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So all summer I've bene working on this short film, which is in the Sound Design/ADR/VFX/Scoring stage right now. It's the first really "serious" (as in made with the intention of submitting to festivals and not just dumped online) project I've done since my first feature film way back in 2009-2010.

Chicken is a horror comedy about a woman named Brenda, who has fallen on hard times financially, and is working as a mascot sign dancer for a chicken fast food restaurant, Wally's Chicken. But her boss, Steve, is a pill-popping abusive lunatic who bullies and pushes her to perform up to the standard of the former beloved mascot, who has recently passed away. As the stress of her job mounts, Brenda begins to believe she is being stalked by Chicken mascot.

Here are a few grabs:

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From the fake crappy local commercial that opens the film. The signs of the restaurant we filmed at still need to be replaced.

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Guinevere P.H. Dethlefson as Brenda

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Brandon Nebitt as Steve.

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Shot ont he Sony a6300 with mostly the Rokinon 16mm, and occasionally the Canon FD 35-105mm 3.5 zoom. It should be complete by the end of the year, and probably premiere next year. I may even share a private link here before it's premiere if there is any interest. Here's a little glimpse of some sign dancing:

 

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@Matt Kieley, nice, I really like what you get out of these Sony DSLMs. I like the color palette as your honor the Sony color and don´t try to fight against it to look like Alexa:) I was thinking BMPCC. What is your recipe or color profile? I think what works well that hues are towards one direction rather than trying to have a strong color contrast. Chicken color give the main impulse for color palette.

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On 12/13/2017 at 4:48 PM, PannySVHS said:

@Matt Kieley, nice, I really like what you get out of these Sony DSLMs. I like the color palette as your honor the Sony color and don´t try to fight against it to look like Alexa:) I was thinking BMPCC. What is your recipe or color profile? I think what works well that hues are towards one direction rather than trying to have a strong color contrast. Chicken color give the main impulse for color palette.

I got the settings from Dave Alitzer on another thread, which he apparently got somewhere from dvxuser:

"THE SONY PROFILE

Black Level: 0 (it's disabled in s-log2 anyway)
Gamma: S-log2
Black Gamma: Range- Narrow, Level -7
Knee: auto
Color Mode: sgamut3.cine
Saturation: +32
Color Phase: -2 (this is for a7sII and a6300, for original a7s use -5)
Color Depth: +6 (all of them)
Detail: -6

Expose 1.5 to 2 stops over."

I used the Sony Profile settings and graded with Lumetri in Premiere. I only used those settings and never found a need for anything else.

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