I am proud to have worked on this project. The Rock Films team is passionate about projects that deliver hope or challenge for any person/community willing to be a vessel of change in this world.
Christopher Francis: DP
Nicole Franco: Producer
David Schulz: Editor
Chris Hylton: Cinema 4D artist
I wrote, directed, color graded, and did the after effects production for the project.
The Freedom Project / Red Tape /
This is a glimpse into the near future if every charity, social justice, church, and aid organization stepped out or gave up on caring for the world or community. Worse, this video is a depiction of humanity loosing it’s care for one another.
The freedom project is a small movement of commoners deciding to unite and engage the population with love and hope. Red tape represents; oppression, abuse, addiction, indifference, and loneliness. There is freedom from these things and we must choose it and then give it to others.
“An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.”
We shot this video using only the Canon 5D mkii with various prime lenses.
The end was a lot of work for Chris Hylton (Cinema 4D) and myself (After Effects). Hylton made various sets and red tape animations in a sky atmosphere. Tape was certainly a difficult texture/shape to deal with.
I colored this project using Looks in After Effects. The trick was using the Lift/Gamma tool and fixing the levels using Curves. Looks is a pretty gimmicky and entry level coloring tool, but if you have a good eye and have a look that you want to achieve, I think it’s the quickest tool out there.
Here is a film I just finished. : )