The Matrix Retired - recreating Hollywood movie scenes

“The Matrix: Retired” – recreating famous movie scenes

In today’s video my brother and I have fun recreating an iconic scene from “The Matrix”. The video talks about all the elements that go into creating such a scene – but, of course, doing it the low-budget way.

I present to you “The Matrix: Retired”

To make such a scene work on low or no budget, it is a good idea to make it into a spoof. Comedy let us get away with shortcomings where we couldn’t match the original scene because of budgetary constraints. It was also more fun to do it that way.

Here is the gear I used to make this scene:

Panasonic GH4 at BH Photo Video
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens (gen. 1) at BH Photo Video
CAME-Single camera gimbal

This gimbal has been discontinued. Now, I use the CAME-TV Optimus, which you can also get at BH Photo Video.

I shot the scene in 96 fps. If I was doing this scene today, I’d use the GH5 instead, and take advantage of its 180 fps –
to make my Neo hang in the air even more. For my review of the GH5, please go here.

Panasonic GH5 at BH Photo Video

Hopefully, this will spur you to experiment and create your own scene – whether completely original, or as a remake of a Hollywood scene.

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