Monthly Archives: February 2013

Storyboard Page 2

Photo 49

This is the second page to our storyboard which continues the story and helps us in filming.

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Storyboard Page 1

Photo 48

This is the first page to our storyboard which will help us with filming as we are aware of the plot.

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Costumer research

 

Our antagonist will be a dark shady character, who will be wearing dark coloured clothes and a hood to cover his face; he will be wearing some big black boots and a hoodie as well as some jeans to make him look like a regular member of the general public though he will still stick out from the rest. 

 

Our protagonist played by Nicole will be wearing normal clothes to make her look like a normal member of the general public; a pair of jeans, pair of converse and a jumper/coat, though she will look like a regular member of the general public we will use the camera to make sure that people know that she is the main character and what people are suppose to be focusing on. 

 

From research I found out that most stalkers dress normally as if they are a normal member of the general public however its how they act, behave and how the camera shows them to the audience is how they are shown as the antagonist. 

 

During research I realised that the victim is normally the prettiest one or the most noticeable person in the room at the time and you will instantly be able to tell who the victim is straight away by the amount of attention shown on the character.

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Test shot (path)

another test shot of our victim walking and how we will link it all together

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Test Shot CCTV

a test shot for our final film

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Test Shot

In our thriller introduction we are hoping to introduce a lot of shot types and styles.

one of our shots we would like to have is a high up shot that we wont to make look like a CCTV camera, we will do this through editing and hopefully it will look like the image below

to do this we are going to have to edit the footage in post production and distort it to black and white, then i will add in a bad TV effect and hopefully that will look convincing.

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Importance of shot lists

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Shot lists are similar to storyboards in the sense that they’re both crucial in making sure your filming process runs smoothly and is organized. Making a list of the shots like Vincent Lin did makes everyone know what to film and in what order the shots are going in. This makes the filming process organized, so when it comes to filming it will be straightforward and go exactly to plan as the shotlist will act as a guide as to what needs filming and when. It would save time as everything would in place and the camera could be set up exactly how planned out as it would be written down and in order. This is crucial if time is limited for filming, plus, as time is being saved as it will be planned, several takes could be carried out to ensure the film is as best as it can possibly be. Deadlines can be easily met with making sure the filming process is organized by using a shot list which plans the filming agenda. 

Shot lists are also important because original ideas can be included, so if someone has any good ideas when first arranging and planning the filming process, they can include them into the shot list so they won’t be forgotten and the film will be able to achieve the best possible outcome. 

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Taxi Driver Storyboards

Story-boarding is critical to film-making as it gives a clear plan on what to film and in what order. The Martin Scorsese clip above shows the immense detail in what the storyboard showed and what they filmed, it commonly matched up together. The desired shots are very accurate and carried out exactly as planned on the storyboard. This makes the film very precise and when filming it would be very organized, plus all the directors initial ideas would be applied to the film as they followed this storyboard. 

Storyboarding is important because  it gives direction to all members of cast and crew and everyone involved in filming will be aware of where to be and when because they can just follow the storyboard as it acts as a clear direction. 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Storyboarding

Advantages:

  • Saves time in pre-planning, filming and editing
  • Clear depiction of what you intend to do.
  • Integral planning documents.

Disadvantages:

  • If the storyboard frames don’t work on the real shoot then it can cause panic
  • Takes up planning time.
  • Not practical to have on set- digitally take photos on mobile to avoid it.
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