I've deliberately not posted anything about this for fear of it not coming off. After all, I believe I posted something about this idea a year ago and then never ended up making it last summer...
"September Sun" is a project close to my heart. It's about the uncertainty one faces before beginning the next stage of their life. It's innocent, poetic, sweet and even a little bit sad. As I mentioned, I wanted to make this last summer but for all kinds of reasons, I never got around to it. This time, I'm refusing to be beaten. If I don't make this film now, I feel I'll be too distanced from the emotions that inspired me to write it and I won't be able to make it with the same honesty.
Pretentious sheehat aside, yesterday was our primary shoot day. We shot the bulk of the film atop a hill near Upper Hale in Hampshire; the view was awesome. All of the following stills are, unless otherwise stated, ungraded screenshots of the raw footage.
Our best shot of the day came near the end, when the sun became a glorious orange. I'm probably going to use this still as a reference for when I'm grading the rest of the film. If I can, I'll see if I can test out HitFilm's grading with this footage.
So, that's it for now. I've got a lot of fiddly shots to do for the middle of the film now, most of which will hopefully be shot this week. More stills to follow!