Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Tutorial Four: Video production session
During this session we were asked to make a short film about the letter of our choice. The focus of the session was on planning in the form of story boarding and scripting. Scripting is a guide for what the actors will say and do while the video is rolling. It tells them what expression is needed in a scene, who they are talking to (if anyone) and where to move on set. Scripts are not only for the actors, they are also used for the lighting and special effects technicians aswell. Story boarding is an illustration of the scene that will take place of a set or cartoon. This is where the writers collaborate with illustrators to make a sequence by sequence depiction much like a cartoon book. The advantage of having a script and story board is so that everyone involved is organized and knows where they need to be, when they need to be there and what they have to do once they are there.