Pruning a Lilly

One of my guilty passions is the original movie ALIEN guilty passion, because being both horror a science-fiction it falls in to the nerdy genre.  However, as a movie I believe it to be a piece of art and I hope that the Director Ridley Scott is never tempted to do a George Lucas and … More Pruning a Lilly

Yield To The Night

Yield To The Night, is film well worth watching as a filmmaker, made in the late 1950’s as a protest against capital punishment and inspired by the hanging of Ruth Ellis. The acting, cinematography, lighting, screenplay, direction, editing and use of sound are all worth looking at very closely,  and is valuable to anyone who … More Yield To The Night

Project Film – Single-shot-drama

Password: shaun512659 The screenplay – The Nag This is a short-film shot in one long-take which includes wide-shots, mid-shots and close-ups, framing, camera-movement and angles. I first looked at the technical challenge and quickly decided that hand-held was my only real option.  I have a basic steady-cam frame and I looked at mounting my Tascam Digital … More Project Film – Single-shot-drama

Storyboard

Having written my screenplay, made up a shooting list and created a call-sheet, I then drew my storyboard ideas for photographing assignment 5.  This will guide me with my composition and helps me to prepare ideas before the day of the shoot.  Not all my final shots may match my sketches but the sketches helps … More Storyboard

The Shooting List

For my last assignment  I must make a ten minute long film which will require a lot of different scenes, locations and story development.  I have had to write a comprehensive screenplay and so in order to be sure that I get all the footage for film and audio content I have created a shooting … More The Shooting List

Planning Assignment 4

This assignment is all about creative use of sound in film-making, to employ sound to create a more realistic and 3D illusion to a film.  This task is to include a number of different locations that can also be represented by different sounds to match and compliment the various locations.  A short-story was needed; so … More Planning Assignment 4