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Behind the Scenes - The Girl on the Floor

 The contest is held every year with filmmakers from around the world submitting original works in hopes of winning some fantastic gear, and getting exposure. 

The contest is held every year with filmmakers from around the world submitting original works in hopes of winning some fantastic gear, and getting exposure. 

As a video production and creative consulting company, we at our core, are filmmakers and story tellers. We relish the opportunity to challenge ourselves creatively and film contests are a great outlet to let our imaginations, and skills run wild.

Rode Mic's annual My Rode Reel is a short film contest challenging filmmakers to use Rode equipment to capture the best sound they can for their films within a 3-minute running time window. 

Along with the short film, contestants are required to make a 3-minute or less behind the scenes video. These BTS videos are also entered in a separate contest with a slew of different prizes, including some pretty sweet Rode Mic equipment. 

Our creative director, Nate Fischer, wrote and directed The Girl on the Floor (Vote for the film here!). This film is based around a girl that breaks the fourth wall and confesses something to you, the audience, that she may or may not have meant to do. Nate wrote this with heavy dialogue in mind. He wanted to make sure there was plenty of range when it came to spoken word. We used a number of mics which are described in our Behind the Scenes video below.

This also gave us the opportunity to utilize our new Gx85 Panasonic cameras. The cameras small size, and flexibility let us capture a number of intimate angels in a single location and all in 4K. 

Filmmaking is always a challenge and that is what we love about it. With every film we learn, grow, and get better as a team. There is still time to enter, and you can find more information here on how to enter. Write that script, assemble your team, and go out and make a movie!

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