Czech Zombie

Czech Zombie

Sci-fi short film about love and zombies shot on flying drones

Sci-fi short film about love and zombies shot on flying drones

STATUS In Post Production
October 2018

STATUS In Post Production
October 2018

STATUS In Post Production
October 2018

STATUS In Post Production
October 2018

STATUS In Post Production
October 2018

Updates:

29th of October 2018
Color Grader wanted

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Updates:

29th of October 2018
Color Grader wanted

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Updates:

29th of October 2018
Color Grader wanted

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Updates:

29th of October 2018
Color Grader wanted

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Updates:

29th of October 2018
Color Grader wanted

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9th of April 2018
Started shooting!

9th of April 2018
Started shooting!

9th of April 2018
Started shooting!

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Concept

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Hi, my name is Ignat Kinol and I am making this short zombie film with drones and my alter ego KINØL records music for it. Here is a short story of the production.

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Hi, my name is Ignat Kinol and I am making this short zombie film with drones and my alter ego KINØL records music for it. Here is a short story of the production.

Our FAQ

Czech Zombie short film by Kinol Studio

Czech Zombie (česky: Velkopřílepský horor) is a sci-fi/drama film where we use flying drones as cameras only. I got great crew. Now wind and low batteries can't stop us...

Czech Zombie (česky: Velkopřílepský horor) is a sci-fi/drama film where we use flying drones as cameras only. I got great crew. Now wind and low batteries can't stop us...

Czech Zombie (česky: Velkopřílepský horor) is a sci-fi/drama film where we use flying drones as cameras only. I got great crew. Now wind and low batteries can't stop us...

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Production with drones

Production with drones

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If I didn't tell you about it, you wouldn't think that the whole film will be shot with flying drones only. So here I go: first, I found Bruno Pimentel, our DOP or as he calls himself — "camera pilot". He was brave enought to enter the project. We use 2 drones: DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (my drone) for close ups and indoor shots and DJI Inspire 1 (Bruno's drone) for outdoor and wide shots. We have 3 iPhones and an iPad connected as screens to RCs. We shoot only with drones in the air — that means, the drones fly in the air and we operate them with controllers only. We never hold drones in hands while shooting. This gives us some advantages but sometimes also complications:

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If I didn't tell you about it, you wouldn't think that the whole film will be shot with flying drones only. So here I go: first, I found Bruno Pimentel, our DOP or as he calls himself — "camera pilot". He was brave enought to enter the project. We use 2 drones: DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (my drone) for close ups and indoor shots and DJI Inspire 1 (Bruno's drone) for outdoor and wide shots. We have 3 iPhones and an iPad connected as screens to RCs. We shoot only with drones in the air — that means, the drones fly in the air and we operate them with controllers only. We never hold drones in hands while shooting. This gives us some advantages but sometimes also complications:

Lenses
We are limited with optics. Our only way to have a close-up — is to fly closer to an actor. We mask and blur the background to make the shot look more cinematic.

Lenses
We are limited with optics. Our only way to have a close-up — 
is to fly closer to an actor. We mask and blur the background to make the shot look more cinematic.

Ignat Kinol in Czech Zombie short film
Ignat Kinol in Czech Zombie short film

Low Batteries
The worst issue ever... We no longer notice annoying low battery warning sounds of DJI drones and iPhones. Inspire battery is dead after 12-15 minutes and Mavic Pro Platinum for 20-23 minutes (we have 5 Inspire batteries and 3 for Mavic). Iphone batteries can't be charged with Mavic RC.

Low Batteries
The worst issue ever... We no longer notice annoying low battery warning sounds of DJI drones and iPhones. Inspire battery is dead after 12-15 minutes and Mavic Pro Platinum for 20-23 minutes (we have 5 Inspire batteries and 3 for Mavic). Iphone batteries can't be charged with Mavic RC.

czech-zombie-film-shot-on-drone-photos-by-filip-prochazka
Czech Zombie short film by Kinol Studio

Weather
Wind is not good for us. And rain means — we can't shoot outside.

Weather
Wind is not good for us. And rain means – we can't shoot outside.

Weather
Wind is not good for us. And rain means — we can't shoot outside.

Czech Zombie short film

Close-ups
We try to shoot as close as possible without danger fot the actors. We use gloves to protect the actors.

