A collection of video & VFX creations made in isolation.
Cabin fever may be setting in. Maybe it’s something you’re trying to fight off – or maybe it’s something you’re inspired by to have some fun – here’s a range of video creations and challenges.
The Straight 8 Competition challenges filmmakers to shoot on 8mm and edit in-camera (i.e. not edit at all). Create a shot list, and then shoot in story order. Their website has plenty of examples from their own isolation edition – here’s an entry from Edgar Wright:
Speaking of Edgar Wright: a great way to learn (and improve your own) filmmaking is to recreate scenes from movies you love. You could start by replacing shots in shot / reverse-shot sequences – and have some fun with it:
The creative crew at Cinecom.net have a bunch of fun, easy-to-try ideas with things lying around the house:
While not strictly a quarantine challenge but more one-man-crew advice, Mark also offers these four tips for filming by yourself:
Philip Bloom (who also has a detailed video of his own crack at the Straight 8 challenge) suggests using your time at home to practice your lighting on the most patient subject possible (the demo starts at 7:42):
Masking in After Effects + cabin fever = this:
… just some good old-fashioned creativity and a clever camera angle: