New York Film Academy 7th day
Shoot Mise-en Scene
I got up at around 3: this morning. My nerves just woke me up that early. I was the first one to shore the Mise-en Scene in my crew. My crew contains Ike Alford, Chris Robinson, and Thomas Hughes. Late last night the actress who promised to be in my shoot canceled on me because she thought the role I would have had her play wouldn't be good for her career. Poor thing only 5 days into the 4 week NYFA program and already delusional,… But the power of social media kicked in when I tweeted about needing an actress for my Mise-en Scene asap in or near LA. Sandra Bullock sent me a DM straight away! Just kidding i got an even better actress. Jenea also known as Showbizcousin came to my rescue! Also a few other Twitter pals replied.
I first had a totally different story. But a couple of classes made me decide I would absolutely need another story. I rewrote the first idea though for my Continuity film I'll be shooting next weekend. This is what I came up with. A woman (Jenea my life saver) gets home from work. She really needs to go to the bathroom BAD, but it's occupied by her husband (Ike my crew/class mate). So she starts to knocking at the door and hopping around because she really needs to go. Her husband finally comes out really proud of the creation he just flushed. Then he blocks the doorway a couple of times to annoy his wife. She pushes him aside runs in. But in no time runs out again coughing and waving away the smell. Her husband shows the air freshener he took from the bathroom and gives it to her but not without a little struggle. Finally she sprays away the smell and shuts the door,… END SCENE!
Not a great story but this was about how well you tell your story in film. Nobody but my crew knows my story. And the other class mates are the "test audience" who will have to tell Josh if I visualized my story so that an audience can pick up on the story line.
You fall you learn
I messed up a little thug. I forgot my greyscale and clipboard at the beginning of my film. I also didn't put a harmonica thingy in my cam. Somebody said you only use the harmonica thingy when you're outside. We'll see if i really messed up coming thursday when the film gets back from post production and I can start editing it,….
The actress who bailed on me was in my crew mates (Chris) Mise-en Scene in the afternoon. I'm not gonna mention anything about her from this point on though. Working on my crew mates production was still nerve wrecking. And I seem to be the one who is the film camera loader. Everyone wants me to put in their film because i apparently rock that part. I wasn't that good when doing that for my own shoot though. And I don't wanna mess up the other shoots either! His shoot went pretty good but had a lot more happening. So the rehearsals went on a little longer then mine. But it looked great though. Hope his turns out great! We had a little snag though. Just before he wanted to shoot the whole thing on film the fuses blew. And nobody could find the fusebox. But I saved the day by finally finding it.
It was a long though day and sadly I didn't have a chance to celebrate Halloween. But i fell asleep early and had a great nights rest. Which i really needed.