by: Randy Halverson
During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph +. That made it hard to get the shots I wanted. I kept most of the shots low to the ground, so the wind wouldn't catch the setup and cause camera shake, or blow it over. I used a Stage Zero Dolly on the dolly shots and a "Milapse" mount on the panning ones. This was all shot at night. If you see stars and it looks like daylight, it is actually moon light. 20+ second exposures make it look like daylight.
I was riding a bus when the idea hit me: A guy that tells how did he achieve levitation. In my head I heard the voice of Morgan Freeman (like so many filmmakers had), talking about learning in high school about gravity force and about the urban legend of a kid trying to fly by jumping of a high building or something. The idea of having a "Freeman voice" got stock in my head and I decided to write the V.O. in English (not my first language). As soon as I got home, I started pouring my words into the computer and so giving life to the first g. draft.
Short film by J. Xavier Velasco
g. as in "guerrilla"
THE World has changed inside 2025, and people were disappearing, and electricity surrounded them. Scientists have many names for this "creature", even though they have no interest in what they say. Most people come up with their own ideas such as burgalars, and animals on the loose! but there's only one explanation for these unknown mysteries. ALIENS.
Director: Irfan Khokhar
Writer: Sarah Khokhar
Directed by John Kennedy & Ruairķ O'Brien.
Produced by Divamedia in association with the Irish Film Board.
Music by Giles Packham.
Edited by Phillip Cullen.
Shot on location in Glendalough Co Wicklow.
Post production Windmill Lane Dublin
Writer, Director, Producer, Music Composer, Editor - Hollie Olson
Director of Photography - Christopher Alley
Sound - Chris Whitlock
Boom Op -Travis Boyd
Hair - Megan Biddix
PA - Theresa Wietrick