Chaotic Creation FMP
Int. scene - description
INSIDE A SMALL WHITE ROOM WITH NEWSPAPER COVERING THE FLOOR AND CLEAR LINING ON THE WALLS AND CELING. THERE IS A WARM FEEL FROM THE LIGHTING PLACED IN THE CORNER. IT IS SMALL AND INCLOSED BUT HAS A LARGE DOOR TO THE RIGHT.
A GROUP OF TEENAGERS ENTER (4-5). THEY ARE ALL WEARING WHITE CLOTHING AND FLAT SHOES, BUT WITH NO JEWELRY OR ACCESSORIES. THEY ARE ALL SMILING AND LOOKING CLEAN. AFTER LAUGHING A HUGGING FOR A WHILE, ONE MORE TEENAGER COMES IN WITH A WATER-GLITTER GUN, FIRING IT AT THE WHOLE GROUP. THEY ALL DUCK AND LAUGH AS THE GLITTER HITS THERE WHITE CLOTHES. SOMEONE IN THE CORNER GRABS A HANDFUL OF POWDER PAINT AND THROWS IT BACK. EVERYONE IS LAUGHING AND THROWING POWDER PAINT AND GLITTER AND EACH OTHER. SOMEONE ELSE COMES IN BOUNCING ON A SPACE HOPPER, SMILING. EVERYONE IS NOW COVERED IN POWDER PAINT AND GLITTER, BUT THEY KEEP FIGHTING. ONE GIRL STREAKS TO BLACK LINES OF PAINT ON HER FACE USING HER FINGERS. THEY ARE DANCING HAPPILY WITH POWDER PAINT AND GLITTER FLOATING AROUND AND ON THEM. THE OPENING OF THE TEENAGERS ENTERING WILL BE IN SLOW MOTION, AS THE MUSIC FADES IN. AFTER THE OTHER TEENAGER FIRES THE GLITTER GUN, THE SPEED GOES BACK TO NORMAL. THE MUSIC IS FAST NOW, EVERYONE IS DANCING TO IT HAPPILY. EVERY MID-SHOT OF SOMEONE HAVING POWDER PAINT THROWN AT THEM IS SLOWED DOWN IN TIME WITH THE SLOWING OF THE MUSIC. WHEN THE MAIN BEAT OF THE MUSIC HAPPENS, EVERYONE THROWS PAINT UP IN THE AIR IN TIME WITH IT. SLOW MOTIONS AND FAST PACING POINTS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE VIDEO, UNTIL THE ENDING WHERE EVERYONE STOPS IN ONE STOP AS THE POWDER PAINT AND GLITTER FLOAT SLOWLY AROUND THEM, WITH CREDITS APPEARING AT THE CORNER OF THE SCREEN, AS THE CAMERA FADES.
Dartmoor Behind the Scenes Video Part 1
UPLOADING my Dartmoor Behind the Scenes video part 1
Editing ‘Behind the Scenes in Dartmoor’
For the resent trip to Dartmoor that our College Media group went to film on, I have edited the behind the scenes video, that was filmed and organised by me, Daisie and Sophie. This was a 5 day trip to Dartmoor, to produce two short films within two groups, our group, producing the teen drama, Bunished. Within 2 days I managed to finish this video, with the funnier sides of the trip, which Daisie is soon to edit the work-based side of behind the scenes. The video is just over 3 minutes long, starring all the drama students that were are actors, as well as us media students :)
The Production of Burnished!
Many of you may not know, but on April 23rd a group of media and drama studnets from City if Bath College, went on a long trip to the moorlands of Dartmoor to create two short films, within two groups; The G man Project, a horror, and Burnished, a teen drama.
Our group worked on the production of Burnished, a teen drama about a small group of friends that take a trip to Dartmoor. The couple in the group, Chole and Natan, are having problems in their relationship, with them argueing constanly, as well as Natan’s secret love for Rachel, another girl in the group. The trip goes from bad to worse, as Chole finds out about Natan and Rachels love for each other, which ends in disaster.
