This was Pixelninjaz first attempt to recreate a scene from one of our favorite Christmas comedies…”Elf”. This is one of the funniest scenes of the movie where Buddy (Grant Pruitt) finds out that Santa Clause will be visiting the department store to talk to all the girls and boys about what they want for Christmas. When the announcement is made he is unable to contain his excitement.
This was a ton of fun to experiment with. Due to lack of time we were rushed on the set design and unable to find a truly believable set to shoot on. However, given the time and budget restraints, I feel we pulled this off as best we could. One thing I learned is how important lighting and sound can be. Our goal for future projects will be to improve on not only the look of each scene, but also the sound. Hopefully, with practice and research these can be improved on a lot within a short amount of time. Either way, everyone involved had a blast putting this together and are very proud of our first attempt to recreate a scene from one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made. Also, I need to thank Phillip Person and David Arteaga for their help in recreating these scenes. Until the next time…Merry Christmas! Cheers!!!
What I used:
Canon 5D Mark III
Shot in 1080p at 30fps
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Lens
Manfrotto 502A Fluid Head Tripod
Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Colored in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Using RGB Curves
Rendered in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 in HD 1080p at 29.97fps using H.264
Music: Sleigh Ride By Ferrante & Teicher (available for download on iTunes)
Sound Effects: Recorded on Location