A man's never-ending fight against nature takes a dramatic, but fun, turn when he discovers a new invention.
An absurdist look at technology and taking joy in the little things.
A good idea never goes to waste, and this short film intended for the short film festival circuit proves it. Having spent over a decade in my head, it’s a tribute to the lessons I learned from my grandfather who truly is a pioneer in the digital filmmaking.
Using a skeleton crew, we managed to create a product that stands on the same level as our regular productions.
Camera-wise we chose the SIGMA fp. As a brand new platform it oozes potential, and gives a very impressive dynamic and color range which easily rivals rivals such as the ARRI Alexa LF and the Sony Venice. Paired with the incredible SIGMA Cine Primes, the ProRes RAW images are gorgeous to look at.
Music was composed by Efteling legend René Merkelbach, who created a complete symphonic score, which was then performed by members of the ConForte orchestra.
A short film by Kris Van de Sande
Starring André Van de Sande as The Caretaker
Music Composed by René Merkelbach
Prop Master: Astrid Van Canneyt
Colourist: Prateek Srivastava (True Colorz)
Digital Compositors: Serhiy Protensko & Viacheslav Degtar
Motion Graphics: Timo Vandiest & Gavin Grant
Music Recording & Audio Mixing: René Merkelbach
Score Editor & Recording Supervisor: An De Cleyn
Assistant Music Recording: Anouk Verdonk
Assistant Audio Editor & Mixing: Paul Sprangers
Music Recorded at Audiocult
Music Performed by ConForte
An De Cleyn: Clarinet, French Horn & Cornett
Tine Huybrechts: Flute & Piccolo
Barthold Pieters: Violin & Viola
Peter Vanden Berghe: Bassoon & Whistling
Maarten Van den Broeck: Oboe
Shot on location at Bokrijk & Kuringen
Created with SIGMA fp
SIGMA Benelux Lenses provided by ES Broadcast Media
Grip provided by Mediarent
Soundtrack available on Flexatune Records
Camera: SIGMA fp
Lenses: SIGMA Cine Primes: 14, 24, 35, 50, 105, 135
Recording: 4K ProRES RAW on a prerelease build on the Atomos NINJA V
The production of this short film happened during the COVID-19 pandemic. The production crew was kept to an absolute minimum and took every possible precaution including wearing masks, including talent when not on camera, practicing proper social distancing and cleaning props, surfaces and catering during the duration of production. Whenever possible, meetings were virtual to avoid face to face meetings.