1. Now you have your script and storyboard you get a new
blank piece of paper and put it in the order you have to film it in.
Most of the time you will not film it in the same order. You might have to film the last scene first.....
Here's two examples why this might happen -
Your story starts with someone waking up at night, but you have to wait until it's dark so you film it out of order so you can get lots done.
Your film starts and ends with someone opening the front door it's different days in the story .... you can film them together but change a t-shirt, ticking them off your list.
1. You can use an camera phone, tablet, Go Pro or DSLR camera.
The quality will still be great, and it's not about the fancy gadgets it's about how you capture and tell your story!
2. Make sure there is enough battery charge and enough memory space on the device.
3. You might need a tripod if you are on your own, but we have made a clip to help you there too.
FILMING CAMERA PHONE
FILMING GO PRO
Get creative like Matthew did with what is around
SHOT SIZES &
1. You have your storyboard where you drew roughly what you want to film, but you can change your mind when you actually get to filming it. Say you don't have enough space for the big wide shot you wanted or you need to show what someone is holding for it to make sense.
2. The different shot sizes help pull the audience into the story and help feel like there's lots of action. Staying on one angle can get boring.
3. Changing the angles can add more action and drama.
RECORD GOOD SOUND TOO!
MAKE A TRIPOD
This next stage is split into 2 roles....but in your films you might be both!
1. Before you start recording the director runs through what is happening in the scene, so you don't film it over and over again!
2. Everyone has to listen to the director, they say loudly the instructions.
"Everybody quiet..(pause till all have settled)....record camera.....(pause to give yourself and actor time to press record and get ready)
ACTION! (the actor runs the scene when they stop or make a mistake you say).... CUT"
3. You need to be clear and in control, but also polite and friendly, if you are mean to your actors and crew a fun project becomes hard work and they won't help you again!
4. As director you can watch a clip back and if it's good move on, don't spend time going over it again and again.
1. Really get into your characters head and think about what they want and how you would feel in their situation. A robot might act differently to a human, someone who is nervous of going to the dentist will act different to someone getting ready to go to a party.
2. Be confident, with acting you are able to explore a lot of feelings so don't hold back.
3. But don't overact, you need to stay in shot, if it's a close up you cant move around too much.
4. HAVE FUN and learn laugh at yourself too!!!! Acting is a skill that can explore and be silly one day and serious the next but it's not you, you are playing a character.
5. Imagine your favourite actor is going to watch your film, you could be the next Wonder Woman, James Bond or Spider-Man. They all started out just like you.....