Filming ….. ” The Wishing “

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The night of filming we all met up in Overton Park….had chips in the rain, made sure we had everything we needed for filming because it was a 10 minute walk to the chapel through the woods so we didn’t want to have to return to our cars to get anything.

At first the rain seemed like it would be a hindrance but it actually added to the atmos of the film.

The first issue we came across was walking whilst filming and not getting the camera wet, one person on a camera and the other holding an umbrella. I was one of the ‘actors’ and carried a gopro because the idea of the film was 4 friends looking for a location to film a movie so i was able to get away with carrying the gopro and the footage we got from it could be used for some POV shots.

The second issue was once we were down in the woods there was no light whatsoever, this meant we had to rely solely on our torches, making sure we had them held to illuminate faces that were in shot or in the direction we were walking. The Nikon Dslr was set to ……. ISO

We tried setting the camera up on a tripod to have some wider shots of us approaching the chapel but because of the lack of light and our torches only lighting up a small portion of our faces,  it just wasn’t clear what was going on so we opted for closer angles apart from a scene near the end where we were able to climb up a bank and film Andy from a higher angle approaching the gravestone where we had all disappeared.

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The following day we filmed in the TV studio because we needed a dark room, we mainly wanted to record audio but also got some scared facial shots in the process which we thought would also work well in the film.

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Link to finished film:


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