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So… we decided to change our location.

Bathroom

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Kitchen

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Dining

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Living

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Bedroom

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We still need to move some stuff around and perhaps dress the place up a little. But other than that, it’s definitely an upgrade for our last. The new location is more spacious and its layout allows us to get more out of the scene in terms of camera angles. However, I have to admit, changing our location at the 11th hour, especially after we’ve figured out camera and lighting positions and choreographed movement, might not be a very good move. Also, due to time constraints, we will not be able to do a pre run of the shoot and that worries me. Nevertheless, I’m going to take a leap of faith and say everything will turn out fine.

The location for the shoot has, at long last, been decided! And with that, we can finally cross location off our list.

We have scheduled a full day shoot somewhere in week 10. The scenes we’re shooting all require a night setting. Hence, sun light is an issue for us. To solve this problem, we would probably just block out the natural light using either cardboard boxes or newspaper or just anything we can lay our hands on. Also, we will definitely have to revamp the location, especially in the bedroom. But other than that, I think the unit layout is great and it fits the criteria spot on. Here are some pictures of our location.

Living Area

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Kitchen

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Dining Area

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Bathroom

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Bedroom

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We’ve been briefed on the assessment task and we’ve been put into groups. Now it’s time to get the show on the road!

We were given time to talk about our assessment towards the end of tute and I think we managed to get a lot done. By the end of tute, we had mutually decided on a story idea, discussed the script, assigned roles, talked about potential locations, explored costumes, and talked through the set design.

Back on the topic of the story idea, our film revolves around Stu a geeky, socially awkward fella who scores a (first) date with his dream girl, Jenny. He anxiously practices pick up lines while waiting for Jenny to arrive. But little does he know, Jenny isn’t the person he thinks she is. On the outside, Jenny is an attractive woman who catches guys attention as she walks into a room. But on the inside, she’s a huge slob that eats like a pig. Our short film basically follows and/or chronicles Stu on his first date.

Next, we talked about the script. We drew inspiration from films that shared a similar storyline. White Chicks, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Bad Teacher were some of the films brought up during our discussion. As for the location, because Stu is still a student and does not have a high paid job, we all agreed that either an apartment or a down market unit would suffice. Subsequently, with regard to set design, we talked about having posters all around Stu’s bedroom, action figures displayed on the table or shelves, etc. Following that, we debated weekly meetings and assigned roles. I volunteered to take on the role of production designer and first AD.

Ultimately, It was easy working with everyone and I think the group discussion went really well. We managed to cover almost every area of our production and by the end of tute, our script was well on it way. This was, no doubt, a productive week.