Sunday, 1 December 2013

A Roadmap of short documentary "Part 2"

“A life in the day of a blind”, was the idea to be implemented. We have started with storyboard and outline all the requirements needed to choreograph this film. There were five primary elements to be accomplished for choreography of this film.

Finding Characters – Indeed it was hard to find a person in society who is blind and agree to be filmed and providing all the information. Our researcher Liucija searched for a blind as she contacted plenty of blind centres, at last she found one. We have also taken permission from Blend Centre RNIB about composing a short film on a blind.
RNIB logo

Equipment – The list of equipment had been made according to the film.

Interview of personality (Blind) – I did interview of the blind person, and asked him following questions before the shooting day to get in deep of his personality and know his daily routin to think about the vision of the film and plan it in a creative way: 

·      How he become blind?
Group meeting with Hasmok ( the blind )  
·      How he spent his day?
·      How he does his stuff?
·      How he reacts with people?
·      What kind of people around him?
·      What he knows about the current life?

Vision – before capture the film, I have watched couple films related to “Blind” Such as:

·      Blindness (2008)
Film cover "Julian Moore"

·      Scent of women (1992)
"Al pacino"  in one of the film scenes
Every moment counts - Cancer Research UK 

Therefore, I have seen these movies before and watched them again to get ideas about Blinds and how can I improve the direction of the film. This gave me opportunity to tackle with disputes related to productions and direction. Although I watched a short advert on youtube which is belong to the Cancer research UK and has inspired me:                                                                                                  

Locations – it is also important to notify the film location properly. We did survey before capturing the movie and analyzed that how location can be fit in camera. Moreover, a meeting with cameraman and director arranged to discuss all tits and bits such as:
Shooting Hasmok (The blind) while walk on the street

   ·      Where he does shave?
   ·      Where he made coffee?
   ·      Where he goes for walk?
   ·      Where he meets with people?
   ·      Where does he spend his free time?  

Shooting the full interview of Hasmok
Narrative – a series of narrative had been recorded. The reasons to record narrative so that it helps to choose particular parts to fit in the film, which will make more realistic in nature. Therefore, open questions asked from blind person, so that he can tell his opinions in detail. Moreover, It also give opportunity to me to choose particular parts of narrative which are relevant to current scenario.

Shooting Film

After creating narrative, we had fixed the date for film shooting. A meeting was arranged with me and cameraman Marius and Natarine the sound person to discuss about the style, length of frame, and sound.
Cameraman captured the whole film as it was discussed and he covers the close ups, covering his belongings, and reality shoots of his daily life.

Shooting Hasmok in his flat while reading

Next day, we went to blind centre where he met with his friend and some blinds that they have issues to share. In order to shoot inside the blind centre we asked for permission from administration. We shoot inside the centre while he was meeting his friends and communicating with them regarding current issues. We have also capture his emotional scenes when he was discussing the matter related to “road cross” with his friend, such as the difficulties he tolerate to cross the road.
Shooting in the RNIB

Analysis and correlation

The complete film had been captured successfully with certain consecration and specification. We arranged the meeting to discuss about narratives and film. Therefore, we analyse the film with respect to narratives. We sliced the film into short scenes and correlate with narrative. Indeed, it was most sensitive part of film because it needs to choose right scene, which also portray the narrative. In correlation of audio and video, it is important to see the video again and again to check that video are related to audio and makes all the parts of the audio connected together.
Editing with Marius and Natarine

The completed film:-


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