Shooting features, TV movies and series since 1986.
I was really looking forward to this. Robert Eggers' first two features blew me away. But when I saw this short, I was quite embarrassed for him- outright stealing the brilliant ideas of Canadian director Guy Maddin, who perfected this style over many features since 1988. Please see Archangel, Tales From Gimli Hospital, The Saddest Music in the World, The Forbidden Room, and many more. I still like Eggers, but please, credit where it's due.
It cheapens the NFS reputation when you put advertising like this in your email headlines.
Bravo for Jim.
What do you expect from these HUGE corporations? Ethics?
Be sure to clarify with the production designer / art director / propmaster that any glasses be treated with an anti-glare coating. This is not too expensive but may take a couple of days to have done.
Also, talk to the actor. Make them understand your dilemma. They will often help you with the angle of the glasses or their look. Maybe they might have their character take off the glasses when you come in for closeups...
After a few years I found that I only used a director's viewfinder to show the director exactly what was in frame. For example, he (or she) might complain about too many practical lamps on a film set, but by showing them the shot, you would only actually see one through the finder. Also, in these post-film days, the director can see the shot earlier as you set up, so less need for a viewfinder. The Artemis is definitely super-quick to use too...