We recently finished the principal photography on our next movie, Bastinado!
I’ve just put together a first teaser trailer: check it out here: (right-click, save as to download it):
This was the first outing for our digital cine camera (a RED, as used on Hollywood blockbusters like The Hobbit, Prometheus and Contagion). It was very exciting to discover how easy it was to use- actually easier than the HD video cameras we’ve been using for the last couple of years.
And wow- how good does the footage look? It is awesome even down-converted to full HD for the web- you should see how the original 4K footage looks! I wish everyone had a cinema grade digital projector in their house so we could distribute that way… ah well, maybe in the future we will, and we can re-issue all our films for theatrical presentation
It was a very intense and sexy shoot, with Ariel having written and scheduled so many bastinado punishments to be inflicted on her in the course of 36 hours that we weren’t sure if she would be able to take it. Hywel somehow bore up under the strain of inflicting them all… and Ariel took her punishment like her character in the movie- with great fortitude despite the intensity!
We still have a few set-up exterior shots to grab. It was lashing with rain and blowing a gale on the morning we were due to shoot them, and the rain hasn’t really let up since. When we get a day with Ariel around we’ll grab those shots, then we’ll be ready to really get stuck in to the editing.
With a long film like this (we shot over 5 hours of footage) the editing will take quite a while to put together, but we’re planning on releasing the film in the summer. Until then, enjoy the trailer! And we’ll get a stills gallery up soon too.