The issue with a longer repair is that I don’t want anything that’s going to be complicated, either for our star to do or for me to shoot. The longer repairs involve more tools, more close-ups and more angles to get everything in shot. My first priority is for our star to be comfortable. My second priority is for everything to look pretty. Making sure everything is a certain length of time is fairly low on my priority list.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
1) An iPhone 3GS is really awkward to record with for any length of time
2) My personal camcorder makes a really obnoxious sound when the auto-focus is operating
3) My personal camcorder has a stupidly short battery life.
The bts footage will be a challenge. I have a whole new respect for the people who shoot this stuff on a regular basis and make something useful and entertaining out of it. With the structure of a script or anything like that it’s hard to sort. Do I do it chronologically? That seems like the most likely way to organize everything, but I doubt it would be that entertaining.
Monday, 11 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
June 1st, 2012
We’re starting a new project and it feels like I should be documenting this one. Natalie and the Social Media team contacted me about doing a video of Steve doing a repair with a child. They haven’t let me know many details yet so I am not clear about the specifics but the idea is that we have a video with Steve introducing a kid to the world of household repairs as a way to show parents what is or is not appropriate for a child to help with around the house. I have mostly been concerned with researching child labor laws and compiling a thorough release form that is understandable to anyone, not just those who speak film/legalese. There is no way I will be going in to this with a proper script. I think our best bet is going to be casting a kid with natural curiosity who will ask questions and who gets along with Steve. I used this as a template for my release form. Since this project is most similar to a documentary I felt a documentary release form to be the most appropriate, and this one contained a provision for an underage participant.