Story Board Analysis

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Meaning
This is the beginning shot of my two minute sequence showing a man walking into a room where he is about to have a new career opportunity.

Camera
With the use of a curved track and 18 – 55mm lens the camera will rotate left as the actors walks forward to reveal a man and a women talking at the end of a table.

Lighting

The table needs to be the main focus that is seen in the mid ground. The use of a couple of 650w lights should light the table and nothing else. The reason for this is that I wish to denote the fact that the scene is of mystery and having a blacked out surrounding should but more emphasis on the meeting at the table

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Meaning

I have chosen this shot as it still upholds mystery to our boss at the table as at this point we have still not seen the actors face. The behind the shoulder shot makes it seem that it is his meeting for the character who is taking a seat.

Camera

A camera move coming from the dark of the actor’s back will reveal the new actor who is taking a seat at the table.
18 – 55mm lens to show more distance from the characters to give some sort of space and a starting point for the film.

Lighting

The table should be lit up from the background (character sitting down) and fade out as it gets closer to the fore ground. The use of a 350w lamp will light the actor in the foreground. The reason is to hold the mysterious dark character in the shadows and show the new character in the light.

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Lighting

The suitcase should be framed by the shadows of two 350w lamps to give more suggestion to the objects importance.

Meaning

This should imply more mystery and important to the object.

Camera

Either the use of a slow track toward the case or a jib shot that will follow it to the table will be used:

Option 1 – would give a nice look to the shot and make for a less demanding shot for lighting

Option 2 – would give pace to the shot but will travel across two separate areas (ground & table) making it more demanding on a light set up

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Meaning

The lighting should be strong behind the character; again to give mystery.

Lighting

A 650W lamp pointed over the back of the actor to light the back ground and a 650w and 35w to light the actor and the case.

Camera 

If I chose to go with the continuous shot then the shot will remain seemingly static at this point. If I chose to make this a separate shot then a little bit of movement should compliment what is going on in the shot enough to make it work.

50mm lens from a distance; this is because the 50mm will let more light from the shot and as I am shooting an actor with a dark skin tone this is Ideal.   

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Lighting

This shot should remain the same as a previous shot only there should be an extra bit of light to reflect onto the case (use of a reflector) to give it more emphasis and to use a neon blue glow to light out of the case. Something to keep in mind is not to have too much lighting coming from the case as it will interfere with the lighting set up on the table.

Camera

18 – 55mm lens on a steady cam. This is too keep the distance between the characters and show realism with the camera.

Meaning

The glow from the case should keep my psychedelic theme together.

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Lighting

I want the lighting to fall off the actors face. The use of a 650w or close up 350w to light from right to left and a 350w to light left to right (2/1 ratio)

Camera

50mm lens with possible diopter filters to give an interesting look on framing.

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Lighting

The lighting again should be kept to the same set up as previous shots but with more intensity to the neon glow coming from the case.

Camera

A slow track toward the case should keep some pace and intensity to the shot. 50mm lens to make the shot more personal.

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Meaning

Through lighting and camera movements the idea is to show the contract ‘coming from the darkness’ .

Lighting

The lighting should stick to previous shots;- having lights fill sections of the table to fade out from the front the back of the table. Keeping the dark background the paper should pass from out of the darkness to the lit up foreground.

Camera

The camera should keep on a steady cam to give a sense of realism and intensity. The cut from static to this should give some importance to the contract that is about to be signed. 50mm for a nice lit close up shot.

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Lighting

This shot to me is an interesting one as the whole shot is black apart from the two lit arms coming out from the darkness. My plan is to light the arms of the actors from a stage light high up so that no light will spill into the background. As we don’t see the table the spill from the lights above onto the table will not affect the shot.

Camera

The camera will be placed on a tripod and maybe a focus pull should introduce the shot. Also a 50fps slow mo shot may give the affect that is intended.

Meaning

The affect that is intended is to prolong the actor signing the contract as it shows the characters feelings toward the task. 

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Lighting

I want to cast some sort of shadow on the actors face to bring a more gritty sensation. He is above to sign this contract opening new doors but his state is unsure. I will use a 1/4 ratio to half his face to make it seem as if half of himself is willing where the other half is not.

Camera

A steady cam shot should bring some ‘shake’ to add to the unsure character. 50mm lens.

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Lighting

I want a textured light to spill from the background to the foreground which means I will introduce some self made filters to put over the lights; an effect that I learned through the ‘Vision of Lights’ documentary. The idea is to have a piece of card with ridges cut out to give texture to a straight beam of light.
The droplet will hopefully catch the light to give off a specular highlight.

Camera

50 fps as the shot is a slow motion shot. It will also be shot through a 50mm lens with possible diopter filters.

 

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