The reality of filming Indie films today is that it is possible to get great images with accessible cameras - especially given their dramatic ISO sensitivity and the great range of affordable lenses. Most online discussions and blogs focus on new gear and cool accessories and yet this is not what makes a production engaging and interesting. Today almost anyone can produce a single ‘cool’ shot - but what about actually making an interesting story? How about making the narrative flow so the scenes are interesting, easy to follow and engaging?
The reality is that the gear is fun, but increasingly easy enough to solve - but how to express a narrative that is emotionally engaging and really holds the viewer is just either ‘too hard’ to discuss or can’t be explained in a 2 min sound bite demo. With this course we will show you the professional tricks and approaches in solving these harder but much more important issues.
While every script is different there are three big things you can do to make your film projects 100% stronger:
Filming a single actor. How to get coverage and interesting blocking when you have just one actor. (part 1)
Filming a single actor. How to get coverage and interesting blocking when you have just one actor. (part 2)
Dialogue recording part 1. The mistakes and learning from the improv scene and audio challenges working in the studio.
Dialogue recording part 2. The mistakes and learning from the improv scene and audio challenges working in the studio.
The classy solution to filming dialogue. How the best of the Hollywood DOPs approach the problem and what we can learn from them.
Starting the second half of term with scripted sequences, what can be more heavily scripted than a tightly controlled commercial spot using motion control?
Shooting a piece of scripted dialogue between 3 actors, directed by Alicia Talbot. Part1 *Some coarse language.
Shooting a piece of scripted dialogue between 3 actors, directed by Alicia Talbot. Part2 *Some coarse language.
Mike and Ben discuss the edit and the grade of Just Say It.
Lighting for different genres in front of a green screen.