NEW COMEDY SHORT: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SANTA CLAUS.

Although, to be honest, calling it a comedy may be pushing it a bit.
In tone, it's darker then my usual stuff and add to that Jeb's performance that pushed it to an ever darker place.
And of course, the black and white helped considerably. Even though, I didn't shoot it that way.
In order to cut down on the digital noise, I used the automatic camera settings on the Canon 70D. The down side is that I can't change the white balance in that setting and the result was the light in Jeb's trailer took on a decidedly orangey hue...hang on, let me pull up a screenshot of the actual footage.

Yeah, not a good look. Especially considering the dig I take at John Boehner's expense.
And honestly, since I'm still not all that great at color correction, I just threw up my hands and said "Fuck it, we'll just make it black and white".
So I threw on the B&W filters and cranked up the contrast. And I have to say, it looks pretty damn good. (Not as good as if we actually shot in Black and White but close enough for Jazz.)
Anyway, I hope you like the short. And if you do, feel free to go to the Vimeo page the video's on and leave a little something in the tip jar. It'll help pay for the next one. Which is coming up sooner then you think!

Posted on December 13, 2014 and filed under Comedy, Vimeo Page, Movies, Filmmaking.