Midweek Motivations: ‘I Will Wait’ Lockdown Short by Riingo Banerjee
Arnab Riingo Banerjee is a director, writer, and editor in India. We’ve been friends on Facebook for several years. He put together a passionate and contemplative COVID-19 Lockdown short with some of his friends, using WhatsApp for communication and planning. The theme of the film is childhood dreams. I asked Riingo a few questions about making his inspiring short film.
Toolfarm: The whole film took only 4 days to produce from start to finish?! That’s amazing. How were you able to create such a beautiful film so quickly?
Riingo: From ideation to post-ready, it took us 4 days. Once the idea was shared, friends were prompt and their footage was with us in just 24 hours. The rest was all about finishing it up in our studio.
Toolfarm: That’s amazing. I am so curious about how you were able to direct from a distance.
Riingo: The entire brief was done in a video and friends were told to use certain angles on their phones. The do’s and don’ts were listed down. I believe if you brief people right, the job will be done right.
Indeed. I asked him about putting together stock footage and about his post-production process. He licensed the stock footage from Shutterstock and Video Hive. He edited “I Will Wait” on Final Cut Pro X and used Filmconvert, Cinema Grade, and mFilmlooks from motionVFX for color grading. But, it wasn’t just the video that was produced over a long distance.
Riingo: The music was produced in-house with the vocals were recorded on phones and mailed to us. It was mixed at our end.
I Will Wait – COVID-19 Lockdown Short by Arnab Riingo Banerjee
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