Technically from the Mothership Department, we present to you "Caffeine" a self-made feature film by Jordan Krumbine, shot entirely by Jordan Krumbine in a bedroom of his Orlando condo. Crazy, right?
Here are some fun facts about the movie from the official website:
• Filmed between July and November of 2012.
• Shot on a Canon SX40 HS at 720p
• Edited at 29.97 fps and then converted to 24p.
• Narrator and script shots are only color corrected and gently vignetted -- the black & white scenes are heavily processed to achieve the high-contrast look. Film grain and vignette effects are also used.
• During the narrator shots, you can see a lapel mic. I originally intended to record audio with a lapel mic and a Zoom H1, but after listening to the audio on the narrator shots (the first bits that I filmed) I decided it wasn't worth the hassle. (I later realized the batteries in the lapel mic were shot.)
• The whole of the movie's audio is recorded with the in-built camera mic. Many hours of post-production were spent balancing and cleaning up the audio.
• The movie was almost abandoned completely in early November.
• No lines were memorized (aside from the short, simple lines that are easy to retain). A $20 music stand held the script and I used clamps to adjust a page to get a better eye-line (which wasn't always effective). It's the equivalent of a poorman's teleprompter.
• The movie was shot entirely in the second bedroom of my condo, in front of the window. Aside from the narrator and script shots, the entire movie was shot with natural sunlight only.
• Early on, Slacktive provided active encouragement and was someone I could creatively bounce ideas off of. I requested music and the score is (mostly; about 90%) built from a 40-minute noodle session Slacktive recorded.
• The completed movie was screened in full with my wife (who was watching it in its entirety for the first time) the evening of January 25th, 2013 and was posted live, for free, on YouTube immediately afterwards.