Camera Test/Casting News

Today the group got together to test some camera;s and shots that we might be using for the pilot. As well as looking at shooting on DSLR camera’s we had a quick play with a GoPro camera as we are hoping to use one for a party scene. The group is feeling more confident in…

Casting Call

We now have a page running on Starnow looking to cast our three lead roles. We will be holding open auditions towards the end of October and into November. We will be looking for people that will work well together as our film will hinge on the relationship between the main characters. For any additional…

Pilot and Camera Techniques

In trying to plan the techniques we want to explore for our pilot, we’ve come across a few helpful websites detailing different techniques. There’s the whip-pans, crash zooms, wipes and dolly shots of Edgar Wright. http://cordeliapratt.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/edgar-wright-techniques.html http://www.filmjunk.com/2010/08/13/forgotten-films-edgar-wrights-a-fistful-of-fingers/ Then the Green Wing single camera improvisation, musical cutaways, speeding up and down and the drifting away end…

Screenplays

One thing we have been using to help us is the two interactive screenplays available online for Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, both feature very specific scene direction and deliberate character interaction that pays off much later into the film, showing the sheer amount of effort put into the films. Both are available at…

Script

Whilst our plot has been near enough set for months, we are slowly moving ahead with the fine details of the script. It’s not easy being funny, so this is taking a little bit longer than we’d like, but it is coming! In the mean time we still know the locations we must secure and…

Initial Meeting

Yesterday, September 30th, the group met to discuss the direction we were going to take and what immediate action we have to take. We have to make a 3 minute proof of concept pilot by the end of November, so this is a great opportunity to try out some of the ideas we’re not sure…