Exercise 14: Two people communicating
Having read the script and briefed my actors, I have planned my storyboard based on two old friends who recognise each other across the street. This time I have scaled my storyboard to the 16:9 frame of my camera to illustrate positions in the frame.
|Fade in - Medium shot, Sarah on bench next to road on left of frame.||Medium shot, Dan waiting at bus stop across the road.|
|Medium close up, Sarah looks up and across the street at Dan, flicker of recognition||Extreme close up, (try zooming in from the previous shot) as Sarah tries to remember.|
|Dan looks up and across at Sarah. Medium close up.||Sarah smiles at Dan and remembers him.|
|Long shot of Dan starting to cross the road - fade out.|
Many thanks to Julie and Cavan for their help in putting together this sequence. It happened remarkably quickly and we avoided the rain.
I think I got what was required and as this is my first time using actors, it went quite well. The depiction of communication across a space (the main road) works.
Because of the different levels of traffic noise behind each shot, I recorded a separate sound track once I knew how long the sequence would be, I lowered the volume and added it to the audio track. Please give me your feedback on this sequence.
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