Making Our Action Movie

The Handover

Tasha attack

This was so much fun to film, from trying to perfect Andy’s wheel spin as he drives off to making the incriminating documents with a mug shot of the villain (myself), climbing over the side of the multi storey building, the attack on Tasha, the chase -using the gopro from Tasha’s view as she chased me worked really well, the chase through doors and down stairs as fast as we could, the comedy scene with Richard in the elevator and getting the end scene look convincing where i get knocked out by a door….it was all so much fun!

There is some scenes that we would re-film if we had more time

  •  When Andy gets out of his car on top of the car park he is smiling which he shouldn’t be because he is supposed to be annoyed.
  •  My climb over the wall could of been more ‘graceful’ (note to myself….must spend more time practising climbing walls ha)
  •  We could of done with another angle of my face when i am approaching Tasha at the car.
  •  A more convincing fall on the stairs
  • A better angle of when i get knocked out by the door
  • Also i missed some letterbox effects on some frames when editing

But overall we were very pleased with what we achieved and definitely learnt by our mistakes



The Handover


After being given the brief, our full group had 1 hour before our afternoon lectures where we managed to lay out our basic structure –



Suzanne Ross-Hughes

Tasha Dawson

Andy Noden

Ian Holmes

Richard Burtinshaw


Alex Lopez

4 Hander:

The Hero – Tasha Dawson

The Villain – Suzanne Ross-Hughes

The Dispatcher – Andy Noden

The Helper – Richard Burtinshaw

TITLE: The Handover

CONCEPT: A handover of incriminating information with unplanned intervention


  • Andy makes a phonecall from his car

  • Tasha answers the phonecall from her office desk

  • Andy tells her he’s got what she needs

  • Tasha then makes arrangements for them to meet

  • Sooz is listening to the conversation (i.e from outside the door)

  • Andy drives off once phonecall has ended

  • Tasha & Andy leave

  • Sooz follows discretely

  • Tasha & Rich arrive at Multistorey carpark

  • Andy arrives and hands over the stick

  • Sooz is creeping closer

  • Andy gets in car and drives off, Rich exits via lift

  • Sooz attacks Tasha, there is a scuffle and Sooz gets USB stick

  • Lots of running and chasing down the stairwell

  • Rich exits lift and collides with Sooz who gets knocked out

  • Tasha retrieves the USB and her and Rich run off

PACE: 1st half is slow, 2nd half is fast

COLOUR/TONE: Slightely desaturated

STYLE & FORM: Bourne Identity Vs Vertigo

TECHNOLOGY: Dslrs & Go-pro

-Andy and Ian went and took photos of the locations & got permission for us to use the areas.

-In the evening i extended our story plan –


  • Andy is in his car rings Tasha to tell her he’s managed to get the information she wanted. “Hiya Tasha its Andy, i’ve managed to get the information you wanted but I haven’t got much time, where do you want to meet?”
  • Tasha is in her office with The helper ( Rich ), she answers her phone and arranges to meet with Andy “Hiya Andy! Thats brilliant, meet me on the top floor of the multistorey carpark in 10minutes!”
  • The Villain ( Sooz ) is listening in to their conversation outside the door
  • When the conversation ends, Sooz scarpers
  • Tasha & Rich arrive at the multistorey (Show them getting out of the car and standing by it)
  • Wide shot on top of the multistorey carpark showing Andy arrive, get out of car and walk to Tasha & Rich
  • They greet each other briefly, Andy hands over the USB stick, Tasha “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this, I know how hard it must have been to get it, I owe you one” Andy (looking stressed) “You owe me more than one, I could lose my job for this! Look, just leave me out of this now i’ve gotta go! Andy then gets in his car and drives off.
  • Sooz creeps closer
  • Tasha says thank you to Rich for coming with her and offers him a lift home, he politely refuses and says he needs to go into town and he’ll walk.
  • Rich heads into the lift
  • Tasha fumbles in her bag looking for her car keys
  • Sooz attacks Tasha, throws her against the car, lots of scuffling, “give it to me!! give me the USB” “give you what?? I dont know what you’re talking about” Sooz has Tasha round the neck, Tasha says she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, the fighting intensifies, more scuffling until tasha drops the USB
  • Sooz grabs it and runs followed closely by Tasha
  • Chase moves down the stairwell
  • Shot of Rich in the elevator unaware of whats going on
  • More Chasing (Close ups of feet coming down the steps, hands squeaking down the banisters, bouncing off the walls, jumping etc)
  • Elevator door opens and Rich walks out
  • Sooz collides into him and gets knocked out against wall/floor
  • Tasha catches up, grabs USB stick out of Sooz’s hand, grabs Rich’s arm, tells him to go and they run off.

NOTES: A mixture of Go-pro and dslr views for all the chase scenes

and then made the storyboard, made some props, typed up all our notes from the day and sent them to Ian who then made the powerpoint ready for tomorrow morning.

Wednesday 14th

-Ian created a reccy with all the plans for the day.

-Rich wrote the full script


-Full group filming from 10am-3pm on the 14th, 4 people acting and 3 on cameras.


Thursday 15th

Full group finished filming last scene 9-11am, then sorted through all the footage and spent the day editing. We had problems with the Final Cut programme it was taking 15mins to render each clip we put in so i took the footage home and finished the video & music.