We were just given a serious warning. Apparently a 3rd year project went horribly wrong – police were involved etc. Just have to think about what we are doing and the repercussions.
‘Elvis at the Market’ – SOme of the decisions they made are fantastic. COuld have spent a little more time of how to shoot that. Could have framed it and lit it netter. Could have spent some time planning the shots. Should think through all the issues. They had seen the balcony on the first shoot – they know he has had some sort of emotional crisi, needs space, they get him out on this hideous balcony. Jail-like sort of place. Jump-cuts, voice-over. They would have shot stuff, reviewed it, and gone back to shoot more.
Mise en Scene – Design:
Were not going to talk about it in production design – but design, how the graphic elements come together both visual and aural.
Decisions – both macro and micro.
Big(macro) decisions – talking to each other, the location is a big decision. The style of the shooting (conversations, interviews or observational etc.)
Small(micro) decisions – made when we are at shoot.
Lighting – Darkness~Lightness
Framing – more at a micro level.
Look through your viewfinder. It covers all the technical things, white balance, exposure etc. You concentrate and there is nothing in your peripheral vision. Look through it as much as you can.
Tripod – have the camera handheld and move it around until you are happy with the frame. Then bring tripod in.