It took me a while to actually choose an idea to stick with however I managed to secure an idea after a while
Everyone in the class had to pitch their idea to our teacher and in front of the whole class. We then achieved feedback from our peers and could build on that.
I have become very picky with the equipment I use to film therefore I've had to trial different cameras, stabilisers etc. in order to get the correct one that I want to shoot with
My cousin, Jospeh, was the main inspiration for this film therefore I needed to get his perspective about being cast out by his family.
During the pre-production stage, I managed to get some really great shots and learnt a lot more about the camera. I have become a lot more comfortable with the camera and setting up a shot which will be beneficial for me in the years to come.
The auditions were held at my house and there were quite a few people who showed up. I managed to find the right people for the roles in my film.
The script was quite easy to write after I read through some other film scripts. Before researching and reading through other screenplays, I didn't know ho two write a screenplay however afterwards I gained inspiration and it flowed out onto the page.
With the song rights, my film is set in he 80s therefore I decided that I will show the film with 80s classics only to my class and then the version with royalty free music will be used if I am lucky enough to get into Top Design
I'm not exactly impressed with how the storyboards came out as they look rushed however it was the best I could do with the time I was given due to certain circumstances. Instead of physically writing on the storyboard paper, I used Acetate sheets and wrote on top of them in order to not ruin the actual sheets.
Locations, mostly Vincent's home, was hard to secure as not many people want others walking into their home and re-arrranging things to film. However I managed to secure the location
The cast and myself gathered together to go through the script and do a run-through before filming begins
I printed off a few versions of my script in order to write and annotate on them. I printed one off and annotated the camera angles/movements. another script was dedicated to editing. Another dedicated to lighting etc.
This will be he beginning of the production process and have elected scenes for each day
This will be the last day of the production process and everything should be finished from here
The editing process can be a time consuming process therefore I need yo allow myself enough time to work through and fix/manipulate every detail of the film