“Cheshire” is a sci-fi short about a young space ship commander trying to prove he is fit to be a captain.
The ship is in trouble through much of the film. Low light and a significant amount of camera shaking were utilized to achieve the chaotic effect of a space ship under attack. The short was originally set to use a DSLR, but after testing we found the DSLR “jello” too distracting. We turned to the @Lab’s Panasonic AG-AF100 camera along with the Red Rock Micro AF100 shoulder mount and matte box. The AF100 provided the stability and latitude we needed to achieve our look. Additionally, we utilized the @Lab’s canon EF mount lens adapter and selection of prime lens to allow us to shoot in low light with a minimum of grain.