Friday, 25 January 2013

Location Change

After contacting the boxing rings numerous times regarding using their location in our shooting, we were denied access. On Friday 25th January, Kiah and I went to The Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, in hope that we could use their gym facilities as a last resort. We were granted access by the manager, Alan New. We have a slot booked for Wednesday at 12.30, 30th January. We will use the gym facilities they have available, however they do not have a punch bag. We will improvise, and use slow motion shots of Thea punching with boxing gloves, to maintain the theme of boxing. In effect, the drastic location change has worked in our favour, as now, we are able to film Thea using other gym machinery, such as treadmills and cross trainers, as well as weight lifting, to keep in sync with the narrative.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Shot List

To Do List

- Upload storyboards and shot list to blog.
- Contact Alan New regarding location (gym).
- Obtain a camcorder and tripod.
- Begin shooting.

Discussion and Planning

Kiah and I have decided to utilise Nunnery Wood gym instead of an external private gym, as we have been unsuccessful in obtaining filming time in any of the boxing rings we have contacted. Nunnery Wood Sports Complex does not have a punchbag, but Kiah and I have boxing gloves (props) and feel that we can make it work by improvising with these. I will contact Alan New, the head of the gym, in hope that he will allow us to  use the location to film some of our shots. I am likely to go directly to the complex, as it is near college grounds and ask him today at some point.

NEW IDEAS- we could film Thea practicing punching and ducking, then edit the shots to make them slower, fitting with the beat, thus keeping to our aim of creating Synaesthesia in our video.

TIME MANAGEMENT- The weather at the moment is currently very bad, as there is alot of snow and ice, making it difficult for Kiah and I to reach our locations, and making it impractical to shoot our video. We are yet to start filming, but thanks to the shot list we have created, we are going to be able to shoot fast and efficiently, once we obtain a camcorder and tripod. There are several shots we can do on college grounds, as planned, however the snow in the background will tamper with the narrative of our video (it's not supposed to be snowing!), however we shall have to make do, and begin filming ASAP.

The ECU's can be done in college, near Spetchley Woods, as planned, and in order to create the red-lip motif for our video, we will have to shoot all shots with different lyrics at one time, in order to make good use of the limited time we have.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Animatic Feedback

I posted the animatic video onto our facebook page, and are currently awaiting responses.