Planning for Photo shoot Date: From Saturday 15 th November 2009
Purpose of the Photo Shoot
From our photo shoot we intend to create the an photographic storyboard. This enables our group to have an visual outlook on how the teaser trailer will appear.
The whole organising process of the photo shoot helps us have a template on planning the actual filming because we will have knowledge of both props and equipment.
Having a visual outlook helps us to modify our film idea and certain aspects of the plot to create a better flowing film.
As a group we have come to decision that for our photo shots we will be using locations which are suitable and similar to the scenario's we intend on creating. We want to use locations which fit our scenes as this therefore enables us to look at our storyboard and analyse whether the mise-en-scene of the scene works.
There are 5 significant locations we will be using in our photographic storyboard;
Glen’s House( Bedroom) – We intend for this setting to be used for character three (Gwil). We believe that this location fits well with our specifications of character threes scenario because we want to create a dark clustery living area. We see this location as being natural to adapt to this role.
- Drama room- This location is the most versatile locations compared to all of our locations. This is because we can create most scenario's in the drama room. We intend to use the drama room for creating a romantic dinner setting for character 4 (Iggy). In the drama room we can heavily dictate elements such as lighting which helps adopts the setting and atmosphere we want to create. However, we will set up the same scenario at Iggy’s house as it also has a very versatile setting with white walls and a soft and light table, perfect for a romantic scene.
Alley Way ( Marston Ferry Road, Oxford) – This location is perfect for character one (Glen). This is because the setting of the location is perfect and quickly represents the scene. An example of this is the graffiti on the walls. This enables us to create scene of an gritty environment. In addition the alley way signifies danger and is always linked with crime.
Chris’s Computer Room – This is a small lonely space, with a childish wall paper of parrots on the wall and a room full of old and new PC’s. It is a very geeky an d nerdy type of setting in which we can make Chris using his costume and the mise-en-scene of the environment around him show a lot about his up tight, yet immature and nerdy character. Much like Mark from the Peep Show.
For our Photo shoot to be smooth, successful and concise we need the right equipment. As a group we have delegated team member with responsibilities on certain equipment. Below are a few pieces of equipment we need;
High Resolution Digital Camera (All) – All members of our group possess adequate cameras which we can bring to the photo shoot. And are all adequate photographers.
Tripod ( Ibby)- We will be using an tripod to create images which are to the highest quality to ensure the camera does not blur.
Again, like equipment we need to have organised props and who is responsible for props. Similarly with equipment we have delegated each team member with roles on which props to bring. This ensures our photoshoot stays on track and is concise. Below are the props we intend to use;
Clothes ( all) – This will be discussed in more detail in next slide.
Candles ( chris) – For the romantic meal scene
Empty wine bottles and glasses (all)- For romantic meal scene
For each character we have organised what type of clothing they shall wear for the photo shoots.
Character 1 ( Glen)- very casual wear, but stereotypical young British thug- Hoody, baggy jogging bottoms. ( All clothes will in a darker colour)- We want to create a character who is denoted as somewhat dangerous and intmidating.
Character 2 (Chris) – Smart wear – Shirt with a posh navy blue sweater over the top, black trousers and fake Italian shoes showing how he is trying to act more upper class)
Character 3 (Gwil)- extremely casual, but very gritty. Dirty and un-stylish jogging bottoms, dirty and gritty trousers and top, wrecked shoes and a beanie like hat showing how “out there” and “different” he is.
Character 4 (Iggy) – Very smart- Shirt, tie, trousers. If possible suit. – For this character we want to create the effect of a character who is dressed to impress and looking charming. (as he is trying to impress a women.)