We started the session by watching a short film entitled 'The Astronaut'. One of the key features of the film is that it has very little dialogue and in fact only one very short line at the end of importance. The group considered the importance of showing but not telling, and started to think about their own films within that context. We extended our critical thinking to consider the merits of the film, how it sometimes used sound without visuals and what the overall tag line for the film might be ...
FURTHER FILM PLANNING
Each group received a master document for their film onto which they had to input all of the important details they need to have in place including title, theme, genre, locations, props & costumes and characters. There is still some debate within each group as to the exact details of the film they are creating - next session they will have to all agree on the finer points of the story so that they can move forward in pre-production towards being ready to move to the production stage.
We talked about the various roles behind the camera and how many of these we were likely to need for our film crews. We decided on Director, Assistant Director, Camera Operator and Clapper Person. We also discussed the things that each role is responsible for and who says what on set. We will practice on set protocol next session so we are a fully functioning film crew before we start filming for real ...