Another day, another bunch of fabulous young people. Today we thought 'Let's get straight into making a film - what could it be about?'
There was plenty of talk about Batman and Robin, Catwoman and The Joker before we started talking about the best class in the school, which according to one young person was SCIENCE.
Q: What do you do in Science?
A: Make potions.
Q: What kind of potion would you make?
A: A love potion
A film idea was born ...
WE'VE GOT AN IDEA - WHAT NEXT?
So the idea, without giving too much away, was that a young science student is busy in science class one day making a very special love potion because, well, who wouldn't make a love potion if they could. At least that's what potion they thought they were making. You know how easy it is for potions to go wrong, don't you ...
ARE YOU READY TO FILM?
Your storyboard can act as the shot list, or you can write them down as well in a list like this ...
SHOT 1: Wide Shot - Just a normal day in Science Class
SHOT 2: Close up - Making the potion
SHOT 3: Mid Shot - Says to teacher "None of your Beeswax"
SHOT 4: Close Up - Drinking the potion
SHOT 5: Mid Shot - Exclaims out loud "Has it worked?" - then disappears
Now the story, storyboard and shot list are ready, we need to work out who is doing what. Our group today nicely split into one actor and two crew people, who could then take it in turns to be Director and Camera Operator. After a quick HOW TO BE A CREW practice, we were ready to go ...
FINISHED FILMING - WHAT NEXT?
Why editing of course. We took it in turns to edit out all the bits of footage that weren't needed [people saying ACTION! CUT! etc] until just the very best bits of action were left and then pressed play so we could sit back and watch the masterpiece unfold ...