Back in the room
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 10:05 am
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After  a week of stress I am back on track. This week i had a bit of a reality check about the amount of work i have actually had to do, stress, but i am over that now and i am back with my full attention on the game.

After shoots had to be cancelled, due to snow.. lets hope that doesnt come back.. our schdule has been pushed back a bit – but many thansk to Sylvia and Helen for keeping up to date with that! The schdule we were using had been created, albeit knowing the actors schdules, but then the times for studios had not been avalible (sp?)

I have watched Super 8 and Killing Bono for inspiration and i think everyone should be watching them, but espicially set. It also gives you an idea of the type of lanuage that was used.

The shoots we have done so far – although small – have done well, but its all about pushing forward and getting the big ones done.


Thanks guys, :)

Glue 0_o
Wednesday February 08th 2012, 1:28 am
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Today myself and Joel met up in the library to knock out the new glue-sniffing dream sequence. I bounced ideas off him and he was an excellent scribe. We decided not to write all the camera angles and details until we got the go ahead from the group, learning from experience that if we spend a lot of time on something before doing so, it usually gets changed or scrapped.

We watched clips from Trainspotting for inspiration and I think the ideas we got from that will shine through more when I write the shooting script for the Glue sequence.


Annnnd here it is :] in bullet point form :p

  • Linda sniffs the glue.
  • As she phases out, Linda turns over to find the den empty but one red balloon floating.
  • The balloon floats towards the door.
  • Linda follows the balloon to the door.
  • She opens the door and lots of red balloons float into the room.
  • Linda is engulfed in red balloons and she fights her way through them till we see one red balloon left.
  • As the balloon moves away from the camera we are now in the same girls bathroom as the one earlier in the story.
  • We hear whimpering coming from one of the toilet cubicles.
  • The cubicle door opens.
  • Susan is sat there covered in bruises and blood.
  • Linda looks at Susan completely confused.
  • “Susan?”
  • We see Susan’s eyes open.
  • Susan starts panicking and recoils into the cubicle in fear of Linda.
  • The cubicle door shuts and locks.
  • Linda tries to get into the cubicle but fails.
  • She then goes to the next cubicle and peers over.
  • Mary is sitting on the toilet.
  • She slowly (creepily – with blank eyes) looks up at Linda.
  • She then looks at the door.
  • The door opens and we see Linda standing in front of it. (The Linda who took the glue is still peering over the cubicle wall).
  • Mary gets up and walks towards Linda who backs out.
  • The cubicle door shuts.
  • Linda sits back down in the cubicle.
  • Mary distorted: “She shouldn’t have dragged you into this Susan”
  • Linda slowly opens the cubicle door and walks into the main part of the toilet.
  • We hear crowd chants of “LINDA! LINDA!” as the camera goes around her 360 degrees.
  • Linda smiles and starts savouring the moment, her arms are aloft as if saluting the crowd and enjoying stage presence. She laughs.
  • We see a glare in her eye.
  • Slowly fades to Spike repeating Linda’s name until she comes around.
  • Linda is being soothed by Spike on the mattress in the den.
  • Spike holds Linda “Whoah, we lost you for a bit there, I told Shug not to give you any.”
  • We zoom in slowly on their embrace and then zoom out to Spike on the mattress.
  • Spike moves to reveal Moon on the mattress with him.
  • Linda is suddenly stood at the end of the bed, “What are you doing!!”
  • Moon: “Fuck off! You’re not one of us!!, go back to your girlfriend Susan!”
  • Fade to Susan and Linda walking hand in hand along past the same bench the punks sat on earlier during the time lapse.
  • Linda sees the same red balloon in the distance and they run towards it.
  • It is a fun chase game.
  • The balloon remains the same distance away so Linda cannot get it and its starts appearing in opposite directions. They split up to catch it.
  • Linda turns around to see Susan and Spike sat together on the park bench.
  • Spike and Susan slowly move in towards each other intercutting with shots of a safety pin coming towards a red balloon.
  • The safety pin bursts the balloon just as their lips touch.
  • Quick cut to the Den to see Linda wake up suddenly.
  • She then leans across the mattress to be sick/dry heave.
  • End Scene.


