How to shoot a one man movie

  • 26.07.2016

The Long Sunday Afternoon

Along with all the great feedback we've had from users on what they would like to see added to Guerrilla Filmmaker, we have also had a few requests for tutorials and tips on using the app.

So instead of another dry instructional video, I thought it might be a good idea to make a short film using Guerrilla Filmmaker and share my experience. After all, that's what we built Guerrilla Filmmaker for.

In the spirit of guerrilla filmmaking, I decided to make a one man movie, meaning I would shoot the whole film entirely on my own as well as be the only actor. Fortunately, Guerrilla Filmmaker has some handy automation features that let me pull off some camera moves that would have otherwise been impossible.

So without further ado, here is my one man movie, The Long Sunday Afternoon.

The one thing I did not do in this production (because I can't) was compose the music. For that I owe a massive thank you to OroborosNZ

Oro is a Guerrilla Filmmaker user that got in touch with some feedback regarding the app and when I found out he was a soundie at heart, I asked him if he would like to get involved with this film project to which he generously agreed.

I'd just like to say that this is exactly the reason why we built Guerrilla Filmmaker. To have an app we wanted to use and to connect with other people interested in creating films.

Behind the scenes

The film was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 with the Moondog Labs anamorphic lens at 1080p with Guerrilla Filmmaker version 1.1.1

Since then we have updated the app so the screen recordings in the below video will look a little different to the new 2.0 interface.

The goal of this one man movie project was to show how the movie was made so that other Guerrilla Filmmaker users can hopefully get some ideas of how they can use the app creatively.

But I have to admit that being a one man film crew as well as the only behind the scenes documenter, I tended to get more caught up in creating the film than thinking about the behind the scenes footage. Because let's face it, making a film is just more fun.

I hope to do some more film projects like this in the near future and will try to document the process as best I can.

If you have any questions about the making of The Long Sunday Afternoon, please feel free to ask them in the comments.

If you have any Guerrilla Filmmaker creations that you would like to share please submit your work to the gallery or contact us.