Welcome to the blog OliRic Production's Richard Mclachlan, charting the evolution of the opening to the new feature film Acts of Repulsion, jointly produced with Oli Preston, click here to view his youtube account. You'll be able to see the final cut on my youtube channel, click here to view my youtube account, as well as various short videos and podcasts right here on this blog! Enjoy, and please feel free to comment/add suggestions!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

RM - Deconstruction of Microdrama: Elevation

The first shot is a long two shot, medium angle, which includes the main character, the hero of the film, is played by Charlie, and a traditional stereotype newspaper sales man, played by Harry, who acts as the donor and dispatcher. Binary opposite are used in this scene with the hero and donor by the types of clothes they are wearing one is wearing formal casual work clothes were as the newspaper salesman is wearing older fashioned clothes, the binary opposite is rich and poor. The second shot is a long, two shot, and high angle of the hero walking out of his house and buying a newspaper, the magical object, two different shots are used to further more establish where the hero lives.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth shot are all set in the new building of school which signifies the building the hero works in. The third shot is a long, two shot, and high angle, which how the group has positioned the camera it looks like a security camera for the place the characters work. In this shot the hero gives the newspaper to the security guard, played by George, this gives the impact that the role has changed and now the hero is the donor. The fourth shot is a medium shot, medium angle of the hero walking to the lift; the shot used looks like a point of view shot from the security guard. The fifth shot is a long shot, medium angle of the hero standing in the film looking directly at the camera to give the sense of realism as he is waiting for the lift doors to close. The sixth shot is a long shot of the hero meeting another colleague, played by Roam, who then starts talking to him, like if it’s an ordinary day, going to extreme as the walk to the doors positioned to the left of the shot, medium angle

The seventh shot is another establishing shot of where the hero works. It’s starts off as a medium shot but as Charlie walks into the frame and walks closer to work, further away from the camera, it becomes a long shot. The angle used is medium. Shot eight, is the same as shot three, and shot nine, is the same as shot four this signifies that the something is going to happen. Shot ten, is a high angle shot from inside the lift, which again is used to look like a CCTV camera, this shot then includes a narrative enigma of mystery of who walks past the lift, played by Asa, this builds up the tension as the hero says “Who was that?”. This is where the start of disruption to the state of equilibrium starts.

In shot eleven, uses a two shot, high angle of the hero’s colleague dead on the floor, which again adds the narrative enigma of mystery of who killed him and further more adds to the tension, which then pans up to a single shot, medium angle focus on hero’s reaction, the camera then pans to the left following him as him runs to the door looking for help. In this shot a recognition of the disruption to the state of equilibrium was been reached, a fix to the state of equilibrium is never reached, this adds an air of suspence to the drama as the audience wants to know what happens next, who killed the hero’s colleague and who was the mysterious stranger who went past the life. After that the ending credits then come up giving the audience of who directed, edited and starred in the drama.

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