05 Feb '11, 1pm
Interview: Brian Curtin, Independent Filmmaker & Director of Beyond Black Mesa
Curtin: There’s tons of things I would have done differently…if money wasn’t the issue. The Canon HV20 we used served it’s purpose, but I would have used something with a DSLR lens to get that real depth of field in some shots. I faked it in After Effects a lot. I would have used lights. Everything we shot was with the available light source. Real actors is another thing. We were the only ones who would spend the time running around an old factory, shooting at each other and jumping out windows. Unfortunately, we are not actors, that’s why we tried to limit our acting by using a Narrator.