Finalising the stories
The three groups had created their stories from the three key themes, and in today's session we discussed the three stories and fed back to each group on our thoughts about how the stories made us feel, if the message of the story was clear and any other constructive ideas. The task for the groups today was to imagine their stories as fairy tales or fables that started with ONCE UPON A TIME ... They could then write the rest of the story out in that style and maybe use that as a narrated soundtrack ...
This session was an opportunity to answer a few key questions about each story so that everything made sense. In addition, it is important to think about whether you will realistically be able to make your film i.e. if you have some ideas in your film about travelling to other continents or having roaming wild animals, how are you going to do this or could the story be adapted so that the key theme or message still works but the details are easy to achieve ...?
Locations, props and costumes
Once the stories are written, we can start thinking about some things for pre-production, such as locations, props and costumes. The first thing to do is write down all of the locations you will need in your film, followed by all of the props and costumes. After you have written these things down, you can then start to think about finding these locations, props and costumes somewhere in the real world ...
Our film club sessions will continue after Christmas when we will be looking at shot types, creating storyboards for our films, casting and how to be a film crew. We still need to work on all being quiet after we hear ACTION but we are making progress! :)