Last week I told you all a basic concept I had for my short film. As of today, the script is complete! This is the first time I’ve ever written a script and I actually love how I’m able to be so creative. All that’s left to do now is to piece together wardrobe, settings and a shot list.
The shot list is important because It makes the production day run really smooth because I’ll have less to think about. Every shot that needs to be done will be written down right in front of me in the most efficient order possible. I plan on getting all of the walking/interaction shots first, then the last scene, then the first shot. So really I’m shooting the body of the story first, then the end and beginning. The order of the shots doesn’t need to follow the script because I can edit it chronologically in post.
Pretty much all of my free time has been planing this whole thing out but its actually quite fun. I have my friend Karibay as my location manager so her job is to make sure all of the locations were shooting at are planned out and ready to go. We had to find a spot in Central Park where we could make it look like a cave. Matt is going to help with the cover art and maybe some digital visuals. I have my friend Mario playing Jesus and this is his first time acting so this is a learning experience for all of us! There’s other actors involved but I don’t want to give too much away.
I have until May 7th to submit the film because the film Festival is May 15th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. I hope to see you guys there so you can see all of the hard work put in to make this 5 minute short film amazing!