Welcome to the blog of Rasam Production's Rob Shaw (The Producer), charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film "Wrenched", jointly produced with Sam Pollock (The Director) and Asa Newmarch (The Cinematographer). Here is a link to our final cut! There are various short videos and vod/podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions! Remember there are links lists on the side of this blog to make it easier to navigate to useful posts!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

RS - Lessons learned from our Micro Drama

  1. It is essential to have a call sheet with you at all times to know where to film the different parts of the film, who is in the shots and what objects/props are in the shot. 
  2. You can easily think of things to record on the spot and implement them into your final version even though you didn't intend to have them in it.
  3. Have a good idea of what the shot should look like by having a storyboard drawn up and annotated for reference.
  5. Make sure you know how to work the camera properly so you don't accidently damage it in any way.
  6. Be careful when editing and make sure you look back over the final piece over and over to make sure you haven't missed anything, or make sure no one is looking at the camera for no reason!
  7. Have a script ready for the actors to rehearse and perform in front of the camera.
  8. Make sure the audio you have works properly and hasn't got bits missing out. Prepare it the lesson or night before you need it, so you know it works and you can use it.
  9. Use a wide range of shot angles so its not just the same one over and over which can put some people off because it is boring.
  10. Make the credits nice and exciting, not just words on a screen! Make them come on the screen with some style.

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