Planning on reshooting the SEED Trailer as live action
by Rob Skiba 8/10/13
We made the original SEED Trailer back in 2010. It was done as a "concept animation" at the time because we did not have the budget to shoot it as live action. Well, all of that is about to change! We just bought a 3D HD camera and are planning to redo the Trailer as live action.
The idea to redo the Trailer has been in my head for a little over a year now, but up until very recently, there were too many obstacles in the way. Namely, actors and all of the military equipment I'd need to shoot the soldiers in Iraq sequence. Then, I made a phone call to my friend Dallas. Let's just say that he informed me, "That's not a problem." A few more phone calls later and we had actors and combat equipment lined up. All I really needed then was a decent camera.
After doing a few on-line searches for HD cameras within my budget, I found this beauty. It's a JVC GY-HMZ1U Pro 3D HD Camcorder. Not only was it exactly in my price range, but it comes loaded with all kinds of goodies! I had not planned on shooting the Trailer in 3D, but since it came with that option, I began to imagine the possibilities. All that is left now is for us to coordinate our schedules to do the shoot.
Stay tuned for video samples and ultimately the redone, live action Trailer...