George is a history lover and a book nerd, he is also the best chess player in school. That is until Hanz, the German exchange student, arrives. George quickly realizes that he is outmatched. What both of them don't realize is that they are reenacting an encounter between their granddads in WWII. Will Hanz win or can George prevail? What happened between their granddads? So many questions!
I used a Rode VideoMicro microphone mounted on a 3/4 inch pvc pipe plugged into a phone. The camera was a Fujifilm FinePix with no manual focus or zoom but I worked with what I had. The locations were a simple, a farm field and a picnic bench. Technique wise was very basic, point and shoot with a little setup. This is only my second true short film and I'm still figuring stuff out. There was some basic costuming using some repo stuff I purchased and some jackets that were on sale at Old Navy. I used Davinci Resolve 15 as my editing software and BandLab Cakewalk for the very, very basic musical elements. Audacity was used for audio editing.