(my English is failing me big time today for some reason! so please forgive me and bear with me if possible)
I just started working on a short (30 min) settled in a (present) post apocalyptic, abandoned city.
It is not clear why the city is deserted, but you can tell it was a recent event. The characters are army girls scouting the city, no dialogue at all. Music is sparse and when present can't let it ride the story.
All the shots are either still shots or very steady travelings (seems to be inspired by Andrey Tarkovsky's Stalker, unfortunately i don't have the DVD on me) The picture very often cuts between very wide shots and close up shots, of wither the characters or the houses.
My question is about keeping ambiances/bgs interesting, while not being able to use (due to director's request) nothing that is alive (no birds etc), since you guys always come up with really cool stuff.
Any insight? Thanks everybody