Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Shooting Diary

First Filming Day - 22nd Jan

Our main task for today was to complete the first scene of the film where sam runs up to his room a begins his hallucination. All the equipment was charged the night before and ready to go. We arrived at around 11 at Sam's house in Poulner. It was quite straight forward however the battery for our microphone (attached to top of camera) stopped working and therefore there were some scenes which lacked sound. This was not too much of a problem as their was no dialogue in the scene so it will be easy top add sounds after. Next time we film I think we will use the internal mic as sound is not so important for us.

Second Session- 5th Feb

We got another scene of the film done today. We finished the scene after Sam's hallucination which went quite smoothly. We used the internal mic this time so their was no problems with sound. I have transferred the footage across to the computer and is on premiere pro. I have also started to get the footage in rough order so we can see where the film is going and how long the parts we have filmed are going to be in the final film.

Third Session- 19th Feb

Today we filmed the scene down at Linford Bottom when sam is having his hallucination. It went okay however we did have to do lots of takes as Sam had a bit of "trouble" with the car. Apart from that it went well. It was slightly dark footage but the car provided enough light to see whats going on. this footage has also been put onto the computer and added to the sequence

Forth Session- 5th March
We have now filmed the last scene which was very successful. We also played around with a few new shots to experiment with in the edit. Our only slight problem was getting the camera caught in the reflection but wasn't hard to fix. Overall I think that the filming has gone quite smoothly. I think that is mainly down to using the internal mic and not trying to use anything that could let us down.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Location and Costume


For our location we have chosen to set most of the film at the main characters house as this gives the impression of an ordinary guy and the location does not give any false representations of the character. We also think that the home is an isolated spot away from the public which also makes it easier to film as well as helping to represent his isolation. The hallucination location will be filmed  at Linford Botton in the forest. This location has great significance as was important for us to choose a location that added to the scary nature of the scene. The isolation and emptiness of the forest also represents the characters feelings throughout the film.


the costume of the main character is quite insignificant as we wanted to portray and average guy to make it easier to relate to. therefore we are just telling our actor to wear some everyday clothes. However the costume for the character in Sam's location needs to be scary and add an uneasy element to the visual effect of the film. The gas mask adds mystery to the character and also creates a negative vibe as well as being scary. We are also going to have our gas mask character wearing a military dark coat. The dark colour of the coat has instant connotations to the audience and will also add to the negative atmosphere of the character.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

These are our storyboards which we have created inline with out shooting script to give a visual representation of the shots we are aiming to use. This will help us when we come to shoot the film.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Shooting Script

For our short film we have decided to draw up a rough shooting script to give us some direction and structure to our filming process. This is should provide the details for most of the shots we will use however when we start filming we may decide to play around with different shots that may look better depending on location etc.

Black = Shots
Red = Titles, sound

Close up of Sam head in hands
Mid shot shows sam in the bathroom staring at himself in the mirror
Behind the shoulder shot of sam looking down at his hands shaking Small title of time approaching 19:22
Side on long shot of Sam slowly sitting down on the floor
Close up of sam staring directly into the camera confused
Camera attached to the door as sam opens and leaves
Sound of heavy breathing introduced
Over the shoulder shot of Sam walking towards room
Side on tracking shot of sam increasing speed
Sound Building
"head cam" shot (hand held by sam) running away
Title of 19:22 flash
Mid shot of sam entering bedroom
Side on shot of sam falling onto bed
Close up camera shake of Sam's eyes
Distorted drone effect...... sudden loud sound effect leads into sound of heavy breathing.... title 19:22 
Close up of Sam's eye opening, tracking close up to upright position 
Mid shot of sam in car looking confused 
Close up of sam turning ignition
Extreme close up of lights turning on 
Cut to long shot of car showing Gas mask character in the headlights
Side of close up of sam looking shocked/scared
Engine Revving  
Close up of wheels spinning
Dashboard shot of car accelerating into gas mask character
Side on long shot of above
close up of sam's face scrunching 
Thud of man hitting the car
Over the shoulder shot of sam driving away panicking looking around
long shot of sam pulling into a lay-by and stopping
side on mid shot of Sam's head on the steering wheel
fade to black screen fades into.......
Settling music
Mid shot of sam laying in bed and waking suddenly 
Close up handled shot of sam rising
Mid shot of sam putting head into his hands relaxed in over held shot
Extreme close up, shaking camera of gas mask character 
Loud sudden noise similar to before
Handheld shot of sam (head cam style) going from prone to upright quickly 
Uneasy quiet sounds 
Heavily backlight side on close up shot of sam with look of despear
Mid shot of above
fade out
Some change of time shot
Title of time just before 19:22
Over the shoulder of sam looking at mirror
Side on tracking shot, Sam rests his head onto mirror, he pushes away from the mirror using hand holding gun
Uneasy Music becomes more significant and louder
Close up of sam eye slowly closing and opening
Over the shoulder shot of sam raising gun to side of head
Sam screams and puts the gun down
Music intensifies, Title 19:21
Handheld camera shake, close up showing background sam with gun to head again
Title changes to 19:22, music getting louder
Gas mask character approaching sam........ fade to black
Sound of gas mask character scream....gunshot
Credits appear to exit music