Brian finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, where he learns about love, loss, betrayal and the importance of online banking.

Behind the scenes of Stages

"Stages" was shot over the course of 2 days. We designed the lighting and the set to allow the camera free roam, giving us the ability to move quickly.
Kino Flo systems, Astra Litepanels and a mix of practical lights were used in our lighting design.
The film was shot on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Camera with Xeen Cinema Primes and Rokinon Primes. An Atomos Shogun was used for Dailies and Small HD 502 for operating and LUT output to video village. Wireless feed was provided by a Paralinx Triton system.
For camera support/movement we utilized a Doorway Dolly and Dana Dolly paired with a Sachtler Video 20 Tripod System and Manfrotto Hi-Hat.
Our audio team used a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder with Røde NTG2 and NTG3 Shotgun Mics and Lectro Lavs.
The film was cut using Adobe Premiere CC, colored on DaVinci Resolve and mixed using Pro Tools 10.
Music was selected from Vimeo Music Store and the Musicbed.
We ate bagels and pizza and always closed the lid.
A huge thanks to our cast and crew, you all made this happen, it was a blast!


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John F. McClellan - Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer

Charles Marks - Director/Writer/Producer

Eric Brouse - DP/Color/Producer

Chris Sterbank - Producer/UPM/BTS

Marisa Bippus - AD/AP

Clint Myers - Set Sound

Carlos Gomez - Set Sound

Lauren Murphy - 1st AC

Nick Lorden - 2nd AC

David Williamson - Gaffer

Devin Cremer - Key Grip

Evan McGrath - BTS

Julius Hofstädter - Sound Design

Matt Campbell - DIT