Production log

While thinking about our ancillaries, we all decided we needed to think of a name to help with the design of our ancillaries. After researching a load of words that associated with our idea, for example: death, life, limbo, end, memories, flashback etc etc and came up with a load of one worded names that we thought worked well with our short film.


Main Task: location scouting

When thinking about where we plan to film, we all decided to film our houses and see from their availability and the look of the houses, where we want to film and whats best for our narrative. Trish, filmed within her house and garden, showing where we can film some of our shots. Arnold also filmed some of the areas of his house, to show what it would look like if we were to film within his house. And I filmed the outside area of my house as I feel the area around my house has a very satisfying and new vibe towards it, where we can film some of the outside shots.

Here is the filming we did for our locations:

Ancillary 1 ideas

Ancillary 1 (the short film poster) I have looked at our storyboard and the shots and found the starting shot of the extreme close up on the main characters eye, I want to look more into depth with this idea because the main character with a white background will be a good idea for the genre of our short film. It doesn’t give the narrative away but also leads the audience to look more into the idea.

Main task: research

When looking at short films to help inspire our idea of memories and looking back upon life, I am across a short film that has a similar idea. This short film goes back upon the memories of the character ‘Death’ from the moment he dies. This is similar to our idea of someone being in limbo and looking back on memories.

The short film has the same genre of memories, the narrative isn’t exactly the same but the idea of memories is influenced throughout the short film, leading from his death. With the narrative, the short film doesn’t even introduce the main character until 45 second in, with only 4.31 minutes of footage (excluding after credits). Where as we want to look at the memories coming up to his death. The short film represents about ‘death’ being a person, who lives a life and grows up the way everyone does, but I believe with this short film the audience can take different meanings from individual audience meaning. The narrative/meaning behind this short film can be to what each individual believe, personally there are many meanings behind this story and thats what I want to portray my short film.

I’ve been inspired by ‘the life of death’ to think about more than one meaning behind each of my short films.

Ancillary 1 research

When looking at posters, there are a range of ideas for posters I could go down that have the aspect of Limbo and memories. Because our genre is a mix between Indie and Romance, this allows me to mix between the genres and create my own representation of my short story through my poster.

Here is a few movie posters that I found had the same/similar genres to my short film:

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Production Log

When deciding what memories we were going to use during our short film, we wanted audience feedback so we decided we got together a group of 12 people who are our target audience and let them choose 4 of their favourite memories. This is the out come: thumbnail_img_6883.jpgthumbnail_img_6884.jpgthumbnail_img_6885.jpg

Main Task: Memory ideas

My group and I have decided to look at what memories we wish to portray within our memories part of the short story. We thought as many ideas that people remember from their childhood/teen age, we decided to write them down and record ourselves. WE are going to do a audience feedback to decide on the memories we are going to use.