Tangerine Trailer and Interview
That's shown right there there are leads this is shawn on a messenger bike with a steadicam smoothie with an iphone doing incredible stuff you can do with a more expensive camera and he was a bike messenger so he took what he was good at and imported into the shot and that is the gorgeous sun flare look that the movie has take a look for yourselves have you seen cindi? Looks like someone has the press seen these back on the block she's back she's back and she's going hard merry christmas brawl I got something to tell you about me and chester I know what you're breaking up with thank god be cheating on you like that way you didn't know bush named danny does destiny she's some white fish she wrote you like a really big girl like vagina and everything will calm down it's not that area I will go with you under one condition you must promise me that there's not gonna be any drama I promise. I promise look at me in my eyes and promise I probably do drama wait around here. What did you do to ...
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So let's start out with how you guys instead of you know the whole like made an iphone film tell me how you guys made a great film you make a great film thank you first of all that's very kind so let's talk about the actors because it looks like a nice mixture of some name actors with some exposure and then some first timers with what the other go backgrounds that's where I do want to talk about the iphone to tell you the truth because the iphone something that actually in this case I think it it's a trip. I didn't know this was going to happen until the first few days of shooting, but I realized that thie iphone on uh stripped their inhibitions away and really put them on the same confidence level as the seasoned actors because you know everybody has an iphone and the girls were even using smartphones to take subtleties of each other in between takes so when when it came to actually us shooting the film there was no intimidation factor so this time around this combination of first time actors and season doctors it was it was it was a little bit different from it the way it's been in the past it was no hump who everybody was on the same from hump to get over there was they were on the same level from day one so actually that brings me to a great quote that I guess uh james ransom hoping getting his name right but chester uh which is sort of like and I think it pertains to the workshop that we're doing today but just shooting in the mobile device doesn't make a film in and of itself and it's no replacement for I think he used the phrase like one hundred years of filmmaking and so I think that the experience that you guys bring to the table from having made numerous films before shows and ultimately a good storyteller that the camera itself doesn't matter it's the construct so it seems like they're a few unique things that the iphone or their mobile device helped with this but I mean if it had been shot on another camera it still would have been an exceptional story so you talked about the intimacy maybe with some new or first time actors what were some of the other potential benefits I guess from the hardware that you guys use well, they were keeping its number one yeah, you see, the fact that we could shoot clandestine way could do stuff with this phone that I wouldn't have been able to do with bigger cameras are buckets for example body a painter's hold and you're able to do impromptu ukraine shots um these days we shot a year and a half later no shots what happened was shot now you have your camera I need your phone on a drone and getting hope you know you could do a lot more in that area but I think also, you know, a lot of these micro budget films that are shot in the same in the same way shot for what they hear is that day they get three or four characters they put them in one location and its all dialogue and we wanted to put all our money on the screen. So we use the money that we saved by shooting on the iphone and put that into locations with extras wear huge ensemble cast and we were able to do that else pay ourselves we're on a union, you know, I'm dj a both the uk we have sally actors in the film that people have to be paid properly and you're able to with all the money that was saved a technical and we were able to pay people for their time you're able to put it into production value etcetera right? You know that's interesting just a brief little anecdote about film akpro but the part of the background in local indie filmmaker friends the conversation always used to seem to be like if I only had this camera I could go make my movie if I only have the new camera that just replaced the old camera that I had to have to make you and so to hear that you're taking your money away from the camera department still investing it in the film but actually getting in a lot of ways more production value then you know whatever the living room mumble core movie that somebody might go after if they're like yes, I've got no money really eyes refreshing that's we're doing a little bit of a focus on audio later in the program you shouldn't you guys talk a little bit about I'm guessing maybe you went to a second unit audio recording or did you go into the mode advices well oh unfortunately I don't know the actual sound recording device that iran's strauss news okay, I thought he's be part so and I'm sorry but I do I do you know he did he's a professional your basic wireless lives that used the actor's yeah have signed heuser boom and full out, I forgot the name of the mixer, but it's a full out, professional sound mixer, and the thing is, is that some all of this in post production, more graphic, the audio on the phone, right? Dull doesn't in your very, you know, standard, traditional way, because, you know, it's sound means so much, you really have to have professional sound for your project to be professional. I feel you can't escape on sound, so today's truth, our sound of prince was actually larger than our video will print, because he often was pushing around a huge park so often to make sure that we getting all the attention of people on the street, were asking to push his car around the corner, you know what I mean? And be even so, so if anything was getting in a way that we were shooting a feature film on the streets of l a was back, that it was the sound department, so sounds important. Yeah, we're going to stress that this afternoon, said, thank you guys so much for bringing up indefinitely unfortunate that we didn't have time to get iran on the broadcast, because I would love to find out more details about the tech specs that he used tio record this, and that people learn something from what you guys did, so six actually just think he's been doing a lot of interviews so if people simply want to google cantering comma iran strauss or comma sounds they will find any british ok, fantastic let's move over teo I guess the camera too apartment and I guess your talk about radium chung for a little bit how many cameras and what was the shooting ratio at the end of the day? Wait boss through cameras but I don't think we ever used all three at one time I think the most assists two cameras sometimes being used and that officer single camera being used depending on the side of the scene way had um say can sue the which I'm sure it looks like that that have one of them but I've never been able to use it with the efficacy that you guys