I was in charge of the whole shoot day which was stressful at times but thankfully I had a clear idea of what I wanted for most of the film. The recce helped me storyboard and plan so when we got there I knew the locations for each outfit - (Pink = field -> wood cove, Purple = wood cove, White = stream -> running up behind the trees)
I wanted to create a filmic look which is more blurred and different colours to a television/documentary style that I am used to filming in. To create this look I knew that I could colour grade in post-production but to create a more blurred look I shot in 24 fps (excluding shots I wanted to slow down which I shot in 50 fps to achieve a higher quality).
With my budget from Grow Wild, I bought a dolly which allows you to take sliding/ tracking shots. It was difficult to use at first because it is quite unsteady on one tripod - if you do use one i would recommend using two tripods to keep it balanced and/or have a person with you to steady the shot. I loved the effect this equipment creates and I would definitely recommend buying one if you want to get your films looking more professional and add to the variety of shots you can achieve.
I have learned a lot from my mistakes on this shoot day and previously so here are a few things I have learnt gives a better film and eases editing -
I am 18 and doing my Gold Arts Award. This blog is about the process of completing the award which includes film making and fashion.