Behind the Scenes: Informational Presentation
April 29th, 2010

Posted by Matt

So, admittedly our video update post was a little weak, as was our behind the scenes pic, which I shot with my iPhone. However, the lackluster nature of that post means that there’s some extra content to be posted today! Specifically, I have some pictures that Graham shot on his spiffy keen new SLR. Behold the depth of field! Marvel at it’s colour saturation. Be… satisfied that they’re actually in focus.

Regarding the actual filming of the video, Graham had the following to say:

“We shot this all the new Moonbase, just moving various furniture around and re-hanging different posters on the same picture hook. Since I really wanted to use the dolly for that one, long shot of Kathleen talking, I figured we may as well use it for other side-tracking shots as well. I mean, if we can’t be bothered to use that behemoth when it’s in the same building, then when will we use it?

The trick with the big shot though, is that there’s a table in the way, so the dolly by itself won’t work. That meant we had to also had to bust out the jib, which is possibly even more difficult to lug around. That way, the camera could move over top of the table, right up to Kathleen. Filming techniques! Yay!”

Take a look at the gallery below, and it should give you a real appreciation for the close quarters we were working in, and the true unwieldiness of our rig. Yes, that totally is the camera case being used as a counterweight. We’re ghetto like that.


  1. The dolly and jib definitely made a big impact. I noticed it at least, and it made the video at least 30% more win.

    Comment by ddq5 — April 29, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

  2. Isn’t being ghetto, it’s callled being smart. ;D
    The new Moonbase is pretty cozy, and yea the dolly and jib made the video really REALLY smooth and come together beautifuly. Nice job guys, like ususal. :>

    Comment by ZehGeek — April 29, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

  3. Ghetto Fabulous.

    Comment by Keith K — April 30, 2010 @ 8:29 am

  4. You say “ghetto”, I say “MacGyver-ish”.

    Comment by Vanguard — April 30, 2010 @ 8:43 am

  5. Are you guys ever gonna post pics from PAX East?

    Comment by wartjr2373 — April 30, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  6. Aw look at you guys all professional and such.

    Comment by Dubious_wolf — May 1, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

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