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Craig Benson

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  1. 31 minutes ago, Matthew W. Phillips said:

    Forgive me but I had to play...the setting was just too nice and I don't have anything like that out here.



    Wow, It does look really great in black and white! 

    The woods are on my doorstep. I started to take them for granted, but sometimes I get reminded of just how beautiful they are. 

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  2. 4 minutes ago, Phil Rhodes said:

    I should have said, it's very nice stuff. I remember (in about 2001) when I bought my first real camera and took it out to a local country park, it was a morning like that.

    Thank you! It’s hard to beat foggy mornings isn’t it.

    It was a great way to spend a couple of hours with a camera ?

  3. 8 hours ago, Matthew W. Phillips said:

    I love the location and envy you having access to it. That being said, I would like to ask a question...

    Did you take stills or actual video? This looks like a slideshow of still images and any movement present looks like a slow digital pan. Therefore, I would have liked to see more movement. Also, I personally would prefer this in black and white as opposed to the brown haze. I see this scene as having the potential for a powerful horror/thriller setting instead of a slow and serene setting but that is just me.

    Your framing is good though so I will give credit there. The constant dissolves were distracting to me though and didn't feel very cinematic (if that is what you were going for. And I realize the term "cinematic" is cliche at this point but I really didn't know what else to say...maybe "movielike"?)

    Thanks for the feedback! 
    It is video, but I shot at a higher frame rate so I could convert the footage to slow motion, so I can see why they seem like photos ? I regret not adding more movement into it to be honest. 

    Thanks for the comments regards my framing, that means a lot ?

  4. Hi All,

    I would love you all to check out my most recent project. It is called "Stuck", it is an experimental short film focusing on mental health.

    The lighting was in part inspired by Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno. We accomplished these shots with a custom made LED light rig. I can go into more detail if anyone is interested.

    You can either check it out at my website https://www.craigbenson.co.uk/film/stuck  , or check out my Vimeo link below.


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