The whole thing could have been trimmed to at least 13min with a few cleaner cuts. getting rid of some of the not needed beauty shots.
Speaking of which, the camera and lighting was just that beautiful.
Shame the same couldn't be said about the sound.
That was my biggest let down of the whole thing, the sound (which is 30% of the movie experience) just didn't feel right. Parts felt like it was recorded on camera others to an external recorder, foley was overdone and inconsistent.
Lets not forget the continuity issues like the fact he hears them upstairs through the monitor but he unplugged the monitor. Or when the kid was given the lollypop? When the sitter and the old guy come to check on her she doesn't, but then when the mom comes down she does again.
Strange, especially when he gives it to her when the old guy first gets there?
Again beautifully shot but a few issues that spoilt it overall.
Thank you for taking time to comment.
Unfortunately, you're not getting the timing of when things happened... some of the scenes with the creepy guy were shifted early in the short to make you think... the flashbacks are all in the proper sequence tho.
He doesn't hear things thru the monitor, he hears them thru the house, we tried to muffle the sounds as if they were from a distance, not thru the monitor. Maybe that didn't work as well as we wanted. None of the sound was recorded on the 5D3 - it was all done with external mics on booms.
He gives the girl the lollypop just before he hides behind the door when he hears Becca and Charlie coming down the stairs and in the hall but she hides it in the blankets and they don't see it. The mom sees it after he's long gone. There are a few minor continuity errors, but that's not one of them.
Thanks for watching and thinking about it!