The trailer for an upcoming independent film, “The Skyship Chronicles” that I was the director of photography on was released last week. The movie is inspired by the Steampunk aesthetic and has elements of Sci-Fi and fantasy as well. Taking place in the late 1800′s, all aspects of the film had to look aged and authentic including the lighting and camera treatments. The film was written & produced by Jeff Zampino and directed and filmed by me with help from my co-DP's Taylor Girard and John Jones.
The film was shot primarily in Tampa Bay, Florida. Movie sets including two airships and a post office were built at Litewave Studios in St. Petersburg. The exterior of the downtown St. Petersburg library was also used for a climactic sword-fight battle scene. The crew even traveled to Tavares, Florida to film on one of the last steam trains in the country, as well as a ghost town set in Parish. There were a lot of fun locations that added to the the film's look.
Our cinematography unit filmed on a Canon C100, Canon 5D Mark III, and a Sony FS100 to capture the imagery. Lenses used include a Canon L Primes, and Zeiss Primes and a Rokinon Cine Set (which I am constantly amazed by especially the 85mm 1.4).
Post Production for the film is now nearly complete. A generous amount of visual effects will complement the camera work our team did. Post production will be at Litewave Media. Please view the trailer and let us know what you think. Share it if you like!
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