The Team

We are Flatline Films and we are currently in the process of producing our debut film 'Roadside'.

Director - George Gamble

Producer - Roam Hamilton

Cinematographer - Harry Knight

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Prelim Task

Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.
 Match on action - A match on action, a technique used in film editing, is a cut that connects two different views of the same action at the same moment in the movement.
Shot/reverse shot - is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character.
     180 Degree-rule - The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line. The new shot, from the opposite side, is known as areverse angle.

Untitled from Roam Hamilton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Lessons from my Micro-Drama

I learnt in my Micro-Drama that despite producing a storyboard before shooting the Micro-Drama you do not gage an understanding for what you can shoot in areas you are filming within.

When filming this I also developed an understanding for using the equipment and how it allows you to capture shots from very different positions which can benefit your Micro-Drama when you come to edit it.

I also learnt when it comes to editing I didn't have enough shots to play around with which would have made the Micro-Drama better and easier to express what we wanted to within the shot. If I was to do this again I would take more shots from different angles and maybe include something within the story that we didn't intent to, this could make it more exiting or possibly add a twist.

Finally I learnt a lot about the software we use to edit the productions.

RH - Microdrama