Spook Hunt Scene 1 from Todd Miro on Vimeo.
This cut has a first pass of my color grading, graphics and music (which I did my own dang self in Garage Band in about 15 minutes!)
We shot the scene in about 4 hours with about 7 different setups. Lighting was fairly straightforward as I really wanted the sense of two guys at night around a lit dining table in an otherwise dark house.
Present for the shoot were myself (writer/director), Rob Weiner, (director of photography), Charles Yoakum & Rob Sandusky (talent), Kristin Nelder (audio/gaffer/camera advisor/production stills/and jack of all trades) and Ben Weiner (key grip/clapper/PA).
We shot with a Canon EOS 7D with a couple of rented prime lenses - a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 The fast lenses allowed us to shoot at ISO 400 most of the time. For those unfamiliar with the 7D, (and what rock have you been living under) this amazing camera allows you to shoot full HD video (1920x1080) at 24fps with beautiful 35mm lenses and depth of field for around $2,000. This allows for a very convincing film-look at a bargain price. (For info on this camera and HD DSLRs in general, be sure to check out Phillip Bloom's incredibly informative blog.)