Our first assignment for MPC 6300 was a short movie. Tell a story in 60-seconds. Use multiple shots and angles. Remember the rule of thirds. Make sure the music fits the story.
It takes Balls
starring Cory “Bubba” Cunningham
This was a way fun project! It was shot on location in the span of about an hour; I spent about an hour in pre-production. It took me about four hours in post production to edit it, add music, and titles. Here are the steps I took:
- Storyboard – I outlined the components I wanted my story to have: 1) setup, 2) closeup, 3) start action, 4) action, 5) resolution, 6) consequences, 7) ending.
- Casting – I spent the majority of my budget hiring the best actor available.
- Brainstorming – In trying to come up with a story, my talent suggested the golf course. The Mr. Bean-inspired story was conceived while driving to the location.
- Multiple shots – I recorded 37 separate scenes with several takes of each scene.
- Editing – I sequenced my movie and then edited, and edited, and edited some more. I cut one scene completely, shortened several, and borrowed from a couple that were out of order to complete the story.
- Music selection – While filming I was imagining some distortion guitar; music was selected from ZeroFree.
- Titles – Titles were selected from existing Final Cut Pro templates.