We’re on track!! We have finalsed all our shooting and we are ecstatic with what we have. We have booked edit suites for the next week and we are planning to have a very clean rough cut by the end of the week. Its a giant aim but we believe we can do it.
One of our interviews with a volunteer at Cubbies – Wol.
I feel like documenting where our group stands at the moment and outline our journey so far…
For the past 4 weeks we have been going to Cubbies (Fitzroy Adventure Playground) and shooting. Looking back at our footage so far it looks quite special. A problem we came across, however, was that we didn’t really have a direction. We were shooting aimlessly which meant we were getting great footage but it didn’t help us what so ever. We seriously needed to find some sort of direction.
A few days a go our entire group got together and we brainstormed potential routes we could take and by the end of our session we finally had some sort of frame work to work with. We found a solid, intriguing character in ROR and other side characters and themes to carry the narrative along. We created a shot list for when we were going to go out and shoot again so we knew exactly what we had to do and so we wouldn’t waste time. Things are looking up!!
And so we did. We went out yesterday to Cubbies (just three of us) and we worked so well and productively that it was potentially our last shoot as we got such good stuff. We went there with a real purpose. We met ROR and took the walk to his place – commission flat 95. It was out first experience in a place like that and it was great to see it and work within it. He let us into his home and introduced us to his mother. We got some great shots of him leaving his home, walking down his corridor and through the streets on his way to Cubbies. We shot out opening sequence which we believe is a great way to introduce Cubbies – through the eyes and through the journey of someone who was brought up by the place. ROR raps and he has an incredible one that we are going to use in our doco and it will also be playing in this opening sequence. A nice touch we thought of was to have ROR put on his headphones and as he does that his rap kicks in as if he was listening to that song at that particular moment.
After getting those shots we felt very good as we were finally able to tick something off our list. Next up we wanted to conduct a couple more interviews with the volunteers. We did so in a nice, quite, colourful corner where we heard some stories about both Cubbies and the lives of these two special people. After that we got some more observational footage and we went over some shots that didn’t quite work out last time around.
After 4 hours of hard yet productive work, we had completed what we set out to do and we finally felt that we were headed in the right direction. We left high spirited but still knowing he have a long way to go in the edit suites. We plan to have a rough cut done by next week which will hopefully display some sort of similarity to our final product. It seems like editing will be a much easier task as we have footage and we have a structure that we all feel comfortable with. Let’s hope we never return for more shooting at Cubbies again!
Until next time…
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Use of others work:
Creative commons is cut and dry. Generally you can use whatever is in creative commons.
Copyright always seems very boring and dry…always seem to zone out!! focus, focus, focus.
Fair dealing: if it is transformed in any way you can use it. Because you are taking it our of the realm for which it was originally designed.
Cant just use fair use for something because it may be too expensive or cant track down the person.
Here is some footage I put together after our first day of shooting. I was using my DSLR, Cannon 550D. This footage was like a test shoot. I want tog o over all these shots and shoot them again making sure everything is perfect. I want to use a tripod and make sure the white balance is ready for the shoot.
This sequence is not necessarily the style we are intending but it is a start. I think it is a beautiful piece that really captures what we are trying to go for.
Take a look…