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Televisual Creative Showcase Eva, A Short Gothic Tale

05 July 2018

Take four minutes out, turn down the lights and turn up the volume and spend a little time with Eva.

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Eva is a short, Gothic tale from Televisual Creative – see – the sister company to Televisual magazine. Simon Smyth directed and edited. BAFTA-winning cinematographer Steve Lawes (best known for Sherlock lead the camera department with Helicopter Film Services (as of Bourne, Bond and Paddington) shooting the extraordinary aerial sequences (including drone lighting in the woods at midnight creating a unique effect).

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The film was shot in four days, edited in two, with music and sound composition a further two days from brief (working with the excellent BMG Production Music), followed by final post. It’s a lot of fun and might prove inspirational as we use some new production techniques and put a host of new production kit with a new workflow through the most testing of shoots from bright sunshine to the darkest of nights.

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Funding came from multiple technology partners with a view to testing their new products and workflows to the limit (from bright sunshine to the darkest of nights). The film was shot on the compact Eva 1 camera recording the new Apple ProRes RAW codec on Atomos Shogun Infernos ahead of immediate editing in FCP X (as RAW). G-Technology provided the fastest media management tools all the way from capture to edit serving, grade and master. It’s a different way of working – perfect for advertising and digital agencies and indie filmmakers looking for a 35mm film aesthetic and the fastest turnaround - and it’s inexpensive.

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