E V E N T - Director's Notes, Part II
Here’s part two of the director’s notes on E V E N T Design Philosophy: With this short experiment I wanted to play around with the convention that “the audience expects to, and must, understand”. The late great Alfred Hitchcock said “never confuse you audience as you will lose them” (not his exact words), which I agree with, but part of ‘Event’s’ philosophy is about looking for...
E V E N T - Director's Notes, Part I
We recently completed and posted our newest short film EVENT. Here the director, David James Coe, explains the background and inspiration for the film. Concept and Inspirations: It’s very difficult to make a short horror film that is credible, especially with the limitations faced when making a ‘lo-to-no Budget’ production, the biggest concern being whether the audio and visual design will be...
The Shoot, Day 2... For Real For Real
After Saturday’s debacle we could be forgiven for waking up on Sunday with some trepidation and anxiety about how our hasty rescheduling would come off. But truth be told we were all still fairly calm, perhaps a certain fatalism about the project had come over us. We had done all we could to get it made and prepared all the reasonable contingencies, the rest was up to the gods and beyond our...
Event - The Shoot, Day 1... Kinda
Our shooting day dawned and we were up and about at 6:30, an un-Godly hour for a Saturday. Nevertheless we were presentable(ish), loaded up with our filmmaking gear and out of the door in King’s Cross at 7:30 on the dot. We stopped at McDonalds on the way to the tube to shovel into our mouths what would be the first of many nutritionally dubious snacks that we would consume over the next...
Event - Pre-Production
We filmed our latest project, ‘Event’, on the 28th August. This is an account of the shoot, but first, some background… Recently we’ve been focused on some writing projects rather than actually filming anything. After the best part of a year away from the camera we were looking for a low-budget, short pre-production, 5-10 minute project to do, something that could be...