pulled up so it still amazes me it's little practices it takes a lot of practice it is about a month month of practice I was running around my apartment chasing my dog with say, and I sent one to radium about a month before the shoot and had him practice at home. And so so that and what was your question? Oh, and also don't forget the moondog lapse moondog laugh for the tv aspect ratio you mentioned, right? Right? Right we're going to showcase that thiss afternoon when going through the gear but let's talk a little bit about how that enabled the picture toe hold up when you're going theatrically to a big screen because and looked gorgeous it really did and plus, you know, your helmet pro has the capability of capturing at the higher quality impression rig anything spm or take it out there at it this was the boca, you know, was flares, the polka, the other little characteristics that we associate with white sweets and right? Yeah and it's incredible, actually, so I have hopes for a lot of different reasons is that this film reinvigorates independent cinema, which is getting not as much plays it used to be in. It seems like every other movie is a comic book three hundred million dollars has to be bigger than the last comic book three hundred million dollars movie, so something that's so authentic and unique and isn't usually given the amount of screen time I think is one special benefit. But I think a magical scene like that where potentially you'd have a studio had saying, you know, that's going on the cutting room floor doesn't advance the plot as much as it needs to, you know, faster, faster and the one with beauties of independent cinema is that you're making those choices and you're not having to acquiesce to somebody else and so that's where that's, why it's such a compelling thing and you know on a personal, passionate level really hope to see more people make films and be able to do it on whatever budgets and actually think that your guy's movie is going to be the most significant independent film of this decade so if nobody else has said that I'm going on record and claiming that's really think that you know, I just want to say that america has given the money for a movie of course it happens in hollywood, you know, you work with people in independent films and you know that you're really sort of come across that way everything we that you do you want to work with you now we want to change everything bayview and with this film I think that you couldn't ask for anything more than what we've heard working with deep us brothers market plus going sean in the sound in this process and then markets and carry cox thirty films they were they had their notes and a great nose and but for the most part completely and I think a lot of these is the mystery come true you know tio apartment in the city and making sure she go back to her friend senator or actually perceive a mission and keep moving forward and we wanted after this whole thought process and what it reveals the offensive down breed and I just, you know, you're not gonna get a lot of people are way long what so so that's why I'm very fortunate to be working with great is that well, I can't thank you guys enough best of luck on your journeys your next film a cz well can't wait to see that a couple things on a leave our audience with is that one of the reasons that tangerine is such a wonderful film is the experience that you guys have and bring it to the table and that's something that everybody is going to have a great opportunity to do with iphones before you're a great filmmaker, you're going to be a good filmmaker before your good filmmaker you're probably going to make a couple bad ones to get the bad ones out of the way and work your way up and it's a wonderful device for that and you guys have shown after the entire world that ultimately there's no ceiling on what you can accomplish if you bring talent and a good story too any particular platform and mobile in this case so again, thanks for your time ah tangerines playing it sit on june fourth and june seventh will be opening nationwide on notes are in new york and l a on july ten and then broader markets after that it'll be there in seattle I'll see you there fantastic guy we're going to go out for a drink look, I get that it out too but anyway you guys have a wonderful afternoon thank you so much. You okay? Okay, so I'm a huge fan of the film I had the luxury using it a san francisco international film festival exceeded all my expectations on it's a wonderful story on dh it's a gorgeous film to look at how do they make it so attractive? They're handful of things that they did um starting with an adapter which will show you in a second on the next slide that we'll let them shoot into four zero anamorphic um and they also shot at the highest encoding option possible the fifty megabits a second that we've been talking about then color graded it ana divinci saturating the colors to give it actually I don't know who the writer was but somebody called it a pop varitek film and it's a perfect way to describe it and the last thing that we did is they add grain back into the film or actually just added grain to the film and that gave it much more of an actual cinematic looked like it really didn't looked like video didn't quite feel like sixteen millimeter but was totally engaging I think it's going toe open a lot of people's eyes to belabor this but I think that it's one of those the performance and the characters are so honest that it almost the look is beautiful but you get away with a lot more because it's such a transparent device and, you know, you know one thing I'm really excited about it to do more documentary work with with the iphone because there are stories that will be told down the road that will be told on maze that would never be able to be told on larger devices, because you'll be able to get performances from people that you'll never get from a larger device. And, um, you know, as they were mentioning in there, there's some scenes, they're shooting on a bus, and they're just like it looks like just two people shooting a fight on a bus, right? And people are kind of looking around, not paying attention because it's, just somebody shooting a phone on dh with all all the videos that come out of coming out that's been coming out recently, it's not weird to see something filming somebody else with an iphone, so you could get these performances that air so honest and in transparent that it's just that's. What excites me? I think that's really, really exciting, especially if you're right first time director, a new director and it's hard for your vision to kind of be directing actors is not easy to do in our form, so I love that I love that idea. And this film makes me think of something else that you said earlier in the program. But, like unique stories, the stories that we haven't seen before, that I mean, I tried to imagine somebody walking in tow paramount and saying, you know, give me one point, five million dollars. Tio. Make a story about, you know, some transgendered prostitutes that things go ryan christmas scene. More than likely, they would have been shown the door, but they shouldn't have, because this is an amazing story. That's, a beautiful window into a unique part of the world on this story. Just, uh, sexy women. And I think, actually trump's even the aesthetic in getting the audience, just like, lean forward in their chair, which is ultimately what you want.