THE DARKDEEP: NEW BOOK SERIES COMING FALL ! | Ally Condie
We have had book launches for 5 Jamieson books in the past two years and . I' m not a massive horror fan and I wasn't sure this was the project for me. One of your stories White Dove is about a colonist ship leaving a dying earth. Do you have a work routine that helps you meet these deadlines?. The goal of our meeting was simple: to see if we clicked and, passing that hurdle, to plot the making of “the best book trailer ever made.” Whether we . The music portion alone almost killed the project. But the I know bands that are just dying to have a chance to get into film or commercial. Tim, I hope. Bloomsbury Children's Books has just acquired the DARKDEEP series, leave me both dying to know what will happen next and asking the same Reichs: Ally , since you're the smart one, please explain how we Reichs: This has been the most fun I've ever had working on a project. Matched Trailer.
You eat danger for breakfast. Are you flight or fight? As in, fall to the ground and curl up in a ball. I know this because my dad, who was a judge, wanted to find out if I had good survival instincts and could escape danger. So he hid in my closet when I was a teenager and jumped out to surprise me. He was really annoyed that I fell down instead of running or punching him.
He has since realized that this is a terrible parenting technique and apologized. In a friend group you are usually the… Condie: Brendan is a great friend because he has a big heart and a way of making everything fun. Ally is actually interested in you, and what you have to say, and she makes everyone feel heard and appreciated. I could have no better partner for writing a book. Brendan, is there anything else you totally naturally want to say about this new series?
Can you talk about that day of shooting?
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
We knew that we were going to split it up, so we took our time finessing everything and really made sure all the shots looked nice.
And visually-speaking, the atrium was super cool to photograph. How Adam gave the atrium a cinematic feel in After Effects. We brought all this stuff to make it look like a mad scientist lab, like he had been doing experiments on himself and taking notes.
We shot that second part of the video for probably six hours in one day. Then the following day, we drove all around the Bay, meeting up with each of the people in the video and shooting their little vignettes. What goes into a six-hour shoot like that? Why does it take so long? Almost all of that time was spent setting up lights. We lit up his whole atrium so it looked cool on camera, laid out a dolly track, and set up two cameras for shooting.
We had a rough idea of what we wanted to shoot, but we were also exploring while we were there and coming up with ideas on the fly. Typically, a shot like that would be done with a jib. We just put the camera up there and hoped it would work. So it was cool because it actually turned out pretty great. How did you guys shoot that?
See You at Harry's
We just had Tim sit in front of a camera with his eye closed for 20 seconds or so. We had a light nearby so that his eyes would quickly dilate when he opened them.
Then I actually enlarged his pupil in post-production to make it even more noticeable. Those little pool shots were with Nathan Zaru.
I remember it was kind of cold outside, and the water was freezing. And we had to keep doing take-after-take to make sure we got it right. It just has a fisheye lens. You shoot with it, and then you have to download the footage to see what it looks like. So we would do several takes with the camera from different positions, hoping one of them would work.
In the meantime, poor Nathan is just sitting there freezing his ass off. How about the deadlifting shot in the gym?
It was pretty awesome. What was amazing about that shot was that powerlifter Mark Bell [our photo subject] was just in the middle of a workout. He was lifting about pounds, repeatedly. The footage is exactly the same. We were trying to find a good spot to film her workout, and it was basically a parking lot and storage units.
So we ended up lugging all of our gear onto the roof of the building and shooting. Her scene is on the roof of this huge industrial building.
But we shimmied up the ladder with all of our gear and shot her at the top, just so we could have a nice view of the sky. What about the running portion? We were driving around with Brian MacKenzietrying to find a good spot to shoot his stuff, and we ended up finding a cool place right off of the freeway in San Mateo.
And the second to last shot: But he was great. He did that jump four times, I think. Brian on top of the world.
Not a small wall.
The set-up for one of four total camera angles. We have to talk about the original ending.