If I'm ever going to get round to making this short film, then I thought I'd better start and learn a few basics on the art of film making, so I spent an interesting afternoon yesterday at the Broadway Media Centre, on a beginners film making course. Interesting from the start really. I mean who, as an icebreaker, gets people to draw a picture of the tutor, write down a question, then turn the paper into a dart shape and threw it at them? And it only got better.
Setting up a film camera is a really tedious task, for any of those out there that are budding film makers, should know. Our tutor's humour helped us through those tedious moments and then onto filming a few set pieces and finally the editing process. Before we knew it, three hours had passed and I now knew the basics and enough to realise that film making is not for me, I still prefer the more creative side of writing.
Although I haven't got the software they have (Final Cut around £300), I think I picked up enough tips to have a stab at making this short film, just need to arrange with my wonderful friend to film him!
To be continued...