THE TASK The task consists of someone walking through a door andengaging conversation with another person with a minimum of fourlines of dialogue. The aim is to have a video between 1 and 2 minutes.
THE 3 RULES The task must consist of the 3 following camera shots: • 180 degree rule. • Shot reverse shot. • Match on action shot.
WHAT ARE THEY? 180 degree rule: If the camera does not follow the 180 degreerule during a conversation or a scene between one or two people itdisorientates the viewer as we are unable to work out the position ofthe character within the scenery. So we imagine a line joining the twopeople together, it would mean that you always ensure that the camerais on the same side of the 180 degree line.
WHAT ARE THEY? Shot reverse shot: Cutting Action match: A shot thatbetween two people having a cuts to another continuing aconversation, can help to contrast piece of action or movementthem and make them seemdifferent. It highlights their between the shots. His allowsdifferences, allows us to see the the audience to see a smoothreactions of characters and also action despite a cut in the shotprevents us to use only one static and from different directions.mid shot.
OUR IDEAS Pitch: Our first pitch was of Actors: we decided to do thea girl walking in late for action our selves, so I would playdetention. But then we changed the girlfriend and Bradley wouldour idea because that idea was play the boyfriend, whileused by most so our second and Shannon filmed the shots.foremost pitch is of a couplegoing into a car.
LOCATION The location we used was at Bradley’s house in Winslow, so we coulduse a house and a car to make it seem more real. The openness of the location was effective because of the brightnatural lighting in the morning. We did however have problems with the continuity because of thecars passing by.
STORY BOARDBradley enters the Bradley and I both Bradley I I get in the car asshot and I follows suit leave the house walks approach Zoe shortly follows through the front down the car to door the get in drive as I locks the house
STORY BOARDZoe gets in I run through items that Zoe exits the Once Zoe The shotthe car Zoe needs to remember car gets in the then cuts the when she realises she has car I start car driving forgotten something the engine away
CONVERSATION(At the door walking towards the car) Zoe; “Lets go before we are late!” Bradley; “Are you sure you have got everything?” Zoe; “I’m sure.” Bradley; “Are you sure? I know what you are like.”(As they get into the car) Bradley; “have you got your keys?” Zoe; “Yes” Bradley; “ What about your phone?” Zoe; “Yessssssss…. Okay no sorry I will be one minute”(Zoe Leaves the car)
THE SHOTS Match action of them leaving the house, Shot reverse shot ofthem going into the car (one opening the doors and one climbing in),180 degree rule with them talking in the car.
LOG OF EACH DAY Monday 3rd December: We did all of the planning, so we chose alocation, our storyline, the characters, the shots and the conversation,we hadn’t chosen which angles we would do the shots in yet becausewe wanted to test all of the different shots first.