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SFX

SFX

I was happy when Jakub Gründler, one of the top SFX artists in Czechia joined us. He made our zombies look natural and made blood yammy. He also tought our zombies to walk properly.

Czech Zombie film SFX by Jakub Gründler
Czech Zombie Short Film shot on flying drones
Czech Zombie short film Photos by Filip Procházka
Czech Zombie short film Photos by Filip Procházka

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Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

* Current Team *
Post-Production
Sound Designer – Christian Wellbo
VFX Designer – Peter Radetsky
Color Graderwanted
Editor – Ignat Kinol
Music by KINØL

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Actors
Rod – Ignat Kinol
KarlaNana Reyter
Hector – Vojtěch Babišta
Mike – Alessio Medas
Linda
Barbora Březinová
and Reddson – Karel Seidl

Zombies
Girl – Monika Smiešková
Stoned Zombie – Tomáš Choura
Player #12 – Tomáš "Havran" Tita
Player #7 – Karel Seidl
Player #40 – Otto Huřťák 
Forest zombie 1 – Zuzana Šindelářová
Forest zombie 2 – Kateřina Pešánová
Zombie (5x) – Krzysztof Piotr Zakrzewicz
Zombie in the wood Renata Čížková
Zombie in dream – Mimi Kavec
Zombie – Michael Tuček
Zombie in park – Wenca Katič

Production
DOP – Bruno Pimentel
Assistant DOP #1 – Francesco Bertin
Assistant DOP #2 – Meera Sankar
Assistant DOP #3 – Ajay Kulkarni

Zombies SFX Jakub Gründler
Action drone pilot – Vojtěch Pollak
Gaffer
 – Sagar Padwal

Catering and Transport – Anna Hüblová
Make-up – Erin Naillon
Assistant on Set – Alena Kolesnikova
Original MusicKINØL
and Director, Writer, Producer – Ignat Kinol

* Current Team *
Post-Production
Sound designer – Christian Wellbo
VFX Designer – Peter Radetsky
Colour Graderwanted
Editor – Ignat Kinol
Music byKINØL

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Actors
Rod – Ignat Kinol
KarlaNana Reyter
Hector – Vojtěch Babišta
Mike – Alessio Medas
Linda
Barbora Březinová
and Reddson – Karel Seidl

Zombies
Girl – Monika Smiešková
Stoned Zombie – Tomáš Choura
Player #12 – Tomáš "Havran" Tita
Player #7 – Karel Seidl
Player #40 – Otto Huřťák 
Forest zombie 1 – Zuzana Šindelářová
Forest zombie 2 – Kateřina Pešánová
Zombie (5x) – Krzysztof Piotr Zakrzewicz
Zombie in the wood – Renata Čížková
Zombie in dream – Mimi Kavec
Zombie – Michael Tuček
Zombie in park – Wenca Katič

Production
DOP – Bruno Pimentel
Assistant DOP #1 – Francesco Bertin
Assistant DOP #2 – Meera Sankar
Assistant DOP #3 – Ajay Kulkarni

Zombies SFX Jakub Gründler
Action drone pilot – Vojtěch Pollak
Gaffer
 – Sagar Padwal

Catering and Transport – Anna Hüblová
Make-up – Erin Naillon
Assistant on Set – Alena Kolesnikova
Original MusicKINØL
and Director, Writer, Producer – Ignat Kinol

* Current Team *
Post-Production
Sound designer – Christian Wellbo
VFX Designer – Peter Radetsky
Colour Grader – wanted
Editor – Ignat Kinol
Music byKINØL

* * *

Actors
Rod – Ignat Kinol
KarlaNana Reyter
Hector – Vojtěch Babišta
Mike – Alessio Medas
LindaBarbora Březinová
and Reddson – Karel Seidl

Zombies
Girl – Monika Smiešková
Stoned Zombie – Tomáš Choura
Player #12 – Tomáš "Havran" Tita
Player #7 – Karel Seidl
Player #40 – Otto Huřťák 
Forest zombie 1 – Zuzana Šindelářová
Forest zombie 2 – Kateřina Pešánová
Zombie (5x) – Krzysztof Piotr Zakrzewicz
Zombie in the wood – Renata Čížková
Zombie in dream – Mimi Kavec
Zombie – Michael Tuček
Zombie in park – Wenca Katič

