This is the result of my groups efforts at a shot for shot remake of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.
This project was a lot of fun to make, we were a great team who collaborated well and I think our end product reflects that. There were hiccups of course, our inexperience was a challenge we could only overcome with persistence.
Our biggest issue was our production schedule. If we had a tighter more logical schedule we would have saved a lot of time but as it happened we wasted a lot of time by moving onto different shots before we had finished with one set. We should have also prioritized the scenes with our main stars and been more vocal about our direction for the actors. Having to rush because we’d taken to long with the other scenes really let us down at the end.
This hurried feeling also effected the quality of our filming, as equipment snuck its way into the scene. We made rash decisions that effected the continuity of our shots for times sake. We let dialogue get sloppy.
My role in this production was that of the producer shared with Caitlin Culver and Anthony De Leon. I was able to source the majority of our lighting and special effects equipment, part of the wardrobe, the car and our lead actor and a few extras. Unfortunately not enough that meant I had to play a small role. I think I prefer to be behind the camera.
Overall though, as my first experience on a set I think it was a great one. I’m so thankful to our editors Yeree and Moses who did such a great job, and Tim for directing and doing the sound design.
A remake of Wings of Desire (1987)
A fun exercise leading up to our final assessment, it was interesting to try and recreate a scene without the right setting and props. Something we now have to deal with, also we will have to pay more attention to detail in regards to framing and where to cut the shots. Thanks to Lucy for editing this.
Here’s the sequence which my group is doing our shot for shot remake. Trainspotting! I’m very excited about this task. At first after watching the scene I thought it would be quite challenging, but so far our group has managed to overcome all but one obstacle. We need a Diane.
Our roles at the moment are somewhat undefined as we haven’t started shooting yet and have each brought something to the film. But so far as to my role, I feel like I have become the production manager/ producer.
So far I have been negotiating with our actor, a friend of mine who I went to school with and is currently studying acting. I sourced some lights and a smoke machine which will make Tim’s warehouse apartment seem even more like a club and I will be providing my car (1986 BMW) as a sort of “luxury” cab replacement for a black cab.
Of course being in pre-production there is still so much to do. Most importantly find an actress so we can start filming as soon as possible.
I think possibly our most difficult shots to film will the the cab scene. Where we have Diane leaving the door open, and because of the cab, we are able to see her legs crossed and waiting, which I think is beautiful framing and it will be a shame if we can’t match that. There’s also the fact we have to film a make out scene in a moving car but so far we have managed some creative solutions.
So far on my things to do list is getting together our production bible, getting a kitty together for our shoot to provide our actors with food and bevs and printing out the script.
My edit of week 9’s lighting exercise. Took a while to get done because I asked a friend, James Ellercamp, to write some music for me since I couldn’t find any that I liked.
I got a bit silly too. Naming it Turbo Lights in reference to the recent racing Snail movie. I appreciate my humour.
My group was Meg, Cam, Ryan, and Lucy
My script for 2065
Crude beginnings of a script for my next assessment. New idea which I’m not sure is substantial enough or whether it will work with only 10 lines of dialogue.
Socially awkward teen gets into a really confronting situation on a train after wiping his bloody nose on another man from lack of tissues and of quiet revenge. Only it is not so quiet when he’s caught by another passenger who very publicly outs him.
Recent design task for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
The brief was to use 3 abstract images to represent a chosen word I chose “collaborate” and tried to focus on the principals of unity to create my representation.
Each shape represents a different discipline from FASS, each navigate the path provided by FASS (represented by the brand colour orange). The left and right images come together as a whole in the centre image to create unity.
Here’s a thing I did last semester, since this place is looking a bit sparse.
My sound media 1 final project, sound designed by me.
A sort of nostalgic piece with creepy undertones that was intended to create a disrupted feeling by being in a place that someone else calls home - a place full of memories that you are not always a part of, like only hearing one side of a conversation.
Video : 3 minute wonders, Helen, by Luke Fowler
Audio: excerpts from Before Sunrise/Sunset