Yesterday due to our producer not being able to return to Lincoln thanks to the icy climate on the roads, Helen (P.A.) and myself met up to redo the shooting schedule as everything had been pushed forward due to weather, and the existing schedule was not detailed enough, without enough consideration for the actor availability etc. So THAT was a fun two hours+ of working through the scenes and thinking through logistics of when, who, with what, wearing what, has she dyed her hair yet, is that enough time to shoot that many scenes, will we have set in time? etc. Head-ache.

But it was very worthwhile.


TOMORROW, editing begins, as Jack and I will meet in the edit suites to get the ball rolling on editing with what we’ve got so far. I think it will be a massive help to make this process gradual, as A) we are going to have a hell lotta footage to work through, and B) the edit suites aren’t fully booked this early on.


Sooo yeah, I’ve been busy. Third year is mega.

So as we come to the end week 3
Sunday February 05th 2012, 7:06 pm
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I cracked on with the costumes, two left to get :) and sort out. So progress has been made, feeling a lot more positive now about that area. I will upload designs soon and photos of current outfits so everyone has a rough idea of what it will look like. Director and myself have also arranged to go and meet people who could possibly help with hair and make up, which will help me as that is where im less confident.

Due to weather conditions we had to halt filming that we had planned this week and look into rescheduling this, Directo Producer and PA are looking into holding a meeting ASAP this week to sort this out.

In terms of my PA role I feel that this is the area that im gettinf snowed under with, especially when it comes to formatting scripts in proper way, however I feel I have definately improved from last term in the way of supporting both producer and director (feel free to comment if disagree, or areas need improvement)

All for now, see you next week :) xx

I feel that we seem to be rolling slowly to a halt as everyone starts to focus on their dissertations and other assignments. We are getting on with things, but it’s at a very leisurely pace…

This week however, we are very nearly there with the script progression, just need to create one new scene – a glue high dream. Which will allow us to be very creative so I don’t want to rush the conception of this scene. I would prefer it if we could gather inspirations and ideas from everyone for this.

Also, we have continued progress on filming as on Tuesday we filmed scenes in the headmasters office, which turned out to be quite funny thanks to our punks. Yes we’ve squeezed in a cheeky wink to camera, breaking the fourth wall – Hustle style. And then on Wednesday we filmed the record shop scene which was so elusive to us last term due to the difficulty of finding (and keeping) a reliable Susan. But thankfully our original Susan has returned to us with renewed commitment.

It would have been a hat-trick week if our exterior shoot this morning had not been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Yes the real winter has arrived which we thought we’d escaped. Snow. Now when a program is set in April, you really can’t get away with snow in the exterior shots can you?

It’s a shame because we were rushing to prepare for this shoot, with Shiv, Helen and Rachel contacting me left right and centre about poster decisions, costume decisions, printing decisions all the night before. (No wonder my dissertation is enjoying little progress!) But at least we got it sorted for when we do decide to shoot.

Thankfully, the street which we want to film on isn’t going anywhere so we’ll just have to post-pone the shoot for a nicer day. Which will be sooner rather than later we hope.



Well, best be off to do stuff with my day.

You stay classy Lincoln.

Week 2 Summary
Friday January 27th 2012, 9:36 pm
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We had a productive studio session on Tuesday also, where we had colour co-ordinated tape markings of the sets where we had made big progress with our set plans and came to a decision which everyone is comfortable with. A lot of progression with the union jack scene with the tests for the lighting, also practise of moving the flats where the green screen fits in, and also! a good amount of practise with the hydraulic bed.

Singers wanted poster was created in an old fashioned 1970’s sex pistols style flyer, which is now going under more development and is now going to be cut up and stuck together to give it a homemade effect.

Another productive day, where Amy and I had stripped the wallpaper off the flats and used up all the paint we had left from last term and gave them undercoats although there is still a lot of preparation which needs to be done for the bedroom sets including buying more posters and also start buying paint and borders ready for Week 3 Wednesday after we have filmed to start on the new set.