Goodfellas Restaurant Scene

In our party scene, we are planning on recreating this technique using a dolly track. It will be a great way to introduce the scene ¬†and will have great comic effect as we will be showing different corners of the party and what the characters are getting u to. It will take a lot of…

Pilot and Treatment

So after lot’s of work we finally managed to get together our Pilot. We hope this gives a good sense of the style of comedy we are attempting to create, as well as translating our own style. For the actual project we will be pushing the comedy a lot harder (a script will help) and…

GoPro Test

Today we received our GoPro rig so have been having lots of fun shooting test footage for it. This footage will be used in the pilot as well, and so far it looks pretty funny. The close up shots look great, and with a room full of people and some music we’re fairly confident we…

Update and Equipment

We have had a fantastic response to our casting call and are in the process of arranging an audition date so we can get back to our applicants. The script is approaching a much more manageable state, though the focus on improvisation means this isn’t an immediate concern. More importantly we want to cast very…

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…

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…