Wednesday, 18 November 2009

CW - Kings Hill Shoot Evaluation

On the 14th of November, George and I went to film at King’s Hill. Here we were trying to get shots of a ‘housewife’ and the unnamed man coming home from work. First off we picked up Emily Burns from Tunbridge Wells, due to her going to be acting as the ‘housewife’ for our shoot.

When we got to Kings Hill we had to drive around for a small while, whilst we found the place we had decided to shoot, because there weren’t many street names and everywhere looked the same (which was advantageous for the effect we wanted to create) that it took time to find the same place we had decided on shooting at.
After we found the location of our shoot, we began to set up.

First we shot the section where the ‘housewife’ was to be beckoning her husband to come home. This shot went very successfully, as we have seen when editing. We tried a huge variety of angles and sizes for this. Mostly of low angle shots coming in from the side, and getting some of the white picket fence in the foreground. These tended to look the best.

We then got a shot of the ‘housewife’ jumping up and down due to her husband returning home. We tried quite a few angles and distances here also, but found a closer up shot was better for this, than in the previous shot. We also tried various types of jumping up and down, varying leg position whilst in the air, e.g. legs tucked behind or not.

We then started to shoot the ECU of the ‘housewife’s’ lips saying ‘with all their pearly snapping’ in time to the music as lip syncing. We had to try this a few times as the position of the lips didn’t stay completely in frame every time.

After that, we started to shoot me as the unnamed man. Firstly, we shot a MCU of the unnamed man walking through the white picket gate. We got many angles of this shot, and were pretty satisfied with the result.

After that we got a shot of the unnamed man walking towards the door, or camera and grimacing as he got close. We only tried one angle and size for this, as we found others didn’t give the right effect. We took many different takes however, so we have a majority of shots to pick from.

Lastly we took our establishing shot. This was a simple 360 pan, which we took a few takes of from different areas.

Overall the shoot day went according to plan, and we are very satisfied when looking back on the shots, on the composition of the framing and colour.

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