CREW ROLES AND SET PROTOCOL
We started with a quick reminder of crew roles and set protocol. The small filming groups will need certain key roles behind the camera, including DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and CAMERA OPERATOR. It is also important that the crew say the right things in the right order so that everyone knows exactly what is going on. As a group we did a quick test in the form of a three shot film, with groups members acting as DIRECTOR and ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. We then quickly edited the shots together as a quick preview of how to edit, before each group grabbed a camera and started filming test shots for their respective films.
TRYING OUT ROLES
The group members tried all of the various behind the camera roles to that they could see how each role worked and get a feel for being in a film crew. The DIRECTORS were considering both what the actors should do and how the shot should look, the latter with the help of the CAMERA OPERATOR. The ASSISTANT DIRECTORS were generally being loud and bossy and trying to communicate what was going on to everyone ... you need a good commanding voice for this role ...