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Task 1: Illustrate a story – Idea and Pre Production

MY IDEA:
For the assignment I have created the following plot:

Time stood still by Chelsea Burgin

It’s a few days until Valentines Day.
And on Valentines Day, at a local university, there’s to be a dance where couples can spend an evening together. Harold, a young man who’s known for being hard working – yet shy, wants to ask a woman who is on his course – her name is Bella. She is pretty and confident (not a horrible ‘queen bee’)
Harold at first feels nervous but then seeing what time he has left – he bucks up the courage to speak to her.
At lunch Harold is seen waiting for Bella, having a drink of water, in the cafeteria. When Harold looks at his watch, wondering if he’s missed her, Bella walks in to meet her friends. As Harold goes to talk to her, with a rose in hand, he then sees Luke – a young man on a different course – enter the cafeteria with her, and they share a kiss.
Heartbroken Harold goes and sits outside wanting the ground to swallow him up; when he’s tapped on the shoulder.
Looking up he’s greeted by Lucy – a woman who is on the same course as Harold and Bella – who is holding a rose like one he dropped as he left the cafeteria.
She holds the rose out to him to which Harold accepts, though he looks a bit unsure. As they look at each other – their eyes lock, and ‘time stands still’ as they realize maybe something can happen between the two of them.

I have tried to make this idea as simple as possible due to us only having a week to film. It was as I looked up the symbol of the rose – and the words ‘time stood still’ which we’re given to us in the rules as part of the dialogue (should we have chosen to have our, maximum, four lines of dialogue.)
The genre is romance with a hint of slice of life. There are a lot of romance movies, out in the world, where the main character meets the love of their life. The story then unfolds into this beautiful, passionate, perfect romance – which does happen at times.
But I wanted to create a romance that was sweet yet cute.

The CHOSEN idea: Guilt

The general plot to Guilt that it’s about a boyfriend and girlfriend who have an argument.
Then the girl is going away and her boyfriend is trying to catch her before she goes. We follow the boyfriend as he walks around, the airport, trying to find her. The film shoes three versions of his walk, and the three outcomes. So in one version he is late, on one version he’s on time, and then in the final version he is on time – which gives us the happy ending.

Liam has done the plot, which our group has chosen to film. And to contribute towards the film – I have taken the role of writing up to Pre production; and the Devise paperwork.

PRE PRODUCTION:

ROLES:
Liam Hagen – director, cast and editor
Tom Haywood – camera operator and editor
Chelsea Burgin – camera operator, cast and editor

FILM IDEA:
The general plot to Guilt that it’s about a boyfriend and girlfriend who have an argument.
Then the girl is going away and her boyfriend is trying to catch her before she goes. We follow the boyfriend as he walks around, the airport, trying to find her. The film shoes three versions of his walk, and the three outcomes. So in one version he is late, on one version he’s on time, and then in the final version he is on time – which gives us the happy ending.

SCRIPT/SHOOTING SCRIPT:
SCENE ONE/PATH ONE
Opens with the title ‘Guilt’ then FADES OUT to black before FADES IN to the movie. We see the boyfriend walking towards a place where there are three paths – one to his left, another to his right, and one straight ahead.
CUTS to a flash back of him and his girlfriend arguing to which he walks away.
CUTS back to the crossroad and we see the boyfriend go off to the left. The scene FADES OUT to darkness and then FADES IN to a shot where we see a door. The boyfriend comes out of the door and then walks another way, the scene FADES OUT to darkness and then FADES IN as the boyfriend walks into the airport lounge. He looks at his watch, then around him. He’s too late. He throws the rose to the floor before walking off. CUT to a shot of the rose before FADE OUT to darkness.

SCENE TWO/PATH TWO
FADE IN to the scene with the same opening to scene one. But this time the boyfriend goes off to the right. Cuts to a scene of him walking down a road and goes around a car. CUTS to the boyfriend walking through the car park to the lounge. CUTS to the boyfriend walking into the lunge. CUTS to a shot of the girlfriend, who at first looks at her watch then him – as he goes to hand her the rose. She shakes her head saying ‘no’ before walking through the door. Like at the end of SCENE ONE the boyfriend throws the rose to the floor before walking off. CUTS to a shot of the rose before fading to black.

