Pre-Production, Uncategorized

Locations Update

After visiting FACT to speak to the manager of The Garden cafe, they asked me to email what I would require to them, which I did immediately. They seemed supportive of the project but time is running out and I haven’t heard back from them yet so I am going to contact more coffee shops and look for an alternative location in case this one falls through.

When looking at the closing times of cafes, many of them tend to close early on Sundays and since the sunlight lasts until much later at this time of year, I would like to use the hours from around 4pm-9pm to film. I am confident that if I did this over two days, I would be able to get all the footage I needed.

The other shots could be done in one day with the studio in the college being used as the press-junket setting.

Pre-Production, Uncategorized

FMP Update 30/4/18

At the start of this week, I realise that I need to work on a few areas as filming is coming up very soon.

Most importantly, I need to sort my location which I have been working on and on Wednesday I have a meeting with the manager of a coffee shop that I am quite confident I will be able to use.It is also very important that I now find my actor because working out the dates is vital to get done as soon as possible.

This week I would also like to go through my script with my tutors as well as finalising my storyboard and risk assessment to get closer to a more organised production.

Pre-Production, Uncategorized

Update and Plan for Today – 27/04/18

I have now completed my script and have started to look seriously at locations. After walking around several local coffee shops in the Liverpool City Centre area, I have managed to get in touch with managers of a few shops and am hopeful that one of them will come into fruition.

Today I also plan to complete my risk assessment and storyboard so I have a clearer image of what I am trying to create to share with my cast and crew.

Pre-Production, Uncategorized

Post-Pitch Changes

After my pitch, I realised that I had a lot of work to do.

The biggest problem, I hadn’t considered was the run time of my final short. After going through a draft of the plot points, I learnt that it wouldn’t be more than 2 or 3 minutes long. For a few days, I panicked and considered changing my idea but after a discussion with my tutor, I realised that I could extend on my initial idea and add more before or after the current scene I had planned.

I have now added a new part before my original scene that I feel only adds to the film and will help make the surreal aspect clearer for the audience. Over the next few days, I plan on completing my script and finalising actors and locations so I will be ready for production as soon as possible.