Planning for the film took months of preperation; paperwork, permission slips, and of course the Director writing up the final script. Once we had a small budget (thanks to one of the teachers and Daisie’s Mum!) we just about managed to afford food, transport and other essensuals so that the production was on its way!
Before we left for Dartmoor, we all had the choice of choosing a role which we would fullfill in on the trip, such as, cinemotographer. Everyone had a first and second choice, mine was production assistant, second choice, sound. I ended up doing the roles sound for bunished, behind the scenes, and entertainment with Daisie and Sophie :) In our team, Katy was director, Larry as producer & location manager, Adam as cinemotographer & editor, Daisie as production assistant, me as sound and max as lighting.
Overall I think we worked well in a team, there were disagrements and problems but we managed to solve them together, and make a sucessful film in the end :)
Yay for Dartmoor!
Editing my FMP!
This week I have been planning for my FMP (final major project) such as, booking out the art room TW8 for the huge water/glitter/powder paint fight! Originally I wanted to film the video on Wednesday 23rd May, but due to all the art rooms being booked out for exams, Friday 25th May is the only day I can film. However the room is MUCH bigger than the little photography room I was originally going to use to film. So far I have spent £35 on my major, buying powder paint, water guns, water balloons, bubbles and white T-shirts. I also have glitter at home that I am going to fill the water gun with! So that the room doesn’t get to messy, I am bringing in LOTS of newspaper and large plastic see-through sheets, to cover the room, and protect it from getting messy. I’m getting a lift into college on Friday, so I manage to bring all the equipment in without difficulty, and have booked the room itself from 10.00-4.00 as well as the camera equipment :)
Kelly’s FMP (Final Major Project) Treatment
For my FMP of college, I have decided to create a music video, using a brilliant re-mix of a song from Sound cloud called, ‘Dj Desu - Dance Dance Dance Minimix’ which I already have permission to use the song.
When I was looking for the music, I knew I wanted this song, as it had many low and dubstep sections to it, which is what I wanted to find, as for my video I intend to have many slow-motion clips, as well as fast pacing sections.
The video itself is going to be a powder paint/ glitter fight, using some media people as my actors. I came across this idea when I was messing around with my paints at home, also from Kesha’s music Video, ‘Take it off’, where she has a powder paint fight in an empty swimming pool. I was originally going to use acrylic paint, but realised it would be a lot harder to clean up, so researched, and found powder paint, which is a coloured powder, a lot less messy, and a lot easier to clean up, so I spent £22 on 6 different colours of powder paint.
I thought of the idea of getting a large water gun and filling it up half with water, half with glitter, so it looks even more colourful on camera. I am hoping to have someone on a space hopper come in on the video, to make it seem more fun, with a bouncy mood. I have asked my media friends and everyone is happy to be apart of this video, although I have informed them to wear white or cream clothes, so the colours from the powder paint and glitter stand out more on their clothes, and work better in the room.
For location, I was going to have it based outside, so the mess is less of an issue, but asked around, and couldn’t find a park or field to film in. As I looked online I found all the powder paint videos are outside, and look quite boring with cars and houses in the background, making me want to film my video in a plain white room. Talking to my teacher, she suggested I film in the small photography studio at College, which would work, as long as I covered the room in either wallpaper lining, or newspaper, so the mess doesn’t effect the room.
Even though the location is small, it means I can film a small bunch of students without an annoying background. I filled out a risk assessment to cover the room, and make sure there are no safety issues.
I’m going to blog and post about my FMP as it continues, so I can keep a record of what I doing to compete it, and to promote it.
Wednesday 23rd May – Setting up in the studio, Filming, and cleaning up after
Thursday 24th May- Editing footage
Friday 25th May- Posting completed music video on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Tumblr
Cant wait till its done :)
Short video on Behind the Scenes, in Dartmoor. Group of Media and Drama students make a short teen drama in Dartmoor, April 2012, this is the funny side of what when on behind the scenes. Filmed on a Canon 550D and a Sony Z1.
List of work to be completed
Updated list of things to do by end of college! (Middle of June)
Updated list of work to complete :)