SCENE THREE/PATH THREE
FADES IN to the same opening as one and two – but the boyfriend then takes the path in front of him. CUTS to him walking into the lounge. CUTS to the girlfriend looking at her watch, then she lifts her head as he hands her the rose. She accepts the rose and then smiles at him. FADES to black.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 1st October:

9:30 – 12:00: Each create an idea in class (D9)
12:00 – 1:00: LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00: Discuss ideas and which one we will plan to use. (D9)
3:00 – 4:00: Fill in form to hire equipment (D9)

Thursday 2nd October:

9:30 – 9:45: discuss plan for the day
9:45 – 12:00: Film – Location (College car park, then head to college reception area)
12:00 – 1:00: LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00: Film if need be (College reception area), or start to edit if we have all that we need (D9)
3:00: Discuss if any other filming needs to be done (D9)

Friday 3rd October:

9:30 – 12:00: Edit (D9)
12:00 – 1:00: LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00: Edit (D9)

(All Paperwork needs to be done either outside filing hours – or film has been completed before 3:00 on Friday)

CALL SHEET

Name: Liam Hagen
Role: Director, Cast, Editor
Responsibilities: Has the idea of the plot – therefore tells the cast and crew what to film, and where. Acts the part of ‘boyfriend’ in the film. Also puts the final video together.
Form of contact:
Dates of work: 1st – 3rd October
Required tools/equipment: Camera, sound recorder, lighting, computer
Locations:
D9 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2014, 9:30am start
College car park – 2nd October 2014, 9:45
College reception – 2nd October 2014, AM hours

Name: Chelsea Burgin
Role: Cast, Camera Operator, Editor
Responsibilities: Plays the role of ‘girlfriend’ in the film. Controls the camera and records footage to the orders of the director. Adjusts the lights. Also puts the final video together.
Form of contact:
Dates of work: 1st – 3rd October
Required tools/equipment: Camera, sound recorder, lighting, computer
Locations:
D9 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd October, 9:30am start
College car park – 2nd October 2014, 9:45
College reception – 2nd October 2014, AM hours

Name: Tom Haywood
Role: Camera Operator
Responsibilities: Controls the camera and records footage to the orders of the director. Also puts the final video together. Adjusts the lights.
Dates of work: 1st – 3rd October
Required tools/equipment: Camera, sound recorder, lighting, computer
Locations:
D9 – 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2014, 9:30am start
College car park – 2nd October 2014, 9:45
College reception – 2nd October 2014, AM hours

LOCATIONS:
Brooksby Melton college – Outside in the car park, reception area and lounge area.
Address:
Brooksby Campus
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LE14 2LJ
Number:
01664 850850

RISK ASSESSMENT

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(Below is a written agreement by me stating that whilst using my camera, and in my possession, anything that happens to it will be on my head. And the group cannot be made reliable for any damage)
Thursday 2nd October

Chelsea Burgin
Camera-operator/Editor/Actor
Melton Brooksby Campus
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LE14 2LJ

To Mr Hagen.
I am writing to you to discuss that upon filming the production ‘Guilt’ I will be aware that the following equipment will be under my responsibility to be brought in.
– A Nikon camera (COOLPIX L120)
– A tripod
And that should anything happen to the camera and tripod, whilst in my possession, then the group cannot be held responsible for the damage – Due to me being the owner, and I have willingly lent the equipment to our crew team.
I also agree to bring in the equipment to the filming locations on the agreed dates: THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER and FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER.
Should there be any change to the listed dates, or locations – please give me at least 24 hours notices; so I will be able to arrive promptly to start filming.

Yours sincerely

Chelsea Burgin

DEVISE:

FILM IDEA (By Liam Hagen):
A boyfriend and girlfriend have an argument.
Then the girl is going away and her boyfriend is trying to catch her before she goes. We follow the boyfriend as he walks around, the airport, trying to find her. The film shoes three versions of his walk, and the three outcomes. So in one version he is late, on one version he’s on time, and then in the final version he is on time – which gives us the happy ending.

GENRE:
The genre is romance and slice of life.

STYLE:
The film’s style is similar to German film ‘Run Lola Run’

AUDIENCE:
The audience will be young adults who like a good romance story, and will understand the plot. Although – since the film doesn’t contain violence nor nudity or swearing; the film could be viewed by a bigger range of audience.

INTENDED AIM:
The intended aim of ‘Guilt’ is to present the question ‘what if?’.
When going through life we have moments when we think to ourselves – ‘what would have happened if I was a few seconds quicker, or slower?’. And sometimes I think in those moments we regret something.
It is an interesting idea – when thinking of the possibilities because they are endless. And our target was to get that particular element with in the film.
And we hope that it’ll make other people’s brains tick.

TRAVEL/ACCODATION:
We plan to film at Brooksby Melton College.
And since we attend our University course there; it should be easy for our team to get there.
(Should we encounter any problems each team member must inform the team ASAP; and if there is a way – we’ll find a way to solve the problem.)

COSTS:
Since we’ll be using my (Chelsea Burgin) camera and tripod – we will not need to pay-out a deposit to use one of the college’s camera. However we may need to pay-out to use lights (if we decide to use them)
– Crew costs –
(The cost of the crews pay changes depending on the budget; as well as the client’s decision of pay.) Since we are University students the minimum we could set our Budget is £15; (however it may be that we won’t need to spend that since some of the equipment is being brought in by our own crew) and the maximum £100. This budget would be used to cover the equipment, props and crew.