LOOKING DOWN

above

This set piece took about 10 hours to make. It’s a forced perspective miniature of a street and buildings as seen from a balcony. The buildings may appear somewhat unfinished but the scene takes place at night and most of it will be in shadow so detailing was neither a priority nor a necessity. The finished shot lasts just over 1 second.  Could I have done without it? Probably but it would have been at the expense of a really cool shot. Now, really cool shots do not a good film make but they certainly won’t hurt and sometimes you just want to show off.

RATS

rats

I’ve been building sets non-stop for 6 weeks. Around all the building I’ve been able to sneak in a shot here and there. It may not have felt like I was making any headway but I’ve quietly past the midway point of filming. I really set myself a task by wanting to establish a complete world for FILTH to inhabit but it’s been worth it. The top of the film is complete and it is very gritty, very hard, and effectively prepares you for what you’re in for. As for the photo below, I have nothing to say. It speaks for itself.

THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

shadows

I needed the shadows of a couple of goons to move along the wall of my alley set but I did not want to spend a lot of time creating puppets for said goons so I employed a very old technique: shadow puppets. I downloaded a very simple pattern, printed them on cardboard, cut out the various pieces, split pinned them together, glued them to a stand and had them on the set, ready to shoot in less than 2 hours. Most importantly the end result was startling. The picture above really doesn’t do it justice but it gives you a good idea of the set up involved.