A short film shot by and starring only one person – and a detailed look at how it was done.
During this catastrophic pandemic, many creators talked about taking advantage of their lockdown to shoot sci-fi / post-apocalyptic stories in newly unpopulated urban centres. Cinematographer Joe Simon actually did it – here’s his self-shot short film, The Volunteer:
Joe shares helpful details about his process – importantly, the planning as well as the shooting – in this chat with Film Riot:
Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly demonstrates the compositing techniques, particularly “sky replacement”, used in After Effects to create the world of The Volunteer:
Try It Yourself
Here’s a collection of challenges for video production, by yourself: