2 HOURS - Production Thread - TEASER TRAILER UP!
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 8:57pm
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Here is the production thread for my upcoming short film titled '2 HOURS'. I will post updates, behind the scenes pics, screenshots, trailers, clips, etc. here! Here is the official TEASER TRAILER for the film! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0kVPi0unao
Please, let us know what you think! And stay tuned for much more!Title:
The undead have ambushed Survivor, (Josh Merrill) and the other survivors while gathering supplies for residents of Compound U-1.
Infected with the virus, he struggles to maintain sanity long enough to find the other survivors and make it back to the compound.
But as his memories fade, and reality twists deeper into the nightmare of his disturbed past - the undead seem to be the least of his troubles."They say it only takes 2 HOURS.."
--Current Links:http://youtube.com/2HOURSthemovieFollow '2 HOURS' on Facebook!
Test/Pre Production videos:Zombie Makeup - Digital Blood - Guts/Intestines Test - POV Helmet Rig Test - Concept Footage Homemade Squib/Gunshot Wound Tests
- I'll be posting a squib tutorial video soon.
----Filming - Day 1 Screenshots:
----Filming - Day 2 Screenshots:
----Filming - Day 3 Screenshots:
----Filming - Day 4 Screenshots:"They say it only takes '2 HOURS'..."
What started as a simple short film idea, turned into the largest scale production I've ever worked on. '2 HOURS' will be my first entry into the Sundance Film Festival (2012) - and hopefully a few more festivals here and there. The film will feature a lot of POV (Point of View-style)/First-Person camera work - I'll also post a tutorial on how we achieve this effect down the road a little. This is a no-budget production, shot entirely on the Canon T2i.
We will also be distributing DVD's of the film with many extra's such as behind the scenes clips, pictures, trailers, and tutorials once the film is complete. All proceeds from DVD sales will go towards our next production.
There is much more to come!
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Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 9:28pm
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Wow, really impressive screens. Very nice. I'll definitely be following this.
What part of the country are you in? Those mountains look like Rockies to me. Utah?
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 10:06pm
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Wow some top-notch locations/cinematography/makeup there... looking forward to it! Can I borrow those mountains?
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 11:12pm
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Aculag wrote:Wow, really impressive screens. Very nice. I'll definitely be following this.
What part of the country are you in? Those mountains look like Rockies to me. Utah?
Yeah follow away! Yes they are the Rockies, and yes it is Utah
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 11:48pm
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I am a regional geography ace!
Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 12:06am
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We have some great landscape shots in this. Utah is a beautiful place to shoot movies.
Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 6:40am
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. Thanks for the support guys! I live in a small rural town in Utah. The nice thing about Utah is the extreme variation and diversity you can find in locations. We've had our fair share or problems though. We've had the police called on us a number of times, one of which one of my actors was actually arrested and booked for the night. It was crazy. We've got pictures of what went down. We'll post those soon.
We're prepping for 2 of our biggest shoots this weekend (we're filming Saturday and Sunday all day). Had to cancel last weekend because of the snow.. yes.. snow in April. Utah is crazy.
Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 7:06am
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This looks REALLY good miker.
Looking forward to more!
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Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 2:45pm
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miker wrote:Had to cancel last weekend because of the snow.. yes.. snow in April. Utah is crazy.
I'm in Colorado for a while, and it's a lot like Utah in that respect. Lots of variety in landscape/environment, and crazy weather patterns. This last weekend, it was like 80mph winds on Friday, 80 degrees and calm and really nice on Saturday, snowing on Sunday, and back to sunshine on Monday. Make up your mind, already!
Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 3:12pm
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Very cool miker! You know it's a good project when the cops show up.
Posted: Fri, 8th Apr 2011, 6:12pm
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Garrison - Thanks man!
Aculag - That pretty much sounds like the exact same weather patterns we have here in Utah. We're expecting another snow storm tomorrow, so we may have to cancel one of our shoots again. Such a pain in the ass.
FC - Thanks dude! The cops showing up all the time adds an extra touch of motivation to get this project done I think.
Posted: Sat, 9th Apr 2011, 11:11pm
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This looks fantastic and I'm loving the concept footage. Definitely one of the more interesting production threads for me at the moment and will be keeping a sharp eye on it!
I have to be the git that digs but just wondered what lenses you were using. I'm looking at investing in a 550d and the look you've achieved above is something I'll likely be aiming for with my first run out with it. Easier said than done but just thought I'd ask
Good luck with completing the project.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2011, 7:05am
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Thanks, Nutty! The lenses used in this film are a combination of the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my T2i/550D and one 50mm f/1.8 prime - which is a fantastic lens. Working on saving some cash to pick up a few more pieces of glass for our next production. Thanks for the support everyone! Here's to a long day of shooting in the morning!
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Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2011, 7:52am
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Awesome looking screens! Consider me very interested. Zombies are never a bad thing!
