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obit

  • May, 2013

  • 8:39 min.

As Liz writes an obituary, Henry is overwhelmed by memories and escapes from our world into his.

Behind the Scenes

Obit Visualization

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.

Obit Storyboards

The script was sketched out early in the process, to help the production team get a grasp when we are in Henry's reality, and when we are in general reality.

Obit Filming Day 2

A time-lapse of 'Obit' filming day 2. We focused on Henry in his own reality, we also ventured out to the back yard. time-lapse © 2013 Matt Brocchini

Obit Filming Day 1

A time-lapse of 'Obit' filming day 1. We filmed all of the shots of Henry in the real world, allowing us to keep the same wardrobe and lighting setup all day. time-lapse © 2013 Matt Brocchini

Obit Behind the Scenes Day 1

A time-lapse of our first day on set. We spent the day prepping the location, figuring our angles, and setting lights for our first setup for filming day 1. time-lapse © 2013 Matt Brocchini