Camera Persons Journal BY TIA-REISA APALOO-CLARKE
Filming Filming Date 13/11/12 Present: Tia-Reisa Apaloo-Clarke Elisha Applebaum Dorcas Viela Jake Fava (Actor) Filming time : 12pm
Preparation for my role As the camera woman I had to do research on different shots and angles to formularise myself before I started filming. I also had to research on the rules to filming, such as not breaking the 180-degree rule. I chose to be the camerawoman as I wanted to try something new. Also I knew editing would be more of a struggle for me.
Problems occurred On the first day of filming. The director was supposed to have charged the camera overnight, but as she had forgotten we had to start an hour later. Once charged the camera wouldn’t let us record as something on the screen kept coming up. HOW THE PROBLEMS WERE RESOLVED:While waiting for the camera to charge, we talkedabout the shots and angles we would film. We alsoemailed sir to ask for his help on why the camerawouldn’t let us film.
Filming Filming Date 14/11/12 Present: Tia-Reisa Apaloo-Clarke Elisha Applebaum Dorcas Viela Jake Fava (Actor) Filming time : 12pm
Problems Occurred Even though the location had been reserved, at times we were unable to film due to unexpected problems. Also team members were sometimes unreliable as at the last minute they were unable to come to the filming. HOW THE PROBLEMS WERE RESOLVED:As we were unable to use the location at that certainperiod of time, we made sure to film that certain sceneon a different day. As it was the editor who was unableto make it we had to carry on without her due to theshort amount of time we had to film.
Filming Filming Date 15/11/12 Present: Tia-Reisa Apaloo-Clarke Elisha Applebaum Dorcas Viela Jake Fava (Actor) Filming time : 12pm
Problems occurred We only had a short period of time to film, as I had to leave earlier due to other arrangements, because of this filming was rushed and when we got back to school we saw majority of the film was out of focus. The director had told me she had already checked to make sure it was in focus before filming but I should have checked it again. HOW THE PROBLEMS WERE RESOLVED:We arranged to re-film all of the out of focus sceneswhen doing this I made sure to check the camera wasin focus.
What to do better next time Next time to ensure there isnt any problems, we as a group to need to pick better times to film. Stating clearly when were available and when we are not. We also need to remember to bring a copy of the script to every filming shoot as sometimes we had forgotten the order of the film and what parts we needed to film. When filming I also need to make sure the camera is in focus, this we save us having to re film scenes.
How the team co-operated The team co-operated very well. As we all knew each other before working together, we had no problems being in each others company. Therefore it was easy to communicate with each other and discuss what needed to be done. While being the camera woman I tried my hardest to produce, a good quality of filming and overall I think that showed in our film.