Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pull Away
Zombies are scary, no doubt about it. They’re disgusting looking. They don’t get tired. They literally eat you. And, worst of all, whatever is left of you after the zombie is done eating turns into yet another zombie. They make great stand-ins for making all sorts of social and political commentary. But there’s a downside. It’s a pretty big one: zombies are stupid.
I mean, let’s not kid ourselves here. Of all the major monsters, zombies are without a doubt the dumbest. Vampires and werewolves? Both pretty smart. Golems? Not the brightest, perhaps, but fairly capable. Zombies, on the other hand, really struggle. They’re purely instinctual and single minded. They aren’t strategic. They don’t consider pros and cons. They just act based on their feeding drive, which gives the canny survivors some pretty distinct advantages.
About this Episode:
Today’s episode is the first one since I updated my lighting setup. I’ve been using a three point lighting setup for quite a while lately, and it’s done a pretty solid job of giving me nice, largely even lighting. Before today’s episode, I had one light on either side, plus one set back and to the left of the camera. It worked, but gave me some strange light and dark areas, and pretty inconsistent shadows.
Now I’ve taken the light that was behind the camera and moved it so that it is suspended above my shooting area instead. That way we get fill light from both sides, plus a large overhead that acts sort of like the sun. So far I like it. We’ll see how the photo quality looks in the coming weeks.
Discussion Question: Outsmarting Zeds
Building on the zombie cliche lookout above, I have a simple discussion question for you guys: what’s one cool way people can use their superior intellect to survive the zombie apocalypse?