Storyboarding, a film in the making
But I am too busy to write! Busy with film making that is, so good busy.
A short sum up of the past couple of days:
While in the middle of serving a Christmas dinner to close to 200 people, the fire alarm went off in the centre. There was no fire, but it wasn’t great timing.
Metropolitan Chief Inspector Dan was really very nice!
I finished my shifts, and am now enjoying some free days.
Or free is maybe not the right word.
Today I spent 12 hours in a row (OK we had a quick let’s-grab-a-bite-to-eat hour or so) working on our upcoming short and I am learning so much about the film making process.
We turned our hand drawn story board in to some sort of animated slide show. This way we get a feel of how long scenes need to be and in what order they should appear in. We recorded the dialogue and added it to it too so we now have a pretty good idea of how the film is going to be.
We are looking at actors for 4 different parts now and will soon plan our shooting dates.
All this work for a 60 second film. Sounds insane doesn’t it? Well it might be, but wait until you see the final product. It is necessary to story board this, as so much will happen in 60 seconds, it will be impossible to shoot it without a proper planning. This is another great opportunity to gain more experience, and I have learned loads which will be used when I will shoot my long short, later this year. This is a so much better way to learn than film school.
The film has to be done by the 18th of January.
We have decided to just go and win the competition (you can’t win anything important but eternal fame), then quit our jobs and go make a feature film after this. OK I was kidding about winning it, but it’s the dream, dream scenario. I am starting to like film making more and more and I want to do more and more of it.
Currently watching Serendipity. Saw it on DVD yesterday, today ITV sends it on the telly. Typical. But I love this film.
I need to catch some sleep, tomorrow at 11am we will continue our work. As the next meeting takes place in my place, I need to de-clutterize my room a bit, maybe remove a bit of Bill here and there (no I won’t), and generally, make it nice.
I have 3 Christmas cards (one more came in today) waiting to be added to the gallery. I will add them as soon as possible, hopefully tomorrow!
And another of today’s highlights:
I have been driving (as a passenger though) through the heart of London in a blue Trabant (I am pretty sure it was this particular one!), the coolest car on the planet.