The day of filming arrived and I had my shots in mind, driving up to Pen Y Fan I had my camera with me and was ready to start filming. I knew how to film as I had previously done some filming work before so I was prepared thus far.
Stepping out of the car I completely dismissed my idea of filming everyone getting out of the car to show the start of the journey. Heading to the trail I filmed a few panning shots of the road and static shots of trees etc. Starting the hike I would stop to film occasionally to grab a few seconds of footage here and there. I managed to get a range of different shots and tick off a lot of the shots on my list. Continue reading “Moving Image – Filming and Editing”
I took another trip to London, this time it was raining and so the sun was hidden by the clouds. Still needing a few more portraits I decided to get my camera out and take a few more pictures. It was a clear, bright day so the lighting was perfect.
Continue reading “Street Portraits – Entry 5”
I have conducted in detail a camera script for the shoot, there is a first draft and a completed second draft. This will let me know what shots to get for the film so that I can tick them off as I go along so that I don’t miss anything.
These documents can be downloaded by clicking the links below:
Version 1 camera script:
4a- Camera script
Version 2 camera script:
4a- Camera script 2
I didn’t really do much research into this before going ahead and taking the photos. I already had the kit and the knowledge of how to take photos with a portable flash. The person I used to photograph is my hairdresser, she agreed to be my model and so I went to her shop when she wasn’t too busy.
Firstly I took the photos with natural lighting, being a very sunny day this meant there was a lot of light coming through the windows and illuminating the room.
F/3.5 – ISO 400 – 1/125sec
I then went to take the second lot of photos with flash. I first attached a small softbox to my speedlight but I don’t think I attached it properly and the photo’s came out dark. Instead, I worked with the flashgun as it is and the photos came out clean and clear.
F/6.3 – ISO 100 – 1/60sec
F/6.3 – ISO 100 – 1/80sec
F/4.5 – ISO 100 – 1/125sec
I have written up the relevant documentation that can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
6a- Location Recce Report
6c- Location Risk Assess
This includes a recce of the location and the possible issues there. And a health and safety risk assessment and the things put in place to prevent them.
I have written a pitch for my moving image project. It can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Pen Y Fan pitch
This includes an overview of the project, with an outline of the idea, a basic camera script, list of equipment, crew, lighting, actors etc.
The moving image project idea is a photographic piece influenced by a soundtrack. The film will follow a group of people as they hike up Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, the story is showing their journey to the peak. It will include shots of the view and the nature as well as the group. It is a 2-3 minute long video that is intended for those that have an interest in outdoor activities, aimed more at those over the age of 12 with no preference to male and female. The purpose of the film is to show the beauty of Brecon and the challenge of the hike. It is a documentary style short video, intended to show photographic skills that are transferable to film, it will be edited to music to create a entertainment piece. The soundtrack will be a mellow, calming piece of music; either an instrumental or heavily acoustic song. The moving image project will be solely created by myself; including directing, planning, filming and editing. The production will take approximately one day of filming and one day of editing.