the perspective is different. We filmed most of 'Obit' on location in an actual house, which meant that we could not move ant walls to get the shot we wanted. To make sure we could film what I had intended, some of the film was visualized in a virtual set.