WATCH AND REVIEW
With our newly acquired knowledge of shot types and camera techniques at the ready, we watched two films made by young people taken from the Into Film You Tube site and then discussed them, from the genre and theme of the films to the shots types and camera movements, and the reason the filmmakers may have had for using them. The films watched were Zombie School: A Survival Guide and Blindside. Watching other films will help us think in more depth about the type of shots we choose for our film and the effects we would like each shot to have on the viewer.
Each group was asked to come up with a working title for their film. This doesn't have to be the final decision on the title but it is useful at this stage to have an identifying name for each group rather than just the theme of the film. The chosen titles were 'Down Profit', 'Basket Bullies' and Fading Out. For good measure, each group took a team photo featuring all members who were still in the room.
CHARACTERS AND CASTING
Each group compiled a list of the different characters that appear in their story, and then compiled a separate list of those people in the group who would like to act in the film. Acting isn't for everyone, and so some people will not have put their name forward. Next week we will be exploring all of the behind the camera roles, plus looking at casting, locations, props & costumes, shot list, rehearsals and any other pre-production elements we need to consider. This may involve writing a few short lists but as the old saying goes: 'Failing to prepare is preparing to fail'. We will not fail ... we will be prepared!