Production
DOP – Bruno Pimentel
Assistant DOP #1  Francesco Bertin
Assistant DOP #2 Meera Sankar
Assistant DOP #3 Ajay Kulkarni
Zombies SFX Jakub Gründler
Action drone pilot – Vojtěch Pollak
Gaffer
 – Sagar Padwal

Catering and Transport – Anna Hüblová
Make-up – Erin Naillon
Assistant on Set – Alena Kolesnikova
Original MusicKINØL
and Director, Writer, Producer – Ignat Kinol

* Current Team *
Post-Production
Sound designer – Christian Wellbo
VFX Designer – Peter Radetsky
Colour Grader – wanted
Editor – Ignat Kinol
Music byKINØL

* * *

Actors
Rod – Ignat Kinol
KarlaNana Reyter
Hector – Vojtěch Babišta
Mike – Alessio Medas
Linda – Barbora Březinová
and Reddson – Karel Seidl

Zombies
Girl – Monika Smiešková
Stoned Zombie – Tomáš Choura
Player #12 – Tomáš "Havran" Tita
Player #7 – Karel Seidl
Player #40 – Otto Huřťák 
Forest zombie 1 – Zuzana Šindelářová
Forest zombie 2 – Kateřina Pešánová
Zombie (5x) – Krzysztof Piotr Zakrzewicz
Zombie in the wood – Renata Čížková
Zombie in dream – Mimi Kavec
Zombie – Michael Tuček
Zombie in park – Wenca Katič

Production
DOP – Bruno Pimentel
Assistant DOP #1 – Francesco Bertin
Assistant DOP #2 – Meera Sankar
Assistant DOP #3 – Ajay Kulkarni
Zombies SFX Jakub Gründler
Action drone pilot – Vojtěch Pollak
Gaffer
 – Sagar Padwal

Catering and Transport – Anna Hüblová
Make-up – Erin Naillon
Assistant on Set – Alena Kolesnikova
Original Music – KINØL
and Director, Writer, Producer – Ignat Kinol

* Current Team *
Post-Production
Sound designer – Christian Wellbo
VFX Designer – Peter Radetsky
Colour Grader – wanted
Editor – Ignat Kinol
Music by – KINØL

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Actors
Rod – Ignat Kinol
KarlaNana Reyter
Hector – Vojtěch Babišta
Mike – Alessio Medas
Linda
Barbora Březinová
and Reddson – Karel Seidl

Zombies
Girl – Monika Smiešková
Stoned Zombie
Tomáš Choura
Player #12
Tomáš "Havran" Tita
Player #7 – Karel Seidl
Player #40 – Otto Huřťák 
Forest zombie 1
Zuzana Šindelářová
Forest zombie 2
Kateřina Pešánová
Zombie (5x) –
Krzysztof Piotr Zakrzewicz
Zombie in the wood
Renata Čížková
Zombie in dream
Mimi Kavec
Zombie
Michael Tuček
Zombie in park 
Wenca Katič

Production
DOP – Bruno Pimentel
Assistant DOP #1 
Francesco Bertin
Assistant DOP #2
Meera Sankar
Assistant DOP #3
Ajay Kulkarni
Zombies SFX 
Jakub Gründler

Action drone Pilot
Vojtěch Pollak
Gaffer
 –
Sagar Padwal

Catering and Transport
Anna Hüblová

Make-up – Erin Naillon
Assistant on Set
Alena Kolesnikova

Original MusicKINØL
Director, Writer, Producer
Ignat Kinol

Backstage photos by Filip Procházka and Michal Kůrka

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BACKSTAGE

BACKSTAGE

Our process of shooting film is pretty common for film production: we have light equipment and make-up, sfx and smoke machines but we also have drones instead of cameras, so here are some backstage photos of our set.

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Our process of shooting film is pretty common for film production: we have light equipment and make-up, sfx and smoke machines but we also have drones instead of cameras, so here are some backstage photos of our set.

Read our FAQ.

Czech Zombie - Short film shot on flying drone
Czech Zombie Short film shot on flying drones
Czech Zombie short film by Kinol Studio
Czech Zombie backstage photos - short film by Ignat Kinol
Czech Zombie Film - Make up

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Czech Zombie Short film • Kinol Studios 2018

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