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 3:25am
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Today was easily the most difficult, exhausting, yet satisfying shoots I've ever done. We've finally completely one of the most difficult shots/scenes in the film, which is a huge relief. On the filming side of things I think we've just passed the half-way mark. We've got 3 more quick scenes to go and we'll be all wrapped. I'll be posting some photo's/screenies of what we did today a little later - but first I need to shower and wash all this zombie blood off me. Today was quite the blood bath. Stay tuned!
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 11:21am
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Are you shooting with a particular picture style for this? Something not quite superflat but near it - or does the look come in the grade?
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 5:33pm
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The settings on my T2i are zero'd out. Magic Bullet Mojo was used for the grading. I'll post some before and after pics a little later. I believe all the screens were shot with the 50mm f/1.8 other than the first indislider shot, if I remember correctly that was with the kit lens.
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 8:43pm
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Here's a basic color correction comparison, all done in Magic Bullet Mojo via Adobe Premiere. More to come!
Shot on Canon T2i + 50mm f/1.8.
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2011, 9:21pm
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I've just watched the pilot for the TV Series Walking Dead just last night after I bought it on Blu Ray (I know, Johnny-Come-Lately) and I really dig the show.
2 Hours' look, really reminds me of the show a lot.
Posted: Thu, 14th Apr 2011, 6:48pm
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Yeah, The Walking Dead seemed to be a pretty interesting idea for a TV show. I only saw one episode, and bits of pieces of others, but I liked what I saw. They did a great job on the zombies. I heard the writers were all fired after the first season for some reason? I thought the show seemed to be doing well.
Posted: Thu, 14th Apr 2011, 7:23pm
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Apparently what happened is that one of the head writers quit because he thought Darabont was leaving after the first season, which would make room for said head writer to take over as showrunner. But when Darabont decided to stay for season 2, the dude said "screw it, I thought I was going to be in charge now" and took off. The "writers were fired" rumors were just an exaggeration of that. Sounds like season 2 is going to feature some guest writers, possibly including Stephen King.
And yes, these shots do have somewhat of a Walking Dead vibe, although much more rural.
Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 7:52am
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Here's a few screens from our 2nd shoot:
This scene is what we expect to be the most difficult part of the film to shoot. It features a long, continuous, first-person POV running-- while blasting zombies shot. Should be a lot of fun to edit. Two more shoots this weekend, will leave us with only 2 more to go and we'll be wrapped! Trailer coming soon!
Posted: Mon, 25th Apr 2011, 6:35pm
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Posted: Mon, 25th Apr 2011, 7:01pm
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This looks good miker, a lot of nice screen grabs. The locations look interesting too.
I'm looking forward to this, good luck with the rest of the shoot.
Posted: Mon, 25th Apr 2011, 7:26pm
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Looks great! Can't wait to check it out.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 7:19am
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I like to see this when your finished man. I like what you got so far man.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 7:32am
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Yo miker. This looks baller as f***. You better finish up that [DinoRAWR!] video after you're done with this.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 3:24pm
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Looks interesting, I'll defiantly be following it.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 2:54am
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Thanks guys! Weather sort of put a damper on the filming this weekend, once again - we received another abnormal snow-storm the night before filming. Luckily, it melted.. but as a result, the Sun was a little too bright for the look we're going for. We've been lucky enough to have overcast skies (which is somewhat important to the feel of the film) each day of filming. I'm still in the process of finishing up the teaser. Good music, with the effect/style I'm going for is tough to find these days. If anyone has any royalty-free/free-use music, or knows of anything which may fit the feel of a zombie-esqe/post-apocalyptic film - I'd appreciate your input!
Stay tuned people.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 3:50am
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I really like Justin R. Durbin. He has quite a few free songs.http://www.edgen.com/reel/
(not all of the ones on this page can be used).
I think Devil's Bluff - Black Forest sounds pretty creepy.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 2:21pm
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Man this is looking great. Very nice, and really cool locations.
I'd be interested in doing some scoring this for you if you're having trouble finding music. I'll send you a PM.
Edit: PM sent, I think
. I'm never quite sure if it worked or not.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 6:36pm
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DX6 - Thanks man! I'm liking what I hear. That Black Forest song is definitely usable.
Aculag, thanks for the kind words. I hope I'm not giving too much away with all the screens. I figured this is the one place people would appreciate them. The location's we've been able to find honestly couldn't have been better. The centerpiece of most the filming is in a large swamp-like field, which I've been told was an old Brick Factory that is now partially demolished. It's a massive overgrown field now, filled with large piles of cement, brick, and rubble/huge graffiti-covered structures (one with a completely bad-ass half-broken staircase). We have to work around the paintballer's and airsoft guy's who play there most Saturdays.
This is the same location I began filming TURNING POINT II last summer, if any remember the production thread for that.. http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=43205
Unfortunately, that project died at the cause of schedule difficulties.
Another quick screen.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 6:59pm
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Honestly I'm not a fan of zombie movies at all, however this is one I'm going to watch. This looks awesome! Very impressed. Definitely looking forward to it.
