Why I Never Started Smoking

Inspired by a true story.

Very loosely inspired. That is to say, I never fought the undead in a graveyard, but someone did threaten to injure me if I ever started smoking, due to all the grief I gave them about their smoking when I was a teenager.

Concluding my trilogy of garage-based green screen projects, this is my second lockdown production, as well as my second attempt to make this short. I shot and edited the short in it’s entirety, then decided I wasn’t happy with it. So I reshot it, with better makeup and wardrobe choices, as well as tweaks to the lighting, compositing and colour grading.

Here’s a look at that process:

This is the second project I’ve completed using Hitfilm Pro for all post-production.

Shot on my Canon 77d, with the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens & Canon EFS 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens.