Off Grid

NARRATIVE

Director: Tim Butcher

Two friends are failing at their camping trip, but they soon learn that its not all about the camping.

[Festival circuit 2017]

Visual approach: this piece was about striking a balance between the comedic elements that the forest location provided but also letting the audience into the intimacy of their relationship dynamic.

Key technical approaches:
Fast lenses & shallow DoF - wanted to pull these characters out from their background to emphasise their sense of being out place. Used Canon Cine primes shooting between T2-2.8. 
Time of day & locations - this was a film of 75% day exteriors so we scouted our locations in Epping Forest for the landscape to reflect the scene dynamic. We then decided if it was important to have the heightened mood that early/late sun would provide.