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Filming diary – 22nd onwards October 18, 2011

Filed under: FILMING — ryansmith66 @ 8:14 am

Day 1 – Me and Luis walked into town park  to see if would could link a progressive narrative through our town and finish in the multi-story, when we arrived and scouted the area we soon deiscovered that linking the 2 locations which are more than a mile away and far different composition of features and lighting we soon said that we should just stick to our original idea of the car park. Then going to the car park to scout ideas and filming a few practise shots with our camera so we could identify what shots would work in what enviorment and how i could effectively capture the imagery.

Day 2 –  Today we walked into the car park at 7:00 am hoping to avoid the morning rush of a trading morning so we filmed the roof scenes as it was clear skies whilst the rest of teh day was forcecasted for rain. We then filmed the running sequence when luis runs up 5 floors this was key we did this now as when the car park began to fill people would be occupying this area.

Day 3 – Today we filmed the opening sequence when Luis appears under the bridge and runs towards the multi story, establishing the narrative and where the MVS is heading. This toward 1 whole hour just beacsue of the sheer pedestrain traffic under these 2 bridges where people where commuting.

Day 4 – Rain had hit hard whilst we were on our way to town so we sat in the car park and just planned our next shots because of the health and safety hazards that it imposed on Luis whilst he was running an flipping

Day 5 – (Final Day) – Wedenesday morning equipped with a new HD camera and Craig one of my friends to aid me in expanding a more effective narrative. We decided to refilm everything after previewing the quality on Luis’ iPAD so we set about refilming the entire sequence again but this time will craig pursuing aftr witnessing a meeting betweeen me and Luis. We then decided to film the closing scenes as it looked as it was about to rain so we settled on a fight scene whilst using gymnastic features such as flips etc. We were complete, now just to edit the 112 clips and 4 hours of footage on SONY VEGAS.


Due to the dangerouse conditions with the slippery surface combined with the slick tarmacing of the car park we decided it was far too dangerouse for luis to be running and climbing up rough surfaces such as the walls and pillars. We attempted to perform some of the  more  basic moves in my piece however Luis trippped and injuries himself so we decided rather than wasting the day we would just imagine of the filming  the sequence instead

Also the fact 2 out of the 4 parted multi story car park was under construction we had to run between car parks and dodge construction sites inorder ro film teh intact parts of the car park. This dangerouse as i was runnign whilst filmign constantly lookign down the camera’s lense and having trippped several times i stopped and had to clear debri and pieces of material away from stairs etc. Also many doors were locked and barracaded due to construction so Luis was runnign into door or into corridors with no wall or light fixtures dangling from cieling.

Parked cars are always dangerouse becasue whilst Luis is running motorists dont so on a few occasion i was constantly lookign out for cars and having to shout “CAR” to warn luis so filmign was slow as we had to start on level 1 so every car leaving and entering interupted filming. Also whilst we were running past cars they were pulling out of their bays again anoth danger.


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