Posted: Tue, 3rd May 2011, 8:38pm
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Posted: Sun, 19th Jun 2011, 3:28pm
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Just a quick update. We are 90% done shooting, and 40-50% finished with editing. We have a score in the works, and plenty of sound work to do. I wont speak for Mike, but I think we will be completely finished mid to late July, haha. Thanks for all the feedback and interest!
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2011, 1:22pm
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Looks amazing. Good job!
Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2011, 1:27am
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Thanks, Ewan. Stay tuned for more!
Just a quick update for everyone following, this project is still very much alive.. just taking much longer than expected to complete. The reason being; as shooting went on, the script developed into something much bigger and more meaningful than what this film was intended on being. The running time is looking to be somewhere around the 15 minute mark, but hopefully less (for the sake of festival entry limitations). Since we've been working around all the schedules of the actors, zombies, crew, and myself, it's been difficult.. to say the least.. to organize the required time needed for larger shoots (usually weekends). But we're about a week away from wrapping all filming, including pickup shots, which is super exciting. This project truly feels never-ending.. hopefully all the hard work pays off. Stay tuned for a teaser in the next little while!
Also, if you want more direct updates on the film progress, and behind the scene's clips - like our facebook page here:http://www.facebook.com/2HoursTheMovie
Thanks! Stay tuned!
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Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2011, 5:43am
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Very cool! Very excited about this. Glad to hear filming is almost done! I'll be keeping my eye on this for the next few weeks in hopes of a teaser!
Posted: Sun, 31st Jul 2011, 8:36pm
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This project looks really good and sounds really interesting! The screenshots you've posted so far look great
Posted: Sat, 6th Aug 2011, 8:10pm
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Thanks guys! I truly appreciate everyone who still continues to follow the progress of this film. It has become very special, and important to me - more so than I thought possible. I know it's been a long road, but it's all slowly starting to come together. We're scheduled to shoot tomorrow evening to finish up the remaining shots to the last sequence of the film. We spent last night doing some lighting/tests for the opening scene, which turned out great. All that's left to shoot is the first and last moments of the film. Once these two shoots are done, we'll be wrapped completely (including pickup shots). 2 more film days to go! Stay tuned people, we're nearing completion.
Posted: Tue, 16th Aug 2011, 10:08pm
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Just wanted to leave a quick message here and say...THAT'S A WRAP!After about 7 months of rather regular shooting, I'm EXTREMELY excited to announce.. that we've finally wrapped all filming for 2 HOURS!Now, on to a much more serious approach of Post-Production! We're anticipating the final film release early Sept. - so please, stay tuned people!
Also, for those who'd like a little more accurate, continuous update on the film - feel free to 'Like' our Facebook page here:
http://www.facebook.com/2HoursTheMovie - Or don't. If you're not into that stuff.
Thanks again to everyone who still continues to follow our progress. It's been a long, somewhat bumpy road.. but we can FINALLY see an end at the horizon.
Posted: Wed, 17th Aug 2011, 6:47am
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Sounds exciting! I'm not sure how much editing 7 months of shooting requires but a release date in september seems ambitious.... I anxiously await new info!
Posted: Thu, 18th Aug 2011, 9:32pm
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Luckily, I've been able to spend a lot of time editing while we were still in production. Some of the editing needed to wait for the rest of the footage to come, in order to get a proper feel for the pacing of the film. The running time is looking to be anywhere from 10-17 minutes. I'm hoping to keep it under 15.. that's all I ask.
Posted: Sat, 27th Aug 2011, 1:20am
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Excuse me for double posting, but I wanted to give all of our followers a little something to look at. We've been working very hard to finish the rough cut of the film, it's shaping to be done by Sunday - that's our goal. We're putting all of our efforts into finishing the film by the Sept. 15th Sundance Film Festival submission date - rather than distracting our efforts by creating a trailer. This is a (very) short, sample clip - which is quite rough. The audio has been completely re-done since, and the cut for the finished film is going to be slightly different - but I wanted to at least show you guys some footage, which really isn't meant for people to see quite yet. Tell me what you think!
Be sure to watch in HD.
Posted: Wed, 12th Oct 2011, 6:30am
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Just a quick update here - the project is till very much alive. We missed the Sundance deadline for the coming year, due to the overwhelming size of the project. The cut is currently 30 minutes, and looking to shorten. A teaser trailer is in the works, and just about finished! I'll post it here soon as it's up - within the next day or so. Thanks, all, who are still paying attention to this thread. We've been working consistently for nearly a year, and are EXTREMELY excited for what we have to show you.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2011, 5:43am
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Here's the teaser trailer for the film!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0kVPi0unao
Also - our new Youtube Channel exclusively made for 2 HOURS content!
I'd love to hear what you guys think.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2011, 12:10pm
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Looks good. Have you thought about posting this on hitfilm.com
since most people left this site?
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2011, 3:53am
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I've just created a new topic on Hitfilm, which is where I'll be updating from now on - as this thread seems to have died completely. https://community.hitfilm.com/index.php?/topic/960-2-hours-production-thread-teaser-trailer-up/