The Wake by The Bathonaut

The Wake

Whats up everyone, I've been super busy recently working on a lot of projects. Finally one of them is done! This video was a blast to shoot, and the music aint to bad either. I also thought it would be fun to share some info on the shoot and how we did it!

The Setup

To start off we knew that we were going to be shooting in some low light, and so the obvious choice was the amazing Sony A7s recording onto a Atomos Shogun. We used The A7 mainly on a hand held rig (operated by Skyler Sorenson @skylersorenson on Instagram), and used it for a lot of static, mid, and close up shots. We also had a Sony FS100 on a steadicam rig (operated by Ryan Hannah @steadyguyry on Instagram) so we could fly it around back and forth in front of the band. We did also fly the A7s on a jib to get some cool overhead shots of the drummer, and drums.

As far as the lighting setup goes, we had vertical LED lights on rock and roll trusses behind the band for a concert type of feel, as well as  some LED PAR cans on the floor to add a little depth, and to use as back lighting for the band. In front of the band we used two sets of Kino 4 banks as key and fills on the band. 

We also set up a laser system that ran during the song, and added that cool opening triangle at the beginning of the song.

We added a ton of fog on set to diffuse the light and to create that "concert" feel to the overall video.

Below you'll find some behind the scenes videos and pictures of the shoot. Don't forget to check out the full video, and go follow The Bathonaut on Facebook and Instagram! 


Download the song here:

Behind the Scenes

Celtx Seed Competition Win!

So some pretty cool news! our film "Fishing Trip " was entered into the Celtx Seeds grant competition and we won! It was crazy that we won because there were a lot of awesome videos, but what was even better was that it came with a $3,000 grant for our next project! Pretty cool right!? If you haven't seen it yet check it out right here:

I also made a little video for Celtx talking about the the process we went through to make the film. If goes over a lot of fun stuff like how we did some of our VFX sequences. You can also check out Celtx's blog post for an interview with me! :


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Speaking of projects, check out our short film "The Ranch"

Get Down With the Funk

Sometimes when you're working on a big shoot that involves flour, dancing, and 240fps you need to do some test shots, and sometimes you take those test shots and make a fun little video.

P.S the website was having an issue embedding the video, so if the video above doesn't work, follow this link:

The Poem

We had the great opportunity to work on this piece adapted from a poem by William Carlos Williams. It's about moments. This is a concept that regardless of race, creed, or life experience we as humans understand. Whether it's the sun warming our skin, memories of our family, or simply the moment of being. This piece is beautiful, and we hope you enjoy it! 

On this piece we worked on set, and then did the post color grading for the unique look of this short.