Thanks for your feedback!
imacwesker- Well I asked a church that my family has belonged to for over thirty years and got turned down. And then a friend of mine's dad works at a small church and we got turned down there so I just started thinking about other ideas. You're right though, I am sure if I made enough calls I could have got a location to shoot in. But by creating the scenes with a 3D software it opened a lot of doors. With Maya, I could have any location I needed and I could have these big shots on empty streets that would have been much harder to accomplish the normal way. Plus with the lack of budget, I don't have the capability of crane shots and other things that I always wanted to do, so I pretty much ran with it. I wanted a mall shot, in homage to Dawn of the Dead so I was able to add that in through Maya. But you are right, I could have probably have shot in a church and saved a lot of production time, but I figured that with so many zombie shorts on the internet, this would have a better chance of standing out and not getting lost if I gave it a unique look. By the way, is the movie you were talking about online? I would be interested to see it.
azathoth- Thanks I am glad that you liked it. the murkiness was a problem that I was having through the compression on YouTube. I wanted it darker so that people wouldn't be able to see that the priest had blood on his face. But the problem with my test uploads is that if it was too dark, it was too blurry and muddy, and if it was too bright, it gave away too much. So I kind of found a happy medium and stuck with it. I guess that's the problem with using the Internet as a delivery medium.
But thank you both for watching and commenting! Feel free to watch the other shorts on my site!